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: Tickets are now sold out.

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

Francesco Sala, Senior Vice President of Technical Operations., Pirelli Tyre S.p.A.

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  • Full session abstract TBC

13:35 - 14:10 - Case Studies

Lean & Operational Excellence

Delivering Business Outcomes through Performance Management in LEGO

Alexandre Goubin, Director, LEGO Continuous Improvement, LEGO

 

  • Breaking the silos on a 4000 people value chain
  • Aligning the organisation across a common objective and an accepted strategy
  • Visualising and measuring what matters
  • Using big data to drive operational improvements
  • Cascading and balancing our metrics
  • Creating the habit

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Session Title TBC (Philips)

Michel van den Hoven, Business Process Owner, Philips

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

Lean & Operational Excellence

Roll Out of Lean in a Multicultural, Dispersed and Small-Sized Footprint

Ignacio Pastor Nobrega, Packaged Explosives Manufacturing Manager, MAXAM

 

  • Introduction to a dispersed industrial footprint company
  • Lean adaptation to different industrial realities
  • Principles of lean in the explosives industry
  • How to spread lean in a multicultural environment and dispersed footprint

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

Sibylle Buettner, Plant Manager, Dortmund, Continental Automotive GmbH

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

Quality & Safety Management

Session Title TBC (Pladis Global)

Denis Treacy, Chief Safety, Quality, Security & Environment Officer, Pladis Global

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  • Full session abstract TBC

Leadership & Workforce Development

Session Title TBC (GE Power)

Tharsilla Laier, Operations Excellence Leader, GE Power

 

  • 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

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17:10 - 17:55 - Panel Discussion

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?

17:55 - 18:00

Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Day 1

18:00 - 19:00

Evening Drinks Reception

19:00 - 22:00 - Awards Dinner

European Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards 2018

Attendees will enjoy a unique panorama and unforgettable view of the entire city from the top of the iconic TV Tower in Berlin, with the revolving restaurant 207m above the city, and taking one hour to revolve a full 360°. The Berliner Fernsehturm is the tallest structure in Germany and one of the largest buildings in Europe.

The following awards will be presented at the dinner:

  • European Manufacturing Leadership Award 2018
  • European Manufacturing Rising Star Award 2018
  • European Supply Chain Leadership Award 2018

Please click here for more information on the Awards.

08:00 - 08:40

Registration & Refreshments

08:40 - 08:45

Chair's Opening Remarks

08:45 - 09:20 - Keynote

Industry 4.0 & Technology

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

Fernando Ortega Feliu, Head of Automated Assembly of CBC, Airbus Defence & Space

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

09:20 - 09:55 - Case Studies

Lean & Operational Excellence

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

Sezin Taskin Koeylueoglu, Lean Program Manager, Business Unit Transformers, Siemens Limited 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

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Worldwide Industry 4.0 Project - Building an Overall Framework to Incorporate and Implement New Technologies

Dirk Borghs, Senior Executive VP & COO, Datwyler

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

Advanced Strategies

Lean Philosophy at Perfetti Van Melle Turkey and Impact of Digitalisation

Çağdaş Cantürk, Continuous Improvement and Development Manager , Perfetti Van Melle Turkey

 

  • Lean perspective and benefits (HSE, waste reduction, quality, productivity etc.) for Perfetti Van Melle
  • Lean sustainability strategies
  • Interplay between lean and digitalisation at Perfetti Van Melle (implementation & examples)
  • Numerical results and kaizen event execution steps

09:55 - 10:00

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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

Hervé Ghesquières, Global Head of Industrial Engineering, Prometeon

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Leadership & Workforce Development

Setting Off in the Right Direction

Simon Hardiman, Continuous Improvement Director, UTC Aerospace Systems

 

The importance of vision, infrastructure, and motivation in a lean environment. This session helps to identify ‘the problem to be solved’ and highlights the importance of a clear understanding of purpose and value to correctly apply lean tools resulting in engagement. It provides a simple framework and a case study of application in a manufacturing facility.

12:10 - 12:15

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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

Implementing Quality Measures to Reduce Defects across your Assembly Lines

 

  • 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

Ariane Roos, Senior Director, Customer Services and Operations (Benelux), Philips

 

  • 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

Professor Sujit Banerji, Executive Director, WMG Education, WMG, University of Warwick

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

Lean & Operational Excellence

How to Sustain the Operation via Standardisation

Ferdi Aksoy, Regional Head/General Manager, Yazaki Europe

 

  • 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)

Arturo Galvan, Factory Manager, Nestlé

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

Industry 4.0 & Technology

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

Giampaolo Burello, Global Manufacturing Strategy Manager, Husqvarna Group

 

  • 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

Alberto Tureikis, Operations Lean Transformation – Division Director, IMI Hydronic Engineering

 

  • 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

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16:50 - 17:25 - Case Studies

Advanced Strategies

Session Title TBC (Gartner)

Simon Jacobson, Vice President, Gartner

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Data and System Architecture and its High Impact on Smart Manufacturing

Josef Kriegmair, Project Management, Production, MTU Aero Engines

 

  • 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

Supply Chains of the Future through Collaboration - Collaborative Research and Translation in Medicines Manufacturing

Dr Jagjit Singh Srai, Head of Centre for International Manufacturing, University of Cambridge

 

As healthcare supply chains face the perfect storm of more resource intensive drug-discovery, with market demands for enhanced volume flexibility and product variety from manufacturing, and within supply chains already holding excessive inventory, we examine how pre-competitive collaboration can support the development of future more responsive and resilient supply chains.

Specifically, we consider how new production processes, and new supply-chain models enabled by digitalisation leveraging 4IR and continuous production technologies, smart packaging and connected devices, might offer more responsive and cost efficient supply leading to benefits for both patients (improved outcomes) and  healthcare providers (reduced cost and waste). 

From a collaboration perspective, the successes of technology developments leveraging partnerships within major fundamental and translational research consortia, are presented providing early evidence on their ability to effectively integrate new technology, regulatory considerations and end-to-end supply chain innovations. Examples are drawn from the ReMediES Industrial Research (mid-TRL) programme that connects investments in fundamental research (CMAC Hub) and future demonstrator facilities (MMIC) covering;

  • New equipment for continuous processing with immediate commercial applications
  • Developing new pack substrates, and smart packs with functional printed electronics
  • Informing follow-on developments of demonstrator programmes such as MMIC that tackle future transformation pathways set out in Sector Technology roadmaps
  • Effective engagement with stakeholders (incl. regulators) on the adoption of novel process, pack and digital technologies within future medicine manufacturing supply chains

17:25 - 17:30

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17:30 - 18:05 - Panel Discussion

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

Armin Schwab, Vice President, Plant Management & Site Responsible (WeP/PM) , Bosch

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

09:30 - 10:05 - Case Studies

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Industry 4.0 - How to Develop your Digital Culture?

Paul Mairl, Chief Digital Officer, GKN Powder Metallurgy

 

The capability to build a strong digital culture will be key to harvest the benefits of Industry 4.0 and all the technologies linked to this like IoT.

  • How has GKN Powder Metallurgy defined their digital culture?
  • How to engage your leadership?
  • Bringing technology and culture together to drive behaviour

Quality & Safety Management

Session Title TBC (Grupo Vendap)

Ana Camilo Raposo, Quality & Continuous Improvement Director, Grupo Vendap

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

Lean & Operational Excellence

Matching your Stage of Lean Maturity to your Environment and Motivational Concepts

Christian Haupt, Operations Director, Grammer AG

 

  • Assessing your level of maturity and setting the parameters for that assessment
  • Relating your current capability model to sporadic and organizational goals
  • Aligning the life-cycle of lean progress with current and future objectives

10:05 - 10:10

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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?

Sergio Ros Hernandez, Managing Director, Agroherni

Luis Miguel Rodríguez, IT Director, Agroherni

  • 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

Herbert Klein, Site Manager & Manager Production Peissenberg and Site Manager & Production Optics Manager Peiting, Agfa Healthcare

 

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

Advanced Strategies

Capital investment - Strategy to Execution

Conor Browne, Global Head of Capital Strategy & Services, Diageo

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

12:20 - 12:25

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12:25 - 13:00 - Case Studies

Lean & Operational Excellence

Lean Application at Toyota: The Main Steps in Achieving Lean Transformation in our European Plants

Stefano Cortiglioni, Toyota Academy: Business Improvement Director, Toyota Material Handling Europe

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

Advanced Strategies

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

Antonio Rossi, Plant Director, Siderval

 

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

13:00 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 - 14:35 - Case Studies

Advanced Strategies

Advanced Production Strategies within the Biopharmaceutical Industry

Jorge Blanco Catalá, Head of USP Manufacturing, 3P Biopharmaceuticals

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Session Title TBC (Pilkington AG)

Reinhold Gietl, Factory Manager, Pilkington

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

Lean & Operational Excellence

Session Title TBC (Prayon)

Bart Wouters, Site Director, Prayon

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

14:35 - 14:40

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14:40 - 15:15 - Case Studies

Lean & Operational Excellence

The Lean Blueprint: Why is the Initial Design of your Facility Vital to your Continuous Improvement Strategy?

Vittorio Morizio, Vice President, Head of Manufacturing, CardiacSurgery; Head of Operational Excellence, LivaNova

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

Leadership & Workforce Development

Reducing Variability in Human Performance by Integration of Lean to Increase Productivity and Quality in Biopharma Downstream Manufacturing

Dr Michael Moedler, Head of Training Ibex, Lonza AG

 

Variability in Human performance causes variation in process execution. Quality variability can be detected by Deviation investigation and product quality reports. However, throughput variability linked to Human Performance causing capacity losses typically is not easily detectable. This case study demonstrates how Lean thinking can be used for operator centric resource planning to reduce cycle time variation and increase throughput as well as capacity in Biopharma Downstream processing by over 30%. Interestingly, reduction in cycle time variation also yields more stable output for product quality parameters.

Industry 4.0 & Technology

The Digital Transformation Journey of Faurecia

Frederic Moret, Industrial Director, Faurecia Interior Systems

 

  • 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

15:15 - 15:20

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15:20 - 15:55 - Keynote

Advanced Strategies

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

Stefan Köhler, Vice President & General Manager (AVI Arabian Vehicles & Trucks Industry Co. Ltd), Volvo GTO

 

  • 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

15:55 - 16:30 - Keynote

Advanced Strategies

Industrial Strategy and Transformation in the Aircraft Industry

Sebastian Mueller, Head of Manufacturing Strategy & Exploration, Airbus Group

 

  • Commercial aerospace industry – a growth market
  • AIRBUS Commercial – industrial view
  • Industrial Transformation – “a lever to overcome future challenges”
  • Main transformation streams and overall outlook

16:30 - 16:35

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.