Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo

April 12-15, 2015

Sheraton Sand Key

Clearwater Beach, FL
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Sunday, April 12

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12:30 p.m.

Golf Tournament

3:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Registration

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Monday, April 13

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7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Registration

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:10 a.m.

youngWelcome
Patrick Young, Publisher, Food Engineering

8:10 – 8:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

fasslThe State of Food Manufacturing
Joyce Fassl, Editor in Chief, Food Engineering

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

Theme for Day One: Innovation and Operational Excellence

reedEngineering Keynote Address: The Quest for Manufacturing Innovation

Speaker: Bob Reed, Vice President, Global Engineering, Kellogg Company

Whether it involves food safety, cost management, improved reliability or building a more flexible and responsive supply chain, all manufacturing operations are striving to create an operation that is focused on performance. This industry leader will discuss project delivery methods that achieve operational excellence.

Bob Reed Biography

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.

geertsAchieving Operational Excellence with Manufacturing Operations Management

Speaker: Rik Geerts, Senior Corporate Solution Architect for Manufacturing Operations Management, Cargill

Understanding and documenting manufacturing operations management (MOM) facilitates continuous improvement, enables legacy systems replacement and simplifies ERP implementation. This speaker will explain how MOM supports operational excellence and discuss how to document activities in the MOM layer, ERP layer and controls layer.

Rik Geerts Biography

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

holloman hock uhl wolfAsk the Experts: Continuous Improvement Tools and Methods

Panelists: Denise Holloman, Vice President, Global Continuous Improvement & PMO, General Mills; Peter Hock, Senior Director, Continuous Improvement, ConAgra; Russ Uhl, Director of Engineering, Beam Suntory
Moderator: Diane Wolf, Former Vice President, Operations and Engineering, Kraft Foods

Tools such as lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, OEE, cross-functional teams, KPIs and data collection can help manufacturers on the path to continuous improvement. This panel of experts will discuss how benchmarking and even employee incentive plans can lead to sustainable CI results.

Denise Holloman Biography  Peter Hock Biography  Russell Uhl Biography  Diane Wolf Biography

11:15 - 12:00 noon

wilsonFSMA and Your Retail Customers

Speaker: Craig Wilson, Vice President/GMM, Costco

While a certification from SQF, BRC or FSSC 22000 should meet customers’ needs, their food safety mandates are constantly evolving as well. This major retailer will discuss the global implications of food safety, the balance between safety and quality, and what you should know about the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Craig Wilson Biography

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

12:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Expo

2:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Refreshment Break Stations

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Solutions Theater

 Track ATrack B
3:00 - 3:30

Automating Ingredients in Your Facility in an Evolving Climate
Presented by Shick USA
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3:30 - 4:00    
4:00 - 4:30    
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Expo Reception

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Barbecue

Tuesday, April 14

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8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Registration

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

Theme for Day Two: Addressing Key Challenges in Manufacturing

watsonKeynote Address: Creating Consistent Standards of Excellence

Speaker: Dave Watson, Vice-President, Engineering, International, Baking Technology, Filling & Packaging, Campbell Soup Company

Consistent plant safety, food safety and quality standards can be achieved by setting goals for manufacturing excellence in all plant locations. Learn how to integrate system-wide performance standards by employing best practices and harnessing the use of metrics throughout your supply chain operations.

Dave Watson Biography

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:15 - 11:55 a.m.

Solutions Theater

 Track ATrack B
10:15 - 10:45

Automation in Material Handling – How Equipment and Process Design can Improve Food Safety
Presented by Coperion K-Tron
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Kuka Robotics

10:50 - 11:20

"No Ice or CO2"
Presented by Zeppelin Systems
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Leveraging an Experienced Design-Build Contractor
Presented by ESI Group USA
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11:25 - 11:55

Before the RFP: Preparing for Capital Project Success
Presented by Burns & McDonnell
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Compressed Air and Food Safety
Presented by Atlas Copco
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12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Networking Luncheon

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

tunzelOutside the Bowl Thinking: Creating a Greenfield Supply Chain

Speaker: Tulin Tuzel, Chief Technology Officer, Sabra

Learn how this innovative food manufacturer revolutionized a market category by changing the way consumers perceive its product. A unique global manufacturing partnership, packaging innovation and ability to build long-term economic stability into its supply chain are at the root of its success.

Tulin Tuzel Biography

2:15 - 3:00 p.m.

eyseleeSanitary Equipment Design and Sanitation of Equipment

Speaker : Hendrik Eyselee, Director Global Engineering, Mondelez Deutschland Services GmbH & Co

Sanitation is a critical component to advancing food safety measures. This session will cover new technologies in equipment design, the latest sanitation tools, elimination of potential sources of contamination and standard operating procedures and training for plant floor workers.

Hendrick Eyselee Biography

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:30 – 4:15 p.m.

Plant of the Year Award

Join us as we honor the 2015 Food Engineering Plant of the Year award winner. Each year, only one food or beverage plant in North America earns this award.

4:15 - 5:45 p.m.

Plant of the Year Celebration Cocktail Reception

DINNER

DINNER ON YOUR OWN.

Wednesday, April 15

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7:30 – 8:15 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:15 – 8:20 a.m.

Opening Remarks


8:20 – 9:30 a.m.

Theme: Winning Strategies for Plants and Projects

2014 Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards

Food Engineering and PMMI’s Alliance for Innovation & Operational Excellence are sponsoring an annual peer-reviewed awards program to recognize plants with improved performance in sustainability and honor individuals who seek to go beyond environmental compliance. The awards recognize pollution prevention, enhanced environmental protection and stewardship as well as compliance assurance projects.

9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

Water Usage/Reduction and Your Bottom Line

Water technologies can provide value, allowing water stewardship to go hand in hand with profitability. This speaker will discuss how energy recovery, water efficiency and nutrient recovery ensure that new technology investments will benefit the bottom line.

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

muscatellWhat is Your Cyber Exposure Factor?

Speaker : Mike Muscatell, , Information Security Manager, Snyder’s-Lance, Inc.

Understanding a food or beverage manufacturer’s exposure in the cyber world can be very confusing and in most cases, unknown. This session will discuss the methods used to help with the unknowns and will also demonstrate how to determine your exposure factor.

Mike Muscatell Biography

11:15 a.m. -12:00 noon

francisFood Safety & Quality Automation Case Study

Speaker : Crista Lowery Francis, Food Safety & Quality Manager, Florida Caribbean Distillers

This speaker will present a success story on managing compliance documents from thousands of suppliers and specifications from many customers; how the company electronically analyzes FSQA test results in realtime and takes timely CAPAs; implementation of a centralized, time/date stamped repository of FSQA data for trending and on-demand response to regulatory, third party and customer inquiries or audits; and easy access to comprehensive traceability and root cause analysis.

Crista Lowery Francis Biography

12:00 noon

Conference Adjourns