Automotive Logistics in India Tomorrow

International industry experts of automobile manufacturing and logistics will meet in Chennai at the AKJ Automotive India conference

Chennai / Saarbruecken, (PresseBox) - The automotive industry in India is growing fast and offers both Indian suppliers and global car manufacturers possibilities for new and better business. Industry experts and logistics service providers will get opportunity to discuss the future of the automotive supply chain at the AKJ Automotive conference at BMW, Chennai, October 18th/19th 2016. The conference is a must for pro-fessionals, looking for solutions to improve logistics or to design localization strategies in India.

The recent growth of automotive production volumes in India reveals the future potential of India as a producer as well as a sales market. However, India has particular differences compared to other car producing countries. Infrastructure and supply chain design needs to be adjusted to the specific demands of the Indian industry for more success. Professionals may profit here from experiences of international industry executives and automotive experts which will meet in Chennai in October 18th and 19th.

The conference “AKJ Automotive India” provides solutions for the future of the automotive industry in India. The event will be located at the BMW production site in Chennai and provides opportunity to get first-hand knowledge about current supply chain issues in India and solution approaches. Furthermore, benchmark live visits will offer a special occasion to see the production sites of BMW and Bharat (Daimler). International keynote speakers from BMW, Bosch, Continental, DB Schenker, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Rhenus, SMR Automotive or Volkswagen will present strategies for design and control of agile supply chains with the know-how to enhance automotive business in the Chennai region. The conference is aimed at industry professionals from automobile manufacturers, logistics service providers and suppliers with interest in optimization of automotive supply chains. Also members from universities and research institutions will be able to learn about latest supply chain issues and may enlarge their industry network.

The annual conference on supply chain and manufacturing topics in India follows the tradition of international automotive networks in Mexico, Germany and other regions of the world, driven by AKJ Automotive. Chennai SRM University and the Great Lakes Institute of Management provide scientific support for a regional automotive expert group together with the German university htw saar.
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The AKJ Automotive (“Arbeitskreis Just‐in‐time”) is a group of experts and executives from the automotive industry and considers itself as a platform for an open and trustful exchange of information between all members of the automotive value chain (manufacturers, suppliers, service providers). Expert groups meet frequently to change the automotive industry towards better production and logistics systems. In 2015, the initiative celebrated its 30th anniversary. Over time, the focus changed from Just‐in‐time issues to supply chain and production topics. Regular meetings are hosted by companies at changing industrial production sites and are combined with benchmark visits. International AKJ Automotive congresses promote industry solutions and results of the workgroups.
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