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American Manufacturing Strategies Summit

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American Manufacturing Strategies Summit is considered to be the most advanced forum for the American manufacturing sector to debate and discuss on the most pertinent issues instrumental in determining the future of this sector. This conference has a two day schedule of a comprehensive agenda that effectively deals with the major aspects like operational excellence, manufacturing IT, facility and energy management, Continuous Improvement and manufacturing strategies for the maximum benefit of the participants looking for a scope of business recovery in the post recession era. American Manufacturing Strategies Summit has an impressive lineup of keynote speakers, a flexible format, intensive workshops and several interactive sessions.


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06-08 Oct 2014 5th Edition
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Owner at Prosnitz Solutions

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Amir Ghannad

Amir Ghannad

Director - Campbell North America Operational Excellence and Global High... United States
Jim Rink

Jim Rink

Senior Manager at Caterpillar Inc. Chicago, United States
Lauren Walker

Lauren Walker

VP, Manufacturing at Amway United States
Shane Yount

Shane Yount

Principal and Author at Competitive Solutions Inc Carolina, Puerto Rico
Thomas Mort

Thomas Mort

Chief Operating Officer at Mission Point Energy Louisville, United States
Wayne Perry

Wayne Perry

Technical Director at Kaeser Compressors, Inc. San Francisco, United States
Eric Allard

Eric Allard

Head of Global Logistics at Husky Injection Molding Systems San Rafael, United States

Schedule & Agenda

Mon, 06 Oct12:00 PM - 12:45 PMREGISTRATION & LIGHT LUNCH
Mon, 06 Oct12:45 PM - 12:55 PMCHAIR'S OPENING REMARKS
Mon, 06 Oct12:55 PM - 01:30 PMSecuring The Future of American Manufacturing: Leveraging Economic Trends to Stay Competitive
Evaluating the key trends that are expected to impact manufacturing in the next 5 years Capitalizing on these trends to improve output and meet customeru2019s needs Maintaining your competitive edge by making the right investments in technology Where will manufacturing be in five yearsu2019 time?Partha KunduSVP Manufacturing and Supply ChainStarbucks
Mon, 06 Oct01:30 PM - 02:10 PMstream 1,case study stream 2,stream 3
lean/opexGoing Back to Basics to Ensure your Current Lean Program generates ROI Identifying value from your customeru2019s perspective Re-analyzing your value stream u2013 How can you improve it? Successfully developing better flow Are you generating pull efficiently? Creating perfection: Incorporating the key fundamentals of lean into your overall business process and strategy,technologyCase Study: Establishing a Manufacturing Analytics Service to Turn Data into Action Outlining the Analytics Maturity Model - Understanding the different types of analyses, their purposes, and why we must mature together Clarifying how the success of your analytical tools may have more to do with the people than the math and size of your data Questions that will demand an answer: The earlier you answer them, the fewer missteps along the wayMike SchmaleSenior Engineering Project Team Leader, Information AnalyticsCaterpillar,leadershipTransformative Training for Leaders and the Workforce Pinpointing what gets in the way of progress Unleashing your own potential and that of your organization to deliver extraordinary results Examining the unique role and responsibilities of leaders in transforming the culture and results of an organization Demonstrating the power of servant leadership - Putting people first and expecting them to be extraordinary Amir GhannadDirector - Campbell North America Operations Excellence and Global High Performance OrganizationCampbell Soup Company
Mon, 06 Oct02:10 PM - 02:45 PMworkshop
ean/opexCase Study: Enabling the Demand-Driven Factory of the Future Creating the vision and getting the factory ready for change Gaining access to the right data and identifying the metrics that really matter Driving flow by synchronizing 5 key elemenst Engineering a real-time visual factory information system that provides a single version of the truth Lessons learned, results and plans for continuous improvements Sponsored by: SynchronoworkshoptechnologyCompressed Air Efficiency: Capturing and Sustaining Energy Savings Employing a true systems approach to your pneumatics Focusing on operational demand to optimize compressed air systems Reaping the benefits of compressed air audits System Optimization case study: How audits and compressed air outsourcing reduced one companyu2019s energy costs by 30%Wayne PerryTechnical DirectorKaeser Compressors, Inc.Sponsored by: Kaeser CompressorsworkshopleadershipTransformation Simplified: Creating A Sustainable Culture of Connectivity, Clarity, and Consistency Identifying and revolutionizing your organizationu2019s benchmarking structure for enhanced performance, engagement, and response Optimizing scorecards to educate, facilitate, and motivate: passive reports or active positioning devices? Creating a communication cadence that drives focus, urgency, and accountability Building a sustainable operating system through non-negotiable business processes Leading your organization through a philosophy of accountability rather than dependencyShane YountPrincipal/AuthorCompetitive Solutions, Inc.
Mon, 06 Oct03:40 PM - 04:15 PMcase study stream 1,case study stream 2,case study stream 3
lean/opexExploring How CI Has Made Manufacturing More Competitive Quantifying ROI on a CI program u2013 How do you make the improvements seem tangible? Encouraging workers to compete and remain bought in to an initiative Taking a CI program to the next level u2013 What do you need to do?,technology3D Printing in Action: Reducing Manufacturing Costs and Production Times Beyond prototyping: Establishing why the decision to go with Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) was made Analyzing the ROI from switching to 3D printing in terms of reduced costs and cycle time What did the business learn about how to make improvements in the future,leadershipCase Study: Strengthening your Mentoring Program How is mentoring different from coaching? Nominating the right people to mentor u2013 What skills do they need to have? Developing your mentors to increase the impact they have Building upon an already established programJim RinkManager, Strategic Manufacturing EngineeringCaterpillar
Mon, 06 Oct04:15 PM - 04:50 PMworkshop
lean/opexCreating a Lasting Legacy of Quality and Productivity at Your Company Why are current manufacturing methodologies insufficient? Learn from recent examples of automobile recalls, airplane launch delays, and food/drug health warnings. Find out why Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing are failing to deliver the results most manufacturers require. Transforming your manufacturing environment without disrupting your organization's skill levels, structure, or behavior. Developing a lasting legacy of quality and productivity at your company Sponsored by: Tutelar TechnologiesworkshoptechnologyA New Industrial Revolution?: Analyzing the Impact of New 3D Printing Technologies on Current Product Life Cycles Outlining the opportunities presented by 3D printing Clarifying how JIT manufacturing could change as a result of wider use of 3D printing Assessing the changes that could be made to assembly lines to accommodate 3D printing in manufacturing Will customers begin to expect mass customization of products as a result of this technology?Sponsored by: Atoscase study workshopleadershipAutomating Workflows to Optimize Factory Performance Providing leadership with oversight of workflows Capitalizing on automation systems to help improve performance efficiently Illustrating the results that can be achieved by manufacturersSponsored by: Savigent Software
Mon, 06 Oct04:50 PM - 05:25 PMkeynote manufacturing strategies Think Fast! Establishing Agility Across Your Global Manufacturing Operations
Survival of the fittest u2013 Conceptualizing the need for agile manufacturing in a more competitive post-recession landscape Gathering customer insight and aligning yourself with your consumersu2019 changing needs and wants Fast-fashion u2013 Responding to rapidly changing trends by streamlining to reduce time-to-market The human aspect u2013Engaging people, product and process across a diverse network of cultures and geographiesGulriz IltanVP ManufacturingHugo Boss
Mon, 06 Oct05:25 PM - 05:35 PMCHAIRu2019S CLOSING REMARKS
Offshoring: A Step by Step Guide to Creating a Mutually Beneficial Partnership with your Offshore Manufacturing PartnerJoin this interactive Breakfast Briefing to find out more about how to ensure your offshore manufacturing partnership is successful,Analyzing Future Manufacturing TechnologiesJoin this interactive Breakfast Briefing to find out more about how future manufacturing technologies could impact your bottom line
Tue, 07 Oct08:45 AM - 08:55 AMCHAIR'S OPENING REMARKS
Tue, 07 Oct08:55 AM - 09:30 AMkeynote Manufacturing Innovation: Transforming your Business Over the Next Five Years
How can manufacturing divisions become better innovators? Unleashing disruptive technologies to enhance innovation Nurturing new talent to push traditional boundaries Assessing how innovative manufacturers are already getting ahead
Tue, 07 Oct09:30 AM - 10:05 AMmanufacturing strategies Successfully Bridging the Age Gap: Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce
Outlining how Baby Boomers (1946-1964), Generation X (60s & 70s), and Gen Y (1982-2000) have different expectations of themselves, each other, and you Comprehending the expectations of Boomers, Xers, and Yers vis-u00e0-vis the 3 Pu2019s: Policies, Promotions, and Personal space Avoiding becoming a referee by encouraging employees to u201cintercommunicateu201d Utilizing the power of recognition in your business across generational linesJon GoldmanCEOBrand Launcher
Tue, 07 Oct11:00 AM - 11:35 AMstream 1,case study stream 2,stream 3
lean/opexLean Leadership: Engaging Senior Management by Developing Synergies to tie into your Business Goals Developing clear management goals for lean implementations What does it mean to be a lean leader? Developing a Kaizen Mind in leadership How can you get senior management to support your initiative by actively participating? Capitalizing on the true benefits of u2018go and seeu2019 u2013 What does an effective Gemba Walk look like? Ensuring leaders provide practical coaching, tools, equipment and support for OpEx initiatives,technologyCase Study: Putting Teeth in your OAC Events u2013 Demonstrating the ROI of Implementing an Operator Asset Care Regime Conducting the initial u2018deep diveu2019 into your complete lines using a u2018less talk, more walku2019 philosophy Planning and executing the complete transformation of your packaging line or processing area Ramping up productivity while driving down cost by restoring your assets to their original state Lessons learned during McCainu2019s OAC journey and how weu2019re continuously improving our preventative maintenance planBill TowsleySenior Operational Excellence ManagerMcCain Foods,leadershipEstablishing Effective Communication at all Levels of your Business Understanding how communication impacts on your role as a leader and facilitator Provoking new ideas through a successful mentoring and coaching program Acting as a conduit of information across your company Outlining the obligation that we have to ensure effective cross-functional and cross-level communications Developing a message that allow you to maximize buy-in from your peers, team and management Creating a positive ripple effect in response to how you communicateMike HackneyPlant Manager & Senior Director of ManufacturingConAgra Foods, Inc.
Tue, 07 Oct11:35 AM - 12:10 PMworkshop
lean/opexIncreasing Profit from Operational Improvement Focusing on people, production lines, processes and machines Identifying and resolving issues that limit performance Unlocking the hidden potential in areas that have previously been ignored or overlooked Implement positive change quickly, reducing costs and increasing productivity to create sustainable financial benefitsSponsored by: NewtonworkshoptechnologyImproving Plant Productivity: The Impact of Robotics and Automation Control Architecture Exercising ultimate control with the flexible automation offered by robotics Analyzing different robot control architectures Maximizing efficiency and reducing costs with an automation life cycle Implementing workforce training and qualification to ensure your robotic use is as effective as possible Utilizing a more unified robot control architecture: what are the benefits? Chetan KapoorSenior director of technology innovationYaskawa InnovationSponsored by: Yaskawa MotomanworkshopleadershipKeys to the Enterprise Wide Energy Software Solution: How to Surpass and Sustain Your Organizationu2019s Financial and Environmental Goals Addressing the key issues that hinder organizations when assessing, planning, implementing and maintaining viable sustainability programs Discovering the benefits of employing a real-time, enterprise-wide software to reduce the issues that prevent sustained progress toward your goals Investigating case studies that utilize enterprise sustainability management and software to optimize financial and environmental value Translating successes across your entire organization. How do you maintain success over time? Jay ZoellnerVP / Enterprise Energy ManagementAmeresco, Inc
Tue, 07 Oct12:10 PM - 01:10 PMLunch & Speaker Led Roundtables
Benefit from additional learning by joining a moderated roundtable discussion on pressing issues in the industry. Seating is limited, so please sign up early. Additional seating will be provided if you would prefer to discuss other topics. Choose from: Bridging the Generation Gap - Led by Jon Goldman, CEO, Brand Launcher Turning Data into Action - Led by Mike Schmale, Senior Engineering Project Team Leader, Information Analytics, Caterpillar Identifying which Smartphone Apps are Best to Help Enhance your Productivity
Tue, 07 Oct01:10 PM - 01:45 PMstream 1,case study stream 2,stream 3
lean/opexOptimizing your Organizational Structure to Implement Lean Successfully Clarifying the benefits of having smaller teams Harnessing your team leaders to motivate employees Transforming the plant floor by generating excitement about the lean program Using your organizational structure to support the production line and enable them to add value,technologySmartphone Apps: Identifying and Solving Problems Faster Highlighting useful Apps that can be used on the plant floor Exploring how you can use Apps to fix issues and optimize performance Are Apps just a gimmick or the future of manufacturing?,leadershipCreating a High Performance Organization (HPO) in your Manufacturing Division Leveraging an HPO to maximize productivity What kind of culture is needed to get great results? Analyzing your business to find areas to improve your culture Implementing changes to your culture Ensuring uniformity in your culture across multiple locations
Tue, 07 Oct01:45 PM - 02:20 PMworkshop
lean/opexBlending Lean Processes, IT and World Class Quality Systems to Enhance Complex Supply Chains Capitalizing on next generation Supply Chain and IT solutions Developing quality driven processes and procedures Ensuring you have quantifiable results (KPIs) that lead to continuous improvement cycleSponsored by: Lean Supply SolutionsworkshoptechnologyReducing Time, Cost and Risk in Material Handling Optimizing material and information flow - From receiving to shipping, within the factory, warehouse or distribution center Taking a holistic engineering approach to material handling Improving your supply chain by using data driven logistics solutionsSponsored by: Dematic CorpworkshopleadershipThe Next Generation of Lean: Understanding How Operational Excellence is Different Examining the newest approach to operational efficiency Utilizing the eight principles of Operational Excellence to create a u201cself-healingu201d end-to-end flow Investigating two case studies on US-based firms that have adopted Dugganu2019s business strategy to achieve top-line growth, larger market share, and increased time spent on innovation Understanding the technical design required to implement lean value streams in complex operations including those with high product mixes, shared resources, and varying demand Kevin DugganPresidentDuggan AssociatesSponsored by: Duggan Associates
Tue, 07 Oct03:15 PM - 03:50 PMworkshop manufacturing strategies Enhancing Profits Through Project-Based Improvement
Benchmarking against pre-defined rules of organizational readiness and assessing your current state Deploying a three level strategy to ready your workforce for operational transformation Reviewing key findings and solutions to ensure the longevity of project-based improvements
Tue, 07 Oct03:35 PM - 05:10 PMmanufacturing strategies Nike 2.0: Making the Dream a Reality u2013 Implementing the Next Generation of Lean Manufacturing Processes
Detecting opportunities for growth and reimagining your lean strategy to meet growing demand Developing a blueprint for success u2013 What are the steps involved and how can you align your capability to achieve them? Just do it - Executing your strategy while leveraging new technologies along the way How Nike is thinking differently about the next 5-10 years in global manufacturingJohn BiedrySenior Director, Global Lean EnterpriseNike
Tue, 07 Oct03:50 PM - 04:35 PMpanel discussion manufacturing strategies Optimizing your Manufacturing Footprint u2013 Should you be Reshoring, Offshoring, Nearshoring or Next-shoring?
Using interactive polling software, delegates will be able to join the panel by giving their views on key issues impacting manufacturing. Panelists will discuss the poll results, and give their views on the following: What drives the decision to either bring jobs back to America or manufacture abroad? How are American manufacturers responding to employment policies that threaten their profits? Analyzing the cost considerations of Reshoring, Offshoring, Nearshoring and Next-shoring for manufacturing What does an optimized footprint look like to small, medium and large manufacturers?Eric AllardHead of Global LogisticsHusky Injection Molding SystemsThomas MortGlobal Energy DirectorArcher Daniels Midland Company
Tue, 07 Oct05:10 PM - 05:20 AMCHAIRu2019S CLOSING SUMMARY
Automation: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Join this interactive Breakfast Briefing to find out more about how to avoid common mistakes when changing to a new automation system,Lean in 2020: What's Next for Lean Manufacturing?Join this interactive Breakfast Briefing to find out how to equip yourself for future evolutions of lean thinking in manufacturing
Wed, 08 Oct08:45 AM - 08:55 AMCHAIR'S OPENING REMARKS
Wed, 08 Oct08:55 AM - 09:30 AMkeynote Exploring the Internet of Things as a Driver of the American Manufacturing Renaissance
Outlining how manufacturers are harnessing the power of the Internet of Things to increase productivity Quantifying the benefits of real time operational intelligence What is the future potential of the Internet of Things for manufacturers?
Wed, 08 Oct09:30 AM - 10:05 AMmanufacturing strategies Taking a Holistic, End-2-End Approach to Asset Recovery, Driving Value and Sustainability
Creating business models that deliver improved value and sustainability Developing new work processes to support improved operations and results Expanding your impact as you move to materials, equipment and parts waste recovery Understanding the role that other functions can play in delivering an improved contributionScott BurnsAssociate Director, Global Asset Recovery Purchases (GARP)Procter & Gamble
Wed, 08 Oct10:05 AM - 10:40 AMmanufacturing strategies Supply Chain Management: Capitalizing on the Cost Savings of Having a Leaner Supply Chain
Gaining buy-in from multiple partners to go lean: Selling the benefits to them Transforming your SCM: Can a lean supply chain work with less management? Tackling a complex supply chain: Going lean using Kanban principles
Wed, 08 Oct11:35 AM - 12:10 PMstream 1,case study stream 2,stream 3
lean/opexPlan, Check, Act: Developing a Lean Mindset Overcoming resistance to change - How do you get out of a lean rut? Training staff to enable them to regard lean as part of their day to day job Creating a lean culture – Even when you don’t have a dedicated lean team,technologyThe Journey to Useful Analytics, It's Not Just Hype Anymore Outlining the journey so far: One global tool? or not? Overcoming challenges along the way: What didn't go to plan and how were problems solved as they arose? Serving many purposes: Plant users vs Corporate users, Improvement vs Reporting, Is it One Size Fits All? Improving the bottom line: Living up to the hype Next Steps: Where do we go from here?Robert D. Borchelt, Ph.D.Director, Manufacturing IT Systems and Industrial Controls; Corporate ManufacturingCummins Inc.,leadershipEnhancing Employee Engagement to Improve Productivity Developing strategies to inspire employee engagement Examining the cultural attributes needed for better employee engagement How does communication from leadership impact on staff commitment to an initiative? What does engagement look like?
Wed, 08 Oct12:10 PM - 12:45 PMworkshop
lean/opexMeasuring up in the Global Marketplace: Benchmarking Lean Developing metrics to allow you to compare your performance against other manufacturers Drilling down into areas for improvement Which technologies are available to make benchmarking easier to complete?Sponsored by: American IndustriesworkshoptechnologyImproving Operational Efficiency in Manufacturing with Collaborative BI Maximizing operational agility and efficiency by analyzing operations, coordinating across facilities and processes, and engaging the right people Examining cutting edge issues that classical Business Intelligence (BI) solutions on the market today don’t adequately address Analyzing case studies where customers have leveraged collaborative BI solutions to improve efficiency and reduce operating costs in manufacturing and supply chain operations Deciphering how these companies are shortening project implementation time by 50 – 75%, lowering operating expenses by 10 – 15%, and slashing work in process inventory by up to 75%. John O'RourkeVP of MarketingDecisyonSponsored by: decisyonworkshopleadershipCompressed Air Efficiency: Capturing and Sustaining Energy Savings Employing a true systems approach to your pneumatics Focusing on operational demand to optimize compressed air systems Reaping the benefits of compressed air audits System Optimization case study: How audits and compressed air outsourcing reduced one company’s energy costs by 30%Fielder HissVice President of Product ManagementEnerNOCSponsored by: EnerNOC
Wed, 08 Oct12:45 PM - 01:20 PMmanufacturing strategies Speed Session: Quick-Fire Case Studies
Need some inspiration fast? These quick-fire case studies are intended to whet your appetite before lunch with ideas you can use back in your facility. Topics will include:How to Form a Sustainable Lean Culture Picking the right team and hierarchy Building your foundation Encouraging growthAndrew Sauber, Senior Continuous Improvement Specialist, Cooper Standard Automotive Adopting New Technologies to Boost Productivity Outlining why this technology was adopted Integrating the new technology with existing systems What was the ROI? Transforming your Internal Training Evaluating one technique to improve internal training Why does it work? Rolling out multi-site use of the technique
Wed, 08 Oct01:20 PM - 02:20 PMLunch
Wed, 08 Oct02:20 PM - 02:55 PMmanufacturing strategies Leveraging New Technologies to Improve your Preventative Maintenance Scheduling
Developing Total Reliability mindset by adopting new technologies Demonstrating how proactive tools can solve problems before they occur Which new tools are providing the best ROI for manufacturers?
Wed, 08 Oct02:55 PM - 03:30 AMmanufacturing strategies Case study: Catching the Environmental Sustainable Fever u2013 Creating an Award-Winning Green Program
Developing measurements to understand your current impact on the environment Exploring how the amount of process affected water that is used was reduced by 65% as production increased by 400% Motivating employees to catch the u201cEnvironmental Sustainability feveru201d! Analyzing the ROI and successes the program has achieved u2013 How did they come about? Whatu2019s next for this long term project?Joey HarrisPlant Manager/DirectorDenyo Manufacturing Corporation
Wed, 08 Oct03:30 PM - 04:10 PMpanel discussion Competing with Emerging Markets to Maximize Profits
Maintaining competitiveness: How can American manufacturers improve? Analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of regions which pose the greatest threat to profit Labor costs versus technology: Which offers the best opportunity to reduce costs?
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