The Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas, NV
May 7-9th, 2017

This event is co-located with

Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas
May 7-9th, 2017

Agenda Overview

IMPACT brings its attendees a truly comprehensive educational program that is 100% peer-driven and developed by 62 steering committee members from distinguished companies.  The program addresses the major pressures and challenges seen in today’s manufacturing world, from maintaining a successful continuous improvement system, to plant administration, and the complex managing and developing of innovation, technology and workforce. Paired with dedicated sessions on food and beverage strategies and sustainability, IMPACT is a must-attend event for all manufacturing executives. 
Attendees are also able to customize their schedule by choosing topics from up to 3 different tracks to fit their specific needs. Join the event and take control of your learning experience by designing your own agenda!

 

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Topics will be divided into 3 tracks which will be open to our attendees for crafting of their individualized agendas.

 

 

 

 

Plus, attendees have full access to the Food & Beverage Manufacturing track!

Visit our Co-located Food & Beverage Event to see full list of topics available. 

 

Keynote Presentations

Solving the Manufacturing Data Problem with the Digital Twin

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Jon Sobel
Co-Founder & CEO, Sight Machine

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Solving the Manufacturing Data Problem with the Digital Twin

The good news: There’s more data available on the factory floor than ever before. The bad news: Most manufacturers have been unable to turn most of that data into useful information due to the data   variety challenge.

The digital twin is one of the most important new technologies to help manufacturers drive actionable insights from their data. In fact, Gartner named it as one of the five most important emerging technology trends for 2017. Come learn about the industry’s first “plant” digital twin, which mirrors the entire production process, including machines, lines and plants.   During this session, Sight Machine will also review:

-  The role of AI and digital twins in making plant floor data useful

-  Real-world use cases with measurable ROI

- Best practices from digital manufacturing leaders 

Breakout Presentations

Shared Best Practices in Managing the New Manufacturing Workforce

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Chris Drees
Vice President Global Operations, Mercury Marine

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Shared Best Practices in Managing the New Manufacturing Workforce

The presentation will focus on sharing best practices in managing the new manufacturing workforce.  By outlining the changing dynamics in the workplace then coupling it with tested business practices will arm people with specific tools to help reduce turnover and attract talent.

Key Take-Aways:

-  Changes in the workforce are demanding new strategies and tactics to recruit and retain skilled talent

-   Recognizing that there is no “silver bullet” answer to solving issues with employee retention and absenteeism and that any approach needs            to be both multifaceted and realistic

-  Why repositioning manufacturing with the youth is critical to helping sustain manufacturing into the future.

Leadership Planning and Development: Influencing Without Authority

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Ashton Lee
Vice President of Quality & Service, AIC

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Leadership Planning and Development: Influencing Without Authority

As a leader or manager, what types of power are available to you? Which ones do you use most? Why? Do you think that most leader or manager in real daily life has been performing leadership effectiveness? Does position real make you a leader? Here I am going to discuss about leadership as the proven effective development of vision and strategies. The alignment of related team member behind those strategies, and empowerment approach of individuals to make a different and achieve business objectives. I wouldn’t bring up academic stuff and discussion, but really practical way in dealing with situation you have been facing every day. Try to inspire audiences in learning processes of getting into very point of each cases and also get full feeling of it. Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with our passion. 

Key Take-Aways

 Know about and defend why leadership is so indispensable in organization

-  Describe the meaning of leadership and how it real work effectively

-  Understand the step by step processes to plan and develop your leadership

-  Give an in-depth portrait of each approach of leadership

-  Know how to utilize the different leadership approach

-  Apply the contents of the presentation to their own personal career life 

STAFFING AND ATTRACTING A-PLAYERS

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Ronald Ward
Vice President Operations, Origlio Beverage

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STAFFING AND ATTRACTING A-PLAYERS

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Lean Six Sigma – Deployment from the Middle

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April Young
Director, Operational Excellence, Alcon

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Lean Six Sigma – Deployment from the Middle

Many books and presentations have been given about the successful Top-Down Deployment approaches to Lean Six Sigma at places like GE and Toyota.  However, not every organization has the support required for this type of deployment.  This presentation will give real examples of the Lean Journey that began from the Middle Management and spread throughout the organization. It will compare and contrast the two deployment methods, and share key learnings on how to be successful deploying Lean Six Sigma from the Middle.

Key Take-Aways

- Identify your Key Influencers

- Relationships are Critical

- Do you like to Limbo? A test in flexibility

- Approach may take longer, but may be more sustainable

Start Preparing for the Integrated Business Planning (IBP) of 2025 Today

SPEAKERS

Steven Hainey ,CPSM, CPIM, CPF, MCIPS, C.P.M.
Director of Supply Chain, Applied Materials, Newell Brands

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Start Preparing for the Integrated Business Planning (IBP) of 2025 Today

What will the integrated business planning (IBP) processes of 2025 look like and why must companies start preparing for them today? The pace of technology change is happening faster than ever seen prior while being indiscriminate on the industries it is completely disrupting. With the increasing complexity of today’s markets and corporate structures, getting internal and external planning alignment across key customers, functional areas, geographical regions, suppliers, and other service providers is becoming more critical for company’s survival each year.

Key Take-Aways

-  Cover the rapid technology changes occurring presently and what the IBP processes of 2025 may look like

-  Review the different IBP maturity stages for People, Process, and Technology

-  Interactive smartphone surveying to benchmark attendees on their IBP maturity levels

-  Examine benefits of collaborative IBP processes on organizations’ overall performance

-  Discuss methods companies should use to progress IBP maturity 

Setting up a World Class Associate Engagement System

SPEAKERS

William Kirchmeier
Director, Global Supplier Development, Tecumseh Products Company

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Setting up a World Class Associate Engagement System

What manager doesn't desire to maximize their team's performance?  A new approach has proven to engage employees in even the most hardened environments.  It focuses on rebuilding the culture around the leader-associate relationship across all company levels and has been successful in small organizations to large multinationals.

Key Take-Aways

- What drives underperforming individuals and teams might not be what you think

- Why do traditional associate engagement practices often fall short of expectations

- How do world class performing organizations drive associate engagement?

- Key elements in setting up your own associate engagement system

- Launch plan for your own engagement system to exceed expectations!

The Four Points of Lean Leadership

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Shannon Barrett
Director of LEAN Six Sigma, Jabil

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The Four Points of Lean Leadership

Regardless of if your organization is just beginning your Lean journey of if you have achieved a high level of maturity, leading in a Lean organization requires a deliberate and thoughtful approach.  During this engaging presentation, we will discuss the mindset, habits, and behaviors needed to lead a Lean Transformation irrespective of your place on the organizational chart. These timeless concepts are applicable on the manufacturing floor, as well as our back office and service processes. And mangers supervisors and leaders at every level will discover new ways to help drive Lean thinking in their organizations.

Key Take-Aways

-  Self-reflection; examining your own leadership.

-  What are the things that successful Lean leaders are willing to do?

-  What are the pitfalls and traps that prevent most organizations from becoming Lean?

-  In a Lean organization, what are the behaviors that we should demand from ourselves and our teams?

-  What are the systems we should deploy to assure our success in a Lean Transformation?

Beyond Lean and Six Sigma: One CI Methodology is Not Enough

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Aubrey Jones
Sr. Director, Continuous Improvement Deployment, Ingredion

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Beyond Lean and Six Sigma: One CI Methodology is Not Enough

The presentation will cover why one CI methodology is not sufficient to drive and sustain CI in manufacturing and non-manufacturing organizations.  An array of CI methodologies and tools are required meet the demands of today’s business environment.  A roadmap to evolve to a diversified, mature CI program will be provided.

Key Take-Aways

-  Why Lean and Six Sigma are only a partial solution for CI in today’s business environment

-  Different types of processes and problems require different CI tools and methods for optimal results

-  How to evolve from where you are today to a mature, diversified CI program

-  What a mature CI program encompasses

-  A description of the business benefits that a mature CI program delivers

Creating a Culture of Innovation

SPEAKERS

Rae Ann Cook
Sr. Director, Strategy, Innovation & Insights, Johnson & Johnson

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Creating a Culture of Innovation

Creating a culture of Innovation in Supply Chain functions is critical to meet the rapidly changing customer environment.  As our customers demand integrated solutions with more personalization and shorter lead times, our Supply Chain organizations will need to innovate to compete.  This presentation focuses on creating a culture of innovation in your organization in order to meet customer demands.

Key Take-Aways

-  Innovation culture is critical to meeting customer demands

-  Design Thinking can be used to solve supply chain problems

-  Supply Chain employees need to improve innovation capability

-  Processes, Capabilities and Measurement systems must evolve

Improving Performance for Customer Delivery

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Santos A. Juarez
Director of Operations - Refrigeration, Emerson Commercial & Residential

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Improving Performance for Customer Delivery

Perfect Execution is about transforming our behaviors & improving performance. Have clarity around our external and internal customer requirements & needs, design & plan with velocity in mind, executing results & value. Performance improvement is ultimately based on people, built by people, modified by people, advanced by people who are empowered, encouraged, engaged, equipped, and resourced. We have been deliberate about our relationship with the purpose to enhance both quality & speed in all key elements to better serve our marketplace.

Key Take-Aways

- Improving Agility and Flexibility

- Improved Collaboration

- Improved Safety & 6S

- Improved Product & Materials Velocity

- Improved Customer Satisfaction   

Risk-Based Product Definition, Design, Development, and Transfer

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Vladislav Nodelman
Director, New Product Introduction Operations, Hologic, Inc.

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Risk-Based Product Definition, Design, Development, and Transfer

The optimization of product desirability, quality, and cost is a key goal of product development and can be particularly challenging in a regulated environment. This presentation provides a strategy to support this goal, and requires risk-based, cross-functionally defined product requirements that are translated though feasibility, development, and transfer gates into risk-based specifications and product testing controls.

Key Take-Aways

-  Criticality of and strategies for defining risk-based product requirements

-  Transitioning through the feasibility, development, and transfer gates per objective criteria that minimize risk

-  Strategies for bridging product requirements with risk-based product specifications and associated test methods

-   Aligning above with cGMP and ISO requirements.

When You Find Yourself in A Hole, Stop Digging and Start Innovating

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Ken Creasy
Senior Director, Manufacturing Technology & Innovation and Advanced Engineering, Johnson & Johnson

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When You Find Yourself in A Hole, Stop Digging and Start Innovating

The need to continually improve manufacturing is clear. The need to know when to stop pursuing incremental improvement and to go after significant innovation must be made clearer.  Disruptions and crises provide an opportunity to rethink manufacturing systems and strategies.

Key Take-Aways

-   What are we entitled to expect from our current manufacturing process?

-   What do we do when our current process will never meet our needs?

-   How do we make the case for significant or disruptive innovation?

-   How do we select the innovation?

-   How do we successfully execute on the innovation we bring forward?

 

Supply Chain Risk Management Policies & Strategies

SPEAKERS

David Fortes
Director, Manufacturing Operations, Intel Corporation

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Supply Chain Risk Management Policies & Strategies

Threats to your supply chain due to counterfeit supply or malicious intent is ever present. Having a SCRM policy/strategy can mitigate risk to your organization, Brand reputation, and your end customers. Ensuring genuine and authentic products are manufactured, tested, delivered & deployed to your end-customers and into organizations that protect US interests requires SCRM policies/strategies.

 

Key Take-Aways

  • Understand the importance of developing & deploying SCRM policies/strategies within your organization
  • Validate your SCRM policies/strategies with a 3rd party Subject Matter Expert
  • Audit your Supply Chain against your SCRM policy, identify GAPs, and Deploy Counter-Measures
  • Create SCRM mind-set and cultural shift in your organization