Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel, Chicago, Illinois
October 1-3rd, 2017

Key Themes

Continuous Improvement
  • Innovative Application to Lean & Six Sigma Processes
  • Successful Continuous Improvement Strategies
  • Ensuring Sustainability of Programs
Leadership & Innovation
  • Leadership Strategies to Bridge the Performance/Strategy Gap
  • The Effects of Changing Political Policies and How It Affects Business
  • Understanding the VOC And Its Relation to Key Processes
Workforce & Talent Mgmt
  • Improving Current Employee Engagement and Productivity Levels
  • How to Attract Millennials into Perceived Lower Tech Manufacturing Careers
  • Trend for Global Job Rotations and Impact on Motivation
Digital Manufacturing
  • Leveraging IoT for Real -Time RCCA Events
  • Connectivity in The Field - Costs & Feasibility on Product IoT
  • Roadblocks to Achieving 4.0

Presentations

Keynote Presentation

Operationalizing Digital Manufacturing

Keynote Presentation

Building Smarter Manufacturing With The Internet of Things

Breakout Presentation

Competing for the Future: The Future of Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement

Breakout Presentation

Advanced Product / Process Quality Planning: The Key to World Class Design, Manufacturing, Quality and Delivery

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IMPACT Speakers Include

Jon Sobel
CEO

Sight Machine

Stephen Engel
Senior Vice President, Practice Lead

Hitachi Consulting

John Biedry
Former Senior Director, Global Lean Enterprise

Nike

Joseph Myers
Vice President of Quality

Dayco Products LLC

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IMPACT Steering Committee

Rob Davies
VP Global Manufacturing

Cabot Corporation

Don Dunkers
Vice President, Manufacturing Operations

Bayer AG

Kevin Thorne
Vice President of Operations

Mizuho Orthopedic Systems

Robert Wood PE
Vice President World Wide Manufacturing

Varian Medical Systems Inc

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Event Schedule

Day 1 Sunday October 1

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Welcome Cocktail Reception/Registration

Day 2 Monday October 2

7:30am - 9:00am
Breakfast Buffet

8:00am - 8:50am
Keynote Presentation

9:00am - 1:00pm
Breakout Track Sessions for Case Studies

9:00am - 1:00pm
Breakout Sessions and Panel Discussions

9:00am - 1:00pm
Targeted Research Meetings

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Gourmet Lunch

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Breakout Track Sessions for Case Studies

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Breakout Sessions and Panel Discussions

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Targeted Research Meetings

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Networking Drinks Reception

7:00pm
Networking Dinner

Day 3 Tuesday October 3

7:30am - 9:00am
Breakfast Buffet

8:00am - 8:50am
Keynote Presentation

9:00am - 12:10pm
Breakout Track Sessions for Case Studies

9:00am - 12:10pm
Breakout Sessions and Panel Discussions

9:00am - 12:10pm
Targeted Research Meetings

12:10pm
Gourmet Lunch

Attending Companies

General Motors
Nvidia
Nokia
Catepillar
Lenovo
Keihin North America, Inc.
Topaz Lighting
GCC of America
Ford
GE Healthcare
Electrolux
Bayer HealthCare LLC

Sponsors at IMPACT

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