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

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

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 and provide your input on the Summit's agenda, please email luciacontreras@quartzb2b.com.

The IMPACT Spring Educational Program will include:

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

PLUS

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

AND

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

Breakout Presentations

NEW PRODUCT INTRODUCTION: A HIGH QUALITY AND SUSTAINABLE LAUNCH APPROACH

SPEAKERS

Yassir Shanshal
Sr. Director of Quality & Continuous Improvement, Oshkosh Corporation

Details

NEW PRODUCT INTRODUCTION: A HIGH QUALITY AND SUSTAINABLE LAUNCH APPROACH

Initial product quality often sets product market performance. This presentation will focus on the three aspects of a
successful deployment of a Quality Launch Process (QLP): 1) cultural aspect, 2) technical approach and 3) sustainability
process. A business case will be presented highlighting the successes associated with the deployment of the new QLP
at Oshkosh Corporation.

  • Provide an understanding of the key control factors to ensure successful deployment of a QLP
  • Offer up a methodology with examples for a successful QLP
  • Provide a case study depicting the processes and highlighting the successes
THE RETIREMENT CLIFF: SUSTAINABILITY AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

SPEAKERS

Don Dunkers
Vice President, Manufacturing Operations, Bayer Corporation

Details

THE RETIREMENT CLIFF: SUSTAINABILITY AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

A large number of employees can and will retire in the next 5-10 years. Key knowledge and many years of experience will go with them without forethought and planning. Replacing people is not good enough, there needs to be a program of knowledge retention

  • Description of the problem-the looming demographic shift of baby boomers leaving the workforce
  • Creating a talent pipeline to replace those retirees
  • Knowledge management-insuring that new ideas arrive but tribal knowledge is not lost
CREATING A SUSTAINABLE AND POWERFUL CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT CULTURE

SPEAKERS

Eric Pope
VP of Operations, US Synthetic

Details

CREATING A SUSTAINABLE AND POWERFUL CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT CULTURE

The shop floor is a reflection of leadership and your leadership is perfectly designed to produce exactly what you have. As organizations transform from traditional operational philosophies to lean philosophies they often overlook the critical step of transforming their leadership system (philosophies, roles, work etc.) in order to engage the hearts and minds of the organization and establish a culture of continuous improvement. 
  • The key to continuous improvement sustainability is to change your culture.
  • Leaders will create culture either on accident or on purpose.
  • Culture can and should be designed.
  • In a continuous improvement culture, it is a leader's role to create a circumstance where employees can effectively see and solve problems.

 

BOLD WORK OUT: THE EVOLUTION OF ENHANCING TEAM CULTURE

SPEAKERS

Amedio Palmieri
Executive Director of Manufacturing & Operations, Lenovo

Details

BOLD WORK OUT: THE EVOLUTION OF ENHANCING TEAM CULTURE

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.  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 culture event!

  • Active Senior Leader Engagement & Investment 
  • BOLD Targets >50% Improvement In 90 Days
  • Employee Engagement & Empowerment 
  • Real Time Leader Decision Making
  • Accountability & Follow Through
BUILDING A BALANCED PRODUCTIVITY PERFORMANCE PLAN

SPEAKERS

Paul Cafaro
Director LSS, Quality, North America - Latin America, Valspar Corporation

Details

BUILDING A BALANCED PRODUCTIVITY PERFORMANCE PLAN

Is productivity an organizational activity?  This session will provide an overview of how to expand Lean Six Sigma productivity efforts to drive transformational improvement and further unlock shareholder value.  Attendees will gain insight into Valspar's journey and strategy to adaptable methods, flexible learning, and functional engagement.  

  • Attendees will walk away with some best practices for accelerating value from improved effectiveness and efficiency with organizational improvement strategies focused on:
  • Operational Excellence - Reducing cost, improving quality, and driving world-class safety performance.
  • Transactional Excellence - Improving efficiency and reducing defects in Finance, IT, HR, and Procurement.
  • Commercial Excellence - Reducing margin and pocket price erosion through price value capture.
  • Design Excellence - Identifying and targeting variability with advanced data science that will lower the cost of poor quality.