Tuesday, February 28 | 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
3D Printing: Opportunities and Challenges in the Oil & Gas Industry
Rick Neff, Cincinnati Inc.
Don Edens, Techmer E
John Murray, Concept Laser Inc.
David Leigh, Stratasys
Andrew McCalip, Cosine Additive
3D Printing / Additive manufacturing in the Oil and Gas industry are expected to completely transform the way that components for a wide range of essential equipment, tools and machinery are produced. Our industry experts share production benefits, proper applications, how to get started, and is it right for your operations.
Wednesday, March 1 | 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Workforce in the 21st Century
Nick Graff, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers
John Hindman, Tooling U-SME
Michael Moncada, 3D Veterans
How will the pipelines of talent gaps be filled in the future as it relates to the current economic conditions and aging workforce? The demographics of current workers, as measured by labor statistics, point to a surge of retirements in the next ten years and there is a shortage of qualified workers to replace them. How do manufacturers develop a robust workforce planning strategy? Come hear our experts share best practices and practical strategies to protect your talent assets.
Industry Insight Presentations
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
What Everyone Ought to Know About Manufacturing’s Biggest Cybersecurity Concerns Today
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Speaker: John Romero, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)
The number of reported cyber incidents in the United States each year is increasing, and the nation faces persistent challenges with a widespread, growing, and ever-changing threat of cyber-attacks and an insufficient number of cybersecurity professionals. As manufacturers advance with technology and include interconnected systems, the risk of a manufacturer experiencing a major cyber-incident is high. This session highlights the importance of emphasizing and integrating cybersecurity awareness and what you can do to assist in protecting your data and your customer’s data.
Training Within Industry (TWI) – Lean Skills
2:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Speaker: Conrad Soltero, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)
The three main TWI courses were developed by the US Department of War from 1940 to 1943. These courses are, in a large part, responsible for providing managers a simple and comprehensive method for developing the manufacturing workforce during the buildup to and execution of the second world war. It is now known that the newly trained national workforce was able to triple US industrial output in 18 months.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Turning Data Into Insights
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Speaker: Scott Wherley, SME
Organizations use data to support important decisions and drive the future of their business. This session will provide insights and resources to focus on the most meaningful data points to make better decisions, grow your organization and stay competitive in today’s manufacturing environment.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Next Generation Lean: What’s Missing in the Current Generation?
Speakers: Conrad Soltero, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)
Esteban Pedraza, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)
Tom Tatevasion, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)
*A registration fee is required for this workshop. Use promo code TEEX to receive $100 off the registration fee.
TMAC TEEX Introduction | 9:30-9:45 am
What Your Lean Sensei Won’t Tell You! | 9:45 am-11:15 am
Speaker: Conrad Soltero
This workshop reveals why and how the two critical components of Training Within Industry and Mike Rother’s publication of Toyota Kata, provide management the skills necessary for any Lean initiative.
Deep Dive Workshops
Training Within Industry (TWI) | 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Speaker: Esteban Pedraza
TWI is an essential element in sustaining lean initiatives in any industry. This workshop introduceS the attendees to the four J courses (Job Instruction, Job Relations, Job Methods, Job Safety) and their integral relation to sustaining lean initiative.
Lean Performance Measures | 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
Speaker: Tom Tatevasion
This session explores the elements of a healthy lean performance management system, leading vs. lagging metrics, and how to integrate performance measurement into a lean management system.
Lean-Toyota Kata Gap Analysis Registration | 1:30 pm