Seating & Interior Trim - Develop, Cut & Optimize with Digital Processes to produce a world-class interior at a lower cost

June 12

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The global automotive industry faces challenges and opportunities in producing interior trim and seating with increasing design complexity, shorter life cycles, and reduced time to market while delivering best-in-class costs. 

How do you leverage new technologies to support your manufacturing strategy to drive digital acceleration? Operational Excellence is achievable incorporating digital end-to-end solutions with predictive analytics, maintenance, overall uptime and OEE. Complex designs become easier to manufacture while anticipating the risk of a more complex supply chain. 

How do you refresh models faster? In this presentation, we will share with you transformative technologies that use digital processes and Industry 4.0 to enable global teams to design and manufacture world-class interiors while driving costs down. 

Lower costs per car set and respond to your customers faster with:

  • high speed flexibility
  • continuous performance improvement
  • precision craftsmanship and quality
  • achieving yield maximization
  • and having Industry 4.0 real-time operational support to optimize performance 


Jim Collins 
VP Automotive, Lectra 
Jim Collins is Lectra North America’s automotive team leader. Over the past 30 years, Jim has held key roles in the marine industry for 10 years and then moved into automotive including nine years at Lectra. With deep knowledge and expertise in the digital cutting room, Jim provides invaluable strategic and tactical insights to our global automotive customers.

Graeme Stewart
Senior Director of Engineering and New Business Development Engineering, Tachi-S Engineering USA, Inc.
With over 30 years of seating experience, Graeme Stewart knows what it takes to create safe, stylish and comfortable automotive seats. He has led multiple seating programs for various OEMs including: Acura, Daimler, Freightliner, Honda, Infiniti and Nissan. As Sr. Director of Engineering and New Business Development Engineering at Tachi-S Engineering USA, Graeme oversees all of the company’s engineering, program management and benchmarking efforts.