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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. Keynote—Digital Preparedness for Moving to the Cloud
Speaker: Cindy Jutras, President, Mint Jutras, LLC
10:00 a.m. Keynote—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.
Speaker: 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. Keynote—Change Management to Ease into a New ERP System
Speaker: Keith Helfrich
3:15 p.m. Keynote—Data Analytics
Speaker: 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. Keynote—Manufacturing ERP: How Can You Get More Out of Your Manufacturing Data?
Speaker: Cindy Jutras, President, Mint Jutras, LLC
10:00 a.m. Keynote—Leveraging Next Gen Enterprise Technologies to Transform Your Manufacturing Organization
Speaker: Eric Kimberling, Managing Partner, Panorama Consulting Solutions
11:00 a.m. Breakouts
12:00 p.m. Adjourn





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