On June 13th and 14th, Transmetrics visited 2018 Automotive Logistics Europe Conference in Bonn, Germany. This year, the conference focused on many ways in which today’s technology can be used to transform automotive logistics operations.
According to the organizers, the event was aimed to discuss and explore the following objectives:
– Development of a clear understanding for the direction the European automotive logistics sector is really heading.
– Working out a strategy to ensure your automotive logistics operations can deliver real gains.
– Finding out which technologies offer the greatest potential gains for today’s inbound, outbound and service parts supply chains.
– Learning how to implement these technologies quickly and to maximum advantage.
Matthias Kasser, Partner at McKinsey & Company
The conference kicked off on June 12th with welcome drinks and a splendid Automotive Logistics Awards Europe 2018 ceremony, which took place in Kameha Grand Hotel. Among the winners were vehicle-makers Seat and Volvo Cars, tier supplier Magna Steyr, logistics service providers GEFCO and time:matters, and technology providers Fracht SIA and CEIT.
Wolfgang Lehmacher, Head of Supply Chain and Transport Industries at World Economic Forum
During the next two days, delegates had a chance to network, discuss and exchange ideas on how to push forward the European automotive logistics sector. Among the speakers of the conference were automotive industry experts and opinion leaders such as Stéphane Milhet (GEFCO), Greg Slawson (DSV), Matthias Kasser (McKinsey & Company), Christian Schwede (Fraunhofer IML), Wolfgang Lehmacher (World Economic Forum) and many more.
For Transmetrics, the event served as a great place to network with the industry professionals and discuss the potential of Transmetrics innovative predictive cargo planning platform for the automotive logistics sector.
FedEx Stand at the Conference
The conference attendees coming back from the dinner organized at the ship cruising across the Rhine.
According to the organizers, more than 300 representatives from vehicle-makers, tier suppliers, service providers, infrastructure operators and technology solutions specialists attended the Automotive Logistics Europe conference this year. The event was kindly sponsored by FedEx, Priority Freight, INFORM, Syncreon, DSV, Royale, DHL, Ewals Cargo Care and others.
Transmetrics would like to thank the organizers of Automotive Logistics conference and Alistair Newton in particular for their kind invitation and for a chance to meet with a lot of forward-looking industry specialists.