9-11 December 2013,
Hyatt Regency, Pune

2013 Programme

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 Monday 9th December 2013

Exclusive tour of the Fiat India Automobiles Ranjangaon facility
Delegates* will have a unique opportunity to enjoy a tour of Fiat's manufacturing facility. Fiat India’s plant at Ranjangaon has an annual capacity of 200,000 cars and 300,000 engines and currently produces Linea, Grande Punto, Tata Manza, Indica Vista and Indica V2 models. The facility also makes the 1.3 litre Multijet diesel engine and 1.2 & 1.4 litre Fire gasoline engine. Coaches for the tour will leave the hotel at 12.15 pm * Competing OEM staff will not be able to attend
18:00 – 21:00
Pre-conference drinks reception
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A great chance to get together with fellow delegates, in a relaxed atmosphere, before the formal conference days. Bring lots of business cards!

Tuesday 10th December 2013

08:00 – 09:00
Registration with refreshments
09:00 – 10:30
SESSION 1: The view from the top – manufacturing experts present production and process strategies

•   Robert Frittrang Managing Director BMW Plant Chennai
•   Shrikant R. Marathe Director Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI)
•   Rajesh Nath Managing Director German Engineering Federation (VDMA) India

10:30- 11:00
11:00 – 12.30
SESSION 2A: Two- and three-wheelers – still room for development?

•   Speeding production through new technology usage
•   Balancing manual and automated processes
•   Emissions and testing protocols – meeting global standards

 Mahesh Kaikini  
Plant Head, Gurgaon
Hero Moto Corp

Umesh Kini  
Senior Project Manager  
Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions

11:00 – 12.30
SESSION 2B: First to the finish – paintshop and coatings

•   New paintshop systems presented by OEMs and suppliers
•   Environmental protection – air and water treatment
•   Eco-efficient paint and power management

Angsuman Sharma 
Head of Paint Group
Volkswagen India

Ayushee Mallick  
Officer, Bodyshop  Volkswagen India

Michael Berger  
Managing Director  Dürr India 

Markus Hachmüller  
Key Account Manager Automotive  Eisenmann 

Norio Nakanishi  Active Manager Sales and Engineering Department Taikisha

12:15- 14:00
14:00 – 15:30
SESSION 3A Engines of change – driveline developments

•   India as a global OEM powertrain manufacturing centre
•   Casting and forging – improving India’s quality standards
•   Increasing accuracy and productivity through automation

Sathian Jayaraman  
Head of Department – Engine Production 2  
Hyundai Motor India

Senthilkumar Rathinam 
General Manager – Power Train Process  
Renault Nissan

Richard Szczepanski  
V-P Power Train (Process Engg and Manufacturing)  
Renault Nissan

Vikram Salunkhe  
Managing Director  
Accurate Gauging 

Nayan Patel  
General Manager India Renishaw

14:00 – 15:30
SESSION 3B Pressing issues in stamping

•   Lightweight vehicle construction – implications for stamping
•   Die making – bringing more in-house and in-India
•   New generation presses  – saving energy and increasing flexibility

Dileep Naik
Head – Auto Projects & Production Engineering  
Tata Motors

Klaus Rothenhagen  

Gorka Ibanez  
Export Manager (Automotive) Fagor Arrasate

Thomas Kern  
Dreher Automation

Heinrich Weber  

15:30- 16:00
16:00 – 17.30
Session 4A Truck and bus plus off-highway manufacturing

•   Advanced powertrains – high-efficiency diesel, CNG and hybrid 
•   Chassis and body construction – outsource vs. insource
•   Ergonomics in CV making – handling and automation solutions

Nirmal Babu Jagannathan 
Divisional Manager – Projects
Ashok Leyland Nissan

Prashant Harkare
DGM – Press Shop
Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers

Ajay Phadke
Senior Manager – Press Shop
Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers

Sanjay Ranade  
Senior General Manager, Production Engineering 
Force Motors

16:00 – 17:30
Session 4B Material handling and automation

•   Man-machine interface – working alongside the robot
•   Robots and conveyors – new products examined in detail
•   Lineside supply strategies – kitting vs. SILS

Vivek Roy  
Head – Industrial Communications & Identification
Siemens India

Frank Petrolli  
Key Account Mngr Daimler KUKA Roboter

André Hack  
Strategic Industry Mngr  

17:30- 21:30
Pre-dinner drinks and networking dinner

Wednesday 11th December 2013

08:30 – 09:00
Registration with refreshments
09:00 – 10.30   SESSION 5: Supplier development – carmaker manufacturing purchasing heads and Tier supplier    manufacturing executives discuss

•   OEM production forecasts and fulfilment; the consequent pressure on suppliers
•   Supplier quality – learning from their customers’ manufacturing systems and strategies
•   IT and production communication integration

Shailesh Kathed  Head of Car Supply Chain Management  Fiat India

Pankaj Munjal  Managing Director  Hero Motors

Sudheesh Vasudevan  Purchase Manager  Jaguar Land Rover India

10.30 – 11:00
11:00 – 12.30
SESSION 6A Body-in-white

•    The 100% automated bodyshop – dream or reality? 
•    Multi-tasking automation for multi-model lines 
•   Laser cutting, welding and brazing – adopting global models

Bernard Negre  
Manager Global BIW Systems ABB

Krupakar Reddy  
BIW Manager  
ABB Robotics India

Amar Patil  
Deputy Manager (Sales, Engineering & Projects) KUKA Systems India

Andrey Andreev  
Industry Management – Automotive  

11:00 – 12:30
SESSION 6B Production control and IT

•   Joining the dots – improving demand to production control connections
•   IT integration – in-plant control and communications
•   Intelligent sensor and control system

Dr Naveen Gautam  Managing Director  Hella India Automotive

Pradeep Kumar  
Associate General Manager – Power Solutions and Equipment  
Schneider Electric

William Sarver  
Senior Consultant, Global Automotive Accounts Rockwell Automation

12:30- 14:00
14.00 – 16.00
SESSION 7 Final assembly – India as a domestic and export manufacturing centre
Industry experts share their thoughts on the strengths of the region and opportunities for growth at home and abroad 

OEM leaders and industry analysts present exclusive insights and invite interaction from the delegates. Pose your questions in person or anonymously via our conference app

M M Singh  Chief Operating Officer (Production)  Maruti Suzuki

Pranab Ghosh  Assistant GeneralManager (Auto Projects)  Tata Motors

Vinay Patil  Deputy General Manager, Manufcaturing Operations  General Motors India

Rajiv Bajaj  Principal  Roland Berger Strategy Consultants

 AMS Siemens Thought Leadership Awards 2013

Siemens will present three special awards to speakers whose presentations are judged to have made the best contribution in the areas of:

Environment        Safety        Innovation

These will be judged by the Conference Chairman Simon Duval Smith and Session CharmanNick Holt, Editor of AMS magazine

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