The American Manufacturing Summit 2019

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Discover how to drive business performance through process and technological innovation at The American Manufacturing Summit, March 26 – 27, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.

The Manufacturing Summit serves as an annual platform to exchange ideas around the impact of market dynamics and new technologies for current and future manufacturing, operations and supply chain leaders. This year’s Summit creates an opportunity to examine key case studies around how workforce management, lean manufacturing, process improvement and automation are being rolled out in the world’s best facilities. Join the in-depth discussions to build your road-map to achieving innovation, maximizing manufacturing profitability, optimizing plant floor operations and establishing standardization across multiple manufacturing facilities.

Meet us at the show! Please contact Ryan Legg, VP of Industrial Solutions for a DISCOUNT CODE or to schedule a meeting.

Speakers include executives from leading companies like Johnson & Johnson, Pratt & Whitney, GE Appliances, Campbell Soup Company, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Boeing, and Goodyear.

Join us during the event for a workshop presented by Ryan Legg, VP of Industrial Solutions at Contec Americas:

WORKSHOP: Simple and effective approaches to include legacy equipment as part of your industry 4.0 strategy.
 - Debunking the myth of legacy technology not fitting into an Industry 4.0 strategy
 - Connecting legacy systems to Industry 4.0 deployments as an alternative to upgrading or purchasing new capital equipment
 - Quality over Quantity: effective data that can enhance productivity coming from legacy technology
 - Case study: examples of successful legacy system connectivity

 Img: Teach Your Old Equipment New Tricks: Including Legacy Equipment in your Industry 4.0 Strategy

Date March 26 (Tue) - March 27 (Wed), 2019
Location The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, Chicago, IL Map
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  • Responding to rising costs through manufacturing innovation
  • Benefits of an optimized workforce
  • Product lifecycle, manufacturing cost and the supply chain
  • Driving down headcount, waste and inefficiencies


  • Understanding subcontractor selection
  • Ranking system to guide subcontractor selection
  • Selecting subcontractors to support business goals
  • Obtaining continuous improvement from the supply base through supplier evaluation


  • How can manufacturing divisions become better innovators?
  • Enhancing innovation through disruptive technologies
  • Nurturing new talent to push traditional boundaries
  • Examining how innovative manufacturers are already getting ahead


  • Reducing the cost of manufacturing error and backlog
  • Developing a flexible and adaptable lean system
  • Advanced technologies and trends driving efficient productivity
  • Taking a data-centric approach to planning, design, supply, manufacturing and customer support

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