Energising the supply chain for a new era


Agenda

Tuesday September 10th, 2019
19.00 – 22.00
Cocktail Reception and BBQ buffet at Biergarten, Infinity Munich:

A great chance to get together with your fellow delegates in a relaxed atmosphere before the summit starts. Our drinks reception provides an excellent forum in which to exchange views and contact details with some of the finest minds in the automotive logistics sector.
Day One: Wednesday July 3rd, 2019
08.00 - 08.15
Registration and welcome coffee:

Join us to collect your badge, enjoy a bite to eat and start the conversation with your fellow delegates.
08.15 – 08.45
Brexit breakfast: full English or continental?

Join this pre-conference break-out session and enjoy your cuppa and bangers, or orange juice and croissant, with a special insight into the latest logistics and customs implications of the Brexit process. Brexit means breakfast!

  • Wolfgang Lehmacher, Senior Supply Chain Strategist, Independent Advisor
  • Christoph Stürmer, Autofacts Global Lead Analyst, PwC
  • 09.00 – 10.15
    SESSION 1: Energising the supply chain – how electric and alternative-propulsion vehicles will change logistics

    OEMs are investing billions of euros to develop, produce and distribute electric and alternative-powered vehicles, and they need the supply chain to be ready. New energy mobility is set to transform the architecture, geography and requirements of the European and global automotive supply chain, from production through to customer services. Experts will discuss the changing production footprint and latest technology, as well as give practical insights into how all areas of logistics services need to respond.

  • Opening keynotes: Mark Sutcliffe, Alliance Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management and Industrial Strategy, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance

  • Amy Xiong, Logistics Manager, BYD
  • Florian Rybak, Global Account Manager, Hellman Worldwide Logistics
  • MODERATOR: Louis Yiakoumi, Group Publisher, Automotive Logistics Group
  • 10.15 – 11.00
    Networking and coffee break

    An excellent chance to discuss the opening session with your peers over light refreshments.
    11.00 – 12.15
    SESSION 2a: Inbound logistics – best practices to stay competitive

    Manufacturers are dealing with shorter production cycles, longer supply chains and more pressure on costs. Logistics experts provide their perspective on network optimisation, process improvement and the technology that will keep European inbound supply chains competitive.

  • Thomas Frank, General Manager Transport Planning, BMW Group
  • Etienne Jacob, Director Supply Chain, Opel/Vauxhall
  • Michael Druml, Vice President, Procurement & Supply Chain, Magna International Europe
  • Aurelius Wosylus, Chief Sales Officer, Sigfox Germany GmbH
  • MODERATOR: Louis Yiakoumi, Group Publisher, Automotive Logistics Group
  • 11.00 – 12.15
    SESSION 2b: Finished vehicle logistics – connected for delivery

    The vehicle logistics sector is catching up with the latest digital technology supporting such things as vehicle connectivity, real-time visibility, documentation, and transport and capacity management systems. Delegates will discuss how to adapt this technology and better serve their customers.

  • Xavier Peroutka, PSA Flows Engineering, Groupe PSA
  • Hartmut Haubrich, Director Finished Vehicle Logistics, INFORM
  • Christian Fuss, Managing Director, ProAct Europe
  • MODERATOR: Christopher Ludwig, Content Director, Automotive Logistics
  • 12.15 – 14.00
    Networking and lunch - hosted by Priority Freight

    An extended networking lunch break giving delegates ample opportunity to rub shoulders with our unique gathering of vehicle-makers, logistics service suppliers, infrastructure operators, sponsors and exhibitors.
    13.00 - 13.40: Lunch and learn

    A bite-sized bonus session for those who wish to feed the mind as well as the body. Hear about the latest forecasts for vehicle production and mobility, and the economic and technology trends that will influence European and global automotive logistics.

  • Justin Cox, Director, Global Production, LMC Automotive
  • 14.00 – 15.00
    SESSION 3a: Finished vehicle logistics – changing markets, changing networks, changing capacity

    Vehicle logistics is challenged by volatile sales markets, new regulations, changing vehicle sizes and new players. The automotive sector must work together to keep up. Industry leaders share their insights on market changes, global trends, agile strategies, investment requirements and more.

  • Anita Pieper, Vice President of Vehicle Distribution and Vehicle Distribution Centres, BMW Group
  • Mike Yang, Vice President, Changjiu Logistics
  • Simon Pitout, Vice President Commercial & Marketing, DP World
  • Tom Ossieur, Head of Car Carriers, Drewry Shipping Consultants
  • MODERATOR: Wolfgang Lehmacher, Senior Supply Chain Strategist, Independent Advisor
  • 14.00 – 15.00
    SESSION 3b: Ideas Labs

    Ideas Labs are practical, solutions-orientated workshops led by supply chain and technology leaders, and designed for collective exploration of complex challenges. Expect to leave with new ideas, action plans and new contacts.

    Ideas Lab 1: The impact of electric vehicles

    As vehicle electrification continues worldwide, this Ideas Lab will consider its implementation in the market and the implications for demand, production cycles, the aftermarket and battery recycling.

  • Steven Austin, Senior Manager Customer Solutions, CHEP


  • Ideas Lab 2: Global trade – planning in uncertain times

    Brexit, US tariffs, the China-US trade war, new international trade agreements – how can the European automotive logistics industry prepare and mitigate risks?

  • Victoria Johns, Assistant Editor, Automotive Logistics


  • Ideas Lab 3: Aftermarket logistics – better serving the customer

    How can aftermarket and service parts logistics compete and learn from e-commerce platforms in meeting customer expectations? Come and discuss solutions for a truly customer-focused distribution model.

  • Louis Yiakoumi, Group Publisher, Automotive Logistics Group
  • 15.00 – 15.45
    Networking and coffee break

    Your chance to discuss the key issues of the day so far with fellow delegates over light refreshments.
    15.45 – 17.15
    SESSION 4: The future is now – real life innovation

    Industry 4.0 and the internet of things, driverless transport systems, self-learning algorithms, robots, augmented reality – these are not the technologies of tomorrow’s supply chain but are in use today. So, what are the most effective tools being used to optimise automotive supply chains and improve performance, cost and competitiveness? Industry leaders debate the best ways of implementing new technology for balancing cost outlays, as well as managing return-on-investment expectations, working with start-ups and providing room for real innovation.

  • Marco Pruglmeier, Head of innovation and industry 4.0 in Logistics, BMW Group
  • Javier Morales, Supply Chain Manager, SEAT SA
  • Andreas Subbe, Executive Director Global Customer Supply Chain, Continental Automotive
  • Marzell Bandur, Vice President Logistics Optimisation, Process, IT & Innovation Management, Robert Bosch
  • MODERATOR: Louis Yiakoumi, Group Publisher, Automotive Logistics Group
  • 17.15
    END OF DAY ONE
    18.15 – 19.15
    Automotive Logistics Gala Dinner and Awards drinks reception at
    Kesselhaus, Motorworld - hosted by GEFCO


    Enjoy a refreshing beverage, relax with colleagues and make new contacts, talking over the days’ discussions and insights as the excitement builds for the second Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe.
    19.15 – 23.30
    Automotive Logistics Gala Dinner and Awards at Kesselhaus, Motorworld

    The winners of the second Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe will be announced at a vibrant black tie ceremony and awards dinner.

    Coaches will leave the Infinity Hotel at 18.00 and return from 22.30
    Day Two: Thursday July 4th, 2019
    08.30 – 09.00
    Registration and welcome coffee

    Another chance for an early conversation with fellow delegates over a bite to eat before the second day begins.
    09.00 – 10.15
    SESSION 5: Sustainable supply chains

    Manufacturers in Europe are focused on reducing carbon emissions, pollution and waste from their supply chain and production processes. The car sector is driven by stricter regulations, customer preferences, the latest powertrain technology and cleaner fuels. How is it meeting and managing its green supply chain objectives?

  • Monica Schmickler, Worldwide Transportation Strategy, Systems & Sourcing, Daimler AG
  • Thomas Irrenhauser, Project Lead: Robotics, Autonomous Transports & Green Logistics, BMW Group
  • Benedikt Anderhofstadt, Specialist Green Logistics Strategy (Road), BMW Group
  • MODERATOR: Christopher Ludwig, Content Director Automotive Logistics
  • 10.15 – 11.00
    Networking and coffee break

    Your chance to discuss the key issues of the day so far with fellow delegates over light refreshments.
    11.00 – 12.15
    SESSION 6a: The next generation and the human factor

    Panellists talk about what it takes to succeed in today’s automotive logistics, and how the next generation can be encouraged and developed in the sector.

    A new generation brings a new wave of innovation and thinking. Students from the Technical University of Munich’s Supply Chain & Logistics Department take to the stage to showcase their latest projects and ideas to improve and optimise current and future automotive supply chains.

  • René Brill, Managing Director Scania Logistics Netherlands, Scania Group
  • Jörg Blechinger, Managing Director, Angle and Line
  • MODERATOR: Louis Yiakoumi, Group Publisher, Automotive Logistics Group
  • 11.00 – 12.15
    SESSION 6b: Ideas Labs

    Ideas Labs are practical, solutions-orientated workshops led by supply chain and technology leaders and designed for collective exploration of complex challenges. Expect to leave with new ideas, action plans and new contacts.

    Ideas Lab 1: FVL – damage limitation

    This workshop will cover strategies for OEMs to reduce damage and disruption in outbound supply chains, including prevention, forecasting and mitigation measures.

  • Manuel Medina, Distribution Logistics Manager, SEAT SA


  • Ideas Lab 2: The tier supply chain

    The European parts supply chain has tremendous complexity and global links, and requires specific services compared to the OEMs. This workshop will focus on solutions dedicated to inbound parts supply.

  • Klaas-Jan Kok, Manager Worldwide Sales, FedEx Express


  • Ideas Lab 3: Packaging innovation

    Packaging efficiency is a mix of engineering, standardisation, sustainability and logistics. Finding innovative solutions that address this mixture of challenges is essential in the quest for an optimal supply chain.

  • Adam Dexheimer, Director European Sales – EMEA, Orbis
  • 12.15 – 14.00
    Networking and lunch

    An extended networking lunch break giving delegates a further opportunity to rub shoulders with our unique gathering of vehicle-makers, logistics service suppliers, infrastructure operators, sponsors and exhibitors.
    14.00 – 15.00
    SESSION 7:

    An energised vision for the future – innovative, connected, competitive and sustainable
    Major decision makers in European and global automotive logistics share their key priorities, challenges and advice for the future of the industry, and the practical steps that their partners should take to prepare.

  • Francesca Gamboni, Senior Vice President Supply Chain, PSA Group
  • Antonio Marcelo, Vice President Global Supply Chain, Visteon
  • MODERATOR: Louis Yiakoumi, Group Publisher, Automotive Logistics Group
  • 15.00 – 15.15
    Last chance for coffee and networking
    15.15
    BMW Plant Munich tour

    An opportunity to tour BMW’s plant in Munich, which builds all powertrain variations of the new 3-series and is preparing to build the fully electric i4 in 2021. Learn about the logistics complexities of this advanced production and the difficulties of mass production in a major urban centre.

    Coaches depart from the Infinity Hotel at 15.30 and will depart from BMW at approx 18.30
    Tours will take 2hrs and start between 16.00 and 16.30