Steve Center, Kia and Chris Styles, Nissan

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Kia America COO Steve Center (middle) and Nissan’s VP of supply chain, Chris Styles, said vehicle logistics had become a top management priority

Supply chains are battling continuous disruption and multiple crises, with volatile production volumes, material shortages, rising transport costs, supply chain bottlenecks and network and labour shortages all exacerbating strong consumer demand. Record low inventory levels are accelerating the integration of vehicle logistics into total supply chain management and reshaping the way organisations and leaders – ranging from material supply to production to sales and distribution – are developing and implementing new strategies with outbound logistics teams to improve efficiency and increase availability of products to market.

In this session, to executives at Kia and Nissan explain how OEMs are recalibrating vehicle logistics and the wider supply chain to seize opportunities in the new reality of lower inventory, more pipeline ordering, increased vehicle retrofitting and personalisation, shorter order cycles and amplified challenges in vehicle production forecasts.

Chris Styles, Vice President Supply Chain Management, Nissan North America
Steve Center, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Kia America

Christopher Ludwig, Editor-in-chief, Automotive Logistics and Ultima Media


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