Many of the automotive industry’s challenges over the past two years have depended on innovative logistics management to mitigate and prevent disruption, with tier one suppliers often fighting directly on the frontline both to protect their own plants as well as those of OEM customers. They have managed material shortages and shipping congestion, lockdowns and driver shortages. Flexibility in network management and multimodal logistics strategies have become more critical, while manufacturers continue to seek better visibility in supply and freight. And more than ever, working with the right logistics partners has become a competitive advantage.

This session features executives from leading tier one suppliers and important logistics providers to understand supply chain and logistics strategies in areas such as:

  • Managing multimodal logistics strategies and using new trade lanes to ensure timely deliveries
  • Coordinating inventory allocation across regional and global manufacturing sites to avoid line stoppages
  • Working more strategically with suppliers and service providers to secure transport capacity and reliable material flows

The panel discussion features:

  • Paul Biegen, director of global transportation, customs and packaging at Joyson Safety Systems
  • Ryan Etherton, senior manager transportation and logistics at American Axle & Manufacturing 
  • Julia Pongracz, vice-president sales, head of automotive vertical North America at Kuehne + Nagel 
  • Scott Morson, commercial director at Royale International

Moderated by Christopher Ludwig, editor-in-chief at Automotive Logistics.

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This panel took place during the Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Global conference September 20-22, 2022 in Detroit. All sessions and interview are available to view for registered users of Automotive Logistics.
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