15 April, 2019

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Welcome Drinks Reception for the Evening of April 15th

16 April, 2019

7:15 am - 8:15 am

Registration and Breakfast

8:15 am - 8:30 am

Chair’s Welcome Address

8:30 am - 9:05 am

How Does Cultural Accountability Impact Your Organization Over the Long Term?
  • Illustrating what a culture of accountability looks like and what it offers organizations at the individual, team, department, and company-wide levels
  • Understanding that accountability both for positive and negative outcomes is about learning and improving over time
  • Discussing the importance of ownership, clear lines of responsibility, and two-way communication to make accountability a real force for positive change throughout an organization
  • Aligning the actions of front-line workers with the company’s corporate values and goals from the top down and the bottom up

 

 

9:05 am - 9:40 am

Building Excellence into Our Company’s Manufacturing DNA One Improvement at a Time
  • Listening to our suppliers and our customers: How assessments, feedback, and two-way communication inspire us to do better
  • Eliminating the divide between QA/QC and Manufacturing functions to embrace a philosophy of manufacturing quality products
  • Collaborating with experts to bring new ideas and innovations into our quality processes
  • Taking baby steps, holding on to success, and building on what is working
  • Leveraging learnings across facilities and functions to share good ideas and learn from stumbling blocks
  • Showcasing progress so far. How do we continue to build on these successes?

 

 

9:45 am - 10:20 am

CASE STUDY STREAM 1

STRATEGIC MANUFACTURING

Managing New Initiatives: Insights, Best Practices, and the Achievement of Greater Results
  • Discussing the role of the leader in successful project completion
  • Understanding all the moving pieces of your project and how to rationalize it for optimal results
  • Learning how organizations align new initiatives and projects with their strategic plans
  • What are the leading causes of project failure and what can be done to proactively mitigate them?

 

9:45 am - 10:20 am

CASE STUDY STREAM 2

LEAN & OPEX

Utilizing Lean to Support Growth
  • Thinking about Lean from a growth perspective: What are we trying to accomplish, and which tools and methodologies will help us in that mission?
  • Building upon your organization’s manufacturing expertise and moving to the next level of making integrated operational excellence a strategic asset for your business
  • Transforming your goal-oriented beginnings into an ongoing process of Continuous Improvement
  • What can we do today that we could not do at the start of our journey, and where do we go from here?

9:45 am - 10:20 am

CASE STUDY STREAM 3

INNOVATIONS & NEW TECH

The Connected Shop Floor: An Industry 4.0 Approach
  • Seeking to improve OEE by understanding what we have, what it can do, and what it is trying to tell us
  • Connecting assets and gathering data from both legacy and new equipment on the factory floor to see the whole picture
  • Extending data analytics to high frequency applications to discover difficult problems in machine uptime and part quality
  • Solving the gap in standards for effective data interchange

10:20 am - 11:35 am

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

11:40 am - 12:15 pm

WORKSHOP

ROOM 1

Business Bootcamp – Driving Greater Execution, Engagement, and Ultimately Earnings!
Competitive Solutions

Are you ready to accurately assess your teams, your leaders, and your performance? For 25 years, Competitive Solutions, Inc. has been
taking organizations through 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 a week by recalibrating intent
  • Moving from abstract OPEX tools to business critical necessities
  • What are the eight essential elements of 21st century leaders?

11:40 am - 12:15 pm

WORKSHOP

ROOM 2

Gaining the Competitive Edge with Digital Manufacturing
OdenTechnologies
  • Discover how the digital transformation empowers plants to improve production, eliminates waste, and gain competitiveness
  • See concrete use cases for digital manufacturing technology and ROI examples
  • Learn why so many Industrial IoT (IIoT) projects fail, and how to combat them

11:40 am - 12:15 pm

WORKSHOP

ROOM 3

An Executive Discussion on the Evolution of Exceptional Manufacturing Performance
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  • Understanding the journey towards a system-based performance management methodology
  • Discerning between popular trends and the real tools that will define the next jump in manufacturing productivity
  • Thinking differently about breakthrough improvement with zero-loss thinking
  • Cascading the business strategy into financial and operational results

12:20 pm - 12:55 pm

CASE STUDY STREAM 1

STRATEGIC MANUFACTURING

Our Journey to Improve Performance Across the Board to Exceed Customer Expectations and Regulatory Requirements
  • Making the business case for change throughout an international and industry-leading organization
  • Understanding how quality, compliance, order fulfillment, cost structures, team effectiveness, and manufacturing leadership all come together to impact the customer experience
  • Designing and implementing a new system of non-financial performance measurement that focuses on qualitative rather than quantitative goals
  • Cultivating a culture of regular and open communication to drive continuous improvement efforts, share what works, and document what we have learned for regulators and industry partners
  • Illustrating positive change in all facets of the company over time and discussing how this journey continues into the future

 

12:20 pm - 12:55 pm

CASE STUDY STREAM 2

LEAN & OPEX

“Are We Winning or Are We Losing?” Scorecards as the Simple Tool that Transforms the Way Your Workforce Communicates, Collaborates, and Achieves its Goals
  • Building a leadership system on accountability rather than dependency
  • Creating a methodology of process and personality to power your organization’s performance
  • Encouraging a communication cadence that drives focus, urgency, and accountability
  • Simplifying key performance indicators into actionable data
  • Using visible collective accountability to inspire workforce engagement
  • Discussing working leadership tools to promote ongoing improvement in communication, productivity, employee satisfaction, and bottom-line business results

12:20 pm - 12:55 pm

CASE STUDY STREAM 3

INNOVATIONS & NEW TECH

Pooling the Best Practices and Institutional Knowledge of Large Organizations Through Social Media and Mobile Devices
  • Walking through proactive policies to improve knowledge retention and leverage talent across large and expanding operations
  • Designing programs to gather, retain, and build upon the knowledge base of a diverse workforce
  • Incorporating legacy databases and outdated IT systems into ongoing efforts
  • Empowering employees through searchable digitized records and a culture of networking and sharing
  • Improving productivity, compliance, and performance through Web 2.0 initiatives like an internal company wiki
  • Discussing how this is impacting corporate culture: What does the future hold for this trend?

12:55 pm - 1:55 pm

THEMED LUNCH

Combating Cyberthreats in the IIoT Era

12:55 pm - 1:55 pm

THEMED LUNCH

The Manufacturing Division’s Role in Supporting Product Diversification

12:55 pm - 1:55 pm

THEMED LUNCH

Launching Lean with the End in Mind

12:56 pm - 1:55 pm

THEMED LUNCH

Lean Management and Digitalization in Long-Term Planning

12:56 pm - 1:55 pm

THEMED LUNCH

Standardizing Sustainable Manufacturing Processes to Measure and Evaluate their Environmental Performance

12:56 pm - 1:55 pm

THEMED LUNCH

Looking at Smart Manufacturing as the Recommended Response to Globalization

1:55 pm - 2:30 pm

CASE STUDY STREAM 1

STRATEGIC MANUFACTURING

Keeping Lifecycles in Mind While Making Big Decisions
  • Exploring how reliability and productivity changes throughout an asset’s or product’s lifecycle. What is an acceptable variance as things mature
  • Best practices to monitor and record performance indicators and analyze the results to adjusted scheduled maintenance and inventory in accordance with changing conditions
  • Reducing unnecessary expenditure by building appropriate maintenance levels and inventory restocks into your PM schedule
  • Establishing realistic timelines for asset productivity and product quality throughout their lifecycles. When should you plan for major audits, repairs, refurbishments, or replacements?

1:55 pm - 2:30 pm

CASE STUDY STREAM 2

LEAN & OPEX

Lean Product Development: How Should Lean Thinking Inform and Foster R&D Innovation and New Product Design?
  • How should R&D and Lean Thinking align to improve the profitability of the company’s new product development?
  • Defining what Lean Thinking can and cannot do as companies seek new products and markets
  • Encouraging collaboration and input from manufacturers to design lean processes into the earliest stages of new product development
  • Illustrating successful collaborations in action based on real-world examples

1:55 pm - 2:30 pm

CASE STUDY STREAM 3

INNOVATIONS & NEW TECH

Idea to Performance: Game-Changing Tools that Build Your Business for the Next Industrial Revolution
  • Tightly integrating R&D, manufacturing, and service processes to bring innovative products to market faster with shorter manufacturing cycles and optimized service delivery
  • Tying business data into integrated and interconnected systems that allows your company to increase competitiveness, improve margins, accelerate revenue
  • Adapting open architecture software to communicate and enhance the capabilities of legacy assets, current operations, and existing environments

2:35 pm - 3:10 pm

WORKSHOP

 

Electronic Enterprise Quality Management Systems – Protecting Customers, Building Competitive Advantage, and Positively Impacting the Bottom Line
Vuzix logo (PRNewsfoto/Vuzix Corporation)
  • Bringing related quality assurance processes together on a global basis
  • Integrating systems to improve transparency and end-to-end visibility for effective and timely decision-making
  • Examining how improved quality creates both safe and reliable products as well as operating efficiencies
  • Illustrating the difference based on real-world examples

2:35 pm - 3:10 pm

WORKSHOP

 

The Myth of Out-of-the-Box Blockchain: Three Things to Know Now
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  • How do blockchain systems work for manufacturing?
  • Will your workflow change? And if so, how?
  • Three questions you should always ask before committing to blockchain systems
  • Which complementary technologies magnify the power of blockchain systems – and which fail to fully meet manufacturing needs
  • Which similar powerful technologies are available in ready-to-use format today?

2:35 pm - 3:10 pm

WORKSHOP

 

Digital Manufacturing: Getting Past Evangelism and on to Execution
Sight Machine 2018

From the plant floor to the board room everyone is familiar with the possibilities of digital manufacturing. Many companies have started pilots and some have moved on to larger scale projects. However, a recent Cisco survey states that 75% of IoT projects fail. Why? What are the best practices of the successful 25%? In this session, we will share:

  • How to avoid pilot purgatory and reach enterprise scale
  • How to assess organizational capabilities and readiness
  • What technology infrastructure is necessary to start
  • Case studies of success and failure

4:30 pm - 5:10 pm

Panel: The Leader’s Role in Driving Success in the Manufacturing Industry
  • Discussing the unique role and responsibilities of leaders in transforming the culture and results of an organization
  • Weighing the power of putting people first and expecting them to be extraordinary
  • Offering practical leadership approaches that compel and empower participants to move their organization beyond the constraints of the past and go to the next level of performance
  • Winning support through early successes, ongoing training, and a clear path forward for your workforce
  • Looking at the value of soft skills of change management and effective communications to your team

5:10 pm - 5:45 pm

Informed Decision-Making in a Volatile, Ever-Changing World
  • What qualifies as World-Class Manufacturing? Why is it so difficult to achieve and maintain?
  • Discussing how the challenges facing global manufacturing operations have evolved over time
  • Highlighting the role of teamwork in keeping a company productive and goal-oriented in the face of adversity
  • Looking forward: How does one strike a balance between versatility and efficiency?

5:45 pm - 5:55 pm

Chair’s Closing Remarks

6:00 pm

Drinks Reception

17 April, 2019

3:15 pm - 4:25 pm

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

7:15 am - 8:20 am

Registration & Light Breakfast

7:40 am - 8:15 am

Breakfast Briefing

Advancing in an Omnichannel World: Intelligent Manufacturing in the Supply Chain
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  • How are manufacturers investing in supply chain technologies?
  • Discussing the intersection of manufacturing planning and consumer demand as a path to more agile supply chain transformations
  • Turning real-time data and insights into profitable business decisions that predict future demand and reduce inventory levels and costs
  • Working with upstream suppliers and downstream distributors and retailers to support informed and collaborative decision making

7:40 am - 8:15 am

Breakfast Briefing

Fueling the “Factory of The Future”
  • Examining innovations and opportunities in Big Data to bring new insights and improved outcomes in manufacturing operations
  • Building more reliable products and achieving near-zero down time by bringing together the “voice of the factory”, the “voice of the customer” and the “voice of your product” to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace
  • Simulating the impact of cost changes on margins and profitability
  • Rapid identification of exceptions and root causes
  • Predicting low yield and quality defects

8:20 am - 8:35 am

Chair’s Welcome Address

8:35 am - 9:10 am

Leveraging Global Change to Create Strategic Opportunity for Manufacturing Leaders
  • Discussing the global forces shaping the way we do business. What do we need to navigate this ever-changing landscape?
  • Understanding how the evolution of customer expectations and new technologies is forcing manufacturing organizations to adapt or perish
  • How does embracing these trends impact our existing capabilities? Will that change over time?
  • Making the case that paradigm shifts like the one we are facing today generate incredible opportunities to change for the better
  • Sharing examples of how our organization is shaping a new future, and what other companies can learn from our experience

9:10 am - 9:45 am

Manufacturing Success Takes Time, Thought, Leadership, and Conviction
  • Taking a holistic approach to improving how your organization works at all levels and from end to end
  • Highlighting the role of people and leaders as the catalysts and drivers of change. How do you support them?
  • Investing internally and externally in the resources and processes that drive positive outcomes
  • Learning from both success and failure as you continue your journey, and sharing those lessons as you go
  • Applying what your business does well to continue to grow and improve in the short- medium- and long-term

9:50 am - 10:25 am

CASE STUDY STREAM 1

STRATEGIC MANUFACTURING

Improving Manufacturing Performance Through Standardized Global Operating Systems
  • Creating and implementing a scientifically rigorous model to control both short- and long-term planning and execution of work
  • Highlighting the role of people as the catalysts and drivers of change within an organization
  • Standardizing business practices across global operations and encouraging a culture of continuous improvement
  • Illustrating process optimization in action and discussing what the next steps will look like

9:50 am - 10:25 am

CASE STUDY STREAM 2

LEAN & OPEX

What is the Best Way to Bridge the Cultural Divide between Lean Thinkers and the Rest of the Company?
  • Where do corporate cultures resists change, and what motivates that conservatism?
  • Discussing how the soft skills of change management and effective communications are must-have competencies for the leaders of Operational Excellence programs
  • Highlighting the importance of timing when it comes to training and rollout of new processes
  • Discussing ways to win support through early successes, ongoing training, and a clear path forward for your workforce
  • What do you do when lean thinking just fails to take root in your organization?

9:50 am - 10:25 am

CASE STUDY STREAM 3

INNOVATIONS & NEW TECH

Refining Strategic Sourcing in the Era of Intelligent Analytics
  • Responding to customer requirements in an environment of intense competition and scrutiny
  • Marrying strategic best practices with intelligent analytics to execute a winning procurement strategy
  • Using technology to leverage intellectual and economic capital, engage in codevelopment with suppliers, improve operational visibility and solve issues before they become problems
  • Illustrating how data visualization and predictive analytics are cutting Big Data down to size
  • Talking about the Bottom Line: How is the new generation of AI tools changing the way we do our job, and what should other procurement specialists learn from our experience?

10:25 am - 11:15 am

Pre-Arranged One-to-One Meetings
  • 10:30 am – 10:50 am: Meeting Slot 7/Networking
  • 10:55 am – 11:15 pm: Meeting Slot 8/Networking

10:26 am - 11:00 am

INDUSTRY FOCUS GROUP

INDUSTRIAL

Asset Specs Optimization and Lifecycle Management

10:26 am - 11:00 am

INDUSTRY FOCUS GROUP

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

Building a Lean Six Sigma Culture and Mindset at the Top Leadership Level

10:27 am - 11:00 am

INDUSTRY FOCUS GROUP

WOMEN IN MANUFACTURING

Successful Strategies to Attract, Develop, Support, and Retain Top Talent Among Female Manufacturing Executives

10:27 am - 11:00 am

INDUSTRY FOCUS GROUP

AEROSPACE

Variation Risk Management and Process Control

11:20 am - 11:55 am

CASE STUDY STREAM 1

STRATEGIC MANUFACTURING

Working With Internal and External Partners to Exceed Expectations from the Factory Floor to the Customer’s Door
  • Demonstrating the impact business collaboration in a value chain makes towards customer satisfaction and the bottom line
  • Coordinating throughout the supply chain to align processes, clarify objectives, coordinate metrics, divide responsibilities, and communicate progress
  • Cultivating a culture of shared success – Lean principles work best in win-win scenarios
  • Improving performance without disrupting the successful delivery of your business partners’ needs
  • Offering best practices to build and maintaining end-to-end supply chain communication between lean professionals

11:20 am - 11:55 am

CASE STUDY STREAM 2

LEAN & OPEX

Reaching the Next Level of Operational Excellence with Lean Management and Industry 4.0
  • Discussing the interplay between traditional lean management and Industry 4.0 to optimize operations
  • Implementing lean management and Industry 4.0 holistically rather than independently for real value and bottom-line impact
  • Looking at new approaches for dealing with complexity and improving productivity
  • Deploying the right combination of technologies to boost speed, efficiency, and coordination
  • Tailoring the application of Lean Industry 4.0 to address challenges along the supply chain and at the plant level

11:20 am - 11:55 am

CASE STUDY STREAM 3

INNOVATIONS & NEW TECH

Digital Transformation with Business Impact
  • Proving that the most valuable data in manufacturing is from production itself
  • Choosing the right goals and outcomes to make a difference
  • Connecting disparate IT systems together into a unified whole
  • Building a scalable approach for the enterprise, step-by-step: Start small to go big
  • Understanding why data lakes and bespoke projects don’t scale
  • Illustrating successful projects with concrete examples

12:00 pm - 12:35 pm

WORKSHOP

 

How the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Provides a Critical Competitive Edge in Manufacturing
Print
  • Understand how technology and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are changing the manufacturing landscape, enabling greater competitiveness
  • Hear how industry leaders are leveraging people, processes and technology to manage key industry challenges such as demands on quality, agility, and cost-out
  • Gain practical knowledge and find out what actions you can take today to accelerate your own business transformation with the power of the IIoT

12:00 pm - 12:35 pm

WORKSHOP

 

Lean 2.0 – A Glimpse of the Future
  • Reimagining lean strategies in the face of exploding growth
  • Redefining “lean” and creating a new way to measure lean maturity in any organization
  • The launch of Lean 2.0 as a standard for continuous improvement
  • How our organization is planning the global proliferation and progression of lean across the supply chain and into the back office environments
  • Engaging employees and leadership and launching a new talent strategy to drive lean thinking

12:00 pm - 12:35 pm

WORKSHOP

 

Smart Manufacturing: Bringing Augmented Reality to the Manufacturing Floor
  • How is augmented reality disrupting the manufacturing industry and changing the way ideas are visualized and products are designed? What are its limitation and capabilities?
  • Discussing the ways AR tools and processes can take many shapes within the shop floor
  • Using AR data to optimize processes and insights, and enable tasks to perform faster, more precisely, and safely
  • Examining use cases of AR in manufacturing that attest this innovation is well-positioned to improve manufacturing in years to come

12:35 pm - 1:35 pm

THEMED LUNCH

Sharing Lessons Learned and New Opportunities in Collaborative Robotics

12:35 pm - 1:35 pm

THEMED LUNCH

Empowering Individuals on the Plant Floor to Make Quick, Decisive Decisions

12:35 pm - 1:35 pm

THEMED LUNCH

Optimizing Performance in Low-Volume High Complexity Manufacturing

12:36 pm - 1:35 pm

THEMED LUNCH

Discussing Safety Management’s Bug Three: Behaviors, Processes, Environments

12:36 pm - 1:35 pm

THEMED LUNCH

Connecting Machines, Data, Insights, and People

12:36 pm - 1:35 pm

THEMED LUNCH

Community Relationships as a Competitive Advantage: How Working Locally Helps Companies Achieve Greatness

1:35 pm - 2:10 pm

Are We Embracing the 4th Industrial Revolution the Right Way?
  • How should we as leaders within our organizations incorporate these new tools and technologies into the work our people do every day?
  • What does an analytics-driven decision-making process where Big Data is the visualizer and enabler of change really look like?
  • Setting realistic goals: What do we want to be able to do in terms of communication, collaboration, and visualization with these new tools?
  • Is improvement across the board possible? Working towards continuous process excellence and driving reduced lead times to serve more customers in less time

2:10 pm - 2:50 pm

Panel: Encouraging Ambition: Building the Next Ten Years into the Manufacturing Sector Today
  • What are we doing today to get ready for the realities of doing business a decade from now?
  • Debating what we will need in terms of leadership, people, technology, territory, and resources to continue to grow
  • Setting far-reaching goals that challenge you about people, sustainability, innovation, and market share
  • Taking local innovations and initiatives and translating them up into the global culture of your company
  • Communicating and reinforcing your corporate vision throughout your organization and among your external partners
  • Making the case that manufacturers needs to work together better as individual actors on a shared stage

2:50 pm - 3:00 pm

Chair’s Closing Address