Sunday, March 16, 2014

Event - The Progressive Manufacturing Summit

The Progressive Manufacturing Summit will take place in May 28 - 30, 2014. This event engages Vice Presidents and Directors of Manufacturing, Operations, Engineering, Supply Chain, Logistics, Human Resources and Procurement for industrial facilities across the nation. They work with FMA to learn how to better achieve and surpass their strategic goals of operational efficiency, development and lean strategies within their supply chain and manufacturing processes. FMA Summits provide the platform for sharing best practices; through rich dialogue, thought leader presentations and establishing relationships between decision-makers with needs and industry leading solution providers.



Off-shoring, near-shoring, re-shoring and Made in the USA Federal Programs: Incentives & Initiatives Workforce Development & Job Creation Strategic Private-Public Partnerships & Regional Collaboration


Safety: Regulations & Implementation High Precision 3D Printing Optimizing distribution center operations Cradle-to-Grave approach to Asset Management Electronic Enterprise Quality Management Systems Protecting your Automation IT LEAN


Applying Lean strategies to Supply Chain Six Sigma Deployment & Kaizen – Continuous Improvement Waste Reduction Taking Lean beyond cost reduction Creating & sustaining High Performance Operations Streamlining manufacturing processes Quick response manufacturing


Supply Chain Management Working with 3PL’s Shortening Product Lifecycle Fleet Management Inventory & Operations Management Green Supply Chain Putting your Supply Chain in the Cloud Real-time Supply Chain visibility Automation storage & retrieval technology


Building resiliency into your workforce Talent Acquisition & Retention Strategy Leadership training for manufacturing operations Senior-level ‘buy-in’ and participation. Next generation of SCM talent ENERGY MANAGEMENT Energy efficient controls Power Factor Correction Alternative Fuels Water Conservation, Reuse & Remediation


Vision Systems Engineering Performance Solutions Quality management & standardizations Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Multi-site maintenance strategies Diagnostic tools, planning & scheduling


Packaging Innovation, Solutions & Technologies Material movement & handling systems Warehouse tools & tactics to optimize warehouse space Materials Protection & Security Materials Handling, Storage, Use & Disposal


Santiago Archila, Manager Factory Planning Group Husky Injection Molding Systems is one of the world’s leading suppliers of injection molding equipment and services to the global plastics industry. We design and manufacture a broad range of injection molding machines, hot runners, robots, molds and integrated systems.

Mark Correll, Vice President Manufacturing Operations Rockwell Collins is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications.

Carl Hale, Vice President Manufacturing Visionworks (formerly Eye Care Centers of America, Inc.) is a leading provider of eye care services with more than 590 optical retail stores in 40 states and the District of Columbia through 5 store names that are leaders in eye care service in each of their respective markets.

Thomas Easterday, Executive Vice President, Secretary & General Counsel SIA was the first automotive assembly plant in the U.S. to be ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 certified. Through the use of lean principles and innovative environmental programs, SIA achieved zero landfill status in May, 2004, and has significantly reduced waste generated, air emissions, and energy usage. Executive Vice President Tom Easterday will discuss the positive impact of SIA’s award-winning environmental programs on the environment, productivity, and cost efficiency.

Aubrey Jones, Sr., Director Engineering & Manufacturing Support Multi-national manufacturer of industrial starches, adhesives, polymers, electronic and engineering materials and specialty food products.

Chris Woodbridge, VP Global Manufacturing Strategy Chris has worked in SAC for over 25 years and held a number of manufacturing positions spanning that period. In particular, Chris established a regional manufacturing approach in Latin America and served as the first Global VP of Manufacturing for SAC.

Steve Fugarazzo, Manager of Facilities Engineering The Raytheon energy conservation program has been highly recognized across the Nation as well as internationally by the US EPA ENERGY STAR program, US EPA Climate Leaders program and the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA). The panel will focus on what Raytheon has done and is continuing to do to reach out to their employees to reduce plug load as well as how to tune up the infrastructure, conserve energy, and reduce costs. In addition, Raytheon has developed an energy survey tool which they use to identify and eliminate energy waste.

Dr. Sid Mundkur, Vice President Corporate Engineering Services Sid is the VP of Corporate Engineering Services for Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc., leading capital projects in the Americas, and working with Corporate EHS and Continuous Improvement, yield and efficiency improvements. Sid’s team identifies best available technologies. Sid has over 15 years experience in the ethanol industry, Engineering, Operations, R&D, and Technology Development.

Mark Servidio , Vice President – Logistics & Environmental Supply Chain Learn how shippers are working in a partnership with carriers and together reducing greenhouse gases – CO2, NOx, & PM. This program started in 2004 is working. It is not about whether global warming is real; it is about breathing cleaner air.

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