The Importance of Leadership in Manufacturing
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The Importance of Leadership in Manufacturing

Illustrating the importance of leaders during crises and rapidly evolving circumstances. What have we learned in the last two years? Offering new ideas and best practices to do reviews remotely and win buy-in from a distributed workforce How has workforce culture evolved, and what initiatives are we moving forward with to shape and influence the culture we need for the future? What should other organizations leadership take away from our experience? — Brian Krinock SVP, Vehicle Manufacturing & Production Engineering Toyota Brian Krinock is a senior vice-president at Toyota Motor North America. He oversees the manufacturing operations of eight vehicle…

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Supply Chain for the Future
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Supply Chain for the Future

Supply Chains reinvented and implications for critical capabilities and Talent Key forces and trends driving an opportunity and an obligation to attract, recruit and retain customers in new ways: Customer-driven Supply Chain now, and for future Supply Chain growth capabilities: Getting ahead of external forces How we operate and accelerate our journey to harness Supply Chain as a strategic advantage for J&J Supply Chain innovation and ecosystem: Building differentiated capabilities Talent Implications: Capabilities, competencies, and Skills needed for the future — Bart Talloen VP, Strategy Innovation & Deployment Johnson & Johnson Bart has a lot of drive, energy and passion…

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Manufacturing Operations: Before and After the IPO
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Manufacturing Operations: Before and After the IPO

How manufacturing operations leaders prepare for a Direct Listing / IPO Understanding and reinforcing the strengths and weaknesses of your manufacturing capabilities throughout the journey Sharing best practices and lessons learned in a rapidly growing company preparing to Direct List / IPO Simplifying your communications in manufacturing operations capabilities and bringing others on the journey — Stephanie Pullings Hart SVP, Operations Warby Parker Ms. Hart is currently the Senior Vice President of Operations at Warby Parker. During her tenure, Warby Parker went public through a direct listing, opened a second optical lab, and has maintained exceptional quality and customer service as…

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Next Level Continuous Improvement with a New Approach to Industrial Machine Learning
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Next Level Continuous Improvement with a New Approach to Industrial Machine Learning

Learn how industrial companies are avoiding the roadblocks to quickly deploying successful AI/machine learning and finding valuable new insights from their existing systems and data, as-is, with no prep required Hear how continuous improvement is supercharged with the power of machine learning to constantly monitor for new opportunities and ensure sustainable benefits Find out about a low touch, low risk way to quickly discover the available business value from industrial machine learning for your operations — Paul Boris President and COO Praemo Starting his career in operations and engineering at companies including GM, Paul recognized the opportunities to drive performance…

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The Labor and Talent We Need Now, Tomorrow, and in the Decades to Come
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The Labor and Talent We Need Now, Tomorrow, and in the Decades to Come

Who are the next generation of manufacturing professionals? Are we attracting and developing the talent we are going to need? Discussing how broadly speaking COVID-19 has changed the way people think about their work-life goals with a particular focus on what has changed for our existing workforce Walking through examples of internships, apprenticeships, and collaborations with educational institutions that deepen the pool of skilled workers Identifying the top-performers of the future and making special efforts to grow their skill sets, abilities, and responsibilities over time Novel approaches to cross-training, mentoring, coaching, and career management to keep your staff satisfied and…

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How to Succeed in an Ever-Changing Manufacturing Environment
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How to Succeed in an Ever-Changing Manufacturing Environment

Technology and consumer expectations change by the day, creating constant demands on manufacturing and supply chains. The key to success is having a strong foundation that can withstand the turmoil. Peter Gibbons, a manufacturing and supply chain leader turned CEO with four decades of experience in supply chain operations, will share strategies and lessons learned for establishing purpose and long-term success in an ever-changing business environment. — Peter Gibbons Group President Enterprise Operations 3M Company Peter Gibbons joined 3M in November 2021 as group president of Enterprise Operations, which brings together manufacturing, supply chain and customer operations, and is focused…

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Changing the Narrative: From Technology to Value Creation
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Changing the Narrative: From Technology to Value Creation

Global disruptions have accelerated the adoption of digital technologies in manufacturing and supply chains. Companies are developing strategies to prepare for the new normal leveraging technology but focusing on bottom line performance. In this session, hear IBM speak about systemic approaches to value creation in manufacturing and how companies are doing this successfully today. Specifically, IBM will discuss the need for: Strategy: Co-creating roadmap and practices to solve operational issues and improve metrics that matter Data: Connecting, capturing and analyzing the right data to drive innovation and optimization Scale: Looking beyond proof of concepts and implementing scalable solutions to drive manufacturing excellence and…

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“Made in America” as the Engine for High Performance Manufacturing Organizations and Satisfied Customers
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“Made in America” as the Engine for High Performance Manufacturing Organizations and Satisfied Customers

Reviewing the market forces driving global footprint optimization decision-making Asking the question, “What do my customers need, and how can I make that work?” Identifying and comparing the total cost of ownership in national and international operations Aligning manufacturing operations, supply chain strategies, and business-to-business communication practices to improve planning horizons, quality control, response times, versatility, and reliability Discussing what the next ten years look like as companies find a balance between offshoring, onshoring, nearshoring, reshoring, and rightshoring — Laura Phillips SVP, Global Sourcing & U.S. Manufacturing Walmart Laura Phillips is the Senior Vice President for Customer and Business Development,…

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Volkswagen’s Electric Vision for America – Transforming Our Chattanooga Factory into an Electric Vehicle Hub
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Volkswagen’s Electric Vision for America – Transforming Our Chattanooga Factory into an Electric Vehicle Hub

Volkswagen’s push to electric mobility in America and Chattanooga’s future key role Walking through the final stages of Chattanooga’s transformation – the localized assembly of Volkswagen’s ID.4 all-electric SUV Highlighting the importance of our workers as catalysts of EV change Sharing experiences and discussing what comes next — Chris Glover President and CEO Volkswagen Chattanooga Operations LLC Chris Glover is the new President and CEO at Volkswagen Chattanooga LLC, the company’s assembly plant in Tennessee. Glover assumed the role on January 1st and will lead the plant’s transformation and push towards electric mobility, starting with the localized production of the…

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Leadership Strategies to Survive Excel in a COVID and Post-COVID World
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Leadership Strategies to Survive Excel in a COVID and Post-COVID World

What are some of the unexpected lessons —good and bad— we have taken away from 2020 and 2021? Discussing examples of innovations created by necessity during the global pandemic that will continue on long into the future Taking this chapter in our working lives as an opportunity to re-evaluate, reconsider, and rethink some of the manufacturing processes and strategies we had in place before COVID-19 — Maciej Stawicki VP Global Manufacturing Procter & Gamble Maciej Stawicki is the P&G Global Manufacturing Vice President. He owns the Integrated Work System capability building program for 113 manufacturing sites across the globe. Stawicki…

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How to Create a Culture of Sustainable Change
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How to Create a Culture of Sustainable Change

Key steps for a successful business transformation — Vitor Gregorio President and CEO Bosch Thermotechnology North America Vitor Gregorio is the President and CEO of Bosch Thermotechnology, the North America HVAC division for German multi-conglomerate Robert Bosch. For more than 20 years, Vitor has been transforming the organization, making Bosch the leading brand in the HVAC industry in North America. Under Vitor’s leadership, Bosch Thermotechnology North America today serves a large and diverse set of commercial and residential customers with state-of-art and high-end solutions for heating, coolling and hot-water in all 50 states and Canada. In his current role as…

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Driving Change Through Leadership and Workforce Engagement to Build a Strong Culture of Execution
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Driving Change Through Leadership and Workforce Engagement to Build a Strong Culture of Execution

What is motivational intelligence, and how does Baker Hughes use it to make our people great? Illustrating how Baker Hughes approaches building teams in an organized, systemic, replicable way Creating organizational capabilities with scalable, measurable methods Aligning what we do with the overall mission of our organization What does leading a team built and organized in this fashion look like? Offering ideas and insights that other companies can apply to their own team development programs — Stephen Graham Manufacturing & Product Quality Excellence Executive Baker Hughes Stephen Graham is considered by many to be a Renaissance Man – he’s travelled…

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Establishing Manufacturing Leadership in the Digital Era
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Establishing Manufacturing Leadership in the Digital Era

Leaders in Manufacturing Leading Manufacturers How Google Cloud can help you and your organization lead? — Fabien Duboeuf Industry Manager, Manufacturing Google Cloud Leveraging his scientific background, his career started as a research scientist working on bacteria and enzymes in France, England and in the US. He learned to gather insights, design experiments to find creative solutions. Later as an entrepreneur, he learned that empathy and a customer centric approach lead to successful business outcomes. In his corporate career, he combined his scientific approach with customer skills at Elsevier, Autodesk, and Siemens guiding his customers through their digital  transformation to…

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