Finished Vehicle Logistics North America will return on
9-11 November 2021 at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach California

We look forward to seeing you there at our first in-person conference since 2019

Finished Vehicle Logistics North America Live: 22-23 June 2021


Thank you for joining us!

Discussions at this year’s Finished Vehicle Logistics North America Live conference revealed an industry working hard to meet strong, resurgent demand for vehicles in the face of production disrupted by the semiconductor shortage. In fact, North American vehicle production was the worst affected by the shortage, according to industry analyst AutoForecast Solutions, and there is going to be a lot more vertical integration in the long term, with carmakers setting up direct partnerships with the semiconductor manufacturers. In the meantime, there is every need for OEMs and their outbound logistics providers to more closely collaborate and share supply chain data to improve the delivery of vehicles to dealerships and end customers.

The industry is also working hard to be more sustainable. Vehicle makers are trying to hit stringent emissions targets, not just in terms of the vehicles they are producing, but also in the transport used to move those vehicles between the plants and the dealers. While the road vehicle haulers battle for a greater weight allowance for equipment, carmakers are working with ports, road and rail transport providers to establish standards to measure emissions, as well as making adjustments to the outbound supply chain to find the most sustainable routes and methods of delivery. What is more, they are using the latest digital technology to do so, though that has put a stronger emphasis on the issue of security and governance of data. The goal for everyone is to improve the accuracy of the information being shared, make sure it is secure, and show how it can be used to cut carbon and costs at the same time.

2021 Speakers

Informed and Inspired by Leaders and Innovators

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Stephan Grant

Manager, Logistics

Lucid Motors


Stephan has enjoyed working in the automotive industry for over 25 years and has been fortunate to spend time on projects all over the world including Europe, USA, China and Brazil. He has a background in launching new vehicles and new manufacturing facilities. Recently he has expanded that scope to coordinate all the logistics projects for the group at Lucid Motors including finished vehicle logistics to launch the new car, new factory, and new company to the world. This is an exciting and humbling time for Stephan where he can bring all the very best processes and experience to the team from his time at established OEMs. However, there are still so many challenges to getting everything right for a successful launch so he's still learning and still enjoying the journey.

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Alfredo Riquelme

Finished Vehicle Logistics Manager

Renault Mexico


Alfredo Riquelme is a graduate from UNAM university in Mexico city with a degree in Electromechanical engineering. With over 30 years of experience working in the Automotive and Equipment sectors, he has held a number of senior purchasing and logistics roles. He joined Renault in 2000, leading projects within the purchasing function. For the last 15 years he's responsible for the Finished Vehicles Logistics and Distribution in Mexico, ensuring a fluid and efficient supply chain from production to dealer networks.


Charles Franklin

Senior National Manager, Business Development

Glovis America Inc


Charles Franklin is responsible for the strategic growth and synergies in Glovis America’s vehicle logistics network and inland vehicle distribution services. Focusing on EV and Legacy automobile manufacturers distributing finished vehicles to and from North America. Charles has worked in automotive purchasing and logistics for 20 years, including over 19 years with American Honda, where he was most recently the Manger of Export Logistics responsible for Global distribution of Honda, and Acura vehicles built in US, Canada and Mexico to over 100 destinations. Charles holds a bachelor’s degree from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Pepperdine University. He is also very committed to the community, having served and serving on a number of nonprofit boards.


Joe Kichler

Vice President

Manheim Logistics


As vice president of Manheim Logistics, Joe Kichler is transforming the business to create the most technologically advanced logistics management solution in the industry. He oversees the strategy and operations for Ready Logistics, a full-service transportation service, and Central Dispatch, a self-managed transportation solution. Kichler joined Manheim in 2012 and held a variety of leadership roles focused on improving operational efficiency. Before that, Kichler was a principal at Boston Consulting Group where he developed business strategies to strengthen the marketplace position of Fortune 100 companies. Kichler holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Scott Mabry

Manager Cross Border Logistics

Volkswagen Group of America


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Ryan Purman

Senior Manager, Finished Vehicle Logistics -NNA Operations and Exports

Nissan North America


Ryan has 25 years of experience in various segments of the Automotive Industry, spanning all areas of supply chain from tier 1 supply to dealer delivery. He is currently responsible for the North American finished vehicle logistics for Nissan North America, which encompasses all aspects of vehicle processing, shipping, vehicle logistics business transformation projects, forecasting, export ordering and shipping to over 70 countries worldwide. His experience includes: material handling, production supervision, stamping supervision, future material launch teams, supplier capacity constraints teams, production control, vehicle scheduling, design change engineering, international parts ordering, integrated supply chain management, packaging, last mile logistics, inbound logistics, service parts logistics, finished vehicle strategy, export vehicle ordering, and finished vehicle logistics operations.

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Key Themes Discussed by Industry Leaders



Adapting rapidly to change, it’s time to re-calibrate our thinking and skills to handle cataclysmic events, shifts in demand patterns, new business models and act with extreme agility, speed and flexibility and courage to rewrite the list of attributes needed to be successful.



Developing new skill sets to harness new and futuristic business and technology models. Creating new roles and investing in professional development that reflect the future of finished vehicle logistics.



Striving to be better, embracing new ideas, adding value and seizing upon innovations to turn them into a business advantage, increase operational excellence and efficiency.



Re-thinking the possible, partnership and service models, new sales channels, sustainability, Co2 reduction, regulations, along with electrification all present opportunities to re:code the new outbound.

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Previous Representatives

> President & Chief Executive Officer

> Chief Strategy Officer

> Chief Operations Officer

> Chief Technology Officer

> Vice President, Aftersales & Vehicle Logistics

> Senior Vice President, Logistics

> Vice President, Supply Chain

> Vice President, Finished Vehicle Logistics

> Director, Production North America

> Director, Purchasing

> Director, Global Customs & Trade Compliance

> Finished Vehicle Operations

> Port Director

> Import Export Manager

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