6 - 8 December -- Interlog 2005

Organisers of Europes only aftermarket product support and service parts logistics conference today announced their ninth annual incarnation of the Interlog event in Dsseldorf on 6-8 December 2005, and revealed the line-up of key industry speakers and the subjects they will be addressing.

Answering the demands of the delegates at the recent sister INTERLOG AMERICA AND ASIA conferences - and from in-depth research with over 90 aftermarket supply chain and product support professionals over the last 3 months - WBR, the organisers of INTERLOG, has highlighted many challenges the industry is currently facing:

How transportation and distribution are affected by centralisation? As European borders open up customer bases expand across various European and global regions - what are the benefits and what are the costs associated with centralisation? What is the future of aftermarket service strategies within emerging markets?

How to exploit the potential of reverse logistics strategies? Reverse logistics is often the weakest link in the supply chain despite the recognition of its importance within the aftermarket. How returns are handled can greatly impact inventory, forecasting, warehouse management strategies and software implementation and selection.

How to benefit from superior Benchmarking? How can benchmarking be used as an everyday tool? Just how does it raise the bar for aftermarket processes?

How to develop best practice inventory management strategies?

How to establish effective forecasting techniques to anticipate lifetime parts demand?

How lifecycle management can impact component obsolescence? In order to achieve success in todays competitive environment, companies must ensure they are prepared to meet their component obsolescence challenges.


Pierre Steffen, Vice President of Spares, AIRBUS

Arvind Nagpal, General Manager Asia-Pacific, HEWLETT-PACKARD

Ben Grve, Director of Global Service Logistics, IBM

Robert Srumf, Head of Global Hardware Service Operations, NOKIA

Martin Gilday, Vice President, Field Operations, UNISYS

Larry Maye, Director CSS Reverse Logistics, Global Strategy, MOTOROLA

Kraft Schumann, Executive Director, Logistics, SIEMENS

Fabio Rubeo, European Parts Logistics and Distribution Director, FIAT

For more information visit www.wbresearch.com/interlog/

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