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Coordinated by your personal concierge, a schedule is tailored to your professional goals and company priorities.

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Inventive learning, renown speakers, executive networking. All free to you.

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Travel Reimbursement

$200 of your travel is covered if you’re trekking over 100 miles to attend.

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Accomodations

Your first night’s stay is on us and a discounted rate is available thereafter.

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5 Star Catering

All of your meals and libations are complimentary throughout the event.

The Event for Manufacturing’s Distinguished Upper Tier

A curated audience reserved for the senior level of Fortune 500 and mid-market organizations puts you in exceptional company.

250+

Affluent Peers

Meet the people who are just as invested in advancing manufacturing as you.

20+

Influential Leaders

Learn valuable strategy components from today’s very best.

40+

Proven Solutions

Meet industry leading solution providers, hand picked for your priorities.

2.5K

Connections

Take this unprecedented opportunity to connect with high profile execs.

A curated experience to cultivate achievement

Based on your specific areas of responsibility, challenges and interests we’ll craft a personal agenda that paves your path to success.

3

Days of Insight

Jump in the discussion through focused educational sessions and networking opportunities.

30

Innovative Sessions

Keynotes, plenary sessions, industry panel discussions, case studies and more.

6

Networking Opportunities

Tie into contemporaries and mentors as interested in improving the bottom line as you.

10

Research Meetings

Meet one-on-one with executives delivering on the solutions that are shaping the industry.

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Peer-Led Education

The IMPACT Steering Committee consists entirely of your contemporaries, meaning we tackle the themes that have profound significance to your performance and your company.

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Key Themes

close Leadership and Workforce Strategies

This track was specifically developed to support manufacturing leaders with best strategies relating to planning and development, performance improvement and workforce management.  Effective leadership strategies are usually considered the foundation of any successful operation and key to building, developing and motivating the workforce.  This track brings together a comprehensive view of varied methods that tackle some of the most pressing challenges for the top leaders in manufacturing.

Continuous improvement and innovation are the most significant ways for companies to identify opportunities, reduce operating overhead and streamline workflows.  A successful CI plan and innovation programs allow companies to reduce wasted time and effort, resulting in time and money savings. This track will highlight some tested continuous improvement and innovation approaches and effective implementation strategies, through carefully crafted presentations for the manufacturing leader of today.
Plants are, more than ever, continually evolving environments where machinery upgrades, floor layouts, compliance and personnel changes are just some of the most pressing issues for managers. During this track top facility managers will discuss effective approaches to pressing challenges inside operational facilities, including labor and automation, execution systems, and emerging technology for plant optimization, providing comprehensive solutions for day-to-day operations.
The digital revolution is making a big impact in the world of manufacturing, providing more data than ever before. Artificial intelligence, automation and robotics, IoT and additive technology are changing the game for many manufacturers and will transform manufacturing in the next few years. However, the successful application of these technologies into factory operations, production quality and cost-effectiveness are the key challenges. During this track, manufacturing leaders will discuss best strategies, and successful case studies of their successful digital transformation.

High Profile Speakers

Hear strategic endeavors and skillful insights from 40+ Manufacturing leaders as they make way in today’s changing landscape.

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Richard Coffey

Senior Director Workforce Development

E & J Gallo Winery

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Richard Bailey

President, HP Americas

HP, Inc

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Salvator Montes

Vice President of Manufacturing

Fender Musical Instruments

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Lars Berg

Head of Global Facilities Management

Nilfisk

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Rich Fitzgerald

Chief Operating Officer

SMTC Corporation

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Lisa Sykes

Director - End to End Quality Lead

Merck & Co., Inc

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Jeffrey Porada

Director Lean Six Sigma

Jabil

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Rabi Prusti

Executive Director, Quality Control

Cytovance Biologics, Inc.

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Dharmendu Damany

Vice President, Head of Global Operations

OSI-Spacelabs

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Dean M. Panettieri

President and COO

Auto Meter Products, Inc.

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Erick Prause

Sr. Director of Supply Chain Management

Jabil

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Chris Cramer

CEO

Karl Strauss Brewing Co

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Alex Niakoulov

Senior Process and Systems Analysis Lead

Northrop Grumman Corporation

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Dustin Levy

Director of Product Management

Gentex

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Jeremy Nelson

Director Of Global Engineering, R&D & Product Development

Ferno, Ltd

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Rohit Mittal

Director, System Engineering

Intel Corporation

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Dan Nelson

Global Director of Innovation

Firestone Building Products

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Stephen Engel

Senior Vice President, Practice Lead

Hitachi Consulting

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David Meek

IBM IoT & Industry 4.0 Global Leader for Chemicals, Petroleum & Industrial Products

IBM

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Frank Crnic

North America Sales Leader

IBM Watson Supply Chain

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Joe Murli

CEO

The Murli Group

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Nick Hahn

Director, Technology

West Monroe Partners

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Bill Duffy

Director, Consumer & Industrial Products

West Monroe Partners

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Troy Fletcher

Director of Sales

42Q

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Bill Bither

Co-Founder and CEO

MachineMetrics

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Sean Bliss

Vice President of Sales for Indirect Spend

Corcentric

2019 Full Agenda

Your personal concierge will craft a custom schedule based on your interests and priorities. View the complete agenda below.

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SundayNetworking

Welcome Cocktail Reception & Registration

MondayNetworking

Breakfast Buffet

Keynote presentation

close Six Principles to Guide your Digital Transformation

The Application of Digital ManufacturingHitachi Consulting - Senior Vice President, Practice Lead

With impressive technological advances in the Internet of Things (IoT), AI, Collaborative Robotics, Additive Manufacturing, and Big Data Analytics, manufacturers are scrambling to invest in digital transformation. After all, these investments can pay off handsomely. A Harvard Business Review study revealed that the digital leaders making smart investments are outpacing their competition in several key metrics and most significantly in gross margin and earnings. If the impact of digital transformation in manufacturing isn’t already keeping you up at night, consider this:
60 percent of Global 2000 companies will have doubled their productivity by digitally transforming many processes from human-based to software-based delivery by 2020, according to IDC. Are you keeping up with this remarkable pace?

Only 26 percent of CEOs have a clear vision for digital for their businesses, according to Forrester/Odgers. Are you helping guide the rest of your management team towards a digital transformation?

In the past 15 years, 52% of Fortune 500 companies have disappeared from the list. And it is estimated that 40% of all businesses will fail in the next 10 years due to digital disruption. Have you established your roadmap to smart manufacturing?

These seemingly disparate data points have one thing in common: all are among the most common industry-wide business problems organizations seek to solve. Expertise and technology are available today to help companies move forward. The digital era is here. But where to begin?

Attend Hitachi’s keynote to learn about transforming your business for operational excellence. In this session, you will learn the six factors that make or break a manufacturer’s digital initiatives, how to leverage IoT to achieve new levels of performance, and how to create a realistic roadmap that allows you to plot your organization’s course to smart manufacturing and deliver measurable value along the way.

Key Take-Aways

  • One of the world’s largest IoT patent holders, Hitachi has 107+ years of operational technology and 58+ years of information technology experience. We’ve developed our know-how from owning, operating, servicing or supplying companies in the same industries as our clients
  • Take Action: reduce costs, increase agility and reduce bottlenecks, improve utilization of factory assets and resources, increase production speed and quality, and meet compliance and sustainability goal
  • Learn to draw a more detailed digital manufacturing road map and avoid the early pitfalls that make it difficult for so many companies to thrive in the age of smart manufacturing
  • Leverage existing data to improve KPIs : aggregate and analyze data to reduce costs, increase asset utilization (equipment, people and space) and improve production speed and quality

Speaker

Stephen Engel
Senior Vice President, Practice LeadHitachi Consulting
Monday

Targeted Research Meetings

Monday, May 20Breakout Presentation

close Manufacturing Strategies and Technologies Enabling a Circular Economy

Leadership & Manufacturing Innovation StrategiesHP, Inc - President, HP Americas

Corporations have long recognized that shifting business models toward a circular, low-carbon economy is not only the right thing to do, it’s good business. Richard will discuss strategies for enabling a circular economy and how 3D printing can transform industry value chains – from design and manufacturing to distribution and service.

Key Take-Aways

  • Our society needs to make a fundamental shift from “take, make, dispose” to a more circular economy that focuses on recovering and reusing materials.
  • Sustainable business practices that enable a circular economy are critical to fueling innovation and driving growth.
  • 3D printing is poised to revolutionize the manufacturing industry and reduce environmental impact in four key areas: reducing waste, reducing materials, reinventing traditional supply chains and extending the useful life of products.
  • By reinventing how products are designed, manufactured, used and recovered, companies can play a critical role in creating a sustainable future for today and generations to come.

Speaker

Richard Bailey
President, HP AmericasHP, Inc
Monday, May 20Breakout Presentation

close The Innovation Continuum

Continuous Improvement & InnovationFirestone Building Products - Global Director of Innovation

If you ask 10 people, you will receive 10 definitions of the term “Innovation”. Here, I will lay out critical aspects of the continuum of definitions and ultimately land on how, in a large corporation, to enable innovation that is game changing, and likely to be disruptive in the market place.

Key Take-Aways

  • Balancing product development with strategic innovation
  • Don’t be afraid to change the rules
  • Achieving executive team support for long term innovation in a urgent world

Speaker

Dan Nelson
Global Director of InnovationFirestone Building Products
Monday, May 20Breakout Presentation

close A Journey of Implementing CI programs culture

Continuous Improvement & InnovationOSI-Spacelabs - Vice President, Head of Global Operations

During this interactive presentation,  Dharmendu will discuss building blocks for implementation and driving a culture change in manufacturing operations.

Key Take-Aways

  • Tools and training
  • Talent management & motivation
  • Sustaining CI programs

Speaker

Dharmendu Damany
Vice President, Head of Global OperationsOSI-Spacelabs
Monday, May 20Breakout Presentation

close Empower Your Workforce with Digital Factory Transformation

The Application of Digital Manufacturing42Q - Director of Sales

New technology and the development of best practices in the most advanced, complex global manufacturing environments present huge opportunities for operations of all shapes, sizes and positions as they progress along the Industry 4.0 adoption timeline. Digitization of work instructions, automated process enforcement, forced quality frameworks and real time access to component traceability data and other quality records have become increasingly available and more cost-effective in recent years. Learn how best-in-class operations have moved in this direction and why your organization will benefit from doing the same.

Key Take-Aways

  • Case studies of best-in-class operations who have moved to digital process enforcement
  • Discussion of technologies and best practices available today and where they fit in your solution ecosystem

Speaker

Troy Fletcher
Director of Sales42Q
Monday, May 20Breakout Presentation

close Lifecycle Management of Manufactured Products

Continuous Improvement & InnovationGentex - Director of Product Management

Though the importance of a strong product management function is becoming increasingly recognized, most training and literature available to product portfolio managers underemphasizes many key areas critical to the successful management of manufactured products. This session will examine 12 unique aspects of managing product lifecycles strategically in the manufacturing environment.

Key Take-Aways

  • How to define requirements for new products to establish clear R&D targets
  • How to optimize the new product development process and ensure alignment with customer needs
  • Best practices in successfully launching new products
  • Managing product growth and decline to maximize portfolio value

Speaker

Dustin Levy
Director of Product ManagementGentex
Monday, May 20Breakout Presentation

close Why Should Workplace Management be Part of your Key Strategy

Leadership and Workforce StrategiesNilfisk - Head of Global Facilities Management

Facilities and Workplace Management is very often neglected despite it is an area where huge sum of money can be saved and much achieved within productivity and job satisfaction. The reason being that it is not perceived as being core business. Maybe that is right, but it is a necessity which cannot be avoided and therefore should be taken into account and made the best of.

Key Take-Aways

  • How to reduce WM cost by + 20%
  • How to improve productivity by giving workplace management the required attention
  • How to be green and save money at the same time

Speaker

Lars Berg
Head of Global Facilities ManagementNilfisk
Tuesday, May 20Breakout Presentation

close How AI and Blockchain are Changing the Supply Chain

The Application of Digital ManufacturingIBM - IBM IoT & Industry 4.0 Global Leader for Chemicals, Petroleum & Industrial Products

Artificial intelligence and blockchain are transforming the supply chain, replacing spreadsheets and disparate processes with the same conclusions in minutes rather than months. This session will explore how these new technologies can be applied today to improve transparency, mitigate disruptions, and drive value across your business.

Key Take-Aways

  • How AI can help you predict and mitigate disruptions and risks
  • How blockchain help you drive unprecedented transparency and trust
  • How to get started with AI now – no matter where you are on your supply chain journey

Speaker

David Meek
IBM IoT & Industry 4.0 Global Leader for Chemicals, Petroleum & Industrial ProductsIBM
Monday, May 20Breakout Presentation

close Democratizing Machine Learning for New Product Development

The Application of Digital ManufacturingIntel Corporation - Director, System Engineering

A recent McKinsey study showed that only 30% of the benefits of Machine Learning in new product development has been captured. I will take you through various use cases of machine learning in new product development from the well known (yield enhancement) to the not so well known (parametric prediction). I will also talk about the differences between the use case and other well publicized use cases (NLP, speech, image) with an emphasis on inherent data differences and algorithm requirements.

Key Take-Aways

  • Using AI in NPI
  • Various use cases of AI in hardware development
  • Differences in AI algorithms for hardware development

Speaker

Rohit Mittal
Director, System EngineeringIntel Corporation
Monday, May 20Breakout Presentation

close Taking an Underperforming Manufacturing Company and Turning it into a World Class Manufacturing Company. Changing Process Culture , People and Performance

Plant & Facilities ManagementSMTC Corporation - Chief Operating Officer

Too often, underperforming companies need a playbook to survive. We will articulate how to take a company to world class just as we did with SMTC Corporation NASQ: SMTX From ($7m) combined losses, 7-CEO’s in 7-years, to best in class in the EMS industry.

Key Take-Aways

  • Disciplined business processes and metrics – stop the losses
  • Right people right positions – Hire up
  • Passionately externally focused – All about the customer; never about me
  • Culture of continuous improvement at the factory level as the internal customer; and support groups around them

Speaker

Rich Fitzgerald
Chief Operating Officer SMTC Corporation
Monday, May 20Breakout Presentation

close Revolutionizing Your Indirect Spend

Continuous Improvement & InnovationCorcentric - Vice President of Sales for Indirect Spend

Did you know that indirect spend accounts for up to 40% of a company’s total purchases? And that ‘maverick’ spend, or spend that is unmanaged, can account for an average of 30% to 45% of all indirect spend. That’s a drain on and organization’s cash flow.

 

Please join our presentation, “Revolutionizing Your Indirect Spend,” for a comprehensive look at what makes indirect spend such a challenge and how you can get maverick spend under control. The key is to leverage group buying power and industry expertise so that you have visibility to every dollar you spend and ensure it is working for you.

Learn how an indirect spend solution that combines cutting-edge technology with personal industry expertise enables your business to control spend through:

  • Spend analysis and buying behavior optimization
  • Industry and price benchmarking
  • Best practice supplier management and consolidation
  • Contract negotiation and management

Speaker

Sean Bliss
Vice President of Sales for Indirect SpendCorcentric
MondayNetworking

Lunch

Monday

Targeted Research Meetings

Monday, May 20Breakout Presentation

close Flexible Manufacturing Strategies using Quality Risk Management

Risk Management & Cost ContainmentMerck & Co., Inc - Director - End to End Quality Lead

Aseptic Processing, GMP Manufacturing, and Biological Processes have strict compliance guidelines. This presentation will review a Merck Case Study on straight thru processing and the implementation of  Quality Risk Management. We will evaluate what typically goes wrong with a biological GMP product and how to identify those weaknesses.

Key Take-Aways

  • What is Quality Risk Management?
  • What is Straight Thru Processing?
  • How can I meet Supply and Demand while manufacturing a biological product?
  • What risk level is acceptable?

Speaker

Lisa Sykes
Director - End to End Quality LeadMerck & Co., Inc
Monday, May 20Breakout Presentation

close Benchmarking Performance: Where Do You Stand Versus your Competition?

Leadership and Workforce StrategiesMachineMetrics - Co-Founder and CEO

Do you know what goes on your shop floor in real-time? Do you know how efficient your machines are? Do you know what the main sources of downtime and overall equipment efficiency (OEE) are? Do you know where you stand relative to your competitors? Do you want to know how to successfully implement Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 technology at your facility?

With thousands of different machines and control types, understanding and benchmarking CNC machine performance has been a unicorn of sorts for manufacturing analysts. No business has had the capabilities to connect to all machine types and aggregate a data set with statistical significance to accurately benchmark true machine

Key Take-Aways

  • How to measure your performance relative to your competition
  • How to successfully implement Industrial IoT solutions to achieve fast ROI
  • How to optimize your efficiency using real-time, predictive, and preventative analytics

Speaker

Bill Bither
Co-Founder and CEOMachineMetrics
Monday, May 20Breakout Presentation

close Effective Approach for Implementing a Partner Lifecycle Management Capability throughout a Global Organization

Leadership and Workforce StrategiesJabil - Director Lean Six Sigma
Jabil - Sr. Director of Supply Chain Management

As a risk mitigation capability, Partner Lifecycle Management is aimed to establish policies, procedures, systems and controls to ensure the organization has acquired all the necessary data/information in order to effectively and efficiently on-board a viable partner through the life-cycle of achieving the business needs.

Key Take-Aways

  • Learn what is Partner Lifecycle Management & why its important
  • Learn a proven LSS approach to design, deploy and sustain a Partner Lifecycle Management Capability throughout a global organization
  • Learn the Change Management Strategies used during this cultural transformation

Speaker

Jeffrey Porada
Director Lean Six SigmaJabil
Erick Prause
Sr. Director of Supply Chain ManagementJabil
Monday, May 20Breakout Presentation

close Innovation and Compliance/Regulations are Two Sides of a Coin: REALLY?

Compliance & Regulatory RequirementsCytovance Biologics, Inc. - Executive Director, Quality Control

Innovation and path to successful product development always face serious challenges from the voices of compliance and regulatory requirements. Then the questions are raised in the minds of Innovators as well as the Investors (1) “Is Compliance really good for Innovation?” (2) “Why should we care about so much Regulatory Requirements?” This is an ongoing battle for many companies who manage and maintain the spirit of innovation in the company R&D, establish a well thought- well planned road map for the development and low risk product lifecycle, ever evolving new technologies, competition, and ultimately the customers expectation/satisfaction. Here we will discuss some of the key benefits of Compliance and Regulatory Requirements which (can) drive the culture of innovation to new level without ignoring some of the limitations/road blocks that come as unavoidable baggage for any R&D loaded Manufacturing organization.

Key Take-Aways

  • Understanding Innovation as the end of beginning
  • Compliance is good for Innovation
  • Balancing the act of Innovation and Compliance/Regulatory Requirements
  • It is simple Economics, Prof. Einstein!

Speaker

Rabi Prusti
Executive Director, Quality ControlCytovance Biologics, Inc.
Monday, May 20Breakout Presentation

close Digital Transformation in Manufacturing is an Evolution not a Revolution

The Application of Digital ManufacturingWest Monroe Partners - Director, Consumer & Industrial Products
West Monroe Partners - Director, Technology

Companies on the Industry 4.0 journey are finding that there is no Big Bang with respect to a digital business transformation. As an industry built around fixed physical assets (plants, production equipment, storage and warehouses), manufacturing companies struggle to find a feasible on-ramp to the digital transformation super highway. The good news is the currency of the digital economy, data, is usually already there. The challenge is to overcome both the technology barriers and the people bottlenecks that tend to derail these efforts. We will review current trends and use cases to illustrate where companies have succeeded and struggled and finally, highlight that a digital transformation is not a quick-fix solution but a long-term, incremental journey that starts where you are today.

Key Take-Aways

  • Learn why digital transformation for manufacturing companies is slow, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
  • Discuss what digital maturity means in manufacturing.
  • Gain reassurance that the starting point for an Industry 4.0 journey is usually closer than you think.
  • Understand the role of people and why winning the war for talent is an imperative to Industry 4.0 success.

Speaker

Bill Duffy
Director, Consumer & Industrial ProductsWest Monroe Partners
Nick Hahn
Director, TechnologyWest Monroe Partners
Monday, May 20Breakout Presentation

close Designing, Planning, and Managing a Lean Transformation

Continuous Improvement & InnovationThe Murli Group - CEO

Since Lean was first introduced to the US, there have evolved many different approaches to gaining its acceptance and adoption throughout the organization. Over the years of experience, we learned how to characterize individual organizations and their specific needs. From this, we can develop a detailed transformation plan and methods to manage it through to completion at a rate that makes sense for your specific organization.

Key Take-Aways

  • How to characterize your organization
  • How to develop a detailed transformation plan
  • How to carry your plan through to successful completion

Speaker

Joe Murli
CEOThe Murli Group
Monday, May 20Breakout Presentation

close Best Practices: Establish a Software Evaluation Lab to Propel Your Digital Manufacturing Initiative

The Application of Digital ManufacturingNorthrop Grumman Corporation - Senior Process and Systems Analysis Lead

Are you a decision-maker responsible for tools and technologies in your organization? Have you introduced a software and immediately started customizing it to fit your existing processes without finding out why it was designed this way? Have you implemented a complex software without initial proof of value? If the answer is ‘yes’ to any of the questions above, this session is for you. It will discuss how Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems addressed these concerns by establishing a software evaluation lab to support its Integrated Digital Enterprise initiative, which provides a design to sustainment model-based approach and enables the digital thread.

Key Take-Aways

  • By implementing a software evaluation Lab you can reduce non-recurring costs and improve acceptance of new products by testing software with company data to better understand program-specific scenarios and complexity
  • A software evaluation Lab you can reduce risk of costly rework for developers due to lack of refined requirements prior to development and avoid unnecessarily coding by using out-of-the-box functionality
  • You can shorten implementation time and improve integration by using a Lab as issues are discovered earlier and interfaces/capabilities validated before they reach production
  • You can achieve cost savings and mitigate risks due to advanced understanding of installation and configuration procedures – from hardware/software prerequisites to licensing/cost requirements

Speaker

Alex Niakoulov
Senior Process and Systems Analysis LeadNorthrop Grumman Corporation
Monday, May 20Breakout Presentation

close Pioneering San Diego's Craft Beer Scene: Staying Relevant in a Disrupted Industry!

Continuous Improvement & InnovationKarl Strauss Brewing Co - CEO

Hear the inside story of how Karl Strauss Brewing Company started San Diego’s craft beer revolution in 1989 and how we have built manufacturing systems, customer feedback loops, and a company culture focused on continuous improvement that has enabled us to keep pioneering through the decades and stay relevant through industry disruption and a changing consumer base.

Key Take-Aways

  • Development and Nurturing of Company Culture as a Key to Continuous Improvement
  • Creating a Continuous Customer Feedback Loop to Monitor Changing Consumer Demand

 

Speaker

Chris Cramer
CEOKarl Strauss Brewing Co
MondayNetworking

Industry Dinner

TuesdayNetworking

Breakfast Buffet

Tuesday

Targeted Research Meetings

Tuesday, May 21Breakout Presentation

close Kaizen Events in a Lean Manufacturing Environment Driving Continuous Improvement and Employee Empowerment

Continuous Improvement & InnovationAuto Meter Products, Inc. - President and COO

This session will engage in a discussion on kaizen strategy incorporating Design for Manufacturability (DFMA), value stream mapping, waste elimination, employee development, and lean manufacturing to drive improved gross margin and productivity with specific examples from actual Kaizen events.

Key Take-Aways  

  • How to quantify design for manufacturability and link to productivity improvement
  • How to effectively measure and continuously improve direct labor productivity
  • Structure, team make-up, and goals of Kaizen events
  • Value stream mapping to eliminate waste

Speaker

Dean M. Panettieri
President and COOAuto Meter Products, Inc.
Tuesday, May 21Breakout Presentation

close Digital Transformation: The Edge Analytics Approach to Industry 4.0

The Application of Digital Manufacturingiba America, LLC - Senior Sales Engineer

It is vital to the success of any business to be aware of the technological disruptions that directly impact the industry in which they serve. In the ever-changing landscape of manufacturing, the current point of emphasis revolves around converging IT (Information Technology) and OT (Operational Technology) using the Industrial Internet of Things in order to achieve Industry 4.0. The purpose of this discussion is to characterize a common-sense approach using edge devices and analytics to implement a successful digital transformation strategy.

Key Take-Aways 

  • The focus will center around the general manufacturing infrastructure as well as practical implementations
  • Converging IT (Information Technology) and OT (Operational Technology
  • Optimizing the efficiency of the systems and applications that exist on the edge of the overall industrial network architecture

Speaker

David Kober
Senior Sales Engineeriba America, LLC
Tuesday, May 21

close Agile Development Process: SCRUM for R&D

Streamlining the R&D Process for SuccessPorex - Vice President Global Product Development and R&D

Agile Development Practices are not just for software any longer. We have adapted the SCRUM process for our product development and R&D teams to use in our porous polymer manufacturing environment. It has led to better prioritization, more throughput, and greater team member engagement.

Key Take-Aways

  • Understanding of Agile Development Principles (SCRUM Process)
  • How SCRUM can be adapted to developing physical products
  • Understand key benefits of implementing Agile Development

Speaker

Avi Robbins
Vice President Global Product Development and R&DPorex
TuesdayNetworking

Lunch

Executive Steering Committee

Experienced Manufacturing leaders work with us to focus our program on trends that will move the needle at your company.

Steering Committee Members

Agmon Porat Head of Let-Lab: Industry 4.0 Innovation Lab
Ham-Let
Nikki Sullivan Director of Continual Improvement
General Kinematics Corporation
Don Dunkers VP of Manufacturing Operations
Bayer AG
Edward Jaeck Vice President of Strategic Growth and Business Development
Lowell, Inc
Scott Detilo Vice President
Safariland
Tim Schafhauser Vice President--Manufacturing
U.S. Vision
Fernando Bernasconi Director of Operations
Palecek
Michael Haessly Director of Quality
Delta Systems, Inc
John Wuschner Vice President - Engineering and Quality
Kahle Automation
Kevin Thorne VP of Operations
Mizuho Orthopedic Systems
Scott Wishart Director of Global Continuous Improvement
Hill-Rom Company
Mike Kelemen Director of Continuous Improvement
U.S. Boiler Company Inc
Robert Wood PE VP of World Wide Manufacturing
Varian Medical Systems Inc
Jim Robinson VP of Operations
Advanced Bionics Corporation
Jack Feng VP of of Operational Excellence
Commercial Vehicle Group
Darryll Niven Chief Manufacturing Officer
Park-Ohio Industries Inc
Mike Bond Chief Operation Officer
Fluidmaster Inc.
Michael Bommarito Engineering Director
American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc
Hani Noshi Director, Operational Excellence
Halliburton
Paul Cafaro Director LSS, Quality, North America
Sherman Williams
Jim Causey Chief Operating Officer
Ushers Machine & Tool Co Inc
Rafael Romero Enterprise Principle Leader CIC, VSF and VF
Johnson Control
April Loui Director, Quality
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Richard Cope Chief Executive Officer
NanoLumens, Inc
Chad Saldana Plant Manager
Coast Composites, Inc
Don Taylor Senior Operations Manager
LINAK US
Ravi Singhal Plant Head
Polyplex USA
Buddy Fares Director of Quality and EHS
Altronic
Bill Cox CEO
Cox Mfg. Co.

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