2023 Agenda

Agenda Highlights

April 4

Welcome Reception

April 5

Exhibit Hall

April 6

Exhibit Hall

Tuesday, April 4, 2023
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Workshop #1: A LEAN Journey to I4.0
Presented by: Keith Groves, Danny Norman & Tim Waldo, University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services

Fundamentals of lean are improving your company. UT CIS will show how Kata can reinvigorate your lean programs and help your teams consider next level technologies that haven’t been considered before, including I4.0 and collaborative robots.

Our traditional LEAN and Continuous Improvement systems can lose energy, and gains over time. Toyota Kata, developed by Mike Rother after studying Toyota’s management system, is a daily management practice resulting in a culture that is focused on daily improvement. There are two key elements of Toyota Kata; the Improvement Kata, and the Coaching Kata.

The Improvement Kata is the daily routine of practicing rapid PDCA cycles to continuously improve a process from its current state toward a target condition. The Coaching Kata is the daily routine for teaching the Improvement Kata thinking pattern to sustain continuous improvement.

CIS works with your team to identify these opportunities and implement solutions. Lean is a cultural transformation to an environment where everyone is continually seeking improvement. To facilitate faster implementation and enhance return on investment, CIS combines classroom and in-plant activities to meet the specific needs of your company.

Workshop #2:
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Workshop #3: Automated Assembly

Workshop #4:
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Welcome Reception
This opening night Welcome Reception is the perfect opportunity for all event participants to meet and greet one another before the exhibit hall opens and the event officially kicks off on Wednesday morning. Pick up your name badge, grab a beverage and enjoy some casual face-to-face conversations.
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Keynote Presentation Rethinking the Supply Chain
Kenneth Engel, Senior Vice president of Global Supply Chain, North America, Schneider Electric
This presentation will explore supply chain resilience and risk management strategies in the wake of numerous shortages plaguing manufacturers today.
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10:00 AM
Exhibit Hall Opens
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Learning Theater Presentation #1
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11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Learning Theater Presentation #2
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12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Learning Theater Presentation #3
1:00 PM - 1:30 AM
Learning Theater Presentation #4
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Learning Theater Presentation #5
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Learning Theater Presentation #6
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Learning Theater Presentation #7
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Learning Theater Presentation #8
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall
Networking is one of the top reasons for attending tradeshows, so what better way to end the day than with a Networking Reception right on the show floor.
6:30 PM
Exhibit Hall Closes
Thursday, April 6, 2023
9:00 AM
Exhibit Hall Opens
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Learning Theater Presentation #9
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Learning Theater Presentation #10
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Learning Theater Presentation #11
12:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Learning Theater Presentation #12
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Learning Theater Presentation #13
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Learning Theater Presentation #14
3:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Closes

Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
desoutter rexroth
Bronze Sponsors
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