Update on Odette2015 Conference and Exhibition

The conference will focus on the use of innovative technologies and concepts to overcome the challenges facing the automotive supply chain both today and tomorrow.

Speakers already confirmed :

Opening speech: Dr. Dirk Dreher, VP Foreign Supply, BMW

Thomas Heptner, Head of Plant Strategy, Audi
Claudia Vogel-Daniel, Head of Logistics SV plants, Brose Group
Beysun Duru, Supplier Management & Development, Ford Otosan
Vidar Gundersen, CEO, KGH Customs Services
Manfred Klemke, VP Finance & Accounting, Lufthansa Cargo
Houssam Haje, VP Supply Chain, Michelin
Andreas Graffe, Director Supply Chain Order Fulfillment/Europe, Opel/Vauxhall
Gilles Sexton, Project Director, PSA Peugeot Citroen
Didier Canals, Head of Renault/Nissan DCP Project, Renault
Fabio Castello, VP Logistics, Scania Latin America Brazil
Kirill Vlasov, CEO, STS Russia
Özlem Dinçarslan, Supply Chain Design, TOFAŜ (Fiat Turkey)
Lars Langenius, VP Scandinavia and Oversees, Volvo Logistic Corporation
Caroline Quass, Supplier Training Programmes, ZF

additional speakers from Audi, Continental, Gefco Brazil, Hella Romania, Valeo France to be announced shortly.

Topics include:

Latest innovations in supply chain tools & technology
Closing the gaps to automate supply chain visibility
Collaborative capacity management
Bar-coded labels – the next generation
Optimising product data management with EDI
The implications of 3D printing for the global logistics Industry

Overcoming legal obstacles to the free flow of goods
Dealing with trade barriers and customs constraints
Cooperation between logistics and finance to meet constantly changing legislation
Fighting cyber-crime in road transport

Assessing SCM capability worldwide
What is next with the Global MMOG/LE?
Latest supplier evaluation programme in China

SCM education and training for experts and novices
What types of training are available?
What are the options to train staff and suppliers locally and remotely?

Optimising supplier capacity and infrastructure to cope with market fluctuations

What is the future for the Russian market?
Managing the current geopolitical context to facilitate international exchanges

The challenges of returnable packaging

The SCM challenges posed by constant mergers and acquisitions

Registration will open in September with early bird discounts so watch this space!

Exhibitors @ Odette2015

Reinforce your industry presence in the eyes of both existing customers and future prospects.  Learn first-hand about the latest industry trends and concerns, not only via the formal conference sessions but also through personal contacts with OEMs, suppliers, peers and competitors during the many informal networking opportunities which arise in the unique collegiate atmosphere of the Odette Conference. A few stands are still available. Don't get left out, ask for further details.