Conference

Over 125 sessions, seminars, symposiums, and specialized courses designed to meet attendees needs in today's changing business environment will be presented during National Manufacturing Week.

03/01/1999


Over 125 sessions, seminars, symposiums, and specialized courses designed to meet attendees needs in today's changing business environment will be presented during National Manufacturing Week. Sessions are divided into eight subjects tracks to simplify the selection procedure: Materials and Processes, Design for Manufacturability and Other Issues in Design, Automation and Control -- Trends & Issues, Asset Utilization and Facilities Management, Utility and Energy Management, IT in Manufacturing, Management and Performance Issues, and Supply Chain Management.

The following listings provide a brief overview of the sessions most relevant to the plant engineering function during the four-day conference.Monday, March 15

FAST TRACK SESSIONS

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Improving Machine Uptime Through Web-Aware Browser-Based Diagnostic s

Machine downtime is expensive and uptime is critical. This session will focus on using web technology to improve machine/process productivity.

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Economic Model for Justifying Optimized

Equipment Management

Most equipment defects are recognized by technology and practice in time to avoid failures and lost production. With management often skeptical, a financial model to demonstrate the real value and return of equipment optimizing technology and practice is imperative.

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Victor or Victim? Electricity Deregulation,

Energy Competition, and Your Facility

This session will explain how to meet the challenges of the current energy industry and take advantage of the opportunities available by controlling and organizing pieces of the energy management puzzle.

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

CAD & the Internet: Maintaining

Your Competitive Advantage

The internet and related technologies are changing the way businesses operate. Understanding the internet within the context of CAD will sharpen your technical expertise and help you gain and hold a competitive advantage.

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

New Ways To Train Workers Using the Web

This presentation will discuss distance learning concepts and their application in manufacturing companies, and synchronous and asynchronous web-based training.

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Customer-Centric Supply Chains

Through Point-of-Sale Data

Point of sale integration effectively streamlines the supply chain, and is accomplished by incorporating consumer information into demand planning and replenishment execution. This session will provide the skills needed to lower inventory costs, plan more effectively, and increase customer satisfaction.

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Physical Asset Management Profession in 2010

This session will provide a glimpse at what physical asset management might look like in the year 2010, and how to achieve this future vision.

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

New Technologies and Services in Power Quality: Improving Your Bottom Line

This presentation will explore the diverse and growing array of technologies and services available to provide power outage protection for a large facility.

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Creating a True Enterprise Information System with Networking Computing Technology

Web technologies are allowing companies to operate world-wide in real time, enabling simultaneous engineering, which introduces new challenges such as rationalizing information flow. This session will show how to manage these challenges in transforming the intranet into an enterprise information system.

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Improving Time to Market with Effective Supply Chain Management Strategies

Time wasted across an enterprise from the generation of a product concept to delivery is inhibiting many companies from competing in today's ever-changing marketplace. This session will examine how to obtain a higher return and better meet customer needs.

SEMINARS

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Zero Downtime: How To Get There

This presentation will review a number of simple, practical, powerful techniques to help eliminate downtime and improve product quality.

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

New Options for Buying Electricity

Whether your electrical energy goal is to reduce costs, improve reliability, or reduce risks, there are a number of options. This session will present them.

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Improve Inventory Performance by

Working Smarter, Not Harder

This session examines how one company uses state-of-the-art management systems to successfully maintain and control inventory dollars.

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Selling Equipment Upgrade

Projects to Management

This presentation will examine one operation's information gathering steps and decisionmaking processes used to sell an equipment upgrade project (fork lift fleet) to management, and the impressive results.

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Easy Driving on the Emerging

Energy Information Highway

This program investigates the emerging information services that provide energy data, and identifies solutions for bill verification and analysis, targeted maintenance, energy project selection, and energy procurement.

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Contingency Plans for the Y2K Crisis

This presentation will cover the practical aspects of providing internet/intranet access to automation systems, including equipment requirements and configurations, security issues, and practical considerations of installing ethernet in industrial environments.

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Root Cause Analysis and the Boss' Thinking

This presentation will discuss conventional wisdom which limits one's problem solving effectiveness, and explore new and unique skills to help break out of old paradigms.

3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Maintenance Best Practices: How Does

Your Company Compare?

This interactive seminar will assist attendees in evaluating their practices by examining the six keys of effective maintenance.

3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Fundamentals of Effective Project Engineering

This session will provide a review of the fundamental elements of effective project engineering or management, and allow those attending to develop personal strategies for becoming more effective within their organization.

SYMPOSIUM

1:30 p.m - 4:30 p.m.

Connected Manufacturing Enterprise:

An Ernst & Young Original Study

This interactive panel discussion will examine the changing role of the manufacturer, and explore the latest innovations and solutions leading companies are embracing to remain competitive in today's connected economy.Tuesday, March 16

FAST TRACK SESSIONS

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

New Trend: Front-Line Labor

Management in Manufacturing

This presentation will examine the specifics of integrating enterprise resource planning systems with front-line labor management to improve customer responsiveness.

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Achieving Maintenance Success:

Shift from Cost Center to Profit Center

Traditionally, maintenance has been perceived as a cost center and served as an easy target for cost cuts. This session will demonstrate critical job survival skills and show how to persuade management to provide the resources needed for optimal performance and convert maintenance to a profit center.

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Using the Internet as a Viable Business Tool

Managers have much to gain by incorporating internet applications, such as communicating with suppliers via e-mail to electronically transmitting funds for procured goods, into their operations.

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Outsourcing Computerized Maintenance Management To Increase Your Company's Bottom Line

This presentation will discuss the benefits of outsourcing CMMS and guide each participant through a checklist developed after 5 yr of studying the successes and failures of these various CMMS packages.

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Power Quality in a Deregulated Environment: View From Both Sides

Deregulation of the electric industry is generating many more questions than answers, particularly about power quality. This session explores the realities.

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Critical Skills for Project

Management in the Real World

This session will discuss the need for sharp and well planned project management skills, and analyze responsibility diagrams, work breakdown structure, and interpersonal relationships.

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Optimizing Change with Extended Supply Chain Management and Electronic Commerce

The internet has become critical for both information sharing and real-time communication as we evolve to an era where extended supply chains collaborate and compete against other extended chains.

SEMINARS

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Motor and Drive Compatibility: How To Keep Running Smoothly

Compatibility of polyphase induction motors with variable frequency drives has become a popular topic as more motors are applied with these controls. Participants will learn the steps to keep motors running smoothly while avoiding failures.

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Realities of Computerized Maintenance

Information Management Systems

Today's computerized maintenance information management systems have vast and excellent capabilities. This session looks at implementation, benefits, and consultants.

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Successfully Negotiating with an Energy Services Company To Improve the Bottom Line

Many manufacturers are being contacted by energy services companies (ESCOs). This session will provide an understanding of ESCO proposals, tools for evaluating these suggestions, and means to negotiate with them.

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Managing Strategic Information:

Key to Blowing Away the Competition

Many companies are learning that beating their competition is based on the quality of service given their customers, which is directly related to the level of employee access to strategic corporate information. This session explains how to keep employees informed.

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Fieldbus Technologies: Understanding

Industry's Challenging Requirements

Today's industries are requiring more performance out of their fieldbus systems. The presentation will review the different areas where the requirements are being expanded, including intelligent devices, flexible media topologies, and connectivity into the process control environment.

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Industrial Contract Maintenance

This presentation will investigate a case history of a contract maintenance implementation, and focus on the practical aspects of the relationship from the first inquiry placed by the purchaser through contract implementation.

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Common-Sense Risk Management for

Electrical Power Systems

Utilizing a well-conceived electrical PM program based on reliability centered maintenance concepts will effectively minimize equipment failures.

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Which Operating System Is Right for You?

This presentation will include a nontechnical look at DOS, UNIX, OS/2, Windows98, and NT; and proceed to a more in-depth technical examination.

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Practitioner's View of Supply Chain Management

This panel presentation will feature supply chain managers responsible for designing and implementing the strategies for moving their product to market.

3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Security on the Internet Means

More than Firewalls

This presentation will explain what technologies and procedures are available for ensuring secure communications on the internet.

3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Using SCOR Metrics and Benchmarking To Frame and Justify Supply Chain Improvement Programs

Benchmarking a company's performance on industry-standard metrics against a population of like manufacturers can provide management with an understanding of specific performance gaps and the value of closing these gaps. Industry-standard metrics identified in the Supply Chain Operations reference model (SCOR) will be presented.

SYMPOSIUM

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Impact of EPA Clean Air Permits on

Manufacturing Costs, Agility, and Trade Secrets

EPA has developed programs and techniques that allow it to impose restrictions on manufacturing without going through the rule making process. This presentation will discuss the impact of EPA right-to-know programs, and the clean air operating permit program.Wednesday, March 17

FAST TRACK SESSIONS

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Benchmarking Your Organization's

Energy Management

This applications-based working session will summarize the findings of an industry-wide energy assessment, and serve as a benchmarking opportunity for industrial executives and managers.

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

31 December 1999 and the Factory Floor

While the transition from December 31, 1999, to January 1, 2000, will be an interesting time everywhere, on the plant floor it may be "the worst of times." This presentation will provide the steps to reduce the cost and time related to this date transition, and explain how to reduce the cost of checking plant floor software for Y2K.

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Helping the Technical Expert

Bridge into Business Responsibilities

Individuals must learn how to manage their technical issues in addition to their business conditions while leading cross-functional teams. This presentation will consider the impact of a technological expertise and how it relates to business revenue, profit and loss, and customer satisfaction.

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Achieving Total Quality: Unconventional

Wisdom for the New Millennium

Corporate management must rethink the concepts of maintenance. While focusing on TQM and statistical process control, they will realize that equipment and maintenance play major roles in achieving total quality with a competitive advantage.

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

24V-DC: Safety in Industrial Systems

This presentation will review the advantages of using 24V-dc and identify the cost tradeoffs.

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Migration from JIT to Supply Chain Management

Just-in-time is a philosophy of continuous improvement and waste elimination, and focuses on the synchronization and integration of operations. Supply chain management is the next migration in the continued integration of operations and elimination of waste.

SEMINARS

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Is Software Displacing Experienced Engineers?

This panel will discuss the trends in CAE analysis software development and industry downsizing leading to software replacing experienced engineers.

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Deregulation: Looking Ahead and

Meeting the Challenge

This program will review the nature and impact of deregulation upon manufacturing customers and ways to respond.

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Multi-Skilled Maintenance:

Design and Implementation

This presentation will offer a road map on how to develop a transition plan to take a company from where it is now to a multiskilled maintenance organization.

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Rediscovering Energy: The Forgotten Resource

Since energy became plentiful, many enterprises have simply adjusted their budgets to higher prices and forgotten conservation and cost reduction. This presentation will serve as a wakeup call to take advantage of all available energy saving opportunities for economic, environmental, and competitiveness reasons.

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Measures for Achieving

Manufacturing Excellence

Benchmarking has been underutilized in the continuous struggle to increase profitability and competitiveness. This presentation will use PulseMark to explain benchmarking, its value, methods to use it, and expected results.

SYMPOSIUM

9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Incident Prevention: Is Your Contractor Working Safely?

This workshop will review the companion safety and health responsibilities of facility owners, plant managers, contractors, and others involved in construction and maintenance projects.Thursday, March 18

FAST TRACK SESSIONS

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Reliability & Maintenance Operations for

Your Competitive Advantage

This presentation will provide industry perspectives on world-class manufacturing reliability and maintainability, and investigate predictive technologies, maintenance spare parts, and computer systems.

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Optimizing Reliability Centered Maintenance Decisions

Reliability-centered maintenance is an effective technique in reducing costs by providing greater equipment uptime and availability. This presentation will explore the procedures that can be used to ensure optimal maintenance decisions.

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Compressed Air: A Facility Perspective

This session will investigate the pros and cons of using compressed air, and discuss the impact of compressed air on the quality of manufactured goods.

SEMINARS

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Total Plant Reliability: The Next Generation of TPM

This presentation will examine the four main areas of total plant reliability: asset management, focused empowerment, maintenance prevention, and balanced scorecard.

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Fundamental Management Skills for Engineers

Engineers typically receive a significant amount of technical training, but little or none in the skills needed to deal effectively with others. This presentation will provide a review of the fundamental skills needed for effective engineering management.





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