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The Manufacturing ERP Experience, April 5-6, 2016; Minneapolis, MN

—a tour of the industry’s’ leading enterprise-resource-management (ERP) software systems for small- to midsized manufacturing companies.

Sponsored by MetalForming magazine

Exhibits, presentations, reception and lodging:
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Tuesday, April 5

9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast, Exhibits Open
10:00 a.m. Keynote Address #1
An overview of the manufacturing ERP market, and tips to select the right software for your manufacturing organization.
Speaker: Eric Kimberling, managing partner, Panorama Consulting Solutions
11:00 a.m. Case Study #1
11:30 a.m. Case Study #2
12:00 p.m. Lunch—Exhibits Open
1:30 p.m. Case Study #3
2:00 p.m. Case Study #4
2:30 p.m. Break, Exhibits Open
3:30 p.m. Keynote Address #2:
The Connected Enterprise--ERP and CRM Data Integration
More and more businesses are seeking a single source of the truth inside of their business. This is largely due to the implementation of best of breed software systems that have left many enterprises with disconnected technology. This can mean that valuable data from one silo of your business may not be visible to another; leading to cumbersome processes and dual data-entry. Ultimately, what businesses want is a singular source of data that all departments can draw upon to conduct business in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.
Speaker: Dan Faia, Executive Vice President, Datix
4:30 p.m. Case Study #5
5:00 p.m. Case Study #6
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Networking reception, Exhibits Open

Wednesday, April 6

8:00 a.m. Breakfast, Exhibits Open
9:00 a.m. Keynote Address #3:
Managing Change—the Key to a Successful ERP Makeover
Speaker: Keith Helfrich, Senior Lead Consultant–Growth Services,
Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center
Founder, Vice President–Operations, Growth GPS
10:00 a.m. Case Study #7
10:30 a.m. Case Study #8
11:00 a.m. Keynote Address #4:
The Must-Haves Before you Start an ERP Selection Project
Learn how to use the 80-20 rule to reduce your software search time by 50 percent or more, and understand the essential leadership qualities to achieve software success. Speaker: Sheldon Needle, owner, CTSguides
11:45 a.m. –
12:30 p.m.
Exhibits Open



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