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

This event is co-located with

Renaissance Schaumburg
October 1-3rd, 2017

Key Themes

Continuous Improvement
  • Successful Continuous Improvement Strategies
  • Ensuring Sustainability of Programs
  • Workplace Motivation for Continuous Improvement
  • Innovative Application to Lean & Six Sigma Processes
Workforce & Talent Mngmt
  • Improving Current Employee Engagement and Productivity Levels
  • Streamlining Production Processes to Reduce Costs and Meet Production Goals
  • How to Attract Millennials into Perceived Lower Tech Manufacturing Careers
  • Skills Needed for Smart Manufacturing
Leadership, Innovation & Digital MFG
  • Leadership Planning and Development: Influencing Without Authority
  • Product Development & Innovation: Quality, Design, Processes and Return on Investment
  • Risk Management
  • Leveraging Technology for Real -Time RCCA (Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action) Events
  • How to Economically “Hook Up” Factory Machines: Low Cost Approach to The Internet of Things

Presentations

Breakout Presentation

Creating Inspirational Leaders and Developing a Comprehensive Talent Development Strategy for Global Operations

Breakout Presentation

Building a Balanced Productivity Performance Plan

Breakout Presentation

Practical Continuous Improvement and Development in a Growing Company

Breakout Presentation

Continuous Improvement at Rolls Royce - A Journey to deliver excellence

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IMPACT Speakers Include

Brian Feller
Vice President, Global Production Planning

Dell

David Hart
Executive Director, LSS

Valspar Corporation

Michael Gentile
Vice President of Operations

Snap-On Incorporated

Emer Higgins
Head of Manufacturing Operations

Rolls Royce

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IMPACT Steering Committee

Joseph Krall
VP Organization Development & Training

BTD

Jonathan (JJ) Jones
VP Supply Chain Management

Monin, Inc

Jim Robinson
Vice President Operations

Advanced Bionics LLC

Tammy Judd
Hunter Fan Company

Vice President, Global Quality & Continuous Improvement

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

Sponsors at IMPACT

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Media Partners

Supply and Demand Chain Executive
Food Logistics