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Fireside Chat: Leadership and Manufacturing During COVID-19 and Beyond
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Fireside Chat: Leadership and Manufacturing During COVID-19 and Beyond

Illustrating how leadership shapes the way manufacturing organizations address challenges and opportunities Problem solving and the role of leadership in creating a culture of problem-solvers How have the day-to-day roles and responsibilities of senior leadership evolved in recent years? What is driving that change? Discussing the importance of staying connected with the issues and people you need to understand to make informed decisions and grow as a leader Creating leaders at all levels to build a bridge to the future, and what should we be doing right now to get there? — Gerald Johnson EVP of Global Manufacturing General Motors…

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Rethinking Manufacturing Processes to Improve Changeovers
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Rethinking Manufacturing Processes to Improve Changeovers

Discussing the challenges inherent in manufacturing L’Oreal’s wide range of products that are constantly evolving to meet the needs of consumers Imagining a world where changing from one product to another involved zero changeover in infrastructure and where facilities and systems continually reinvent themselves rather than grow outdated Making innovation one of our core values: What do we need to do in terms of people, processes, and technologies to transform the way we make our products? Showcasing our progress so far, discussing next steps, and offering ideas that other manufacturers can take away from our experience to date — Sergio…

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Keynote: Sustainability as a Priority Outcome of Our Operating Model
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Keynote: Sustainability as a Priority Outcome of Our Operating Model

Learning from corporate history and adapting to meet evolving external expectations Leveraging our operating model for optimum alignment through value stream improvement planning Analyzing and executing improvements across product lifecycles Reimaging data and analytics to empower our teams to reduce our impact Leveraging external partnerships to amplify positive impact — Rebecca Teeters VP of Environmental Strategies and Initiatives 3M Rebecca Powers Teeters, holds a PH.D., in Chemistry from the University of Missouri-Columbia and brings 20 plus years of dedication, commitment and leadership to 3M. She has served in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility over the course her career…

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Machine Health: Manufacturing Transformation from Day One, Not “One Day”
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Machine Health: Manufacturing Transformation from Day One, Not “One Day”

Hear how Machine Health enables leading manufacturers to harness the power of AI and machine learning to reduce unplanned downtime, improve OEE, and increase plant collaboration and productivity Why Machine Health is the key to digital transformation in manufacturing How leading manufacturers are seeing exponential value within weeks of deployment — Artem Kroupenev VP Strategy Augury Artem is VP Strategy at Augury, where he oversees Augury’s AI-based machine health, performance, and digital transformation solutions. He has over a decade of experience in technology, product, innovation, and business development, and has co-founded technology companies in Israel, New York, and West Africa….

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Industry 4.0 Trends and Thoughts: An Interview with Rick Davies of Siemens
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Industry 4.0 Trends and Thoughts: An Interview with Rick Davies of Siemens

At North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit 2019 last month in Chicago we spoke with Rick Davies, Siemens’ VP of Sales, CPG. He shared some of the common topics and issues he is discussing with manufacturing executives as they incorporate new and emerging technologies into their operations. He also talked about how Siemens is working with industry partners to help create the next generation of tools and solutions. — Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, is a leading global provider of software solutions to drive the digital transformation of industry, creating new opportunities for manufacturers…

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The Future of Work: Leading with Purpose and Resolve
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The Future of Work: Leading with Purpose and Resolve

Projecting your company’s brand and values to attract the kind of talent you want and need Demonstrating inspirational leadership amidst a global talent war Unlocking the potential of people: Entrepreneurial thinking as a catalyst to drive innovation Building the requirements of a connected business into a long-term investment strategy for learning and development Panelists: Carol Flack VP, Global Materials Dell Technologies Carol Flack is a Vice President with Dell’s Global Operations team and site leader for North Carolina. With revenues of $78 billion in FY18 and more than 140,000 people worldwide, Dell is the largest privately controlled technology company in…

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3D Printing that Transforms Supply Chains: An Interview with HP’s David Woodlock
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3D Printing that Transforms Supply Chains: An Interview with HP’s David Woodlock

At North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit 2019 last month in Chicago we spoke with David Woodlock, an Engineering Manager with HP 3D Printing. HP has an enormous supply chain organization supporting a business that ships more than two printers and PCs every second. To improve productivity, HP has invested in additive manufacturing capabilities not for rapid prototyping, but to remove the need to physically move parts from one place to another. If every facility can 3D print the parts it needs when it needs them, huge simplifications are brought to supply chain and manufacturing operations. HP has found great success…

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Recasting the Role of Manufacturing in Driving Consumer Satisfaction
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Recasting the Role of Manufacturing in Driving Consumer Satisfaction

How to ensure consumer centricity throughout an integrated supply chain The role of manufacturing within that integrated supply chain and the impact on consumer satisfaction The capabilities needed to succeed within a company with a global footprint — John Deitrich is the Vice President of Global Manufacturing at Kimberly-Clark. He is responsible for the strategic direction of K-C’s global manufacturing network, including designing and executing global performance standards, building capability in areas of competitive advantage, and overseeing third-party manufacturing. Since joining K-C in 1991, John has held roles of increasing responsibility across sectors and functions including Planning, Logistics, Plant Operations,…

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AI in Manufacturing – The Rise of the Augmented Human and the Thinking Machine
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AI in Manufacturing – The Rise of the Augmented Human and the Thinking Machine

At North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit 2019 last month in Chicago we spoke with Paul Boris, the President and COO of Praemo. In this interview, Paul shares his thoughts and experiences as one of the innovators at the forefront of bringing AI to manufacturers. — From managing assembly operations at General Motors as a co-op student, to working with the world’s largest industrial operators while a global VP for SAP, a CIO for GE and now President and COO of Praemo, Paul Boris is at the leading edge of driving the Digital Transformation of industry. Praemo is revolutionizing how industrial…

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Choosing the Right AI Tool for Frontline Workers: An Interview with Russ Fadel
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Choosing the Right AI Tool for Frontline Workers: An Interview with Russ Fadel

At North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit 2019 last month in Chicago we had a chance to speak with Russ Fadel, CEO and Co-Founder of Augmentir. There are so many IIoT tools coming onto the market as Industry 4.0 transforms the manufacturing sector. How should decision-makers choose the right solution for the challenges their operations are facing? How should they weigh their options? In this interview, Russ talks about the conversations he has had with manufacturers as they investigate the next generation of AI tools coming online. He also shares his insights into how these new capabilities should be tried and…

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The Intersection of Omnichannel Supply Chain and Manufacturing
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The Intersection of Omnichannel Supply Chain and Manufacturing

Minimizing inventory with an AI-enabled ERP Collaborating to reduce complexity and improve supplier performance Stimulating a culture of process innovation that reduces susceptibility to risk Discussing capacity management in the Digital Age: Continuous improvement and self-learning systems Ramesh Chikkala SVP, International Supply Chain & Food Manufacturing Walmart — Management of end-to-end supply chain operations, encompassing logistics with 200 DCs/FCs, replenishment and flow, planning, forecasting, and food manufacturing for both e-Commerce and physical stores across 27 countries in Asia, Africa, Central America, South America, North America, and United Kingdom with over $130B business Spearheading the deployment of 5- to 10-year strategy…

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AI and Manufacturing: An Interview with Ed Jimenez of Sight Machine
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AI and Manufacturing: An Interview with Ed Jimenez of Sight Machine

Last month at North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit 2019 we spoke with Ed Jimenez of Sight Machine about what Artificial Intelligence can offer manufacturers, as well as some of the common challenges and opportunities to expect as organizations begin to use these new tools. Ed Jimenez is the VP of Marketing for Sight Machine, the category leader in augmented analytics for manufacturing. In this role he focuses on helping manufacturers understand how a cloud-based, AI-enabled data platform can transform production operations. Previously, Mr. Jimenez led Cisco’s Enterprise and Industry Marketing teams. He also worked as a senior consultant helping Cisco’s…

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