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Learn about the craftmanship behind the unique aging and finishing process of Angel’s Envy bourbon, their pursuit of excellence through tradition and experimentation—and taste the final product. Spots are limited and you must sign up in advance!
Nicholas Pinchuk, CEO, Snap-on
One of the most experienced manufacturing CEOs in the world, Pinchuk knows what it takes to thrive and drive a business of confounding complexity. He’ll kick off the conference with pragmatic advice based on his decades of manufacturing leadership experience. How will deglobalization disrupt nearly every operation—but also create opportunities for you to radically turbocharge your business? How can you build the kind of organization you’ll need to outpace competitors in the decade to come, no matter the size of your company? How you do you create employee- and customer-driven continuous improvement? No matter the size of your operations, Pinchuk will help you see the future more clearly—and prepare with more intelligence.
Kenneth Engel, Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain – North America, Schneider Electric
Now that demand has stabilized and suppliers have caught their breath, it’s time to take a hard look at changing business as usual to make sure we’re not caught out again. We’ll talk with a true master of supply chain management to see what they’ve learned—and what they’re doing—to insure strength, resiliency and vibrancy in the years to come.
Chad Moutray, Ph.D., CBE, Chief Economist, National Association of Manufacturers and Director, Center for Manufacturing Research, The Manufacturing Institute
We’ll take a look at key economic indicators, both domestic and international, as well as trends and counter-trends, that are having the greatest impact on manufacturing this year to help you determine your best path to growth.
Attendees will have the opportunity to break into smaller discussions with their peers and subject matter experts. Topics to include:
Attendees will have the opportunity to choose a second topic to break into smaller discussions with peers and subject matter experts. Topics to include:
Walk the floors of the innovative Snap-on Advanced Vehicle Lifts plant to gather insights on implementing new technologies, streamlining processes, reducing costs and improving speed. Get an inside look at their processes for: automated laser cutting, powder coating, robotic welding and structural assembly.
Celebrate the history of the Louisville Slugger baseball bat that originated in 1884 and the cutting-edge current technology that keeps Louisville Slugger at the top of their game. Join fellow attendees for a festive evening of networking and interactive games.
Bill Good, VP of Supply Chain, GE
There are more than 800,000 unfilled factory jobs in the United States right now. To fill that gap, we’re going to have to bring people into the industry who may not have ever thought of factory work before—and that means selling Gen Z. How do we do it? We’ll turn to a proven expert in the field for tips on how to build a culture that sells itself—and how to sell that culture to win.
Bryan Albrecht, President Emeritus, Gateway Technical College
Once you’ve got the right people in the building, there’s nothing more important than keeping them over the long haul. That takes constant investment in training and education to ensure they have the skills you need for the work of today. How do we do it? It takes planning, dedication and the right partnerships. We’ll help you get smarter, making sure you’re building the programs you need to build your business.
Annette Finsterbusch, President & CEO, EnPower
When it comes to developing new, breakthrough ideas and products, are your people thinking too much about the product and not enough about the business? If so, you’re like a lot of CEOs in manufacturing, where a generation of engineers have been raised to think about creating the next cool feature set or improvement without focusing on the most essential questions: How will this make money? Who will buy it? And when? So how do you create more entrepreneurial engineers? How do you get the team thinking about the business, not just the product? And how do you create a culture where everyone—from administrative assistants to the CFO—is thinking about innovation that not only satisfies customers, but does so profitably? We’ll explore all that and more in this session.
Explore the newly modernized headquarters of GE Appliances, home to five large manufacturing plants. See how GE Appliances transitioned to digital engineering and design, full adoption of 3D scanning, hundreds of new robotics and automation applications and a data analytics platform that enables problem solving and improved communication.