Driving Collaboration to Create Win-Win

Partnerships Between Customers & Suppliers

October 23-24, Detroit

Speaker Faculty

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Eric Gierahn
Engineering Group Manager: Electrical
General Motors

Rob Stevens
VP of Engineering
Roush

Day One

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

15:50 | Exploring the Potential for Standardization of Cost Structures & Methods to Align Expectations Between Customers & Suppliers

Joseph LaRussa
Director – Seat Engineering
Brose North America

Jim Corbeil
VP of Supply Chain Management
Roush

Day One

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

15:50 | Exploring the Potential for Standardization of Cost Structures & Methods to Align Expectations Between Customers & Suppliers

Ed Pretzel
President
Collaborative Supply Chains

Day One

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

15:50 | Exploring the Potential for Standardization of Cost Structures & Methods to Align Expectations Between Customers & Suppliers

08:00 | Optimizing the Relationship Between Customers & Suppliers to Achieve the Lowest Cost Structure

Subbarao Kankatala
Manager - Purchasing
Nissan

Michael Skrzypchak
Director of Cost Management
Oshkosh Corporation

Alexander M. Swoboda
CEO
FACTON

Day One

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

09:20 | AI for Predictive Costing

Rüdiger Stern
President North America
FACTON

Day One

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

07:50 | Chair’s Opening Remarks

Day Two

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

07:50 | Chair’s Remarks

Jason Sienko
Director – Product Launch
E&E Manufacturing

Day Two

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

12:40 | Managing the Diverse Range of Cost Breakdown Structures across Numerous Customers & Suppliers

Tim Newport
Director of Cost Estimating
Shiloh Industries

Day Two

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

14:20 | Panel: Benchmarking the Pros & Cons of Alternative Ways Cost Engineers Are Integrated into the Organization

Angélica Mejía Rodríguez
Director of Purchasing, NAFTA
Adler Pelzer Group

Day One

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

11:10 | Reviewing NAFTA, Trade & Commodity Trends & Determining the Cost Impact for the Automotive Industry

Surya Chiravuri
Senior Manager VA/VE
American Axle & Manufacturing

Elysse Blank
Purchasing & Supplier Quality Cost Analysis, VA /VE & Special Projects
Webasto

Chris Domanski
Purchasing Manager
Nexteer Automotive

Day One

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

08:00 | Optimizing the Relationship Between Customers & Suppliers to Achieve the Lowest Cost Structure

Jessica Koslen
Senior Cost Estimator
MAHLE

Frank Dalton
Lead Cost Estimator
Visteon Corporation

Day Two

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

14:20 | Panel: Benchmarking the Pros & Cons of Alternative Ways Cost Engineers Are Integrated into the Organization

John Monica
Internal Business Consultant
Siemens PLM Software

Day Two

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

09:20 | Optimizing the Use of Cost Estimation to Improve Your Business

Jason Raczkowski
Cost Estimator
Eberspaecher

Day Two

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

14:20 | Panel: Benchmarking the Pros & Cons of Alternative Ways Cost Engineers Are Integrated into the Organization

Victor Delibera
Cost Planning Manager
Conform Automotive

Day Two

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

14:20 | Panel: Benchmarking the Pros & Cons of Alternative Ways Cost Engineers Are Integrated into the Organization

Balaji Ramanujakannan
Strategic Sourcing Cost Analyst - Global Purchasing
Bendix

Tim Welbaum
Senior Product Cost Estimator
Hella Corporate Center USA

Kyle Boes
Buyer, Program Purchasing
Hella Corporate Center USA

Steffen Goebel
Founder
Cost Engineering Expert

Day Two

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

08:00 | Cost Engineering Secrets: Exploring Best Practices When Purchasing “Black Box” Electronics with No or Little Cost Breakdowns