Tuesday 25 September, 2007
Pre-Conference Cocktail Reception at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel
One of the many great networking opportunities to meet fellow logistics professionals and exchange business contacts in a relaxed setting.
Wednesday 26 September, 2007
The Presidential Ballroom
Session 1 – State of the industry
This session examines the financial side of the business, and how standards in automotive logistics compares to those in other industries. Delegates will also hear how the automotive and logistics industries are likely to develop in the future.
1100 Session 2 – The Logistics CEO forum
A very popular session of the Automotive Logistics conferences. Delegates will hear about developments in the logistics industry from the executives' perspective.
1400 Session 3 – New markets
What impact do new markets have on the supply chain? Has the approach changed? Concerns about total landed costs mean it is no longer a given that companies will source from China. We discuss the lessons learned about supplying to, and sourcing from, these emerging markets.
1530 Coffee break
1600 Session 4 – Supply Chain Management
SCM was the poor cousin of transportation, freight movement and logistics. With the rise in globalisation and increasingly complex supply chains however, managing and controlling the supply chain has become a priority. What supply chain strategies are being implemented by the automotive?
1745 Pre-dinner drinks reception
Enjoy fresh cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere. This is the perfect opening for the gala dinner.
1830 Automotive Logistics Magazine 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner Plaza Ballroom
This prestigious event is the ideal networking opportunity.
Meet fellow delegates and existing or potential customers in a non-pressured environment. This is the perfect way to form those all-important long-term business relationships.
Thursday 27 September, 2007
The Presidential Ballroom
0830 Registration: Day 2 (Foyer)
0900 Session 5a – Packaging
The importance of packaging and container management is often underestimated in the automotive industry. Panellists discuss strategies to improve processes and avoid future problems in emerging markets.
Moderator: Brad Scroggin, Group Director, Supply Chain Solutions, Ryder System
Wendell Smith, VP International, Orbis Corporation
Jennifer Schleicher, Specialist, PC Logistics, Toyota
Harry Chase, Director, Materials, Amanda Division, Whirlpool
Arun Modgil, President, CKDPack
0900 Session 5b – Port terminal operation
How do we improve throughput? We know the problems, what are the solutions?
1030 Coffee break
1100 Session 6a – Developing global logistics strategies for suppliers
To remain competitive, automotive suppliers have to follow their customers to locations around the world. What are the challenges of doing this? Leading suppliers will share the strategies they implement in a global market.
1100 Session 6b – Finished vehicle supply chain
How do we improve coordination and reduce lead times from plant to dealer?
1400 Session 7a – Global visibility: no longer a myth
Everybody wants visibility. Does really exist? The panel will discuss new trends and best practices used to address this critical issue.
1400 Session 7b – Future strategies
Prominent issues are discussed
Session 8 – Collaboration
Was collaboration merely an idea or has the industry actually started collaborating? Top executives reveal whether their companies have collaborated with others to bring logistics costs down.