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Challenges and opportunities

Delegates at the recent Automotive Logistics Mexico conference in Mexico City enjoyed a series of presentations and interactive sessions with automotive logistics experts, alongside extensive networking opportunities. The Automotive Logistics team was also on hand to meet speakers on the sidelines to discuss the challenges and opportunities of automotive logistics in Mexico

Interview with Hector Martinez, Honda Mexico

The OEM’s division manager export sales and CBU logistics tells Joanne Perry about its outbound logistics in the country, including key challenges such as security issues, congestion at ports and extreme weather events.

Interview with Alfonso Gutierrez, Nissan Mexico

The vehicle-maker’s recently appointed deputy director of purchasing speaks to editor Joanne Perry about his ambitions in the role, the challenges of logistics purchasing in Mexico and why it’s crucial to empower personnel to “go and conquer”.

Interview with Antonio Zepeda Torres, CSI Group

The company’s commercial director tells editor Joanne Perry about its recently completed, six-storey car storage facility at Veracruz – the busiest port in the country for automotive traffic. He also discusses the wider challenges of transporting finished vehicles in Mexico.

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Interview with Karl-Friedrich Koch, BMW Mexico

The OEM’s vice-president of production control, logistics talks to Christopher Ludwig about ramping up production at its new plant in San Luis Potosí

Interview with Susanne Lehmann, Volkswagen

The vehicle-maker’s senior director of production for North America, who is in charge of coordinating production and supply chain in the region, discusses key aspects of the role with Christopher Ludwig.

Interview with Kevin Reed, Royal Power Solutions

The electronics and battery component supplier’s vice-president of supply chain talks to Daniel Harrison about why the company built a new plant in Mexico, and the challenges facing its supply chain and logistics.

Speaker presentations

Keynote speech and session 1: Maintaining Mexico’s competitiveness

Session 3a: BMW San Luis Potosi and the 3 Series launch

Session 3b: Case study – the importance of developing adaptive logistics partnerships

Learning lunch: Impact of the heavy vehicle industry on logistics, mobility and the environment

Session 4: Smooth customs and frictionless trade – best practice at the border

Session 4a: A viewpoint from outside the automotive industry

Session 5: Inspiration for innovation

Session 6: Investing in the future  to build sustainable networks

Session 7: Case study – evolution strategy for Nissan SCM

Session 8: Student forum – learning from the next generation

Session 9: Mexico’s Got Talent