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The Best Solution Providers
Meet one-on-one with the partners best suited to tackle your unprecedented challenges.
Over 30 Speakers
Learn from the leaders driving manufacturing innovation in an ever-changing climate.
Since it isn’t quite safe to treat you to a high class hotel, enjoy some high class swag.
Using the same data-driven matching logic as our in-person events, we take the legwork out of finding new partners. Meet directly with companies vetted specifically for you to confidently tackle your challenges, within your budget and time frame. There is a minimum of 6 meetings, and no maximum.
The challenge of digital is no exotic location, no 5-star dining, and no face time. But we do have a quite brilliant system to reward you with SWAG. Take all 6 solution provider meetings and we’ll thank you generously. Climbing the ranks is hard; you’re well-deserving of an exceptional experience, no matter the limitations.
Watch it when it’s released, or later on demand. Your experience is up to you.
LEGO (Business Services) is building a Culture of Operational Excellence in a very LEGO way including storytelling to build understanding and connection - Swamp to Summit, change management does exist and why it is difficult and the BSO Journey so-far and what comes next...
Packaging Hall of Famer Dr. Michael Okoroafor sits down to chat about the current state of the manufacturing industry and what we need to consider moving forward. Prior to COVID, the trend in the manufacturing industry was how big could you get with your manufacturing infrastructure. Now as we learn to adapt, it's important to have a nimble and flexible agile manufacturing structure and a digital platform to align processes.
Methodology like '3x5 why's' and 'Prevent Protect Predict' have been long established, but organizations still struggle today to get to the bottom of systemic root causes that slow down their programs, cost them money and ultimately can break the trust relationship with their consumers and their brand image. So, how can we better leverage data that already exist in organizations to shift the focus on fixing their systemic problems once and for all? And most importantly, what can leaders with no quality background learn from these quality techniques and how can they use them to turn their functions in learning and innovative organizations?
Providing information / experiences to fellow Tier 1 suppliers that can help them navigate the design and development process for "Build to Print" suppliers for the automotive industry. Giving participants some key steps to follow when working with a OEM on a new development in hopes that they can improve their process and have successful launches of their product.
From Research and Development to Manufacturing, in today’s business world all functions are required to innovate. During my career I have evaluated various innovation computer programs and online services. In this presentation, we review various digital tools to assist your company innovation process.
By definition compliance means conforming to a rule, such as a specification, policy, standard of law. Regulatory compliance goes further stating that it is the goal that organizations will strive to meet the requirements by being aware of all requirements and make sure that the compliances are met in time and in proper order. At Comet Technology Plasma Control Technology Division, being a supplier to Semiconductor Equipment OEMs, company faces many of the USA, European and Asian regulatory and compliance requirements to meet the government regulations. Comet Technology has to meet European REACH and RoHS compliances, Conflict Minerals Law requirements per US government. These compliances are meant to be met at every component and sub-assembly in
This presentation will provide an overview of technologies that enable robots to (1) program themselves, (2) efficiently learn from the observed performance, (3) safely operate in the presence of uncertainty, (4) appropriately call for help during the execution of challenging tasks, and (5) effectively communicate with humans. The use of a team of smart robotic assistants can significantly improve human productivity and eliminate the need for human involvement in tasks that pose risks to human safety. In high-mix application areas, production volume may not be high. Therefore, justifying capital expenditure based on return on investment is often challenging. robot as a service model is eliminating the need for upfront capital expenditure in deploying robots.
Innovation is all about creating measurable, quantifiable, and demonstrable value to both your customer and business. It is your ability to build the right product, for the right market, build it right with the right tools, processes and resources, and build it fast so you do not miss the market window. This presentation will introduce the innovation ecosystem and provide valuable lessons from practice to help you establish an effective culture of innovation to reward the right behavior with a maniacal focus on the customer.
Manufacturers are finding amazing value leveraging technology to accelerate innovation cycles and deliver new products and services. Some such examples have reduced innovation cycle times by as much as 35% and decreased cost of NPI similarly. Imagine company revenue being reduced by as much as 40% due to the impact of the pandemic only to emerge rapidly with new product lines that fill the revenue gap at an even greater profitability prior to the pandemic. Lets discuss how this is being done.
Learn more about what is most important to make sure professionals get the best results and about how the future of the Opex and CI is about smart manufacturing and digitalization.
In 2030 Gen Z employees will be over a third of the workforce. These early career employees need to be engaged differently from the generations before. Hear the perspective of a leader of teams that has hired over a hundred Gen Z engineers. Walk away from this presentation with practical guidance to improve the effectiveness of your engagement of Gen Z employees!
Agility is necessary to be successful in R&D product development. We can learn this from taking a look at case studies of successful companies over time and how they’ve remained relevant as society changes. Agility, however, is usually associated with a small size, so how does a large company remain agile? Dow Inc. has successfully delivered new innovations in short times as demonstrated by its response to the pandemic with the development of PPE for the medical industry. In addition to examining the critical elements which made that possible, I will discuss my experience on leading the team through changing times and discuss 7 key components I found critical for agile product development.
In this presentation, Dr. Marlene R. Kolodziej, DBA, ITIL, VP, Centralized Services, Ricoh USA, Inc. will discuss how Augmented Reality (AR) is one silver lining that has come from the pandemic and is allowing for a superior customer experience, despite the limitations of not being able to complete in-person service calls. She’ll also detail how people, technology, knowledge and process play into the delivery of a business continuity plan and use Ricoh’s response to the pandemic as an example of what worked, while also sharing lessons learned.
Continuous Improvement has never been more important as the world events and business climate changes daily. Having worked in big business, small business and even non profits, successful continuous improvement depends on a company culture shift towards constant innovation. Without the culture change, it becomes the flavor of the month and fades away quickly. Simple steps and tools towards implementation helps ensure sustainment. Utilizing these tools and more importantly a system of checks and balances will ensure continuous improvement is embedded into your company's culture for years to come.
Manufacturing technology for cost-effective part production is critical to the US economy. A key process for fabricating parts from nearly any material with high accuracy and surface integrity is machining, or material removal using a defined cutting edge. The introduction of computer numerical control (CNC) for machining centers enabled a digital approach, where the desired part is defined by a solid model using computer-aided design (CAD) software. The CNC commands to produce this part are then generated using computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software. While this is a key capability with continued advancements, the primary focus on geometry neglects key physical considerations that must be addressed for cost-effective and reliable manufacturing performance. This presentation will discuss these issues, including vibration during the machining process and its influence on part quality.
Practical implementation of digital technologies in manufacturing has never been a clean or easy business..... but we've all been doing it for years. Everyone has a brownfield footprint of investments & technologies that have evolved over time. We have lots of connected devices. Lots of disparate systems. How do we deliver real business outcomes rather than insights in isolation?
IMPACT is invitation-only for manufacturing and R&D executives. Exclusivity lets us cater to your specific challenges and keep you in the company of the leaders driving progress in your field.
We only work with the best in class. All solution providers are thoroughly vetted, and matched to you based on your specific challenges and current projects.
IMPACT Virtual Summit is the digital counterpart to the invitation-only summit for manufacturing and R&D executives. IMPACT bridges you to the most efficient solutions and information for your crowning priorities.
IMPACT Virtual Summit is unique in its ability to connect you to qualified solution providers. They’re more than willing to underwrite the cost of your attendance in exchange for access to such an exclusive audience.
Your virtual pass includes:
– All sessions and their recordings
– 6 or 8 one-on-one meetings with vetted solution providers, specifically matched to you
$300 or $500 in swag upon meeting completion
Based on the details of your registration, we carefully select at least 6 best-fit solution providers for you to meet with. Each meeting is 30 minutes long and focused on solving a specific priority you have a listed. Once completed, you’re eligible to receive a swag package. All meetings will take place on Zoom and all logistics are handled for you!
We are looking for executives with genuine needs for new solutions and buying influence or authority. Invitations are extended to C-level executives, SVPs, VPs, Directors and Managers within all functions of Manufacturing, Operations and Research and Development.
Yes! But only for your one-on-one meetings. The summit sessions, however, will all be available to you on demand to watch at your leisure, anytime, any place.
There’s a lot of reasons to attend! For starters, IMPACT Virtual Summit is the only online event customized to help you with your current challenges. You’ll learn from industry veterans and connect to the solutions you need. Your time is valuable and sticking to your budget is more important than ever. IMPACT is designed to help you maximize your time and money for the best possible results.