May 21 / May 22

The Smart Manufacturing Summit is designed to connect you with a dynamic roster of top CEOs and expert manufacturing resources.

May 21

8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 – 9:10 am Welcome and Introductions
Bob Grabill, President & CEO, Chief Executive Network
Marshall Cooper, CEO, Chief Executive Group
Wayne Cooper, Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Group
9:10 – 10:10 am What CEOs Need To Know About Smart Manufacturing - The Route To World-Class Production Systems
Jim Jarrell, President, Linamar
Farooq Kathwari, Chairman & CEO, Ethan Allen Interiors
Lynn Tilton, CEO, Patriarch Partners
10:10 – 11:00 am Critical Lessons and Trends for Smart Manufacturing
Dave Bozeman, VP of Integrated Manufacturing, Caterpillar
Dr. George Calvert, Chief Supply Chain and R&D Officer, Amway
11:00 – 11:20 am Networking Break
11:20 – 12:10 pm Leveraging Technology: The Role of Automation, ERP, Supply Chain Improvements and Big Data
Jim Jarrell, President, CEO, Linamar
Keith Nosbusch, Chairman & CEO, Rockwell Automation
12:10 – 12:30 pm Mid-Market Report: What Outperforming Companies Do Differently
Doug Farren, Associate Director, National Center For The Middle Market
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 – 2:15 pm The Ford Story
A “Town Hall” discussion with Alan Mullaly, CEO, Ford Motor Company  
2:15 – 3:15 pm Ford’s Manufacturing Lessons, Insights and Implications
John Fleming, EVP, Global Manufacturing and Labor Affairs, Ford Motor Company
3:15 – 3:30 pm Networking Break
3:30 – 4:45 pm Roundtable Discussions
New Developments in Supply Chain Improvements
Harnessing Technology to Improve Manufacturing Competitiveness
The People Side of Smart Manufacturing
Implementation Smart Manufacturing in a Small To Mid-Sized Company
4:45 – 5:30 pm The Talent Gap: How innovative companies are closing the gap for skilled labor and better engaging their employees
Lynn Tilton, CEO, Patriarch Partners
Stephanie Streeter, CEO, Libbey
5:30 – 6:30 pm Cocktails at Ford Event and Conference Center
6:30 – 8:30 pm Dinner at Eagle Tavern
Built in 1831 and operated by Calvin Wood from 1849 to 1854, the Eagle Tavern has been completely restored on the grounds of the historic Greenfield Village, one of 83 authentic, historic structures that include Noah Webster’s home, where he wrote the first American dictionary, to Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park laboratory, to the courthouse where Abraham Lincoln practiced law. Join fellow Smart Manufacturing Summit attendees for networking and relaxation in this warm and hospitable venue -- and consider a taste of corn whiskey.

May 22

7:30 - 8:15 am Breakfast
8:15 - 10:15 am Behind The Scenes Tour of Ford’s State-of-the-Art Electric Car Manufacturing Plant
10:15 - 12:15 pm Breakout CEO Discussion Groups: Key Challenges In Your Company and How to Overcome Them
12:15 - 1:00 pm Group Discussion: Key Takeaways and Ideas From The Summit

Please note: Agenda subject to change

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