14 April, 2024

2:15 pm - 2:55 pm

Factory Tour

Executive Platforms is pleased to announce the return of our popular facility tour series! Stay tuned to this space for more information on an immersive experience where participants can look forward to working examples of manufacturing innovation and operational excellence.

Please note, this will be available to delegates and speakers of NAMES23 only and to a limited capacity. Further information will be available soon.

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

ROOM 3

WELCOME DAY SPECIAL CONTENT

Panel: Defining the Challenges and Opportunities of Manufacturing in Mexico: Connectivity, Sustainable Energy, and Growth
  1. Sustainable Energy Transition
    • Examine the shift towards sustainable energy and its effects on traditional industries
    • Discuss how clean energy trends can impact manufacturing processes and costs
  2. Generational Change in Manufacturing
    • Analyze how different generations are reshaping the manufacturing landscape
    • Explore how millennials and generation Z’s preferences and motivations differ from their predecessors
  3. Adapting to Industry Evolution
    • Share insights on how the manufacturing industry, particularly in Mexico, can adapt to the changes brought by the three pillars
    • Discuss potential risks and challenges associated with these shifts
  4. Leveraging Technology for Solutions
    • Highlight the importance of digitization and technology adoption in addressing the challenges
    • Suggest strategies for supply chain redesign, smarter purchasing, and cost-saving through technology investment

3:50 pm - 4:35 pm

ROOM 3

WELCOME DAY SPECIAL CONTENT

Panel: Plant/Shopfloor Optimization- Elevating Safety, Automation, Staffing and Process Systems
  • Increasing production, assets capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining current quality standards.
  • Integrating real time production visibility on the shop floor and balance KPI’s
  • Attracting, Developing and Retaining Top Talent- how do we qualify a successful hire?
  • Updating Legacy systems effectively- how do we assess our capabilities to support new systems and how do we make the best investments the first time?

Tim Lodl
Director, Operational Excellence & VIP
Baxter International Inc.

Parthiban Ravikumar
Manufacturing Engineer
Bray International Inc.

Shawn Pellington
VP Operations
McKee Foods Corporation

Sandra Wisniewski
President, Specialty Catalyst
W.R. Grace

Mark Cluff
SVP, EHSS&Q
W.R. Grace

4:40 pm - 5:20 pm

WELCOME DAY SPECIAL CONTENT

ROOM 3

Industry 4.0 – The Future of Productivity

The Future of Productivity requires resilient, customer-centric and sustainable operations:

  • The power to move production by enabling any plant to produce any product at any time
  • Industry 4.0 allows you to react in real-time to changing customer demand and dynamic supply chain challenges, which has become the new normal
  • The focus on end-to-end processes is required to tap the full potential out of Industry 4.0
  • Bring intelligence to the plant with “closed loop,” data-driven optimization of end-to-end business processes
  • The traditional boundaries between R&D, Manufacturing, Logistics and Operations are dissolving within the enterprise and across the supply chain
  • Bring data-driven processes and operational flexibility to the entire business
  • It is not about capacity, but responsiveness

 

5:25 pm - 6:25 pm

ROOM 3

WELCOME DAY SPECIAL CONTENT

Panel: Supporting the Women Who Make Our Manufacturing Organizations Work
  • Looking at the ongoing challenges of talent attraction, development, and retention as it relates to the next generation of female manufacturing professionals we need to succeed now and in the future
  • Discussing, debating, comparing, and contrasting options in the New Normal of Work when we talk about:
    • Supporting working caregivers
    • Employee mental health programs
    • Work-life balance
    • Flexibility and moving away from one-size-fits-all thinking
    • Maternity leave
    • Post-maternity leave reintegration
  • Quantifying the qualifiable: How can we best demonstrate the ROI of being an employer of choice for women and giving our workers and leaders the best options to grow both professionally and personally within our organizations?
  • Offering actionable points every manufacturing leader can bring back and apply to their own companies

Christina Upah
VP Attack Helicopter Programs & Senior Mesa Site Executive
The Boeing Company

Becky Crane
VP, Manufacturing & Engineering
General Mills

Kelly Boyle
VP Grocery Supply Chain Strategy & Operations
Walmart

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Welcome Drinks Reception for the Evening of April 14th

15 April, 2024

7:00 am - 7:45 am

Registration & Breakfast

7:45 am - 7:50 am

Opening Remarks and Important Announcements

7:50 am - 8:00 am

Chair’s Welcome Address

8:00 am - 8:35 am

Building Next-Generation Operations Management for a New World
  • Discussing why the traditional command-and-control operations management model is no longer viable in a post-pandemic world characterized by unpredictable supply and demand
  • Highlighting a new operations management model emerging, focusing on optimizing response to threats and opportunities as well as sustainability efforts by dispersing decision-making throughout the organization
  • Taking a deep dive into the key enablers for this shift include trust, talent development, transparency, and exploring the integration of IoT, AI, and machine learning to optimize production processes
  • Nestlé’s “operator-centric organization” exemplifies this new model, empowering operators with data and skills while maintaining clear decision-making boundaries to further reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing operations

Magdi Batato
Fmr. EVP, Global Head of Operations
Nestlé

8:35 am - 9:10 am

Toyota’s Virtual Reality Plant Tour
  • During this interactive presentation, audience members can get a behind the scenes look at Toyota’s most cutting-edge plants yet
  • Natalie will walk our chairperson through the plant via a VR Headset and engaging audience members as they watch the 360-degree process live on screen
  • Highlighting advances in technology and innovative production processes including robotics, automation, and quality control
  • Participants will have a chance to immerse themselves in this experience by putting on the VR headsets themselves after the session

Natalie Wilkinson
VP, Manufacturing Project Innovation Center
Toyota

STREAM 1 CHAIR

TBA

STREAM 2 CHAIR

Rene Buck
CEO
BCI Global

 

STREAM 3 CHAIR

TBA

9:15 am - 9:50 am

CASE STUDY STREAM 1

PROCESS IMPROVEMENT

Enhancing Manufacturing Processes: Strategies for Continuous Improvement
  • Streamlining production workflows by incorporating lean methodologies to eliminate waste, reduce lead times, and optimize resource utilization
  • Introducing state-of-the-art automation technologies to increase production efficiency, minimize human errors, and enhance overall process control
  • Leveraging real-time data collection and analysis to identify bottlenecks, performance gaps, and opportunities for optimization within the manufacturing process
  • Strengthening collaboration with suppliers and partners to enhance materials flow, reduce supply chain disruptions, and achieve greater synchrony in production schedules

 

 

9:15 am - 9:50 am

CASE STUDY STREAM 2

QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Mastering Quality Management: Strategies for Excellence
  • Implementing standardized processes to ensure uniformity in manufacturing, reducing variations and enhancing product quality
  • Establishing comprehensive quality control frameworks, integrating inspections, testing, and audits to identify defects and deviations early in the production cycle
  • Building strong relationships with suppliers and fostering open communication to ensure the consistent delivery of high-quality raw materials and components
  • Cultivating a culture of continuous improvement, encouraging cross-functional teams to identify areas for enhancement and innovation within the manufacturing process

Pete Kraus
VP, Global Manufacturing
Starbucks

9:15 am - 9:50 am

CASE STUDY STREAM 3

MANUFACTURING/AUTOMATION

Revolutionizing Production: The Power of Manufacturing Automation
  • How automation streamlines manufacturing processes to enhance efficiency
  •  Highlighting strategies for successful adoption of manufacturing automation practices and how to navigate the transition
  • Demonstrating how automated manufacturing opens avenues for workers to acquire advanced technical skills, fostering professional growth
  • Delving into the financial benefits of implementing automation, including reduced labor costs, minimized waste, and improved resource allocation, ultimately leading to higher return on investment

Elizabeth Hoegeman
Global Executive Director, Manufacturing
Cummins Inc.

9:55 am - 11:35 am

Pre-Arranged One-to-One Meetings
  • 10:00 am – 10:20 am: Meeting Slot 1/Networking
  • 10:25 am – 10:45 am: Meeting Slot 2/Networking
  • 10:50 am – 11:10 am: Meeting Slot 3/Networking
  • 11:15 am – 11:35 am: Meeting Slot 4/Networking

11:40 am - 12:15 pm

WORKSHOP

ROOM 1

The Great Resignation Dilemma

There’s no precedent for the current disruption in daily life of organizations driven by the fall-out of the pandemic, supply chain uncertainties and the significant increase in labor turnover. At the same time, organizations are looking to ‘come back stronger’ by driving up productivity while facing revenue shortfalls, inflationary pressures and geopolitical impacts.

It’s no wonder that the pressure to respond to the labor market challenges in particular is severe.

Yet there are proven ways that some organizations are employing that can reassure leaders and keep productivity on track. In a this session — The “great resignation” dilemma – Lessons learned on mitigating losses & coming out stronger, Performance Solutions by Milliken (PSbyM) will show you how other organizations have survived during crises and thrived on new opportunities afterward by sharing insights on six Essential Lessons

11:40 am - 12:15 pm

WORKSHOP

ROOM 2

Three Steps to Use Advanced Manufacturing Analytics to Empower Staff
  • Don’t withhold meaningful data from frontline workers. Understand how poor process visibility and data quality hinders your employee training, retention, and productivity
  • In an unyielding shortage of talent, you can’t wait until the 2030’s to solve the biggest data issues. Learn how to deploy turnkey data infrastructure today to support your people everywhere
  • Reporting that’s bottlenecked with a few specialists is harming your operational excellence. Democratized access, prescriptive recommendations, and contextualized data will position your staff for their success and yours

11:40 am - 12:15 pm

WORKSHOP

ROOM 3

Process Intelligence (PQ): The Key to Building High Functioning Leaders

Most organizations conduct leadership training to attempt to develop and retain their leadership talent, however, the last three years have put an unprecedented strain on our leaders and organizations. Leadership fatigue is at an all-time high, the “Great Resignation” is real and relevant, and the leaders of the future must possess much more than just IQ and EQ. Learn the four “Non-negotiable Elements of PQ” that make High Functioning Leaders:

  1. Is your organization currently suffering from “Leadership Fatigue?”
  2. Does your current Leadership Development program only highlight IQ and EQ?
  3. Are your emerging leaders staying or leaving the organization?  Do they even know they are emerging leaders?
  4. Do you want to create a sustainable leadership culture of Clarity, Connectivity, and Consistency?

12:20 pm - 12:55 pm

Unveiling the Power of Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing
  • Exploring the convergence of technologies in Industry 4.0, where IoT, AI, data analytics, and automation synergize to reshape manufacturing processes
  • Discover how smart factories optimize operations through real-time data, predictive maintenance, and agile production, leading to higher efficiency and reduced downtime
  • Discussing the interconnectedness of devices and systems, enabling seamless communication between machines, supply chains, and stakeholders for informed decision-making
  • Understand the critical importance of cybersecurity in Industry 4.0, as interconnected devices and networks become more susceptible to cyber threats, necessitating robust measures to protect sensitive data and operations

Bart Talleon
VP Operational Services and President of Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Systems
Johnson & Johnson

12:55 pm - 1:55 pm

Overflow Lunch Seating

12:56 pm - 1:55 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

Building Scalable Process Improvements

Flavia Rocha Santos
Sr Director of Continuous Improvement
CHS Inc

12:56 pm - 1:55 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

Coordinating Shutdowns, Turnarounds, Commissioning, and Decommissioning with Ongoing Operations

Chris A Barone
Sr. Director, Engineering
Edgewell Personal Care

12:56 pm - 1:55 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

Leadership, Change Management, and Culture in Manufacturing Operations

Robert Roberts
Sr. Director of Continuous Improvement
Flowers Foods

12:57 pm - 1:55 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

Building Sustainability into Our Company from Procurement to Processes to Final Product

Zachary Janosky
Director of Operations
Global Manufacturing, Inc.

12:57 pm - 1:55 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

Planning the Use of AI Tools to Improve Productivity

Mark Allan
Sr. Director Quality & Operational Excellence Naval Electronics
Leonardo DRS

12:57 pm - 1:55 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

Hazard Identity and Building a Safety Culture in Manufacturing Operations

Terry Secrest
EVP Manufacturing
RoyOMartin

1:55 pm - 2:30 pm

CASE STUDY STREAM 1

PROCESS IMPROVEMENT

Upgrading Additive Manufacturing Quality: Strategies and Considerations
  • Integrating data visualization tools for better process visibility
  • Implementing Six Sigma methodologies to reduce defects, enhance product quality, and optimize processes for consistent outputs
  • Developing specialized quality control processes for additive manufacturing technologies
  • Understanding material choice and behavior during the additive manufacturing process
  • Real-time monitoring of print quality through sensors and imaging techniques

Christina Upah
VP Attack Helicopter Programs & Senior Mesa Site Executive
The Boeing Company

1:55 pm - 2:30 pm

CASE STUDY STREAM 2

QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Fostering a Culture of Innovation and Collaboration
  • Encouraging employee involvement in process improvement initiatives
  • Incorporating robotics and AI-driven systems to enhance precision, speed, and consistency in production processes
  • Providing continuous training for upskilling the workforce
  • Setting up regular process audits to identify areas for improvement and to adapt to changing market conditions
  • Establishing feedback loops with customers to align production with demand

Peggy Gulick
VP, Advanced Manufacturing & Continuous Improvement
Kohler

1:55 pm - 2:30 pm

CASE STUDY STREAM 3

MANUFACTURING/AUTOMATION

How AI and Digitization is Shaping the Way Supply Chain is Managed
  • AI and digitization opportunities across supply chain
  • Leverage technology in consumer goods companies to create competitive advantage.
  • What is needed to stay ahead of the curve
  • How to align the current workforce for adoption of technology innovation

Saad Islam
Global VP, Supply Chain
Reckitt Benckiser

2:35 pm - 3:10 pm

WORKSHOP

ROOM 1

Humans @ The Center — Harnessing the Power of Your People to Drive Rapid Performance Improvement and Sustainable Transformation
  • Hear why “top-down” change management initiatives often fail, and why engaging people to fundamentally change their day-to-day behavior through a, “learn by doing” approach delivers real performance transformation
  • Learn about six guiding principles to drive visible action and support impactful, sustainable performance transformation
  • See how to build sustainable manufacturing transformations by developing adaptive skills in an adaptive corporate culture that intentionally engages workers as individuals
  • Discover how to rapidly scale and identify real results and tangible business cases —in just weeks— with people at the center
  • Hear directly from recognized industry leaders how to build and sustain a holistic, company-wide and integrated system all focused on achieving a clear organizational objective: harnessing employee engagement to continuously drive toward zero loss

2:35 pm - 3:10 pm

WORKSHOP

ROOM 2

The Industrial Internet of Things is Here, Bigger and Faster Than Expected. What are We Going to Do With It?
  • The power of prediction: understanding the purpose of IIoT and how it can dramatically improve operating efficiencies
  • How can IIoT interact with other technologies to create new opportunities? Looking at 5G connectivity and its effects on IoT expansion
  • Revealing why so many Digital Transformations projects fail, and how to avoid those common pitfalls
  • Reviewing top use cases from global manufacturers who are seeing strong outcomes and high return on investment with IIoT
  • Is your workforce ready? What will be the impact on employee engagement and morale in the long run?

2:35 pm - 3:10 pm

WORKSHOP

ROOM 3

The Operational Backbone of an Agile Enterprise
  • Deploying a multidisciplinary team to develop and prototype new processes, materials, and methods
  • Innovating solutions to complex problems by developing advanced systems and technology
  • Creating a decentralized decision-making framework to enable a culture of iterative learning
  • Prioritizing activities to focus effort on driving measurable improvement in less time

3:15 pm - 4:25 pm

Pre-Arranged One-to-One Meetings
  • 3:15 pm – 3:35 pm: Meeting Slot 5/Networking
  • 3:40 pm – 4:00 pm: Meeting Slot 6/Networking
  • 4:05 pm – 4:25 pm: Meeting Slot 7/Networking

4:30 pm - 5:05 pm

Sustainable Manufacturing: Shaping a Greener Future
  • Integrating eco-friendly materials and energy-efficient technologies to reduce environmental impact
  • Implementing circular economy principles, focusing on recycling and waste reduction
  • Developing innovative waste management techniques, including waste-to-energy conversion and zero-waste initiatives, to mitigate the environmental footprint of manufacturing operations
  • Establishing sustainable sourcing practices and collaborating with suppliers who adhere to responsible environmental standards, thereby reducing the ecological impact of the entire supply chain

Rajnish Kapur
SVP, Chief Sourcing & Supply Chain Officer
Walgreens Boots Alliance

5:05 pm - 6:10 pm

Live Interactive Musical Keynote: Quest to be the Best!

Creating an inspired Supply Chain Organization that is driven to be the best is a legacy we all want to create. In this multi-media presentation, Daniel Myers and four world class musicians will share what it takes to create A Band, A team that is committed to being the best. You will not want to miss this amazing keynote that takes you on a musical journey required to WOW the audience.

  • Everyone wants to be the Best, but all musicians are not willing to put for the effort to be the best. Individual Mastery takes a 10,000-hour journey.
  • Learn how great musicians in your Band must be totally focused on delivering the perfect show.
  • Learn from the very best within your genre but also across all genres and then add your Band’s creativity to go beyond!
  • You as conductor may not be the best musician but you must be the best coach.
  • There is a time for harmony, for unison but also for solos and then for the unified power packed chorus.

Daniel Myers
Sr. Fellow at Haslam School of Business
University of Tennessee
Retired EVP of Integrated Supply Chain
Mondelēz International

6:10 pm - 6:15 pm

Chair’s Closing Remarks

6:15 pm

Drinks Reception

6:16 pm

HANGOUTS

MANUFACTURING/AUTOMATION

At Bar 1 in the Exhibition Hall

6:16 pm

HANGOUTS

PROCESS IMPROVEMENT

At Bar 2 in the Exhibition Hall

6:16 pm

HANGOUTS

QUALITY MANAGEMENT

At Bar 3 in the Exhibition Hall

6:30 pm

Executive Dinner

16 April, 2024

7:30 am - 8:25 am

Registration & Breakfast

7:45 am - 8:20 am

BREAKFAST WORKSHOP

ROOM 2

Overcome Uncertain Times: Digitally Enabled Transformation to Drive Business and Workforce Success

Manufacturers around the world are facing big challenges during uncertain times. Workforce shortages, supply chain disruptions, asset downtime, production losses, a new focus on sustainability, and the race to Net Zero- the list is large and daunting. At the same time, the promises of Industry 4.0 and Digital Transformation have not reached the bottom line, leading to what some analysts are calling the “Transformation Chasm,” where lots of projects get started but reaching scale and value seems out of reach.

What if that chasm could be bridged? What if, instead of being stuck in a pilot program that does not address your challenges, you could actually drive business value using digital solutions?  Not just once but for every site you own, regardless of their current performance.

In this session, hear how Production Health enables companies to solve operational problems for the machines and processes they use to create products, transform the way their people work, and drive bottom line value across multiple business objectives- all at the same time.

7:45 am - 8:20 am

BREAKFAST WORKSHOP

ROOM 3

Staying Ahead of the Curve in an Increasingly Complex Regulatory World
  • Discussing the trend of growing regulatory complexity. How are new guidelines and regulators’ expectations during inspections changing?
  • Taking a process-based approach to impact assessment, and customizing a setup that identifies and acts on signals proactively
  • Bringing a structured approach to your advocacy within you network of industry and trade organization connections
  • Embracing the idea that keeping things simple even in a complex environment generates the best outcomes

8:25 am - 8:35 am

Chair’s Welcome Address

8:35 am - 9:10 am

The Potential of Digitization in Manufacturing
  • A deep dive into the concept of smart factories and how they leverage IoT, AI, and data analytics to enhance efficiency, minimize downtime, and enable predictive maintenance
  • Highlighting the role of big data in manufacturing, showcasing how data-driven insights enhance operational agility, quality control, and supply chain management
  • Examining the transformative impact of robotic process automation (RPA) and its ability to streamline repetitive tasks, reduce errors, and accelerate production cycles
  • Addressing the growing importance of robust cybersecurity measures in the age of digitization, safeguarding intellectual property, sensitive data, and critical infrastructure from cyber threats

Maciej Stawicki
Global VP of Manufacturing
Procter & Gamble

9:10 am - 9:45 am

Harnessing Data Analytics for Effective Predictive Maintenance
  • Discussing the need for upskilling and reskilling the workforce to harness new digital tools effectively, ensuring a smooth transition to advanced manufacturing technologies and maintaining competitiveness
  • Leveraging data analytics to proactively identify equipment maintenance needs and prevent downtime, optimizing production processes
  • Utilizing historical and real-time data to uncover patterns, trends, and anomalies that provide valuable insights into machinery performance and potential failure points
  • Developing advanced machine learning models to forecast equipment breakdowns, enabling timely interventions and reducing unplanned maintenance costs
  • Going beyond prediction by recommending specific maintenance actions based on data analysis, ensuring a well-informed decision-making process for maintenance teams

Kelly DiPucchio
VP of Global Manufacturing Engineering
General Motors

STREAM 1 CHAIR

TBA

STREAM 2 CHAIR

Rene Buck
CEO
BCI Global

 

STREAM 3 CHAIR

TBA

9:50 am - 10:25 am

CASE STUDY STREAM 1

PROCESS IMPROVEMENT

Upscaling Manufacturing Processes for Improved Efficiency and Production
  • Assess current manufacturing workflows and identify inefficiencies and areas for improvement to lay the foundation for effective upscaling
  • Scale up production capacities by optimizing resource allocation, workforce management, and equipment utilization, leading to increased output without compromising quality
  • Develop and implement stringent quality control measures that can be maintained at larger production scales, ensuring that each product meets the highest standards
  • Consider eco-friendly practices during the upscaling process, such as waste reduction, energy-efficient technologies, and environmentally friendly materials, aligning manufacturing growth with sustainable principles

Becky Crane
VP, Manufacturing & Engineering
General Mills

9:50 am - 10:25 am

CASE STUDY STREAM 2

QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Harnessing the Power of Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Empowering organizations to base their choices on concrete insights rather than assumptions, leading to more accurate and effective strategies
  • Streamlining processes by optimizing resource allocation, and highlighting areas for automation, resulting in enhanced operational efficiency
  • Analyzing customer data and feedback to tailor your products and services to meet specific needs, enhancing customer satisfaction and loyalty
  • Enabling  proactive risk assessment and management, allowing organizations to identify potential pitfalls and develop contingency plans before issues escalate
  • Highlighting the importance of the regular analysis of data metrics to facilitate the tracking of KPIs, enabling organizations to monitor progress, identify deviations, and make timely adjustments

Sanjeev Sen
VP Operations
Collins Aerospace

9:50 am - 10:25 am

CASE STUDY STREAM 3

MANUFACTURING/AUTOMATION

Agile Workforce Management Strategies
  • Creating a versatile workforce by training employees across multiple tasks and roles, allowing for seamless adaptability during production fluctuations
  • Empowering frontline workers to make real-time decisions, enhancing responsiveness to production challenges and reducing bottlenecks in the decision-making process
  • Utilizing data analytics to forecast demand, allocate resources efficiently, and avoid overstaffing or understaffing scenarios
  • Fostering an environment of continuous learning and improvement through training programs, workshops, and knowledge sharing, promoting skill development and innovation within the workforce

Antonio Villagomez
VP – Global Supply Chain Engineering
Rich Products Corporation

10:25 am - 11:15 am

Pre-Arranged One-to-One Meetings
  • 10:30 am – 10:50 am: Meeting Slot 8/Networking
  • 10:55 am – 11:15 am: Meeting Slot 9/Networking

10:30 am - 11:15 am

EXHIBITION HALL

FOCUS GROUP

Professional Development in the New Normal of Work

Natalia Mendez
Head of Manufacturing Americas
Philips

10:30 am - 11:15 am

EXHIBITION HALL

FOCUS GROUP

Rethinking Inventory to Reduce Costs Without Disrupting Throughput

10:30 am - 11:15 am

EXHIBITION HALL

FOCUS GROUP

Achieving Enduring Standard of Growth through Operational Rigor

Mark Mews
VP Peripheral Operations
WL Gore

Michelle Oakes
VP Aortic Operations
WL Gore

11:20 am - 11:55 am

Exploring the Frontier of Advanced Materials
  • Identifying and adopting advanced materials with enhanced properties, such as lightweight and high-strength materials, to improve product performance and durability
  • Discussing how advanced materials offer superior mechanical, thermal, and chemical properties, leading to enhanced product performance and extended product lifecycles
  • Utilizing advanced lightweight materials which can also be engineered at the molecular level, enabling manufacturers to tailor material properties for specific applications, resulting in more flexible and customizable manufacturing processes
  • Highlighting how advanced materials with enhanced thermal and electrical properties enable the development of energy-efficient products and systems, reducing energy consumption and operating costs

Tamera Fenske
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Kimberly-Clark Corporation

12:00 pm - 12:35 pm

WORKSHOP

ROOM 1

Changing Outdated Corporate Cultures to Work for Diversified Work Teams
  • Recognizing that our workforce has changed and how they work has changed, so our culture needs to change to reflect that reality
  • Discussing the limits and limitations of standard S&OP business practices when we talk about manufacturing capacity over a broad portfolio of popular products
  • Capitalizing on success: How quickly can you increase production to meet demand, and how much faster would you like to be?
  • Illustrating scalable, flexible, and versatile manufacturing capabilities in action based on our experience
  • Offering examples of common challenges and stumbling blocks as manufacturers seek to harmonize and align the design and development of their product lines to facilitate shared manufacturing assets and infrastructure
  • How does all this fit into a larger corporate culture of Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement?

12:00 pm - 12:35 pm

WORKSHOP

ROOM 2

Modern Data Architecture: The 4.0 Smart Manufacturing Game Changer for Mid-Sized Manufacturers

Modern Data Architectures are revolutionizing manufacturing by connecting 4.0 technologies such as cloud computing, IIoT, AI, analytics, machine learning and data lake architecture with your existing systems allowing an evolution to Smart Manufacturing.  The ideal, and now achievable architecture should be expected to deliver:

  • Predictable and measurable ROI via KPIs
  • Coordination from the top-down and bottom-up
  • Preconfigured manufacturing best practice templates
  • Continuous improvement over time

12:00 pm - 12:35 pm

WORKSHOP

ROOM 3

Workforce Development Programs as an Engine for Positive Change
  • Building and operating a hands-on training system of use to every facet of your organization
  • Creating opportunities for your workforce to learn and grow as individuals, as leaders, and as part of a team
  • Educating your team to identify waste and impediments to productivity and value generation
  • Learning from your team to find the real KPIs that determine productivity, environmental performance, and cost savings
  • Building capabilities that drive integrated improvements across quality, service, and cost outcomes
  • Demonstrating the ROI of investing in training

12:35 pm - 1:35 pm

Overflow Lunch Seating

12:36 pm - 1:35 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

Putting the Big Picture in the Hands of Frontline Workers

12:36 pm - 1:35 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

Just Between Us: Let’s Share What Went Wrong, and What We Learned From It

12:36 pm - 1:35 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

How to Affordably Upgrade Legacy Technology

1:35 pm - 2:10 pm

Building Operational Resilience
  • Implementing flexible supply chain models to mitigate disruptions and maintain a steady flow of raw materials, components, and finished products
  • Leveraging digital twin technology to create virtual replicas of production processes, enabling real-time monitoring, analysis, and rapid adjustments to minimize downtime
  • Identifying and collaborating with multiple suppliers for critical resources to reduce dependency on a single source and safeguard against supplier-related risks
  • Enabling cross-functional training among employees to ensure a versatile workforce capable of adapting to various operational roles during unexpected disruptions
  • Creating comprehensive contingency plans through scenario simulations that prepare the manufacturing unit for unforeseen events, fostering quicker recovery and continuity

Carlos Ruiz
SVP, Chief Operations Officer, North America
L’Oreal

2:10 pm - 2:45 pm

Mastering Lean Manufacturing: Streamlining Processes for Enhanced Efficiency
  • Discussing ongoing efforts to optimize production processes, reduce waste, and improve overall efficiency through methodologies like Six Sigma and Lean
  • Eliminating non-value-added activities through process optimization
  • Focusing on value-added steps to streamline workflows and enhance customer value
  • Ensuring production matches demand, reducing excess inventory and associated costs
  • Aligning with actual demands to minimize inventory carrying costs and exploring ways to implement shorter lead times to increase responses to market fluctuations

Perry Jones
President North American Supply and Procurement
Diageo North America

2:45 pm - 2:50 pm

Chair’s Closing Address