Previous Logistics and Supply Chain Speakers




Martin Corner ALSC

Martin Corner

Vice President Global Supply Chain Logistics

Volvo Cars


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Isobel Sheldon ALSC

Isobel Sheldon OBE

Chief Strategy Officer

Britishvolt


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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


Leon Van Der Merwe ALSC

Leon van der Merwe

Vice President of Supply Chain

Toyota Motor Europe


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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.


Jian Huang ALSC

Jian Huang

Global Head of Corporate Supply Chain Risk Management

Hella


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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.


Justus Loebler ALSC

Justus Loebler

BMW Group


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Justus is an Expert in Sustainability and Mobility Strategy at BMW Group based in Munich, Germany. Justus’ work focuses on strategy development for sustainability, circularity, and mobility. Working with external experts, he is in charge of delivering global trend and policy analysis into the strategic decision making processes of the BMW Group. He holds specific expertise in urban mobility policy, circular economy initiatives and decarbonization steering and regulation. Having worked in Germany, the U.S. and the UK, Justus brings a broad range of international experience. Justus holds an undergraduate degree in Physics from Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and a postgraduate degree in Transport from Imperial College London.


welf schneider ALSC

Dr. Welf Schneider

Automotive Aftermarket, Supply Chain Management (AA/LOI)

Robert Bosch


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until 1998: University education in mathematics and operations research (Ulm/Germany, Los Angeles/USA, Karlsruhe/Germany)
since 1998: Robert Bosch GmbH
   1) until 2005: IT development of aftermarket planning systems and methods
   2) since 2005: Automotive Aftermarket, Supply Chain Management, logistics strategy development and optimization with focus on demand and inventory planning
   3) current projects: development of AI demand planning procedures,transport and distribution network optimization in aftermarket supply chains
   4) member in VDA working group Supply Chain Management Aftermarket


Jana Wignell ALSC

Jana Wignell

Vice President Quality and Sustainability

Volvo Group Trucks Operations


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Jana Wignell is Vice President of Quality & Sustainability at Volvo Group Trucks Operations. She is responsible for driving strategic transformation of Volvo Group’s global manufacturing system into sustainable operations. Prior to joining Volvo GTO Jana held various leadership positions in production, logistics, R&D, management consulting, working at some of the world’s leading industrial companies including Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Cars and Sandvik. She holds degrees in Engineering, Political Science, Business Leadership and Board Management. Volvo Group has committed to Paris Climate Agreement and set firm targets towards becoming world leading company in providing sustainable transport solutions. Decarbonization of Volvo Group operations including transport operations is essential part of this ambition. Innovation, technology shift, digitalization and circular operations are building blocks in what Jana is driving.


MIke Hogan ALSC

Michael Hogan

Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Automotive, Industrial & Multi-market Strategic Business Unit

GlobalFoundries


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Mike Hogan is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Automotive, Industrial & Multi-market Strategic Business Unit at GlobalFoundries. Hogan has more than 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Prior to joining GF, he was SVP & GM of the IoT Compute & Wireless BU at Cypress Semiconductor, which was substantially created with the asset purchase of the Broadcom IoT BU in 2016 for $550M which he also led for Broadcom. Previously he also was CEO of PulseCore Semiconductor and Sirific Wireless and the founding general manager of the WLAN BU at Texas Instruments where he held a variety of Sales and BU GM roles over a 16-year period. Hogan holds a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University.


Tony Byrne ALSC

Tony Byrne

Director Global Parts Operations Global Parts Supply Chain

Jaguar Land Rover


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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.


Matthias Braun ALSC

Matthias Braun

Head of Digitalisation and Concept Development, Volkswagen Group Logistics

Volkswagen Group


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Matthias Braun is responsible for the development of new concepts and identifying opportunities for digitalisation in material and container processes at Volkswagen Konzernlogistik (Group Logistics), the central supply chain management organisation that works across group brands. He joined Volkswagen in 2004 and has worked across group logistics in areas including pre-series logistics, order management, inbound logistics and network planning before starting his current role in 2018. Matthias’s team runs multiple projects analysing the implications and benefits of using new technologies in supply chain management, including artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles.


Tobias Rydin ALSC

Tobias Rydin

Director Supply Chain Networks

Scania CV AB


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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.


Marko Weisshaar ALSC

Marko Weisshaar

Head of Supply Chain Management

INEOS Automotive


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Marko Weisshaar, based in Boeblingen, Germany, is a senior logistics executive with extensive experience leading and developing supply chains in both the automotive and non-automotive sectors across EMEA. Marko joined OEM start-up INEOS Automotive in 2019, responsible for building the supply chain team and establishing the supply chain management (SCM) of the forthcoming Grenadier 4x4 vehicle from the ground up. Marko’s experience includes almost 10 years working for Siemens AG, holding various logistics leaderships roles and 7 years with automotive tier 1 supplier Grammer AG. He graduated with a diploma in economics from the University of Bamberg and believes that “fun and adaptability is mandatory for successful work”.