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

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

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

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.

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

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Cloudifying the Plant: Two Sample Shop Floor Solutions

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

17:05 - 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

07:45 - 08:40

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

08:40 - 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 - Keynote

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

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
  • Novo Nordisk experienced many stops in their sterile production and therefore decided to look into alternatives to reach their zero-intervention strategy
  • Valcon’s patented Six Theta® model has been used to go through Novo Nordisk’s production equipment and secure significant improvements
  • 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

  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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

Toward a Zero-Defect Manufacturing: development of an 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?

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

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Smart Maintenance: The Evolution of Maintenance in Manufacturing

Mehmet Güresin, Operational Projects Development Group Manager, Vestel

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16:30 - 17:05 - Keynote

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

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



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

08:00 - 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

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

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

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

Incorporating 3D Printing to Benefit your Top-Line

  • How can utilising 3D printing into your processes improve and streamline your output?
  • Where can you define areas within your production to effectively incorporate 3D printing?

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 Digital Transformation Journey in Manufacturing

Christian Georges, Technical Director, L'Oréal

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