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Day One

March 27th, 2018

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Registration & Group Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:10 am
Session Room 1

Chair’s Opening Remarks

8:10 am – 8:50 am
Session Room 1

Keynote

ADAPTING TO THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION: WORKFORCE CONCERNS, RECRUITING, AND RETENTION STRATEGIES

  • Understanding the Millennial worldview and the underlying factors that have shaped them and society's perception of them
  • Leveraging your Lean Operating System to implement effective recruiting and retention strategies
  • Effectively managing the loss of corporate knowledge being brought about by changing workforce compositions
8:55 am – 9:35 am
Session Room 1

Plenary

A manufacturing Case Study: Applying lean management principals to expose problems in traditional business systems

  • Developing a true culture of continuous improvement that is sustainable and accountable
  • Driving a lean and/or six sigma activity that is part of your overall business philosophy
  • An analysis of what influences workplace culture and an understand of how to move your company's culture in the direction you want
  • Key business fundamentals that are essential for your staff in order to sustain a lean focused culture
9:40 am – 11:20 am

Pre-Arranged One-To-One Networking & Refreshments

11:25 am – 12:00 pm
Session Room 1

Process Strategy

Maximizing on Lean: Improving a company's internal functions with a customer-oriented perspective

  • Developing a maximum effect for organizational improvement through developing an outside-in perspective as early in your lean conversation process as possible.
  • Enhancing lean sustainability through customer centricity, standardized work for managers and strong calls for accountability
  • Key steps top management must take in order to develop a lasting lean program and culture
  • Customer expectation management as a driver when evaluating your lean program
Session Room 2

People

ACHIEVING OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE THROUGH DEVELOPING TALENT, TEAMS AND CULTURE THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE ORGANIZATION

  • Strive for top results across the entire organization through an operational excellence approach that has the momentum to endure leadership transformations
  • Identify the key elements required to ensure operational excellence to avoid the “island of excellence within a sea of mediocrity” outcome
  • Make the change: Create a leadership climate of humility and respect to increase capabilities and engagement across the organization
  • Embrace a TPM based manufacturing operating system to drive top productivity
  • The journey to autonomous work teams: Is you enterprise aligned for success
Session Room 3

Technology

Stanley Roberts

VP, Engineering Excellence
Ingersoll Rand

Development of an automation investment strategy as a driver for operational excellence

  • Automation from the top down: Identifying strategic challenges for the business
  • Key examples of transformational changes as a result of business strategy and automation strategy alignment
  • Drive business results through smart automation investments, not sub optimization of individual processes or functions
  • Key technologies that establish manufacturing competitiveness for your business
12:05 pm – 12:40 pm
Session Room 1

Process Strategy

David McPhail

CEO & President
Memex, Inc.

DRIVE PRODUCTIVITY THROUGH MANAGING THE EFFICIENCY OF YOUR MANUFACTURING PROCESS

  • Reduce your company's operating cost with complete visibility
  • If you can measure it you can manage it: Identify constraints to increase your overall profitability
  • Stay ahead of the competition with the Automated Approach: Know the advantage of an innovation investment
  • Identify your improvement opportunities to create the factory of the future
Session Room 2

People

Phil McIntyre

Senior Director, Business Development
Performance Solutions by Miliken

CONNECTING HUMANS, MACHINES AND PRODUCTS TO INCREASE AGILITY

  • Accelerate processes and manage the wide variety of products to speed production
  • Creating an assembly line that doesn’t need to perform technical or logical setup tasks
  • Decentralized production planning is the key element: The connected production line
  • Covering and connecting a wide range of products at a lower cost
Session Room 3

Technology

TBA

B&R Automation

BUILDING TOMORROW'S MANUFACTURER: HOW IOT IS TRANSFORMING THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR

  • The impact of remote access to both historical and real-time data in driving the decision making process
  • Improved asset utilization, workforce efficiency and improved risk management as a result of the connected facility
  • Built for success—driving the infrastructure today that you will need tomorrow
  • Eliminate massive information gaps about real time decisions to better manage risk
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch & Learn Round-Table Discussions

1:50 pm – 2:30 pm
Session Room 1

Plenary

REEXAMINING YOUR CI STRATEGY For a Production system that keeps you ahead of the competition

  • Standard work that encourages Kaizen as the foundation for all continuous improvement initiatives
  • Concrete examples of CI work and tips on how to answer common worker opposition to standard work
  • How to start and maintain your CI journey, metrics required for success
  • Scaling with CI in mind: Including the right technology, people and process to drive enhanced quality on the shop floor
2:35 pm – 3:10 pm
Session Room 1

Process Strategy

Curt Towne

EVP, New Business Development
TPT

Focusing on Creating flexibility and moving waste back from the production process while reducing the total cost of manufacturing

  • The supply chain is more than bidding transportation routes and low cost sourcing
  • Packaging correctly at the source to improve flow
  • Technology and the impact on the supply chain
  • Collaboration
Session Room 2

People

COMPETING IN A GLOBAL MARKET BY UNLEASHING THE CAPABILITY & CREATIVITY OF YOUR TEAM

  • How to gain and sustain competitiveness by building a Culture of Continuous Improvement
  • How to create the environment that enables your team to add maximum value
  • How to focus your team's energy to optimize your organization's rate of improvement
Session Room 3

Technology

TBA

Sightline Systems

Correlate data to the corporate headquarters from the shop floor for full transparency

  • Increase the productivity of engineers and analysts who have expertise in manufacturing operations and processes
  • Leverage advanced analytic capabilities to easily find correlations and predict future values with machine learning
  • Eliminate language and communication barriers between facilities or countries
  • Take the necessary cybersecurity measures: Store your work, data indexes, and annotations on your data without impacting the integrity of your systems of record
3:15 pm – 4:35 pm

Pre-Arranged One-To-One Networking & Refreshments

4:40 pm – 5:15 pm
Session Room 1

Plenary

Bill Remy

President & CEO
TBM Consulting Group

THE TECHNOLOGY FREIGHT TRAIN GET ON BOARD: USE TECHNOLOGY AS A FORCE MULTIPLIER FOR OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE AND VALUE CREATION

  • Drive Operational Excellence through the optimization of people, process and technology
  • Navigate your way to success with a winning approach to your manufacturing technology roadmap, integrating technology with your lean initiative
  • An overview of key principles that will enable your company to achieve their operational goals
  • Utilizing technology as a tool for effective execution of problem solving and improving the ability to achieve organizational targets
5:20 pm – 5:55 pm
Session Room 1

Closing Keynote

THE EVOLUTION OF MANUFACTURING—EXAMINING THE NEXT GENERATION OF AUTOMATED PRODUCTION AS A DRIVER TO SHIFT HISTORICAL BELIEFS IN GLOBAL FOOTPRINT OPTIMIZATION

  • Understanding the intersection of technology and geography as a strategic manufacturing opportunity as automation changes the game
  • Automation and process efficiency as countermeasures to opportunities in decreased labor cost, generating the ability to do more with less
  • Understanding the knowledge economy as an essential requisite to remain competitive in a developing market
  • Driving cost reduction through the establishing manufacturing as a core strategic lever rather than a cost management exercise
  • Envisioning the Dark Factory—what happens when we pull people out of the factory and what does this mean for society?
5:55 pm – 6:00 pm
Session Room 1

Chair’s Closing Remarks

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Networking Drinks Reception

Day One