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2012 Programme

Super-quality vehicle making 
Latest strategies for driving technology and improving supplier quality

Tuesday 26th June 2012
 

14:00 – 17:30 Shanghai GM Plant Tour FULLY BOOKED


Opportunity to see Chinese manufacturing in action with this exclusive AMS plant tour. NOT FOR OEM COMPANY DELEGATES

Presenter: Joerg Escher, Director of Manufacturing Engineering, Shanghai GM       
 
Shanghai GM was founded on 12 June 1997, by SAIC Motor and General Motors. It currently has three manufacturing facilities; in Pudong Jinqiao, Yantai Dongyue and Shenyang Beisheng, plus four finished vehicle plants and two powertrain plants. It is one of the leading automotive companies in China. Built around the philosophy of ‘central around customers, following the market’, it currently has three brands – Buick, Chevrolet and Cadillac – and over 20 products, covering premium to economy cars, as well as performance luxury, MPV, SUV, hybrid and electric vehicles.

 

18:00 – 21:00 Networking drinks reception


Wednesday 27th June 2012
 

08:00 – 09:00 Registration opens. Tea & coffee, breakfast snacks
09:00 – 10:30 Welcome and introduction

SESSION 1: Senior executives from domestic and joint venture OEMs discuss their manufacturing strategies

Moderator: Simon Duval Smith, Associate Editor and Chairman

•  Phil Kienle, GM Manufacturing Manager, General Motors
•  Fan Chunmei, Manager, Vehicle Manufacturing Engineering, Chang’an PSA
•  Wang Jinning, General Manager, Passenger Vehicle Manufacturing, Dongfeng Nissan

10:30 – 11:00 Tea & Coffee hosted by
11:00 – 12:30 SESSION 2: Supply strategies for improvement

•  OEM/supplier collaboration
•  Quality management
•  Applying best processes and production technologies

Moderator: Simon Duval Smith, Associate Editor and Chairman

•  Wang Haibin, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Industry Automation Division, Siemens China
•  Wilson Ni, Vice-President, ASIMCO Technologies
•  Wu Fang, Vice-President, Huayu Automotive Systems
•  Carlos Marin, Production Director, W.E.T. Automotive Systems China

12:30 – 14:00 Buffet lunch hosted by
14:00 – 15:30 STREAM 1

  SESSION 3a: Automation and control systems
•   Total factory automation – dream or achievable reality?
•   The latest system management protocols discussed
•   Build-to-order – integrating demand and production 

Moderator: Simon Duval Smith, Associate Editor and Chairman

• Patrick De Schepper, Project Manager Automation, Volvo Car Corporation
•   André Hack, Strategic Industry Manager, SICK Sensor Intelligence
•   Todd Montpas, Automotive and Tire Market Development Manager, Rockwell Automation

STREAM 2

SESSION 3b: Pressing forming and joining
•   Heat treatment and hot stamping technology
•   High-strength steel – coming of age in China?
•   Laser system integration

Moderator: Nick Holt, Editor, AMS magazine
•   Neil McMillan, Stampings Project Manager, Suzhou Chery Jaguar Land Rover
•   Klaus Rothenhagen, Vice-President, AIDA Presses
•   Adrian Ellis, Technical Integration Manager, Profil UK

 15:30 – 16:00 Tea & Coffee hosted by
16:00 – 17:30 STREAM 1

SESSION 4a: Managing manufacturing power – energy and environment
•   Plant energy management and the global eco-structure
•   Manufacturing IT – control systems
•   Asset tracking and materials management

Moderator: Nick Holt, Editor, AMS magazine

•   Raymond Zhang, Automotive Segment Manager,
Schneider Electric
•   Chen Wei, System Application Manager, Siemens China
•   Zheng Shaoyu, Chief Engineer, Manufacturing Engineering, Controls, Conveyors and Robotics , Shanghai GM

•   Shogo Hokushin, Plant Engineering Division, Toyota Motor Technical Center

STREAM 2

SESSION 4b: Paintshop (1)
•   Case study presentation from Haima
•   Projects, process and innovation
•   Facility providers help boost quality

Moderator: Simon Duval Smith, Associate Editor and Chairman
•   Li Peixin, Chief Representative, Durr China
•   Nils Lessmann, Technical Centre Manager, BASF Shanghai Coatings

17:30 – 21:30 Pre-dinner drinks and Gala dinner at the luxurious M1int Club hosted by    

Thursday 28th June 2012
 

 08:30 – 09:00 New registrations. Tea & coffee, breakfast snacks
09:00 – 10:30 STREAM 1

  SESSION 5a: Body in white
• Bodyshop planning – the OEM perspective
• Welding stations – the rise of automation

Moderator: Nick Holt, Editor, AMS magazine

• Han Genyun, Director of Advanced Technical Preparation, Haima (Zhengzhou) Automobile
Jochen Schneegans, Manager of R&D, EDAG
• Thomas Bubel, Senior Manager, Trumpf Laser
• Tao Wang, CEO, KUKA Systems
China and Klaus Konsek, Head of
Sales and Engineering,
KUKA Systems Germany

STREAM 2 SESSION 5b: Material handling and final assembly
•   Robots and conveyors
•   Automated guided vehicles
•   Ergonomics and operator efficiency

Moderator: Simon Duval Smith, Associate Editor and Chairman

• Harry Schneider, Plant Director, Shanghai Volkswagen Nanjing
• Chang Junjie, Director of Logistics, Chongqing Lifan Passenger Vehicle Company
• David Hou, Controls, Conveyors, Robotics and Welding Manager, General Motors

10:30 – 11:00 Tea & Coffee hosted by

11:00 – 12:30 STREAM 1   SESSION 6a: Powertrain – casting, forging and machining


•   Make or buy – outsourcing vs. internal expertise
•   Machining systems – hard turning vs. abrasives
•   Automation – machining centres and transfer lines

Moderator: Nick Holt, Editor, AMS magazine

  Su Hangyi, Engine Department Machining Division Manager, Beijing Hyundai
•   Willi Nef, Head of Sales and Marketing, Tornos
•   Han Hai, President, MAG Special Machine Tool (Changchun)

STREAM 2  SESSION 6b: Paintshop (2)
•   Facility design and construction
•   New materials, paint and powder technologies
•   High quality processes – from start to finish

Moderator: Simon Duval Smith, Associate Editor and Chairman

•   Wei Dawei, Paint Process Manager, Shanghai General Motors
•   Guenter Eberhard, Key Account Manager, Eisenmann
•   Maxwell Zhou, Paint Process Automation Lead Centre Manager, ABB Engineering (Shanghai)

12:30 – 14:00   Buffet lunch hosted by 
 
 14:00 – 16:00 SESSION 7:
Into the future – OEM and Tier supplier executives present their strategies for the future of carmaking in China

Moderator: Simon Duval Smith, Associate Editor and Chairman

• Terry Sapsford, Director of Manufacturing Engineering, Asia Pacific and Africa, Ford
• Worthy Heck, Product Line Director, Brakes, Beijing West Industries
• Chen Jianwei, Vice General Manager, Guangzhou Automobile Group Motor Co., Ltd
• Mathew Ma, Managing Director, China, Federal Mogul

Followed by:
Ask the experts
Your chance to pose questions to carmaker and Tier supplier leaders, and discuss the themes that have emerged during the conference

Speakers from the afternoon are joined by:• Chang Junjie, Director of Logistics, Chongqing Lifan Passenger Vehicle Company
• Wei Dawei, Paint Process Manager, Shanghai General Motors