What will the future automotive supply chain look like?

Many in the industry speak of radical change and disruption that will fundamentally change production, logistics and customer service operations, whether through artificial intelligence, new levels of automation, powertrain and cockpit electrification, and completely new business models for mobility.

But how can the industry prepare?

The Supply Chain Conference, organised by Automotive Logistics and automotiveIT International, is designed to help stakeholders across the supply chain navigate changing technological, process, talent and products.Taking place from 19-21 March in the fast-growing tech, logistical and innovation hub of Atlanta, you’ll join thought-provoking presentations from decision makers at automakers and automotive suppliers. Plus, a series of new and interactive ‘Ideas Lab’ workshops will discuss and provide practical, business-case examples already in operation across supply chain management, production, logistics, IT, distribution and aftersales.

Far from fear and confusion over change, The Supply Chain Conference gathers companies moving excitedly towards opportunities, whether established OEMs, startup electric vehicle producers, suppliers, logistics or IT providers.

Don’t be afraid – embrace the change.

The future of automotive supply chains: Trends, challenges and solutions


COMPLIMENTARY PLACES are also open to vehicle makers and tier suppliers (subject to approval).

EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNTS available for a limited period.


Covering all the core supply chain issues, this events combined programme will through a series of plenary session, breakout, workshops and ideas labs provide a strong focus on the use of technological innovations, with a series of parallel sessions looking specifically at the digital transformation strategies in current and future automotive supply chains.


Talent/Human factor

The changing automotive supply chain depends on the people who develop it, buy it, transport and build it. More than ever, companies require specific strategies to train, educate and retain talent


From cloud-based enterprise systems, industrial IoT to real-time tracking, supply chains are increasingly about capturing, standardising and visualising data via digital tools to optimise planning and operations


Changing products, customer demands and technology are leading to new ecosystems across the supply chain, from disruptive startups to changing suppliers, requiring companies to redefine and enhance how they work and invest with partners and competitors


Whether digital or process-led, algorithm or manually operated, automotive supply chains depend upon constant innovation and creativity to keep pace, maintain cost and stay competitive




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