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2012 Programme

Monday 3rd September 2012

08:00 – 09:00

Registration, Tea & coffee, breakfast snacks

09:00 – 11.00

SESSION 1:
Senior OEM executives present their manufacturing strategies and views on the market

11.00 – 11:30

Tea & Coffee hosted by

11:30 – 13.00

SESSION 2:

Lean manufacturing for OEMs and suppliers

• Learning lean practises

• Applying OEMs best processes and production technologies

• Quality management – what do OEMs expect from their vendors

13.00 – 14:30 Lunch hosted by 

14:30 – 16.00

STREAM 1

SESSION 3a: Powertrain – casting, forging and machining

•   Make or buy – outsourcing vs internal expertise

• Machining systems – hard turning vs abrasives

• Automation – maintaining centres and transfer lines

STREAM 2

SESSION 3b: Paintshop (1)

• Faciliating design and construction

• Building the sustainable paintshop

• High quality processes – from start to finish

16.00 – 16:30

Tea & Coffeehosted by

16:30 – 17:30

STREAM 1 

SESSION 4a: Measurement and manufacturing power

•  Intelligent manufacturing systems using touch probes and standardisation of software measurement

• Plant energy management – clean and efficient power

STREAM 2

SESSION 4b: Paintshop (2)

• Case study – the transformation of the GM Gravatai paintship

• Paintshop process fluid handling systems

17:30 – 21:30

Pre-dinner drinks and Gala Dinner hosted by   
 

Tuesday 4 September 2012

   08:30 – 09:00

New registrations. Tea & coffee, breakfast snacks

09:00 – 10:30

STREAM 1

SESSION 5a: Stamping and forming

• Hotforming and handling high-strength steels

• Advances in stamping technology and energy efficiency

STREAM 2

SESSION 5b: Material handling and final assembly

•   Robots, conveyors

• Ergonomics and operator efficiency

• Case study: industrial wheel and tire assembley process in trim and final area

10:30 – 11:00

Tea & Coffee  hosted by

11:00 – 12:30

STREAM 1

SESSION 6a: Automation and control systems

•   Total factory automation – dream or achievable reality?
The latest system management protocols discussed

• Build to order – integrating demand and production

STREAM 2

SESSION 6b: Body-in-white

• Handling system study for complete body line with energy saving technology

• Gluing and sealing technology in BIW

12:30 – 14:00

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 South America

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