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Manufacturing Conference - 2019 Schedule

Workforce Development & Technology

Day 2: Thursday, October 17

 

9:35 - 10:35 AM

Increasing Throughput with Robotics - Part 1

with Matt Gallagher, BRAAS Company

It’s now fast and easy to automate machine tending (the loading and unloading of machine tools) with industrial robotics. This seminar will answer important questions and address key concerns about bringing robotics onto the manufacturing floor. You will come away better equipped to bring robotics into your business! It is ideal for anyone in manufacturing – from owners, managers, and leaders, to manufacturing/operations managers, machinists, engineers, and students. Founded in 1961, BRAAS is a leading U.S.-based distributor/reseller focused on products and related services for Industrial Automation and Control. Matt Gallagher is president of BRAAS Company and his background includes design, build, programming, support, sales, and business development in robotics and factory automation. He has been responsible for 2,000+ robot installations throughout his career.

 


 

10:50 - 11:50 AM

Increasing Throughput with Robotics - Part 2

with Matt Gallagher, BRAAS Company

It’s now fast and easy to automate machine tending (the loading and unloading of machine tools) with industrial robotics. This seminar will answer important questions and address key concerns about bringing robotics onto the manufacturing floor. You will come away better equipped to bring robotics into your business! It is ideal for anyone in manufacturing – from owners, managers, and leaders, to manufacturing/operations managers, machinists, engineers, and students. Founded in 1961, BRAAS is a leading U.S.-based distributor/reseller focused on products and related services for Industrial Automation and Control. Matt Gallagher is president of BRAAS Company and his background includes design, build, programming, support, sales, and business development in robotics and factory automation. He has been responsible for 2,000+ robot installations throughout his career.

 


 

1:45 - 2:45 PM

Workforce Development, Grants & Apprenticeships

with CMMA, MA, MPMA, MN Camber of Commerce &  TwinWest Chamber of Commerce

Manufacturers are inundated with information about programs that exist to help build out workforce. This program is intended to share resources specific to manufacturers and programs initiated by manufacturing trade associations –  CMMA, MA, MPMA, MN Chamber of Commerce, and TwinWest Chamber of Commerce. Walk away with specific and applicable solutions to workforce challenges that you can use at your own business.

 


 

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Retaining & Engaging Retirees

with Eric Gibson

We all know there is a current workforce shortage. We also know that we have a large number of skilled workers that are nearing retirement. The shortage is going to become an even bigger challenge and we are running out of time to solve the “skills gap.” One solution is to retain some of the talent and knowledge of our senior workers before they retire. Companies have many creative solutions and this program is aimed at sharing those. Attendees will walk away with specific solutions they can implement within their own business. Eric Gibson has more than 30 years of experience driving strategy and improving processes for companies in fast-paced, highly regulated industries. He has held senior level positions at UMC, Medtronic, and Guidant.

 

 


 

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