Programme 2018

26-28 November 2018; Berlin, Germany

08:00 - 11:30 - Site Tour

BMW Plant Berlin – Factory Tour

 

During the exclusive guided tour, three groups of 25 people will be led through the mechanical production, engine assembly and the motorcycle assembly. The tour is approximately two hours long.

Please note: There are only a final few places remaining on this factory tour and they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

11:50 - 12:50

Registration & Refreshments

12:50 - 13:00

Chair's Opening Remarks

13:00 - 13:35 - Keynote

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Devising and Implementing Smart Manufacturing and Flexible Factory Programs

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  • Full session abstract TBC
13:35 - 14:10 - Keynote

Lean & Operational Excellence

Motivating Excellence in Lean: The Pilot Area

 

  • Installing a dedicated lean pilot area in each plant to act as a showcase, testing ground and motivational tool for employees
  • Building an organisational structure to support your lean programme
  • The importance of strong leadership that actively supports the shop floor in the implementation process, sustaining the lean programme and instilling a continuous improvement culture
14:10 - 14:15

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14:15 - 14:50 - Solution Spotlights

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Good, Bad & Ugly of Industry 4.0

 

  • Industry 4.0 deployment at a Hearing Aid Manufacturer
  • Understanding what is possible with Industry 4.0, today, tomorrow and in the future
  • Lessons learnt
  • Business case – return on investment

Lean & Operational Excellence

Recognising Waste: Why is Identifying Waste Pivotal to the Success of your Lean Programme?

 

  • The ability to eliminate waste has become a staple of the manufacturing process, though effectively recognising waste is the underlying challenge
  • Learning new methods and techniques in waste identification can help you streamline and help execute your lean programmes

Quality & Safety Management

Why Adopting a Quality Management System is Critical to Perfecting Safety

 

  • Adopting a holistic approach to risk management throughout your business
  • Ownership of safety by all employees in all business activities
  • Integration of safety procedures in all aspects of business
  • Integration of safety into all aspects of business documentation
  • Continuous communication of safety KPIs
14:50 - 15:50

iSolve & Networking Refreshments

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15:50 - 16:25 - Case Studies

Industry 4.0 & Technology

The Overall Realisation of the Industry 4.0 Roadmap

  • More flexible workforce planning and deployment in production
  • Additive manufacturing

Lean & Operational Excellence

Building and Managing Lean Production Systems using a TPS Benchmark

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  • Full session abstract TBC

Quality & Safety Management

Session Title TBC (Pladis Global)

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  • Full session abstract TBC
16:25 - 16:30

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16:30 - 17:05 - Solution Spotlights

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Taking Steps Now to a Smart Manufacturing Future

 

To stay globally competitive, manufacturing companies need Smart Manufacturing. But what does this mean and how can it be achieved? This presentation will take the audience on a journey looking at:

  • Smart Manufacturing enabling technologies
  • Data: what is the real issue?
  • Maturity stages of Operations IT: where are you now?
  • MES/MOM (manufacturing operations management): why you need it to make Smart Manufacturing happen

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Session Title TBC (Elisa)

  • Full session abstract TBC

Lean & Operational Excellence

Session Title TBC (Siemens)

 

  • Full session abstract TBC
17:05 - 17:10

Please Move to your Next Session

17:10 - 17:45 - Keynote

Leadership & Workforce Development

Avoiding the Skills Gap: Planning for the Short and Long Term to Secure your Future

 

  • With a predicted significant shortfall of manufacturing professionals set to enter the industry, how can the industry secure its future?
  • Why must you have a defined yet adaptable program for succession planning?
  • How has the landscape of acquiring and developing the most capable, young talent in manufacturing changed?
17:45 - 17:50

Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Day 1

17:50 - 18:50

Evening Drinks Reception

19:00 - 22:00 - Awards Dinner

Awards Dinner 2018

 

  • European Supply Chain Leadership Award 2018
  • European Manufacturing Leadership Award 2018
  • European Manufacturing Rising Star Award 2018
08:00 - 08:40

Registration & Refreshments

08:40 - 08:45

Chair's Opening Remarks

08:45 - 09:20 - Keynote

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Session Title TBC (Airbus Defence & Space)

 

  • Full session abstract TBC
09:10 - 09:45 - Keynote

Lean & Operational Excellence

Lean Strategy Deployment for Engineering to Order the Business Structure in Siemens Ltd. China

 

  • Lean Implementation Strategy of Siemens Transformers
  • Hoshin Kanri roll-out in China
  • Digitalisation Roadmap
  • Lean and digital use cases from engineering to order the business structure
09:55 - 10:00

Please Move to your Next Session

10:00 - 10:35 - Solution Spotlights

Lean & Operational Excellence

Driving to Zero: An Executive Discussion and Case Study on Exceptional Manufacturing Performance

 

  • Challenge existing paradigms by embracing zero-loss thinking in cost, quality, and safety
  • How do operational leaders prioritize talent development vs automation and vice-versa
  • Leverage the power of operational excellence to deliver on corporate strategy and outperform competition
  • Establish the business case for change at all levels of the organisation

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Flexibility through Nesting – Solutions for Building the Factory of the Future

 

  • How to use swarm intelligence, hives and nesting to achieve flexible and intelligent factories in the future. Reasons, needs and demands

Quality & Safety Management

What is the Biggest Cause of Quality Deviation Related Issues and how can this be Avoided?

 

  • Does increased automation have a lot to account for or is a change in mentality and approach required?
10:35 - 11:35

iSolve & Networking Refreshments

11:35 - 12:10 - Case Studies

Lean & Operational Excellence

Creating a Common Industrial Culture based on Efficiency Improvement

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Quality & Safety Management

Session Title TBC

 

  • Full session abstract TBC
12:10 - 12:15

Please Move to your Next Session

12:15 - 12:50 - Solution Spotlights

Lean & Operational Excellence

Why do so many Organisations get Lean & OpEx Wrong?

 

  • Are you focused on process or your end-to-end system?
  • Are you ready for the future?
  • Is there still something we could learn from Toyota

Lean & Operational Excellence

Improving SMART Gas Meter output by 72% in 9 months without CAPEX

 

This case study shows how, in the face of massive sales growth, one of our clients made a permanent step change in productivity over a 9 month period. The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Assessing performance and the underlying reasons why opportunity existed
  • The dynamic de-bottlenecking roadmap
  • Using John Kotter’s framework of change to engage leaders, employees and suppliers
  • An example of technical constraint breaking
  • Results and sustainability
  • Key learning points

Quality & Safety Management

Session Title TBC

 

  • Full session abstract TBC
12:50 - 13:50

Networking Lunch

13:50 - 14:25 - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

Inspiring Leadership to Create a Dream Team

 

  • Examples of inspiring companies
  • Why do certain companies inspire us
  • What motivates us
  • The customer is the boss
  • How to motivate your teams to take the extra mile

Industry 4.0 & Technology

The Evolution to Cloud Computing

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

Lean & Operational Excellence

How to Sustain the Operation via Standardisation

 

  • Full session abstract TBC
14:25 - 14:30

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14:30 - 15:05 - Solution Spotlights

Lean & Operational Excellence

How can you Ensure Continuous Improvement across all Sites?

 

  • How can a lean and operational excellence program be maintained across global sites?
  • How should you tailor working and training regimes for different cultures and backgrounds?

Industry 4.0 & Technology

How can you Ensure Full ROI on Automated and Semi-Automated Processes?

 

  • Decrease the level of risk when introducing new technologies and processes through an effective measurement system prior to implementation
  • Successful forecasting is pivotal to choosing the correct level of automation and ensuring the highest level of output

Advanced Strategies

Design Reliability Testing and Verification for New Production Systems and Assembly Lines

 

  • Mitigating risk through sufficient testing using new technologies and software
  • Creating a buy-in from colleagues with sufficient testing
15:05 - 16:05

iSolve & Networking Refreshments

16:05 - 16:40 - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

Session Title TBC (Nestlé)

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

Industry 4.0 & Technology

A Global Approach to Industry 4.0: Strategy Definition and Kick-Off of Initial Workstreams

 

  • How are the group working to make Industry 4.0 happen?
  • A detailed look at the approach and strategy
  • Analysing the initial projects that have been launch to test and learn some of the new technologies (such as 3D Printing, Big Data Analytics, Augmented Reality and IIoT platforms)

Lean & Operational Excellence

Lean Manufacturing Implementation at IMI Hydronics

 

  • Value Stream Organization implemented
  • Customer Lead Times, On Time Deliveries and Inventories radical Improvement
  • One Piece Flow and Multi Machines operations (Productivity)
  • Internal Scrap and Customer Complaints reduced to World Class levels
16:45 - 16:50

Please Move to your Next Session

16:50 - 17:25 - Case Studies

Advanced Strategies

Session Title TBC (Gartner)

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Data and System Architecture and its High Impact on Smart Manufacturing

 

  • Reference models
  • Free flow of information via interoperability
  • Different ways to provide interoperability
  • Impact of the orchestration on the ability to create value and to achieve agility and flexibility
  • Value source provided by data

Industry 4.0 & Technology

The Digital Transformation Journey of Faurecia

 

  • A comprehensive scope: human resources, business, manufacturing
  • A global approach: mix of local and global solutions
  • A focus on manufacturing: from raw materials supply to finished goods delivery
  • Impacts on production efficiency and industrial strategy
  • Example of application of deep learning and AI
17:25 - 17:30

Please Move to your Next Session (4)

17:30 - 18:05 - Keynote

Advanced Strategies

From Global To Local Operations: Reshaping The Organisation To Boost Efficiency And Competitiveness In A Global Market

 

  • Re-evaluating your current global setup and highlighting limitations in efficiency and consumer communication
  • Analysing forecasted developments in the global market and preparing for key challenges and opportunities
  • Emerging market manpower and low cost vs western technology - Utilising innovative technologies to remain competitive
  • Maximising the efficiency of your global footprint
  • Talent sourcing and development - having the right people in the right places and at the right time
18:05 - 18:10

Chair's Closing Remarks & End of Day 2

18:10 - 19:10

Evening Drinks Reception

08:00 - 08:50

Registration & Refreshments

08:50 - 08:55

Chair's Opening Remarks

08:55 - 09:30 - Keynote

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Achieving an Advanced Level within Industry 4.0 - A Study of the Bosch Plant in Wernau

 

  • Full session abstract TBC
09:30 - 10:05 - Keynote

Leadership & Workforce Development

From Understanding through Ownership to Autonomy

 

  • Total change management leadership
  • Turning the industrial department into continuous improvement driven and a self-learning organisation
10:05 - 10:10

Please Move to your Next Session

10:10 - 10:45 - Solution Spotlights

Advanced Strategies

How can Advanced Cost and Energy Reduction Strategies Benefit your Top Line Today?

 

  • Practical case studies of how implementing sustainable initiatives can both reduce costs and energy usage
  • Sustainability is no longer about a feel good factor, it has developed into a key, long-term driver which brings down operational costs
  • Decreasing energy usage as well as improving water and waste management can have an immediate impact and provide instant return on investment

Industry 4.0 & Technology

What are the Potential Pitfalls during the Implementation of New Software and Technologies?

 

  • While the race is on to get ahead in the age of Industry 4.0, what obstacles should be accounted for?

Lean & Operational Excellence

Session Title TBC

 

  • Full session abstract TBC
10:45 - 11:45

Networking Break & Refreshments

11:45 - 12:20 - Case Studies

Lean & Operational Excellence

What does a Company Look Like After Two Years of having a Lean Expert as a Managing Director?

  • Introduction to Agroherni: figures and big numbers (Sergio R.)
  • What happened over the last 2 years (Sergio R.)
  • How we see the 2025 (Sergio R.)
  • Industry 4.0.: mobility, visual management, RFID, info accessible for everyone on time/on line, customer service,… (Luis R.)

Industry 4.0 & Technology

"Team, Lean & Green": Smart Factory in Peissenberg

 

  • The Agfa Group and the Peissenberg Plant 
  • "Team, Lean & Green"
  • Smart Factory: digital solutions
  • Future challenges
12:20 - 12:25

Please Move to your Next Session

12:25 - 13:00 - Case Studies

Advanced Strategies

A Case in the Steel Transforming Industry: Projects Implemented in Siderval and the Hot Extrusion Division of Calvi Holding Special Steel Profiles

 

  • Industry 4.0
  • Quality & Safety (& Environment) Management
  • Workforce Development

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Session Title TBC (Perfetti Van Melle Turkey)

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

Leadership & Workforce Development

Session Title TBC (GE Power)

  • Full session abstract TBC
13:00 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 - 14:35 - Case Studies

Advanced Strategies

Session Title TBC (3P Biopharmaceuticals)

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Session Title TBC (Pilkington AG)

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

Lean & Operational Excellence

Session Title TBC (Prayon)

 

  • Full session abstract TBC
14:35 - 14:40

Please Move to your Next Session

14:40 - 15:15 - Keynote

Advanced Strategies

To Set Up a Manufacturing Excellence the Way of Working within the Production in the Middle East

 

  • Challenges and explanations how the daily manufacturing KPIs had increased in order to reach World Class Level in the Volvo & Renault manufacturing plant in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
15:20 - 15:55 - Keynote

Lean & Operational Excellence

15:55 - 16:05

Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Summit

16:30 - 19:30 - Site Tour

BMW Plant Berlin – Factory Tour

 

During the exclusive guided tour, three groups of 25 people will be led through the mechanical production, engine assembly and the motorcycle assembly. The tour is approximately two hours long.

Please note: There are only a final few places remaining on this factory tour and they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.