Educational Program

Our experienced Steering Committee of manufacturing professionals shapes our Educational Agenda, to ensure our sessions are in line with the industry’s key issues. Sessions will cover both strategic and technical topics related to discrete and process manufacturing.

If you are interested in speaking at the IMPACT Manufacturing Summit or joining the IMPACT Steering Committee, please contact Emily Denooij at emilydenooij@quartzevents.com.

The IMPACT Spring Educational Program will include:

  •  2 Keynote Addresses
  •  14 Peer Led Plenary Presentations
  •  6 Customer Led Case Studies

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Targeted one on one Research Meetings with Carefully Selected Leading Solution Providers

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Unparalleled Peer Networking Opportunities with other high profile Executives over onsite Breakfasts, Lunches, Receptions and Gala Dinner

We are currently hard at work on our Spring 2015 Educational Program. Please check back frequently as we update our content. Until then, please have a look at our previous speakers and presentations (listed below).

 

Keynote Presentations

Building on your Lean Transformation: Exploring how to Sustain Performance on the Journey to Operational Excellence!

Many companies and their leaders are considering what is the next 'thing' in lean and ponder questions like, 'What is Operational Excellence really?'; 'What can Operational Excellence do for my organization?'; and 'How does Operational Excellence help me with the bottom line?”.
 
This presentation will be an interactive session coupled with a case study about improving real KPIs where the presenter will focus on many current questions about sustainability and operational excellence and explore some of things Supply Chain and Operations Leaders can do to sustain performance that was realized with a Lean Transformation.

Speaker: Richard M. Saad
Senior Global Director, Supply and Operations Excellence, Anheuser-Busch InBev

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Building on your Lean Transformation: Exploring how to Sustain Performance on the Journey to Operational Excellence!

Transformation Simplified…Creating a Sustainable Culture of Connectivity, Clarity, and Consistency

This sensible and business-focused leadership methodology promotes employee involvement and empowerment. Most importantly, realistic leadership implementation techniques that promote continuous improvement in communication, productivity, employee satisfaction, and bottom-line business results.
 
Takeaways include:
  • Are you Winning or Losing? Does anyone really know?
  • What’s Powering Performance in Your Organization Today? Process or Personality
  • Selective Engagement or Collective Accountability? Which do you have? Accountability – Making it Visible and Personal
  • Measuring Engagement – Not how you feel, but rather, what have you done to move the business forward?
  • Creating a Communication Cadence that Drives Focus, Urgency, and Accountability
  • Leaving a Leadership Legacy of Accountability rather than Dependency

Speaker: Shane Yount
Principal, Competitive Solutions

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Breakout Presentations

The Impacts of Leadership on a Lean/CI Culture

Lean is typically talked about as a box of tools which can be picked up and utilised to drive a more efficient operation.  But only too often businesses fail or don’t make the sustainable benefit they could, why is this?  Neil’s belief is that the main contributor is leadership; not just from the top but right through the ranks.  Lean and CI applications cannot be viewed as ‘off the shelf’ tools that can be applied to any business.  The business’ local culture and leadership have to be taken into account and these elements evolved together.  Even worse, when you get it wrong the team become demotivated, the moral drops, people start to leave and the business can take a step backwards.
 
Great leadership without the right use of lean tools can lead to some good but inconsistent results.  
 
Poor to average leadership utilising lean applications can again get some average inconsistent results.  
 
Great leadership and a fully engaged, motivated team utilising correctly applied lean tools in a true CI culture can achieve consistent, sustainable improvement year on year.  All of this with fun and a team happy in their work.
 
Neil will happily share his processes, actions, and results with his open and candid views…

Speaker: Neil Eardley
Managing Director, Seimens Healthcare

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The Impacts of Leadership on a Lean/CI Culture

How to Balance Through Put, Quality, Costs, Productivity and Cash without Sacrificing Safety and Culture: a Case Study on the P&G Integrated Work System (IWS)

  • Overview of IWS
  • Video of one of our plants and how P&G views manufacturing
  • Our Productivity journey and IWS phase progression process, how can you measure manufacturing excellence consistently across plants, geographies and business categories
  • Use of daily simplified reliability engineering tools in driving throughput from 50% top 85% PR / OEE
  • High performance work system and culture change tips and watch outs

Speaker: Tom Hughes
Associate Director, Global Business Development, Procter & Gamble

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How to Balance Through Put, Quality, Costs, Productivity and Cash without Sacrificing Safety and Culture: a Case Study on the P&G Integrated Work System (IWS)

Leveraging Size, Scale, Technology, and Process to your Advantage

  • Accountability and supply chain cost, down to the unit level
  • The challenges of reducing touches and assuring low cost
  • How can your company's size and scale work to your advantage?  
  • As you look at optimizing your supply chain network, where can technology enable efficiencies while enhancing reliability?

Speaker: Vic Versino
VP Logistics & Inventory, Redbox

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Leveraging Size, Scale, Technology, and Process to your Advantage

Lenovo Bold Workout

Lenovo has developed a new evolution to enhancing the culture while continuing to drive continuous improvement. This new Initiative is called Bold Work Out,  it engages all levels of our teams, cross-functionally and globally. It empowers everyone……..
 
Lenovo’s Bold WO takes its roots from the GE’s Work Out program that was developed by Jack Welch in the early 1990s In his light bulb factories.  It was put in place initially to quickly reduce cost and drive improvements in their factories. After about 6 month they starting reaping the benefits, Mr. Welch took Workout to all supporting groups of the factories.  We developed our own unique cross culture Initiative based on many principles of what GE did.  
 
The program is based on Lean Six Sigma principles and is composed of several speed driven steps that take efficiencies to BOLD goals. And, it is a great team event!
 
We found it was not just a new manufacturing initiative to drive efficiencies and reduce cost, it was much much, more.  And, it affects our culture in a good way… 

Speaker: Amedio Palmieri
Executive Director of Manufacturing & Operations, Lenovo

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Lenovo Bold Workout

Learn by Doing – A 'Right' Tech Approach to Implementing S&OP at Philips Home Healthcare

There is really only one way to learn how to do something and that is to just do it. If you want to learn to throw a football, drive a car, build a mousetrap, design a building, cook a stir-fry, or implement S & OP, you must have a go at doing it. Philips Home Healthcare is implementing S & OP processes without the services of software or consultants to enable the initiative. It is a grassroots effort with significant executive leadership support. 
 
In this session, Philips will share why this approach is being taken, how it is being executed and what has been learned along the way. Key takeaways will be the steps being taken to Implement, Mature and then Optimize the S & OP processes as Philips moves beyond the Pilot implementation program. And it is all enabled by a highly motivated and engaged team of Philips employees who believe in the cause. The approach may not be high tech, but it is right tech for Philips.
 

Speaker: Eric Kulikowski
Sr. Director of Supply Chain Optimization, Philips Home Healthcare Solutions

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Learn by Doing – A 'Right' Tech Approach to Implementing S&OP at Philips Home Healthcare

Vertically Integrated Manufacturing

Vertically Integrated Manufacturing is a long-term business strategy and a way of life at Crown Equipment Corporation, where we design and manufacture up to 85% of our forklifts and components. Crown is vertically integrated across 16 global manufacturing facilities and our approach extends throughout our distribution model of Crown-owned branches and independent dealers. 
  
In this presentation, the speaker will share how a long term, vertically integrated manufacturing approach can bring together every aspect of a company’s production process toward the common goal of creating superior products, while meeting customer needs regarding quality, performance, cost, and delivery. 
  
Key Takeaways: 
  • How a long-term strategic approach can result in the best value to the customer in terms of flexibility, quality, cost, and delivery
  • Processes and selection criteria used to choose vertical integration opportunities
  • How to mitigate risk of vertical integration through levels of commitment, types of infrastructure, and partnerships
  • Real life examples of success

Speaker: Dave Beddow
VP Manufacturing Operations, Crown Equipment Corporation

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Strategic Sourcing – Optimizing Value and Reducing Total Cost of Acquisition

  • What strategic sourcing is and what it is not!
  • Benefits of strategic sourcing
  • Real life strategic sourcing examples
  • Pitfalls of strategic sourcing
  • How to develop and deploy a successful and sustainable strategic sourcing organization, regardless of the size of annual spend

Speaker: Bency Thomas
Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager, Baker Hughes, Inc.

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Strategic Sourcing – Optimizing Value and Reducing Total Cost of Acquisition

How 'Made-in-China' Became the World’s Most Recognized Brand

Since 2000, the U.S. has lost four million manufacturing jobs and closed 40,000 factories. Today, only 1 in 10 U.S. jobs are in manufacturing (compared with 1 in 3 during the 1950’s). At the same time, manufacturing jobs in China have exploded  to the point that 75% percent of world's factory jobs are in China. 
 
With over 1,000 US companies operating factories in China, and the U.S. importing four times more from China than it exports, US manufacturers, now more than ever, need a China strategy. In this talk we examine how China emerged to be the world's single largest producer of manufactured goods and what that means for US manufacturers.

Speaker: Craig Seidelson
Chief Engineer, Timken Corporation

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How 'Made-in-China' Became the World’s Most Recognized Brand

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