Summit topics and subject matter are derived from the activities of the market/economy as well as key challenges as outlined by our research. Executive presenters at this best practices and networking event will not only share their stories of manufacturing success, but provide actionable recommendations for more effectively managing manufacturing operations. Presenters include:
-- Randy Darcy, Executive VP of WW Operations, General Mills -- Larry Coburn, SVP Operations, Crown International -- Kim Hyland, Sr. Director, Mfg Ops Engineering, Global Supply Chain Mgt, Cisco Systems, Inc. -- Richard Gordon, CEO, Chocolate Potpourri -- David Spong, Retired President of Boeing Aerospace Support -- Curt Hanson, Executive Director of Engineering, New Product Dev., P&H Mining Equipment -- Scott Hamlin, CEO, Leading Edge Aerospace Dynamics -- Otto Folprecht, CIO, Tree Island Industries -- Tom Woodman, Director, Enterprise Applications, KUKA Systems Corporation -- Bruce Hamilton, President of the Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership -- Bob Bishop, VP Operations, Brookfield Engineering Laboratories -- Anthony Cayko, Controller and CIO, Summit Brewing Company -- George Neill, CIO, Organic Valley Family of Farms -- Ron Zilkowski, CFO, Cuisine Solutions -- Kevin Parker, former Editor-in-Chief, Manufacturing Systems and MBT Magazines. Now Senior Editor, Exploration & Production (E&P), Hart Energy Publications (Moderator)
"We are looking forward to next week's Manufacturing Executive Summit that will bring together discrete and process manufacturers to discuss strategies for aligning manufacturing and technology to improve overall operational performance. Participants will leave the conference with a host of actionable recommendations to take back to their organizations and immediately incorporate into their manufacturing businesses," states Cindy Jutras, VP of Manufacturing and ERP research at Aberdeen. Topics include asset performance, quality management, reducing manufacturing costs, and maximizing profitability.
Also during the proceedings, Aberdeen will present five companies with Manufacturing Achievement Awards for excellence. The nominees were selected solely based upon Aberdeen research over the past 12 months. The award categories include:
(1) Best-in-Class Design for Manufacturability - granted to the enterprise that has demonstrated top performance in operational metrics through Best-in-Class interoperability between PLM and MES. (2) Best-in-Class Enterprise Quality Management - granted to the enterprises that has demonstrated top performance in operational metrics and in reducing the cost of quality through Best-in-Class interoperability between an enterprise QMS system and enterprise applications. (3) Best-in-Class ERP Implementation - granted to the enterprise that has demonstrated top performance in operational metrics influenced by Best-in-Class ERP implementations: inventory reductions, inventory accuracy, complete and on-time shipments, manufacturing schedule compliance, and current performance in time to close a month. (4) Best-in-Class Operational Excellence in the Process Industries - granted to the enterprise that has demonstrated top performance in operational metrics through Best-in-Class attention to achieve Operational Excellence by reducing internal cost structure while at the same time exceeding customer expectations. (5) Excellence in Asset Management - granted to the enterprise that has demonstrated excellence by maximizing return on assets and reducing risk due to failure of critical assets through adopting a holistic asset management strategy across the enterprise.
End user manufacturing executives can register for the Manufacturing Summit at: http://www.aberdeen.com/events/live/MFG08
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