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21-23 May 2024 | Waterfront Beach Resort, Huntington Beach, California


DISRUPTING THE STATUS QUO | RAISING PERFORMANCE THROUGH INNOVATION, FLEXIBILITY AND PARTNERSHIPS

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21-23 May 2024 | Waterfront Beach Resort, Huntington Beach, California

DISRUPTING THE STATUS QUO | RAISING PERFORMANCE THROUGH INNOVATION, FLEXIBILITY AND PARTNERSHIPS

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21-23 May 2024 | Waterfront Beach Resort, Huntington Beach, California

DISRUPTING THE STATUS QUO | RAISING PERFORMANCE THROUGH INNOVATION, FLEXIBILITY AND PARTNERSHIPS

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Disrupting the status quo
Raising performance through innovation, flexibility and partnerships

The finished vehicle supply chain has become a top priority for the industry’s leaders and boardroom executives, with the ability to deliver vehicles in a timely and cost-effective way recognised as having a more significant impact on enterprise-wide operations, business strategies and profitability than ever before.

The vehicle supply chain is being whipped into a perfect storm. Whilst the industry transitions to an electric, digital and sustainable future, fragmentation, volatility and variability within production are challenging traditional equipment, network capacity and service levels. The growing strategic importance of Mexico along with tougher environmental targets are combining with longstanding issues such as driver and labour shortages, underinvestment and a lack of visibility, resulting in increasing costs and inefficiencies, lengthening lead times, reduced fulfilment levels, falls in quality standards and customer satisfaction.

But crisis breeds innovation, and the North American vehicle logistics industry is responding. OEMs are working creatively with their partners to overcome capacity shortages and introduce new logistics routes and methods, whether in using different trucking equipment, shipping cars in containers or finding new multimodal solutions. Manufacturers are turning more to digitalisation and automation to increase network efficiency.

But will it be enough?Will manufacturers have to take more drastic measures, including investing and chartering more of their own transport capacity? Or will new players emerge to steal a march and disrupt the status quo?

These and other critical questions will be at the heart of the 2024 Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference, which returns May 21-23 at the Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach, California, with a strong focus on raising network performance through innovative strategies and solutions, dynamic operations and driving untapped value from long-term partnerships.



Experts, leaders and officials will address the key issues and opportunities including:

  • how they are combating the capacity crunch across rail, road and sea
  • harnessing digital tools and technology and utilising data and analytics to make real-time improvements to network planning and operations
  • turning planning into reality as the throughput of electric vehicles continues to rise
  • redesigning the new look network, incorporating new gateways and operating new lanes to combat bottlenecks and adapt to changing production footprints
  • balancing investment and partnerships for short-term emission reductions with longer-term decarbonisation strategies
  • and re-imagining partnerships across the vehicle logistics supply chain.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join the conversation, provide solutions and drive action to raise performances throughout the vehicle supply chain and re-imagine vehicle logistics for an efficient, competitive and reliable network in the years to come.



2024 Confirmed Speakers


Be Informed and Inspired by Leaders and Innovators

Prashant Swadia (1)


Prashant Swadia

Director of Global Logistics Purchasing

General Motors


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Anu Goel

Executive Vice-President, Group After Sales & Services

Volkswagen Group of America


Lisa Kline


Lisa Kline

Vice-President of Vehicle Planning and Logistics

Subaru of America


Raul Gamboa, BMW


Raúl Gamboa

Head of Logistics, Production Control and Production Systems

BMW Group Plant San Luis Potosí


Paul Roosen, Ford


Paul Roosen

Vehicle Logisitcs Planning Manager, North American Vehicle Logistics

Ford Motor Company


Steven Jernigan_Nissan NA


Steven Jernigan

Senior Director Supply Chain Management

Nissan North America


Defining Tracks for 2024

The 14th annual Finished Vehicle Logistics North America event featured expanded sessions, workshops and speakers in these critical areas:

Defining Tracks for 2024_New look network

New look network

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North America’s long term production footprint is evolving with new manufacturing hubs in the US emerging and Mexico in particular growing in strategic importance, shifting the longer-term trade lane requirements of new and established OEMs. At the same time, capacity constraints and bottlenecks at ports, railheads and border crossings are forcing carmakers to redesign their immediate supply chains. Understand how manufacturers are taking a holistic approach to network design to ease congestions and create extra capacity and are working with new and existing partners to keep the vehicles moving via new flows and alternative transport modes.
Defining Tracks for 2024_SCM as a Competitive Advantage

Data-led logistics

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At a time when near-instant solutions are required, the growing importance of and opportunities within technology and digital supply chains has never been higher. From streamlining inventory to vehicle tracking to improving production pipeline and sales visibility, hear how data and digital platforms are helping logistics leaders and providers ease congestion and maximise the network’s capacity and ability to deliver. Industry experts and technology specialists will delve into the groundbreaking capabilities and innovative tools providing end-to-end transparency of the supply chain and data in real-time, enabling a truly dynamic network.
Defining Tracks for 2024_Combating the capacity crunch

Combating the capacity crunch

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The vehicle logistics sector has never been more strained and under pressure to perform with no over-night solutions for longer-term labour and equipment shortages. Whilst new vessel and trucking capacity is on the horizon, today’s vehicle logistics professionals and providers must be more creative, more dynamic and more open-minded to mitigate the critical network capacity constraints, lower order fulfilment and reduced velocity of rail services, bottlenecks at ports and railheads, and combat an ever-growing unpredictability of events like extreme weathers, border crossing closures and labour crises. From quality management processes to driver apps, expanding dealer delivery times to alternative transport modes, cars in containers to dedicated charters, hear the latest innovative solutions, outside-the-box thinking and quick wins keeping the vehicle logistics network flowing.
Defining Tracks for 2024_Electric vehicles on the move

Electric vehicles on the move

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Global carmakers continue to invest in and expand their EV portfolios, increasing the throughput of typically heavier and larger vehicles in the network, affecting load factors and compounding driver, labour and equipment shortages. As OEMs and vehicle logistics providers transition from planning to reality, uncertainty remains over government policies, charging standards, carrier weight limits, training and other best practises to ensure the safe, reliable, efficient and competitive delivery of electric vehicles to market. Hear the lessons learnt so far and critical insights on how the industry’s EV pioneers are successful moving electric vehicles through the network and what further investment in equipment, infrastructure and competencies are still required.
Defining Tracks for 2024_Delivering net zero

Delivering net zero

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The path to net zero emissions is long, complex and expensive but year-on-year federal and state governments, and transport regulators impose stricter environmental targets meaning carmakers, infrastructure operators and logistics providers must collaborate, invest and identify methods to make significant progress on their mission to decarbonize the vehicle supply chain. Finished Vehicle Logistics North America will address both short-term solutions for reducing emissions and longer-term strategies for reaching carbon neutrality, bringing industry and officials together to pave the way forward. Experts and leaders will discuss green investments in alternative fuels and new equipment across ocean and road transport, renewable energy and electrification at ports and processing centres, utilising multi-modal strategies and maximising the rail network’s low emission credentials and more.
Defining Tracks for 2024_Partnering for the long-haul

Partnering for the long-haul

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In such times of transformation and disruption, traditional partnerships are no longer fit for purpose. Carmakers and their vehicle supply chains must increase the trust and transparency and operate as a collective rather in silos to raise the performance of the network. FVLNA will explore the changing dynamic between customer and provider, the new requirements and expectations, and crucially how stakeholders can take a new approach to collaboration that drives investment in equipment, talent and services, and leads to more innovation across the vehicle supply chain that delivers on environmental goals, competitiveness, reliability and customer satisfaction.

Connect with Automotive Leaders

Previous Representatives

President & Chief Executive Officer · Chief Financial Officer · Chief Operating Officer · Chief Commercial Officer · Vice President, Aftersales & Vehicle Logistics · Senior Vice President, Logistics · Vice President, Supply Chain · Vice President, Finished Vehicle Logistics · Director, Production · Director, Purchasing · Director, Global Customs & Trade Compliance · Finished Vehicle Operations · Port Director · Import Export Manager

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2023 Conference Sessions

  • Mercedes Benz: People are our most critical asset in vehicle logistics

  • VW Group of America: what data points in the delivery chain help us act?

  • The winds of change: welcome to Finished Vehicle Logistics North America 2023

  • Logistics in the virtual world: how Toyota is using AR/VR in training and logistics centres

  • The FVL party has started: capacity, ETA, standards and network changes

  • State of freight in the golden state: how California aims to stay a global leader in sustainable logistics

  • Stellantis: Opportunities everywhere in North America to invest in outbound capacity

  • That’s a wrap, but the conversation is just getting started for finished vehicle logistics

  • Nissan’s zero emission journey to using electric trucks in North America



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