Wednesday 5 December 2012

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. Bring lots of business cards!

Thursday 6 December 2012

08:00 – 09:00
Registration and welcome coffee 

09:00 – 10:15

Session 1
State of the Industry
Academics, government representatives and Infrastructure authorities  will present and answer questions on the state of the Indian automotive industry.
Vinita Kumar, Senior Advisor, The Planning Commission of India
Rajiv Bajaj, Principal, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants

10:15- 11:00
Coffee break

11:00 – 12:15

Vehicle logistics: quality, not cost
It is time for Indian vehicle logistics to find the right balance between price and quality.
Moderator: Ramesh Kumar, Indian Correspondent, Automotive Logistics group
Gur-Prasad Kohli, Managing Director India, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
Piyush Bharatiya, General Manager of GPSC, General Motors India
Nidhish Kuchal, Deputy General Manager – Outbound Logistics, Mahindra and Mahindra
Arun V, Vehicle Logistics Manager, Toyota India

Inbound logistics: driving efficiency
This session will look to understand global trends and best practices and discuss innovative solutions to develop a more efficient and ‘green’ supply chain.
Moderator: Christopher Ludwig, Editor, Automotive Logistics group
Tom Gorman, Chief Executive Officer, Brambles
Prakash Vemali, General Manager – Logistics Management, Mercedes Benz India
A G  Nanda Kumar, Section Head, Production Planning and Control, Hyundai India
Satyendra Sharma, Lecturer, BITS Pilani

12:15- 14:00

14:00 – 15:15

The right equipment and infrastructure
Multi-modal transport is the way forward, and this workshop will discuss the developments, challenges and creative solutions around trucks, road trailers, railcars and the infrastructure that supports them.
Moderator: Jasjit Sethi, Chief Executive Officer, TCI Supply Chain Solutions
Bill Villalon, Vice President Global Automotive Logistics, APL Logistics
Achal Paliwal, Head of Commercial and Logistics, Honda India
Manish Gupta, General Manager – Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles

Managing a global network
India understands the need for supply chain management, not just transportation, but what are the new complexities for Indian suppliers? And how does the rest of the world manage long supply chains?
Moderator: Louis Yiakoumi, Publisher, Automotive Logistics group
Sandeep Sharma, General Manager SCM Automotive, Continental India
Vijaykumar Wagh, Logistics Manager, Brose India

15:15- 16:00
Coffee break

16:00 – 17:30
Session 4

The big debate
The big issues, with the big players.
Moderator: Prem Verma, Chief Executive Officer, TML Distribution
Jatinder Kumar, General Manager of Supply Chain Management, Visteon
Amlan Bose, Vice President of MP&L, Ford Asia Pacific
Anand Venkateswaran, General Manager of Sales Logistics, Hyundai India
Jasjit Sethi, Chief Executive Officer, TCI Supply Chain Solutions

Jitendra Goyal, Deputy General Manager of Production Control and Logistics Division, Toyota India  

17:30- 21:00
Gala dinner

Friday 7 December 2012

08:30 – 09:00
Registration and coffee

09:00 – 10:15
Session 5

The human factor
The future relies on hardware, IT and people. In this session we focus on the people.
Moderator: Christopher Ludwig, Editor, Automotive Logistics group
Mahesh Rajoria, General Manager, Driver Training and Loyalty Program, Maruti Suzuki
Jitendra Goyal, Deputy General Manager of Production Control and Logistics Division, Toyota IndiaSunil Chaturvedi, Chief Executive Officer, Automotive Skills Development Council
Mathieu Renard-Biron, Regional Vice President, Geodis Wilson Asia Pacific

11:00 – 12:15

Logistics around the world
Executives from across the whole supply chain share and discuss  their experiences and knowledge of different markets. What can be learned from elsewhere? What makes India uniquely challenging?
Moderator: Christopher Ludwig, Editor, Automotive Logistics group
Jens Moeller, Senior Vice President Automotive, UTi
Hariharan Sivaprakasam, Director Contract Logistics and Distribution Automotive, UTi
Detlef Kaufhold, Chief General Manager Logistics, Volkswagen India
Phil Shankley, Business Development and Marketing Manager, GEFCO
Service parts logistics
This workshop will take a close look at this important part of the industry and how to manage its unique and complex challenges. Is there a right way to create an efficient aftermarket network?
Moderator: Louis Yiakoumi, Publisher, Automotive Logistics group

Girish Bhobe, Spare Parts Supply Chain, Mahindra and Mahindra
Anirudan Rajagopal, Supply Chain Excellence Manager, Cummins India
12:15 – 14:00

14:00 – 15:00
Session 7
Moving towards supply chain management
India needs to take the next step in logistics and this session will look at how to efficiently manage the flow of materials, procurement, supplier quality and end to end supply chain integration.
Shailesh Harsora, Deputy General Manager – eDCM, Mahindra and Mahindra
Manish Rana, General Manager – Global Supply Chain, General Motors India
Shailesh Kathed, Supply Chain Head – SCM Powertrain Division, Fiat India
Mayank Kaushik, Supply Chain Manager, Maruti Suzuki

15:00 – 15:30
Coffee break

15:30 – 16:30
Session 8
Your opportunity to sit with a select amount of executives and discuss the issues that matter to you most. Don’t miss your chance to be heard by the leading industry figures in an environment conducive to solutions.
Vehicle logistics
Premium freight
Information technology
Human resources
Service parts
Ports and multi-modal

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