Automotive Manufacturing Solutions
Wednesday June 5th 2013
08:30 (TBC)
Golf Day
Make sure you register for the golf day which will take place on June 5. 
The tournament will commence at 8:30am with a shotgun start (time to be confirmed).

18:00 – 21:00
Pre-conference drinks reception
A great chance to get together with fellow delegates, in a relaxed atmosphere, before the formal conference days. Bring lots of business cards!

Thursday June 6th 2013
08:00 – 09:00
Registration and welcome coffee 
09:00 – 10:15
Session 1
The need for change
Where we are, what’s changing and why?
Mike Riggs, Chairman, Jack Cooper Holdings
Tom Kroswek, Director of Logistics, Ryder Systems
Bill Kerrigan, Director, KGI LLC

10:15- 11:00
Coffee break

11:00 – 12:15
Global networks

The import/export trade lanes are changing. What impact does this have on vehicle logistics to, from, and in North America?

Brian Mason, Nationa Manager- Strategic Planning and Communications, Toyota Logistics Services

John Marion, Vehicle Logistics Manager, BMW 

Karen Yukawa, Assistant Manager, Sales Operations and Logistics Export Sales Division, American Hondas

Is it there yet?

Efficient and accurate proof of delivery is essential for accounts as well as inventory management. So why isn’t it electronic yet? 

Moderator- Jim Zamjahn, Program Development Manager, AIAG

Greg May, President and CEO, Car Delivery Network

Justin Newell, Manager- Vehicle Logistics and Port Operations, Porsche

Stuart Kessler, Manager- Port Operation, Volkswagen


Bradley Childs, VP- Sales and Operations, Proficient Auto Transport

12:15- 14:00
14:00 – 15:15

Carrying the load

What are the latest technological developments in car-carrying equipment? What will a car-carrier look like in 10 years time?

Kenny Hulshof, Shareholder, Polsinelli Shugart

Wade Long, Director of Product Marketing, Volvo Trucks North America

Innovation and implementation

It is now generally agreed that there is innovation and that there are new solutions available, but take up and implementation has been slow. Why and what can be done to speed up the process? 

John Jansen, President & Executive VP of Client Relations and Business Development, Allied Systems (Canada) Company

Scott Naz, Owner, Metrogistics

Glenn Clift, President & CEO, Glovis

15:15- 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 – 17:15
Session 4
Make the most of your assets
Capacity growth will be more about brain not brawn. How we use capacity not the assets themselves.

Steve Tripp, Head of Worldwide Vehicle Transportation, Chrysler

James Kasamis , Department Manager, National Import and Domestic  Logistics, Mercedes-Benz USA

Bill Schroeder, General Manager, Autohaulers Associationof America

Mike Nelson, National Manager Rail Strategy & Operations, Toyota Logistics Services

Linda Brandl, VP and General Manager- Automotie, Union Pacific Railroad

17:30- 21:30
Gala dinner 
This year, FVL North America will host its Gala Dinner at the historic Marconi Automotive Museum. From 5:30pm, shuttles will will be going from the Marriott Newport Beach and return after the dinner is finished. 
Friday June 7th 2013
08:30 – 09:00
Registration and coffee

09:00 – 10:15
Session 5
Road to Mexico
Growth in Mexico is probably the main issue for automotive logistics executives in North America. This session takes a high level look at vehicle logistics plans and strategies for this important region.

Dennis Manns, Vice President of Logistics, American Honda

John Felitto, President and CEO, WWL Vehicle Services America

Bill Garrett, President and CEO, Vascor Ltd

Thomas Banholzer, Manager NAFTA Vehicle Distribution

10:15- 11:00
Coffee break

11:00 – 12:15

Benchmarking of performance and cost for the FVL supply chain

The industry could benefit by the development of some common KPIs, which would be facilitated by creating a common event model and language.

Moderator- Bill Kerrigan, Owner, KGI LLC

Tom Swennes, VP Strategic Planning & Administration

Damage Control

Protecting from, repairing, and measuring damage in transit. 

Matthew McCoy, Operations Manager- Finished Vehicles, General Motors

Jim Gerencser, CEO & President, Nationwide Autoservices

Tim Doonan, Vice President, Tokio Marine Claims Services

12:15 – 14:00
14:00 – 15:15
Session 7
A final Q&A and panel discussion to move from talking to action. If the times are a changin’, what changes does the industry need and how do you make sure they happen.

Dennis Manns, Vice President of Logistics, American Honda

Bill Schroeder, General Manager, Autohaulers Association of America

Mike Nelson, National Manager Rail Strategy and Operations, Toyota Logistics Services

15:15 – 16:00
Coffee and close