2014 Programme

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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Golf Day- Lakes of Taylor Golf Club 
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The Golf Day, brought to you by Jack Cooper, took place on Tuesday, September 16th. Attendees relaxed at the beautiful outdoor surroundings of the Lakes of Taylor golf course.
18:00 – 21:00
Pre-conference drinks reception
A great chance to get together with fellow delegates, in a relaxed atmosphere, before the formal conference days.
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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

08:00 – 09:00
Registration and welcome coffee
09:00 – 10:15
SESSION 1: Why logistics is important for the automotive industry
Factors that highlight the role and value of logistics

Nigel Francis, Senior Vice President, Automotive Industry Office, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Kevin Roberts, Senior Analyst, PwC Autofacts, PwC

Ben Shain, Director, Logistics, Nissan North America

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10:15- 11:00
Coffee break
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11:00 – 12:15
SESSION 2A: It’s not what you move, it’s the way that you move it   
Keeping the metal moving, whatever the weather or the mode

Brian Mason, National Manager, Strategic Planning and Communications,  Toyota

Nathan Lawson, Manager- Vehicle Purchasing and Systems, General Motors
Dave Fleenor, Assistant Vice President Automotive, BNSF
Alex Meza, Chief Commercial Officer ,Jack Cooper Holding Corp

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11:00 – 12:15
SESSION 2B: Keeping the world supplied
How can you ensure JIT supply globally?

Moderator: Mark Ellis, Director- Automotive Vertical Market, Geodis Wilson
Glenn Donell, Purchasing Director, Transportation, Tool and Equipment, Faurecia

Chen Gang, VP, Beijing Changjiu Logistics
Oliver Reisch, COO, flexis AG
Scott Morson, Regional General Manager, Royale International Group


12:15- 14:00
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14:00 – 15:15
SESSION 3A External factors                                                                
Regulations, human resources, and the next generation.

Moderator: Bill Kerrigan, Finished Vehicle Logistics, AIAG
Erik Nyheim, Chief Commercial Officer, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
Bob Farrell, Executive Director, Automobile Carriers Conference- American Trucking Associations

Evan Matthews, Port Director, Port of Davisville

Linda Brandl, VP Automotive, Union Pacific Railroad

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14:00 – 15:15
With suppliers taking on more and more responsibility with less resources to hand, the LSPs need to step up and help

Moderator: Bruce Arlinghaus, Consultant, Eurbeacon

Dana McBrien, Associate Chief Advisor- North America Logistics, Honda of America
Tamara Histand, EVP- Global Automotive, Ceva Logistics

David Noone, VP Customer Development, Transfreight

14:00 – 15:15

SESSION 3C Changing packaging requirements
Packaging as a part of global supply chains

Moderator: Michael Silvio, Director of Supply Chain Management, Cooper Standard
Renee Wawrzynski, Director North American Containerization, General Motors
Dan Hettel, Chief Engineer, Global Material Flow and Packaging Engineering, Ford
Colin Howard, Sales Director- RPS West, Goodpack   

William Wappler, President, Surgere                       


15:15- 16:00
Coffee break
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16:00 – 17:30
Session 4 Inspiration from non-automotive
Automotive likes to think it is at the cutting edge of logistics but is it? What can we learn from other industries?

Bill Storves, Manager, Supply Chain Management and Plant Materials Management, Ford Motor Company

Joshua Bloomfield, General Manager, International Inbound Transportation and Trade Compliance, Caterpillar Integrated Logistics Services
Kevin Wade, Senior Staff Administrator, North America Transport, Honda
Bjoern  Klippel, Managing Founder, TIM Consult GmbH

Bradley Jacobs, Chairman and CEO, XPO Logistics

Kathleen McCann, President, United Road

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18:30- 21:30
Gala dinner- Henry Ford Museum
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This year’s Gala dinner, brought to you by Ryder, was hosted from 18.30 – 21.30 on Wednesday, 17th September at the elegant and inspirational Henry Ford Museum, where attendees were able to stroll around at and look at the artefacts in one of the most distinctive and photogenic settings imaginable.
21:30 – 00:00
After Glow Party
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The After Glow Party, hosted by Surgere, was held in a private room at the Tap Bar, MGM Grand Detroit, from 21.30 – midnight on Wednesday, 17th September. Delegetas relaxed after dinner with a few drinks, while listening to Detroit’s famous KGB band playing classic Motown.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

08:30 – 09:00
Registration and coffee
09:00 – 10:15
SESSION 5: The Mexican Wave
Now it is happening. Has it played out as predicted? How have the plants developed? What is the progress with inbound and outbound logistics in and out of Mexico?

Miguel Márquez, Governor, State of Guanajuato, Mexico

Jesse Hereford, Chairman of the Transportation Committee, Border Trade Alliance

Al Zapanta, Binational CEO, US Mexico Chamber of Commerce
Jeffrey LeClair, Global Logistics Development Manager, Global Network Operations, Caterpillar Logistics Services

Brian Bowers, VP Logistics  Services, Roche International

Scott Grady, Senior VP, Landstar

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10:15- 11:00
Coffee break
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11:00 – 12:15
SESSION 6A Mexico                                                                                              
With new Mexican plants now online. What lessons have been learned?

Matthew McCoy, Operations Manager, General Motors
Alberto Sanchez, Automotive Assistant VP, Ferromex
Ben Buben, Executive Director of Operations of Business Development, Pasha Automotive Services

11:00 – 12:15
The challenges of supplying Mexican plants.

Bob Peterson, Senior Marketing Manager, Orbis Corporation
Mike Parker, President, UPDS
Jeff Bullard, SVP of Operations for the Central Region, Penske Logistics

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11:00 – 12:15

SESSION 6C Special Aftersales and Service Parts- Forum 1

The factors that will change and influence the service parts world.

                        Thornton Oxnard, National Manager Logistics Planning, Toyota
                        Nick Beard, Corporate Account Industry Director- Automotive, TNT

12:15- 14:00
Lunch Sponsored by
14:00 – 15:00
SESSION 7A Innovation                                                                                            
There is a perception that vehicle logistics is not innovative enough. We disagree.

Glenn Clift, President & CEO, Glovis
Bill Pawluk, CEO ,CTM Worldwide
Kirk Williams, CEO and President, Proficient Auto Transport
Hartmut Huabrich, Director Finished Vehicle Logistics, Inform

14:00 – 15:00
SESSION 7B Suppliers Crossfire

A senior panel of tier suppliers and service providers discuss the future of supply base logistics

Moderator: Christopher Ludwig, Editor, Automotive Logistics group

Michael Silvio, Director of Supply Chain Management, Cooper Standard

Thomas Isaacs, Strategic Logistics North America, Grupo Antolin North America

Elliot Swiss, Director- Inbound Logistics, General Motors

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14:00 – 15:00

SESSION 7C Special Aftersales and Service Parts Forum- Supply Chain
Providing the logistics services that will support this important customer facing sector.

                        Tom Kroswek, Senior Director, Supply Chain Excellence, Ryder Supply Chain Solutions
                        Aleks Kobylecki, Manager – MP&L NA Material Logistics, International Operations & FCSD PS&L Transportation, Ford  

15:00- 15:30
Coffee break
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15:30 – 16:30
20/20 Vision
A senior level panel discusses the future of automotive logistics and supply chain

Grant Belanger, Executive Director of M,P & L/ P,S & L, Ford
Dana McBrien, Associate Chief Advisor- North America Logistics, Honda of America
William Cook, Worldwide Logistics and Customs, Chrysler group

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