Our Future Manufacturing and Supply Chain Summit connect Solution Providers at the forefront of Supply Chain, Operational Efficiency, Power, Building Automation, Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing Strategies, with Corporate Leaders of Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, Operations and Engineering from Food & Beverage, Automotive, Aerospace and defense, Medical Device and High Tech fortune 500 & 1000 Corporations. It is designed to help you accelerate decision-making, prioritize initiatives and link Supply Chains and Manufacturing Strategies to the goals of your corporation. You’ll discover how to plan for—and capitalize on—emerging technologies and receive exclusive access to some of the world’s leading technology and solution providers—in one convenient location.

Keynote Speakers

  • Mark Niehaus, Global Energy Engineer

    Mark’s presentation will review multi-year strategies for energy efficiency, boiler infrastructure, and automation at two synthetic polymer and fiber production facilities. One plant is in the UK and one in the US. Both sites were over 50 years old and had aging infrastructure. These examples demonstrate that a long term vision and integrated strategy can reduce energy, maintenance, operations, and sustaining capital requirements for existing facilities.

  • Manjeet Singh, Director

    Manjeet’s presentation titled “Advanced analytics applications for efficient warehousing, packaging and transportation” will introduce advanced analytics application in various fields within warehousing, packaging and transportation functions. The concepts will be presented using real life industry examples.

  • John P. Reynolds, IT Director, Supply Chain

    Our history has several examples where challenging times has propelled advancements in our society at an accelerated pace as a response to times. At our company, we saw a similar phenomenon as a result of the 2018 challenges experienced in the transportation space. The capacity, service and cost pressures necessitated a response that drove advancements in areas such as load forecasting, end-to-end visibility, digital and AI supply chain enablers, etc.

  • Guillermo Juvera, Vice President Supply Chain

    Guilermo’s presentation will explore the road map for supply chain renovation: unparalleled customer service (effectiveness) while driving cost down (efficiency). Markets are dynamic; we must accelerate our rate of improvement if we want to be ahead of competition in the future. 

  • Peter Kampf, Enterprise Lean MFG Six Sigma Director

    Peter is the Operations Director of Enterprise Lean Manufacturing for Raytheon’s Engineering, Technology and Mission Assurance function. Peter assumed this role in 2014 and is responsible for applying waste elimination processes throughout Raytheon’s value stream. A main focus area is Operational Excellence, or the Mindset and Practice of Continuous improvement.  This mindset is based on the 90% people; 10% tools approach which stresses comprehensive employee engagement as a driving force behind continuous improvement.

  • Will Hinkston, Vice President Global Operations Development

    Will has been a Corporate Officer of Lord Corporation since 2003. During his 26 year tenure, he has held positions of Vice President of Global Operations, Supply Chain, and Operations Development. He serves on the Board of the National Association of Manufacturers and is a senior member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He received a B.S. degree in Finance from St. John Fisher College and an MBA in Operations Management from Rochester Institute of Technology.

  • Dennis Johnson, Global Director of Continuous Improvement

    Dennis is the Global Director of Continuous Improvement and has been in the automotive and non-automotive business for over twenty years. He is a bottom line focused executive with a consistent established record of increased productivity and total corporate performance, profit, revenue growth and shareholder value with an extensive background in lean manufacturing.

  • Don Adams , Vice President-Global Sustainability and Technology Development

    Don will be discussing the company’s journey on the path to sustainability and the issues and challenges and successes in building an award-winning program that has become a pillar of Keystone’s global strategy.

  • John Hoog , VP Continuous Improvement and Manufacturing Strategy

    John is a results oriented leader with 20 years of operations/manufacturing experience and 3 years product management experience. He has extensive training in lean manufacturing and is skilled in lean implementation and strategy development. he has strong analytical capability versed in structured problem solving and is certified as Shainin Problem Solving Rolling Top 5 Manager. John is an articulate communicator that builds sustainable business relationships and serves as a collaborative leader.

  • Joe Yakopich, Procurement Director

    Joe has a specialized background in manufacturing automation systems. Joe’s background in optimizing manufacturing systems made him a perfect fit to lead BASF’s Lean Six Sigma program at the Elyria, OH Catalyst Site as Quality and Continuous Improvement Manager in 2013.  Joe is actively leading the Catalyst’s division Lean Six Sigma Program using it as an enabler in 2020 Strategy towards business and operational excellence.


Smart Manufacturing

  • HMI and Data Integration
  • Ethernet Base Process Automation
  • Smart Machines & Robotics
  • Industrial Information Management
  • Manufacturing Operation Management
  • Assets Management
  • Blockchain Technology within Industry 4.0
  • ERP systems real time information
  • Additive Manufacturing (3D printing)
  • Automated Guided Vehicle Technology
  • Sustainable Smart Manufacturing
  • Simulation & Augmented Reality
  • Machines & Process of the Future

Iot For Manufacturers

  • Iot-Enabled Architecture & Platform
  • Create Smart Buildings That Leverage IOT To Unlock Value
  • The Extended Enterprise In Today's Digital Economy
  • Powering Into The Digital Future.... Today

Supply Chain 4.0

  • Data Capturing & Management
  • Integrated Process Optimization
  • Physical Process Execution Of Humans And Machines
  • Increasing Operational Efficiency
  • Performance Management
  • Order Management

Smart Supply Chain

  • Developing Your Supply Chain Over The Next Five To 10 Years
  • Assessing Your Supply Chain’s Operational Maturity Level
  • Cloud, The Internet Of Things , Advanced Analytics
  • New Digital Logistics Models And Technologies
  • Supply Chain With Customer Inputs And Demands At Its Very Core
  • Blend Innovation With Scale To Counter Disruption

Edge Computing In Automotive

  • Improved IT Infrastructure Granularity
  • Pre-Engineered And Factory Assembled
  • Simple And Fast Deployment
  • Reduced Time To Deploy IT Infrastructure
  • Enclosure Designed For Harsh Environments

Industry 4.0

  • Machine Automation
  • Equipment Monitoring & Optimization
  • Machine Monitoring & Predictive Maintenance
  • MES Integration & Production Traceability
  • Factory Energy Management System
  • Factory Environment Monitoring
  • Integrated Automation And Cloud Innovation

Machine Control Solutions

  • Building High Performance Packaging Systems
  • Converting Waste to Energy with Remote Monitoring
  • Flourishing with Augmented Reality
  • Improuving Efficiency of Robots

Cyber Resilient Facilities

  • Achieving Data-Centric Security
  • Data Security Fundamentals
  • Mindset Shift to Data-Centric Security
  • Strategies to Stay Cybersecure & Resilient
  • Effective Security Strategies

Factory Automation

  • Collaborative robotics (cobots) in small and midsize plantsy
  • Robotss & reshoring
  • Robots & lean
  • The great robot takeover: fact or fiction
  • Robots & the future of American manufacturing


  • AB InBev
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Abbvie
  • Acuity Brands
  • Agilent Technologies
  • Air Liquide
  • Airbus Group
  • Akzo Nobel
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals
  • Almaz Antey
  • Ameren
  • Amgen Inc
  • Ansteel
  • Apple
  • ArcelorMittal
  • Asahi Kasei Corporation
  • AT&T
  • BAE Systems
  • Baker Hughes
  • BASF
  • Bechtel
  • Biogen
  • BioMartin Pharmaceuticals
  • Boeing
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Caterpillar
  • Celgene Corporation
  • CenturyLink
  • Charter Communications
  • Chevrolet
  • Chevron Corp.
  • Chicago Bridge & Iron Company
  • China Baowu Steel Group
  • Coca Cola
  • Comcast Corporation
  • ConocoPhillips
  • COSCO – China Ocean Shipping Company
  • Cox Communications
  • Daimler
  • Dean Foods
  • Dish Network
  • Dominion Resources
  • Duke Energy
  • DuPont
  • EDF
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Enel
  • Evergreen Line
  • Evonik Industries
  • Exelon.
  • ExxonMobil
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • Fluor
  • Ford
  • General Dynamics
  • General Electric
  • General Mills
  • General Motors
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Hapag-Lloyd
  • HBIS Group
  • Honda Motor
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Hyundai Merchant Marine
  • IBM
  • Illumina, Inc
  • Jacobs Engineering Group Inc
  • JBS
  • JFE Holdings
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • KBR (Kellogg, Brown, & Root) Inc
  • Kiewit
  • Koch foods
  • Kraft Heinz Company
  • L’Oréal
  • Leonardo
  • Linde AG
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Maersk
  • Mediterranean Shipping Company
  • Merck & Co
  • Microsoft
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings
  • MITSUbishi Motors
  • National Grid PLC
  • Nestle
  • NextEra Energy
  • Northrop Grumman
  • NRG Energy
  • NSSMC Group
  • ONE – Ocean Network Express
  • Pacific International Lines
  • PCL Construction
  • Pepsico
  • Pfizer
  • Phillip Morris
  • PPL
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Raytheon
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
  • Rolls Royce Aerospace & Defence
  • SABIC Innovative Plastics US
  • SAFRAN Company
  • Shagang Group
  • Skanska
  • SmithField Foods
  • Southern Company. ...
  • Sprint Corporation
  • Stryker
  • Subaru
  • Thales Group
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • The Hershey Company
  • T-Mobile USA
  • Toyota
  • Turner
  • Tyson Foods
  • Unilever
  • United Technologies Corporation
  • US Cellular
  • Verizon Communications
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • Volkswagen Group
  • Yang Ming Marine Transport

Schedule & Venue

Hotel Info

Venue: Tampa Airport Marriott


Time Monday
October 21st, 2019
October 22nd, 2019
October 23rd, 2019
7:00am Round-Table Networking Breakfast Round-Table Networking Breakfast
8:00am - 10:00am Presentation Presentation
10:00am Networking Coffee Break Networking Coffee Break
11:00am Presentations Presentations
12:00pm Round-Table Networking Lunch Round-Table Networking Lunch
1:00pm Presentations Presentations
2:00pm Exhibitor Setup/Registration Presentations Closing Presentation
3:00pm Exhibitor Setup/Registration Networking Coffee Break
3:30pm Exhibitor Setup/Registration Presentations
5:00pm - 7:00pm Networking Reception & Dinner

What Our Delegates Have to Say

    • Al Hildreth
    • Energy Manager
    • General Motors
    • Brendan Sullivan
    • VP Global Facilities
    • Estee Lauder
    • Steven Driver
    • Global Energy Program Manager
    • Sanofi