|12:30 p.m.||Golf Tournament
|3:00 – 5:30 p.m.||Registration|
|7:00 – 8:30 p.m.||Welcome Reception|
|7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.||Registration|
|7:00 – 8:00 a.m.||Continental Breakfast|
|8:00 – 8:10 a.m.||Welcome
Patrick Young, Publisher, Food Engineering
|8:10 – 8:30 a.m.||
The State of Food Manufacturing
|8:30 – 9:15 a.m.||
Theme for Day One: Innovation and Operational Excellence
The Manufacturing Workplace of the Future
Designing winning strategies to transform businesses helps attract new talent and retain valuable employees. Learn how this innovative processor has created a manufacturing workplace that promotes collaboration and quality through a people-focused culture of creativity and unique training programs.
|9:15 – 10:00 a.m.||
Engineering Keynote Address: The Quest for Manufacturing Innovation
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.
|10:00 – 10:30 a.m.||Refreshment Break|
|10:30 – 11:15 a.m.||
Ask the Experts: Continuous Improvement Tools and Methods
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.
|11:15 - 12:00 noon||
FSMA and Your Retail Customers
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.
|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 – 4:00 p.m.||
|4:30 – 5:30 p.m.||Expo Reception|
|6:00 – 8:00 p.m.||Barbecue|
|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
Keynote Address: Creating Consistent Standards of Excellence
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.
|9:45 – 10:15 a.m.||Refreshment Break|
|10:15 - 11:55 a.m.||
|12:00 - 1:30 p.m.||Networking Luncheon|
|1:30 - 2:15 p.m.||
Outside the Bowl Thinking: Creating a Greenfield Supply Chain
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.
|2:15 - 3:00 p.m.||
Automation Focus: Using Data More Effectively
By leveraging manufacturing data systems to improve information and empower operators, supervisors and managers can implement change and optimize uptime and production schedules. Hear how data capture and other automation tools can increase productivity while supporting a flexible structure to support growth and product diversity.
|3:00 – 3:30 p.m.||Refreshment Break|
|3:30 – 4:15 p.m.||
Plant of the Year Award
|4:15 - 5:45 p.m.||Plant of the Year Celebration Cocktail Reception|
|DINNER||DINNER ON YOUR OWN.|
|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
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.||
Sanitary Equipment Design and Sanitation of Equipment
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.
|11:15 a.m. -12:00 noon||
Best Practices in Contracting
Project management structure, risk management and maintaining core competencies are key considerations when outsourcing capital projects. This speaker will explain how early planning and scoping, dedicated project managers, cohesive multidisciplinary teams and clear communications can make or break your project
|12:00 noon||Conference Adjourns|