Manufacturing and production excellence stand as the holy grail for industry leaders, a testament to their commitment to quality, efficiency and innovation. These are not mere buzzwords but cornerstones upon which the most successful and resilient organizations build their empires. Through unwavering dedication to these ideals, companies foster profitability and loyalty from customers, employees and investors.

Achieving manufacturing excellence is no small feat. It is a journey that is neither swift nor straightforward. It requires a long-term vision, coupled with a willingness to embrace change and adapt to evolving market dynamics.

It demands a commitment to continuous improvement across all facets of operations. It also embodies a culture of innovation and optimization, where team members collaborate on identifying inefficiencies, eliminating waste and streamlining processes. Every individual is empowered to contribute ideas, experiment with new approaches and challenge the status quo. This culture drives operational efficiency, fuels creativity, inspires breakthroughs and helps define customer expectations.

It also requires that manufacturers remain open to new technologies and tools that can help them deliver on the above, either by improving product feedback from the device or customers, or by increasing the transparency into workflows and operations, so that quality, productivity and efficiency are never out of sight.

Manufacturing excellence is not a destination but a journey. Join us as our expert panelists help you plan an itinerary for your own manufacturing excellence odyssey.

Upcoming roundtable events

Enabling Continuous Improvement

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 12 PM EDT

Continuous improvement is a proven strategy to optimize productivity and quality and modernize manufacturing and industrial environments. Our roundtable discussion will focus on some performance indicators and evaluation criteria that manufacturing and factory engineers need to consider. And we’ll offer some recommendations to drive improvements.

Strategies for Production Quality Measurement

  • Thursday, May 23, 2024, 12 PM EDT

There are many ways for manufacturers to understand their product quality. That could be from internal testing, customer feedback, vendor and supplier ideas, and new testing and inspection technologies. But how should these sources be prioritized? And how can that understanding be turned into actionable initiatives? We’ll discuss where feedback should be gathered and how, and how to turn that data into tangible product or process improvements.

Creating a Culture for Innovation

  • Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 12 PM EDT

Innovate or fail isn’t hyperbole. For a manufacturer to grow, it requires insightful product development and innovation. That often requires a manufacturer’s product management team to be dialed in on customer success and also have a complete understanding of their manufacturing’s strengths and weaknesses. We’ll talk about examples and common opportunities from our own experiences.

How Digital Platforms Drive Manufacturing Productivity

  • Thursday, May 30, 2024, 12 PM EDT

The digital revolution has cemented itself in manufacturing and industry. Engineers can digitally design and simulate machinery integrations and entire factories. Once coupled with sensing and monitoring technologies, manufacturers are given unprecedented understanding of their factory’s machinery health and productivity.

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