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A Smart Manufacturing Fix Event

Attend MESA’s facilitated, noncommercial fix event to get your manufacturing problems solved and learn about issues you may face in the future.

Half speed networking, half speed problem solving -- and 100% fun with snacks and beverages! Bring any question about how to use IT to solve problems in manufacturing from the plant floor throughout the enterprise. Gain powerful insights simply by showing up and joining a discussion table.

How it works:

• The facilitator will give everyone at the table a chance to say: their name, role, and then a minute to present. Each person can ask a question about the table topic, share what they are trying to fix or need help with, or share a win about something they recently fixed regarding the topic.

• After each person is introduced, the facilitator will chime in with a piece of advice and give the people at the table a chance to add expertise or ask additional questions about what was just presented. If the group is stumped, MESA experts will answer the question sometime at the show or shortly after.

• Tables are limited to 15-20 people max, so be sure to Join a 'Fix' Table Topic before the session starts. Tables run for 35 to 40 minutes giving 5 to 10 minutes to change tables. There will be a few open tables for random topic discussion and a main table of MESA experts to field any questions. Table topics will be posted before the show, if you would like to submit a table topic email hq@mesa.org.

Schedule (see 'Fix' Table Topic Descriptions below):

1:00 - 1:15 Fix event overview with news about latest research and programs from MESA.org

1:15 - 2:00 Join a 'Fix' Table Topic

                    • Open (2)
                    • Analytics
                    • Value
                    • Asset Performance
                    • Education
                    • Smart Manufacturing
                    • Monetizing Innovation

2:00 - 2:45 Join a 'Fix' Table Topic

                    • Open (2)
                    • Analytics
                    • Value
                    • Asset Performance
                    • Education
                    • Smart Manufacturing
                    • Monetizing Innovation

2:45 - 3:00 Fix event overview with news about latest research and programs from MESA.org

3:00 - 3:45 Join a 'Fix' Table Topic

                    • Open (2)
                    • Analytics
                    • Value
                    • Cybersecurity
                    • Education
                    • Smart Manufacturing
                    • Process Management

3:45 - 4:30 Join a 'Fix' Table Topic

                    • Open (2)
                    • Analytics
                    • Value
                    • Cybersecurity
                    • Education
                    • Smart Manufacturing
                    • Process Management

'Fix' Table Topics:

Open

Anything’s game. Bring any questions on your mind about how to make sense of the role and value of modern information technologies in manufacturing. How to get started? How to move forward? Bring it on!

Analytics

Data. Metrics. Reports. Analytics. The value of Smart Manufacturing centers on your ability to work smarter in today’s digital world. But how? Where to start? Where to go next? Who to trust? Ask!

Value

Investing in technology for technology’s sake is useless. There has to be business value for any investment. What is the value? How do you justify new projects? Does anyone trust RoI numbers? Let’s talk about it!

Asset Performance

Many Smart Manufacturing discussions start and end with talk of improving the performance of existing production assets, which can be easier said than done. Have questions on how to do it or even talk about it? Bring them!

Education

Educating industry on how and why to use modern information technologies in manufacturing is “Job #1” for MESA. But, what does education look like today? Tomorrow? Down the road? How do you keep up? How can we help? Let’s talk!

Smart Manufacturing

IoT. Industrial IoT. Industrie4.0. Big Data and Clouds and Devices and Edges. What does it all mean? How does it help you do your job? Let’s talk tech or application or vision or anything “Smart” that’s on your mind!

Monetizing Innovation

Business today demands faster introduction of new products using existing physical manufacturing assets. How can you improve speed up while ensuring regulatory compliance of the new product change work process? how do you accommodate product localization across varied manufacturing processes, facilities and geographies? How hard is it? What’s the value? MESA knows!

Process Management

There's value in automating all your business and production processes, but there are also challenges. Where does one stop and the other start? Do they overlap? How do you manage intersections? Conflicts? Technology decisions? It’s worth discussing!