March, 2018

American Manufacturing Summit 2018

Chicago, IL

2017 Key Speakers

  • Cindi Marsiglio

    VP, U.S. Manufacturing

  • Dirk Hilgenberg

    VP, Assembly

  • Phil Poel

    VP, Manufacturing Excellence and PS&C
    Under Armour

  • Darrell Edwards

    SVP & Chief Supply Chain Officer

  • David Klante

    VP, Engineering
    McCain Foods

  • Stanley Roberts

    VP, Engineering Excellence
    Ingersoll Rand

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The American Manufacturing Summit is a leadership focused meeting designed around improving plant floor operations and manufacturing strategy across the globe.

The Manufacturing Summit serves as an annual platform to exchange ideas around the impact of market dynamics and new technologies for current and future manufacturing, operations and supply chain leaders. This year’s Summit creates an opportunity to examine key case studies around how workforce management, lean manufacturing, process improvement and automation are being rolled out in the world’s best facilities. Join the in-depth discussions to build your road-map in achieving innovation, maximizing manufacturing profitability, optimizing plant floor operations and establishing standardization across multiple manufacturing facilities.


  • Senior Level Executives
  • 100+ Business Meetings On-Site
  • Thought Provoking Case Studies
  • Key Implementable Ideas

Great conference that provided insight on how lean tools have been tailored to change the culture. Great networking opportunities.Arne Vogt – Director of Operations and Supply Chain, Cobham

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Key Themes

Manufacturing Profitability

  • Responding to rising costs through manufacturing innovation
  • Benefits of an optimized workforce
  • Product lifecycle, manufacturing cost and the supply chain
  • Driving down headcount, waste and inefficiencies

Manufacturing Innovation

  • How can manufacturing divisions become better innovators?
  • Enhancing innovation through disruptive technologies
  • Nurturing new talent to push traditional boundaries
  • Examining how innovative manufacturers are already getting ahead

Collaborative Business Models

  • Understanding subcontractor selection
  • Ranking system to guide subcontractor selection
  • Selecting subcontractors to support business goals
  • Obtaining continuous improvement from the supply base through supplier evaluation

Plant Floor Optimization

  • Reducing the cost of manufacturing error and backlog
  • Developing a flexible and adaptable lean system
  • Advanced technologies and trends driving efficient productivity
  • Data centric approach to planning, design, supply, manufacturing and customer support

Knowledge Center

The Generis American Manufacturing Summit brings together innovative, exciting and timely content delivered by today’s top minds within the Manufacturing Industry. Request access to view the full presentation library.

Dr. Soeren Wiener

Director, Technology Programs

Manufacturing: Entering an Era of Hyper-Innovation

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Kevin Nolan

VP, Technology
GE Appliances

Facility of the Future: Looking at the Long-Term Picture

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