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The Manufacturing ERP Experience, October 6-7, 2015; Houston, TX

—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:
Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental
15700 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Houston, TX, 77032

Tuesday, October 6

9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast, Exhibits Open
10:00 a.m. Keynote Address #1
11:00 a.m. Case Study #1
12:00 p.m. Lunch—Exhibits Open
1:30 p.m. Case Study #2
2:00 p.m. Case Study #3
2:30 p.m. Break, Exhibits Open
3:30 p.m. Keynote Address:
Ten Tips for Manufacturers About to Begin an ERP Project
We will provide lessons learned and guidance on how manufacturers can increase the ROI of their ERP projects.
Speaker: Eric Kimberling, Founder and Managing Partner, Panorama Consulting Solutions
4:30 p.m. Case Study #4
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Networking reception, Exhibits Open

Wednesday, October 7

8:00 a.m. Breakfast, Exhibits Open
9:00 a.m. Keynote Address:
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 #5
11:00 a.m. Break—Exhibits Open
11:30 a.m. Roundtable Discussion
12:15 – 1:00 p.m. Exhibits Open

Thursday, October 8

8 a.m. – 3 p.m. ERP Boot Camp
This program focuses on all the steps necessary to:
  • Select the right ERP software for your organization
  • Negotiate with vendors
  • Document business processes
  • Implement with confidence
  • Build business blueprints
  • Manage and train staff
  • Increase return on investment (ROI)
  • Succeed!