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September 20-22, 2022 | MGM Grand Detroit


FLOURISHING THROUGH DATA, TECH & TALENT





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Setting the global automotive agenda

The torrid years of pandemic and geopolitical disruption, component shortages and freight bottlenecks have hurt global automotive production and sales, with uncertainty still prevailing. For all its scars, however, the North American automotive industry could emerge more competitive, transparent and sustainable – thanks to increasingly resilient and connected supply chains, and closer partnerships across stakeholders and functions. Renewed investment in infrastructure, localisation and skills are also powering this resurgence.

Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Global returns to the MGM Grand Detroit on September 20-22 to explore this renaissance in supply chain management and how logistics can succeed in a fast-changing environment. Don’t miss the premier gathering for supply chain management decisions makers in North America and beyond.

This 22nd annual conference will shape the future strategies across pertinent topics including Achieving Net Zero, Digitalising Logistics, End-to-End Supply Chain Vision, Networks of the Future and Developing Logistics Talent.

We hope you can join the conversation.


Confirmed Speakers




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Kelly Bysouth

Chief Supply Chain Officer

IAC Group


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Kelly Bysouth is Chief Supply Chain Officer for International Automotive Components (IAC) Group. In this role, she has global responsibility and operational control for all aspects of the company’s procurement and supply chain activities. Bysouth has more than 25 years of automotive procurement and supply chain experience. Previously, she served as Vice President of Global Procurement and Supply Chain for Adient, a position she held since 2016. Among her many accomplishments, she is credited with building the first centralized Supply Chain function within the organization and delivering benchmark year-over-year cost savings.


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Joe McCabe

President & CEO

AutoForecast Solutions


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Joe McCabe leads data specialist AutoForecast Solutions (AFS), including its global light vehicle production and sales, powertrain, drivetrain, and alternative propulsion forecasts. He leads a team of analysts dedicated to the automotive sector covering data, planning software solutions and in identifying new business opportunities whilst mitigating risk. McCabe has more than 25 years’ experience in automotive forecasting including at leading firms including AutoFacts, PwC and AutomotiveCompass before AFS. He has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Villanova University and an MBA from Pennsylvania State University.


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Chris Styles

Vice President, Supply Chain Management, North America

Nissan


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Chris Styles is vice president, supply chain management, North America. He was appointed to this position in March 2021. In this role, Styles is responsible for overseeing supply chain activities for all production parts and finished vehicle distribution in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
Previously, Styles was senior director of supply chain logistics, Nissan U.S., where he was responsible for finished vehicle and inbound production parts logistics, supplier packaging engineering and logistics strategy for the U.S, Canada, and Mexico.
Styles has worked as director of logistics for the U.S. and Canada in Nissan's supply chain management organization, director of purchasing for Nissan's Mexico operations, as well as director of purchasing for logistics and aftermarket and accessory parts for the Americas region.
Styles joined Nissan in 2002. Prior to joining Nissan, Styles held logistics management positions in auto parts retail and third party automotive logistics companies in the U.S. and Mexico.
Styles holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.


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Greg Megerian

Director of Logistics

Adient


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Greg joined seat supplier, Adient in February 2019 after spending over 14 years at International Automotive Components as the Global Logistics Manager. His current role as Director of Logistics – Americas encompasses the sourcing and operations of logistics at Adient. Greg studied Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University and is a licensed US customs broker.


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Raman Metha

CIO & SVP

Johnson Electric


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David Klanecky

David Klanecky

Chief Executive Officer

Retriev Technologies & Battery Solutions


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David is the Chief Executive Officer of Retriev Technologies & Battery Solutions. His impressive, over 25-year career is in research & development, operations, commercial, and strategic leadership roles across numerous innovative industries, including the global lithium business, energy storage, and several specialty materials industries. While working at Piedmont Lithium, Albemarle, and Dow Chemical he had expansive assignments in Spain, Switzerland, Australia, and China, that brought out his passion for travel and culture. He is a Chemical Engineer with an Executive MBA in Global Management, and focuses on safety, operations, talent development, and innovation.


Discover our Tracks for 2022



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Navigating the new ‘never normal’


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Supply chain shortages, disruptions and trade complexities are set to endure for North American manufacturers, requiring greater agility and resilience in logistics and freight management. ALSC Global delves into how OEMs and suppliers can mitigate risk, with insight on the use of alternative ports and shipping routes, switching suppliers, creating strategic inventory locations, avoiding custom and tariff issues, and partnering closely with the right logistics providers.


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Achieving net zero


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Carmakers in North America have committed to carbon zero objectives, which will significantly impact supply chain and logistics decisions, from supplier and plant locations to the balance of road, rail and intermodal. ALSC Global charts the course for reducing emissions and waste, including reengineered freight networks, optimising packaging fill rates, using recycled materials and investing in alternative fuels and low-carbon trucking.


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Digitalising logistics


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With manual processes and legacy systems slowing down many tasks, automotive logistics is ripe for greater connectivity and automation. Supply chain stakeholders are investing more in digitalisation from tracking material and vehicles to overhauling the software stack for plant and warehousing logistics. At ALSC Global, learn the key IT and technology priorities across manufacturers, 3PLs and carriers, and understand how to harness data analytics, AI and machine learning in supply chain design and logistics operations.


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Networks of the future


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The North American automotive supply chain is changing, with more OEM startups and locations for electric vehicle production, and manufacturers localising products like semiconductors and batteries. With huge investments coming in charging and connected infrastructure, logistics players will be essential in ensuring the transition to digital, greener networks. Top executives and government officials at ALSC Global discuss priorities for ensuring that the region’s automotive supply


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End-to-end supply chain vision


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Today’s automotive manufacturing and distribution require careful visualisation of every part, plant, vehicle and dealership. Supplier and production decisions made without considering cost, quality and lead time could lead to wider disruption. ALSC Global sessions zero in on the strategic alignment of end-to-end supply chain management, including inventory, sales and operations planning (S&OP), packaging managing and total landed cost considerations, with the goal of ensuring holistic sourcing decisions.


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Developing logistics talent


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Labour shortages are squeezing the North American supply chain as much as component or capacity issues, with a lack of truck drivers and operators across ports, plants, yards and warehouses. The conference brings together the stakeholders from manufacturers and logistics providers to find solutions, such as adapting routes and technology. Leaders also discuss how to upskill logistics talent to deliver on the changing needs of the automotive industry.


Our 2022 Partners

PREMIER


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Ryder System, Inc. is a leading logistics and transportation company. It provides supply chain, dedicated transportation, and commercial fleet management solutions, including full service leasing, rental, and maintenance, used vehicle sales, professional drivers, transportation services, freight brokerage, warehousing and distribution, e-commerce fulfillment, and last mile delivery services, to some of the world’s most-recognized brands. Ryder manages more than 239,000 commercial vehicles and operates more than 350 warehouses, encompassing approximately 80 million square feet. Ryder is regularly recognized for its industry leading practices in third-party logistics, technology-driven innovations, commercial vehicle maintenance, environmentally friendly solutions, corporate social responsibility, world-class safety and security programs, military veteran recruitment initiatives, and the hiring of a diverse workforce.

GLOBAL

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RPM is one of the fastest-growing logistics companies in the North America and Europe, specializing in Finished Vehicle and Freight transportation. Leveraging a robust network, we deliver thousands of units per month and address our customers’ shipping needs by matching available capacity using our own proprietary technology tools and software. With our continued global expansion into new markets, we have expanded our 3PL solution-driven service offerings to include capacity planning, information technology, strategic planning, and inventory management.

GOLD

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Air Charter Service is an award-winning cargo charter specialist and with 27 offices across North America (New York, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Miami and Toronto), South America, Europe, Africa, the CIS, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, we provide aircraft charter solutions worldwide. With a proud history of more than 30 years, the company arranges 23,000 charter flights a year, with revenue of US$1.2 billion in 2020. As a world leader in the industry, ACS has been voted Cargo Charter Broker of the Year by Air Cargo Week readers for the past nine years in a row. ACS has been providing time critical charter solutions for more than 30 years and we work extensively with the automotive logistics industry, especially in North America and Europe. We are able to charter a variety of aircraft types, including helicopters, private jets, commercial airliners and cargo aircraft.
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ORBIS Europe engineers and manufactures innovative, durable and sustainable transport packaging solutions for the automotive industry. The foldable large containers (FLCs) are produced from recyclable and recycled plastics as sustainable alternatives to steel, wood or one-way packaging. With a robust design and high weight capacities, the containers can be UN-certified to safely transport solid dangerous goods, such as lithium-ion batteries. Our team of certified dangerous goods and packaging experts supports you through the entire process – from development to certification of your packaging solution.
ORBIS Corporation, headquartered in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin (USA), is part of Menasha Corporation, one of the oldest family-owned manufacturers in the United States (since 1849). From tote/pallet systems and bulk packaging to custom dunnage and fabricated rack solutions, ORBIS offers the most unbiased product selection in the industry at locations throughout Europe and North America.
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Kuehne + Nagel creates value through its leading solutions, industry expertise, powerful technology and extensive global network. Our services include finished vehicle, lithium battery, inbound & outbound and production logistics, as well as aftersales services, packaging services, tire logistics and reverse logistics. Kuehne + Nagel logistics experts understand the requirements of the automotive industry and develop solutions tailored to customers’ businesses. We are proud to be working with some of the world's well-known automotive manufacturers and suppliers. Our global logistics network includes over 1,300 offices and distribution facilities in 100 countries, staffed by dedicated teams with local knowledge and processes in place. This includes customs brokerage teams to ensure cargo clears customs in the most cost-efficient way. Kuehne + Nagel strives to provide maximum visibility, flexibility and information for its customers. Through our global digitalization tools, we offer on-line quoting and booking, track and trace, and powerful data to help customers make informed decisions.
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Royale International is a global logistics provider with 42 offices spread across 23 countries. The organization offers customized services and timely solutions to meet the needs of clients ranging from SMEs to Fortune 500 corporations. Royale offers a variety of logistics services such as; Life Sciences solutions, Air freight, E-commerce logistics, Express Courier, Mail fulfilment, and Warehousing, but specializes in Time Critical logistics.
With over 25 years of Time Critical logistics experience, the organization thoroughly understands how to take on complex challenges and offer breakthrough logistics solutions to its clients. Royale’s global account management teams have extensive logistics knowledge and can provide rapid solutions for businesses in various sectors, such as the Automotive, Semiconductor, Aerospace, and Oil&Gas industries, knowing they can depend on Royale International to ensure the safe and prompt arrival of their goods.
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Cargobase (since 2013) is an independent logistics tech company that offers no-nonsense cloud-based software solutions. Software built by logisticians, for logisticians. Cargobase’s unique Transportation Management System (TMS) can be used stand-alone, or integrated with existing systems for production, non-production, project, contracted, spot-buy and premium freight flows. Key-features include: Freight Procurement. Approvals. Shipment Execution. Advanced Track & Trace. Invoice Audit. Cost Recovery and Analytics. The platform covers all freight modes, is available in all major languages, and is used daily by the world’s leading OEM’s and 8 of the top-20 Tier-1 suppliers in the automotive industry. .

SILVER

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Evolution Time Critical has been delivering the world’s finest premium and emergency logistics to the automotive industry since 2001. Their award-winning team is trusted by vehicle manufacturers and component suppliers worldwide. Their activities cover every part of the world, from developing countries with challenging infrastructures to the most sophisticated automotive manufacturing regions. Rigorous research provides access to creative solutions via highly specialist local partners while a combination of tenacity, detailed understanding of local issues, and expertise in all critical transport modes, ensures the fastest, most efficient progress at every stage. Many automotive companies integrate Evolution services with their lean supply chain strategies, developing contingency plans that will immediately resolve potential failures, so they are able to reduce cost and inventory with confidence. Evolution’s success in driving excellence in time critical logistics has received global recognition with prestigious awards from respected global benchmarking organisation Frost & Sullivan, and the Institute of Transport Management.
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From life-saving organs to essential machinery components, Airspace is trusted to move the most time-critical shipments on time, every time. The company’s proprietary AI-powered platform completely automates routing, dispatch, and delivery. Awarded and protected by multiple patents, Airspace technology provides unrivaled speed, reliability, and transparency in time-critical logistics. With its exclusive courier network, 24/7/365 support, and AirTrace™ tracking and reporting solution, the company is rapidly scaling into new markets and industries while continuing to innovate and maximize value for its customers.
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4flow provides supply chain consulting, software, and managed services to clients across the globe in a wide variety of industries. Leveraging more than 20 years of supply chain expertise and IT know-how, 4flow helps businesses optimize supply chains for the future by providing innovative solutions from strategy to implementation.

Clients include companies in the automotive, consumer packaged goods, industrial, retail, and pharmaceutical industries, among many others. Operating worldwide, 4flow has 19 locations in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.


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> 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