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Advanced Manufacturing Tech Director
Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RIS)
Chief Executive Officer
CESMII - The Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute
Shingo Institute, Utah State University
Porsche Consulting, Inc.
Senior Technical Fellow
The Boeing Company
Lean is an established and proven methodology and philosophy for achieving efficient manufacturing success through people, processes, coaching and cultural change. Industry 4.0, dubbed approximately 10 years ago, describes the world’s “fourth industrial revolution,” also termed Smart Manufacturing, initiated and driven by new and rapidly evolving technology in manufacturing, and the changes in processes, skills, organizational constructs, and human/social dynamics that accompany industrial revolutions. These two monumental topics of Lean and Industry 4.0 can at times be in conflict, synergistic, or a combination of both. FIFO can be disrupted by real-time scheduling optimization and AI; the digitization of takt boards and factory metrics, accessible remotely, can disrupt the practice of Gemba-style engagement; Kaizen related improvement outputs can be stymied by digital infrastructure. There are many more examples. But smart digital factories and automation can also enable significant efficiencies, inform decisions and processes in a Lean framework, and if done right can relieve substantial non-value add (waste) burdens from operators up through the management chain. This panel will bring together experts in the fields of Industry 4.0 and Lean to have a rich dialogue about Industry 4.0 and Lean as they evolve – sometimes in synergy, and sometimes in conflict/disruption – in the new technology laden manufacturing landscape. We are not looking for a consensus position, nor a pre-supposed answer to the relationship between Industry 4.0 and Lean – in fact much of the most interesting discussion comes from the areas of conflict/change. We appreciate and welcome your expertise and engagement in this exciting and contemporary topic.
Moderator: Kelly Dodds, Advanced Manufacturing Tech Director, Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RIS)
President & CEO
EVP, Business Development, Marketing & Sales
A&D Production Operations Evangelist, SAP Aerospace and Defense Industry Business Unit
School of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Southern Mississippi
Head of Product Development
Solvay Composite Materials
The application of Industry 4.0 technologies and concepts in Aerospace manufacturing has taken off in numerous directions, as the industry’s leading OEMs and suppliers seek to leverage the massive range of opportunities it presents.
The smart factory concept represents a real and revolutionary transformation that is already happening and marks the future of industrial manufacturing. A smart factory implements technologies such as robotics and automation, cloud computing, big data, data analytics artificial intelligence (AI), and the internet of things (IoT), hence it can operate largely autonomously with an ongoing everlasting ability to optimize, a lot more than humans can do on their own.
During this panel, each of the panelists will share the experience his organization or company gained with regards to advanced technologies related to industry 4.0 and smart factories, how they see the progress various manufacturers made recently, and in what technologies manufacturers invest today in order to remain competitive. In addition, how the panelists propose to measure the benefits and ROI related to these technologies.
Moderator: Avner Ben-Bassat, President & CEO, Plataine
Dean Bartles, PhD, FSME, FASME
Chief Executive Officer & President
MTDG - Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group
Glenn Daehn, PhD
Mars G. Fontana Professor of Metallurgical Engineering
The Ohio State University
Vice Provost IT, Office of Advanced Research Computing
University of California, Los Angeles
Director of Technical Operations
A discussion on tools and practices. Where are we going?
Moderator: Dean Bartles, PhD, FSME, FASME, Chief Executive Officer & President, MTDG – Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group