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The Manufacturing ERP Experience, April 14-16, 2015; Rosemont, IL

—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 and reception:
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
9291 Bryn Mawr Ave.
Rosemont, IL 60018

Hyatt Regency O’Hare
9300 Bryn Mawr Ave.
Rosemont, IL 60018

Tuesday, April 14

9:00 a.m. Registration and Welcome Reception, Exhibits Open
10:00 a.m. Keynote Address: ERP in Manufacturing 2015
Learn how use of the cloud, mobile connectivity, social networking and analytics are helping small to midsized manufacturers become more nimble and innovative.
Speaker: Cindy Jutras, President, Mint Jutras, LLC
11:00 a.m. Case Study 1
12:00 p.m. Lunch—Exhibits Open
1:00 p.m. Case Study 2
1:30 p.m. Break, Exhibits Open
3:00 p.m. Case Study 3
3:30 p.m. Keynote Address: Five Strategies for Delivering the Revolution Your Customers Want by Streamlining Complex Manufacturing
4:30 p.m. Case Study 4
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Networking reception, Exhibits Open

Wednesday, April 15

7:00 a.m. Breakfast, Exhibits Open
8:00 a.m. Case Study 5
8:30 a.m. Keynote Address: Implementation Boot Camp for Small to Midsized Manufacturers
Speaker: Eric Kimberling, Founder and Managing Partner, Panorama Consulting Solutions
9:30 a.m. Break—Exhibits Open
11 a.m. General Session—xTuple
Software overview and case study
April Kennedy, Purchasing Manager, Cordeck Building Solutions
11:30 a.m. Case Study 7
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Roundtable Discussion
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Exhibits Open

Thursday, April 16

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!