Organised by Indian Transport & Logistics News (ITLN)

Date:  December 5-6, 2017
Venue: Courtyard Marriott, Chakan, Pune


Day 1 — December 5, 2017

9:30 to 10:00

10:00 to 10:30   
10:00 – 10:05 Welcome
10:05 – 10:15 Opening Comments by Felix Kreutel, SVP, Cargo, Fraport AG
10:15 – 10:30 Keynote address

10: 30 to 11: 45 – Panel Discussion 1
Subject: Creating a modern and agile supply chain for auto industry in the digital age

  • How vehicle manufacturers are operating more flexible production techniques with smarter supply chains
  • How sophisticated demand planning, variable cost structures and better integration with suppliers is making the automotive supply chain easier to manage
  • How intelligent forecasting and inventory management are not just improving efficiency but also driving a seamless supply chain

11:45 to 12:00
Networking Break

12:00 to 13:30 – Panel Discussion 2
India as automobile export manufacturing hub - from "Make in India" to "Made in India"

  • India’s efforts to turn its automobile industry into a global winner
  • Challenges for the automotive supply chain on the road ahead
  • How Indian-made brands are setting sail for right-hand drive export markets

13:30 to 14:30
Networking Lunch 

14:30 to 16:00 – Panel Discussion 3
Changing landscape of auto logistics post-GST

  • What changes is India’s automotive supply chain facing with this new tax regime?
  • How can companies gear up to maximize the benefit of this change?
  • How has the elimination of multiple state-level levies optimized stock points and reduced channel inventories?
  • Has it helped improve lead times and create opportunities for more efficient warehouse management?
  • Has the advent of one borderless market led to the emergence of a flexible distribution market?

16:00 to 16:15 Tea break

16:15 to 17:45 – Panel Discussion 4
Enhancing efficiency for in-factory (inbound) logistics through technology adaptation 

  • How will the usage of analytics help drive a smarter automotive supply chain
  • Driving Industry 4.0 smart approach towards inbound logistics
  • Understanding the opportunities that digital supply chains enable

18:00 to 20.00 Cocktail reception

Day 2 — December 6, 2017

9:30 to 10:00

10:00 to 11:30 Panel Discussion 5
Multi-modal logistics hubs and the new mode of transportation (utilisation of inland waterways under Sagarmala scheme) for intra-country movements 

  • Utilisation of India’s vast coastline and potentially navigable inland waterways to boost trade and spur industrial growth
  • Understanding the current status of port infrastructure. How port modernisation plans and new port development will help promote export driven growth
  • How enhancing port connectivity will give the much needed boost to internal trade as well as exports and imports
  • How government projects will help reduce the cost of freight transportation

11: 30 to 12: 00 Networking Break

12:00 to 13:30 – Panel Discussion 6
Technology vis-a-vis cost rationalisation in automobile logistics

  • Understanding how adoption of technology leads to reduction in inventory costs, logistics cost and improvement in inventory turnover rate
  • Exploring how technological transformations will help drive greater asset utilization

13:30 to 13:35 Vote of thanks
13:35 to 14:30 Networking Lunch

*The programme is subject to last minute changes