The 2014 South America conference proved that inefficient logistics can not only disrupt production, but can hurt long-term growth. OEMs in Brazil are looking for ways to improve the supply chain and avoid falling further behind other countries.
This year, there were again familiar observations about Brazil’s infrastructure limits and inefficient processes: just 6% of its roads are paved; customs clearance is as costly as it is tedious; ships and trucks still face delays and backlogs at ports; there is almost no use of rail freight or short-sea shipping for automotive parts or vehicles.
This year’s Automotive Logistics South America summit takes place on November 3rd at the Renaissance São Paulo Hotel. The thematic focus at the event surrounds cooperation within the industry and on how OEMs, tier suppliers, policy-makers and logistics service providers can find ways to share new ideas with each other and go forward, together. In between the scheduled speaker sessions, Q&A panels and attendee discussions, there will be numerous opportunities to network and gain fantastic industry experience and knowledge. Over 110 leading industry figures attended last year, including 55 OEMs and tier ones, and this year we are expecting an even higher number of attendees.
So don’t miss the opportunity to participate in what will be a highly influential and rewarding event. Visit the website to find out more: www.automotivelogisticsmagazine.com