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Manufacturing Conference - 2019 Schedule

Industry Segment

Day 2: Thursday, October 17

 

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Robotics Team Demonstration

with Eden Prairie High School's Talon Robotics Team

Join students from Eden Prairie High School's Talon Robotics Team as they demonstrate what they can do and how their experiences with FIRST Robotics is shaping their careers.

 



9:35 - 10:35 AM

Demand Driven Planning - Experiential Workshop Part 1

with John Melbye

Do you have inventory shortages or overages, frequent schedule changes, unacceptable customer service or over-stressed employees? By attending these sessions, manufacturers, will understand how sales and operations planning truly can be a bi-directional conversation. And you will see how easy it can be to manage to the right level of inventory given the proper tools, training and analytics. Learn how to understand the positive impact of a Demand Driven MRP implementation; team up and role-play through a typical Sales and Operations (S&OP); review and vote on data; and see the effect of decisions using a dynamic simulated environment powered by The Fresh Connection. John Melbye has been working in supply chain and Lean, through various positions, for over 12 years in a manufacturing environment. His focus has been on right-sizing inventory, process development, and improving material flow.

Demand Driven Planning - Experiential Workshop Part 1


 

10:50 - 11:50 AM

Demand Driven Planning - Experiential Workshop Part 2

with John Melbye

Do you have inventory shortages or overages, frequent schedule changes, unacceptable customer service or over-stressed employees? By attending these sessions, manufacturers, will understand how sales and operations planning truly can be a bi-directional conversation. And you will see how easy it can be to manage to the right level of inventory given the proper tools, training and analytics. Learn how to understand the positive impact of a Demand Driven MRP implementation; team up and role-play through a typical Sales and Operations (S&OP); review and vote on data; and see the effect of decisions using a dynamic simulated environment powered by The Fresh Connection. John Melbye has been working in supply chain and Lean, through various positions, for over 12 years in a manufacturing environment. His focus has been on right-sizing inventory, process development, and improving material flow.

 


 

1:45 - 2:45 PM

How to Improve Customer Experience

with Bob Azman, Chairman of the Board, CXPA

As manufacturers, we’re often focused on design, manufacturability, productivity, and getting a product out the door. We know that we can’t survive without customers, but especially for smaller shops, we often don’t put a lot of time or focus on the customer experience. Bob Azman is Founder and CXO of Innovative CX Solutions, LLC, a customer experience consulting firm specializing in CX Design and Execution, sales and service experience design, and talent development. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of the Customer Experience Professional Association (CXPA.org).

 

 


 

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Rapid Fire Business Trend EXCHANGE

With Carlson Partners, Gallagher/On-Site Solutions, LB Carlson, Sustainable Energy Savings, Inc., Solution Dynamics, and VisionOne High Performance Group

Many manufacturing companies are owned by baby boomer entrepreneurs that are ready to retire, so how do manufacturers shift their focus from inside their four walls to the business itself? This is a great chance to learn some pertinent details from several different sources on topics such as taxes, safety, software and IT, and business transitions. This will be an energized session where you can move from one topic to the next quickly and gain lots of information in a short period of time.

  • “Using Your Facility to Attract and Retain Talent,” an interactive session with Tim Olsen of Carlson Partners, will cover how you can capitalize on facility improvements in order to attract and retain workers. Let’s face it, employees have their choice on where they work. A comfortable, attractive and fresh environment is key to their decision.
  • “You Know You Are Getting Fleeced by the Health Care System When …” with Mick Hannafin of Gallagher is an informative and semi-satirical discussion on today’s health care environment.
  • “Planning for Profits on What You Have, ”with Mel Enger, CPA, of LB Carlson, will focus on profit planning without relying on increased sales. It is common that the planned solution for many companies to reach adequate profitability levels is simply increased sales. While every company should strive for growth …. we all know that is easier said than done.
  • “Rising Utility Costs Negatively Impacting Company Profit and Sustainability Goals?” will be presented by Matthew Stebe of Sustainable Energy Savings, Inc. (SES). Deciphering unpredictable and increasing utility costs can be challenging. Find out how to improve productivity and throughput while meeting energy efficiency and sustainability goals in the process.
  • “Cloud or On Premise Computing – What’s Best for My Manufacturing Operation?” will be presented by Russ Bengstron of Solution Dynamics, Inc. Learn the key considerations for Cloud computing and what factors to consider to find the right fit in order to keep operations running smoothly.
  • “The Nuts & Bolts of Transition Planning,” with Michelle Bonahoom of VisionOne High Performance, is a discussion about the four necessary building blocks for a successful transition and how to discover key focus areas, steps, and timelines to plan your transition.


 

Keynote - Day 1 Lean Practitioner - Day 1  Leadership - Day 1  Workforce Development & Technology - Day 1  Industry Segment - Day 1
Keynote - Day 2 Lean Practitioner - Day 2  Leadership - Day 2 Workforce Development & Technology - Day 2  Industry Segment - Day 2