Automotive Manufacturing Solutions

AMS Conferences

AMS Global 2005 Programme

Day 1 – 12 October 2005

7.30

 

Registration and Coffee

 

8.30 SESSION 1: AUTOMATION AND SAFETY

 
Guarding people and profit:

  • Balancing labour cost with increased automation
  • Wireless and other production control systems
  • Safety BUS systems and connectivity
  • Jim Caie, Director CCRW Plant Floor, Common & Advanced Systems, CCRW, General Motors
  • Michael Stamper, Manager, Advance Process Group, OSH, DaimlerChrysler
  • Thomas Pilz, CEO, Pilz USA
  • Sundar Balu, Director, Industry Marketing-Automotive, Woodhead Industries
  • Claude Dinsmoor, General Manager Product Development,Fanuc Robotics Inc North America

 

10.30

 

Coffee break

 

11.00 SESSION 2: POWERTRAIN AND MACHINING

 
New technologies mean greater challenges for OEM and supplier alike:

  • Casting and CGI technologies
  • Machining and automation in motor and transmission production
  • Specialised powertrain materials – powder metallurgy and specialised steels
  • Brian Harlow, Director of Powertrain Advance Manufacturing Engineering, Daimler Chrysler
  • Ed Northern, Director, Global Manufacturing, Energy & Chassis Division, Delphi Automotive Systems
  • Willi Nef, Vice President and Head of the Business Unit – Multispindle, Tornos
  • Nancy Berg, Executive Director and General Manager, Society of Manufacturing Engineers

 

12.30

 

Lunch break

 

14.00 SESSION 3: BODY-IN-WHITE

 
The rise of outsourcing in structures and panels:

  • Tool and die – spark erosion and smart steels
  • Pressing and stamping, tailored blanks and high-strength steels
  • New materials – lightweighting with new materials
  • Rama Koganti, Body Engineering Technical Expert, Ford Motor Company
  • Jayson Pankin, New Venture Creation Specialist, Delphi Technologies
  • Tim Morris, Technical Sales Manager, TRUMPF Laser Technology Center
  • Vallury Prabhakar, CEO/General Manager, AutoForm Engineering, USA

 

15.30

 

Coffee break

 

16.00 SESSION 4: DIGITAL MANUFACTURING

 
Visualising the future of vehicles and plants:

  • The virtual automobile – optimising structures for crashability and profit
  • Factory and process design – from whole plant layouts to individual cells
  • The logistics aspect – getting materials and components in efficiently, and products out profitably
  • Janice Goral, Manager, Virtual Manufacturing Engineering, Ford Motor Company
  • Jack Hu, PhD, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
  • Sadler Love, Senior Scientist/Team Leader,Milliken Research Corporation

 

17.30

 

Drinks reception

 

18.00 Gala dinner

 
  • Ron Harbour, President, Harbour Consulting

 

 

Day 2 – 13 October 2005

 

7.30

 

Registration and coffee

 

8.30 SESSION 5: ASSEMBLY AND THE MAN-MACHINE INTERFACE

 
The rise of assembly automation

  • Assembly outsourcing – fine-tuning the supply chain
  • Conveyors and robotics
  • Dr Doug Hawksworth, Senior Scientist, Materials & Joining Technology, Dana Corporation
  • Wim Van Acker, Managing Partner of North American Operations,Roland Berger
  • Keith Cooley, Chief Operating Officer, Focus:HOPE
  • Scott Chakmak, Director, Strategic Accounts Powertrain,Schneider Electric

 

10.30

 

Coffee break

 

11.00 SESSION 6: LEAN MANUFACTURING, INTEGRATION AND PROCESS DESIGN

 
From architects to specifiers

  • The role of the integrator – the 'off-the-peg' plant or line
  • Digital visualisation and production planning
  • Finding the right location – brownfield and beyond
  • Ken Kreafle, General Manager of Production Engineering, Toyota Motor Manufacturing USA
  • Wolf-Dietrich Schulz, Vice President Manufacturing, Magna Steyr
  • Martin Stuckhardt, President, IPF America
  • Michael Ryan, Senior Vice President, Ghafari Associates

 

12.30

 

Lunch beak

 

14.00 SESSION 7: MEASUREMENT, TESTING AND QUALITY

 
How equipment providers can empower suppliers to meet OEMs' demands:

  • Laser measuring systems
  • CMMs and 'hard' measuring
  • Virtual quality – perfecting the process on screen
  • Off- and on-the-line testing – making the fix in good time
  • Mary Ellen Rosenberger, Manager, Paint Strategy – Paint Engineering, Ford Motor Company
  • Dwight Carlson, Chairman and CEO, Micron Manufacturing Initiative/b>
  • Tim Cronyn, Director of Business Development, Hexagon Metrology
  • Kevin Santilli, Strategic Development Manager, Carl Zeiss

 

15.30

 

Coffee break