Manufacturing Advantage

Find innovative ideas, compelling insights, and effective strategies to improve your manufacturing operation.
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One day makes all the difference.

UW-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center invites you to the 2018 Manufacturing Advantage Conference, where you'll access insights from industry pros, cutting-edge technology, networking with peers, and actionable takeaways you can integrate at your operation.

Join the discussion.

What will it take for Wisconsin manufacturers to fit into the supply chain? Find out now to position your company for success.

Connections for Today's Workforce
Linking industry with today's students. Join the discussion on what both groups are looking for, what makes a good employee, what attracts students to your organization, and much more.

The Schedule




STRATEGY TRACK: Developing Smart Automation Strategy


SECURITY TRACK: Industry 4.0


WORKFORCE TRACK: Training Within Industry + KATA


STRATEGY TRACK: Maximizing Technology to Aid in Recruitment


SECURITY TRACK: Cybersecurity


WORKFORCE TRACK: Training Within Industry + KATA (continued)


Lunch + Tech Showcase + Networking


Supply Chains For Companies Like Foxconn


Student + Industry Discussion


Networking + Tech Showcase

Manufacturing Advantage Conference       Register online today to reserve your seat!

Attendee Registration

Fee includes refreshments, lunch, workshop materials and on-site project mentoring.

Early Bird Registration

$180.00 /person

Standard Registration 

After September 1, 2018

$220.00 /person

STOUT Faculty/Staff Registration

(indicate academic department in additional comments)  

$10.00 /person

Student Registration

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STOUT Alumni Registration

(indicate major & year graduated in additional comments)  

$125.00 /person 

Walk-in Registration

$250.00 /person

Attendee Cancellation

A full refund less a $30.00 processing fee will be granted upon written notification received on or before October 1, 2018. No refunds will be granted after this time. 
Substitutions may be made prior to the start of the program.


Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.  For arrangements please notify Professional Education Programs and Services,

"Enjoyed the conference again this year. MOC has a good grip on what manufacturing needs."
Anonymous Past Participant