March 27–28, 2018

American Manufacturing Summit 2018


The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center · Chicago, IL

2017 Key Speakers


  • Cindi Marsiglio

    VP, U.S. Manufacturing
    Walmart

  • Dirk Hilgenberg

    VP, Assembly
    BMW

  • Phil Poel

    VP, Manufacturing Excellence and PS&C
    Under Armour

  • Darrell Edwards

    SVP & Chief Supply Chain Officer
    La-Z-Boy

  • David Klante

    VP, Engineering
    McCain Foods

  • Stanley Roberts

    VP, Engineering Excellence
    Ingersoll Rand

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About the Summit


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.

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

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

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

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
The
Generis
Experience

  • Senior Level Executives
  • 100+ Business Meetings On-Site
  • Thought Provoking Case Studies
  • Key Implementable Ideas
This summit was very enlightening. It has provided me with tools and techniques to take immediate and massive disruptive action to drive rapid continuous improvements throughout the entire organization.Jorge Rodriguez – VP, Manufacturing, JL Audio
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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
Enlightening and collaborative. Great venue for manufacturing to talk/share issues, challenges and opportunities.Chris Nys – Director of Operations, Jack Links
Excellent – One of the best conferences/summits I have attended. Well planned, well executed.Michael Goluszka – Vice President, Manufacturing, LA-CO Industries Inc.

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Knowledge Center

The American Manufacturing Summit brings together innovative, exciting and timely content delivered by today’s top minds within the Manufacturing Industry.

Access the full session presentations from past summits, interviews, ebooks and infographics by requesting access to our knowledge center!

Infographics


Presentation Videos


ebooks



To ensure the exclusivity of our event we have password protected our pages. Please use the button below to request access to our knowledge center. You will be directed to a login page and provided with the option to request access. If you already have a password, please click on the button below and enter the password when prompted.

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Become a Sponsor


Generis’ sponsorship opportunities provide unparalleled access to VPs, Directors and Senior Executives in the manufacturing industry. Build your best path to conversion through direct engagement and generate measurable results using our customized packages, extensive networking opportunities, and organized 1-to-1 meetings!


Marketing 365

Our trademarked Marketing 365 initiative allows you to extend your brand beyond the brick-and-mortar event to include content sharing, blog posts, social sharing, original content generation and more – all as part of your package!

20 Minute, PRE-QUALIFIED ONE-TO-ONE MEETINGS

Our one-to-one meetings go beyond speed dating, providing you with the opportunity to pre-qualify potential meeting candidates and make adjustments to your meeting schedule before the on-site one-to-one meeting.

LIMITED EXHIBITION FLOOR

We limit the number of sponsors at our events to ensure that quality interactions occur on the floor. We bring only the most relevant, capable and credible thought leaders to our events to meet with our delegates and speaker faculty.

executive attendees

Generis summits are invitation only. Registrations are only granted to delegates who meet our strict qualification and seniority standards.

speaking opportunities

Unlike other conferences, speaking opportunities at Generis events are tailored to your needs. We offer you direct access to a highly targeted audience that makes the decision on what their business will do next.

ONLINE DELEGATE CATALOG

Full access to specific and detailed business intelligence on each attending delegate including a detailed profile and their key areas of focus/investment via our proprietary attendee database.


To ensure the exclusivity of our event we have password protected our pages. Access is granted to qualified individuals and companies who meet the requirements for attendance.

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Venue
The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center

70 Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL, 60148
+1 (630) 719-8000

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