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Smart Mfg Seminar Series



 
Digital Transformation - May

Smart Manufacturing: The Digital Transformation


May 24, 2016
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

NextEnergy
461 Burroughs St.
Detroit, MI 48202

Secured parking is available off Burroughs St. (between 2nd Ave and Cass). Parking Fee of $7.50. Click here for directions.

Digitization of manufacturing impacts every aspect of your operations and supply chain. Attend this one-day event and hear from the experts how smart manufacturing technologies connect design, planning, production and distribution to drive process improvements, reduce operational costs and increase efficiencies.

Why Attend?

  • Learn how industrial IoT optimizes resources throughout the enterprise and reduces production costs
  • Learn how big data and analytics change the way manufacturers work
  • Hear from experts how IIoT strategies and technologies will deliver enterprise transformation and value>

Event Agenda (PDF)

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Registration and Networking

8:30 AM – 8:40 AM
Opening Remarks

John Fleming John Fleming
Executive Vice President Global Manufacturing & Labor Affairs (Retired)
Ford Motor Company

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8:45 AM – 9:30 AM
Keynote Presentation

It's All About the "&": GE’s Brilliant Factory Initiative


Robert D. Borchelt, Ph.D. Robert D. Borchelt, Ph.D.
Industrial Solutions - Brilliant Factory IT
Leader CIO - Advanced Mfg Deployment
General Electric

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  Bart Weihl Bart Weihl
Executive - Global Operations, Advanced Mfg Initiatives Group
General Electric

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A Brilliant Factory must be Lean AND Digital. The digital thread of data drives productivity across all functions of the business and establishes a digital twin of products and processes that can be tuned to optimize performance of both our products in the field and in our own factories. We will discuss and define how the digital thread concept improves manufacturing productivity, driving continuous improvement efforts with real actionable data. The granularity and quality of the data also enables creation of predictive analytics that create a truly "brilliant" factory. "Operations Excellence" enabled and empowered by the "Industrial Internet of Things", it's all about the "&"...

 

9:35 AM – 10:05 AM

Manufacturing in the Digital World


Fred Thomas Fred Thomas
DELMIA Industry Marketing Director
Dassault Systèmes

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Manufacturing has had a long history of change. From the early days of steam-powered machines to high volume assembly lines to automation and computer systems, technology has played a central role in driving innovation. Today, a new transformation is in process – the digitization of design, execution and optimization of the production process. Collaboration has taken on a new role, given the wide reach today’s digital world can support. Crowd sourced designs, open source production and new distribution models all point to a need for a new systems architecture to support this new world of opportunity.

Join this session to learn what advances already exist in the world of digital design, modeling and prototyping that are accelerating new product introduction, expanding the scope of traceability initiatives and are enabling greater levels of continuous process improvement. Each of these advances are benefiting from the digital age we are now part of. Those manufacturers that embrace this change stand to benefit significant new advantages in the future.

 

10:10 AM – 10:40 AM

Using the Cloud to Deliver Manufacturing Knowledge Provides Widespread Access to Expert Recommendations


Chuck Mathews Chuck Mathews
Managing Director & Cloud Evangelist
MachiningCloud, Inc.

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This session will focus on the future of cutting tools in Industry 4.0 and MachiningCloud’s ability to deliver up-to-date cutting tool manufacturers’ product knowledge and data, as well as fast-track cutting tool selection, CNC programming, simulation and shop floor operations.

 

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM

Transforming the Launch Process for New Products


Doug MacDonald Doug Macdonald
Product Marketing Director
Aras

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  Isaiah Kincaid Isaiah Kincaid
Electrical Engineer
Carlisle Brake & Friction

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The pace of developing and producing tomorrow’s next generation connected products requires the integration of processes and data across numerous manufacturing and engineering teams now more than ever.

A key challenge for many organizations has been the fragmented systems supporting critical tasks such as the manufacturing bill of materials, process planning, work instructions, quality and test, etc. This lack of integration is further complicated by last minute engineering changes, leading to costly delays and rework. Working with numerous experts at leading automotive and aerospace companies, Aras has developed a new and different approach to supporting manufacturing engineering by creating the first set of fully connected applications.

This session uses real world scenarios to show the benefits that can be achieved today through faster development of manufacturing and quality plans by streamlining the entire process from design to the shop floor and across the supply chain.

11:20 AM – 11:50 AM

Future Factories: A Tidal Wave of Change is Coming


David Brousell David Brousell
Global Vice President Research & Editorial Director, Manufacturing Leadership Council
Frost & Sullivan

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Over the next five years, a tidal wave of digital change is coming that will engulf manufacturers’ production and assembly processes, the state of plant floor devices and equipment, how design relates to production, and how companies interact with their suppliers and customers. This fourth industrial revolution, called Manufacturing 4.0, will require manufacturing leaders to rethink every aspect of their businesses, from worker skills, to organizational structures, and to how they themselves lead. But make no mistake: along with the challenges there will be great opportunities ahead for companies that successfully embrace Manufacturing 4.0. In this session, Brousell will present the latest Manufacturing Leadership Council research on Manufacturing 4.0.

11:50 AM – 12:50 PM
Lunch

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Keynote Presentation

Big Data and Analytics: Driving Innovation to the Next Level


Paul Ballew Paul Ballew
Global Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Global Data Insight & Analytics
Ford Motor Company

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1:50 PM – 2:20 PM

Answering the Digital Call: Small Steps, Big Difference


Tom Elswick Tom Elswick
Digital Factory USA
Siemens Industry, Inc.

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Manufacturing organizations are often overwhelmed by the buzz around IoT, the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Smart Manufacturing. Many feel they're just not set up for this new era. In this presentation, attendees will learn how organizations – large and small – have answered the digital call. Elswick will discuss real world examples of ways to map the right approach, to determine effective first steps, and to sell management on investing in plant floor operations to ensure short and long-term competitive advantage.

2:25 PM – 2:40 PM
Break

2:45 PM – 3:15 PM
Panel Discussion

Smart Manufacturing: Transitioning Your Workforce - Are You Ready?


Dennis Thompson Dennis Thompson
Director of Workforce Development
Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovations Institute (DMDII)

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  Gail Norris Gail Norris
Director, Technical Learning Services & Digital Factory Division
Siemens

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Jeannine Kunz Jeannine Kunz
Director, Tooling U-SME
SME

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Have you mapped out your Smart Manufacturing talent needs? The pace of innovation and new technology may be intimidating but the panel will discuss the importance of identifying and executing the right talent, skill set and workforce initiatives.

3:20 PM – 3:50 PM

Achieving Manufacturing Excellence, Implementing a Multi-Plant MES Solution for the UK’s Largest Automaker


Ramesh Subramanian Ramesh Subramanian
MES Practice Head
TATA Technologies

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Join Tata Technologies to learn what’s required to successfully implement an international, multi-plant MES solution, using the UK’s largest automaker as a case study. We’ll include our predictions for the future of the MES market and what’s most important to OEMs.


3:55 PM – 4:40 PM
Panel Discussion

Smart Manufacturing: Setting a Strategy for Success


Rachel Lecrone Rachel Lecrone
Director of Manufacturing IT and Industrial Controls
Cummins

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  Dr. Al Salour Dr. Al Salour
Technical Fellow and Enterprise Leader for the Networking-Enabled Manufacturing Technologies
Boeing
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Robert D. Borchelt, Ph.D. Robert D. Borchelt, Ph.D.
Industrial Solutions - Brilliant Factory IT
Leader CIO - Advanced Mfg Deployment
General Electric

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  Bart Weihl Bart Weihl
Executive - Global Operations, Advanced Mfg Initiatives Group
General Electric

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Panelists will discuss the key aspects of Cummins, Boeing and GE’s IoT strategies, how they gained stakeholder acceptance, and what they consider best practices.

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Closing Remarks

John Fleming John Fleming
Executive Vice President Global Manufacturing & Labor Affairs (Retired)
Ford Motor Company

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Who Should Attend?

Plant managers, technologists, product designers, manufacturing engineers, control engineers, quality managers, IT and OT professionals, CIOs/CTOs, and others interested in utilizing advanced manufacturing technologies to streamline design and production, reduce time to market, and build more efficient processes and operations.

Cost to Attend

Pricing Information SME Members Non-Members Academia Government/Military*
(15% discount as shown below)
Member/Non-Member
Full-Time Students**
(50% discount as shown below)
Member/Non-Member
Seminar $595 $695 $505.75/$590.75 $297.50/$347.50

*Academic, Military & Government Pricing: To qualify for the reduced rate you must submit a letter on appropriate military/government letterhead signed by your Commanding Officer or supervisor to the SME Registrar. Educators may submit either a letter on university letterhead signed by the dean or registrar confirming status or a class schedule inclusive of the institution/year/instructor.

**Full-Time Students: To qualify for student rates, submit a letter on university letterhead signed by the dean or registrar confirming full-time student status or provide a copy of your student I.D. to the SME Registrar.

Interested in sponsoring or speaking at the event? Contact Christine Longroy, at 800.733.3976 ext. 3137 or clongroy@sme.org.

Advisory Committee

  • John Fleming, Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing and Labor Affairs (Retired), Ford Motor Company
  • Dr. Michael Grieves, Executive Director, Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovative Design, Florida Institute of Technology
  • Jay Lee, Ohio Eminent Scholar, L.W. Scott Alter Chair, and Distinguished University Professor, Dept. of Mechanical and Materials, University of Cincinnati
  • Dennis Thompson, President and Managing Partner, Equus Partners LLC; Director of Workforce Development, Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovations Institute (DMDII)

Event Sponsors


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