Deep-dive Wednesday

Deep-dive sessions are 90-minute long training sessions focused on specific topics like Lean Leadership, Robotics, Supply Chain, Smart Manufacturing, Cobots, Six Sigma, and more. They are designed to give in-depth training on specific topics and a certificate of attendance will be provided.

ALL DEEP-DIVE SESSIONS TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2019. Pre-registration is NOT required for deep-dive Wednesday sessions. Open seating is available for all VIP, Full Conference, and Group Conference registrations.
 


9:15 am - 10:45 am
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Katie Fetch

Engineer, Product Engineering
Titans of CNC
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Lean implementations don’t have to fail! Unfortunately, 90% of them do.  Sustaining improvements efforts must begin with the leadership, at every level, from CEO to FLL. Building leadership skills among supervisors and managers results in higher employee morale and productivity and lower employee turnover. Successful companies realize this simple fact and...
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Dave Rea

Organizational Development Consultant
Catalyst Connection
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Mr  Eric MacDonald

Managing Director, Continuous Improvement
Catalyst Connection
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Media reports of robotics and automation taking jobs can generate concern within a workforce when news of exploration or implementation is shared. But is it a valid concern? While it's true that some jobs can be impacted, those jobs are frequently undesirable repetitive, dirty, or dangerous jobs that suffer from high...
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Dr.  Byron C. Clayton

Chief Executive Officer
Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing
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Dr.  Stephen Catt

Deputy Director of Education and Workforce Development
Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing
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This interactive panel of supply chain experts will explore key trends in the procurement world and how to leverage advanced analytical tools to increase performance and results from their supply chain. The discussion will cover the best digital tools available to the supply chain procurement world—including big data, artificial intelligence, predictive...
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Francois Gau

Owner, President, CEO
Levy Industrial
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Douglas Zopfi

Principal Supply Chain Consultant
Ciber
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Thom McLeod

Founder and Managing Director
Tenzing
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By the end of last century, we thought we had lost manufacturing. It was old, smelly, and looked like a dinosaur just waiting to die. But Smart Manufacturing holds the potential to transform manufacturing back into an economic powerhouse. Unlike earlier technology, Smart Manufacturing is fundamentally transforming how manufacturing companies compete....
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Brad Rowen

Plant Systems-Controls
Cargill, Inc
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John Clemons

Director of Manufacturing IT
Maverick Tecnologies
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Toyota Kata helps develop creative, scientific-thinking skills by breaking through our knowledge threshold. In this management approach, a primary job of leaders and managers is to develop people so that desired results can be achieved. They do this by having the organization members (leaders and managers included) deliberately practice a...
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Mr  Eric MacDonald

Managing Director, Continuous Improvement
Catalyst Connection
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The 5S System is a series of five simple, low-cost activities ("sort," "set in order," "shine," "standardize," and "sustain") designed to help you improve workplace organization and standardization. This simulation-based training program introduces the five steps and shows you how to apply them, one by one, to transform a cluttered,...
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Todd Tommaney

Operational Excellence Consultant
Catalyst Connection
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Wednesday, April 03
11:15 am - 12:45 pm
Nationwide, manufacturers are constantly on the lookout for solutions to help them identify, recruit, hire, train, and retain high quality talent. Often overlooked, apprenticeship and earn-and-learn models are a key strategy for employers looking to fill their pipeline with quality talent. This session will dig deep into successful advanced manufacturing apprenticeship models...
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Stephanie Veck

Project Director, Apprenticeship Powered by Industry (API) Initiative
Maher & Maher
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Traditional lean tends to focus on reducing waste associated the direct costs-of-goods-sold. In other words, piece-price. Lean’s true impact, though, can only be realized when its focus is expanded to include the waste involved in order fulfillment, from supplier to the customer.  Under this concept, a time-based metric is needed to...
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Paul Ericksen

Supply Chain Advisor
IndustryWeek
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The Hierarchy of High Performance is a model for looking analytically at organizational performance and identifying areas (and ways) to improve. The Hierarchy includes five elements: Clear on Strategy Clear on Values Management Team Development Meeting Rhythms and Feedback & Evaluation Answering a handful of key questions regarding each gives organizational executives strong indicators about their...
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Bryan Fischer

Principal
One Step Beyond
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Your organization needs to adopt new practices and capabilities to respond to the market disruptors that are part of Industry 4.0. These disruptors may include the 4As (artificial intelligence, autonomy, automation and additive manufacturing) and other dynamics that more directly impact your business. Invest in your organizational preparedness as a...
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Janet L. Hammill

Director
J L Hammill Consulting
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Lean manufacturing training continues to be a key component for companies seeking a culture of continuous improvement. This introductory course provides participants with the foundational knowledge of lean manufacturing tools and concepts they need to succeed.  Our deep-dive session combines both a classroom setting with hands-on simulation, which provides the participants...
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Todd Tommaney

Operational Excellence Consultant
Catalyst Connection
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Collaborative robotics present a unique opportunity for small manufacturers to leverage robotics to improve their operations. But, like any tool, they have their limitations. This session will cover the wide range of robotic applications in manufacturing, types of robots and their typical uses, considerations in deciding between a cobot and traditional...
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Benjamin Mintz

Key Account Manager
NEFF Automation
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Matt Minner

Senior Technical Consultant
Catalyst Connection
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Hackers and other cybercriminals are developing increasingly sophisticated methods to breach organizations’ computer networks in order to steal data, halt operations, hold data to ransom, or all of the above. Unfortunately, while the manufacturing sector has traditionally not been a target, that’s no longer the case. With the rise of...
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Matt LaVigna

President & CEO
National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance
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