Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel, Chicago, Illinois
October 1-3rd, 2017

This event is co-located with

Renaissance Schaumburg
October 1-3rd, 2017

Key Themes

Sustainability & Strategies for F&B MFG
  • Product Development and Innovation to Keep Up with Food Trends
  • What’s New with Food Safety and Regulatory Requirements?
  • Packing and Sustainability
  • Logistics and Distribution Challenges in Manufacturing
Continuous Improvement
  • Successful Continuous Improvement Strategies
  • Ensuring Sustainability of Programs
  • Workplace Motivation for Continuous Improvement
  • Innovative Application to Lean & Six Sigma Processes
Workforce & Talent Mngmt
  • Improving Current Employee Engagement and Productivity Levels
  • Streamlining Production Processes to Reduce Costs and Meet Production Goals
  • How to Attract Millennials into Perceived Lower Tech Manufacturing Careers
  • Skills Needed for Smart Manufacturing
Leadership, Innovation & Digital MFG
  • Leadership Planning and Development: Influencing Without Authority
  • Product Development & Innovation: Quality, Design, Processes and Return on Investment
  • Risk Management
  • Leveraging Technology for Real -Time RCCA (Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action) Events
  • How to Economically “Hook Up” Factory Machines: Low Cost Approach to The Internet of Things

Presentations

Breakout Presentation

The Retirement Cliff: Sustainability and Knowledge Management

Breakout Presentation

Continuous Improvement at Rolls Royce - A Journey to deliver excellence

Breakout Presentation

Lean-Driven Innovation

Breakout Presentation

Creating Inspirational Leaders and Developing a Comprehensive Talent Development Strategy for Global Operations

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IMPACT Speakers Include

Michael Gentile
Vice President of Operations

Snap-On Incorporated

Brian Feller
Vice President, Global Production Planning

Dell

Emer Higgins
Head of Manufacturing Operations

Rolls Royce

David Hart
Executive Director, LSS

Valspar Corporation

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IMPACT Steering Committee Members

Joseph Krall
VP Organization Development & Training

BTD

Greg York
Vice President NA Production Operations

Keihin North America, Inc.

Ron Henley
President

GCC of America, Inc.

Sean Smith
Supply Chain Director

Agropur

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Event Schedule

Day 1 Sunday October 1

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Welcome Cocktail Reception/Registration

Day 2 Monday October 2

7:30am - 9:00am
Breakfast Buffet

8:00am - 8:50am
Keynote Presentation

9:00am - 1:00pm
Breakout Track Sessions for Case Studies

9:00am - 1:00pm
Breakout Sessions and Panel Discussions

9:00am - 1:00pm
Targeted Research Meetings

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Gourmet Lunch

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Targeted Research Meetings

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Breakout Sessions and Panel Discussions

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Breakout Track Sessions for Case Studies

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Networking Drinks Reception

7:00pm
Networking Dinner

Day 3 Tuesday October 3

7:30am - 9:00am
Breakfast Buffet

8:00am - 8:50am
Keynote Presentation

9:00am - 12:10pm
Breakout Track Sessions for Case Studies

9:00am - 12:10pm
Breakout Sessions and Panel Discussions

9:00am - 12:10pm
Targeted Research Meetings

12:10pm
Gourmet Lunch

Attending Companies

Imperial Inc.
Agropur
Morton Salt
Dippin Dots LLC
MS Walker, Inc
Cargill
Abbott
Blue Bunny
Kraft Foods
Niagara Water
Bimbo Bakeries
Petmate

Sponsors at IMPACT

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Media Partners

Supply and Demand Chain Executive
Food Logistics