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Panel: Increasing Cooperation with Purchasing, HR, IT, Product Development and Supply Chain Teams

  • How can organizations realistically work towards a “one business, one goal” mentality?
  • Discussing ways to align the actions of front-line workers with the company’s corporate values and goals from the top down and the bottom up
  • Offering best practices to eliminate silos within support organizations to advance the innovation trajectory

Moderator:

Alistair Hirst, SVP Global Supply Chain, Kellogg Company

Alistair Hirst has been Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Kellogg Company, since 2012. He is also a member of the company’s Global Leadership Team. Mr. Hirst joined Kellogg Company in 1984 as a Food Technologist at the Springs, South Africa plant. While at the facility, he was promoted to Quality Assurance Manager and Production Manager. In 1993, he accepted an assignment at the company’s Botany, Australia plant as Production Manager. In 1994, he returned to South Africa when he was promoted to Plant Manager, and in 1997, he was named Director, Supply Chain at the facility. Mr. Hirst relocated to the Manchester, England facility in 2001 when promoted to Director, Procurement, and in 2004, he was named European Logistics Director. In January 2005, he relocated to the U.S. when promoted to Vice President, Global Procurement. Mr. Hirst was promoted to Senior Vice President, Snacks Supply Chain in January 2008 and to Senior Vice President, North America Supply Chain in October 2011.

Panelists:

Ebly Sanchez, Director Volvo Production System – Region Americas, Volvo Trucks North America

Ebly Sanchez has worked in the Volvo Group  since 2008 both in Sweden and in USA mainly in the area of Continuous Improvement. Before 2008, he worked for the Ford Motor Company for almost 20 years in several areas of manufacturing including quality, production, manufacturing engineering, new product launches and general operation management in USA and South America, particularly Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela. Currently, Ebly has overall responsibility for Continuous Improvement in Region Americas including strategy, deployment, and coaching for the whole organization including Manufacturing, Sales/Marketing, Purchasing, Product Development and the support organizations such as HR, Group IT, logistics, customer service, business control and financial services.

Susan Freije, VP Quality Assurance, Benjamin Moore

As part of the Senior Management team, Susan is responsible for leadership in all areas of Quality Systems, Color and Product Standards, Customer Satisfaction, and Supplier Quality Management. Her team is focused on developing processes and standard practices to assure quality across the supply chain, from supplier materials, through Product Development, on to Manufacturing and Distribution, and finally at the customer level. Susan’s additional area of focus is leading the Continuous Improvement effort. This team, working with the entire Operations organization, implements standards of excellence to improve efficiency and effectiveness measured using metrics. Susan came to Benjamin Moore in 2013 after a long career as Director of Quality Systems at Colgate-Palmolive. During her tenure at Colgate, Susan developed and implemented the company’s first Good Manufacturing Practices initiative and subsequent audit program of more than 60 sites around the world. 

Jorge Perez, GE Aviation Supply Chain Growth Playbook Leader, GE Aviation

Jorge joined GE in 2001 and is a graduate of the Operations Management Leadership program. He has amassed broad experience across Aviation including Engine Assembly, Overhaul, Systems and Component Manufacturing. Roles ranged from front line leader, black belt and operational leader to plant leader at three different supply chain sites. This positioned him well to lead the strategic initiatives including ‘Brilliant Factory’ for GE Aviation Supply Chain. In addition, he has a demonstrated track record of delivering results in uncertain times and growing and developing strong diverse teams. Jorge has a bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston University. Outside of GE, he enjoys spending time with his wife Caroline and two young daughters Gabriella and Sophia. He is an avid runner and enjoys training for marathons.

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Implementing Layered Process Audits to Validate Quality Management and Improve Customer Satisfaction

  • Discussing how to prevent quality management programs from growing complacent over time
  • Walking through how different tiers of management can engage with the quality management process at varied, regular intervals to maintain motivation and a fresh set of eyes to identify and mitigate challenges before they impact the customer
  • Offering best practices to reinforce continuous improvement in quality management to prevent backsliding and improve end-product performance

Eric R. Branyan oversees the complex international network of suppliers that provide critical hardware for the F-35 program. He was most recently Vice President, F-35 Aircraft Production Business Unit, responsible for global F-35 production and for the full life cycle of production aircraft from proposal of long lead components through delivery to operational bases. Key elements supporting F-35 production include: program operations, supply chain, affordability, tooling, and quality. Mr. Branyan has also held the position of Vice President & Deputy General Manager responsible for the overall execution of the F-35 development across tri-company team and suppliers, and F-35 Air System Development. His responsibilities also included leadership of 1,900 technical professionals across Air System Integration, Air Vehicle Development and Mission Systems.

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Utilizing the Digital Industrial Transformation to Gain a Competitive Advantage

In this presentation given at NAMES17, Jay Ford, Director of Membership for UI Labs at DMDII, and Paul Boris, VP Industry Solutions at GE Digital discuss how GE leveraged digital transformation to drive over $700 Million of cost out of their operations. Viewers will learn about the next generation operational capabilities enabled by IIoT technologies, and understand how to better reduce production costs, be more effective with existing resources, and control production schedules in manufacturing operations.

Jay Ford is the Director of Membership for UI LABS, a Chicago based innovation accelerator that brings Universities, Industry, and Government together to deliver solutions to tomorrow’s challenges.  Jay is charged with recruiting the best and brightest Industrial leaders to join UI LABS Digital Manufacturing Design and Innovation Institute.  DMDII brings together technical experts, entrepreneurs, executives, investors, and leaders in government to reimagine the challenges they face and to guide them toward solutions that will drive innovation in their industries. Before devoting his work fulltime to UI LABS, Jay served in senior leadership roles with software and hardware startups in Silicon Valley and Chicago.  In addition to his day job at UI LABS, Jay leads the UI LABS running club –  better known as the Goose Island Rat Dodgers, he maintains and races a vintage Miata, and care takes of a flock of nineteen chickens and two ducks. 

Paul Boris joined GE in 2014 as CIO of Advanced Manufacturing, driving IT’s brilliant factory strategy by using big data, software, sensors, controllers and robotics to increase productivity and deliver asset and operations optimization. In early 2016, with the creation of the GE Digital business, Paul stepped into a new role as Head of Manufacturing Industries for GE Digital. Paul’s focus in this role is to define and enable GE’s commercial strategy for Brilliant Manufacturing by working with companies to accelerate their own digital transformation.

Interview – Jim Freaner, Senior Director, Advanced Technology Services
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Interview – Jim Freaner, Senior Director, Advanced Technology Services

At the 2017 edition of the North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit, Jim Freaner shared his thoughts on how people, processes, and technologies are changing in relation to predictive maintenance.

Celebrating Operational Excellence – A Presentation from the Shingo Institute
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Celebrating Operational Excellence – A Presentation from the Shingo Institute

Ken Snyder, Executive Director of The Shingo Institute and Executive Dean of the Jon M. Huntman School of Business at Utah State University gave the Day One closing keynote presentation at NAMES17:

  • Offering an overview of the past, present, and future of The Shingo Institute and the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence
  • How has the Shingo Model changed over the years to focus on building sustainable cultures of excellence rather than generating a short-term moment of peak performance?
  • Discussing the ‘Benchmark Companies’ that have continued to improve after winning a Shingo Prize. – What do they have in common and what can we learn from them?
  • Understanding that culture change is about evolution, not revolution. How should organizations best embrace incremental change and hold onto improvements in the long-term?
  • Showcasing case studies of the Shingo Model in action. What can manufacturing executives take away from these examples?

Ken Snyder, the executive dean and chief administrative officer of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, recently joined the Shingo Institute as the executive director. Mr. Snyder has served as a member of the Shingo Executive Advisory Board for the past seven years and has intimate knowledge of the Institute and its history. Mr. Snyder developed an interest in Japanese business practices while living in Japan during the time he was a student. His interest led him to major in Japanese history and then to pursue an MBA for the purpose of working with a Japanese business expanding to the United States. Inspired by the work of Professor Mike Yoshino and Professor William Ouchi, Mr. Snyder wrote his master’s thesis on “Applying Japanese Business Practices in American Companies.” Mr. Snyder has served as a member of the Shingo Executive Advisory Board since 2009, and as a Shingo examiner since 2010. He was named chairman of the Shingo board and executive director of the Shingo Institute in 2015.

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Interview – Frank McCrady, President/CEO of EMCID


With nearly 30 years of experience in economic development and banking, Frank McCrady has spent 14 of those years as EMCID’s President and CEO, elevating East Montgomery County through strategic planning to a community ready for growth. Under his leadership, development has soared and sales tax revenue for the 158-square mile improvement district has increased by more than 200 percent, from $2.5 million in 2002 to $7.7 million in 2015. Current retail and entertainment projects underway stand to further financial success for the District and the community in the form of job creation, additional business recruiting tools, expanded services, community grants and scholarships for local youth.

McCrady was elected in November 2015 to serve as the Western Region Director of the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC), the oldest and largest regional economic development association in North America. The SEDC is comprised of 17 states in the southern United States and the District of Columbia. As Western Region Director, McCrady will lend a strong voice for economic leadership to Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. This is the second time McCrady has been elected to the position; he served a one-year term in 2008.

Prior to taking over the leadership position at EMCID, McCrady served as the Deputy Director of Community and Economic Development for Salt Lake City, the Executive Director of the Tulsa Economic Development Corporation and as Operations Manager of Riggs National Bank in Washington, D.C. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserve and retired as a lieutenant colonel after 28 years.

McCrady graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BS in Finance and Banking. He received his MBA from Webster University in St. Louis, MO. McCrady also attended the United States Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, KS and took the Advanced Operations and Warfighter course, completed studies at the United States Army War College in Pennsylvania, and he took on additional coursework at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.

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Digital Manufacturing in the Medical Device Industry


In this presentation Dean Kossila, Sr. Principle Business Solution Architect of Medtronic, and Frank Platt, Senior Director of Solution Management and Manufacturing of SAP, speak about:

  • Managing operations in real-time delivers a strategic advantage
  • Plant to enterprise integration speeds information flow
  • Touchscreen operations replace paper based processes
  • Quality management and guided procedures assure compliant manufacturing
  • Automated data collection minimizes errors
  • The growing importance of traceability

Dean Kossila is a senior principle business solution architect for Medtronic. Dean’s primary responsibility is the strategic direction and blueprint design for supply chain and manufacturing solutions globally for Medtronic. Previously, Dean was Sr. IT manager responsible for the deployment of SAP manufacturing solutions globally. Medtronic has plants in Asia, Europe, North and Central America running SAP Mii and SAP Me with footprint expanding yearly. Dean has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from North Dakota state University, and a master’s degree in software engineering from the University of St. Thomas St. Paul Minnesota. Dean is married with with three children, two grandchildren and is an avid baseball fan having played collegiately at NDSU.

Frank Platt is a Senior Director for SAP in the solutions area: Line of Business – Manufacturing. He joined SAP in 2005 as a part of the acquisition of Lighthammer, where he served as VP Sales and Marketing from its’ inception. Prior to Lighthammer, Frank served in Sales, Marketing and Management roles for a number of leading plant automation solution providers, including ABB, Bailey Controls and Leeds and Northrup. He has deep background in sensors, controls, process automation, and enterprise software. His current activities support the SAP manufacturing strategy across the globe, with a focus on the SAP MII solution.

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Discover the ROI of Operational Excellence: An Executive Discussion

In this keynote presentation at NAMES17, Phil McIntyre, Managing Director of Client Development for Performance Solutions by Milliken, shares his experience with making the most out of a lean journey.

Phil McIntyre has been with Milliken over 29 years in leadership roles encompassing both the business and manufacturing arenas. He successfully led several business units within Milliken & Company to profitable growth and financial sustainability, as well as the Performance Products Division Milliken Performance System implementation. Phil was Director of Cost Improvement, and he also spent time as the Pursuit of Excellence Director responsible for integrating customer needs with manufacturing and business capability. Early in his career, Phil worked in several different manufacturing locations for Milliken & Company across the southeast. He credits this early diversity in job responsibility and scope as the beginning of his in-depth knowledge of continuous improvement, his appreciation for sustainable, empowered safety processes and systems, and the criticality of establishing the right financial metrics to drive the right behavior.

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Interview – Mike Bacidore, Editor-in-Chief, Control Design

Mike Bacidore is chief editor of Control Design and has been an integral part of the Putman Media editorial team since 2007. Previously, he was editorial director at Hughes Communications and a portfolio manager of the human resources and labor law areas at Wolters Kluwer. Bacidore holds a BA from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He is an award-winning columnist, earning multiple regional and national awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors.

Working With Organized Labor to Build Better Businesses Together
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Working With Organized Labor to Build Better Businesses Together


In this interview Shawn Otto, Beam Suntory’s Regional Human Resources and Labor Relations Director, answers questions related to his recent presentation at the North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit:

Working With Organized Labor to Build Better Businesses Together

  • Offering an overview of the realities of manufacturing with a unionized workforce
  • Understanding what corporate leadership, shopfloor management, union leadership, and the frontline workers all want and need from one another in a healthy working environment
  • Discussing common stumbling blocks and points of conflict between parties in search of common goals: How do you find win-win scenarios out of what at first seemed to be zero-sum games?
  • Demonstrating that coordination, communication, and cooperation can build competitive advantage through improved productivity and performance
  • What can we do today that we could not do yesterday, and what are we going to be able to do tomorrow that we cannot do today?

Shawn Otto is responsible for Labor Relations and Human Resources for all of Beam Suntory’s Kentucky manufacturing facilities including Clermont, Boston, Frankfort, and Loretto sites. Prior to joining Beam Suntory, Shawn worked for the Ford Motor Company for twenty years in roles of increasing responsibility in and out of the United States in both Labor Relations and Human Resources. Shawn completed a Masters of Science in Education from the University of Louisville, during which time he held a full-time position at General Electric for three years.

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Interview – Shane Yount on Leadership, Performance, and Developing Your Team

 

Shane Yount, Principal and Author with Competitive Solutions, sat down for a few minutes at the 2017 edition of the North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit. Be sure to also watch Shane’s full workshop presentation, “Business Bootcamp – Driving Greater Execution, Engagement, and Ultimately Earnings!” for more insights.

Shane A. Yount is a nationally recognized author, consultant, and principal of Competitive Solutions, Inc., an international Business Transformation consulting and software firm. Shane’s team pioneered the acclaimed organizational governance system known as Process Based Leadership® (PBL) – A robust governance methodology designed to create a sustainable cadence of clarity, connectivity, and consistency. Shane’s ability to diagnose inefficient governance models and quickly design and deploy solutions that accelerate and amplify team performance has made him and his firm long-term partners with such organizations as Genentech, Pfizer, Alcon, Roche, GSK, Meridian Medical Technologies, and many others. Since 1991, Shane has led the offices of Competitive Solutions, Inc. while publishing three best-selling business novels. His latest novel, Leading Your Business Forward is required reading within many leadership development curriculums being taught within industry today.

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Business Bootcamp – Driving Greater Execution, Engagement, and Ultimately Earnings!

At NAMES17, Shane Yount of Competitive Solutions asked his audience, “Are you ready to accurately assess your teams, your leaders, and your performance?”

For 25 years, Competitive Solutions, Inc. has been taking organizations through Business Bootcamp with some pretty dramatic results. Learn how to:

  • Drive Business Acumen at a tactical level
  • Move accountability from a concept to a practice and elevate expectations of engagement
  • Eliminate hours of meetings a week by recalibrating intent
  • Moving from abstract OPEX tools to business critical necessities
  • What are the eight essential elements of 21st century leaders?
Impacts of Cultural Change in Under-Performing Facilities
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Impacts of Cultural Change in Under-Performing Facilities

Michael Brice, VP Offset Operations at INX International Ink Co., led a roundtable lunch-and-learn discussion entitled, “Impacts of Cultural Change in Under-Performing Facilities” at the 2017 edition of the North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit. In this video he shares why he chose this topic and how the lunch conversation went.

Michael Brice is a 31-year printing ink industry veteran.  He has served in every capacity:  lab technician, colormatching, manufacturing, inplant technician and management, sales and senior level management.  Mike became Chief Operating Officer of Superior Printing Inks in 2000 and named is President and COO in 2003.  He also worked in the energy sector and then for Squid Ink Manufacturing for two years until he joined INX International Ink Company in Nov, 2011.  Michael has served INX in a sales capacity as well as organizing and managing INX’s North American distribution effort.  Mike was appointed Director of Offset Operations in 2012 and then, his current position, as Vice President of Offset Operations in 2013.

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Generate Value from Plant Floor Data with AI and the Digital Twin

In this interview Syed Hoda, Sight Machine’s CMO, discusses how AI and digital twins are making plant floor data useful to manufacturers in whole new ways.

Syed Hoda has served in leadership roles, on three different continents, at both start-up and large technology companies, including Cisco, Scality, ParStream, and IBM. Syed received an MBA from Emory University and an undergraduate in Industrial Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

How Companies and Communities Find Success Together
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How Companies and Communities Find Success Together

Frank McCrady attended the 2016 edition of the Biomanufacturing World Summit. In this interview, he shares some of his thoughts about what companies are looking for when they are evaluating where they want to do business and who they want to do business with.

With nearly 30 years of experience in economic development and banking, Frank McCrady has spent 14 of those years as EMCID’s President and CEO, elevating East Montgomery County through strategic planning to a community ready for growth. Under his leadership, development has soared and sales tax revenue for the 158-square mile improvement district has increased by more than 200 percent, from $2.5 million in 2002 to $7.7 million in 2015. Current retail and entertainment projects underway stand to further financial success for the District and the community in the form of job creation, additional business recruiting tools, expanded services, community grants and scholarships for local youth.

McCrady was elected in November 2015 to serve as the Western Region Director of the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC), the oldest and largest regional economic development association in North America. The SEDC is comprised of 17 states in the southern United States and the District of Columbia. As Western Region Director, McCrady will lend a strong voice for economic leadership to Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. This is the second time McCrady has been elected to the position; he served a one-year term in 2008.

Prior to taking over the leadership position at EMCID, McCrady served as the Deputy Director of Community and Economic Development for Salt Lake City, the Executive Director of the Tulsa Economic Development Corporation and as Operations Manager of Riggs National Bank in Washington, D.C. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserve and retired as a lieutenant colonel after 28 years.

McCrady graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BS in Finance and Banking. He received his MBA from Webster University in St. Louis, MO. McCrady also attended the United States Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, KS and took the Advanced Operations and Warfighter course, completed studies at the United States Army War College in Pennsylvania, and he took on additional coursework at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.