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Milliken is a global innovation company and world class manufacturer that has developed proven systems that help companies improve their workplace safety, business performance, and sustainability. Performance Solutions by Milliken works alongside clients to help create gains and also sustain them long-term. Our approach is called MPS and is a proven system, founded on employee engagement, clear leadership direction, standardized methodology, and cross functional teamwork. It connects strategic efforts holistically compared to traditional singular implementation methods and works to deliver the best customer experience. Performance Solutions by Milliken offers services worldwide in a variety of industries and business segments.
As the market leader in enterprise application software, SAP is at the center of today’s business and technology revolution. Our innovations enable approximately 300,000 customers worldwide to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. SAP Innovations empower manufacturers to manage information and processes simultaneously across their extended ecosystems – and become a live digital business. SAP newest innovation SAP Leonardo connects things with people and processes to help companies to innovate on business models, business processes and the way how people work The LoB Digital Supply Chain addresses all processes and solutions which are relevant for a Chief Operating Officer (COO) or Chief Supply Chain Officer in manufacturing-, asset-, and distribution intensive industries and is powered by SAP Leonardo.
Siemens PLM Software is a world-leading provider of product lifecycle management and manufacturing operations management software. We help thousands of companies realize innovation by optimizing their processes, from planning and development through manufacturing, production and support.
Product lifecycle management (PLM) is an information management system that can integrate data, processes, business systems and, ultimately, people in an extended enterprise. PLM software allows you to manage this information throughout the entire lifecycle of a product efficiently and cost-effectively, from ideation, design and manufacture, through service and disposal.
Founded in 2000, E2open provides the largest and most comprehensive Supply Chain Operating Network, including a broad suite of collaborative supply chain solutions. Leading global enterprises rely on E2open to provide greater end-to-end visibility, more accurate data and insights, and real-time business process orchestration across complex, multi-tier trading partner networks. For more information, visit e2open.com.
It’s time to upgrade your supply chain. How? With real-time apps to help companies streamline procurement, logistics, manufacturing, and inventory operations. Powered by the world’s Product Graph™, Elementum provides a full picture of the global product economy for smarter, more proactive supply chains. Customers get actionable insights and early warning signals to assign, collaborate on, and resolve issues—wherever, whenever. For more information, visit www.elementum.com
GE Digital is a transformative business that brings together GE’s industrial intelligence and digital capabilities, leading the way as the digital industrial company. The new business brings together all of the digital capabilities from across the company into one organization to provide customers with the best industrial solutions and the software needed to solve real-world problems. The solutions that make up the core of GE Digital are Asset Performance Management (APM), Brilliant Manufacturing, Automation and industrial Cyber Security. Powered by Predix – the world’s first and only cloud platform built exclusively for industry – and connected by GE’s Digital Thread, we are taking these solutions to our existing install base and other manufacturers to help our customers become digital industrial companies. The core business integrates GE’s Software Center, the expertise of GE’s global IT and commercial software teams, and the industrial cyber security strength of Wurldtech.
Oden Technologies provides a unified data acquisition and analytics platform for production, so that all manufacturers can increase efficiency with ease. Improve quality, decrease scrap, and maximize uptime through clear, complete process data for existing equipment.
Sight Machine is the developer of the world’s leading manufacturing analytics platform that transforms machine, sensor, and part data into actionable insights, helping manufacturers address critical challenges in quality and operations. Sight Machine provides real-time production, quality, and supply chain monitoring; retrospective analysis of product variation and failures; predictive analytics to support process improvement; and benchmarking on the contractor, factory, line, and tool levels. Factories have long had plenty of computing power, but by itself that’s of little use when the modern factory continuously generates hundreds of different data types. What factories haven’t had is the ability to handle the variety of unstructured data they house. Unlike old-school manufacturing software that can’t handle large volumes of heterogeneous data, and unlike horizontal big data solutions that can’t easily work with factory data, Sight Machine can continuously analyze production data.
RMG is a leading process and implementation company that has worked with our clients for over thirty years to implement sustainable business solutions. RMG has refined their Masters of Implementation Methodology to effectively optimize your business process while implementing sustainable change throughout your organization, building usable metrics, improving reliability, and maximizing the use of your systems. RMG has successfully implemented planning and scheduling, capital project management, operations excellence, maintenance, and reliability practices that have driven savings upward of 20%.
Amber Road’s (NYSE: AMBR) mission is to dramatically transform the way companies conduct global trade. As a leading provider of cloud-based global trade management (GTM) software, trade content and training, we help companies all over the world create value through their global supply chain by improving margins, achieving greater agility and lowering risk. We do this by creating a digital model of the global supply chain that enables collaboration between buyers, sellers and logistics companies. We replace manual and outdated processes with comprehensive automation for global trade activities, including sourcing, supplier management, production tracking, transportation management, supply chain visibility, import and export compliance, and duty management. We provide rich data analytics to uncover areas for optimization and deliver a platform that is responsive and flexible to adapt to the ever-changing nature of global trade.
AFMS specializes in benchmarking, negotiating and auditing small package, air freight, ocean carrier, and LTL contracts. We offer a “no cost” evaluation of your carrier contracts to identify savings opportunities. Our clients include shippers like GE, Honda, Sony, Disney, Johnson and Johnson, Toyota, Nestle, Hershey, and others. Our price benchmarking services and staff are very detailed and accurate. We can point out savings opportunities that even the most sophisticated logistics professionals often overlook. Our employees consist of former carrier executives, each coming to AFMS with 10-30 years’ experience working for major carriers such as UPS, FedEx, DHL, USPS, TNT Global, Panalpina, UTI, Hyundai, US Lines, Old Dominion, Roadway, and more. They were senior V.P.’s and pricing directors and in many cases in charge of contracts and pricing decisions for the carriers before they left or retired and joined the AFMS team. AFMS has been in business for over 24 years.
As a state that has doubled its population in less than 10 years, Arizona offers a highly skilled and available workforce. With over 5,000 manufacturers, we have an abundant supply of talent in our pipeline. We also have one of the lowest cost environments for doing business in the United States, coupled with fewer burdensome government regulations. Please stop by our booth to learn more about our financial incentives benefiting companies like yours: +++Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ); 72% tax reduction on real and personal property for AZ companies located in an FTZ +++Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) exemptions on machinery, equipment for manufacturers +++TPT exemptions on the purchase of electricity for manufacturers +++Qualified Facility Refundable Tax Credit Program +++Quality Jobs Tax Credit Program +++For more information: http://www.azcommerce.com/locate/incentives
Competitive Solutions, Inc. (CSI) is an International Consulting Company specializing in Business Transformation with more than 25 years’ experience creating simple, successful and sustainable Operational Management Systems. Utilizing Process Based Leadership, organizations develop key business metrics, create robust accountability systems that increase employee engagement, link metrics and actions so everything is visible and auditable, and most importantly create and define the behaviors that will sustain the process. CSI also offers PBL Scorecard, which is a unique web based BI tool that combines all the aspects of PBL – Metrics, Actions, Meetings and Dashboards, into one easy to use and track system.
About Dassault Systèmes in Manufacturing — DELMIA is a Dassault Systèmes brand that empowers companies to connect the digital and real worlds of manufacturing to engineer, operate, and optimize their production processes. Using applications and solutions powered by or available from the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform, these capabilities help global manufacturers to improve responsiveness, increase quality, and accelerate new product introduction across their enterprise and extended product supply network. For more information, visit www.apriso.com or www.3ds.com/DELMIA
Ease is a leading provider of process performance solutions, enabling Automotive and Aerospace manufacturers to meet the increasingly complex customer demands while also lowering their cost of quality. Our offering, Beacon, is an assessment platform designed to meet today’s quality and compliance challenges through layered process auditing, safety, and other process assessments. Beacon is an easy to use mobile auditing and inspection management tool which helps manufacturers slash administrative overhead and provides immediate insight to help achieve operational excellence.
The East Montgomery County Improvement District (EMCID), located northeast of Houston, is a political subdivision of the state of Texas responsible for promoting economic and community development. Our 500-acre industrial park — located just minutes from the Texas Medical Center, the Grand Parkway, Bush Intercontinental Airport and the Port of Houston — has sites available for business expansion opportunities. We offer extensive financial incentives, an available workforce, and an outstanding logistic infrastructure that are especially attractive for your expansion needs. Please call our office for further details and for development opportunities.
Ernst & Young LLP is a member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited, a network that has more than 23,000 experienced professionals in member firms worldwide who are dedicated to the manufacturing industry and committed to growth and innovation, operational excellence and value protection for their clients. As technology and innovation changes the way business is done, manufacturers are finding themselves in a market with new customer expectations, shifting product requirements and new competitors who are bringing disruptive business models to long established markets. As a result, opportunities and challenges abound. EY is committed to helping clients navigate business disruption, transition to industry 4.0, and address the changing nature of work in manufacturing.
EtQ is the leading Quality, EHS, Operational Risk and Compliance management software provider for identifying, mitigating and preventing high-risk events through integration, automation and collaboration. At the core of EtQ’s framework is a compliance management platform that enables organizations to implement best-in-class compliance processes configured to meet their existing processes, create new compliance processes and automate and control their compliance ecosystem. EtQ’s product lineup includes Traqpath™ for individual compliance users, Verse Solutions™ for small to medium sized businesses and Reliance™ for enterprise organizations. EtQ was founded in 1992 and has main offices located in the U.S. and Europe. To learn more about EtQ and its various product offerings, visit www.etq.com or blog.etq.com
Gallup delivers analytics and advice to help leaders and organizations solve their most pressing problems. Combining more than 80 years of experience with its global reach, Gallup knows more about the attitudes and behaviors of employees, customers, students and citizens than any other organization in the world.
Hitachi Insight Group is responsible for driving the global unified internet of things (IoT) business and go-to-market strategy for Hitachi, Ltd., and is dedicated to driving business and societal transformation through digitalization. Its digital solutions deliver connected intelligence and actionable insights that support better decision-making, exceptional outcomes and smarter, safer, healthier, more efficient societies. Leveraging Hitachi’s rich industrial heritage and extensive expertise in both operational and information technologies (OT and IT), Hitachi Insight Group accelerates solution creation with Lumada, Hitachi’s IoT platform and serves public and private sector customers across three market categories: Smart City, Energy IoT and Industrial IoT. For more information, visit www.hitachiinsightgroup.com.
IFS is a globally recognized leader in developing and delivering enterprise software for enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM) and enterprise service management (ESM). IFS brings customers in targeted sectors closer to their business, helps them be more agile and prepare for what’s next in their industry. IFS is a public company (XSTO: IFS) founded in 1983 and currently has over 2,800 employees. IFS supports more than 1 million users worldwide from its network of local offices and through a growing ecosystem of partners. For more information visit: IFSworld.com
Industrial Magnetics, Inc. is an industry leader in providing both permanent magnets and electromagnets for work holding, lifting, fixturing, conveying and magnetic separation. At IMI, our specialty is custom fabricating. We design, engineer and manufacture magnetic assemblies and magnetic separation devices for our customers’ specific requirements, and take pride in the quality and performance of our products. With worldwide distribution through a combination of a direct sales force and channel partners, we strive to provide personalized service and innovative solutions to meet the exact needs of our customer’s application. IMI is proud to be a United States- based manufacturer of magnetic assemblies and our USA M.A.D.E™ logo is how we like to show it. You will find our USA M.A.D.E™ logo on any of our products that are Manufactured • Assembled • Designed • Engineered here in the USA at our facilities. IMI employs over 70+ personnel, with departments including: Sales, Marketing, G&A, Engineering, and Manufacturing.
Kronos® is a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Kronos for Manufacturing provides solutions which help manufacturers attract, retain, and develop fully engaged employees who deliver better business outcomes. More than 2,000 manufacturing organizations of all types and sizes use Kronos to drive productivity improvements and enable on-time delivery of high-quality goods and services. Learn more about Kronos industry-specific time and attendance, scheduling, absence management, activities, HR and payroll, and labor analytics applications at kronos.com/manufacturing. Kronos: Workforce Innovation That Works™.
Today, the power of unified communications is expanding beyond the traditional office space and into the commercial and industrial areas where the revenue generation for many enterprises actually takes place. One platform. One provider. All your communications equipment. Connect all teams instantly, from any network or device, and with added intelligence with Team Communications from Motorola Solutions.
NEORIS is a global business and IT consulting company that specializes in providing application, solutions and SAP services in support of Manufacturing companies. NEORIS is a leading provider of nearshore outsourcing services through a global delivery model leveraging six worldwide software development centers. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, NEORIS has operations in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.
OpenText™ operates the world’s leading B2B network. Built on the strength of the OpenText Cloud™, it connects more than 600,000 businesses that execute in excess of 16 billion transactions per year. OpenText B2B Managed Services help reduce the complexity of managing supply chains, making organizations more agile and flexible. Our B2B Integration offerings optimize the reliability, reach, and cost efficiency of electronic B2B supply chains with EDI and integration services that go beyond traditional VANs. And our Supply Chain Automation solutions help provide visibility into the status of invoices, purchase orders, and the timing of inbound shipments. Improved visibility and exception notifications help to resolve problems before they impact customers.
OpusWorks® (formerly The Quality Group) provides Operational Excellence blended e-Learning (Lean, Six Sigma, Project Management, Leadership) to get everyone on the same page prior to classes, team meetings and events. With OpusWorks, customers accelerate OpEx knowledge transfer, propel sustainable culture change, reduce practitioner and leader time to proficiency and increase ROI. OpusWorks® e-Modules engage and inspire adult learners. The OpusWorks® Platform facilitates customization, streamlines delivery, enables instructors, and supports deployment leaders. OpusWorks® proudly serves corporate clients, government agencies, hospitals, and academic institutions. With our content, platform, experts, personal attention, and commitment to excellence, you will advance your deployment to a whole new level.
Select Tool provides complete and innovative tooling solutions to valued customers worldwide. We are a full-service supplier capable through concept, design, machining, and assembly. We engineer custom solutions. Our automation systems are designed for seamless integration within each customer’s unique processes. Our fixtures and gauges are products of a trusted, meticulous design process, precisely built to facilitate fit, function, and robust reproducibility. Fully committed to our customers, we deliver uncompromising value through a focused commitment to cost, quality, and exceptional service.
Demand-Pull Response Planning & Scheduling with SherTrack SNAPPS™ E2E. SherTrack SNAPPS™ E2E is a secure cloud services planning & scheduling platform, offering efficient Lean end-to-end supply chain execution and related functionality to help businesses operate complex multi-tier supply networks with maximum agility and efficiency. Explore how Global 100 manufacturing companies are currently leveraging SNAPPS™ solutions to operate complex supply networks with increased agility, efficiency and reliability.
Founded in 1994, Sparta Systems is the world’s premier provider of cloud and on-premise quality management software. We offer the solutions, analytics, and expertise that speed up quality and compliance. Our solutions help to lower risk, increase efficiency, and keep consumers safe while allowing manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors to collaborate in a seamless and integrated environment. Sparta is privately owned and headquartered in Hamilton N.J, with offices across Europe and Asia. We support close to 1 million users across 700+ implementations, in more than 30 countries. Companies in life sciences, consumer products, discrete manufacturing and more, rely on Sparta. Learn why at www.spartasystems.com
The Productivity Team is an established engineering service and training firm delivering leading-edge Lean implementation strategies for companies of all sizes and at all stages. Our proven waste elimination and culture change methodologies have helped companies worldwide improve their operational effectiveness, get results and rapidly increase their return on assets. Our Launch capability has delivered hundreds of successful products on time and within budget. We’re implementers and collaborators, focused on rapid execution and transfer of knowledge for sustained improvement. We understand our clients, their industries, their productivity and profitability goals.
Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 49 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. Vodafone IoT brings together unrivalled capabilities – the world’s largest communications network, an outstanding offering and vast experience. Vodafone offers a wide range of end to end IoT solutions and makes IoT simpler by bringing together exactly the right mix of partners. These solutions simplify IoT for customers as they contain high quality hardware and/or software together with pre-configured IoT connectivity services tested, supplied and supported by Vodafone.
Andea provides a wide spectrum of manufacturng services and solutions; from conducting assessments and providing strategic manufacturing systems to managing global rollouts. Our consultants have successfully delivered tens of global implementations in various industries including; Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, Packaging, Medical Devices, FMCG and Industrial Machinery & Equipment.
Bluvision, a part of HID Global is the leading provider of Industrial IoT solutions. Bluvision’s simple architecture provides enterprises scalable solutions for tracking the location, health and performance of assets. Bluvision’s three key solutions include: (i) Software-based Real-Time Location System [RTLS] Solution that provides industry-leading accuracy of sub one-meter with minimal infrastructure and fast & easy implementation to find assets – Employee, equipment or inventory. (ii) Proximity-based Location [PLS] solution allows users to create user-defined alerts when an object or employee is near a gateway or is in the proximity of one. This solution is ideal for monitoring entry/exits or to know if an asset is in a specified area. (iii) Condition Monitoring solution for motorized equipment provides the ability to predict when a motor is about fail based on the discrepancies in temperature and vibration. Bluvision also provides solutions for Cold Chain Temperature management.
Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 6,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located across the globe. Dematic has implemented more than 4,500 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services, and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centres. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally, and a leading provider of warehouse automation.
Phase 5 Group is the pioneer of EON®, the first ever Collaborative Business Improvement Platform. EON® drastically improves the way multisite manufacturers scalably and reliably improve their business. By integrating strategies, improvement projects, performance analytics, and best practices execution into one holistic cloud platform. EON® drives unparalleled accountability, visibility, and results.
Vuzix is a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets. The Company’s products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high-quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and virtual and augmented reality. Vuzix holds 49 patents and 43 additional patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field.
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Advanced Technology Services, Inc. (ATS) is a leading global service provider that is driven by reliability in three core areas – equipment maintenance, industrial parts and IT managed services. Our commitment to operational excellence aligns our people, processes and technologies to continuously improve performance and deliver results to our customers. Headquartered in Peoria, IL with offices and repair centers globally, ATS partners with companies throughout the U.S., Mexico and the U.K. Visit www.advancedtech.com.