Wednesday 8th December 2010

18:00 – 21:00

Pre-conference cocktail reception 
A chance to be introduced and get to know the people with whom you will be talking with over the next few days.

Thursday 9th December 2010

08:00 – 09:00

09:00 – 10:30
Session 1
State of the Industry
How is the Indian automotive industry developing? What are the supply chain challenges unique to India? What role will the Indian sector play in the global industry?
Professor Janat Shah, Professor of Production and Operations Management, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Christopher Ludwig, Editor, Automotive Logistics Magazine
V.G Ramakrishnan, Senior Director Transportation and Logistics Practice, Frost and Sullivan
Kalpesh Pathak, Assistant Vice President – Corporate Supply Chain, Fiat India

10:30 – 11:00
Tea break   
11:00 – 12:30
Session 2
Logistics Service Providers
"At some stage every OEM will be using a third party logistics provider"
This prediction seems to be the consensus for India but there are constraints. This session explores a realistic path to achieving this dream.
Prem Verma, Chief Executive Officer, TML Distribution
Umesh Bhanot, Vice President, Adani Logistics
Thomas Blank, Director of Sales and Marketing Asia Pacific, Geodis
Pirojshaw Sarkari, Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Logistics
Robert Bommers, Board Director, BLG Logistics

12:30 – 14:00

14:00 – 15:30
Session 3
Supply Chain Management
"Total supply chain management is the next step for OEMs and LSPs."
Manufacturers want to better control and monitor supply chains downstream, but what tools do they need to realise this in India?
S.K. Krishnan,Vice President of Demand Chain Management, Mahindra and Mahindra, Auto Sector
Sudhir Gupta, Executive Vice President SCM, TATA Autocomp Systems
Jasjit Sethi, Chief Executive Officer, TCI Supply Chain Solutions
Rakesh Singh, Director, Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management Studies
15:30 – 16:00
Tea Break

16:00 – 17:30
Session 4
A realistic analysis of how the infrastructure is developing and how manufacturers and logistics providers are coping with it.
R.S. Kalsi, Executive Officer (SPD, SND and Logistics), Maruti Suzuki India
Bill Villalon, Vice President and Head of Global Automotive Logistics, APL Logistics
Andreas Ginkel,  Director of Logistics, General Motors International Operations 

17:30 – 21:30
Networking dinner
Great networking, great setting, great opportunity 
Directions to the Accord Metropolitan Hotel for Gala Dinner available here.


Friday 10th December 2010

08:30 – 09:00

09:00 – 10:30
Session 5
Supplier’s supply chain
Developing and optimising transport modes
Tier supplies from first to fourth face their own unique logistics challenges. This special workshop seeks ideas and solutions.
Hitesh Thakkar, India Logistics Manager and AP Process Manager, Delphi
Nil Madhab, Deputy General Manager of Supply, Chrysler India
Amlan Bose, General Manager of Material Planning and Logistics, Ford Asia Pacific

What new options are road, rail and short sea transport modes offering for efficient vehicle distribution. This workshop looks at developments.
Kenny Rocker, Assistant Vice President, Union Pacific Railroad
Paul Donaldson, Managing Director, Trans Rak International
Ramesh Kumar, Consulting Editor, Logistics Times India

10:30 – 11:30
Tea break

11:00 – 12:30
Session 6
Building a sustainable vehicle
logistics chain
Packaging is a vital part of any supply chain and this session is an opportunity to highlight world-class solutions available and the need to adopt them further in India.
Roger Corns, Director of Automotive, CHEP India 
Albert Leitermeier, Director of Sales and Marketing Asia Pacific, Schoeller Arca Systems
Arun Modgil,President, Ckdpack

How to overcome the conundrum of introducing new ideas, more sophisticated equipment and planning yet maintaining low cost levels?
Anand Venkateswaran, General Manager Sales Logistics, Hyundai India Motor
Giovanni Ragnes, Commercial Director, Mercurio Group

12:30 – 14:00

14:00 – 15:00
Session 7

An essential opportunity to discuss the strategies and ideas you’ve heard throughout the conference. These small networking groups bring together experts and interested parties in focussed and informal discussion, to connect with partners, customers and suppliers around a specific subject.

Sustainable vehicle logistics
Transport modes
Third party logistics service providers
Supply chain visibility
Human resources
Imports and exports
IT and new software technology
Supplier partnerships

15:30 – 16:00
Tea Break

15:30 – 16:30
Session 8
Automotive Logistics India Question Time
A panel of the most senior automotive logistics executives in India will give a final summary and outlook, and participate in discussions triggered by questions from delegates.
Anand Venkateswaran, General Manager Sales Logistics, Hyundai India Motor 
Andreas Ginkel, Director of Logistics, General Motors International Operations
Amlan Bose, General Manager of Material Planning and Logistics, Ford Asia Pacific

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