Program 2018

October 22nd - October 23rd; San Diego, CA

07:30 - 08:30

Registration & Refreshments

08:30 - 08:40 - Keynote

Chair’s Opening Remarks

08:40 - 09:15 - Keynote

Developments in Lean & OpEx

Creating Value Through Extracting Waste

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  • Identifying high value opportunities in the value stream
  • Securing management recognition of key insights while ensuring alignment with corporate strategies and objectives
  • Ensuring alignment of resources to eliminate waste
09:15 - 09:50 - Keynote

Advanced Production Strategies

Session Title TBC (Kellogg Company)

 

  • Full session abstract TBC
09:50 - 09:55

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09:55 - 10:30 - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

Session Title TBC (Kinamed)

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  • Session abstract TBC

Future Technologies & IoT

Integrating Data & Analytics Across a Fragmented Supply Chain

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  • How to create a truly real-time supply chain across a fragmented organization built through mergers & acquisitions
10:30 - 11:30

iSolve & Networking Refreshments

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11:30 - 12:05 - Solution Spotlights

Developments in Lean & OpEx

Driving to Zero: An Executive Discussion and Case Study on Exceptional Manufacturing Performance

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  • Challenge existing paradigms by embracing zero-loss thinking in cost, quality, and safety
  • Build and optimize a performance system vs. launching more initiatives
  • Leverage the power of operational excellence to deliver on corporate strategy and outperform competition
  • Establish the business case for change at all levels of the organization

Future Technologies & IoT

What can Implementing New Technology Innovations and Additive Manufacturing do to Revitalize your Assembly Lines?

 

  • Sourcing and procuring new technologies to advance your production processes is only half the battle, as the implementing and maximizing the usage is pivotal
  • Optimizing new purchases requires a change in mentality, training and plant configuration
12:05 - 12:10

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12:10 - 12:45 - Case Studies

Developments in Lean & OpEx

Stakeholder Engagement: The Gateway to Social Responsibility

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  • Advancing sustainability concepts and social responsibility can be a difficult task.
  • It’s hard to act on social responsibility much less explain why it’s important to others.
  • Socially responsible solutions are not easy to define, discuss or communicate.
  • Practical and systemic stakeholder engagement can solve many social change issues.
  • If you consider the needs of others, as you consider your own, you can improve both while minimizing risk.
  • You can engage your stakeholders through practical Lean/Six Sigma principles

Future Technologies & IoT

Intelligent Automation: What must you Consider when Initiating a Digital E-Business Program?

 

  • How to benefit from intelligent automation technologies that generate new business ideas, gain a competitive advantage and to better serve your customers
  • Optimizing “Digital Manufacturing”: the way of the future
  • What role will 3D printing play as we move forward?
12:45 - 13:45

Networking Lunch

13:45 - 14:20 - Case Studies

Developments in Lean & OpEx

Session Title TBC (Esterline)

  • Full session abstract TBC

Future Technologies & IoT

Fit for Use: Biologic Manufacturing from Phase 1 to Life Cycle Management

  • In the current regulatory compliance landscape it is important to keep improving your manufacturing process and characterization tools to manufacture effective and safest quality product
  • Know how at each step of manufacturing is different
  • Decisions are based on fit for use approach to get to the next step while keeping safety of patients at top priority for any organization
14:20 - 14:25

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14:25 - 15:00 - Solution Spotlights

Developments in Lean & OpEx

Rising from Crisis: A Semiconductor Company’s Pursuit of Excellence in Operations

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  • Poor cycle times and yields lead to unpredictable delivery and erode confidence in a manufacturing operation
  • The MAX Group guided a US Semiconductor Company through a rapid recovery process and to position it for growth by ensuring best practices were being deployed in the manufacturing operations

Future Technologies & IoT

Improving Delivery Time and Reinforcing the Pull Model through Superior Forecasting Methods

 

  • Integrating demand forecasting and supply inventory together through a cloud based communication tool
  • Bringing stakeholders from every link of the value chain together to pool information, share resources, and respond in real time to emerging challenges
15:00 - 16:00

iSolve & Networking Refreshments

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16:00 - 16:35 - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

Creating a Problem Culture

 

Our businesses are only as good as our ability to solve problems. We must solve problems everyday relative to the things that matter most for the customer, investors and employees. To be the best that we can be every employee must be a problem solver. They must have the skills, time, motivation, methodology, vision and strategic alignment. This session will discuss the critical elements and process for creating effective problem solvers at every level of the business.

Future Technologies & IoT

Implementing Smart Manufacturing Principles in your Facility

 

  • What should be involved in introducing digital and IoT principles?
16:35 - 16:40

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16:40 - 17:15 - Solution Spotlights

Future Technologies & IoT

Good, Bad & Ugly of Industry 4.0

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  • Industry 4.0 deployment at a Hearing Aid Manufacturer
  • Understanding what is possible with Industry 4.0, today, tomorrow and in the future
  • Lessons learnt
  • Business case – return on investment

Developments in Lean & OpEx

Recognizing Waste: Why is Identifying Waste Pivotal to the Success of your Lean Program?

 

  • The ability to eliminate waste has become a staple of the manufacturing process, though effectively recognising waste is the underlying challenge
  • Learning new methods and techniques in waste identification can help you streamline and help execute your lean programs
17:15 - 17:20

Please Move to your Next Session

17:20 - 17:55 - Keynote

Advanced Production Strategies

Session Title TBC (Toyota)

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  • Full session abstract TBC
17:55 - 18:00

Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Day 1

18:00 - 19:00

Evening Drinks Reception

19:00 - 22:00

American Manufacturing & Supply Chain Leadership Awards 2018 - Gala Dinner

08:00 - 08:40

Registration & Refreshments

08:40 - 08:45

Chair’s Opening Remarks

08:45 - 09:30 - Panel Discussion

Leadership & Workforce Development

A Growing Skills Gap: Where are the Leaders of the Future?

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  • There are approximately 400,000 unfilled manufacturing jobs at this time, a figure which is estimated to grow to over 2 million by 2025
  • Though tax reform and regulatory relief has led to great positivity in the industry, a decrease in numbers of skilled manufacturers was voted the top business challenge by manufacturers in Q4 (National Association of Manufacturers Survey 2017)
  • Further tax reform will lead to continued growth in 2018, but how will the industry be able to develop at the same rate with a lack of resources?
09:30 - 10:05 - Solution Spotlights

Developments in Lean & OpEx

Transformation Realized Through Proven Solutions

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  • Full session abstract TBC
10:05 - 10:10

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10:10 - 10:45 - Case Studies

Future Technologies & IoT

Integrating Technology with Operational Efficiency

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  • Full session abstract TBC

Leadership & Workforce Development

How to Overcome Workforce Challenges and Deliver Desired Results

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  • Full session abstract TBC
10:45 - 11:45

iSolve & Networking Refreshments

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11:45 - 12:20 - Solution Spotlights

Advanced Production Strategies

Long-term Sustainability Programs: Why can Advanced Cost and Energy Reduction Strategies Benefit your Top Line Today?

 

  • Practical case studies of how implementing sustainable initiatives can both reduce costs and energy usage
  • Sustainability has developed into a key, long-term driver which brings down operational costs
  • Decreasing energy usage as well as improving water and waste management can have an immediate impact and provide instant return on investment

Future Technologies & IoT

How can you Ensure full ROI on Automated and Semi-Automated Processes?

 

  • Decrease the level of risk when introducing new technologies and processes through an effective measurement system prior to implementation
  • Successful forecasting is pivotal to choosing the correct level of automation and ensuring the highest level of output
12:20 - 12:25

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12:25 - 13:00 - Case Studies

Future Technologies & IoT

Implementing Smart Manufacturing to Improve Energy Efficiency

 

  • Smart Manufacturing & the Manufacturing Landscape overview
  • SM Technologies & Opportunities
  • Smart Manufacturing – The path to Energy Efficiency

Developments in Lean & OpEx

Session Title TBC (Smardt)

  • Full session abstract TBC
13:00 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 - 14:35 - Case Studies

Developments in Lean & OpEx

Session Title TBC (Gartner)

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  • Full session abstract TBC

Leadership & Workforce Development

How can your Multi-Site Continuous Improvement Strategy be Derailed?

 

  • Enforcing a blanket continuous improvement policy can become extremely difficult with multi-site responsibilities
  • Communicating and enforcing a CI and Lean & OpEx strategy now requires international and local knowledge to ensure that you are bringing the best out of employees with different backgrounds, skills and capabilities
14:35 - 14:40

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14:40 - 15:15 - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

Helping Technical Experts develop into Effective Leaders

 

In this session, Tom uses his unique combination of humor and technical expertise to present recent empirical data related to helping technical experts develop both a desire to lead and the skills to lead.

Developments in Lean & OpEx

“Who Said Nothing is Free?” – Understanding the Science of Inventory Reduction

 

  • The science of inventory reduction – demand forecast, orders, supplier data
  • Data points to factor in
  • Practical case study – inventory reduced by 25% with no impact on shipping performance or premium freight fees
  • Applying an OpEx mindset
15:15 - 15:20

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15:20 - 15:55 - Keynote

Developments in Lean & OpEx

What are the Key Principles to Meeting Regulatory Standards Without Sacrificing Productivity in a Pressurized Environment?

 

  • As regulatory standards and compliance become larger and more complex issues, how can your manufacturing facility comply and excel in equal measure?
  • What are the main indicators when it comes to a productive assembly line in terms of time and output?
  • How can you ensure that your workforce is well-trained and motivated enough to go by the book without dismissing your company's operational excellence programme?
15:55 - 16:30 - Keynote

Future Technologies & IoT

Sourcing and Installing the 'Technology of Tomorrow'

 

  • Evaluating key areas of production that could be enhanced and sourcing appropriate technologies and/or IT systems
  • Working with existing suppliers to customise your existing systems to enhance production
  • Partnering with smaller and often more innovative partners in addressing areas of operations that have not yet been considered
  • Successfully integrating these systems into your current operations in a way that suits existing systems and supports the company culture
  • Ensuring ROI on new technologies to get management buy-in
16:30 - 16:35

Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Summit