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. 
At IMPACT you can customize your schedule and choose topics from 3 different tracks to fit your specific needs and challenges.
Take control of your learning experience and design your own agenda! 

                                                           PROGRAM 4 KEY THEMES

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

Continuous Improvement

  • Innovative Application to Lean & Six Sigma Processes
  • Successful Continuous Improvement Strategies
  • Ensuring Sustainability of Programs
  • Workplace Motivation for Continuous Improvement   

Plant & Facilities Management

  • Automation of Packaging and Filling Operations
  • Manufacturing Execution System- Is it worth it?
  • New Technologies for Plant Optimization
  • How Best to Run an Optimization Project? 

Leadership, Innovation & Digital Manufacturing

  • Leadership Planning and Development: Influencing Without Authority
  • Product Development & Innovation: Quality, Intelligent Design, Verification Processes and Return on Investment
  • Risk Management
  • Leveraging Technology for Real -Time RCCA (Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action) Events
  • How to Economically “Hook Up” Factory Machines: Low Cost Approach to The Internet of Things

​Workforce & Talent Management

  • Improving Current Employee Engagement and Productivity Levels
  • Streamlining Production Processes to Reduce Costs and Meet Production Goals
  • How to Attract Millennials into Perceived Lower Tech Manufacturing Careers
  • Skills Needed for Smart Manufacturing

Plus attendees will receive full acccess to Food & Beverage Manufacturing track! 

Click on the link to learn more about our Co-located Food & Beverage Event http://www.impactfoodspring.com/

Breakout Presentations

Lean Six Sigma – Deployment from the Middle

SPEAKERS

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

Leadership Planning and Development: Influencing Without Authority

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Henri Lee
Vice President of Quality & Service, AIC

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Leadership Planning and Development: Influencing Without Authority

The presentation will address 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 the vision and objectives happen in time. Academic stuff will not be brought up for discussion, but presenting really practical and successful way in daily business matter. Presentation will be aiming to inspire audiences in learning processes of getting into very point of core value of leadership without direct line authorization get involved.

Key Take-Aways

- Introduction of nature of leadership

Planning and development

Visionary approach: capacity to transform vision into reality

Inspirational approach: empower people from here to there

Take-charge approach: be presence of effective leader

Setting up a World Class Associate Engagement System

SPEAKERS

Bill Kirchmeir
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!

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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NEW PRODUCT INTRODUCTION: A HIGH QUALITY AND SUSTAINABLE LAUNCH APPROACH

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.