American Manufacturing Strategies Summit 2012 (AMS 2012)

Venue: McCormick Place Convention Centre

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 22, 2012 End Date/Time: Oct 24, 2012
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Our two day program demonstrates:

• Advanced Strategies to Attract, Develop, and Retain Skilled Workers
• Achieving the next level of continuous improvement
• How to improve manufacturing productivity using quality management systems
• Tools to assess your organization's quality maturity, readiness and potential productivity improvement
• How to adopt, achieve and sustain business excellence in operations
• Reducing operation costs through end to end visibility
• Understanding how lean tools apply to value creation and how this drives meaningful business results
• Increasing and sustaining top-line grown through thorough business-planning
• How advancements in technology can be adopted to drive lean methodologies throughout supply chains

Program highlights include:

• “Building a Relationship Toolbox for Manufacturers” led by Amir Ghannad, Director-Atlanta Plant, N.A Lean, Sunny Delight Beverages Company reveals how teamwork and individual contributions compare, getting creative when it comes to problem solving and finding new ways to motivate and empower a workforce to achieve positive outcomes in manufacturing operations
• “Mass Customization Manufacturing” led by Greg Renfro, VP Global Manufacturing Strategy, National Oilwell Varco reveals Outlining the challenges involved in building highly specialized and customized machines, Demonstrating the importance of communication and collaboration between all stakeholders and participants of the manufacturing process, Calculating time and material requirements for unique and unusual projects
• “Working with Government and Academia to Train a Manufacturing-Capable Workforce in the United States” led by Bonnie Fetch, Director, Global Workforce Talent Development, Caterpillar reveals Reviewing the root causes of the current shortage, Discussing the current and future labor requirements of US-based manufacturers and Highlighting projects and programs that are starting to make a difference