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Our ‘invitation-only’ approach allows us to provide exceptional service for our audience.

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Full access to the event, from educational sessions to networking events.

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Flight Voucher

Traveling more than 100 miles? We'll help with a $200 flight credit.

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Overnight Hotel

We cover the first night and offer a discounted rate. Spouses welcomed.

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5 Star Catering

Breakfasts, lunches, networking receptions and dinner.

Who You'll Meet

A unique engagement opportunity with Fortune 500 companies and emerging mid-size enterprises.

250+

Influential Peers

Benchmark and network with the movers and shakers of manufacturing.

20+

Industry Experts

Learn from the best in the field and walk away with actionable insights.

40+

Leading Partners

Meet only with the most relevant for your projects and initiatives.

2.5K

Connections

Unparalleled networking opportunities with high profile industry leaders.

What You'll Do

Your registration creates a personalized agenda based on specific areas of responsibility, challenges and interests.

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Learning Time

Spend most of your time participating in educational sessions and networking activities.

30

Educational Sessions

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

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Networking Activities

Connect with peers who can truly make a difference to your business.

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Research Time

25-minute appointments to discover leading solutions guided by knowledgable executives.

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KEY THEMES

This year, the 100% peer-driven educational program developed by 20 Steering Committee Members will be centered around 4 key themes addressing the most pressing challenges in manufacturing seen in today's environment, from maintaining a successful continuous improvement system to the complex managing of innovation, technology and a changing workforce.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Key Themes

close Leadership & Manufacturing Innovation Strategies

This track was specifically developed to support manufacturing leaders with best strategies and management tactics relating to planning and development, innovation, performance improvement and technology application.  Effective leadership strategies are usually considered the foundation of any successful operation.  Top leaders also see innovation and technology implementation as some of the most important ways for companies to accelerate the pace of change in today’s global business environment. This track brings together a comprehensive view of varied methods that tackle some of the most pressing challenges in leadership.

  • Leadership Planning and Development: Influencing without Authority
  • Building a Successful and Sustainable Business Planning Process
  • Product Development & Innovation: R&D for Process Improvement
  • Leading Change and Manufacturing Innovation in Global Market
  • Inspiring and Motivating Teams for Collaboration and Success
Continuous improvement is a great way for companies to identify opportunities and integrate improvements into their day-to-day operations. Working to constantly improve is the number one way in which businesses reduce operating overhead and streamline workflows.  A successful CI plan allows companies to reduce wasted time and effort, resulting in time and money savings. This track will highlight some effective and tested continuous improvement strategies through carefully crafted presentations and case studies for the manufacturing leader of today.
  • Selecting and Defining Six Sigma Projects for Success
  • Adaptation of Kaizen in US Manufacturing
  • How to Sustain Meaningful Improvements Without Additional Resources
  • Workplace Motivation for Continuous Improvement
The digital revolution is making a big impact in the world of manufacturing, providing more data than ever before. Artificial intelligence, automation and robotics, and additive technology are changing the game for many manufacturers and will transform every aspect of manufacturing in the next few years. However, the successful application and implementation of these technologies to optimize factory operations, boost product quality or improve cost-effectiveness is the challenge that many manufacturers are confronting. During this track, manufacturing leaders will discuss best strategies, practices and successful case studies of their digitization transformation.
  • Overcoming Roadblocks to Achieving Low Investment Digital Manufacturing
  • The Impact of Internet of Things on the Manufacturing Floors
  • Automation and Robotics: The Impact on the Factory Floor and Future Workforce
  • Current and Future Opportunities of Additive Manufacturing
In the business world, it has now been established that to drive optimal levels of operational success, business leaders need to engage high-performing employees, foster new talent and keep developing their workforce. Throughout this track workforce management experts will discuss top approaches to keeping an engaged workforce, managing the changing landscape and tackling the task of attracting qualified talent.
  • How to Attract Millennials into Perceived Lower Tech Manufacturing Careers
  • Workforce Training and Development: Creating Leaders at all Levels
  • Improving Current Employee Engagement and Productivity Levels
  • Strategies for Retention of Skilled Employees in a Changing Workforce Landscape

2017 SPEAKERS

Get insights from 20+ manufacturing executives who are in the field addressing industry challenges. Fall 2017 speakers include:

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Scott Detillo

Vice President of Operations

Safariland

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Tim Schafhauser

Vice President of Manufacturing

US Vision

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Pietro Di Pilato

Senior Vice President Technical, Innovation and Brand Change

Diageo

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Joseph Myers

Vice President of Quality

Dayco Products LLC

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Patrick Masterson

Vice President of Corporate Manufacturing

Husco International

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Art Hyde

Chief Engineer

Ford Motor Company

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Paul Cafaro

Director LSS, Quality, North America - Latin America

Sherwin Williams

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Andria Long

Vice President of Innovation

Johnsonville Sausage

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Justin Kobler

Vice President of Manufacturing

Land O'Frost

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Dorel Agafitei

Vice President of Quality

Crane Aerospace and Electronics

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Binny Samuel

Offering Leader, Internet of Things

IBM

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

John Biedry

Former Senior Director, Global Lean Enterprise

Nike

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Brian Strobel

Director of Quality

L-3 Communications Corporation

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Conrad Leiva

VP Product Strategy and Alliances

iBASEt Inc.

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

David McPhail

CEO & President

MEMEX Inc.

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Ferhan Ozadali

Director, Global R&D - Processing

Mead Johnson Nutrition

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Gail Stultz

Business Development Director

Advanced Material Solutions

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Iris Tsidon

Co-Founder

Okapi

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Jarda Smrz

General Manager

PINpoint Information Systems Inc.

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Jeffrey Price

Executive Vice President

5ME

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Jessica Campbell

Senior Counsel

Tyson Foods

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Joaquin Anon Suarez

Performance Manager

Danone Wave

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

John Jackie

VP of Sales and Marketing

Alta Via Consulting

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

John L. Knolla

Director, Product Support Engineering & Certification

LMI Aerospace

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Jon Sobel

CEO

Sight Machine

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Kevin Terwilliger

IoT Solutions Director

Dell

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Mark Novak

Director of Operations

Global Organics

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Maya Gal

Co-Founder

Okapi

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Michael Armstead

Regional Director of Safety

Bimbo Bakeries

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Mike Davis

Director of Quality

Baldwin Richardson Foods

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Paul Oldroyd

Technical Fellow, Manufacturing & Engineering Process Development

Bell Helicopter

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Philippe Babel

Director of Operations

Zodiac Aerospace Corporation

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Rafael Romero

Enterprise Principle Leader for Continuous Improvement Culture, Value Stream Flow and Visual Factory

Johnson Controls

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Sean Maroney

Plant Manager

Maplehurst Bakeries LLC

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Stephen Engel

Senior Vice President, Practice Lead

Hitachi Consulting

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Thomas A. Schubert

Chief Engineering Officer

Gibbs & Cox, Inc.

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Wylie Smith

Director, Software Engineering

Dell

IMPACT Manufacturing Spring Summit View More

Youping Gao, Ph.D.

Discipline Lead, Additive Manufacturing

Aerojet Rocketdyne

AGENDA

Make every session valuable by selecting up to 4 key themes to mix and match the most relevant topics to you.

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SundayNetworking

Welcome Cocktail Reception & Registration

MondayNetworking

Breakfast Buffet

MondayKeynote

close Operationalizing Digital Manufacturing

Sight Machine - CEO

By 2022 Smart factories will deliver an estimated $500B in value and a 7x increase in overall productivity. What can manufacturing leaders do today to ensure short-term investments support the capabilities required for near and long-term Digital Manufacturing success?

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • How can companies identify their current level of Digital Readiness?
  • What use cases become available as a company increases their Digital Readiness?
  • What pitfalls threaten successful Digital Manufacturing implementations?
  • What has Sight Machine learned from working with the world’s most advanced Digital Manufacturers?

Speaker

Jon Sobel
CEOSight Machine
Monday

Targeted Research Meetings

Breakout Presentation

close Attraction and Retention: Getting Millennials On-Board and Keeping Them

US Vision - Vice President of Manufacturing

Strategies built specifically for recruiting the millennial and retaining them long enough to make a significant impact.  These include emphasis on teaching contemporary manufacturing technology by using diverse learning methodologies.  Once trained, making them feel part of “something bigger” by getting them involved in company and community causes.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • Ability to attract millennials through emphasis on working with contemporary technology
  • Use of multiple learning methodologies so employee understands the focus is on them as an individual
  • Methods to keep the millennial engaged
  • Integrating and retaining the millennial through corporate sponsored activities that correspond to their interests and builds unity and commitment that goes back to the workplace

Speaker

Tim Schafhauser
Vice President of ManufacturingUS Vision
Breakout Presentation

close People: Still Our Most Valuable Resource? - Challenges and Opportunities to Increase Engagement

Land O'Frost - Vice President of Manufacturing

This growing Food & Beverage company’s insights based approach to investing in their people to generated revenue growth.  This presentation will address how you can achieve success by focusing on your people by providing education, practicing servant leadership and building systems to support behaviors.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • Realizing the value of retained employees
  • Mgmt committed to applying
    •       Transformational leadership approach
    •       New technologies that support people as operators and leaders
    •       Training and development to supplement skills at all levels
  •  Automation as an alternative to increasing labor to support growth

Speaker

Justin Kobler
Vice President of ManufacturingLand O'Frost
Breakout Presentation

close Building Blocks to a Connected Real-Time Digital Enterprise

iBASEt Inc. - VP Product Strategy and Alliances

Integrated manufacturing processes enabled by the model-based enterprise (MBE) leverage 3D models throughout the product lifecycle into a “digital thread”. Technologies including IIoT connected equipment, optimized 3D illustrated instructions, automated inspection, augmented reality, and advanced analytics are converging into a new platform to achieve revolutionary new levels of productivity.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • Goals of a Digital Thread in the Real-Time Digital Enterprise
  • What does the Digital Thread look like today?
  • How do we put building blocks in place for increased digital connectivity?
  • Expected Benefits from realizing a true Digital Thread for the entire product lifecycle

Speaker

Conrad Leiva
VP Product Strategy and AlliancesiBASEt Inc.
Breakout Presentation

close Maximizing Strategic Planning to Drive Results from Senior Leadership to the Factory Floor

Safariland - Vice President of Operations

Strategic planning is an effective way for an organization and a senior leadership team to become aligned on goals, however, how can you use this plan to drive continuous improvement on the factory floor? In this presentation you’ll learn the process to develop a strategic plan that can be used by the entire organization to get results and become a little better every day.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • The strategic planning process and getting alignment on key goals
  • Benchmarking to understand strengths and opportunities
  • Best practice sharing to leverage organizational learning and improvement
  • Utilizing skills assessments to drive training
  • Daily use of the strategic plan on the factory floor to drive decision making

Speaker

Scott Detillo
Vice President of OperationsSafariland
Breakout Presentation

close Advanced Product / Process Quality Planning: The Key to World Class Design, Manufacturing, Quality and Delivery

Dayco Products LLC - Vice President of Quality

We always have the time to do right the second and even the third time: Sound familiar? We can do it right the first time, every time. Not just planning, but planning effectively. We must look at the past and the future for our planning, what tools work what tools have not worked. What has gone right what has gone wrong in the past? Einstein quipped; “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is the definition of insanity”. This is what we do we use the same tools, the same systems that have not worked in the past and expect our teams to perform differently, our processes to perform better and our quality and delivery to improve. What are we going to do different?

  • Why Advanced Product / Process Quality Planning
  • 8 Steps in APQP
  •  Implementation in any organization regardless of product, process, manufacturing or service.

Speaker

Joseph Myers
Vice President of QualityDayco Products LLC
Breakout Presentation

close What Does It Take to Create Innovation that Wins?

Johnsonville Sausage - Vice President of Innovation

This Food & Beverage industry’s leading best in class insights based approach to innovation has generated significant organic revenue growth for a  diverse  range of companies in terms of size, ownership (private/family run/public), cultures, innovation capabilities and business stage (during & post acquisition, transformation, turnaround) as well as brands in terms of market position, size, budgets & categories.  This presentation  will address  how you can achieve  success rates well above industry norms  both in terms of revenue generated,  and sustainability – staying power in market.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • Penetrate a crowded marketplace
  • Techniques on how to ensure you are only pushing the best ideas forward
  • Best practices to using innovative approaches for revenue growth

Speaker

Andria Long
Vice President of InnovationJohnsonville Sausage
Breakout Presentation

close Cognitive Manufacturing and Supply Chain

IBM - Offering Leader, Internet of Things

Are you ready for Industry 4.0? Manufacturing leaders are under constant pressure to improve plant efficiency despite rising component and raw materials costs, shrinking margins, and increased competition. We want you to succeed in the digital disruption era. Harness the power of your data and apply artificial intelligence to your operations and supply chain. One of our clients doubled production output without doubling their production assets.  See how cognitive manufacturing can improve productivity and decision-making for your factory.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • Understand how Internet of Things, analytics and machine learning technologies are transforming operations
  • Discover the top applications for Cognitive/AI in Manufacturing- including intelligent assets, cognitive processes, and smarter resources.
  • Learn how to get started in applying AI to your operations and supply chain

Speaker

Binny Samuel
Offering Leader, Internet of ThingsIBM
Breakout Presentation

close Time to Outperform the Industry

Crane Aerospace and Electronics - Vice President of Quality

The inevitable march of commoditization has finally arrived on portions of the Aerospace & Defense market’s doorstep. It’s changing the fundamental basis of competition in the industry and shaking the foundation on which many companies have based their strategies. Companies that rethink their strategies and business models can improve financial performance and outperform the Aerospace & Defense industry over the next decade. The new Aerospace Quality Management System standard for the aviation, space and defense industries comes to support the alignment of quality strategy with company strategy.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • Strategy deployment aims to formulate clear corporate objectives and goals, disseminating and aligning those objectives throughout all levels of the organization, and then creating plans of action to achieve those objectives
  • Rethinking the constraints that are the basis upon which strategy and business model decisions are made today will be the hallmark of those companies that will outperform the market.
  • Making better strategy and business model choices demonstrably improves financial performance

Speaker

Dorel Agafitei
Vice President of QualityCrane Aerospace and Electronics
Breakout Presentation

close Threading the Voice of the Customer to the Factory Floor

Sherwin Williams - Director LSS, Quality, North America - Latin America

During this presentation, you will see how to harmonize three business functions to address customer needs.  The needs of the customer are obtained by capturing the Voice of the Customer or VOC.  The three business functions that need to work as one cohesive and unified team are: Commercial (Sales and Marketing), R&D (Product Properties and Services) and Operations (Product Quality). When we collect the VOC, it is not always obvious on how it is translated to company metrics.  That is why we link the VOC to the business functions by using the Design for Six Sigma tool: Houses of Quality or HOQ.  Threading the VOC through the Houses of Quality helps map those customer needs all the way to the factory floor variables that are key to the customer’s CTQs.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • Using “house of quality” methodology to meet customer quality standards
  • Translating the customer’s needs all the way up to the manufacturing parameters
  • From critical to quality to functional requirements
  •  Process variables as key indicators of your process

Speaker

Paul Cafaro
Director LSS, Quality, North America - Latin AmericaSherwin Williams
Breakout Presentation

close Pursuing Operation Excellence

L-3 Communications Corporation - Director of Quality

This case study will highlight L-3 Communications’ integration of Strategic Goal Deployment  (SGD) using the concepts of Operational Excellence to gain buy-in and integration throughout their Sector.

Speaker

Brian Strobel
Director of QualityL-3 Communications Corporation
Breakout Presentation

close Product and Service Innovation in a Competitive Landscape - Meeting the Challenge

LMI Aerospace - Director, Product Support Engineering & Certification

Discuss challenges and approaches for defining product and service offerings in the face of new or enhanced competition or during tough market conditions.  Focus on current trends and opportunities in Commercial Space, Connectivity (inflight entertainment), UAV/UAS (unmanned), and Certification including how to seek and gain internal approval and customer acceptance.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • Discover current market needs and trends
  • Define the product or service including internal as well as external benefits/ROI
  • Develop the internal sales pitch to gain management approval
  • Demonstrate mastery of the subject matter
  • Dominate the market space

Speaker

John L. Knolla
Director, Product Support Engineering & CertificationLMI Aerospace
Breakout Presentation

close Competing for The Future: The Future of Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement

Nike - Former Senior Director, Global Lean Enterprise

The world is changing, business is changing, and all of it is changing faster than ever before. Business is experiencing a revolution rather than evolution. So, with change impacting business like never before how has operational excellence changed and where it is heading in the future? What are we doing and what do we need to do differently to be able to compete in the future?

  • How have operational excellence methodologies changed over the years?
  • How will the deployments change to adapt to business changes?
  • Leading the change: What are key initiatives from Nike to shape the future of continuous improvement?

Speaker

John Biedry
Former Senior Director, Global Lean EnterpriseNike
Breakout Presentation

close A Look at an Autonomous Team / Matrix Organization

Zodiac Aerospace Corporation - Director of Operations

This presentation of an autonomous team concept will address the link between an autonomous team and a reactive organization, how to standardize efficient processes and how to improve standards with suggested ideas of teams and support functions.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  •  Responsibilities & accountability are critical
  •  A learning organization to get the continuous improvement dynamic
  • The power of Visual management to support the autonomous team

Speaker

Philippe Babel
Director of OperationsZodiac Aerospace Corporation
Breakout Presentation

close Get More from Your Plant Floor

5ME - Executive Vice President

The emergence of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is bringing to market technologies that are fundamentally transforming the world of manufacturing. Asset Connectivity, Data Extraction, and Data Manipulation are no longer technical barriers to achieving Smart Manufacturing. Is your organization educated, aligned, and structured to leverage these technologies and reap their benefits? Learn why deploying a Smart Manufacturing platform is easier than ever.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  •  Connectivity Layers and Strategies – Edge, FOG, Cloud
  •  Communication Protocol Standardization
  •  Begin with the End in Mind: What’s the problem you’re trying to solve?
  •  Which Data is Right for You? – Define Your Use Cases
  •  Driving Transparency Across the Enterprise – Integrating with Business Systems

Speaker

Jeffrey Price
Executive Vice President5ME
Breakout Presentation

close Increasing Employee Engagement in the Current Food Manufacturing Environment

Maplehurst Bakeries LLC - Plant Manager

As regulatory scrutiny continues to increase across the food manufacturing industry, it directly impacts the environment in which our associates operate.  Effective planning and proactive communication aid in helping our employees distill the complexity of their daily responsibilities.  What strategies can operations professionals employ to keep their workforce engaged.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Values vs. priorities – how to communicate what’s most important
  • Begin and end with the consumer – where quality and food safety intersect
  • Cultural barriers to employee engagement and how to counter act
  • Are you engaged?
  • Leveraging engagement to drive organizational performance

Speaker

Sean Maroney
Plant ManagerMaplehurst Bakeries LLC
MondayNetworking

Lunch

Monday

Targeted Research Meetings

Breakout Presentation

close Manufacturing Takes The Lead in Lean Product Creation

Ford Motor Company - Chief Engineer

During this presentation, you will see how to harmonize three business functions to address customer needs.  The needs of the customer are obtained by capturing the Voice of the Customer or VOC.  The three business functions that need to work as one cohesive and unified team are: Commercial (Sales and Marketing), R&D (Product Properties and Services) and Operations (Product Quality). When we collect the VOC, it is not always obvious on how it is translated to company metrics.  That is why we link the VOC to the business functions by using the Design for Six Sigma tool: Houses of Quality or HOQ.  Threading the VOC through the Houses of Quality helps map those customer needs all the way to the factory floor variables that are key to the customer’s CTQs.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • Using “house of quality” methodology to meet customer quality standards
  • Translating the customer’s needs all the way up to the manufacturing parameters
  • From critical to quality to functional requirements
  • Process variables as key indicators of your process

Speaker

Art Hyde
Chief EngineerFord Motor Company
Breakout Presentation

close Allergies: The Power of QR Codes to Protect Your Customers and Your Company

ZEGO Snacks - CEO & Co-Founder

Food allergy awareness and prevalence are on the rise and FALCPA raises companies’ liability for cross contamination. Learn how ZEGO has revolutionized allergy transparency for better consumer AND company protection.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • Companies are increasingly being held responsible for cross contact.
  • Most of cross contact comes in as contamination in your other ingredients.
  • Batch testing the final product gives you constant feedback on your supply chain and operational effectiveness.
  • Tying the batch test results to the QR code on your packaging gives your customers the information they need to decide if eating that particular product is safe for them.
  • Costs of testing are minimal compared to cost of recall and could prevent a consumer having a reaction, hospitalization or fatality. You protect your customer and your brand

Speaker

Colleen Kavanagh
CEO & Co-FounderZEGO Snacks
Breakout Presentation

close PIMpoint V5 MES

PINpoint Information Systems Inc. - General Manager

Are you achieving your manufacturing goals?  Have you attempted to implement software solutions that ultimately provided you with an ocean of data without a grain of useful information?  PINpoint Information Systems has been providing real time actionable metrics to our customers for 20+ years.  Learn about a common sense approach to manufacturing execution designed from the ground up to solve your manufacturing challenges.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • Establish a goal oriented culture throughout all levels of your facility.
  • Account for every second of every station to establish real time metrics and long term trends.
  • Recreate any point in time to evaluate circumstances surrounding the exact time you deviated from your plan.
  • Rigid is good but flexible is necessary – this is the real world after all!
  • Measure the effectiveness of management decisions and capital investments

Speaker

Jarda Smrz
General ManagerPINpoint Information Systems Inc.
Breakout Presentation

close Future Proofing Manufacturing with Non-Destructive Testing

Advanced Material Solutions - Business Development Director

Competitive forces are driving unheard-of levels of innovation in product design, materials and lean manufacturing processes. A rigorous and proactive approach to risk containment is essential to protect your brand and bottom line. This talk presents an overview of various NDT methods, their strengths and limitations, and culminates with a 4-step plan for implementation.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • NDT 101: An overview and comparison of NDT disciplines, capabilities, limitations and application
  • Minimizing containment costs through proactive materials evaluation
  • “Seeing things differently” to protect your company’s tomorrow

Speaker

Gail Stultz
Business Development DirectorAdvanced Material Solutions
Breakout Presentation

close Analytics: A Journey from AdHoc to Insights

Dell - Director, Software Engineering

The presentation will focus on standing up an analytics capability, from inception and investment, architecture design, data cleanliness, governance and finally insights into business results.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • The overall journey explored to develop an analytics capability
  • Use of innovation toolsets to define an approach and gain organizational investment
  • Architecture and key elements for success
  • Visualization to allow democratization of data and insights – make the data consumable
  • Governance processes – data is fun, but you have to influence change with the insights

Speaker

Wylie Smith
Director, Software EngineeringDell
Breakout Presentation

close Leadership Strategies to Inspire Your Team and Ignite Innovation

Husco International - Vice President of Corporate Manufacturing

Breakthrough innovation is difficult.  Technology, action plans and communication tools will only get you part way to your goal.  The best ideas that are true breakthroughs will come from the people on your teams.  How can you inspire innovation & ignite the performance shift that you envision?

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • Develop a personal leadership plan that articulates your mission
  • Build a compelling narrative that creates context around your goals
  • Identify innovation techniques that can engage & inspire your team
  • Build the culture that drives future breakthroughs

Speaker

Patrick Masterson
Vice President of Corporate ManufacturingHusco International
Breakout Presentation

close Leading Faster, Better and Sustainable Product and Supply Chain Innovation in Today's Changing World

Diageo - Senior Vice President Technical, Innovation and Brand Change

In this session, attendees will learn how Diageo North America has achieved success by identifying and implementing innovative approaches throughout its supply chain. From planning and manufacturing to liquid development and packaging, Pietro Di Pilato will share innovative approaches that :  In this session, attendees will learn how Diageo North America has achieved success by identifying and implementing innovative approaches throughout its supply chain. From planning and manufacturing to liquid development and packaging, Pietro Di Pilato will share innovative approaches that have increased the company’s ability to execute faster, better and more sustainably in today’s rapidly changing world.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • Using data analytics to improve inventory management
  • Driving faster product development and achieve speed to market
  • Improving improve environmental sustainability across the supply chain
  • Transforming packaging through innovation
  • Inspiring your people to experiment and unlock opportunities for growth

Speaker

Pietro Di Pilato
Senior Vice President Technical, Innovation and Brand ChangeDiageo
Breakout Presentation

close Connecting Machines and Your People - Using IIOT to Make Your Factory

Freepoint Tecnologies Inc. - President

FreePoint is making the factory floor “millennial ready” by connecting all value adding machines and processes to the cloud without modification, regardless of the machine type, brand or age, and then making the work accomplished visible to both management and workers in real time, in effect gamifying the work.
Measuring the performance of your machines is only a small part of the objective – having the data affect positive change is the key, and that is best accomplished by better engaging your people.
KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • Every value adding machine or process can be connected to the cloud easily with FreePoint, – not just new machines or expensive machines, but older machines and manual processes too. Usually within an hour
  • Younger workers require feedback and visualization of goals and results accomplished. Visualization of work accomplished is key to engagement and motivation
  • FreePoint’s patent pending technology makes it easy to gamify any process
  • Gamification can improve productivity by as much as 35%
  • The value added metrics used for engagement can be plugged into ERPs and other systems

Speaker

Paul Hogendoorn
PresidentFreepoint Tecnologies Inc.
Breakout Presentation

close Shipbuilding Applications of 3D Laser Scanning

Gibbs & Cox, Inc. - Chief Engineering Officer

3D Scanning technology is affordable and widely applicable within complex manufacturing environments.  In this presentation, Gibbs & Cox, Inc. will illustrate applications of this technology in the shipbuilding environment to resolve design issues discovered during construction, monitor construction physical progress, and ensure consistency between the 3D design model and the as-built configuration.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  •  Understand the state of the market for precision 3D laser scanning hardware and software
  •  Understand how scan data can be integrated with other 3D design information
  •  Learn the potential of scan data in resolving interferences or other design issues during construction of complex systems
  •  Learn how scan data can be used to document construction physical progress to support EVM or other measures
  •  Learn how scan data can be used to ensure consistency between the 3D design model and the as-built configuration

Speaker

Thomas A. Schubert
Chief Engineering OfficerGibbs & Cox, Inc.
Breakout Presentation

close Product Development and Innovation

Bimbo Bakeries - Regional Director of Safety

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • Employer’s responsibility to provide a safe work environment for their employees in the eyes of OSHA
  • How product development and innovation can directly affect Labor Relations
  • Workstation ergonomic considerations when developing, or improving, work areas or changes to a facility layout
  • Some of the advantages and pitfalls of being proactive with product development and a forward thinking innovator

Speaker

Michael Armstead
Regional Director of SafetyBimbo Bakeries
Breakout Presentation

close Manufacture to Profit. The Financial Thread (Engine) of the Digital Enterprise

Alta Via Consulting - VP of Sales and Marketing

The age of the digital financial enterprise is here. Every part of the business relies on finance for decision making and understanding, in terms of reporting, compliance, and predictive analytics.  Finance is the key to delivering understanding on what businesses should do versus what business and engineering wants to do.

“In this new information age, the financial thread binds it all together.”

Enabling your business to react and respond before getting BLINDSIDED.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • The value of a unified reporting tool and financial models enabling fast top level decisions and the ability to drill down to highly specific plants
  • How the digital enterprise has changed the landscape and how you can gain a competitive advantage.
  • Connect disparate systems as well as allowing the rapid development of predictive analytics

Speaker

John Jackie
VP of Sales and MarketingAlta Via Consulting
Breakout Presentation

close Robust Additive Manufacturing Development for Robust Production Implementation

Aerojet Rocketdyne - Discipline Lead, Additive Manufacturing

Metal additive manufacturing has demonstrated cost saving, schedule reduction, and product performance gain in terms of weight saving, higher performance output, higher product reliability.  In many cases, for a geometrically complicated hardware, the cost and schedule savings each can exceed 80% compared to the similar product produced with traditional manufacturing processes.  The compounding factors of savings have resulted the product’s cost on component level to be at tiny fraction of the original’s along with performance gain have made the additive manufacturing an indispensable part of today’s product development and production.  The critical part for implementing an AM production strategy is ensuring a consistent and robust AM process capable of delivering high quality AM hardware that is well characterized and defects free.  In this case study, additively manufactured hardware for Orion crew module spacecraft’s reaction control system is presented.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • Upon completion, participants will be able to understand AM process control and achieve Qualified Metallurgical Process in AM production
  • Upon completion, participants will be able to take advantages of AM process and apply it to mission critical applications
  • Upon completion, participants will be able to evaluate and select the most fit AM processes for productions

Speaker

Youping Gao, Ph.D.
Discipline Lead, Additive ManufacturingAerojet Rocketdyne
MondayNetworking

Cocktail Reception

MondayNetworking

Industry Dinner

TuesdayNetworking

Breakfast Buffet

TuesdayKeynote

close Building Smarter Manufacturing with The Internet of Things

Hitachi Consulting - Senior Vice President, Practice Lead

Are you pleased with your current margins?  Does your revenue grow by single digits?  Is 2017 another year of “trimming costs” to be more efficient with the result being mediocre at best?
Hitachi has 100+ years of manufacturing experience.  Today, convergence of operational technology and information technology enables manufacturers to be more efficient, agile, and profitable.   Learn how Hitachi has employed IoT and Advanced Analytics to solve internal manufacturing challenges and address customer pain points, to realize real operational savings.
KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • Where is manufacturing headed? IoT will fundamentally change how products are invented, manufactured, shipped and sold
  • With IoT, IP networks and analytics, manufacturers can become more efficient, improve worker safety and offer new business models
  • IoT will help manufacturers improve resource efficiency, safety and return on assets
  • Manufacturers that master this new dynamic will have a variety of new opportunities for revenue growth and cost savings

Speaker

Stephen Engel
Senior Vice President, Practice LeadHitachi Consulting
Tuesday

Targeted Research Meetings

Breakout Presentation

close Servant of the Customer: Driving Sustainable Advantage by Actively Leading a Quality Culture and Production of a Great Widget

Baldwin Richardson Foods - Director of Quality

This presentation will address the principle objectives are to drive engagement with each other and encourage serious thought about one’s character, actions, and motives. Humble Pie – Lessons in Leadership through Humility (a modest view of one’s own importance)
KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • Act with Humility
  • Be a Giver
  • Challenge yourself to be a better leader
  • Listen and Learn

Speaker

Mike Davis
Director of QualityBaldwin Richardson Foods
Breakout Presentation

close Making Natural Products Works in Your Operation

Global Organics - Director of Operations

Production operations are increasingly asked to use less processed materials as part of a sustainable initiative. Recognizing the functional differences in the way materials perform is essential to project success. We adapt the R&D commercialization process to explicitly identify differences, and in partnership with Operations, develop solutions consistent with the sustainable values a new product represents.This presentation will walk you through some essential basic understanding needed to work with less processed natural and/or organic raw material.This process makes expected costs realistic. Your organization then goes to market with confidence and meets consumer expectations.
KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • The Sustainable Difference:  Implications for sourcing and use of more natural Raw Materials
  • Identifying where costs are different: Accurate assessment of cost of production for sustainable products
  • Cost Control: Developing solutions to maintain throughput and yield
  • Walking the Walk : Meeting customer expectations consistently

Speaker

Mark Novak
Director of OperationsGlobal Organics
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close From P&L to Artificial Intelligence

Okapi - Co-Founder

Experience Artificial Intelligence for Operational Excellence in this hands-on workshop. We have transformed a real-life business challenge into an interactive game. Get ahead of the curve, and experience for yourself how cutting-edge technologies are transforming the way people manage their businesses.
KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • Key concepts in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Collective Intelligence
  • Real-life example of how they can be implemented to improve Operational Excellence
  • Key Performance Indicators and Business Notification samples
  • Have fun while learning about innovative technologies

Speaker

Maya Gal
Co-FounderOkapi
Breakout Presentation

close The Case for Data-Driven Manufacturing

MEMEX Inc. - CEO & President

From a technical standpoint, the concept of Data-Driven Manufacturing is simple: use data that is automatically collected in real time from manufacturing equipment and use that information to monitor and manage plant operations. From a business point of view, Data-Driven Manufacturing offers a complex offering of benefits and advantages.
KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • Learn about the value proposition behind Data-Driven Manufacturing
  • Hear why experts say Data-Driven Manufacturing is shifting from a competitive advantage to a must-have capability
  • Note the efficiency improvements achieved by companies that adopted Data-Driven Manufacturing practices
  • Comprehend how Data-Driven Manufacturing helps tighten supply chain integration

Speaker

David McPhail
CEO & PresidentMEMEX Inc.
Breakout Presentation

close Industrialization of New Products

Danone Wave - Performance Manager

In the F&B industry, we are in a time of continuous innovation, as our portfolio changes all the time. Speed to Market and Costumer Service Level are key to survive in this environment. In the INDUSTRIALIZATION OF NEW PRODUCTS a clear and detailed VSUP  (Vertical Start Up Process) is required. This presentation will walk you step by step through this process. This process allowed me to manage multiple successful projects, meeting the launch windows on time with quantity and quality. Practice, Rigor and Discipline of this process is a competitive advantage you can not ignore.
KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • New innovation industrialization time lines
  • Detail Vertical Start Up Process
  • Resources need it for implementation of the process
  •  Results and examples

Speaker

Joaquin Anon Suarez
Performance ManagerDanone Wave
TuesdayNetworking

Lunch

STEERING COMMITTEE

Experienced industry leaders help us design a relevant and 100% peer-led educational program.

Steering Committee Members

Rob Davies VP of Global Manufacturing
Cabot Corporation
Don Dunkers VP of Manufacturing Operations
Bayer AG
Kevin Thorne VP of Operations
Mizuho Orthopedic Systems
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
Joseph Myers Vice President of Quality
Dayco Products LLC
Darryll Niven Chief Manufacturing Officer
Park-Ohio Industries Inc
Mike Bond Chief Operation Officer
Fluidmaster Inc.
John Biedry Sr. Director, Global Lean Enterprise
Nike
Michael Bommarito Engineering Director
American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc
Hani Noshi Director, Operational Excellence
Halliburton
Billy Ingram Director of Lean Product Development
Interface
Susanne Rommel Director of Quality
Gilead Sciences Inc.
Paul Cafaro Director LSS, Quality, North America
Sherman Williams
Syed Waliullah Director of Operational Excellence
Mi-Jack Products
Steven Nowicki VP of Manufacturing and Quality Control
Fresenius Kabi USA
Nikki Sullivan Director of Continual Improvement
General Kinematics Corporation
Gustavo Scaffa Director Quality Operations
Zoetis
Mario Bofill Western Operations Lean Professional
Lenovo
Cliff Richards Sr. Manager, US Fulfillment Center
Lenovo
Dominic Pacione Plant Manager
Rehric Pacific Company
Wesley Farris Continuous Improvement Leader
Power Partners Inc
Serena Price Program Quality Director
Faurecia

2017 ATTENDEES

Over the year’s we’ve hosted senior level executives from over 80% of the Fortune 100 as well as thousands of up and coming mid-market organizations.

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"The IMPACT Summit is an amazing opportunity to network with a broad array of senior leaders and to expand your view of the possibilities. The event brings together newer tech innovators along with more established manufacturers and solution providers."

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"The perfect balance between networking opportunities and scheduled meetings make IMPACT a successful way to discover new business partnerships.  Additionally, the event organizers do an incredible effort at making this event as turn-key as possible for an exhibitor.  The educational program features great speakers with relevant topics which allow for easy conversation."

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ABOUT IMPACT

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Inspired by the natural beauty of the neighboring mountains, Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa pays homage to the elegant mid-century modern resorts that made Las Vegas famous. Spacious accommodations are designed with modern contemporary décor and a wealth of amenities like no other hotel rooms in Las Vegas, and include a 42-inch HD TV, VOIP internet phones, an automated, fully-stocked private bar and in-room safe.
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