SMANA US Seminars

7:00AM - 7:50AM

Registration and Networking

7:50AM - 8:00AM

Opening Remarks

Max Partington, Conference Director, AMG World

8:00AM - 8:15AM

Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Speaker

  • Steve Winski Vice President of Business Development - CESMII
8:15AM - 8:45AM

Factory of the Future: Defining a Vision and Strategy

  • Factory of the Future planning and ideation
  • How does the World Class Manufacturing concept of “Ideal Production System” play a role in Factory of the Future?
  • Developing a vision for Factory of the Future and promoting an innovative mindset in the workforce
  • Why competitive benchmarking and the understanding of Manufacturing Readiness Levels is critical when developing the roadmap for Factory of the Future
  • Plan of execution and continuous improvement

Speaker

  • Brian Breuhan- General MotorsBrian Breuhan Global Manufacturing Optimization Strategist - General Motors
8:45AM - 9:15AM

Implementing Standardized Industry 4.0 Solutions Across Automotive Manufacturing Operations

  • Overcoming the challenges of implementing standardized Industry 4.0 solutions across diverse manufacturing operations
  • Exploring best practices and frameworks for successful implementation and integration: Connection, validation, and adoption
  • Leveraging data analytics, IoT technologies, and user-friendly interfaces for seamless monitoring and optimization
  • Engaging plant floor teams during adoption phase for effective Industry 4.0 utilization across the enterprise

Speaker

9:15AM - 9:45AM

Accelerating IoT Adoption in Automotive Manufacturing: Leveraging Open-Source MQTT

  • Enabling real-time data exchange: Streamlining communication between devices, edge, and cloud for informed decision-making
  • Leveraging MQTT’s lightweight architecture for efficient and scalable connectivity
  • Implementing secure, encrypted communication protocols for IoT environments
  • Capitalizing on open-source solutions for rapid integration and innovation to reduce time to market
  • Embracing open-source technologies for cost-effective IoT implementations

Speaker

9:45AM - 10:25AM

Technology Demonstrationg with Copia and EMQ

This session provides an additional opportunity to meet with our product and solution providers in the exhibition hall to learn more about the products, technology, and services that have been developed to solve some of your unique challenges. The technology demonstrations will last approximately 8 minutes on four cycles with the
opportunity to ask questions immediately afterwards over the refreshment break.

10:25AM - 11:05AM

Networking Break

11:05AM - 12:05PM

Roundtable Discussion: Integrating Legacy Systems with Modern MES and Industry 4.0 Solutions in Brownfield Facilities

Speaker

11:05AM - 12:05PM

Roundtable Discussion: Leveraging AI Vision Systems for Automated Quality Inspection and Defect Detection

11:05AM - 12:05PM

Roundtable Discussion: Leveraging IoT for Preventative Actions and Reliability Analysis in Automotive Manufacturing Chargers

Speaker

11:05AM - 12:05PM

Roundtable Discussion: Unlocking New Value from Connected Cars – The Future of Automotive Manufacturing

Speaker

  • Abhijit Nikhade Product Manager - Connected Vehicle Data - Ford Motor Company
11:05AM - 12:05PM

Roundtable Discussion: Utilizing Technology to Reduce Overall Plant Downtime and Operational Availability

Speaker

12:05PM - 12:35PM

Shifting Gears: How Automation Fueled by Industrial DevOps is Reshaping Automotive Manufacturing

  • Unveiling findings from the state of Industrial DevOps report
  • Examining how automotive leaders are harnessing automation for optimized production, efficiency gains and quality control
  • Exploring the role of Industrial DevOps practices in accelerating automation initiatives
  • Creating a roadmap for leveraging Industrial DevOps to drive competitive advantages in automotive manufacturing

Speaker

  • Gerry Abbey Director of Product Marketing - Copia Automation
12:35PM - 1:35PM

Networking Lunch and Exhibition

1:35PM - 2:05PM

Leveraging Virtual Commissioning for Accelerated Time-to-Market and Enhanced Production Quality in Automotive Manufacturing

  • Overcome tight installation timelines by leveraging virtual commissioning to accelerate equipment validation
  • Build a virtual commissioning workflow from the ground up to seamlessly integrate with production processes
  • Leverage digital twin technology to identify and address potential issues early in the manufacturing launch
  • Empower plant teams to optimize production quality and efficiency through user-friendly virtual commissioning tools

Speaker

2:05PM - 3:05PM

Roundtable Discussion: Aligning Industry 4.0 Strategy with Organizational Value and Business Objectives

2:05PM - 3:05PM

Roundtable Discussion: Crafting a Strategic Roadmap for an Automotive Smart Factory

Speaker

2:05PM - 3:05PM

Roundtable Discussion: Creating User-Driven Apps for Manufacturing Operations

Speaker

2:05PM - 3:05PM

Roundtable Discussion: Leveraging IIoT Data Visualizations to Enhance Asset Utilization, Optimize Quality and Minimize Defects

Speaker

2:05PM - 3:05PM

Roundtable Discussion: Utilizing Digital Twins for End-to-End Production Optimization – From Design and Simulation to Predictive Maintenance

3:05PM - 3:45PM

Technology Demonstrations with MakinaRocks and Synaos

This session provides an additional opportunity to meet with our product and solution providers in the exhibition hall to learn more about the products, technology, and services that have been developed to solve some of your unique challenges. The technology demonstrations will last approximately 8 minutes on four cycles with the
opportunity to ask questions immediately afterwards over the refreshment break.

3:45PM - 4:15PM

Embracing 3D Vision from AI Robotics to Digital Twinning in Smart Automotive Manufacturing

  • Understanding the concept of next-generation 3D vision (high quality in motion)
  • Real-world use cases of bin picking in car manufacturing
  • Exploring the future applications in object handling and robotic assembly
  • Future trends and challenges in implementing digital twinning technologies

Speaker

4:15PM - 4:45PM

Networking Break and Exhibition

4:45PM - 5:45PM

Roundtable Discussion: Best Practices for Implementing MQTT in Automotive Manufacturing

Speaker

4:45PM - 5:45PM

Roundtable Discussion: Evaluating Automotive Manufacturing Resilience – 7 Health Check Metrics for Disaster Preparation

Speaker

4:45PM - 5:45PM

Roundtable Discussion: Forging Resilient and Agile Automotive Supply Chain – Strategies for Mitigating Disruptions and Enhancing Operational Flexibility

4:45PM - 5:45PM

Roundtable Discussion: Leveraging Additive Manufacturing for Rapid Prototyping and Customized Production

4:45PM - 5:45PM

Roundtable Discussion: Leveraging Industry 4.0 Technologies to Eliminate Waste and Increase Productivity

Speaker

  • Fernando Bera Engineering Supervisor and Smart Factory Coordinator - ZF Gray Court Transmissions
5:45PM - 6:30PM

Panel Discussion: Unlocking Agility and Cost Efficiency – A Tech-Driven Roadmap for Flexible Automotive Manufacturing

In today’s rapidly evolving automotive landscape, the ability to adapt and pivot is paramount. Manufacturers must balance the need for cost optimization with the reality of delivering product variety across their plants.
This panel discussion will explore how emerging technologies can enable flexible, demand-driven manufacturing systems that drive efficiency and profitability. Industry experts will share strategic insights on reconfigurable production lines, leveraging modular product architectures and utilizing data-driven demand forecasting to achieve manufacturing agility.
Discussing the urgency driving the need for manufacturing agility in the automotive industry
How can manufacturers strike a balance between enabling product variety and optimizing costs?
How can modular, platform-based designs and additive manufacturing enable cost-effective mass customization?
Mapping out the shift to flexible, demand-driven production by leveraging IIoT, AI and Cloud Computing
Maximizing footprint through high-density automation, reconfigurable systems and collaborative robots
How can digital twins, augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR) validate flexible manufacturing and drive workforce adoption?

Speaker

6:30PM - 6:35PM

Close of Conference

6:35PM - 7:35PM

Drinks Reception

All attendees are invited to attend our networking drinks reception at the end of the
day’s proceedings. This is our way of saying thank you for your contribution and to
create an additional opportunity to continue your discussions in an informal setting.

7:50AM - 8:00AM

Opening Remarks

Max Partington, Conference Director, AMG World

8:00AM - 8:15AM

Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Speaker

  • Steve Winski Vice President of Business Development - CESMII
8:15AM - 8:45AM

Factory of the Future: Defining a Vision and Strategy

  • Factory of the Future planning and ideation
  • How does the World Class Manufacturing concept of “Ideal Production System” play a role in Factory of the Future?
  • Developing a vision for Factory of the Future and promoting an innovative mindset in the workforce
  • Why competitive benchmarking and the understanding of Manufacturing Readiness Levels is critical when developing the roadmap for Factory of the Future
  • Plan of execution and continuous improvement

Speaker

  • Brian Breuhan- General MotorsBrian Breuhan Global Manufacturing Optimization Strategist - General Motors
8:45AM - 9:15AM

Implementing Standardized Industry 4.0 Solutions Across Automotive Manufacturing Operations

  • Overcoming the challenges of implementing standardized Industry 4.0 solutions across diverse manufacturing operations
  • Exploring best practices and frameworks for successful implementation and integration: Connection, validation, and adoption
  • Leveraging data analytics, IoT technologies, and user-friendly interfaces for seamless monitoring and optimization
  • Engaging plant floor teams during adoption phase for effective Industry 4.0 utilization across the enterprise

Speaker

9:15AM - 9:45AM

Accelerating IoT Adoption in Automotive Manufacturing: Leveraging Open-Source MQTT

  • Enabling real-time data exchange: Streamlining communication between devices, edge, and cloud for informed decision-making
  • Leveraging MQTT’s lightweight architecture for efficient and scalable connectivity
  • Implementing secure, encrypted communication protocols for IoT environments
  • Capitalizing on open-source solutions for rapid integration and innovation to reduce time to market
  • Embracing open-source technologies for cost-effective IoT implementations

Speaker

9:45AM - 10:25AM

Technology Demonstrationg with Copia and EMQ

This session provides an additional opportunity to meet with our product and solution providers in the exhibition hall to learn more about the products, technology, and services that have been developed to solve some of your unique challenges. The technology demonstrations will last approximately 8 minutes on four cycles with the
opportunity to ask questions immediately afterwards over the refreshment break.

10:25AM - 11:05AM

Networking Break

11:05AM - 12:05PM

Roundtable Discussion: Integrating Legacy Systems with Modern MES and Industry 4.0 Solutions in Brownfield Facilities

Speaker

11:05AM - 12:05PM

Roundtable Discussion: Leveraging AI Vision Systems for Automated Quality Inspection and Defect Detection

11:05AM - 12:05PM

Roundtable Discussion: Leveraging IoT for Preventative Actions and Reliability Analysis in Automotive Manufacturing Chargers

Speaker

11:05AM - 12:05PM

Roundtable Discussion: Unlocking New Value from Connected Cars – The Future of Automotive Manufacturing

Speaker

  • Abhijit Nikhade Product Manager - Connected Vehicle Data - Ford Motor Company
11:05AM - 12:05PM

Roundtable Discussion: Utilizing Technology to Reduce Overall Plant Downtime and Operational Availability

Speaker

12:05PM - 12:35PM

Shifting Gears: How Automation Fueled by Industrial DevOps is Reshaping Automotive Manufacturing

  • Unveiling findings from the state of Industrial DevOps report
  • Examining how automotive leaders are harnessing automation for optimized production, efficiency gains and quality control
  • Exploring the role of Industrial DevOps practices in accelerating automation initiatives
  • Creating a roadmap for leveraging Industrial DevOps to drive competitive advantages in automotive manufacturing

Speaker

  • Gerry Abbey Director of Product Marketing - Copia Automation
12:35PM - 1:35PM

Networking Lunch and Exhibition

1:35PM - 2:05PM

Leveraging Virtual Commissioning for Accelerated Time-to-Market and Enhanced Production Quality in Automotive Manufacturing

  • Overcome tight installation timelines by leveraging virtual commissioning to accelerate equipment validation
  • Build a virtual commissioning workflow from the ground up to seamlessly integrate with production processes
  • Leverage digital twin technology to identify and address potential issues early in the manufacturing launch
  • Empower plant teams to optimize production quality and efficiency through user-friendly virtual commissioning tools

Speaker

2:05PM - 3:05PM

Roundtable Discussion: Aligning Industry 4.0 Strategy with Organizational Value and Business Objectives

2:05PM - 3:05PM

Roundtable Discussion: Crafting a Strategic Roadmap for an Automotive Smart Factory

Speaker

2:05PM - 3:05PM

Roundtable Discussion: Creating User-Driven Apps for Manufacturing Operations

Speaker

2:05PM - 3:05PM

Roundtable Discussion: Leveraging IIoT Data Visualizations to Enhance Asset Utilization, Optimize Quality and Minimize Defects

Speaker

2:05PM - 3:05PM

Roundtable Discussion: Utilizing Digital Twins for End-to-End Production Optimization – From Design and Simulation to Predictive Maintenance

3:05PM - 3:45PM

Technology Demonstrations with MakinaRocks and Synaos

This session provides an additional opportunity to meet with our product and solution providers in the exhibition hall to learn more about the products, technology, and services that have been developed to solve some of your unique challenges. The technology demonstrations will last approximately 8 minutes on four cycles with the
opportunity to ask questions immediately afterwards over the refreshment break.

3:45PM - 4:15PM

Embracing 3D Vision from AI Robotics to Digital Twinning in Smart Automotive Manufacturing

  • Understanding the concept of next-generation 3D vision (high quality in motion)
  • Real-world use cases of bin picking in car manufacturing
  • Exploring the future applications in object handling and robotic assembly
  • Future trends and challenges in implementing digital twinning technologies

Speaker

4:15PM - 4:45PM

Networking Break and Exhibition

4:45PM - 5:45PM

Roundtable Discussion: Best Practices for Implementing MQTT in Automotive Manufacturing

Speaker

4:45PM - 5:45PM

Roundtable Discussion: Evaluating Automotive Manufacturing Resilience – 7 Health Check Metrics for Disaster Preparation

Speaker

4:45PM - 5:45PM

Roundtable Discussion: Forging Resilient and Agile Automotive Supply Chain – Strategies for Mitigating Disruptions and Enhancing Operational Flexibility

4:45PM - 5:45PM

Roundtable Discussion: Leveraging Additive Manufacturing for Rapid Prototyping and Customized Production

4:45PM - 5:45PM

Roundtable Discussion: Leveraging Industry 4.0 Technologies to Eliminate Waste and Increase Productivity

Speaker

  • Fernando Bera Engineering Supervisor and Smart Factory Coordinator - ZF Gray Court Transmissions
5:45PM - 6:30PM

Panel Discussion: Unlocking Agility and Cost Efficiency – A Tech-Driven Roadmap for Flexible Automotive Manufacturing

In today’s rapidly evolving automotive landscape, the ability to adapt and pivot is paramount. Manufacturers must balance the need for cost optimization with the reality of delivering product variety across their plants.
This panel discussion will explore how emerging technologies can enable flexible, demand-driven manufacturing systems that drive efficiency and profitability. Industry experts will share strategic insights on reconfigurable production lines, leveraging modular product architectures and utilizing data-driven demand forecasting to achieve manufacturing agility.
Discussing the urgency driving the need for manufacturing agility in the automotive industry
How can manufacturers strike a balance between enabling product variety and optimizing costs?
How can modular, platform-based designs and additive manufacturing enable cost-effective mass customization?
Mapping out the shift to flexible, demand-driven production by leveraging IIoT, AI and Cloud Computing
Maximizing footprint through high-density automation, reconfigurable systems and collaborative robots
How can digital twins, augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR) validate flexible manufacturing and drive workforce adoption?

Speaker

6:30PM - 6:35PM

Close of Conference

6:35PM - 7:35PM

Drinks Reception

All attendees are invited to attend our networking drinks reception at the end of the
day’s proceedings. This is our way of saying thank you for your contribution and to
create an additional opportunity to continue your discussions in an informal setting.