Creating a Transparent & Cost Effective

Automotive Supply Chain

October 24 – 25 | Detroit

Speaker Faculty

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Alexander Swoboda
CEO
FACTON

Day One

Tuesday October 24, 2017

09:40 | The Better You Are at Costing... the Better You Are at Quoting

Amit Nayar
Global Director Cost Engineering in Purchasing
Lear Corporation

Day One

Tuesday October 24, 2017

15:10 | Panel: Exploring How Buyers & Suppliers Use Preliminary Estimates to Negotiate & Identify Reasonable Cost Reduction Plans

Chris Domanski
Purchasing Manager
Nexteer Automotive

Day One

Tuesday October 24, 2017

15:10 | Panel: Exploring How Buyers & Suppliers Use Preliminary Estimates to Negotiate & Identify Reasonable Cost Reduction Plans

Christine Kashat
Director of Cost Optimization
KOSTAL North America

Day Two

Wednesday October 25, 2017

13:20 | Panel: Reviewing Cost Indexes & Benchmarking Methods to Keep Databases in Sync with the Latest Market Trends

11:40 | Revealing How to Gather Data & Manage a Leading Cost Database to Ensure Calculations Are as Accurate as Possible

Deepak Patel
Manager, Cost Estimating Finance
Ford Motor Company

Day Two

Wednesday October 25, 2017

09:00 | Determining the Impact of Global Political & Economic Uncertainty on Supply Chain Costs

Donald Bryant
Global Commodity Manager
Stanadyne

Day One

Tuesday October 24, 2017

15:50 | Learning How OEMs & Their Supply Chain Can Work Collaboratively to Balance Costs & Design Quality

Doug Hicks
President
D.T. Hicks & Co.

Day One

Tuesday October 24, 2017

13:20 | Can You Handle the Truth? Do Cost Engineers Really Want to Measure Costs Accurately?

Ed Pretzel
President / Teacher
Collaborative Supply Chains / Wayne State University

Day One

Tuesday October 24, 2017

15:50 | Learning How OEMs & Their Supply Chain Can Work Collaboratively to Balance Costs & Design Quality

Frank Dalton
Lead Cost Estimator
Visteon Corporation

Day Two

Wednesday October 25, 2017

13:20 | Panel: Reviewing Cost Indexes & Benchmarking Methods to Keep Databases in Sync with the Latest Market Trends

Jason Sienko
Cost Engineering Manager
E&E Manufacturing

Day One

Tuesday October 24, 2017

14:00 | Hearing How to Accurately Estimate Costs When Provided with Limited Design Details from the Customer

Jeff Rearick
Cost Engineering Manager
Lear Corporation

Day One

Tuesday October 24, 2017

11:40 | Utilizing Should Cost Models as a Negotiation Tool for Purchasing

Joe LaRussa
Industrial Engineering Manager
Brose North America

Day Two

Wednesday October 25, 2017

09:40 | Determining the Value & Cost Implications of Additive Manufacturing: The Technology, Materials & Time

Marc Pearlman
Director of Cost Estimating & Administration
Unique Fabricating

Day One

Tuesday October 24, 2017

15:10 | Panel: Exploring How Buyers & Suppliers Use Preliminary Estimates to Negotiate & Identify Reasonable Cost Reduction Plans

Ruediger Stern
President North America
FACTON

Day One

Tuesday October 24, 2017

16:40 | Chair’s Closing Remarks

08:50 | Chair’s Opening Remarks

Subbarao Kankatala
Manager of Cost Engineering
Nissan Motors

Day One

Tuesday October 24, 2017

09:00 | OEM Perspective: Driving Transparency & Targets through the Supply Chain to Promote an Efficient & Low-Cost Automotive Industry

Ted Mabley
Managing Director
PCS LLC

Day Two

Wednesday October 25, 2017

15:10 | Considering the Impact of Demographics, What Does the Future Cost Engineering Department Look Like?

Timothy Welbaum
Senior Cost Engineer - Manufacturing
Hella

Day One

Tuesday October 24, 2017

15:10 | Panel: Exploring How Buyers & Suppliers Use Preliminary Estimates to Negotiate & Identify Reasonable Cost Reduction Plans

Tim Britton
Vice President
Clearfield Metal Technologies

Day One

Tuesday October 24, 2017

15:50 | Learning How OEMs & Their Supply Chain Can Work Collaboratively to Balance Costs & Design Quality