Day 1

Tuesday 15th September

Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Live 2020 provides a platform for the industry to debate the areas of recovery, what needs to be rethought, reinvented, how to accelerate growth and the strategies required to meet the new realities of today and tomorrow.

After each session you will have the chance to network, schedule meetings, visit e-booths and catch up on demand. You can book your place at this three day virtual event here.

All times displayed are GMT+1. The latest updates to the programme will be online here.

The sessions and other content will remain online for 30 days following the live event. 

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Morning espresso and welcome to ALSC Live day 1


Session 1: Supply chain and logistics in the new reality


Supply chain management has been front and centre during the crisis, taking the leading role in overseeing shutdown and ramp up phases, and now in overseeing new processes, protocols and requirements. Martin Corner, vice-president of global supply chain logistics at Volvo Cars will talk about supply chain and logistics resilience in the face of ongoing disruption.

Intelligent insights:  Supply chain and market insights updates – China


Watch this pre-recorded session to gain valuable insights in to the demand patterns and forecasts focused on China, presented by: Lin Huaibin, manager, China Light Vehicle Sales Forecast, IHS Automotive

Session 2: Redefining sustainable supply chains ‑ CSR Europe


Putting sustainability at the heart of the rethink and transformation of the supply chain to ensure a greener, socially, and environmentally responsible future, geared around waste elimination, CO2 reduction and the drive towards electrification. 

Welf Schneider, Automotive Aftermarket, Supply Chain Management, Robert Bosch
Michael Maass, vice-president, Sustainability Solutions, Kuehne + Nagel

Intelligent insights:  Battery and electric vehicle supply chains 


Watch this pre-recorded session to gain valuable insights in to the demand patterns and forecasts focused on battery and electric vehicle supply chains, presented by: Daniel Harrison, automotive analyst, Ultima Media Business Intelligence 

Session 3: Scaling up battery and electric vehicle supply chains


The evolution toward electric vehicles (EVs) is in a significant scale up mode, as new vehicle and battery plants come on line to meet future demand, presenting challenge in building efficient supply chains companies will need to remain nimble to thrive amid this shift and scale up.

Magnus Ödling, head of global inbound logistics engineering & car program management, Volvo Cars
Bruno Constans, director of innovation, Gefco
John Carmichael, global head of automotive, Maersk

Daniel Harrison, automotive analyst, Ultima Business Intelligence Unit

Intelligent insights: Alternative Powertrain Study Europe


Watch this pre-recorded session to gain valuable insights into the latest alternative powertrain study presented by Christoph Stürmer, global lead analyst, PwC Autofacts

Session 4: Finished vehicle logistics collaboration ‑ ECG


Vehicle logistics face ever-greater product complexity, new regulations and customer expectations. Meeting the demands of the new reality will require a co-operative strategy and greater industry collaboration. Join our panel to understand the ways the sector is working most closely together.


Hervé Moulin, Alliance project leader, Telematics, Finished Vehicle Logistics, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance

Mike Sturgeon, executive director, ECG

Robert Cameron, Chairman of Odette International & Head of Department Production and Logistics

German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA)

Session 5: Supply chain innovation


Innovation is key to driving the automotive supply chains and logistics forward, whether it be adapting existing processes, developing new ideas or implementing new technology. Join this highly interactive session and through audience polls and live Q&A, compare how your company is managing innovation and transformation in logistics with a panel of leading automotive supply chain decision makers and disruptors.


Marko Weisshaar, Ineos Automotive

Wolfgang Lehmacher, Independent Consultant

Session 6: Spotlight on the supply chain – optimising networks and capacity planning


Supply chain executives are facing the huge task of planning volumes, investments and capacity in the face of extremely uncertain demand and risk. Understand key examples of how supply chain organisations and processes are adapting to manage this, including shifts towards weekly or even daily updates and optimisations.


Jeff Estes, general manager ‑ Parts Supply Chain, Toyota Motor North America

Greg Megerian, director of logistics, Adient

Ron Glowinsky, vice-president, Global Sales, CNW

Session 7: Accelerating digital transformation 


As the digital toolbox for automotive logistics expands across data visualisation, real-ti0me tracking, enhanced connectivity and even artificial intelligence, get to grips with the most important and relevant systems and processes for your supply chain.


Govin Ranganathan, head of logistics, Nio USA

Greg Toornman, vice-president of global materials, logistics and demand planning, AGCO

Session 8: Finished vehicle logistics – improving agility and flexibility 


Hear best practice on the digital tools and processes that can help OEMs and logistics providers to improve outbound networks, including load factors and asset utilisation.


Enrique De La Peña, senior manager, Mex-US operations, Hyundai Glovis

Nick Thompson, operations manager, finished vehicle logistics, FCA North America

Christoph Seitz, co-owner and CEO, CFR Rinkens

Session 9: Leadership in a time of adversity


The coronavirus pandemic has placed extraordinary demands on leaders including managing the risk to employees, suppliers and customers, overcoming tremendous disruption to finances and operations, and quickly implementing new protocols and regulations. Learn lessons on critical supply chain leadership from top industry decision makers.


Susanne Lehmann, director of production, North America region, Volkswagen

Emmanuel Arnaud, executive vice-president, Gefco

Raman Mehta, chief information officer and vice-president, Visteon

Marc Brazeau, head of logistics, FCA North America