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

16:30 | 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

16:30 | 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

16:30 | 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

Jeff Miller
Director of Global Manufacturing Engineering
Panasonic Automotive Systems

Day Two

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

09:50 | Cost Modeling Fundamentals for Printed Circuit Board Assemblies

Marcus Malinosky
Cost Engineering Manager, Chassis and Mechatronics
Daimler Trucks North America

Day One

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

11:10 | Establishing Software Development Costs for Commercial Vehicle Parts

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

Ruediger Stern
President North America
FACTON

Day One

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

17:10 | Chair’s Remarks

07:50 | Chair’s Opening Remarks

Day Two

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

16:10 | Chair’s Closing Remarks

07:50 | Chair’s Remarks

Jason Sienko
Director – Product Launch
E&E Manufacturing

Day Two

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

10:50 | 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

14:50 | 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

11:50 | 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

14:50 | Panel: Benchmarking the Pros & Cons of Alternative Ways Cost Engineers Are Integrated into the Organization

Pamela Larson
President and General Manager
AutoForm Engineering USA

Day Two

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

10:30 | Stamping and Die Costing throughout the Product Development Cycle

John Monica
Internal Business Consultant
Siemens PLM Software

Day Two

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

08:40 | Optimizing the Use of Cost Estimation to Improve Your Business

Doug Hicks
President
D.T Hicks & Co.

Day Two

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

08:00 | Standardization, Standards or Framework: Discussing Approaches for the Automotive Supply Industry

Victor Delibera
Cost Planning Manager
Conform Automotive

Day Two

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

14:50 | Panel: Benchmarking the Pros & Cons of Alternative Ways Cost Engineers Are Integrated into the Organization

Eric Grant
Independent Consultant

Day Two

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

15:30 | Incorporating Lessons Learned from Unsuccessful Bids to Continuously Improve Costings & Win More Business

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