June 22-23, 2021 | Online



Finished Vehicle Logistics North America Live

Often with a crisis comes courage, pace, change and the opportunity to reset and recode. This online conference will bring to you just that. News, insight, intelligence and case studies on all things Finished Vehicle Logistics. Get up to speed with what’s changing, who and how they are adapting, what new ideas have been implemented.

For sure the crisis has exposed continued gaps in supply chain planning, resulting in a negative impact on production, lead times and costs. For sure the sector remains daunting and complex, compounded by COVID. However, vehicle logistics has proven more resilient with each wave of the pandemic, adjusting to volume swings and new ways of working without losing efficiency. The industry has also pivoted quickly to new sales channels, including online orders and contactless delivery. It’s an industry looking ahead to understand the impact of EV and technology through the supply chain.

So if there is one conference you must attend this year, it’s Finished Vehicle Logistics North America Live. Join the debate, listen to news, views, perspectives and help the industry re-set.

2021 Speakers

Be Informed and Inspired by Leaders and Innovators

Steve Jernigan

Steve Jernigan

Director, Finished Vehicle Logistics

Nissan North America


Steven Jernigan is Director for Finished Vehicle Logistics. A position to which he was appointed in April 2020. He is responsible for Finished Vehicles, Exports and SCM Strategy. Steven joined Nissan in 2010 in the Purchasing Service and Support area as Regional Supplier Performance Manager of Supply Chain Services. In 2014 Steven took over as Director of Purchasing with various responsibilities over the last six years in Service and Support as well as Bought out Parts. Prior to joining Nissan Steven worked for Dell Inc and Fedex Ground with various increasing levels of responsibilities within Manufacturing, Materials, Six Sigma, Project management, Inventory Control, Supply Chain Management and Procurement.

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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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