Programme 2020

30 November-2 December 2020; All timings in Central European Time

11:30 - 12:45

Industry 4.0 & Technology

MESA Workshop: Achieving the Payback from your Digital Transformation

Uwe Küppers, Chairman, EMEA, MESA

David Streit, Chairman, MESA Germany

Join us in this interactive session where through a structured approach we will work through 5 sub sessions to share and gain from your peers where to focus on in your digital transformation through defining the issues, solutions and key takeaways of new capabilities, team empowerment, ways of doing business, reducing cost and measuring payback.

12:00 - 12:50

Networking Lunch & 1-2-1 Meetings

12:50 - 13:00

Chair's Opening Remarks

13:00 - 13:30 - Keynote

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Use of Digital Twins to Improve Business

Jesper Toubøl, VP Moulding, LEGO

Learn how LEGO has found new ways to improve business decision by technology/digital twins – and also the business journey and how to get to this point. Story line will contain a demo of the technology and concrete examples of benefits and realisation.

13:35 - 14:05 - Case Studies

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Additive Manufacturing from a Sustainability Perspective

Dr Peter Emvin, Operational Strategy, GKN Aerospace Sweden AB

  • Full session abstract TBC

14:10 - 14:40 - Solution Spotlights

Leadership & Workforce Development

Delivering Exceptional Manufacturing Performance in Transformational Times

  • 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 organisational mindset from “incremental” improvement to “breakthrough” using zero-loss thinking and a tiered management system

Advanced Production Strategies

Session Title TBC (Tamturbo)

  • Full session abstract TBC

14:40 - 15:30

iSolve Meetings & Networking Break

15:30 - 16:00 - Case Studies

Lean & Operational Excellence

Matching Japanese Lean Thinking to Different Cultures: How to Create the Organisation for Managing a Change of Mindset in a Multi-Site Company

Davide di Blasi, Global Lean and Quality Director, Hilding Anders International AB

  • Virtual travel in Japanese lean thinking
  • Understanding the local culture as a basic point before to start any lean transformation
  • Lessons learned: importance of commitment
  • How to develop lean leadership in the organisation? The train the trainer concept
  • How to boost the system: “external and fresh eyes”, partnership with University and talent management

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Transform Traditional Manufacturing into a Digital Operational World

Roberto Napione, Manufacturing Knowledge Area. EU/ASIA/AMERICAS Manager, SKF Group

Smart Manufacturing for SKF: the key elements to define a digital vision in the factories

Digital Elements in SKF world class manufacturing: top “must Have” in production environment

Roles and responsibility: new reality, new knowledge to develop, new competences to set up.

Machine reliability: Combine knowledge, data and reality Solutions for the product using the company knowledge making new services for customer and internal step up.

16:05 - 16:35 - Solution Spotlights

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Empowering Teams through Digital Transformations

  • Full session abstract TBC

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Session Title TBC (IBM Germany)

  • Full session abstract TBC

16:40 - 17:25 - Panel Discussion

Advanced Production Strategies

What can Manufacturing Leaders do to Optimise their Productivity and Operations During a Health Crisis?

  • How have you, your operations and the manufacturing and supply chain industry as a whole been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • Which short-term, emergency measures did you and the industry at large have to put in place in order to keep your production and operations going?
  • How can manufacturing and supply chain leaders motivate and engage their employees in a time of change (and with obstacles such as working virtually, less face-to-face contact etc. to contend with)?
  • What lessons have you, and the industry as a whole, learnt in this tumultuous time?
  • What should manufacturing leaders be doing in the medium to long-term in order to optimise productivity in a COVID and post-COVID industry?

17:25 - 17:30

Chair's Closing Remarks & End of Day 1

17:30 - 18:30

Networking & 1-2-1 Meetings

08:00 - 08:55

Registration & Refreshments

08:55 - 09:00

Chair’s Opening Remarks

09:00 - 09:45 - Panel Discussion

Leadership & Workforce Development

What Measures can Manufacturers Take Today to Protect and Reduce the Impact of a Potential Economic Downturn?

  • What are the current and immediate issues that the manufacturing and supply chain industries are facing?
  • Should we be preparing for a prolonged recovery and is now the time to evaluate new processes, suppliers, inventory etc.?
  • What are the potential long-term issues that the manufacturing and supply chain industries should guard from?
  • Has this time accelerated the need and adoption of more digitalized processes, operations and manufacturing as a whole?
  • What can manufacturing and supply chain leaders do now to prepare for a post-COVID world?

09:50 - 10:20 - Case Studies

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Digital E2E Planning & Execution Platform

Wolfgang Weber, Head of International Engineering and Digital Transformation, Henkel

  • Henkel has developed a unique cloud-based data platform that connects 30+ sites and 10+ distribution centers in real time
  • This helps to meet growing customer & consumer expectations on service & sustainability, while improving cost and capital double-digit %
  • Global leadership derives actionable insights from it, supporting E2E decision making
  • Algorithms and AI enrich data insights, recognise patterns and prescribe actions

Advanced Production Strategies

Session Title TBC (Tetra Pak)

Emanuele Quarin, Digital Industrial Operations Director EU, Electrolux

  • Full session abstract TBC

10:25 - 10:55 - Solution Spotlights

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Session Title TBC (JMP Software)

  • Full session abstract TBC

Industry 4.0 & Technology

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

  • Full session abstract TBC

10:55 - 11:45

iSolve Meetings & Networking Break

11:45 - 12:15 - Case Studies

Lean & Operational Excellence

Delivering Outstanding Results by Implementing a Business Excellence Model

Paolo Bortolotto, Operations Director, Xylem Inc.

  • Full session abstract TBC

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Session Title TBC (Electrolux)

Emanuele Quarin, Digital Industrial Operations Director EU, Electrolux

  • Full session abstract TBC

12:20 - 12:50 - Solution Spotlights

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Boosting Productivity with Industrial IoT and AI

  • Full session abstract TBC

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Taylors of Harrogate – MES User Experience

Lee Stephenson, Operational Excellence Lead, Taylors of Harrogate

  • Full session abstract TBC

12:50 - 13:50

Networking & Lunchtime Roundtables

Roundtable led by IBM

Roundtable led by BCI Global

Roundtable led by Maersk

13:50 - 14:20 - Case Studies

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Why is it Crucial to Lay Solid Foundations for Information Management in Order to Optimise Industry 4.0 Programmes?

Mark Carnaghan, Business Unit Director, 2 Sisters Food Group

  • Full session abstract TBC

Advanced Production Strategies

Session Title TBC (Tritium)

Manuel Fernandes, President, Europe, Tritium

  • Full session abstract TBC

14:25 - 14:55 - Solution Spotlights

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Session Title TBC (Dassault Systèmes)

  • Full session abstract TBC

Lean & Operational Excellence

Session Title TBC (FICO)

Jens Schulz, Technical Product Management, FICO

  • Full session abstract TBC

14:55 - 15:45

iSolve Meetings & Networking Break

15:45 - 16:15 - Case Studies

Advanced Production Strategies

Session Title TBC (Aryballe)

Thierry Chavigner, EVP of Operations, Aryballe

  • Full session abstract TBC

Lean & Operational Excellence

Reaching a Sustainable Operational Excellence Programme

César Lombarte, Operational Excellence Manager, B. Braun Group

  • Full session abstract TBC

16:20 - 16:50 - Case Studies

Lean & Operational Excellence

Session Title TBC (Toyota Material Handling Italia S.r.l.)

Stefano Cortiglioni, Toyota Lean Academy Italia Director, Toyota Material Handling Italia S.r.l.

  • Full session abstract TBC

16:55 - 17:25 - Keynote

Lean & Operational Excellence

Continuous Improvement: How to Drive and Sustain Success

Luc Roesems, Vice President Manufacturing, Samsonite Europe NV

  • Full session abstract TBC

17:25 - 17:30

Chair's Closing Remarks & End of Day 2

17:30 - 18:30

Networking & 1-2-1 Meetings

08:30 - 08:55

Networking & 1-2-1 Meetings

08:55 - 09:00

Chair's Opening Remarks

09:00 - 09:45 - Panel Discussion

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

09:45 - 10:15 - Keynote

Industry 4.0 & Technology

The Closed Loop Manufacturing Approach

Dr Gunter Beitinger, Vice President Manufacturing, Siemens AG

1)     Closed Loop Manufacturing Approach for over 30 plants

2)     Roadmap to ensure holistic view on digitalisation

3)     Enabling of cross company scalability

4)     Concrete use cases from 5 different workstreams

10:20 - 10:50 - Solution Spotlights

Industry 4.0 & Technology

How can you Prepare your Factory for a Future In Automation?

  • How can you reduce material inputs and reduce energy consumption?
  • Methods to decrease maintenance costs?
  • How can you produce larger quantities with new automation technology?

Quality & Safety Management

How Defect Reduction and Integrated Variation Tools can Increase Process Repeatability and Predictability

  • Using cloud systems to give you increased visibility and build your customers' loyalty with the most reliable processes

10:50 - 11:40

iSolve Meetings & Networking Break

11:40 - 12:10 - Case Studies

Advanced Production Strategies

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

Pierluigi Petrali, Manager, Manufacturing Research & Intelligence, Whirlpool

To improve the Quality of your product you need to cross analyze a big amount of different data which are available in many silos of your company. EU H2020 research project QU4LITY provides a solution to build a conceptual framework where all the data fits in a predefined ontology that put Quality perceived from the consumer as the glue to link all the data, allowing faster and easier correlation, data analytics and Autonomous Management of specific processes.

Leadership & Workforce Development

From Understanding to Ownership to Autonomy - Enforcing Change Management Principles

  • Implementing total change management leadership
  • Turning the industrial department into continuous improvement driven and a self-learning organisation

12:15 - 12:45 - Case Studies

Lean & Operational Excellence

Achieving Operational Excellence across Production Networks under Levels of Ambiguity

Christian Haupt, Head of Business Development Technology, STAEDTLER

In decision theory we differentiate between risk, uncertainty, and ambiguity. Risk means that we have different options and that because of probability we can decide for the best-known option. Under uncertainty we know different options, but it is not possible to calculate the likelihood for those options. Hence it is more difficult to decide what will be the better option. Ambiguity is most difficult to handle; we are not sure about options and probability at all.  

Digitalization, trade conflicts, worldwide pandemics, climate change are only few of the most recent incidents which lead to drastic changes in society. Digitalization is driving new business models and an interbranch competition. Trade conflicts lead to shifts in global value networks. Worldwide pandemics will lead to significant changes in customer behaviors. Overall, the focus on climate change will lead to a focus of reusable energies and materials and new production technologies. 

All of those and moreover the combination will need to shift management behaviors from managing risks to managing ambiguity. This will have the effect that we need to move from thinking in options towards thinking in scenarios. Especially important is this for managing production networks. How can you achieve Operational Excellence across production networks under those new requirements?

  • What are the new requirements for a companywide operating system?
  • What are the different steps to pursue OE in the production network?
  • How to align structure, processes, and practices towards a level of ambiguity?
  • What are the further implications for decision making under ambiguity?

Advanced Production Strategies

Design for Product, for Manufacturing or for Supply Chain?

Dr Aristides Matopoulos, Reader, Engineering Systems & Management, Aston Logistics & Systems Institute, Aston University

This session discusses how you can support your manufacturing / engineering business to strengthen resilience through a structured approach. Attend this session to:

  • Understand the connection between Technology, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Readiness Levels.
  • Become aware of the trade-offs between TRL/MRL/SCRL as an integral part of the new product development process.
  • Learn about the above in the context of a case study

12:45 - 13:45

Networking Lunch

13:45 - 14:15 - Case Studies

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Trusted Data Sharing for Cognitive Manufacturing

Prof. Dr. Dimitris Kiritsis, Prof. ICT for Sustainable Manufacturing, EPFL

In the context of Circular Economy, closed-loop PLM extends the meaning of PLM in order to close the loop of the information among the different lifecycle phases of a product. Emerging artificial intelligence and IoT technologies will make machines “intelligent” by enhancing their ability to “think”, monitor their own use, enabling them to take appropriate actions to avoid sub-optimal operation conditions and, when necessary, notify authorised parties about various aspects of their “life”. Together with that, ontologies and associated semantic technologies such as knowledge graphs and digital cognitive twins are rapidly becoming popular in various domains and applications to deal with the tremendous increase of available data captured all along the lifecycle of a product and allow to go beyond “Big Data” and discover and explore their real meaning. All of the above is making manufacturing develop more and more “cognitive” characteristics” and so facilitating and enabling the human-machine collaboration.

Quality & Safety Management

Centralised Quality & Safety Operations: Establishing a Central Repository for Compliance, History and Data

  • The move towards centralised operations has allowed for faster response times and more detailed investigations and internal audits to decipher the root causes of key issues

14:20 - 14:50 - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

Building Resiliency into your Workforce to Maximise Productivity and Reduce Turnover

  • Creating a self-sustaining and self-perpetuating culture of shared competencies and ongoing cross-training
  • Understanding what your people want from their careers and working with them to achieve those goals
  • Offering best practices in team building, engagement, and re-engagement as an engine that drives performance and encourages retention

Advanced Production Strategies

The Supply Chain Strategy and the Acceleration of Initiatives due to COVID-19

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

Our Strategy turns around the 6 pillars Performance, Network transformation, Digitalization, Technology, Sustainability and People.

14:55 - 15:25 - Case Studies

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Reaching Beyond Operational Excellence with AI

Stéphane Coudurier Curveur, Injection Senior Manager & Senior Expert, Faurecia

  • Faurecia has revised its approach of Industrial Process Excellence
  • It also deeply studied the opportunities offered by the Digital Revolution
  • Launching into a combined approach of Collaborative & Augmented Intelligence
  • Boosting knowledge & productivity
  • Discover this experience

15:30 - 16:00 - Case Studies

Quality & Safety Management

What are the Key Principles to Meeting Regulatory Standards Without Sacrificing Productivity in a Pressurised Environment?

  • As regulatory standards and compliance become larger and more complex issues, how can your manufacturing facility comply and excel in equal measure?
  • What are the main indicators when it comes to a productive assembly line in terms of time and output?
  • How can you ensure that your workforce is well-trained and motivated enough to go by the book without dismissing your company's operational excellence programme?

Leadership & Workforce Development

Virtual Inspiration: How to Inspire your Team to Action

Ariane Roos, Partner, Synergie

16:35 - 16:40

Chair's Closing Remarks & End of Summit

16:40 - 17:40

Networking & 1-2-1 Meetings