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Day Two

March 28th, 2018

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Networking & Breakfast

8:05 am – 8:15 am
Session Room 1

Chair’s Opening Remarks

8:15 am – 8:55 am
Session Room 1

Keynote

TURNING PASSION INTO PROFIT: HOW DRIVING OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE & INVESTING IN PEOPLE WILL BE THE BEST ROI IN 2017

  • Establishing a vision of change that drives innovation and allows breakthrough performance
  • Creating a culture of operational excellence that generates cost savings and boosts productivity
  • How diversification can unleash the potential of your business
9:00 am – 9:40 am
Session Room 1

Plenary

INDUSTRY 4.0: INFORMATION AND OPERATIONS, THE CONVERGENCE OF TWO WORLDS FOR MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE

  • Manage the exchange of information among several applications for quality optimization
  • Enable the transformation of heterogeneous data into actionable insights through the principles of industry 4.0 and the IT/OT challenges
  • Implement the right quality inspection system to achieve quality targets through continuous improvement processes and analytical reporting
  • Realize the functional growth potential through reporting, scalability and system integration
9:45 am – 10:20 am
Session Room 1

Plenary

DEVELOPING A SUSTAINABLE LEAN DEPLOYMENT PLAN

  • Figuring out the major steps to take and elements to include in a successful lean deployment
  • Understanding the root causes of why some lean initiatives fail to produce sustainable results
  • Key components of establishing a lean culture of mutual trust, respect and continuous improvement
  • Exploring the importance of culture and succession planning in developing a sustainable lean initiative
10:25 am – 11:05 am

Networking & Refreshments

11:10 am – 11:45 am
Session Room 1

Process Strategy

Cultivate Quality to achieve your restructuring and cost reduction plans

  • Take the necessary actions to increase quality and reduce internal and external failures to positively influence the bottom line
  • Improve machine up times through preventative maintenance to achieve a reduced operating cost
  • Enable the people and processes through TQM to proactively control standards of quality
  • Lead with six sigma to lower prevention costs through the advancement of manufacturing process and workers training
Session Room 2

People

CULTURE: THE DEFINITIVE PIECE IN YOUR CI JOURNEY

  • Pick the program that works — look outside your company to find CI initiatives that have worked in a similar environment
  • The importance of why - explain the why over and over
  • Everyone Everyday Getting Better and Better - keep the message simple
  • Find your internal leaders to help drive a sustainable change process
Session Room 3

Technology

Automation Investment as the cornerstone for a World-class Manufacturing Strategy

  • Understanding what economic conditions are suitible for your business to invest capital on critical automation projects
  • Key steps to rigorously rank investments based on achievable ROI metrics
  • Leveraging Total Cost of Ownership as a key contributor to expected and actual ROI metrics on automation projects
  • Establishing an automation strategy that works: customer needs, agility, relationships with suppliers and existing employee skill sets
11:50 pm – 12:25 am
Session Room 1

Process Strategy

Wil Henderson

Partner
Gibson Consulting Group

Supply Chain as a strategic advantage- why your Supply chain should be a strategic advantage and why companies fail to make that happen

  • Why strategic sourcing should be your foundation
  • Most common mistakes that companies make which prevent them from realizing full strategic potential for their Supply Chain
  • Critical success factors that demonstrate strategic advantage through Supply Chain
  • Most recurrent errors Supply Chain Professionals make that limit their effectiveness and their company’s results
Session Room 2

People

Shane Yount

Principal/ Author
Competitive Solutions

BUSINESS BOOTCAMP – DRIVING GREATER EXECUTION, ENGAGEMENT, AND ULTIMATELY EARNINGS!

  • Are you ready to accurately assess your teams, your leaders, and your performance: For 25 years, Competitive Solutions, Inc. has been taking organizations through a Business Bootcamp with some pretty dramatic results
  • Learn how to drive business acumen at a tactical level
  • Move accountability from a concept to a practice and elevate expectations of engagement
  • Eliminate hours of meetings each week by recalibrating intent
  • Moving from abstract OPEX tools to business critical necessities
  • What are the eight essential elements of 21st century leaders?
Session Room 3

Technology

TBA

Oden Technologies

TECHNOLOGY AS AN AID TO LABOR SHORTAGES

  • Battling the skills gap with a lean 4.0 process
  • Sustaining operations with an investment in automation
  • Staying competitive through establishing the right technology
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch & Learn

TBA

Oden Technologies

Create a culture of improvement: Improve plant performance through real time visibility: how to use the data you have.

Bill Remy

President & CEO
TBM Consulting Group

HOW ARE YOU USING TECHNOLOGIES TO BETTER CONNECT CUSTOMERS TO YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN TO CREATE SUPERIOR VALUE?

Curt Towne

EVP, New Business Development
TPT

IS BIG DATA THE END OF SIMPLICITY? HOW TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS MORE THAN EVER

David McPhail

President & CEO
Memex, Inc.

CAPITALIZING ON AN IIOT STRATEGY

TBA

Bossard North America

How will Industry 4.0 Impact you Supply Chain?

TBA

SNic Solutions

Driving inventory optimization as a tool to decrease cost in your lean program

Gabor KOERTVELYESSY

COO & Senior Consultant
Asprova

IMPROVED PRODUCTION SCHEDULING AS A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

 
 
1:35 pm – 2:10 pm
Session Room 1

Process Strategy

REVOLUTIONIZING Your change management Strategy: ENRICH YOUR CORPORATE CULTURE ON A CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT BASIS

  • Improve corporate culture to improve facility culture
  • Create an environment that advances process improvement and innovation
  • Reforming efficiency not only for cost reduction, but as a value-adding exercise
  • Understanding your team: The importance of learning how to engage with your employees at all levels of the business
Session Room 2

People

21ST CENTURY MANUFACTURING ORGANIZATION - WHAT'S OLD IS NEW - HOW TO FIX A BROKEN MANUFACTURING CULTURE

  • A comparison of two practices: A look at what worked in the past and the current situation
  • Create a faster learning curve culture and increase proficiency with focusing on smaller amounts of job responsibilities within your team
  • Innovating your culture with an influx of entry level position candidates
  • Increase operational excellence through developing your current talent and maturing their leadership
Session Room 3

Technology

MANUFACTURING: ENTERING AN ERA OF HYPER-INNOVATION

  • Equating R&D investment with manufacturing optimization
  • New technologies and collaborative business models as a driver for operational excellence
  • Rationalizing increased spend on innovation as a driver for bottom line growth
  • Understanding the impact of 3-D printing collaboration and supply chains in decreased manufacturing costs and speed to market
2:15 pm – 2:50 pm
Session Room 1

Plenary

FOSTERING THE GROWTH OF NATIONAL MANUFACTURING THROUGH INNOVATION

  • The Advanced Robotics Manufacturing story
  • Demonstrate and facilitate an early adoption to of novel robotic solutions
  • Create and sustain new jobs through empowering American workers to compete with low- wage workers abroad
  • Drive success by lowering technical, operational and economic barriers for small, midsize and large companies to adopt robotic technologies
2:55 pm – 3:30 pm
Session Room 1

Live Case Panel

UNDERSTANDING THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SUCCESS OF A LEAN IMPLEMENTATION

  • Recognizing the correlation between personnel stress and the implementation of Lean
  • Synchronizing the needs of individuals, the company, and its value chain to achieve the full benefits of your initiative
  • Developing a Continuous Improvement mindset to provide the basis for a successful Lean initiative
  • Ensuring that the right people are in the right place to avoid backsliding or a lack of ability to sustain change
3:35 pm – 3:45 pm
Session Room 1

Chair’s Concluding Remarks & Close of Summit

Day Two