Programme 2019

4-6 November 2019; Berlin, Germany

08:00 - 11:30 - Site Tour

BMW Plant Berlin

During the exclusive guided tour, two 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: Tickets are now sold out. Please contact us if you would like to join the waiting list.

Swissbit Plant Berlin

This exclusive tour will take 50 people around Swissbit’s new state of the art factory. Attendees will get a tour through the new ramping memory factory, and insight and explanation of the whole production flow, presentation of the shop floor and a detailed view of their chip-on-board production in their clean room environment. The tour will last approximately two hours.

Please note: There are only 50 places on this factory tour and they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

12:00 - 13:00

Registration & Networking Lunch

13:00 - 13:10

13:10 - 13:45 - Keynote

Quality & Safety Management

Consumer-Driven Quality

Sabina Krzystolik, Chief Quality Officer, Unilever

  • How to create and lead a consumer-centric quality organisation

13:45 - 14:20 - Keynote

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Transformation – The Success of Continuous Change

Dr Holger Feldhege, COO, Bühler AG

  • What does continuous change mean for Bühler?
  • Our challenges and how we master them
  • Bühler in the digital age. Our transformation has started in business and manufacturing
  • Our way to master Digital in Manufacturing
  • People are key for us: talent management in the digital age

14:25 - 15:00 - Solution Spotlights

Lean & Operational Excellence

Delivering Exceptional Manufacturing Performance in Transformational Times

Jordan Workman, Global Director of Client Development, Performance Solutions by Milliken

  • Building a performance system as a “way of work” for surviving and thriving in hyper-competitive and transformational times
  • Understanding the human element of operational performance amidst the ongoing technological transformation   
  • Building the system-based foundations of stability, reliability, and predictability in manufacturing processes with technology and people
  • Shifting the organizational mindset from “incremental” improvement to “breakthrough” using zero-loss thinking and a tiered management system

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Boosting Productivity with Industrial IoT and AI

Kari Terho, General Manager, Elisa Smart Factory, Elisa

Manufacturers are struggling with costly unplanned downtime, unstable production quality and high amounts of production waste. Attempts to improve efficiencies are based on guesswork rather than real-time facts, even though massive amounts of data are generated by factory machines and systems.

In this presentation, Kari Terho will focus on how Elisa Smart Factory helps manufacturers maximize machine uptime, production quality and yield by bringing visibility to all stages of operations and by applying machine learning on top of that data. With help of real industry customer cases, Mr. Terho will show how businesses can increase productivity and save costs by applying IIoT and data science into their operations.

Quality & Safety Management

The Future Of Manufacturing is Human + Machine In a Connected Worker World

Lawrence Whittle, CEO, Parsable

Joris Stolk, Manager Maintenance, Utilities and Digital Innovation, Heineken

It’s nearly impossible today to ignore the talk around digital transformation and the automation of industrial operations. But many companies are ignoring one very fundamental issue. Robots and automation speak in ones and zeros, and human workers don’t. If these innovative technologies are going to deliver the benefits that they promise, we need to get machines and humans to “talk” with one another. This is where Connected Work changes the game. Through the lens of Connected Work, machines and humans are essentially colleagues working together. Join this session to learn how Connected Work can result in measurable increases in overall productivity, quality and safety across your operations.

15:00 - 15:50

iSolve Meetings & Networking Break

15:50 - 16:25 - Case Studies

Quality & Safety Management

Made by Robots, Maintained by Humans: Connecting Quality and Safety in the Aftermarket

Simon Hardiman, Head of Quality and ACE, Collins Aerospace

The first part of any product lifecycle is to design and produce a brand new product that safely operates to the specification provided. The focus is on robotic production in a standardised manner to minimise variation of output to the specification. Zero defects; perfect to the design intent. Our factories do this well but what happens as the product ages? How do we ensure that the human intervention required to resolve in-service issues maintains safe product function?

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Our Journey from Transparency to Intelligence by Applying Industry 4.0 Principles

Angel Garcia Bombin, Data Analytics Project Manager - Industry 4.0, Sonae Arauco

  • A real story of Industry 4.0 implementation, awarded in the first edition of the Spanish Data Science Awards (Telefonica)
  • A journey through the 3 main steps in a Industry 4.0 roadmap: Transparency, Interaction and Intelligence
  • A practical approach to get going: Starting with PoC's in a lean start up way and rolling out in the rest of the Group's plants
  • All this, showing examples of applications in an industrial environment, 24/7 continuous process using several  enabler technologies like IoT, cloud, wearables and machine learning

Lean & Operational Excellence

Introduction and Implementation of the Datwyler Production System: Pitfalls and Pleasures

Dirk Vander Mierde, Site Director, Datwyler

The introduction of a new production system in a company is quite a challenge and many obstacles could block the way to success. In his presentation Dirk Vander Mierde brings an overview on the road towards this success, with all the pitfalls and moments of success in the various stages of implementation.

16:30 - 17:05 - Solution Spotlights

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Smashing Business Silos with Digital Transformation

Martin Kelman, Global Innovation Director, ATS Applied Tech Systems Ltd

The last two years have witnessed some dramatic changes in the technology, products and services available to industry, but is manufacturing willing to change its processes, structures, and methodologies to maximise the benefits of Industry 4.0.  This presentation will focus on some examples, the successes, failures and pragmatic sharing of experiences so we can all walk away with real ideas to implement new solutions today.

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Expert Paintshop Insights for Optimised Production and Quality Management

Frank Levering, CTO, Geico Spa

Giorgio Guerrini, DELMIA EuroMed Sales Representative, Dassault Systèmes

Find out how:
  • The demand for digitisation as part of Industry 4.0 initiatives has pushed GEICO to bundle its digital efforts in a single suite that operates like the brain of the Smart Paintshop: J-Suite 
  • They want to identify correlations and necessary actions before and even beyond human comprehension
  • The resulting central platform is capable to observe, interpret and alert, even act autonomously, to preserve or restore the optimized production conditions in real-time
  • The end-to-end solution GEICO has built with Dassault Systèmes DELMIA Apriso will provide Car Body Painting Customers with a solutions to manage painting processes with the latest technologies available in Digital Manufacturing, allowing them to accelerate their evolution towards the Factory of the future

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Cloudifying the Plant: Two Sample Shop Floor Solutions

Plamen Kiradjiev, Global CTO Industrie 4.0, IBM Distinguished Engineer, IBM Germany

From the very beginning of Industrie 4.0, Internet of Things and Cloud have been accompanying every discussion, presentation or value proposition. Nevertheless, there are concerns among manufacturers - on the one hand, about latency, security and trust. On the other hand, about the maintainability of the additional functional components that enable the flexibility in integration, analytical insights up to AI-based assistance.
This talk addresses the question “How do Cloud and manufacturing fit together in practice?” and drills down into two concrete solutions delivered in a fully automated way for any plant or Cloud deployment by leveraging OpenShift as common denominator:
  • Plant Service Bus, enabling the universal flexible and trustful integration in the shop floor, including Cloud
  • Intelligent Automotive Manufacturing Assistant - designed in cooperation with two major Automotive OEMs to effectively face various production floor challenges. IAMA applies AI, AR, IoT and cognitive technologies to gain operational efficiencies, incl. higher workforce productivity, better OEE and lower cost per vehicle. Manufacturers will see fast ROI through empowering and upskilling workers on automotive production lines

17:10 - 17:45 - Keynote

Advanced Production Strategies

L’Oréal Digital Transformation Journey in Manufacturing

Christian Georges, Technical Director, L'Oréal

  • Strategy
  • REX
  • Impacts on Operational Excellence results
  • Beyond

17:45 - 17:50

17:50 - 18:50

Evening Drinks Reception

07:45 - 08:45

Registration & Refreshments

08:00 - 08:30 - Breakfast Briefing

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Changing the Future of Manufacturing

Luke Mullins, CEO, Volta

  • How Volta was born from the needs of the manufacturing industry globally
  • People are the most important driving force towards the factory of the future
  • How will you stand out when technology is now more accessible to everyone?  
  • What it means to create lasting change

08:45 - 08:50

08:50 - 09:25 - Keynote

Quality & Safety Management

Beyond Zero Accidents: From Theory to Practice

Dr Urbain Bruyere, Vice President of EHS Pharma Supply Chain, GSK

There is extensive literature on ‘beyond zero accidents’, Safety-II, and Safety Differently. However, there is a limited number of studies on the application of these concepts on a large scale. In the last few years, GSK has delivered a strong safety performance and, more recently, strived to go beyond Safety-I towards Safety-II.

Today in GSK, the safety conversations have shifted. The organisation is focused on learning deeper lessons from high-potential severity incidents, improving operational risk management, strengthening accountability for high-severity risks and measuring associated high-severity risk management maturity. GSK is committed to not only reducing the number of safety accidents but also to improving safety defences. The focus is on ensuring that things go right rather than preventing things from going wrong.

This session will outline the practical steps that GSK has taken to evolve its safety approach and present the key lessons learned from this shift.

09:25 - 10:00 - Keynote

Lean & Operational Excellence

Why Lean Remains so Important in the 4.0 Era

Fabien Schmerber, Vice President Operations B&H EMEA, Aptar

  • In a fast-moving environment, Industry 4.0 tools and technologies are getting increased visibility and increased focus from our organisations
  • Big corporations in particular are increasing their Industry 4.0 focus and efforts to deploy
  • While surprisingly, basic foundations are sometimes not implemented and have led to  underperforming organisations and footprints
  • We will look forward through several show cases to understand what makes some organisations and manufacturing footprints become best-in-class

10:05 - 10:40 - Solution Spotlights

Lean & Operational Excellence

Zero-Intervention Production at Novo Nordisk

Morten Just Blangsted, Senior Partner, Valcon

  • This case from Novo Nordisk will give you groundbreaking knowledge if you work in sterile productions but also if you are just interested in increasing your OEE.
  • How Valcon’s patented Six Theta® model has been used.
  • This presentation will cover next level Operational Excellence, Production Planning, Industry 4.0 and Six Theta®.

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Bringing the Connected Enterprise to Life through Smart Machines and Smart Connected People

Paolo Butti, Director Industry and OEM EMEA, Rockwell Automation

At Rockwell Automation, we are engaged in continuously improving strategy and execution of the Connected Enterprise
  • combining the best opportunity for Productivity with the best Technology by enabling People and Processes to achieve success in the simplest possible way
  • expanding the journey from End Customer into Machine Builder, by making their Machine Smart, that means not only Connected and IIoT Technology enabled, but also Data enabled, turning them in Prescriptive Actions, by connecting them with newest skilled human beings.
  • disclosing Human Possibility to their next level, capturing past best practices and enabling new ideas and methodology through digitalisation, combining OT-IT in a full lifecycle approach, by design, implement, improve and upgrade machines lowering TCO and reducing risk

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Solving the Industry 4.0 Blind Spot

Sandy Reid, Chief Commercial Officer, Zaptic

  • Is some of your most valuable data trapped in spreadsheets, paper or peoples heads? 
  • Does this make it difficult to manage quality, safety and productivity on the shop floor?
  • Do you want to go digital quickly in a lean and agile way? 
  • Are you thinking about going paperless but not sure where to start?  
  • Drawing on a case study with EJ Gallo, the speaker will present the benefits of a lean digital transformation, and one that addresses the needs of the frontline workforce on the shop floor first

10:40 - 11:30

iSolve Meetings & Networking Break

11:30 - 12:05 - Case Studies

Lean & Operational Excellence

Applying and Refining the Leoni WCS Kaizen Production System

Dr Michael Gawronski, Vice President, Business Segment Enterprise & Industrial Projects, LEONI Fiber Optics GmbH

  • Travelogue of the lean journey of the LEONI Business Unit Fiber Optics
  • Refinement of LEONI Kaizen Production System of the Wire and Cable Solutions (WCS) Division for the specific requirements of the value chain for fiber optics   
  • The Tool Kit: e.g. Policy Deployment, Problem Solving, Total Flow Management, Value Stream Design, Training Within Industry (TWI), Six Sigma
  • Continuous improvement of the system (e.g. EFQM Excellence Model).

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Smart Maintenance: The Evolution of Maintenance in Manufacturing

Mehmet Güresin, Operational Projects Development Group Manager, Vestel

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Leadership & Workforce Development

Leadership and Strategy for Defining and Implementing Processes

Dean Lenane, Managing Director, Fisher Dynamics Europe

  • The essence of leadership
  • Decision making
  • Tempo and manoeuvre
  • Strategy – definition and implementation
  • Implementing strategy

12:10 - 12:45 - Solution Spotlights

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Unlocking the Value of Manufacturing Data in the IIOT World

Carsten Bitschkus, Senior MES Consultant, Lighthouse Systems Ltd

32% of manufacturing organisations struggle to gather data for their KPIs and 70% of shop floor data is unused. Understand what unlocking the value of manufacturing data could deliver to your business.

Leadership & Workforce Development

Creating an Agile Manufacturing Workplace Culture

Fabian Schumann, Managing Consultant, Gallup

Agility offers huge benefits to manufacturers in all sectors: Greater speed of decision-making, boosted innovation and improved team collaboration. Findings from Gallup’s ground-breaking The Real Future of Work study show that Agility is created not just through new management structures but by creating a culture that promotes and rewards “agile” behaviours. This requires a major rethink in how teams are managed, developed and coached. Done right, creating a culture of Agility enables manufacturers to boost innovation and increase productivity.

Industry 4.0 & Technology

When Machines Meet Humans in Global Supply Chain Transformation: Lessons Learned in Implementing AI and Analytics to Enable Better Decision-Making

Matthias Graefe, Director of Supply Chain Transformation, Supply Chain Data Officer, IBM Transformation & Operations, IBM Germany

Global supply chains continue to face challenges on reduced lead time, uncertainty and higher requirements. Yet, the tools and technologies we have on our hands to tackle these challenges have advanced in leaps and bounds. This practical case study will showcase the journey IBM has taken on to transform their global supply chain performance by investing in the most cutting-edge technologies and the key lessons learned from it:
  • A business case for investing in AI & Analytics: driving the strategic digital transformation while committing $3 of hard benefits for each $1 invested
  • A three staged transformation journey focusing on data transparency, integration and cognitive workflows
  • How is AI coming into play: Augmenting, learning and assisting in decision making
  • Defining and nurturing the machine/human relationship in the cognitive working environment
  • What are the key lessons learned from the journey?

12:45 - 13:45

Networking Lunch

Lunch & Learn Roundtables:

Roundtable led by BCI Global

Manufacturing Footprint and Supply Chain Optimisation in Uncertain Times

Moderated by:
René Buck, Chief Executive Officer, BCI Global



Roundtable led by Develop Consulting

Beyond World Class? Do Manufacturers Need to Now be Disruptive?
Continuous Improvement – are your Team Connected or on the Outside Looking In?

Moderated by:
Steve Boam, CEO, Develop Consulting
Max Pardo Roques
, Commercial Director, Develop Consulting



Roundtable led by IBM


Exploring the AI and Blockchain Opportunities for Supply Chain

Moderated by: 
Jeanette Barlow, Vice President Strategy & Offering Management, IBM Sterling
Matthias Graefe, Director of Supply Chain Transformation, Supply Chain Data Officer, IBM Transformation & Operations, IBM Germany

13:45 - 14:20 - Case Studies

Lean & Operational Excellence

Building the Production System through a Developed Lean Programme

Nüket Baran, Production System Engineer Leader, Hugo Boss

  • Full session abstract TBC

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Smart Manufacturing and its Opportunities

Uwe Küppers, Chairman, EMEA, MESA

  • Why are we not moving faster?
  • What are the opportunities in Big data, AI and Simulation?
  • IOT or MOM or both?
  • How does this work all together?

Advanced Production Strategies

Bridging the Gap between HW Start-ups & Manufacturing Operations

Ori Kaplan, Operations Strategist, FoldiMate (Previously)

  • Hardware Start-up characteristics & Operational challenges
  • Hardware Start-ups manufacturing habits
  • The gap between Manufacturers’ Operations and Hardware Start-ups needs
  • Bridging the gap ideas & discussion

14:25 - 15:00 - Solution Spotlights

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Putting the Industrial Internet to Work: How to Start, Where to Focus

Ian Williams, Senior Director - Solution Architecture, GE Digital

Digital technologies will not only help manufacturers build their Factories of the Future, they will be an key enabler of the Circular Economy. Hear about how the Circular Economy can be enabled by ‘going digital’, 5 reasons why manufacturers should embrace the Cloud and how GE Digital’s customers are already optimising their activities using industrial data – delivering productivity gains that support their sustainability, financial and operational goals – and taking advantage of all that the Cloud offers.

Key Takeaways
  • Learn how digital technologies help manufacturers play their role in the Circular Economy
  • Hear how global manufacturers have moved to the Cloud and achieved real ROI
  • Identify where to focus your next digital initiatives

Advanced Production Strategies

Cloud and AI Making Additive Distributed Manufacturing

Alexandre Tartas, Director Strategic Accounts EMEA, Markforged

How software, cloud technology, and AI are opening new fields of opportunities for additive manufacturing. Distributed production, meeting customer requirements, and needs on-demand. Bringing production closer to the demand we will have.

Lean & Operational Excellence

Dissecting the Monster: Why Data is Key in Building Better Outcomes in Operations

Dr John Harhen, Director, Orbsen Consulting

  • This session examines how analytics can inform our pathways to developing better results from the manufacturing engine
  • The world is changing. It is not just technology. It is customer expectation. It is the hunger for EBITDA enhancement
  • We need to see the dynamics, and choreography the various elements and diverse actors to play well together

15:00 - 15:50

iSolve Meetings & Networking Break

15:50 - 16:25 - Case Studies

Quality & Safety Management

Toward a Zero-Defect Manufacturing: Development of a Holistic Quality Management Platform

Pierluigi Petrali, Operation Excellence - Manager, Manufacturing Research & Development, Whirlpool EMEA

  • How can an Autonomous Quality system deal with the complexity of factory data?
  • How Quality operators could be addressed to understand and solve production or quality issue?
  • How to integrate legacy vertical system into one holistic view?

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Excellence in an Industry 4.0 Manufacturing Environment

Josef Kriegmair, Project Management, Production, MTU Aero Engines

  • Technology as an enabler on the journey to excellence
  • Dimensions of excellence
  • Excellence by design
  • Impact of the factory architecture on ability to achieve excellence
  • Culture and the mindset – two important success factors

Lean & Operational Excellence

Using Lean to Deliver Commercial Gene Therapy Manufacturing

Simon Simpkins, Vice President, Head of Manufacturing, Oxford BioMedica

  • Adapting lean practices to fit a low throughput process, significantly improving process robustness
  • Thinking outside the box to increase capacity without increasing cleanroom footprint
  • Delivering the first US approved commercial gene therapy

16:30 - 17:05 - Keynote

Industry 4.0 & Technology

E-APP: The Electrolux Stepping Stone Strategy to Empower Bottom-Up

Emanuele Quarin, Digital Industrial Operations Director EU, Electrolux

  • How to connect 15 different factories across Europe, 6 different countries, 4 different product categories, in an effective way and in a changing environment?
  • Having created digital awareness, how to move forward laying the foundations for value creation?
  • How to create the balance between execution and innovation in a digital context?

17:05 - 17:50 - Panel Discussion

Advanced Production Strategies

How can European Manufacturers Protect Themselves from Instability and an Industry Downturn?

Christian Haupt, Director, Global Business Development Technology, STAEDTLER Mars GmbH & Co. KG

Dr Michael Gawronski, Vice President, Business Segment Enterprise & Industrial Projects, LEONI Fiber Optics GmbH

Simon Hardiman, Head of Quality and ACE, Collins Aerospace

Uwe Küppers, Chairman, EMEA, MESA

  • The European manufacturing sector is in a precarious position with Germany’s biggest collapse in activity since the financial crisis
  • Some of the reasons for this level of poor performance can be attributed to economic and political uncertainty, trade issues, falling worldwide demand for capital goods and structural changes in key industries
  • What strategies and precautions can manufacturers implement in order to avoid, or at least reduce the impact of, a potential downturn?
  • How should senior management react to such a potentially difficult environment?

17:50 - 17:55

17:55 - 19:00

Evening Drinks Reception

19:00 - 22:15 - Awards Dinner

6th Annual European Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards 2019



Join us for the 6th Annual European Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards Dinner. Attendees will enjoy a unique and unforgettable evening as we celebrate the achievements of some of the people within the Manufacturing and Supply Chain industries. You’ll enjoy a three-course meal in the luxury of Berlin’s most famous variety theatre, the Wintergarten, where four awards will be presented.

The relaxed environment is a fantastic opportunity to strengthen relationships and network with those you’ve met during the first two days of the summit.

The following awards will be presented at the dinner:
  • European Manufacturing Leadership Award 2019: Christian Haupt, Head of Business Development Technology, Staedtler Mars
  • European Manufacturing Rising Star Award 2019: Ludvig Hjorth, Lean Manufacturing Manager Central & Eastern Europe, Prysmian Group
  • European Supply Chain Leadership Award 2019: Gökşen Töre Sancak, Vice President Material Planning and Logistics, Ford Otosan
  • European Supply Chain Rising Star Award 2019: Sarah Hayman, Supply Chain Manager, Warner Music Group
We have a limited number of tickets left, if you are interested in attending, please contact adrian.forde@markallengroup.com

Please click here for more information on the Awards

08:30 - 08:55

Registration & Refreshments

09:00 - 09:35 - Keynote

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Manufacturing Transformation at Beiersdorf

Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Gottschalk, VP SC Strategy and Engineering, Beiersdorf AG

  • Factory and supply network transformation
  • Investment program
  • Improvement targets
  • Design principles

09:35 - 10:10 - Keynote

Lean & Operational Excellence

The Kellogg's Works System (KWS): A Process Implemented Across 60 Sites

Rudi Neeckx, Continuous Improvement and Autonomous Maintenance Director, Kellogg Company

  • Full session abstract TBC

10:15 - 10:50 - Solution Spotlights

Advanced Production Strategies

HoloLens, Smartwatch & Mobility: How Innovation can Increase Quality, Automation and Compliance

Juraj Mojik, Head of Product, Resco

From automotive, aerospace, and aviation, to engineering, manufacturing, and construction. Innovation can disrupt entire industries. Where it doesn’t bring revolutionary changes, it can boost effectiveness, transparency, quality or compliance. Learn how you can bring innovation to your doorstep.

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Accelerate Innovation: Opcenter – Where Manufacturing meets Tomorrow

Dr Raffaello Lepratti, Vice President, MOM Business Development and Marketing, Manufacturing Operations Management Software, Siemens Digital Industries Software

  • Prepare your manufacturing with Industry 4.0 ready technologies
  • Manage the complexity in shop-floor to competitive advantage with right MOM functions
  • Maximise your investments in manufacturing IT

Industry 4.0 & Technology

IoT Edge Analytics Use Cases - Real Life Examples

Andrea Magnago, Director of International Sales & Partners, Crosser

Get inspired by understanding the 10 most common and popular use cases in Industry 4.0 and Industrial IoT.
- Why is Edge Analytics a hot topic?
- An introduction to Edge Analyitcs for Industry 4.0
- The 10 most common Industrial IoT Edge use cases that we meet today
- 3 insights on the industry 4.0 market

10:50 - 11:40

iSolve Meetings & Networking Break

11:40 - 12:15 - Keynote

Leadership & Workforce Development

An Agile and New Way of Working

Dmitriy Kozlov, Trainer & Coach of Agile Coaches, Severstal

Vladimir Stoyakin, Transformation Business Partner, Severstal

Severstal is undergoing a tremendous change in its business model and the way of working. The company is being restructured from the traditional cost oriented commodity producer to the rapid and client focused solution provider. The latest came along with a new company structure based on the self-organised client teams, a new capability building, a new governance model and, not least, an unprecedented mindset shift and a new collaborative attitude. The agile way of working became a new pillar in a market leading industrial company’s business model. We are going to talk about the key success factors and barriers we have encountered on the way.

12:20 - 12:55 - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

Developing an Agile Workforce within Datwyler

Jimmy Kesters, Vice President Global Operations Services, Datwyler

How to create a continuous improvement mind-set and live it in order to achieve true operational excellence and business transformation? How do we see behavioural change which is almost the new change management? Practical examples will be given of setting-up an agile self-learning organization. Insight will be shared how Datwyler works with a network of experts to overcome the challenges of a VUCA world.

Lean & Operational Excellence

Creating a Lean Production Chain: Developing Integrated Systems to Connect R&D with Production and Suppliers

Marco Brighi, Manufacturing Technology Specialist, Tetra Pak

  • Full session abstract TBC

12:55 - 13:55

Networking Lunch

13:55 - 14:30 - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

How an Engaged Workforce is Driving Business Results at Berry Global

Achim Schalk, Vice President Operations HHS Division EMEIA, Berry Global Inc.

  • Why employee engagement is important?
  • How to measure engagement?
  • Employee engagement as a process that influences Safety, Quality and Productivity
  • Put the PEDEL to the Metal on Employee Engagement – how can you drive it?

Industry 4.0 & Technology

The Digitalisation Journey of Siemens Digital Lighthouse Plants

Christoph Raum, Digitalisation Project Manager, Siemens AG

Challenges and requirements of the future:
  • IT architecture
  • Edge-based systems
  • Examples of traceability for complete data throughput

14:35 - 15:20 - Panel Discussion

Leadership & Workforce Development

How can you Build a Workforce for the Future?

Achim Schalk, Vice President Operations HHS Division EMEIA, Berry Global Inc.

Dean Lenane, Managing Director, Fisher Dynamics Europe

Emanuele Quarin, Digital Industrial Operations Director EU, Electrolux

Rudi Neeckx, Continuous Improvement and Autonomous Maintenance Director, Kellogg Company

Simon Hardiman, Head of Quality and ACE, Collins Aerospace

  • What are the emerging demands in terms of your workforce in the coming years?
  • How can you ensure that you are creating a team capable of the technical demands of the future?
  • Do recruitment, training and workforce development strategies need to be updated for millennials to match their expectations?
  • How can manufacturers attract and train their workforce to avoid the skills gap?
  • What issues have you faced in hiring suitable, potential leaders of the future?

15:20 - 15:30

Chair's Closing Remarks & End of Summit

Simon Hardiman, Head of Quality and ACE, Collins Aerospace

16:30 - 19:30 - Site Tour

BMW Plant Berlin

During the exclusive guided tour, two 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 50 places on this factory tour and they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.