Drive Manufacturing Summit is the definitive event for future-focused manufacturing leaders. The three day event will bring together champions of Industry 4.0 and lean manufacturing, and facilitate meaningful discussion and action plans for manufacturing of the future.
Contributed by | OTTO Motors
How do you focus on improvement when 80% of your day is spent putting out fires? How do you balance employee retention while decreasing operating costs and improving throughput? Is future-proofing really possible? The landscape is changing and standard manufacturing trade shows and manufacturing conferences don’t allow leaders to delve into the details that enable change within the organization. This is why we’re taking action to bring together industry leaders from Fortune 500 companies for the first annual Drive Manufacturing Summit, held at the historic Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, WI, just before Manufacturing Day, October 2-4, 2017.
What to Expect at This Non-traditional Manufacturing Conference
Drive Manufacturing Summit is the definitive event for future-focused manufacturing leaders. The three day event will bring together champions of Industry 4.0 and lean manufacturing, and facilitate meaningful discussion and action plans for manufacturing of the future. It won’t include aisles of trade show floors to walk or high level seminars that repeat news you’ve already heard. You already know about the concepts, but now it’s time to create the plan of how to implement and execute them into your operation. This summit will provide you with the tools necessary to remain competitive in a landscape that is changing drastically.
OTTO Motors CEO, Matt Rendall explains, “Drive Manufacturing Summit is for top level decision makers who think differently, inspire change, and adopt emerging trends and technologies into their processes because they understand the ramifications that will occur if they don’t adapt.”
Drive Summit Speaker Sessions
This years’ theme is Unlock the Hidden Potential in Your Facility and will include immersive learning sessions that span three tracks: Process & Design, Connectivity, and Emerging Technology. Session topics include:
- The Journey to Lights-Out Manufacturing
- IT & Security: Securing your Factory for Industry 4.0
- Planning Facility Design for an Uncertain Future
- Multilayer Manufacturing: Why Additive Manufacturing is Changing the Game
- How Modern Advances Offer Lean Opportunities
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Keynote and session speakers will feature executives from Fortune 500 companies, including General Electric’s Leader of the Global Research Automation Center, Roland Menassa. Roland has a multi-decade tenure in the manufacturing sector and leverages his experience to evaluate new processes and technologies ensuring GE’s manufacturing sector operates lean and is always prepared to handle operational changes in the future.
The Innovation Showcase: Experience the Smart Factory Floor
Attendees and members of the press will experience an interactive, connected factory display called the Innovation Showcase unique to Drive Manufacturing Summit. More details will be revealed in the coming months.
The event opens with a welcome reception at the renowned Kimpton Journeyman Hotel Rooftop Patio. Throughout the remaining two days, attendees will enjoy all-inclusive breakfasts and lunches, as well as a social gathering at Milwaukee’s homegrown Best Place Pabst Brewery.
Take advantage of early-bird pricing until June 1, 2017. Group rates are also available. For more information or to register, visit www.drivemfgsummit.com.
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