Tuesday 7th November, 2017

18.00-19.00
Pre-conference drinks reception
 

A great chance to get together with your fellow delegates in a relaxed atmosphere before the summit starts. Our drinks reception provides an excellent forum in which to exchange views and contact details with some of the finest minds in the Indian automotive logistics sector. Brings lots of business cards…

 
19.00-21.00
Automotive Logistics India gala dinner
 

Come and dine in style alongside all the top people on the Indian automotive logistics scene!

 

Wednesday 8th November, 2017

08.00-09.00
Registration
 

Join us to collect your badge, enjoy a bite to eat and start the conversation with your fellow delegates.

 
09.00-10.15
SESSION 1: Leaping Forward
 

The automotive industry is one of India’s most vibrant sectors and one of its biggest employers, accounting for around 19m people, either directly or indirectly. It is currently in an interesting evolutionary phase – with rising incomes, more affordable vehicle prices and a buoyant economy all stimulating growing car ownership. Most global OEMs view India as a strategic market for the future, both in terms of domestic vehicle production and as an export market. And as a result, competition in the market is intensifying.

Come and develop a clear understanding of:

  • Where the Indian automotive market is heading
  • How its industry and business models are evolving
  • What the next giant leap forward will be
  • How industry and government are shaping the future

As the Indian automotive sector continues to evolve, this opening session will examine the outlook for the industry, how it is likely to change – and where the next giant leap forward will leave this vibrant market.

Puneet Gupta Associate Director, Vehicle Sales Forecast IHS Markit
Vinodha Jeyanthilal Director, Business Strategy and Planning AP PS&L Ford

Moderator: Christopher Ludwig Editor Automotive Logistics Group

 
10.15-11.00
Networking and tea
 

An excellent opportunity to discuss the opening session with your peers over light refreshments.

 
11.00-12.15
SESSION 2:
 
 
SESSION 2A: In focus – supply chain excellence
Gearing up for the challenge

The challenge for logistics professionals in India is to build inbound supply chains that can manage long-term growth while remaining flexible and responsive enough to handle short-term volatility. Creating a more globally integrated and tailored value chain is the need of the hour – and it is time for India’s automotive manufacturers and tier suppliers to step up to the challenge.

We drill down into the detail of the inbound supply chain to establish:

  • Just what the challenges and long-term vision are
  • How to address future skill gaps
  • The transformations that will help drive greater asset utilisation
  • How and where to adopt and apply best practice
  • The challenges facing tier suppliers

This session will examine the intricacies of supply chain planning and globally integrated value chains, and determine how India’s automotive logistics sector needs to gear up to meet the challenges ahead.

Shailendra Singh Assistant Vice President Maruti Suzuki
Deepak Garg CEO Rivigo

Moderator: Neemish Ladwa Conference Manager Automotive Logistics Group

SESSION 2B: Automotive Logistics Think Tanks
Accelerate, Collaborate, Innovate

Our Think Tanks are a series of practical, interactive discussions providing an invaluable opportunity to talk directly with key industry figures and peers about the issues that matter most to you.

This year, the Think Tanks will revolve around three core themes:

Acceleration: Accelerating the adoption of new ideas, new processes and new strategies
Collaboration: Finding common ground for co-operation between different partners in the supply chain
Innovation: Developing innovative approaches to refining logistics operations and solving problems

These discussions are expected to cover a wide range of topics,focused on Finished Vehicle Logistics including:

  • The pursuit of more multimodal networks
  • Designing a framework for seamless vehicle distribution
  • Vehicle Logistics – Innovation
  • Digital Transformations
12.15-14.00
Networking and lunch
 

An extended networking lunch break giving delegates ample opportunity to rub shoulders with our unique gathering of vehicle makers, tier suppliers, logistics service suppliers, sponsors and exhibitors.

 
14.00-15.15
SESSION 3:
 
 
SESSION 3A: In focus – Finished Vehicle Logistics
Gearing up for the new environment

India’s new tax environment is influencing its entire supply chain. And its automotive sector, like others, needs to adapt and recalibrate in this new environment, in order to benefit from the new simplified, single-market ecosystem. That means revisiting current finished vehicle logistics operations to deliver economies of scale, with re-engineered distribution footprints and remodelled logistics networks.

This session will help delegates develop new approaches to their finished vehicle logistics by determining:

  • What the new distribution models are
  • How to take advantage of more multimodal networks
  • What investment strategies this new environment calls for
  • Where new technology and other innovations can help drive transformation
  • How to make smarter use of the assets at your disposal

Join us as we explore how to gear up for the new environment and identify the vehicle distribution models that will work most successfully in it.

Panchapakesan Venkataraman General manager PCSCM Renault Nissan India
Nidhish Kuchhal GM Outbound Logistics Mahindra & Mahindra

Moderator: Christopher Ludwig Editor Automotive Logistics Group

SESSION 3B: Automotive Logistics Think Tanks
Accelerate, collaborate, innovate

Our Think Tanks are a series of practical, interactive discussions providing an invaluable opportunity to talk directly with key industry figures and peers about the issues that matter most to you.

This year, the Think Tanks will revolve around three core themes:

Acceleration: Accelerating the adoption of new ideas, new processes and new strategies
Collaboration: Finding common ground for co-operation between different partners in the supply chain
Innovation: Developing innovative approaches to refining logistics operations and solving problems

These discussions are expected to cover a wide range of topics, focused on Inbound Supply Chain including:

  • Implementing optimal packaging solutions
  • The aftermarket opportunity
  • Managing growing logistics complexity
  • Building tailored supply chains
  • Rethinking current distribution models
15.15-16.00
Networking and tea
 

Your chance to discuss the key issues of the day so far with fellow delegates over light refreshments.

 
16.00-17.30
SESSION 4: The big debate – realising the full potential
 

The Indian automotive sector is heading in the right direction, with steady growth in both domestic and export markets. It is moving towards the objectives of the latest 10-year Automotive Mission Plan and could soon be one of the major growth drivers for the Indian economy.

A senior panel discusses the key questions that need to be addressed, if the Indian automotive sector is to realise its full potential, including:

  • What do we need to do to emerge as a world-class automotive manufacturing hub?
  • How will a supportive regulatory environment help drive growth – and in what areas is further change required?
  • What are the main challenges the sector faces in meeting increased demand for skilled labour?
  • How can different partners collaborate to improve the efficiency of our current transport and logistics ecosystem?
  • Where are the biggest opportunities in terms of re-engineering supply chains and optimising logistics networks?

Colin MacDonald MD & CEO Renault Nissan India
Amlan Bose VP - In-bound Logistics, Prog. Planning, Export & Customs Ops and TVM, Asia Pacific MP&L Ford
Mohd Shahid Head – Logistics operations Supply Chain Management – Logistics Daimler CV India
Achal Paliwal CEO TMLD
Anand Venkateswaran General Manager Sales Logistics Hyundai

Moderator: Prem Verma TATA Motors

 
17.30
Conference Close
 
 

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