Automotive Manufacturing Solutions

PANEL SESSIONS: Tuesday 28 September 

Registration opens

9.00 – 10.30
Session One: Keeping the supply chain fluid

Carmakers and suppliers face more challenges than ever in maintaining the robustness of their supply networks. Issues such as homeland security, congestion, labor relations and even the environment all make for an unpredictable and ever-changing world.

Dr E.-H. Krog
Executive Director, Logistics
Audi AG

Mathias Reichhold
VP, Special Projects
Magna International Europe AG

Douglas Zopfi
Director, Parts Operations
Mopar Division of DaimlerChrysler

Greg Slawson
VP Automotive Solutions

10.30 – 11.00
Coffee Break
sponsored by G-LOG 

11.00 – 12.30
Session Two: The role of logistics service providers

Rising expectations and severe cost pressures mean that service providers have to use their scope and scale to create new opportunities for their customers. At the same time, they need a change in mindset from the industry in areas such as collaboration to execute those opportunities.

Gary Allen
North American Distribution Leader

Dr John Langley
TLI Professor of Supply Chain Management
Georgia Institute of Technology

James Moore
VP, Sales
Ryder Integrated Logistics

Glenn Uminger
General Manager, Production Control, Logistics
Toyota Motor Manufacturing N. America

Michael Wills
VP & Global Leader, Automotive Competence Center
Panalpina Inc

Larry Smith
Scheduling/Transportation Manager
Borgwarner Emmissions/Thermal

12.30 – 14.00
sponsored by 
Schneider Logistics 

14.00 – 15.30
Session Three: The impact of globalization

The question is not whether globalization will happen; it is already here. The imperative is for logistics executives to overcome the challenges it has created of extended supply chains, new relationships, localization and trade imbalances

Grant Belanger
Executive Director, MP&L
Ford Motor Company

David Hodgson
VP, Worldwide Supply C/J/D

Caroline Stolze
Industry Sector Manager, Automotive at PM Logistics

15.30 – 16.00
Coffee Break sponsored by

16.00 – 17.30
Session Four: Supplier’s Supply Chain

Logistics is an area of increasing importance to suppliers as they seek inventory cost savings in their own operations and those of their suppliers. But there are serious issues for Tier 1 suppliers in coping with the multiple processes, systems and other requirements, such as packaging, that they are presented with by carmakers.

Victor Giardini
Senior Director, Supply Chain Management, Light Vehicle Systems

David Griffiths
Senior Logistics Manager
TRW Automotive

Tom Jones
Senior VP, Automotive Aerospace and Transportation Management
Ryder Integrated Logistics

17.30 – 18.30
Fine Wine & Cheese sponsored by

18.30 – 20.00
Gala dinner sponsored by

PANEL SESSIONS: Wednesday 29 September

Registration opens

09.30 – 10.30  
Session 5
Stream 1:
Finished vehicle logistics forum

Stream 2:
A) Cost-down through packaging and container management
A morning dedicated to the logistics distribution. Carmakers in North America continue to suffer from railroad service issues out of Mexico, from truck capacity shortages and from port space constraints. Carmakers and transport providers across the modes, including ocean, will explore the challanges and highlight possible solutions.

Robert Barnard
Department Manager, International and Domestic Vehicles Logistics

Jeff Bullard
Director of Operations, Logistics
General Motors

Ricky Coley
Manager, North American Vehicle Logistics
Ford Motor Company
Sometimes neglected, packaging and container management are increasingly seen as a ‘‘goldmine’’ for cost and efficiency savings. This session will explore how carmakers, suppliers and specialist providers are finding ways of unearthing the savings.

Bret Carlson
Director of Engineering Services
Orbis Corp.

Jayson Pankin
New Venture Creation Specialist
Delphi Technologies, Inc.

Steven Tripp
Senior Manager, Materials Handling Engineering
DaimlerChrysler Corporation

Charlie Fischer (chair)
Director Business Development
Modern Engineering

10.30 – 11.00
Coffee Break sponsored by

11.00 – 12.30
Stream 1: cont.
Finished vehicle logistics forum

Stream 2:
Service parts

Paul Carlton
Mitsui O.S.K. Bulk Shipping (USA) Inc.

Christopher Connor
President of the Americas Region
Wallenius Wilhelmsen

Jim Davis
President, CEO

Bill Garrett
Automotive/Industrial Business Development
UPS Supply Chain Solutions

William Kerrigan

Gregory Smith
Executive Director, Distribution & Logistics
Volkswagen of America

Thomas Swennes
VP, Sales & Marketing
ICL Systems, Inc.

Jim Terry
Senior Manager, Vehicle Logistics

Carmakers are dropping the barriers inside and outside of their companies to open up new opportunities in aftermarket logistics. Inside, OEMs are increasingly looking at how inbound networks can be combined for both service parts and production parts. Outside, they drive to bring their networks together for mutual savings in optimized flows.

Ron Huston
Distribution Operations Manager, Aftermarket Operations
Visteon Corporation

Tony Minyon
National Logistics Manager
Toyota Motor Sales, USA

Frederiek Toney
Director, Global Parts Supply & Logistics
Ford Customer Service Division

David Vieira
Senior VP, Automotive for Customer Development

Ronald West
General Director, Global Operations
General Motors Service & Parts Operations

12.30 – 14.00

14.00 – 15.30
Session 6: Technology

Visibility and execution systems are at the heart of the automotive industry's drive to create new value from optimizing networks and generating lower costs

Debbie Hall
VP, Logistics Solutions
TNT Logistics North America

Michael Silvio
Director, Supply Chain Management
Cooper-Standard Automotive

Krish Srinivasan
Senior Manager, Strategic Services Division
Caterpillar Logistics Services

Michael Trist
Vice President, Business Development, Automotive
Combinenet, Inc.

James Tucker
Manager, Physical Logistics

15.30 – 16.00
Coffee Break sponsored by

16.00 – 17.30
Session 7: Shipper round-table

Special session to close the conference, bringing together top executives from carmakers and suppliers to develop some of the major emerging themes and answer delegate's questions.

Close of Conference