2018 Tracks

Manufacturing Technology Strategies

Highlights latest technology tools and strategies to improve operational efficiency and boost productivity. Session offerings will cover:

  • Robotics
  • IoT/Smart Manufacturing
  • 3-D Printing/Additive Manufacturing
  • Augmented/Virtual Reality


Talent Management

Offers best practices and strategies to build your internal team. Session offerings will cover:

  • Recruiting/Retention
  • Education/Training
  • Teamwork
  • Employee Engagement


Advanced Continuous Improvement

Tailored for veterans of lean and continuous improvement, and who may oversee multiple facilities, and for those who may oversee multiple facilities. Focuses on ways to sustain initiatives as well as introduction of more complex strategies. Session offerings will cover:

  • Level scheduling
  • Just in time production
  • Lean inventory
  • Sustaining CI gains
  • Lean maintenance


Continuous Improvement Fundamentals

Targeted for individuals and work teams who are beginning the start of continuous improvement journey. Session offerings will cover:

  • Introduction to lean Sigma
  • 5S
  • How to create a visual factory
  • Choosing KPIs
  • Kaizen events
  • Value-stream mapping
  • The Gemba Walk
  • PDCA
  • Value-stream mapping



Attracts leaders from all facets of the manufacturing sector who are charged with driving their facilities and organizations during such a transformational period in manufacturing. Session offerings will cover:

  • Learning to leverage change and disruption
  • Building the agile organization
  • Leading the IoT transformation
  • Profiting from the circular economy
  • Leading through acquisitions and mergers
  • Developing a values-based company
  • Leading the lean facility
  • Building a winning culture


MESA Smart Manufacturing

Designed specifically for M&T. Shares practical, forward-looking perspectives on trends, how they will impact you, why you should care, and what you should do to leverage your assets and claim your share. Session offerings will cover:

  • A Simple Start to Smart Manufacturing
  • Future technology advances
  • Cybersecurity
  • Connected digital manufacturing
  • Real-time process control and data analytics