Monday 26 September 2005

19:00
Pre – Conference Cocktail Reception  To be held in the luxurious Corner Bar at The Townsend Hotel. Pre-conference drinks reception, not only a great networking opportunity to meet fellow logistics professionals, exchange contacts and promote your business, but also an ideal chance to relax, meet other delegates, speakers and panellists.  

Conference Day 1: Tuesday 27 September 2005  

8:00
Conference registration

9:00
Session 1: The state of the industry  
An overview of the automotive industry, particularly how this will impact on logistics, and how logistics will play an important role in the development of the global automotive industry.  

Jon Langenfeld,
Vice President Senior Research Analyst 
ROBERT W. BAIRD & CO.

Dr C John Langley,
Professor of Supply Chain Management
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Gary Allen, Vice President,
Automotive Solutions
EXEL

10:30
Coffee break

11:00
Session 2: Lean logistics  
'Flexibility' and 'lean' are major goals for carmakers and suppliers. Logistics is adapting to provide the support the industry needs. This session examines the flexibility of operations, ideas and systems to match the complexity in the industry.  

David Alamshah,
Director of Transportation Management
HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTOR COMPANY

Harry Chase,
Manager Material Control
HYUNDAI MMA

Glenn Uminger,
General Manager, Production Control – Logistics
TOYOTA MOTOR MANUFACTURING

Dick Jennings,
Vice President
RYDER

12:30
Lunch

14:00
Session 3: Globalisation  
How are logistics providers reacting to globalisation? Are they fulfilling customer requirements? What are the challenges they face?  

William Cook,
Senior Manager, Worldwide Transportation Design and Procurement
DAIMLERCHRYSLER

Ted Augustine,
Director, Logistics and Product Supply
THE GOODYEAR TYRE AND RUBBER COMPANY

John Lacny,
Director, Global Logistics and Transportation
LEAR

George Wilkinson,
Vice President, Global Logistics
DANA CORPORATION

Michael Wills,
VP and Global Leader, Automotive Competence Centre
PANALPINA

Noel Winger,
Senior Manager, Global Ocean and Air Procurement
RYDER TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

15:30
Coffee break

16:00
Session 4: Information systems  
It is the flow of information that will make the most significant advances in logistics and supply chain management. Different ideas and approaches are examined.  

Grant Belanger,
Executive Director, MP&L,
FORD

Tony Hollis,
IT Manager – RFID Strategy and Execution,
EXEL AMERICAS

Greg Slawson,
VP Automotive Solution,
G-LOG

Gene Tyndall,
CEO SUPPLY CHAIN EXECUTIVE ADVISORS    

18:00 Conference Gala Dinner  
The perfect setting to make acquaintances and form new business relationships. The gala dinner will take place at the exquisite The Townsend Hotel. Renowned for its distinguishedquality, this networking event truly boasts the prestige associated with this event.    

Conference Day 2: Wednesday 28 September  
8:00

Conference Registration     Special Forum
Chaired by William Kerrigan, Director, KGI, LLC

9:00
Session 5: Session A:   Packaging solutions Billions are spent on packaging and racking annually, in the automotive industry. The question of how to turn packaging from being a major expense into being a potential cost saving and efficiency driver will be discussed.  

Wendell Smith,
Sales Director,
LINPAC MATERIALS HANDLING

Robert Weidmaier,
CEO,
CAPS

New North American distribution patterns
How does the establishment of new plants in the US and Mexico affect finished vehicle logistics?  

Bob Barnard,
Dept. Manager, National Import and Domestic Logistics
MERCEDES-BENZ

Jens Tilgner,
Distribution & Logistic Process Leader
VOLKSWAGEN

10:30 Coffee break  
 
11:00
Session 6: Session B:   Service parts logistics How carmakers aim to retain customers through warehousing and distribution initiatives.  

Charlie Hyndman,
General Director, Global Warehousing and Distribution
GM SPO

Bob Edge,
Logistics and Customs Compliance Manager
ZF INDUSTRIES

Stephen Probst,
President
BUSINESS CATALYST, LLC

North American ports Capacities and constraints for an increasing import market.  
Jim Terry,
Senior Manager, Vehicle Logistics
DAIMLERCHRYSLER

Chris Connor,
President
WALLENIUS WILHELMSEN AMERICAS

Gary Long,
Senior Vice President, Corporate Planning and Business Development
DAS

Barry Horowitz,
Manager container Marketing
PORT OF PORTLAND

12:30 Lunch      

14:00
Session 7: Session C:   Supplier's supply chain A specific look at the suppliers and how they manage their supply chains, as they too face the same problems as carmakers, which include cost pressures and globalisation, but are their solutions different to those of the carmakers?  

Barry Emerson,
Director of Supplier Management
ROBERT BOSCH GROUP

David Griffiths,
Senior Logistics Manager
TRW AUTOMOTIVE

3PLs/4PLs in vehicle logistics
What are the economic and qualitative metrics that these companies are providing to OEMs in terms of finished vehicle logistics?  

Chuck Schneider,
Vice President Automotive Logistics Solutions
EMARCADERO SYSTEMS CORPORATION

15:30
Coffee break

16:00
Session 8: Conference round up   Leading automotive executives present a summary of topics highlighted during Autologistics Global 2005, and discuss how any new ideas can be taken forward and acted upon.

17:30
Autologistics Global 2005 Ends 

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