GREENWICH, Conn., Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Chief Executive magazine will provide manufacturing leaders with practical tools and best practices at the 4th annual Smart Manufacturing Summit on April 6-7 in Milwaukee, WI. Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich and his executive team will share strategies for adjusting to new opportunities in manufacturing, issues they've encountered and what they've learned in overcoming challenges.
The conference will focus on 5 key opportunities for manufacturing CEOs:
1) Lean Manufacturing in the Digital Age
2) The Impact of the Internet of Things
3) Recruiting and Managing Talent
4) Smart Design for Shorter Time-to-Market
5) How to Evaluate and Integrate Digital Technology into Current Operations
Additional participants include Barnes Group President and CEO Patrick Dempsey, MillerCoors Chief Integrated Supply Chain Officer Fernando Palacios, Joy Global President and CEO Ted Doheny, Snap-On Chairman and CEO Nicholas T. Pinchuk, Briggs & Stratton President and CEO Todd Teske, GE Aviation Sourcing General Manager Chuck Nugent, Newport News Shipbuilding President Matthew J. Mulherin, the Design and Manufacturing Innovation Institute (DMDII) Executive Director Dean Bartles, and The Additive Manufacturing Council President Rick Smith.
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is a platinum sponsor of the event, partnering with Chief Executive to showcase the state's advanced manufacturing leadership. "Wisconsin has a strong concentration of both makers and users of smart manufacturing technology, as well as a proven history of adoption among Wisconsin's major manufacturers," notes J.P. Donlon, Editor in Chief of Chief Executive magazine.
Participants will receive an exclusive tour of Harley-Davidson's 912,000 square-foot Pilgrim Road Powertrain Operations facility, which operates at world class first-pass efficiency. Attendees will also tour GE Healthcare's Electric Avenue facility, a 2015 IndustryWeek Best Plant finalist.
Attendees also will have the opportunity to tour the Harley-Davidson Museum and enjoy a guided beer tasting at the Miller Inn and historic Miller Caves.
"By attending this year's Smart Manufacturing Summit, CEOs will come away with ideas they can use today and tomorrow in their businesses, as well as hard-won wisdom from peers and colleagues," says J.P. Donlon, Editor in Chief of Chief Executive magazine.
The event is limited to 150 mid-market manufacturing CEOs and other top executives.
For more information, visit:http://www.SmartManufacturingSummit.com
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Chief Executive magazine
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