2018 AGENDA

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Sep 2018

FEATURE EVENT: VIP Cocktail Reception (Invitation Only)

The VIP Cocktail Reception will be held at the Commerce Club in downtown Greenville, located at the top of One Liberty Square. This reception is for sponsors, speakers, panelists and exhibitors. Seating is limited. If you fall into one of these categories, a conference representative will be in touch as the conference approaches to reserve your seat. Monday, Sept. 10th, 5:15 p.m.

 

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Sep 2018

FEATURE EVENT: Workforce Development Breakfast (Meeting the Needs of the Manufacturing Community)

A continental breakfast will be served prior to a moderated panel discussion. Top-level manufacturing executives and state educators will discuss workforce development issues critical to the state’s manufacturing community. Tackling the skills gap issue has been a top-priority for years, if not decades. South Carolina’s continued emergence as a manufacturing hub requires a solution. Individual ticket: $35. Corporate table: $295. Seating limited. Tuesday, Sept. 11th, 7:30 a.m. 

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Sep 2018

FEATURE EVENT: Toyota Kata Practitioner Day

Manufacturing executives worldwide are utilizing Toyota Kata techniques to address process, people and communication issues. This day-long course will provide a forum for sharing first-hand experiences and lessons learned from on-the-job practice of the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata patterns. Master Toyota Kata coach and lean instructor Brandon Brown will facilitate. Brown has 25 years of continuous improvement experience and has been a keynote speaker at Kata summits around the world. Tuesday, Sept. 11th, 9 a.m. Only 150 seats available.

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Sep 2018

Training Within Industry (TWI): Overview of Job Relations, Job Instruction and Job Methods

This TWI course will equip the participant with fundamental tools that provide immediate results in reducing training time, improving processes and building cooperation. The course provides an overview of the three TWI modules — job relations, job instruction and job methods. Instructor Susan Whitehead, with the South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP), has 20 years of experience as a quality engineer. She has worked for companies such as Bose Corp., Bosch and Honeywell Aerospace. Tuesday, Sept. 11th, 9 a.m. Limited seating.

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Sep 2018

Cyber Security in Manufacturing: Preparing for the Robot Zombie Hack-Megeddon

Statistics show that small and medium manufacturing companies are the top targets in a growing number of today’s cyber-attacks. Is your company prepared? Spencer Cobb, with Cytellix Security, will discuss practical solutions to help manufacturers secure their IT and OT infrastructures, affordably assess their cyber security readiness and implement best-practice approaches to proactively maintain security controls.  Tuesday, Sept. 11th, 9 a.m. Limited seating.

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11
Sep 2018

How Do I Get People To Do What I Want? Creating a High-Performance Workforce

Top-performers are often promoted into leadership positions. But success as an individual contributor does not guarantee a productive team leader. A successful leader will obtain specific, positive results by working with and through other people. The course instructor will be Nancy Eichstadt, a managing partner with Leadership Management International, Inc. Eichstadt will provide guidance on how to develop leadership skills, allowing managers to increase their team’s productivity and effectiveness. Tuesday, Sept. 11th, 10:30 a.m. Limited seating.

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Sep 2018

Lean for Human Resources: A Fundamental Change in Approach

Lean for human resources is a fundamental change in how you, and the people in your organization, approach problems. Participants will learn how lean methods may be applied to HR processes across multiple industries. Come learn how Lean for Human Resources can have positive impacts on productivity, cost, quality and delivery services. Course instructor Susan Whitehead, SC Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP), is certified in “Training Within Industry” and has trained more than 1,000 employees. Tuesday, Sept. 11th, 1:15 p.m. Limited seating.

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Sep 2018

Effective Marketing for Manufacturers: A Pathway to Success

This session is an overview of proven marketing tactics for manufacturing employees needing to improve sales leads, win rates and revenue. Clients of the South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) have reported an increase of 50%+ sales growth by implementing the tools and techniques that will be presented in this session. Instructor Chris Wayne has a proven track record of transforming ideas into incremental revenue streams. Tuesday, Sept. 11th, 1:15 p.m. Limited seating.

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Sep 2018

The Diary of a Reliability Consultant: Real-World Lessons to Achieve World-Class Manufacturing

The pitfalls which prevent organizations from reaching their performance potential are common. But avoiding them is not always easy. It takes experience and on-the-job know-how to develop and implement the best maintenance and reliability practices.  Learn proven ways to achieve up-time, reliability and cost goals while developing a sustainable structure for long-term, high performance. The instructor, Steve Gowan from the Marshall Institute, has decades of real-world experience to share with attendees.  Tuesday, Sept. 11th, 2:45 p.m. Limited seating.

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Sep 2018

Intro to Kanban: Basic Concepts and Pitfalls

There are basic fundamentals involved in the implementation of Kanban. Users must trust those fundamental concepts and use them as a guide. Don’t over-think, which can easily lead to complicating the design of the Kanban system. Simplicity is OK. Course instructor Jim Woody will enforce the fundamentals and discuss the pitfalls. Woody has worked with 400+ companies world-wide in all types of manufacturing environments. Tuesday, Sept. 11th, 2:45 p.m. Limited seating.

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12
Sep 2018

Training Within Industry (TWI): Overview of Job Relations, Job Instruction and Job Methods

This TWI course will equip the participant with fundamental tools that provide immediate results in reducing training time, improving processes and building cooperation. The course provides an overview of the three TWI modules — job relations, job instruction and job methods. Instructor Susan Whitehead, with the South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP), has 20 years of experience as a quality engineer. She has worked for companies such as Bose Corp., Bosch and Honeywell Aerospace. Wednesday, Sept. 12th, 9 a.m. Limited seating.

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Sep 2018

Lean Logistics: Reducing the Fat

This seminar explains the financial impact of logistics, identifies the lean tools and teaches you how to identify waste in the supply chain. Attendees will also learn how to identify inventory shortages, excesses and improve operations through collaboration. Course instructor Edward Barnes with The Citadel, is certified in Production and Inventory Control and is a Certified Supply Chain Professional and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Wednesday, Sept. 12th, 9 a.m. Limited seating.

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12
Sep 2018

Developing a Skilled Workforce: Delivering World-Class Reliability

Do you know the bottom line value of reliable equipment? Do you know what skills your team needs to deliver improved production and reliability performance? Do you have the elements in place to sustain a pipeline of skilled talent capable of delivering maximum production up-time using optimal maintenance spends? Greg Folts, president of Marshall Institute, and Tom Furnival, the director of training services at the institute, will help you answer these questions in our quickly evolving manufacturing landscape. Wednesday, Sept. 12th, 9 a.m. Limited seating.

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Sep 2018

FEATURE EVENT: 3D Printing for Lean, IoT Wearables and Hackathons

This course will demonstrate how conformal 3D-printed and embedded sensor applications create situational awareness at the human, machine and component levels to drive workflow, resource and quality efficiencies for both public and private sector end-users. Instructor Joseph Razum, a value engineer at 3D Systems, has presented at numerous national conferences on a variety of additive manufacturing and internet of things topics. Wednesday, Sept., 12th, 10:30 a.m.

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Sep 2018

FEATURE EVENT: 17th Annual Salute to Manufacturing Awards Luncheon

A number of excellence awards will be handed out to South Carolina manufacturers at this annual luncheon. A list of awards and keynote speakers to be announced soon. Individual ticket: $65. Corporate table: $495. Seating limited. Wednesday, Sept., 12th, 12:15 p.m. 

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