Day 3

Thursday 17th 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. 

Watch: How the virtual conference works

Intelligent insights: Supply chain and market insights updates – India


Watch this pre-recorded session to gain valuable insights into the demand patterns and forecasts focused on India, presented by: Puneet Gupta South Asia manager, vehicle sales forecast, IHS Markit

Morning espresso and welcome to ALSC Live day 3


Session 21: Supply chain and market insights – India


Key updates on the state of the automotive industry across India in the wake of Covid-19, including market and trade analysis, and insights on key supply chain trends.

Kalpesh Pathak, vice-president, supply chain management, FCA India

Puneet Gupta, associate director, IHS Markit

Gunjan Malhotra, vice-president, leading purchase and commercial operations, JCB India

Session 22: Leading the charge of the electric revolution


Volkswagen is aiming to make 1.5m EVs per year by 2025 and is already transforming its production network. Join Danny Auerswald, plant manager at Volkswagen's Transparent Factory Dresden, (Volkswagen's first all-electric plant) to understand the challenges and adaptations required of OEMs and the supply chain to turn this electric vision into a reality. 

Session 23: Spotlight on the supply chain – commercial vehicle manufactures’ perspectives


Keep pace with fast changing and volatile supply chains by learning best practice in systems and processes for supply chain network design, and routing across inbound, outbound and aftermarket supply chains.


Peter Hörndlein, head of logistics, MAN Truck & Bus

Fabio Castello, senior vice president, logistics, Scania CV

Session 24: Logistics automation 


Automotive logistics is moving fast towards new automation opportunities. Join this session for examples such as paperless processes, IoT devices, autonomous transport systems through to AI planning tools.


Balakrishnan Adhi, vice-president – material planning and logistics, Ford Motor India

Rodney Salmon, vice-president, automotive EMEA, Macro Plastics

Session 25: Finished vehicle logistics – accelerating digitalisation (Daimler case study)


Accelerating the drive towards common IT standards, utilising connected car and tracking technology and systems to improve visibility, manage quality, asset utilisation and network optimisation.


Monica Schmickler, WW transport logistics ‑ head of strategy, purchasing and quality, Daimler

Session 26: Finished vehicle logistics – keeping the metal moving 


The finished vehicle logistics sector is transforming, driven by new technologies, the growing need for sustainable solutions, changing consumer expectations as well as sharp growth in demand for hybrid and electric vehicles. Join this session as industry leaders share their insights on the current challenges, where the opportunities lie and what the future of finished vehicle logistics will look like..


Monica Schmickler, Daimler

Anna Weimers, head of global outbound logistics strategy and engineering, Volvo Cars

Intelligent insights: Supply chain and market insights updates – North America


Watch this pre-recorded session to gain valuable insights into the demand patterns and forecasts focused on North America, presented by: Brandon Mason lead analyst, Global Market Intelligence Eaton

Session 27: The new automotive world order – rethinking global supply chain networks 


The crisis has led many companies to consider their long-term footprints, sourcing and logistics footprints. Join this session to debate how global sourcing and regionalisation might change in the wake of the crisis


Harry Chase, GE Appliances

Deepak Mavatoor, managing partner - Growth Transformation, Mfg Auto and Industrial, Tata Consultancy Services (E2Open)

Session 28: Finished vehicle logistics –

rethinking network design and optimisation


Join this session to hear our expert panel delve into the sectors key challenges, share insights into the new strategies and operations required in a world with Covid-19 and discuss the latest solutions and technology advancing the sector.


Mark Boucher, director, vehicle logistics, VW Group of America

Steve Jernigan, director, finished vehicle logistics, Nissan North America

Justin Newell, COO, Inform

Curtis Rhodes, executive vice-president, network planning, Jack Cooper

Session 29:  Aftersales and service parts innovation


Aftersales and service parts distribution are moving into another phase of innovation, increasing flexibility, dynamic planning, and greater digital connectivity. Discover how operations are adapting to meet customer demands and the innovations, technologies and strategies that are driving the transformation.


Mike Schober, vice-president, parts supply chain operations, Toyota Motor North America

Anu Goel, executive vice-president, group after sales and service, VW Group of America

Session 30: Automotive supply chain and logistics reinvention


As global supply chains are being tested to the limit by the impacts of the virus, complications in international trade and the drive to new energy vehicles, rarely has there been a time of more change across supply chain and logistics. Join this discussion on how carmakers, suppliers and their service providers must adapt quickly to the remain agile and stay ahead of the game.


Chris Styles, senior director supply chain management logistics, Nissan North America

Martin Corner, vice-president of global supply chain management, Volvo Cars

Miguel Tavera, director, global inbound logistics and containers design, GM

Session 31: Spotlight on the supply chain –

North America


Delving into the challenges facing manufacturers and suppliers in North America, from manufacturing cross-border logistics networks and volatile production schedules to new goverment regulations and trade agreements, and the issue of limited network capacity.


George Grahovac, assistant, vice-president, NA supply chain, Honda of America Mfg

Richard Deboer, executive vice-president, Carter Logistics

Brandon Mason, lead analyst, Global Market Intelligence, Eaton

Session 32:  The future of automotive tier ones – in conversation with Bo Andersson


Tier one suppliers are seeing their business models and supply chains transform as the automotive industry moves quickly toward digitalisation and EVs. Few understand the shape of the automotive supply chain as well as Bo Andersson, who is president of Yazaki across North America and EMEA, leads on global purchasing, and has extensive senior leadership experience across OEMs including GM, Avtovaz and Gaz. Join this exclusive fireside chat to hear Bo's views on the changing requirements and future of automotive suppliers.


Bo Anderson, president and CEO of North & Central America, and president of Europe & Africa, Yazaki

Chris Ludwig, editor in chief, Automotive Logistics