18th of October

Morning Session

08:00 Registration for participants and visit of the exhibition
09:00 Opening Ceremony - Representatives from
BMW: Dr. Jochen Stallkamp), AKJ Automotive Germany: (Prof. Dr. K.-J. Schmidt),
htw saar: Prof. Dr. K.-J. schmidt) and SRM University: Prof. Dr. K. Prabahakar
09:30 Session 1- Strategies and Challenges Supply Chain Management and Automotive
Prof. Dr. K.-J. Schmidt (AKJ) and Dr. K. Prabhakar (SRM University)
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09:30 BMW, Dr. Dirk Dreher, Vice President Foreign Supply Chain, Munich
Design & Control of an agil supply chain -
Innovative technologies, stability, robustness and agility
10:10 Daimler, Markus Villinger, Head of Daimler Busss and Evobus India, Chennai
Daimler Buses India Greenfield approach, Supply Chain and Supplier development
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10:50   Coffee break and visit of the exhibition
11:20 Session 2 – Automotive India – Challenges and Future
Prof. T. Korne (AKJ / htw saar) and representative of Great Lakes Mgt. Institute/SRM University
11:20 BMW, Oliver Ruett, Senior General Manager Logistics BMW, Chennai
Automotive Industry India - Challenges to drive the Supply Chain
11:50 Panel Discussion - moderated by Isabelle Hasleder, Senior Manager Physical Logistics, BMW, Chennai
Automotive Industry India 2016 to 2020 – Growth, innovation and competitiveness
BMW: Dr. D. Dreher, Bosch, Dainler: M. Villinger, Pan Asia: Gerald Tan, NN
The automotive industry India - Innovation, growth and challenge to achieve
international competitiveness with a global and local supply base
13:10   Quick Lunch, networking and visit exhibition

Afternoon Session

14:10 Session 3 – The Supply Chain managed by logistics providers
Prof. Dr. T. Korne (htwsaar, DE) and R. Suresh SRM University)
14:10 Rhenus, Sanjay Randive, Director ILS and Special Projects, Rhenus Logistics India P. Limited (IN)
Cross-continental and local sourcing - Mastering the challenges of combining cross-continental and local sourcing in the Inbound Automotive Supply Chain
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14:50 DB Schenker, Vasudevan Karthick, Deputy General Manager, DB Schenker, Chennai
and Arun Shukla, DGM Business Development Contract Logistics, Chennai
Future of Automotive Logistics – Present Industry , Future predictions and Opportunities
15:30   Coffee break, networking and visit of the exhibition
16:00 Session 4 – New challenges, strategies and concepts to manage the future
Moderation: Dr. M. Ewig (Peter Kaiser, DE) and N. Geyser (BMW)
16:00 Bosch, M. Jayakumar, Vice President and Head of Purchasing, India
Peter Meyer – Sen. Vice Pres. Corp. Purchasing & Logistics Automotive Business
Supply Chain Bosch – Systems and Methods to develop and drive the Supply Chain Bosch India
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16:40   Schmalz India, Mani, Philip, Director, Pune
Industry 4.0 in Manufacturing
17:20 Consul General Achim Fabig, Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany, Chennai
Germany’s Economic Engagement in India anappraisal
17:40 Prof. Dr. Thomas Korne – Introduction of AKJ working group
17:55   End of speeches of the first day of conference

Gala Event and Award Ceremony

19:00 Foyer Banquet hall at the Hotel Fortune - Welcome and gettogether
Banquet hall at the hotel Fortune - Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony
22:30   End of first conference day

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