Operations Strategies

key takeaways

Here are just a few examples of what you'll learn:
  • Best practices for implementing smart technologies to drive efficiency, productivity and quality
  • How new digital manufacturing tools can energize your company’s lean and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Methods for using predictive and prescriptive analytics to improve asset performance and cut maintenance costs
  • Leadership strategies for accelerating transition to the intelligent factory

sessions of interest

Some of the sessions that cover important strategies for your professional needs:
Day 1
Sep 24 2018

Facility Tours

*spaces are limited; first-come, first-served*  Tours include: Lagunitas Brewing Company, Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) and TRUMPF Smart Factory.

Change Your Culture, Accelerate Digital Innovation

It’s often said that company culture eats strategy for breakfast. And when it comes to strategy intended to advance an organization’s digital transformation, industrial companies have not historically embraced the seismic...
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Manufacturing Culture Change Speaker, Suzanne Burns, Spencer Stuart
Suzanne Burns

Panel: Organizational Transformation in an Age of Information Abundance

IoT is taking us from an era of Information scarcity to an age of Information abundance. The streaming data collected from a sensor can provide real-time feedback concerning almost anything...
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Speaker Khosravi, Canvass Analytics, Smart Industry Conference
Mahyar Khosravi
Marie Getsug, Jacobs Engineering Group - Design for Reliability (DfR) - Smart Industry Conference
Marie Getsug
Trent Salvaggio - IoT Talent Consortium at Smart Industry Conference
Trent Salvaggio

Air Liquide Goes Digital to Transform Customer Intimacy

Air Liquide, the $25 billion global leader in small-molecule gases and associated technologies, serves a uniquely broad range of customers—from hospitals and home healthcare patients to semiconductor fabs and oil...
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Arnold “Marty” Martin

AGCO Leverages Digital Tools to Advance Lean Initiatives

The road to digital transformation for AGCO began long before industry latched onto the term to categorize the advances in computing and communications that are fast changing the world around...
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Digital Tools advance Lean and Continuous Improvement Initiatives - Peggy Gulick
Peggy Gulick

Speed Networking

This is a fun and easy way to forge new connections at the event. Through short, 3-minute sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to introduce yourself and get to know other...
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Day 2
Sep 25 2018

A Push towards the Network Edge: A Stepwise Approach to Digital Transformation

For manufacturing enterprises, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) offers huge potential to solve the heightened complexity of industrial computing as the landscape becomes more digitized. As IIoT gains momentum,...
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Anderson will discuss ege computing for manufacturing at Smart Industry Conference
Jason Andersen

‘Digital Intensity’ and Its Impact on Transformation

There seems little doubt that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will transform manufacturing operations. But what’s less fully appreciated is how the IIoT will transform how humans work, operate...
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Principal Engineer and User Experience Researcher, Intel Corp.
Faith McCreary
Market Innovation Director, Internet of Things Group, Intel Corp.
Irene J. Petrick

Deschutes Boosts Quality, Throughput with Predictive Analytics

The discipline of brewing beer has long required generous doses of both science and art, in no small part because of batch-to-batch variations in organic raw materials as well as...
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Deschutes Boosts Quality, Throughput with Predictive Analytics - Smart Industry Conference
Tim Alexander

Remote Monitoring Redefines Reliability, OEM Value Proposition

Staring down a shortage of approximately 85 million high-skilled and medium-skilled workers globally by 2020, coupled with the workforce transformation stemming from new digital technologies collectively known as Industry 4.0,...
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Rolf Paeper, Ingersoll Rand
Rolf Paeper

Bosch Retools Assembly Operations for Industry 4.0

As a leading supplier of connected products and solutions to the industrial marketplace, Bosch Rexroth also leads in the implementation of Industry 4.0 methodologies and technologies in their own manufacturing...
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Rodney Rusk


Moderated small discussion groups on key Industry 4.0 / smart manufacturing topics to uncover ways technology can improve your operations today and prepare your operations for the future.

Transformation from the Inside Out: Seco Tools’ Digital Journey

Seco Tools, one of the world’s largest providers of metal cutting solutions, is part of Sandvik Machining Solutions, the tooling business area of Sweden’s Sandvik Group. For more than 80...
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SECO Tools Rob Keenan
Rob Keenan
MachineMetrics co-founder presenting with Fastenal
Eric Fogg

Next-Generation Prescriptive Maintenance: A Case Study

This case study presentation will outline the next-generation maintenance approach that Eli Lilly is using to transition from time-based preventative maintenance to a machine learning proactive maintenance strategy, and how...
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Rendela Wenzel - Eli Lilly, Predictive and Prescriptive Maintenance
Rendela Wenzel
Day 3
Sep 26 2018

Breakfast Briefing: Celebrating Influential Women in Manufacturing – 2018

In 2018, Putman Media launched Influential Women in Manufacturing (IWiM), a new recognition program honoring women who are effecting change in the manufacturing space. Join us as we celebrate the...
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Leveraging Digital and New Business Models for Growth

Yes: the digitization of industries is out of the gate. But no, it’s not where it could be, yet. Many companies are still stuck with “phase one” – digitizing operations...
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Accenture Automotive and Industrial Lead, Brian Irwin
Brian Irwin

Secure Network Foundation Needed for Maintenance Analytics

University campuses have many challenges in common with large industrial facilities such as aging infrastructure, far-flung assets, limited resources and continuous uptime expectations. Sound familiar? At Penn State University (PSU),...
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Tom Walker, Secure Network Foundation Needed for Maintenance Analytics, Smart Industry Conference
Tom Walker

Adapting IoT Technologies to a Complex Shop Floor

At Teel Plastics, a custom manufacturer of extruded plastic tubing and plastic profiles, multiple lines—each with a dozen subsystems or more—are reconfigured on a daily basis. Into this environment Teel is...
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Owen Gwynne - Teel Plastics - Adapting IoT Technologies to a Complex Shop Floor
Owen Gywnne

Jabil Realizing Production Agility through ‘Desktop’ 3D Printing

The ability for enterprise employees to create a small replacement part, tool, prototype or usable product with a 3D printer directly at their desk has historically been viewed as a...
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3D Printer Manufacturer, Ultimaker, President, John Kawola
John Kawola
Jabil, Tim DeRosett
Tim DeRosett

ArcelorMittal’s Journey to Eliminate Operational Disruptions

ArcelorMittal is a world class integrated steel manufacturer, and the company’s Hamilton, Ontario, Dofasco division is one of the most profitable in the fleet and a global leader in adopting...
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Aaron Beazley, Bentley Systems, Predictive Maintenance at ArcelorMittal
Aaron Beazley

Panel: Digital Transformation One Step at a Time

While the vision of digital technology enabling new revenue streams and new business models is certainly compelling, the majority of industrial companies who have embarked on their journeys of digital...
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DMC's Leon Grossman, Smart Industry Conference
Leon Grossman
Hargis, STEUTE at Smart Industry Conference
Rob Hargis
Jose Rivera - CEO, Control Systems Integrators Association CSIA
Jose Rivera

Closing Luncheon: The Democratization of Smart, Sustainable Manufacturing

In June 2016, the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC), a national nonprofit focused on transforming U.S. manufacturing by democratizing access to real-time data, was selected to lead the Clean Energy...
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Haresh Malkani, Chief Technology Officer, Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII)
Haresh Malkani

Optional CMRP Exam

Conveniently located at the conference, attendees will have an opportunity to take the Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) exam.  Exam is provided by SMRP and a separate fee from...
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