Agenda

Just like every year, we’re preparing TAL’s content in cooperation with experienced speakers and industry experts. TAL 2021 will provide inspiring thoughts, practical case studies and room for discussions and your own topics. 

Once the presentations are over, we’ll all move on to a social evening, where we’ll share our impressions over good food and drink.

Tuesday, 21.9.2021

Main Agenda

8:30 – 9:30 Registration
9:30 – 9:45

Opening

9:45  10:25

Balance in logistics and where to find it

Marco Prüglmeier, CEO, i2market
10:30 – 11:10

Customer driven supply chain digitalisation

Paul Palmero Martinez, Delivery Manager, SEAT:CODE

Jose Marín Ruiz, Product Manager, SEAT:CODE

11:10 – 11:40

Coffee Break

11:40 – 12:10

Digitalisation and automation of Continental Automotive plants

Tomáš Vondrák, Plant Manager Brandýs nad Labem, Continental Automotive Czech Republic

12:15 – 12:45

The difficulties and benefits of deploying e-heijunka

Jan Čermák, Project Manager in Logistics, Robert Bosch

Petr ChalušGroup Leader for Logistics Innovations, Robert Bosch

12:45 – 14:15

Lunch

Partners Spotlight Stream

  

13:40 – 13:50

Multi-echelon safety stock and service level optimization

Štěpán Zechovský, Senior Supply Chain Consultant, Deloitte

    

13:55 – 14:05

Traceability systems: The right take on marking data matrix codes

Martin Vlk, Technical and Sales Agent, Lintech

14:15 – 14:45

Virtual optimisation: A simulation-first approach to AMR development

Michael Schneider, CEO, idealworks

Dylan SheppardDigital Design Lead, idealworks

14:50 – 15:20

Retrofit logistics solutions supporting automation in existing facilities

Björn Karlsson, CEO, Weland Solutions

15:20 – 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 – 16:15

Finding the right balance for IT and logistics

Tolga Özkundakci, European Vice President of IT and Systems, International Automotive Components Group

16:20 – 16:50

Digitalising transport services’ RFQ processes

Ivan Marinec, Managing Partner, AIM PARTNERS

16:55 – 17:15

About logistics (and more) when shooting photos on the Tour de France

Markéta Navrátilová, Photographer

17:30

Closing

17:30 – 22:00

Social evening

Once the presentations are done, we’ll be moving on to a social evening at Parkhotel Pilsen, with musical accompaniment by Adrian T. Bell. Check out his concert for Czech Radio, and you’ll look forward to him just as much as we do. Come after the conference hours for a chat with your colleagues and raise a glass to Aimtec, who’s celebrating 25 years this year!

Side section

8:30 – 17:30

#AimtecLab – Digital Factory Showcase

What technologies does Aimtec have in store for industry? Come for a behind-the-scenes look at the latest technologies, like LBS, real-time reporting and digital twinning. Is augmented reality only for tomorrow? We’ll show you it’s for today!

You can visit AimtecLab in the main hall during any of the breaks in the conference programme.

Partners Spotlight Stream

How do our partners see trends in logistics?

You can meet up with their representatives also at the short presentations they’ll be giving in the salon by the main conference hall during breaks. Presentations of the Partners Spotlight Stream will be in English and not interpreted.

Deloitte and Lintech will be presenting their solutions here.

Presentations will be interpreted into Czech, German and English.

The right to change the conference programme is reserved

TAL 2021 speakers

Marco Prüglmeier

CEO
i2market

Balance in logistics and where to find it

Marco’s personal mission is to help others along the way to high-tech logistics. That’s one reason why he’s speaking yet again at our conference about the burning issues that are setting the course for the world of logistics. In his opening speech, he introduces the conference’s main theme, and he’ll be joining you to seek an answer to the question: “Where’s the right balance?”

Marco has been working in automotive for over twenty years. He’s an expert in issues surrounding supply chains and lean production, and his main domain is logistics innovations – for long years, he was responsible for these at BMW Group. Last year, he founded the consulting company i2market, where he as the CEO is harnessing his long experience in this dynamic field. Don’t miss this presentation on how to seek and find a balance in logistics.

Paul Palmero Martinez

Delivery Manager
SEAT:CODE

Customer driven supply chain digitalisation

SEAT:CODE was announced in 2019, and “CODE” as an abbreviation for “Centre of Digital Excellence” explains its main focus. SEAT:CODE is working to boost two major dimensions within SEAT and Volkswagen Group. Firstly it seeks to keep on furthering the company’s digital transformation and increasing efficiency through process digitalisation. Secondly it aims to strengthen new business models centred on new concepts of vehicular mobility, connectivity and digitalisation, with a special emphasis on SEAT.

Paul Palmero is currently the delivery manager for the Production & Logistics business unit at SEAT:CODE. With more than 15 years of experience under his belt, he has participated in and led many digital transformation programmes at automotive companies. Here at TAL, Paul Palmero Martinez and Jose Marín Ruiz will focus on digitalisation as the main trend propelling the automotive industry. A digital transformation is needed in order to adapt to all the changes the industry is going through; however, certain companies still struggle with this challenge. Come and listen to their presentation full of practical tips and experience gained from real-life examples. 

Jose Marín Ruiz

Product Manager
SEAT:CODE

Customer driven supply chain digitalisation

SEAT:CODE was announced in 2019, and “CODE” as an abbreviation for “Centre of Digital Excellence” explains its main focus. SEAT:CODE is working to boost two major dimensions within SEAT and Volkswagen Group. Firstly it seeks to keep on furthering the company’s digital transformation and increasing efficiency through process digitalisation. Secondly it aims to strengthen new business models centred on new concepts of vehicular mobility, connectivity and digitalisation, with a special emphasis on SEAT.

Jose Marín Ruiz currently works as a product manager at SEAT:CODE. Jose has been in logistics for over 10 years and has spent the last three of them collaborating with development teams to provide impulses for digital initiatives. Here at TAL, Jose Marín Ruiz and Paul Palmero Martinez will focus on digitalisation as the main trend propelling the automotive industry. A digital transformation is needed in order to adapt to all the changes the industry is going through; however, certain companies still struggle with this challenge. Come and listen to their presentation full of practical tips and experience gained from real-life examples.

Tomáš Vondrák

Plant Manager Brandýs nad Labem
Continental Automotive Czech Republic

Digitalisation and automation of Continental Automotive plants

Continental is celebrating 150 years on the market this year. Its Czech branch, in Brandýs nad Labem, manufactures and supplies automotive electronics for cars from many global brands. Alongside top-of-the-line manufacturing, it also focuses on the development of the latest logistics technologies. At the end of this year, for example, it’s planning to set up a unique AutoStore robotic warehouse that can hold up to 16,000 boxes.

Tomáš Vondrák, director of the Brandýs facilities, has accepted our invitation to this year’s TAL conference. Tomáš is the first Czech to head this firm, which ranks among the largest Continental Automotive electronics plants worldwide. He has been working here since 2006, with his placements reaching even to Germany and Mexico.

Hear his experiences and plans for expanding digitalisation and automation at the facilities under his care.

Jan Čermák

Project Manager in Logistics
Robert Bosch

The difficulties and benefits of deploying e-heijunka

The Bosch Group is a global leader among suppliers of technologies and services. It has branches in nearly every nation of the world, and it employs over 395,000 people in total. In the Czech Republic, the group is represented by six companies at eight sites. Among them is the manufacturing plant of the Automotive Technology Division in České Budějovice, where a new development and technology centre opened its doors in 2019. Here 600 developers work on automotive component applications for customers from around the world.

Jan Čermák works here in the position of Project Manager in Logistics. In recent years his main focus has been projects to digitalise processes for planning and physical logistics. In his talk he and Petr Chaluš will present a project from the area of digitalising production planning: electronic heijunka. Don’t miss this presentation – you’ll learn what obstacles they overcame for successful deployment, the changes seen in cooperation between logistics and production, how the people who actively use this tool every day see it, what new possibilities have appeared for this application’s development, how the data will be used and more.

Petr Chaluš

Group Leader for Logistics Innovations
Robert Bosch

The difficulties and benefits of deploying e-heijunka

The Bosch Group is a global leader among suppliers of technologies and services. It has branches in nearly every nation of the world, and it employs over 395,000 people in total. In the Czech Republic, the group is represented by six companies at eight sites. Among them is the manufacturing plant of the Automotive Technology Division in České Budějovice, where a new development and technology centre opened its doors in 2019. Here 600 developers work on automotive component applications for customers from around the world.

Petr Chaluš is the head of this plant’s team for logistics quality and logistics process innovations. Alongside his colleague Jan Čermák, he will present the plant to you and speak about current activities in the area of digitalising logistics processes. In his presentation he will share the experience he’s gained while deploying electronic heijunka – a project from the realm of digitalising production planning. Meanwhile In Petr Chaluš’s presentation you can look forward to discovering what obstacles they had to deal with, how they managed, the evolution seen by cooperation between logistics and production, and what further possibilities are planned for applications development and data utilisation, in part thanks to user feedback.

Michael Schneider

CEO
idealworks

Virtual optimisation: A simulation-first approach to AMR development

idealworks was founded in November 2020 as a wholly owned subsidiary of the BMW Group and has been reimagining autonomous logistics and changing the way intelligent robots work ever since. Here at TAL, idealworks will demonstrate how the company leverages simulation as an integral part of its process in autonomous robot development and customer onboarding. 

A renowned automotive expert with vast international experience, Michael Schneider brings both strategic and operational leadership excellence. In more than 17 years spent in consulting and automotive, at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and the BMW Group, he has successfully spearheaded major strategy and business development shifts across the company. Most recently, Michael was part of the pioneering team which transitioned the BMW project into the spinoff idealworks, of which he is now CEO. Catch idealworks' presentation to learn how the company is leveraging its digital-first approach to continuous improvement and how it is accelerating integration of products for new customers. 

 

Dylan Sheppard

Digital Design Lead
idealworks

Virtual optimisation: A simulation-first approach to AMR development

idealworks was founded in November 2020 as a wholly owned subsidiary of the BMW Group and has been reimagining autonomous logistics and changing the way intelligent robots work ever since. Here at TAL, idealworks will demonstrate how the company leverages simulation as an integral part of its process in autonomous robot development and customer onboarding. 

Dylan Sheppard joined idealworks as a founding member of the company after three years at BMW AG, where he led an international team in the design and development of software and systems throughout the BMW Group, coordinating impactful projects with BMW Motorrad, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars as well as BMW logistics and production. As Digital Design Lead at idealworks, Dylan is responsible for driving the digital touch points of the company; leading the user experience design of AnyFleet, idealworks's cloud steering platform, and leveraging high-fidelity simulation tools for both development and verification of autonomous robotic systems. Catch idealworks' presentation to learn how the company is leveraging its digital-first approach to continuous improvement and how it is accelerating integration of products for new customers.

Björn Karlsson

CEO
Weland Solutions

Retrofit logistics solutions supporting automation in existing facilities

Weland Solutions is a leading provider of solutions for warehouse management and logistics. The company delivers customised and optimised lifts and warehouse inventory to its customers: Volkswagen, Rolls-Royce and Koenigsegg are several of its references.

Automation is the future of logistics; that is for sure. But to run a fully automated installation might be initially too costly. Semi-automation and retrofit logistics solutions is then the right way to go.

Björn Karlsson, CEO of Weland Solutions, has over 10 years of experience in logistics. In his speech, Björn will address the crucial topic of using manpower for the most cost-efficient operations. He will reveal the strategy of keeping semi-automation as efficient as possible. Björn will talk about scalable solutions that are easy to adapt to your existing and growing business. Don’t miss his speech full of practical tips and case studies from Weland’s customers.

Tolga Özkundakci

European Vice President of IT and Systems
International Automotive Components Group

Finding the right balance for IT and logistics

International Automotive Components Group (IAC) is a leading global supplier of automotive components and systems. With more than 50 manufacturing locations and a global footprint that includes over 18 countries, IAC is taking on the challenge of standardising corporate IT systems while factoring in the specifics of each location, its manufacturing process and OEM requirements.

European Vice President for IT and Systems Tolga Özkundakci joined the company in July 2019. He bears responsibility for their IT & systems throughout Europe, and has over 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, working a variety of positions over those years. One of Tolga's major responsibilities at IAC is to standardise the ERP landscape throughout IAC Europe, as well as its systems for MES, JIS and warehouse management. In his presentation, Tolga will show how IAC successfully implements IAC's standard ERP system alongside a logistics and production solution that is a European standard covering the needs of complex manufacturing operations like these.

Ivan Marinec

Managing Partner
AIM PARTNERS

Digitalising transport services’ RFQ processes

Ivan Marinec is an automotive industry logistics and production expert with over twenty years of field experience. He specialises in data and data precision, as well as work with SAP, MES, Asprova and many other systems. He began his professional career at Škoda Auto and then continued at Saint Gobain as a logistics manager. He worked at Magna as head of logistics, and then later as a manufacturing director and plant general director. After departing his position of technical and operations director at Kostal Group, he founded his own company, AIM PARTNERS, offering interim management, project management and consulting aimed towards the supply chain, logistics and manufacturing processes. 

In his presentation Ivan presents a new view of the process of selecting transport services providers using the latest tools such as digital platforms, and he opens up the topic of the thorny mathematical phenomenon known as the “Travelling Salesman Problem – TSP”. If you take an interest in how theoretical mathematics and real-world logistics can meet and how attractive savings can still be identified today even in a low-margin business environment, make sure to catch Ivan’s presentation.

Markéta Navrátilová

Photographer
www.myshadows.net

About logistics (and more) when shooting photos on the Tour de France

Markéta was born on 10 December 1972 in the Moravian town of Kyjov. She was an artistic gymnast in her youth and was among the tennis elite until she was 21, when a serious traffic accident halted her sporting career. Her career as a photographer is also closely connected with sport. In 1999 she graduated with a design degree from Prague’s Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design.

Her first encounter with photography came in 1992, when she and her father shot a photo reportage on the Tour de France. She then began working for the English agency Photosport International, and since 1997 she has also cooperated with the Cor Vos press agency in the Netherlands. She is the only woman to have received the opportunity to photograph the cyclists of the Tour de France from a motorcycle. She resided in London in 2001–2002. Besides photographing the sporting elite, she shot series on the London metro and photographic diaries of her journeys around the world.

She is currently a portrait, sport, reportage and commercial photographer. Her long-term collaborations include the Czech Olympic Team and the Bernard brewery’s Vlastní cestou (Own Way) magazine; at the moment she is working with the Sokol gymnastics movement. She has continued as a freelance photographer throughout. 

In 2009, her son Timothy was born.

Her photos appear in six books – a monograph from the world of professional road cycling named Re Cycling, a photo publication on amateur racing named Kola pro život (Wheels for Life), the book Škola kola (School of the Wheel) with Josef Dressler, a collected monograph named Kolo (The Bike) mapping her 25 years with cycling, the reportage World Floorball Championship and Vinice sv. Kláry 365 (St. Clara Vineyards 365), a book published by the Prague Botanical Garden. And she has contributed photographs to countless other publications.

She has also organised over 20 independent exhibitions.

Contact:

Marie Nováková
+420 732 664 815
marie.novakova@aimtecglobal.com

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