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AGILITY IN THE BODY SHOP 2013 : New conference is devoted entirely to strategic ramp-up management

• Conference programme now available at:

The global value-added chain has become so competitive that new allocation strategies are being devised with the goal of reducing regional fixed assets and the risks posed by currency-exchange fluctuations and market dynamics. In this connection, novel tent factories, “plug-and-play” plants and geo stations are being deployed around the world. In the future, these will be essential for an economic production set-up that addresses regional customer needs in a timely and specific manner. The effectiveness and efficiency of the performance of the body shop lie at the center of success. Global ramp-up performance is evolving into a core competence of every OEM: the race for the best ramp-up has begun.

The new Automotive Circle International conference on Agility in the Body Shop taking place on 10 and 11 July in Berlin (Germany) is therefore devoted entirely to series ramp-up as a milestone on the critical path of product development. The detailed conference programme is now available at

The two-day conference with simultaneous translation into German and English illuminates the challenges that exist at the critical interface between the development, material procurement and production processes: company-specific selection and design of appropriate strategies, high-performance processes and, building on that, the methodology of the relevant milestones up to and including the SOP.

The conference is kicked off by high-ranking OEM decision-makers from companies such as Audi, Daimler, Opel and Volkswagen, who present their experiences in ramp-up in strategy and practice to the professional audience at first hand.
„Agility in the Body Shop“ is aimed at engineering managers and skilled employees with responsibility for or with a focus on production ramp-ups and car body-related tasks (both strategic and operational), Project and production managers, series managers as well as project heads, production supervisors and plant managers.

Registrations for the conference, the detailed programme as well as further information about the event are obtainable at

About the Automotive Circle International
The Automotive Circle International in cooperation with leading engineers from development, process planning and production at internationally operating OEMs has organized practice-orientated conferences and topic-related exhibitions for the international automotive and system supplier industry for 30 years. The annual highlight is EuroCarBody, the global car body benchmarking conference with the presentation of the EuroCarBody Awards, the world’s highest accolade in car body manufacturing.

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