Truly Smart Manufacturing: What’s Possible, and When?
Speaker to be announced
As global manufacturing undergoes its biggest transformation since the industrial revolution, we'll hear from one of the world’s most innovative manufacturing companies. Get inside the radical changes taking place, gain a glimpse of those that are to come, and obtain some hard-won advice on how—and how not to—make the leap in your transformation initiatives.
9:00 am - 9:45 am
New Tech Without Tears
Travis Hollman | President & CEO, Hollman
Jim Radous | President & CEO, UniCarriers Americas
The new wave of industrial technology, from machine learning to IoT robotics promises incredible opportunity, but as everyone knows, execution is everything and misfires can be expensive and draining. So how do you make the most of tech without having it derail your operations? We’ll have a blunt, smart conversation with two mid-sized U.S. manufacturers who have successfully transformed their operations. They’ll detail their experiences—good and bad—and help you avoid costly mistakes.
9:45 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Additive Manufacturing: Out of the Lab and Into Your Line
John Hartner |Chief Operating Officer, ExONE
Additional speakers to be announced
It’s no longer just for big companies and experimental projects—additive manufacturing is fast becoming as commonplace as CNC on the shop floor. We’ll explore mid-market case studies of how this revolutionary technology is moving into production lines around the world, and how you can take advantage in cost-effective ways.
Begin Boarding Buses to Denton, TX Tours
Noon - 5:00 pm
Tours in Denton
Peterbilt: Leading Innovation
Since 1939, Peterbilt Motors Company has reigned as America's premium quality truck manufacturer, with a global reputation for industry-leading design, innovative engineering and fuel-efficient solutions. During the past several years, Peterbilt has introduced more new products and services than at any time in its history. We’ll learn more about how they’ve done it with an in-depth briefing by one of the company’s top operational executives ahead of our tour.
Additive Manufacturing Lab / University of North Texas
Participants will have a deep dive into additive technology at the University of North Texas Additive Manufacturing Lab, a comprehensive and centralized facility bringing together both types of additive manufacturing — laser powder bed fusion, also referred to as selective laser melting, and laser-based directed energy deposition. UNT’s powder bed fusion system, the Aconity MIDI, is a unique, truly open platform and open architecture system that is designed for fundamental and applied research on additive manufacturing. The directed energy deposition system is a LENS 750 ideally suited for deposition of graded alloys and composites, as well as for site-specific addition of additive manufacturing features and component repairs.
Lunch and Peer-to-Peer Roundtables
Attendees will be divided into small groups to engage in interactive and in-depth peer discussions on a range of strategic manufacturing challenges and opportunities.
Buses depart Denton to return to Omni Frisco
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wednesday, May 15
7:00 am - 8:00 am
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Keynote Speaker to be announced
9:00 am - 10:00 am
A Smarter, Leaner Workforce
John Kramer Jr. | Chairman & CEO, Cambridge Engineering
Marc Braun | President, Cambridge Engineering
When it comes to building a cohesive and engaged team, this is the most difficult, complex time in a generation. From finding workers, to upskilling them, to integrating automation, how do you find the right people and strike the right balance of humans and machines? And how do you get them to truly embrace a culture of continuous improvement and learning? Cambridge Engineering has made great progress on all of these fronts by focusing on growing people. Through a combination of people-centric leadership and well-honed lean techniques from Japan, they have created one of the most studied mid-sized manufacturing cultures in America. They’ll share how they do what they do, giving you some successful culture-hack strategies in this can’t-miss presentation.
10:00 am - 10:15 am
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Good to Great Through Data
Speakers to be announced
In the age of Amazon, the beating heart of any great company is its ability to generate, manage and leverage data on customers, predictive maintenance, productivity, product design and more. We’ll talk to CEOs at manufacturing companies that are leading the industry in their ability to mine insights—and deep margins—from the information.
11:00 am - 11:45 am
What's Next for Manufacturing: A Conversation With David Farr
David Farr | Chief Executive Officer, Emerson Electric; Chair, National Association of Manufacturers
Manufacturing is in the midst of its biggest revolution since the advent of mass production amid seismic changes in geopolitics, technology and consumer behavior. So where are we? And where are we going? And how will you thrive and survive in the coming decade? We’ll get the views of one of the most important, newsmaking executives in American Manufacturing.
Noon - 3:00 pm
Lunch and Optional Tours (Select One)
Tour of AllianceTexas
AllianceTexas is a 26,000-acre master-planned, mixed-use community located in north Fort Worth that is home to to more than 480 companies and 48,000 employees. We’ll tour its pioneering multi-modal Alliance Global Logistics Hub, including one of the nation's largest intermodal yards, with two Class I rail lines and the world's first industrial airport. We’ll also tour one of the great 21st-century manufacturing complexes housed there.
Tour of Dallas Cowboys World Corporate Headquarters
CEOs will experience the place where the Dallas Cowboys train and work 355 days of the year, including Ford Center at The Star, a state-of-the-art, 510,000 square-foot indoor athletic facility; the state-of-the-art Cowboys War Room designed with superior technology and fully interactive video wall for the NFL draft; and a display of all five Super Bowl Trophies and Rings from the years of 1971, 1977, 1992, 1993 and 1995.