Automotive Manufacturing Solutions

Tuesday 11th May 2010

18:00 – 21:00
Pre-conference cocktail reception at the Pool Deck, Renaissance Hotel
Registration also held at the cocktail reception
Wednesday 12th May 2010

08:00 – 09:00

09:00 – 10:30
Session 1: Future Influences on the Finished Vehicle Logistics Industry
Looking at new trends in the automotive industry, and how the logistics sector will tackle them; including a look at green vehicle logistics and the challenges involved with electric vehicles.
Mike Nelson, National Manager – Highway Transportation, Toyota Logistics Services
Greg May, President, Jack Cooper Transport
Evelyn Chiang, VP of Supply Chain and Information Technology, Tesla Motors
Julie Krehbiel, Vice President and General Manager, Union Pacific Railroad

10:30 – 11:15

11:15 – 12:30
WORKSHOP A: Information Technology and Systems
Where is the need for more IT support? What solutions are out there?
Led by Tom Swennes, Vice President, Planning and Administration, ICL Systems
Anthony Clevio, Supervisor, GMNA & Intercontinental Network Management, General Motors

WORKSHOP B: Damage protection and measurement
This was a highly-rated topic and session at our recent Automotive Logistics Global conference. Waste, longer lead times, increased costs, reduced cash flow, and poor customer satisfaction can be caused by vehicles damaged during transportation. What solutions are available?
Led by Dennis Manns, VP, Logistics, American Honda
Steve Clelland, President, WGI

12:30 – 14:00

14:00 – 15:15
Session 3: Used Cars
A session focussing on how used cars are moved – what are the challenges? What are the solutions?
Tom Hetrick, National Manager, Fleet & Remarketing Operations, Hyundai
Dave Carp, Director, Fleet & Remarketing, Kia Motor America
Theo Jelks, General Manager, Adesa
Ralph Fisco, National Remarketing Manager, Toyota Financial Services
Michael Wysocki, CEO, United Road 

15:15 – 16:00

16:00 – 17:30
Session 4: Collaboration and Benchmarking
Collaborating with fellow OEMs and fellow LSPs to measure performance and success
Walter Lowe, Manager Vehicle Logistics North America, Ford Motor Company
Markus Gichert, Department Manager, Vehicle Distribution, Mercedes-Benz USA

17:30 – 21:30
Gala dinner

Thursday 13th May 2010

08:30 – 09:00

09:00 – 10:30
Session 5: Globalization and Global Logistics
The impact of globalization on vehicle distribution to, from and in North America. Are we prepared for the new Asian imports?
Nathan Porter, Manager, GMNA and Intercontinental Vehicle Logistics, General Motors
Jerry Mahoney, Director of Business Development, Region Americas, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
10:30 – 11:15

11:15 – 12:30
WORKSHOP A: Port Operations
Updates on ports and terminals for the automotive industry. We will examine imports and exports, and capacity issues.
Peter Bresnee, Department Manager, National Import & Domestic Logistics, Mercedes-Benz USA
Stan Gabara, Executive Vice-President of Business Development and Logistics – Automotive Division,The Pasha Group
Ron Popham, Asst. VP, Industry & Trade Relations, Port of San Diego
Jim Triplett, Senior VP, AMPORTS

WORKSHOP B: Innovations in Equipment
What are the latest developments in physical assets for the distribution of vehicles? We look at the latest trailer innovations, cars in containers, rail cars, etc
Scott Goodwin, National Manager Vehicle Logistics, Glovis America
Patrick O’Brien, West Coast Sales Manager, Delavan
Robert Farrell, Executive Director, Automobile Carriers Conference12:30 – 14:00

14:00 – 15:30
Session 6: Ask the Carmaker – A Round-Up
We round-up the conference, with a dedicated Q&A session, where we ask the OEMs about the pertinent issues involved in finished vehicle logistics; including effective supply chain management, vehicle logistics planning, etc. 

15:30 – 18:00
ADDITIONAL EVENT (post conference)
'Best of finished vehicle logistics in action' 
Hosted by Union Pacific 
Union Pacific is hosting a workshop at the nearby Port of Wilmington to show and help delegates better understand some of the key areas of land-based vehicle logistics. Union Pacific will be joined by representatives from WWL Vehicle Services Americas and United Road Auto Transport.
Providing overviews and working demonstrations, the subjects covered will include: technology/inventory management; vehicle processing; operations; inspections; the latest in railcar designs; and truck equipment. There will be a reception at the conclusion of the event. 

Buses from conference hotel 15.45 (short journey) 
Groups of six, visiting each of six stations, with brief presentations and Q&A 
Cocktail reception 

Return buses either before (at 17.45) or after (at 18.45) 
Participation is included in the delegate fee. Registration can be selected within your online registration to attend the overall conference.