Join industry leaders, experts, colleagues, and peers for an enjoyable evening of networking and camaraderie at the welcome drinks reception, located at the The Henry Hotel, Dearborn, MI.
Dress code - Business casual.
Shaping North American manufacturing towards a lean, sustainable, and flexible future.
Looking at paradigm shift in automotive efficiency by strategically streamlining complex value chains and redefining end-to-end processes. Explore innovations across press, body, paint, and assembly to propel your manufacturing to new heights.
Embark on a transformative journey as you redesign factories to meet the demands of future technology. Embrace layout, tooling, and cultural changes, incorporating advanced robotics and AI seamlessly from the body shop to final assembly.
Navigate the electrified future by adapting production lines for EVs and software-defined cars. Dive into the intricacies of battery pack and module production, discussing strategies for localization and forming crucial supplier relationships.
Unleash a new era of adaptability in manufacturing. Discuss the incorporation of AGVs, cobots, and connected technologies to upgrade production lines for unparalleled flexibility across powertrain and vehicle types.
Looking at the path toward sustainability by exploring energy reduction, circular economy practices, and leveraging data analytics to reduce emissions and waste. Discuss the responsible usage of materials and mixed materials in shaping an eco-friendlier manufacturing landscape.
Discussion on the approach to expansion with cutting-edge simulations, digital twins, and visualization systems. Uncover the potential of smart production systems, Industrial IoT, and the application of AI to reshape the landscape of manufacturing engineering and operations. .
Elevate operational efficiency by optimizing maintenance strategies for production equipment. Embrace technology-driven approaches, ensuring predictive maintenance to minimize downtime and maximize productivity.
Nurture a workforce equipped for the challenges of smart manufacturing. Focus on skill development and foster a collaborative culture within teams, empowering them to lead the charge in industry innovation.
Discussion focused on moving the industry forward through strategic collaboration. Explore successful case studies, delve into the dynamics of industry partnerships, and witness the transformative power of cross-industry collaboration in driving sustainability and flexibility in manufacturing.
Participants can unwind, share insights, and build lasting connections during the closing drinks and networking session.