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24-25 October 2018 Straubing/Dingolfing, Germany

Assembly Engineering

Insight @ BMW 2018

Flexibility in multi-variant manufacturing

including guided tour of the Dingolfing plant


Wednesday, 24 October 2018

09.00h               Welcome address and conference introduction
Katharina Röder, Automotive Circle, DE
09.15h   Welcome address and presentation of the Dingolfing factory
Dr. Markus Fallböhmer, BMW Group, DE

 Pioneering flexible production: New technologies and IT systems

09.45h         The use of real-time localization makes an important contribution to flexible assembly processes - location-based services in production at BMW
Camilla Harnik, BMW Group, DE
10.15h   Live Line Balancing System (CAT Cologne Assembly Tool)
Sara Gielen, Betty Cherian-Oddo, Ford-Werke GmbH, DE
10.45h   Coffee & contacts
11.15h   Getting it right the first time - reducing rework on car doors with artificial intelligence
Dr. Maksim Greiner, DE Group, DE
11.45h   Smart factory - leveraging the potential of mixed reality solutions in assembly and logistics
Dr. Robert Nahm, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH, DE
12.15h   Lunch break
13.15h   Departure from Hotel Asam to the BMW plant in Dingolfing
14.00h   Guided tour of the BMW plant
followed by   Networking Night @ Museum Dingolfing
ca. 22.00h   Depature to the Hotel Asam in Straubing

Thursday, 25 October 2018

 Pioneering flexible production: smart logistics


Impulse presentation!

Security needs for flexible manufacturing
Gerald Harris, Knüvener Mackert GmbH, DE

    followed by statement of BMW,
Dr. Johann Schnagl, BMW Group, DE
09.15h   Logistical innovations - effective implementation of new technologies in existing structures
Josef Pilstl, BMW Group, DE

Flexible production processes

09.45h         Strategies to optimize flexibility at MANN + HUMMEL
Dr. Marco Heck, MANN + HUMMEL Automotive GmbH, DE
10.15h   The development of flexibiliy in vehicle final assembly
Eric Gruber, Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co. KG, DE
10.45h   Coffee & contacts
11.15h   Model plant - key factors to develop a successful assembly plant (working title)
Joe McNamara, Matt Moore, Jaguar Land Rover Ltd., GB
11.45h   Mixed-model production -Optimize vehicle structure and process balance
Nobumitsu Fujiwara, Toyota Motor Corporation, JP
12.15h   The new Nissan Leaf – process design concept for EV and ICA mix production
Yasushi Masuda, Ryuji Inori, Nissan Motor Co., JP
12.45h   Lunch break
14.00h   Manufacturing planning - new platform alignment (working title)
Andrew Kendall, Jaguar Land Rover Ltd., GB
14.30h   Adapt! - Mit Methode zur wandlungsfähigen Fabrik
Jakob Weber, Daimler AG, DE
15.00h   Swarm assembly - highly flexible and efficient
Martin Schimanski, Jendrik Voigt, Ingenics AG, DE
15.30h   Farewell and end of conference
Katharina Röder, Automotive Circle, DE

Subject to change (Status as of 23 October 2018)

Conference Chair

Katharina Röder

Katharina Röder

Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-315


Conference Organisation

Mareike Bäumlein

Mareike Bäumlein

Senior Event Manager
Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-383


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