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The manufacturing industry is all too familiar with disruption. While these disruptions and their impact have varied throughout the years, manufacturers are known for the grit and resilience to persevere through whatever comes their way.
Join us for the Manufacturing Virtual Summit to learn ways to build even greater resilience in the face of disruption. Industry analysts and thought leaders from AWS, IDC™, Deloitte™, and more will share how Industry 4.0 technologies can help manufacturers improve productivity within their workforce, supply chain, assets, and customer engagement through rapid innovation.
Register for a free, all-access pass to explore the vital issues today’s manufacturers face, that includes:
- Five hours of insightful, actionable content delivered by industry analysts and experts
- On-demand videos and downloadable research assets specific to your industry
- Demos of cutting-edge software technology designed for manufacturing
- Virtual meeting rooms available for 1:1 expert engagement
Designed with your industry in mind
In addition to keynote presentations, this virtual summit will offer specialized industry breakout rooms with discussions specifically for:
- Automotive Manufacturing
- Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing
- Chemical Manufacturing
- Food & Beverage Manufacturing
- High Tech Manufacturing
- Industrial Manufacturing
- Industrial Machinery & Equipment
|10:00am||Session: The State of Manufacturing Keynote
The Manufacturing industry has seen its fair share of disruption and has persevered through disruption with grit and resilience. We are happy to have you join us online to hear from your fellow manufacturers and technology leaders as they discuss the importance of building resilience into manufacturing operations with the technological capabilities available today through Industry 4.0.
Presenters: Ed Allen, EVP & GM of Manufacturing, Infor
|10:10am||Session: Delivering Productivity in the Age of Industry 4.0
The fourth digital revolution in Manufacturing will enhance automation, precision, and the efficient, digitized manufacturing of goods and services with cutting-edge technologies ranging from the Internet of Things (IoT), to cloud computing, smart data exchange, robotics, and more. Now is the time for manufacturers to embrace the fourth digital revolution for rapid innovation in the face of disruption. In this session, Nick Castellina will deliver the roadmap to Industry 4.0 and arm you with the tools for identifying opportunities for increased productivity within your manufacturing operations.
Presenters: Nick Castellina, Sr. Director Manufacturing Strategy, Infor
|10:30am||Session: The Future of Work in Manufacturing
As the world responds to the new normal of 2020 and beyond, the manufacturing industry has the opportunity to reimagine the way humans and technology interact. Disruption has resulted in the acceleration of new business models, organizational design and people practices that are changing how, when, and where we work. Infor is uniquely positioned to partner with our manufacturing clients to rethink how people are hired, scheduled, trained and measured. Join us to learn how traditional models of HR are giving way to the digitization of the workforce.
Presenters: Carolyn Lee, Executive Director, The Manufacturing Institute, NAM
Marcus Mossberger, Sr. Director Industry and Solution Strategy, Infor
|11:00am||Session: Executive Interview: Pride Industries on Empowering a 21st Century Workforce
PRIDE Industries is a nonprofit social enterprise and the leading employer of people with disabilities, wounded veterans, and other barriers to employment. They strive to prepare people with disabilities for employment and more independent lives. Simplifying their services and manufacturing operation as well as minimizing the learning curve for their employees was a top priority. To do this, modernizing their technology to make their systems simple and intuitive, enable the ability to manage services remotely, while still reducing the burden of maintaining the IT infrastructure and security requirements. Watch this executive interview to hear advice on what made PRIDE Industries business transformation successful.
Presenters: Alan McMillan, CIO, PRIDE Industries
|11:15am||Session: Manufacturing Supply Chain Resiliency
Customer demands are accelerating. A global supply chain skills gap looms on the horizon. Socio-economic, geo-political unrest, climate change-related weather disturbances and global health-crises are impacting cost and assurance of supply. Everyone is working towards sensing disruptions earlier and responding in more optimal ways, but no supply chain can predict the big shocks and you can’t hedge network inventory to prepare for the unknown. In this session, industry experts will discuss how corporations create “resiliency” or an efficient, optimized supply chain that can not only absorb the big shocks, but turn those stressors into better competitive position over peers?
Presenters: Bernard Goor, SVP Sales for Supply Chain Management, Infor
Doug Bellin, Business Development Executive, AWS
Christine Barnhart, Director of Go-to-Marketing Strategy and Exectution, Infor
Jake Barr, CEO/Principal, BlueWorld Supply Chain Consulting
|11:45am||Session: Executive Interview: LP Building Solutions' on Adopting Predictive Maintenance
LP Building Solutions is a high-quality, value added building materials manufacturer who reduced downtime and cut costs with Infor CloudSuite EAM. Watch this executive interview to hear a candid discussion on what and how they set out to achieve their goals of modernizing their maintenance philosophy with innovative processes and to achieve optimal equipment performance, a key indicator of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).
Presenters: Bob Carnes, IT Manager, LP Building Solutions
|12:15pm||Session: Smart Factory - Manufacturing Operations in the Cloud
Amazon distributes billions of products using cutting edge automation, machine learning and AI, and robotics, with AWS at its core. In this session, AWS Smart Factory & Industrie 4.0 Global Lead, Douglas Bellin, will discuss the ways in which manufacturers are embracing digital technologies to transform, leveraging data to make data-driven decisions, further automate processes, and leverage innovations like machine learning, computer vision, and robotics.
Presenters: Doug Bellin, Executive, Industries 4.0 and Smart Factory Solutions, AWS
|12:45pm||Session: Executive Interview: Georgia-Pacific LLC on modernizing supply chain operations
Georgia Pacific is one of the world’s leading makers of tissue, pulp, packaging, building products and related chemicals. As current user of Infor M3 on-premise, watch this executive interview to hear why they are moving to the cloud. You’ll hear about which priority projects they’re embarking on and how Industry 4.0 is impacting and driving their decisions. In addition, you’ll hear how they’ve kept their projects on track even through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Presenters: Robby Cullens, Vice President IT, Georgia-Pacific LLC
Avi Guha, Executive Program Director – Digital Core, Georgia-Pacific LLC
|10:00am||Session: Rise of Intelligent Analytics in Industry 4.0
Market direction driven by Industry 4.0 and disruptions of IoT, AI, augmented reality, 5G, and others are pushing manufacturers to look at intelligent analytics and create business value with end-to-end industry solutions. In this session, attendees will hear from two of the world’s largest high tech manufacturers on the market trends driving intelligent analytics, including the evolution of the traditional BI maturity model, Industry 4.0 analytics for supply chain and manufacturing productivity, and, most importantly, how these analytic solutions can be build and deployed.
Presenters: Morris Singer, Solution Architect, Strategic Technology Partnerships, AWS and Ashok Kumar, Sr. Director, Data and Analytics Strategy
|10:30am||Session: The Human Side of Enterprise Asset Management
In a world of nuts and bolts, it is easy to focus on the assets and not enough on the people. The COVID-19 pandemic shines a light on the human side of enterprise asset management as manufacturers shift to remote or socially-distanced operations. Organizations are adjusting their technology roadmaps due to weaknesses exposed by the pandemic. Digital enterprises invest in robust EAM software that keeps employees informed, empowered and safe.
Presenters: Juliana Beauvais, Research Manager, Enterprise Applications, IDC
Kevin Price, Industry & Solution Strategy Director, Sales, Infor
|11:00am||Session: Customer Interview: Frontier Co-op on building a transparent supply chain
Frontier Co-op prides themselves for sustainably sourcing spices, herbs and teas with authentic flavor. To increase overall supply chain transparency, ensure quality and compliance, and support their sustainability goals, they are modernizing their supply chain operations. Watch this executive interview to learn how gaining visibility and closer connections with their vendors & farmers will help them improve visibility & collaboration. These enhancements will help them to quickly identify vulnerabilities in the supply chain as well as be more efficient and better equipped to meet growing demand.
Presenters: Tony Bedard, CEO, Frontier Co-op
|11:15am||Session: Innovation as a Service
Departments such as Human Resources, Operations, and Finance are the engine rooms that power an organization’s performance and sustainable growth. But how do they ensure functional excellence within their own units? Technology efficiency, proficiency and integration are imperative to digital transformation. In this session, attendees will reimagine the role of technology driving productivity and building sustainable operations.
Presenters: Leanne Moll, Digital Transformation Leader, Deloitte
|11:30am||Session: Process Intelligence: Pursuing operational perfection, one step at a time
Companies today are striving to squeeze every ounce of productivity out of their operations in efforts to become more agile. Workflows and interdependent processes must be precisely choreographed to eliminate gaps and bottlenecks. But, as business complexity increases, analyzing the ebb and flow of tasks and tangible results becomes more challenging. This is where Process Intelligence solutions fill a critical need.
Presenters: Flavio Marcato, Sr. Director, Solutions & Innovation
|11:45am||Session: Executive Interview: El Dorado Packaging Inc. on transforming customer experience
El Dorado Packaging provides customized packaging solutions for seed, food, animal health products, bulk packaging and more. They have applied lean manufacturing principles and progressive management policies to optimize performance and improve the customer experience. Watch this interview to learn how they enhanced their customers’ experience by improving data visibility and connectivity to their internal users and external partners and customers.
Presenters: Menino Fernandes, Director, IT, El Dorado Packaging Inc.
|12:00pm||Session: The Sustainable Industry 4.0 Paradigm
Like all new business technology directions, Industry 4.0 introduces a series of paradoxes to be solved—most notably around the use of critical business information. It is well known that information drives manufacturing forward to better decisions, processes, customer experiences, investments, and profitability. The convergence of advanced analytics and Industry 4.0 delivers a powerful solution for manufacturing resiliency, sustainability, and new market advantage. In this session, you’ll learn how the convergence of information, MES, ERP, AI, and IoT can take you beyond the promise of Industry 4.0 to deliver sustainable opportunity and profitability.
Presenters: Justin DeWitt, Solution Architect, PCG
Peter Jackson, SVP, Infor Services, PCG
Kim Davis, VP, Alliance and Channels, Infor
Rich Powers, Senior Consultant, PCG
|12:30pm||Session: Post-pandemic supply chain resilience
Drastic changes in customer expectations, employees and governments are forcing manufacturing companies to address the risks facing their organization and strategize against their supply chain vulnerability. Join us as we discuss how to assess the unique risks to your supply chain to become more resilient.
Presenters: Bob Hersh, Principal, Grant Thornton
Jonathon Eaton, National Supply Chain Practice Leader, Grant Thornton