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The Manufacturing ERP Experience, October 13-14, 2016; Schaumburg, IL

Thursday, October 13

8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast, Exhibits Open
9:00 a.m. The Digital Imperative: How Prepared Are You – Really?
We live in a digital world where the Internet has leveled the playing field. Even small to midsized manufacturers can establish a global presence and seize unprecedented opportunity. But, so can your competitors. The digital economy has changed the rules of engagement, and you need to service your customers better, faster and more transparently, or someone else will. The cloud and other digital technologies can play a crucial role. How well prepared are you to compete?
Cindy Jutras
, President, Mint Jutras, LLC
10:00 a.m. The Critical Requirements of Risk Management and Response Across an ERP Implementation
Whether you are planning for an ERP project or are in the midst of an implementation, consider risk management plan across each stage of the project. There are multiple elements of risk that must be identified, analyzed and planned for, and your project team's ability to know what causes risk and how to address it affects your overall project plan. It also is important to distinguish between project risk and risks to the business, both of which can emerge for a variety of reasons. A structured approach to risk analysis and action--one that addresses the project planning phases as well as business process improvement, ERP selection and implementation support--will reduce exposure and risk along three critical ERP project dimensions: cost, timeline and scope.
Rich Sides, Partner, Ultra Consultants
11:00 a.m. Breakouts
11:45 a.m. Lunch—Exhibits Open
1:30 p.m. Breakouts
2:15 p.m. Apply Change Management to Achieve ERP-Implementation Success
Most companies considering or implementing an ERP system recognize the end goal: to improve how they do things. Eliminate dual data entry, identify bottlenecks, improve reporting, increase productivity, enhance customer satisfaction, enable supply-chain transparency and more. Any or all of these improvements mean change. ERP systems often are seen by management as a means to initiate change. That's where ERP implementation runs into a brick wall. This presentation explains how to inject the key principles of change management before embarking on the ERP journey, as well as throughout the journey. Do so and the probability of success more than doubles.
Keith Helfrich
, founder, Growth GPS
3:15 p.m. Data Analytics
Big-data analytics technologies are disrupting business models worldwide. Regardless of size or industry, your organization can benefit from data-analytics initiatives that drive and support your business strategy. How to accomplish this is the question on the minds of most organization executives. In this keynote, Doug Hockenbroch will explain how to get started, and will present the benefits of taking data analytics beyond your IT department to add value, competitive advantage and solve problems. Find out how small- to midsized organizations have an advantage, as well as the drivers to capture data and what makes the biggest and fastest impact.
Doug Hockenbrocht, Partner, Plante Moran
4:15 p.m. Amada Facility Tour
5:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception, Exhibits Open

Friday, October 14

8:00 a.m. Breakfast, Exhibits Open
9:00 a.m. Manufacturing ERP: How to Get More from Your Manufacturing Data
Learn here how the Internet of Things (IoT) can help bridge the gap between data and decisions, but only if manufacturers can effectively connect the two. Data has become the key to success in competing effectively. The digital generation has set the bar higher in terms of the volume and frequency of communication. You will need accurate data from enterprise applications like ERP to support that communication easily and seamlessly. Solutions that are easy to get data into but hard to get answers out of will not suffice. And what about all that other valuable data, like the data you collect from sensors of the shop floor, that never makes its way into ERP?
Cindy Jutras, President, Mint Jutras, LLC
10:00 a.m. Leveraging Next Gen Enterprise Technologies to Transform Your Manufacturing Organization
Kirk Witt, Director, Client Services, Panorama Consulting Solutions
11:00 a.m. Breakouts
12:00 p.m. Adjourn



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