Schedule Information

2016 Manufacturing Advantage Conference Schedule

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

11:00 AM - Welcome, Larry Blackledge

11:15 AM - Breakout Sessions:

  1. KATA - Sustaining Continuous Improvement, Jeff Uitenbroek
  2. ISO 9001 2015 Standard, David Ding
  3. Engaging Social Media in Your Enterprise, Kevin Tharp

1:00 PM - Breakout Sessions:

  1. Millennials in the Workplace:  A Changing Work Culture, Bryan Barts

2:00 PM - Breakout Session:

  1. Trainer Best Practices for Small-to-Medium-Sized Enterprises, Jenna Drengler & Mike Brami

2:00 - 4:00 PM - Tours:

  1. Stout Lab Tours (Fab Lab, Packaging Lab, Plastics Lab, Engineering Lab, Clean-room Nano Sciences: Physics & Chemistry Lab)
  2. Chippewa Valley Technical College Mobile Manufacturing Lab
  3. Industry Tour:  Anderson Manufacturing, Menomonie

3:00 PM - Breakout Session:

  1. Virtual Training Systems, Stout Gaming & Reality Works

4:00 PM - Breakout Sessions:

  1. Automation Trends & Career Choices, Michael Cook
  2. U.S. Forest Service Nano Cellulose Projects & Products, Adam Senalik
  3. Student Driven Plastics Research, Wei Zheng
  4. Nano Materials & Manufacturing Challenges, Marlann Paterson

5:00 PM - Keynote Speaker, Jim Mcintyre, Greenheck Group

6:00 PM - Social Reception & Technology Showcase

 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

8:30 AM - Welcome, Larry Blackledge

9:00 AM - Message from UW-Stout Chancellor, Robert Meyer

9:35 AM - Morning Keynote Speaker - Rebecca Kleefisch

10:30 AM - Breakout Sessions:

  1. Creating Capacity with Lean Tools, Brad Nassat
  2. Industrial Internet of Things (Connected Enterprise), Rockwell Automation
  3. The Landscape of Additive Manufacturing, Scott Springer

12:00 PM - Lunch & Sponsorship Acknowledgements

1:15 PM - Breakout Sessions:

  1. Collaborative Robotics,  Erik Nieves
  2. Cyber Security Small-to-Medium-Sized Enterprises, Pat Toth
  3. Equipment Provider Profile Forum - Panel Discussion

2:30 PM - Breakout Sessions:

  1. Automation Integrators Forum - Panel Discussion
  2. Digital Smart Manufacturing/Mass Customization & Technology - RMM Solutions
  3. Industrial Design 3-D Printing Applications, Jennifer Astwood

4:00 PM - Event Recap & Conclusion