Join this Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain livestream for results from the second global Finished Vehicle Logistics global survey, with data and trends discussed by experts at RPM and Automotive Logistics. Friday September 9th at 9.30 EST / 14.30 BST / 15.30 CEST.

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The finished vehicle logistics sector remains under major pressure. The industry continues to feel shocks from global supply chain shortages in semiconductors, labour, shipping and equipment across transport modes. Rising fuel and material costs are driving up spot rates and overall costs to unprecedented levels. As carmakers plan increased production in some markets, there are concerns over whether they will be able to secure the capacity needed to move vehicles. At the same time, rising inflation, geopolitical tensions and rising Covid-19 cases cloud the economic outlook.

And that’s just 2022. In the medium-to-long term, the sector must invest in the infrastructure, equipment and technology to manage the increase in electric vehicle production and sales, while meeting critical sustainability and net carbon zero targets.

So where is the global finished vehicle logistics industry heading, and how do OEMs, logistics and service providers anticipate the market will change in the months and years ahead?

Automotive Logistics is tracking trends and sentiment in the sector together with vehicle logistics specialist RPM, collecting input from global decisions makers and experts in a quarterly survey. For the release of the latest survey results, join our experts in conversation August 31 to learn more about the latest responses and data, and be the first to receive a summary of the survey findings. (Download a copy of the first quarterly survey here.)

Register for this free Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain livestream, which features RPM’s Bill Kerrigan, together with Automotive Logistics’ editor-in-chief Christopher Ludwig, and join the debate on:

  • How rising fuel and energy costs will impact vehicle logistics services
  • Whether vehicle logistics capacity will be sufficient to meet volume forecasts
  • How the vehicle logistics industry is adapting to manage a low inventory, ‘built-to-order’ vehicle production model
  • Where leaders see risks in labour and driver shortages
  • Market and business outlooks by regions
  • Where OEMs and logistics providers are prioritising technology investment
  • And much, much more.

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Speaker

Bill Kerrigan, RPM (circle)

Bill Kerrigan
Chief Business Development Officer
RPM

Bill Kerrigan joined RPM in July 2022, responsible for spearheading the company’s growth and expansion into new markets and overseeing the execution of the company’s sales strategy and revenue model. Kerrigan has more than 40 years’ experience in the logistics industry having held executive positions at major shipping lines, consultancies and port operators, including most recently as vice-president of logistics at SSA Marine’s Auto Division, where he oversaw vehicle logistics services and processing for close to 3m vehicles annually. 

Host

Christopher Ludwig
Editor-in-Chief
Automotive Logistics, Ultima Media

Christopher Ludwig is responsible for content and editorial strategy across Ultima Media’s global automotive media platforms, including Automotive Logistics, Automotive Manufacturing Solutions, Car Design News and its business intelligence unit, Automotive from Ultima Media. He’s covered the automotive industry, manufacturing and supply chain for 15 years and has nearly 20 years’ experience in the media and publishing business. He has an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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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. www.rpmmoves.com

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