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Manufacturing Conference - 2019 Schedule - October 17
7:30 - 8:15 AM Registration - Breakfast Buffet - Networking
8:15 - 8:30 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
Kirby Sneen of the Manufacturers Alliance & Steve Kalina, MPMA
8:30 - 9:20 AM Keynote: Workforce Development Legislative Panel
Governor Tim Walz Invited, Moderated by Eric Gibson
9:20 - 9:35 AM Networking Break & Interchange
9:35 - 10:35 AM  Lean Practitioner  Leadership  Workforce Development & Technology Industry Segment
Process Mapping Simulation
Experiential Workshop
Tammi Dorion
Overcoming Resistance to Change
Experiential Workshop
Susan Lacasse
Increasing Throughput
with Robotics

- Part 1
Braas Company 
Demand Driven Planning
Experiential Workshop

- Part 1
John Melbye 
10:35 - 10:50 AM Networking Break & Interchange 
10:50 - 11:50 AM A3 Problem Solving Simulation
Experiential Workshop
Matt Kanz
Enhancing Team Meetings
Experiential Workshop
Gayle Noakes 
Increasing Throughput
with Robotics

- Part 2
Braas Company 
Demand Driven Planning
Experiential Workshop

- Part 2
John Melbye 
11:50 AM - 12:45 PM Lunch Buffet & Networking
12:45 - 1:30 PM Keynote: The Future Faces of Manufacturing
Featuring the Next Generation of Workers, Moderated by Steve Kalina
1:30 - 1:45 PM Networking Break & Interchange
1:45 - 2:45 PM Getting to the Root Cause
Experiential Workshop
Tammi Dorion
Authentic Influence & Motivation
Experiential Workshop
Susan Lacasse 
Workforce Development
Grants & Apprenticeships

CMMA, MA, MPMA &
TwinWest Chamber of Commerce 
How to Improve
Customer Experience

Bob Azman,
Chairman of the Board, CXPA
2:45 - 3:00 PM Networking Break & Interchange
3:00 - 4:00 PM Lean Culture Creation
Experiential Workshop
Matt Kanz
Giving and Receiving Feedback
Experiential Workshop
Gayle Noakes 
Retaining & Engaging Retirees
Eric Gibson 
Rapid Fire Business
Trend EXCHANGE 
4:00 - 4:15 PM Concluding Remarks