Labour shortages and equipment misalignment mean that the outbound network is already feeling the pressure, while rising fuel equipment prices are increasing overall vehicle logistics costs. At the same time, North American vehicle production is set to recover as supply shortages ease, making it crucial to improve operational efficiency and develop solutions to alleviate future bottlenecks, capacity constraints and cost spikes across vehicle logistics.
This panel provides solutions for how key stakeholders from rail, road and carmakers are working individually and collectively to improve driver productivity, optimise operations at distribution ramps, address labour and equipment issues and develop strategies and operations fit for purpose as vehicle volumes rise.
Michael Arnold, Operations Supervisor, North America Vehicle Logistics, Ford Motor Company
Mark Anderson, President and CEO, United Road
Kevin Nower, Director of Sales and Marketing, Automotive, Kansas City Southern
Christopher Ludwig, Editor-in-chief, Automotive Logistics and Ultima Media