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 - 12:50

Registration & Lunch

12:50 - 13:00

13:00 - 13:35 - Keynote

Quality & Safety Management

Consumer-Driven Quality

Sabina Krzystolik, Chief Quality Officer, Unilever

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

13:40 - 14:15 - Case Studies

Advanced Production Strategies

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

Industry 4.0 & Technology

A New, Unique and Disruptive Additive Manufacturing Mass Production Technology

  • Full session abstract TBC

Quality & Safety Management

How to Improve the Quality and Safety of our Products on the First Occasion at Higher Rates

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

  • Full session abstract TBC

14:20 - 14:55 - Solution Spotlights

Lean & Operational Excellence

Surviving and Thriving in Hyper Competitive 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

How to Bring Clarity into Complexity of Plant Management and Process Automation

  • Learn through concrete examples, how you can gain real-time visibility into your production: what is happening, why something is happening and what will happen. Understand the possibilities of fast and flexible integration to all data from PLCs to operational and business systems, enabling to create a single centralised virtual data lake
  • Understand the benefits of the Elisa Smart Factory solution: removing quality errors from production, avoiding unplanned stops and identifying bottlenecks in the production

Leadership & Workforce Development

Agility is the New Advantage in Industrial Work

  • Full session abstract TBC

14:55 - 15:45

iSolve & Networking Break

15:45 - 16:20 - Case Studies

Quality & Safety Management

Session Title TBC (Collins Aerospace)

Simon Hardiman, Head of Quality and ACE, Collins Aerospace

  • Full session abstract TBC

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Value Generation by Smart Manufacturing

Cem Temel, General Manager, Kocaeli Plants and New Projects, Ford Otosan

Ford Otosan is the leading commercial vehicle producer in Europe. With our two plants we are capable of producing 440K LCV and MCV segment vehicles. In this presentation, we would like to layout the strategies and use cases that summarise our view and experience at what smart manufacturing will be in the future.

Lean & Operational Excellence

Lean and Continuous Improvement Processes at Datwyler

Dirk Vander Mierde, Site Director, Datwyler

  • Full session abstract TBC

16:25 - 17:00 - Solution Spotlights

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Smashing Quality Limits with Digital Transformation

Mike James, Chair, Board of Directors, ATS Global

The last 2 years have witnessed some dramatic changes in our ability to measure quality at every stage of the manufacturing process using digital devices in the new IIoT world. This workshop 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

Session Title TBC (Dassault Systèmes)

  • Full session abstract TBC

Advanced Production Strategies

Process Mining: Effectively and Automatically Analysing your Processes and Operations

  • Utilising the newest software in order to map, identify and analyse your processes
  • Optimising your processes by providing conclusive feedback with actionable insights

17:05 - 17:50 - Panel Discussion

Advanced Production 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

17:50 - 17:55

17:55 - 18:55

Evening Drinks Reception

08:00 - 08:40

Registration & Refreshments

08:40 - 08:45

08:45 - 09:20 - Keynote

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Devising and Implementing Smart Manufacturing and Flexible Factory Programmes

Davide Meda, Executive Vice President Manufacturing, Pirelli Tyres S.p.A.

  • At Pirelli Tyres, we constantly challenge the boundaries of technology, style and sustainability, setting trends across the world
  • In this session, we will discuss how to deliver the high value in today’s highly competitive manufacturing environment
  • The Smart Manufacturing and Flexible Factory programmes are the main enablers of this manufacturing transformation at Pirelli Tyres

09:25 - 10:00 - Case Studies

Lean & Operational Excellence

Building the Production System through a Developed Lean Programme

Korhan Yildirim, Senior Head of Production, Hugo Boss

  • Full session abstract TBC

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

Quality & Safety Management

Beyond Zero Accidents: From Theory to Practice

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

Before coming to GSK, Urbain Bruyere spent his career in high-hazard industries. Urbain joined the BP corporate Environment Health and Safety team five months before the 2005 Texas City explosion and was still with the team during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion. In 2015, Urbain joined Anglo American, one of the world’s largest mining companies which was then experiencing 11 fatalities a year. In September 2017, Urbain was recruited by GSK to lead EHS at its 70 manufacturing sites. At that time, the main safety KPI tracked at the executive level was the reportable incidents and illnesses rate, and the organisation was very focused on zero accidents. He was hired to bring high-hazard industry practices and safety differently thinking (human and organisational factors) into pharma.

Now, the safety conversations have shifted, and GSK is focused on getting 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 targets not only reducing safety accidents but also and primarily increasing safety defences. The focus is to make sure that things go right rather than to prevent things from going wrong.

10:05 - 10:40 - Solution Spotlights

Lean & Operational Excellence

Ferring Pharmaceuticals' Journey to Operational Excellence Together with Valcon

Morten Just Blangsted, Senior Partner, Valcon

Claus Tollnick, Managing Director Ferring Kiel, Ferring Pharmaceuticals

  • Ferring Pharmaceuticals successfully started an Operational Excellence transformation harvesting benefits from year one
  • Learn how Ferring at their Kiel site experienced tremendous improvements e.g. 50% reduction in recordable accidents and 33% increase in employee engagement
  • Inspiration on how Operational Excellence increased the transparency in Ferring
  • Learn about why Operational Excellence starts with Top Management

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Session Title TBC (Rockwell Automation)

  • Full session abstract TBC

Quality & Safety Management

Reducing Defects, Deviations and Failures by Automating the Tracking and Documenting of Quality Incidents

  • Ensuring that quality issues from any source throughout the manufacturing operations are logged and followed up on with an organised, automated recording system which finds and investigates root causes

10:40 - 11:30

iSolve & Networking Break

11:30 - 12:05 - Case Studies

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

Industry 4.0 & Technology

App Store Ecosystem: A Bottom-Up Approach to Maximise Digital Transformation into Transparent Digital Awareness

Emanuele Quarin, Digital and Lean Transformation Director EMEA, Electrolux

  • Full session abstract TBC

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

12:10 - 12:45 - Solution Spotlights

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Demystifying MES/MOM and what it Means for your Digital Manufacturing Ambitions

  • Adopting the 4th Industrial revolution with manufacturing software
  • The importance of adhering to the ANSI/ISA-95 standard
  • The specific functions of MES/MOM in your smart manufacturing journey

More and more frequently we hear about manufacturing companies’ ambitions around Manufacturing IT, in particular, the Digital or Smart Manufacturing journey and what they entail. We get to hear new acronyms, phrases, buzz words and terms, but what do they really mean? Are they all the same thing? Is Smart the same as Digital? Is Digital Smart? The purpose of the presentation is to attempt at demystifying what they mean.

Leadership & Workforce Development

Data and Discoveries that Accelerate Performance

  • Full session abstract TBC

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

12:45 - 13:45

Networking Lunch

13:45 - 14:20 - Case Studies

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

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Soft Factors 4.0: Shaping an Environment that Enables Digital Transformation

  • Soft factors such as leadership culture, team dynamics and readiness to learn are important elements for the successful implementation of future manufacturing strategies

Lean & Operational Excellence

Reducing the Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) through Effective Implementation of Lean Projects

Joe Portley, Senior Director Upper Extremity Manufacturing, Wright Group

  • Full session abstract TBC

14:25 - 15:00 - Solution Spotlights

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Session Title TBC (GE Digital)

  • Full session abstract TBC

Advanced Production Strategies

Session Title TBC (Markforged)

  • Full session abstract TBC

Lean & Operational Excellence

Session Title TBC (Orbsen Consulting)

  • Full session abstract TBC

15:00 - 15:50

iSolve & Networking Break

15:50 - 16:25 - Case Studies

Advanced Production Strategies

Session Title TBC (Whirlpool)

Luigi La Morgia, Vice President, Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Whirlpool

  • Full session abstract TBC

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Does Big Data and Advanced Analytics need MOM?

Uwe Küppers, Chairman, EMEA, MESA

  • This session will talk about how to start a journey of digital transformation, where are some fast tracks to understand the challenges better
  • What are the challenges of big data?
  • What is the right approach of advanced analytics?
  • How does this work all together?
  • What does an IoT platform really mean?

Lean & Operational Excellence

Lessons Learnt During a Time of Great Expansion

Simon Simpkins, Head of Manufacturing, Oxford BioMedica

  • Saving on capital spending whilst improving process efficiency and productivity
  • Adopting a holistic approach to investing in existing facility enhancements
  • Incorporating existing lean initiatives into your cost reduction strategy

16:30 - 17:05 - 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

  • Full session abstract TBC

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 programme for succession planning?
  • How has the landscape of acquiring and developing the most capable, young talent in manufacturing changed?

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Smart Maintenance: The Evolution of Maintenance in Manufacturing

Mehmet Keskiner, Deputy General Manager, Vestel

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17:10 - 17:55 - Panel Discussion

Leadership & Workforce Development

How can you Build a Workforce for the Future?

  • With digitalisation heralding a new dawn and great opportunity for manufacturers, how can you ensure that you are creating a team capable of the technical demands of the future?
  • Digital transformations will be about the people implementing them as much as the technologies themselves, so how can the companies attract and train their workforce accordingly?

17:55 - 18:00

18:00 - 19:00

Evening Drinks Reception

19:00 - 22:00 - Awards Dinner

6th Annual European Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards 2019

  • European Manufacturing Leadership Award 2019
  • European Manufacturing Rising Star Award 2019
  • European Supply Chain Leadership Award 2019

08:00 - 08:55

Registration & Refreshments

09:00 - 09:35 - Keynote

Industry 4.0 & Technology

The Digitalisation Journey of Siemens Digital Lighthouse Plants

Dr Gunter Beitinger, Vice President Manufacturing, Siemens AG

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

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

Session Title TBC (Resco)

  • Full session abstract TBC

Industry 4.0 & Technology

The Overall Realisation of the Industry 4.0 Roadmap

  • Creating flexible workforce planning and deployment in production
  • Utilising additive manufacturing to enhance your current processes

Lean & Operational Excellence

Driving Large-Scale Transformations in Efficiency, Performance and Quality

  • Full session abstract TBC

10:50 - 11:40

Networking Break

11:40 - 12:15 - 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 is employee engagement important?
  • Why is it gaining even more importance with the millennial generation?
  • How does employee engagement result in improved operational KPIs for Safety, Quality and Productivity?
  • What can you do to drive engagement in your business?

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Manufacturing Transformations for the Digital Age

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

  • Factory and supply network design
  • Investment management
  • Digitalisation roadmap

Lean & Operational Excellence

The Reality Behind Lean Management, CI and OE

Reinhold Gietl, Plant Manager, Pilkington Deutschland AG

  • Definition of lean – a dilemma?
  • Hurdles and obstacles
  • Practical experience and examples, how it could work
  • The secret of success

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.

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

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

An Agile and New Way of Working

Dmitriy Gorbachev, Head of Severstal Business System, Severstal

  • Organisational and process redesign to become more client-centric
  • Overcoming resistance against new practices and cultural shift issues

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Data Driven 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 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.

Lean & Operational Excellence

How to Successfully Translate Lean to Non-Production Areas of the Business in Supporting Continuous Improvement

  • Creating a continuous improvement culture from shop-floor to corporate office
  • Instilling an operational mindset where you ensure employee engagement and backing from senior leadership

14:35 - 15:10 - Keynote

Advanced Production Strategies

L'Oréal Manufacturing 4.0 Solutions - REX

Christian Georges, Technical Director, L'Oréal

  • L'Oréal digital transformation: REX on live solutions and beyond

15:10 - 15:45 - Keynote

Industry 4.0 & Technology

The Emergence of Artificial Intelligence in the Age of Industry 4.0

Prof Wolfgang Wahlster, CEO, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)

  • Full session abstract TBC

15:45 - 15:55

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.