2-4 May 2022 | INFINITY Munich

In-Person & Online Conference


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Bringing the European automotive industry back together again

For nearly two decades, ALSC Europe has been where supply chain management decision makers, innovators and disruptors have connected from across automotive manufacturers, logistics and technology service providers. After a three-year absence, the community is finally coming back together in-person in Munich for an agenda packed with data, discussions, workshops and networking, and will be better and larger than ever with an online presence to reach even more stakeholders and enhance connection opportunities.

This event from the team at Automotive Logistics will help the industry manage the sweeping changes, disruptions and new technology in the European supply chain, with exclusive keynotes, panels and interviews from large and startup players across inbound, manufacturing, finished vehicle and service parts logistics. The aim is to encourage collaboration, promote innovation and help prioritise investments that support the European automotive industry’s recovery and ambitious goals in electrification and sustainability. And to have a lot of fun along the way.

The conference agenda pivots around the urgency of adapting logistics to the post-Covid ‘new never normal’, in which volatile markets, cost rises, component and labour shortages are challenging assumptions in sourcing and manufacturing. It will showcase the strategies helping OEMs and suppliers to regain resiliency and remain flexible, especially through digitalisation and data-driven solutions across supply chain design and operations, from real-time visibility of materials and vehicles to AI-based logistics engineering.

As well as well mitigating disruption, Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Europe unpacks the technology, processes and partnerships that will future proof the region’s automotive industry, including the efficient scaling up of electric vehicle and battery supply chains and changing business models in mobility. And with both the EU and national governments setting more stringent regulations around emission reduction, and major OEMs committed to reaching net carbon zero, sustainable supply chain and logistics will be at the heart of the programme. Speakers will explore standards for measuring emissions, multimodal transport, electrified freight technology and alternative fuel opportunities.

Supply chain management has never been more central to the short and longer-term planning of automotive manufacturers in Europe and is essential to the region’s recovery and transition. Attend the conference to understand how logistics can be a competitive advantage, and how you can ensure your supply chain succeeds in the never new normal.

Join us as we return to Munich!

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Previous Logistics and Supply Chain Speakers

Be Informed and Inspired by Leaders and Innovators

Martin Corner ALSC

Martin Corner

Vice President Global Supply Chain Logistics

Volvo Cars


Coming soon

Jian Huang ALSC

Jian Huangl

EVP - Group After Sales & Services



Jian has a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Diploma Degree in Business Administration. With his more than 15 years of experience in Supply Chain Management and Procurement, Jian has been working for different multinational automotive and manufacturing companies in different functions and countries (HELLA Group, Liebherr Group, Robert Bosch GmbH). At the meantime Jian is a certified Senior Project Manager according to International Project Management Association and used his professional project management expertise as a senior project manager in his management consulting career in cooperation with Top 500 Forbes Global companies. Jian has deep knowledge in global end-to-end supply chain and procurement management. Currently he is leading the HELLA corporate supply chain risk management team with the target to set up an end-to-end supply chain risk management process by implementation of new technologies across different business functions (Procurement, Logistics, Operations, Sales) worldwide.

Leon Van Der Merwe ALSC

Leon van der Merwe

Vice President of Supply Chain

Toyota Motor Europe


Leon was born in Germiston, South Africa and has dual citizenship (South African/ UK) and graduated in 1991 from Pretoria Technikon in Mechanical Engineering. He is married with three children. Leon moved into his first leadership role in 1999 as Managing Director at Kwik Fit in South Africa. Leon joined Toyota Motor Europe in 2014 as Vice President of After Sales, he managed After Sales in 52 countries for 3,300 Franchised Toyota and Lexus Retailers. He also managed the EU service parts distribution through over 20 warehouses. In 2017 his responsibilities expanded to cover the entire value chain driving the “vehicle life time value” strategy, by leading all the post vehicle sale teams, including Customer Experience & Retention, Aftersales, Warranty, Used Car, Finance and Insurance teams whilst continuing to manage the total service parts supply chain. In 2019 Leon assumed the position as Vice President of Logistics, where his mission is to, “Exceed Customers expectations by delivering the right product at the right time, with the shortest lead-time through a sustainable, lean integrated supply chain for Production Parts (inbound), Finished Vehicle and Service parts Logistics, delivering as 15% cost reduction, with a 40% volume increase, with a team members in 25 countries, with logistics movements across 120 countries.

Tobias Rydin ALSC

Tobias Rydin

Director Supply Chain Networks

Scania CV AB


Tobias is a senior supply chain executive with 20 years of experience within Production and Logistics at Scania. He is currently responsible for digitalization and sustainability within Scania global logistics. Tobias is also responsible for the global material control of the suppliers located in the northern Europe and the empty packaging network.

Isobel Sheldon ALSC

Isobel Sheldon OBE

Chief Strategy Officer



Isobel is a seasoned battery industry professional. In this role, Isobel’s familiarity with the global battery landscape will allow her to lead a ‘home-grown’ initiative, and become an integral part of Britishvolt, and the UK achieving market leading status, in the production of high-performance lithium ion cells. Having amassed nearly 20 years of Lithium ion battery industry experience, she joins the company from the Government-backed UK Battery Industrialisation Centre where she served as Director of Business Development. Prior to this, she held senior leadership positions within global companies, recently serving as Engineering and Technology Director at Johnson Matthey Battery Systems, where she led the technical strategy and execution within the battery systems business. As one of the first pioneers to integrate lithium ion batteries in road vehicles, including the first commercially available Plug in Hybrid in the world based on the Toyota Prius hybrid in 2003, she has developed a wealth of knowledge on a wide range of disciplines – from cell technology, chemistries and system integration to how the global industry and supply chain works, as well as the processes involved in manufacturing the cells

Tony Byrne ALSC

Tony Byrne

Director Global Parts Operations, Global Parts Supply Chain

Jaguar Land Rover


Tony joined Jaguar Land Rover in 2016 to take full operational responsibility for JLR's global aftermarket logistics network. In this role, Tony is responsible for collections from suppliers, the master packing and storage facilities in the UK and China, the global freight network, Parts Distribution Centres in a further 16 countries including last mile deliveries to retail partners. In this time, he has led a number of major change projects delivering on JLR's strategy of a combined global logistics operation for both historic British brands, including the opening of five replacement facilities. Prior to joining JLR, Tony worked for 18 years with Kuehne + Nagel, holding senior leadership and sales roles in both the contract logistics and international freight forwarding divisions.

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Previous Representatives

> President & Chief Executive Officer

> Chief Strategy Officer

> Chief Operations Officer

> Chief Technology Officer

> Vice President, Aftersales & Vehicle Logistics

> Senior Vice President, Logistics

> Vice President, Supply Chain

> Vice President, Finished Vehicle Logistics

> Director, Production North America

> Director, Purchasing

> Director, Global Customs & Trade Compliance

> Finished Vehicle Operations

> Port Director

> Import Export Manager