Global Manufacturing Conference 2017

Sep 11, 2017 ‐ Sep 13, 2017


Uncertainty. It's not a preferred state for any organization, but it's certainly the reality we face. When there are so many variables in play, the best counter to uncertainty is preparation. Preparation in response to major marketplace trends, competitors' strategies and economic trajectories.

The AICPA Global Manufacturing Conference provides an in-depth review of all these factors and more, so you can prepare and adjust to protect your company, strategy and bottom line.

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This includes sessions from the conference: Global Manufacturing Conference 2017

Sessions Included:

Welcome & Introduction & Manufacturing the Future: Challenges and Opportunities (Sep 11, 2017 01:00 PM)

Learning From the Mistakes of Others - If "Lean" Theory Fails, Why? (Sep 11, 2017 02:10 PM)

Communicating with Your Management Team & Board (Sep 11, 2017 02:10 PM)

Workforce 4.0 – (Sep 12, 2017 07:00 AM)

Economic Outlook (Sep 12, 2017 08:00 AM)

Impact of New President Policies to Manufacturers (Sep 12, 2017 09:25 AM)

Trends in Controlling Employee Benefit Cost/Latest Trends in Heath Care Costs (Sep 12, 2017 09:25 AM)

Manufacturers New to e-Commerce (Sep 12, 2017 11:10 AM)

Filling Skilled Labor Need in a Changing Global Labor Environment (Sep 12, 2017 11:10 AM)

Data Analytics as a Competitive Differentiator in Manufacturing (Sep 12, 2017 01:30 PM)

Supply Chain - Sourcing (Sep 12, 2017 01:30 PM)

The Changing Tax Landscape (Sep 12, 2017 03:05 PM)

Current Cybersecurity Trends, Threats and How to Respond (Sep 12, 2017 04:05 PM)

City Garage: Economic Impact Through Entrepreneurship (Sep 13, 2017 08:00 AM)

Navigating Global Trade (Sep 13, 2017 09:25 AM)

A&A Update (Sep 13, 2017 09:25 AM)

The New Rules for Leading Today’s Workforce (Sep 13, 2017 11:10 AM)

Standard: $299.00

Sessions

Strategy Execution Using 4DX Principles

Sep 11, 2017 8:00am ‐ Sep 11, 2017 11:10am

Identification: MAN17101

Strategic execution using principles of the 4 Disciplines of Execution coupled with the basics of the neuroscience of performance and leadership.

Session learning objectives include:

  1. Learn mindset, skillsets, and toolsets for delivering on your highest priorities
  2. Review principles of brain-based performance skills of focus, leverage, engagement, and accountability

Speaker(s):
  • James M. Wood, ACC, PMP, Sr. Leadership Consultant, FranklinCovey
Standard: $79.00

Moving Beyond Budgeting to Live Future Ready

Sep 11, 2017 11:10am ‐ Sep 11, 2017 12:00pm

Identification: MAN17102

This workshop explores why many organizations have a high level of frustration in their current budgeting practices and why attempts to do 'better budgeting' will ultimately fail. Even more importantly it will show you how you can change your planning processes to truly help your organization become Future Ready. Even better, we will show you how many companies are using these practices to achieve better results.

Attendees will:

  • See how to evaluate the purposes of their current budgeting practices and examine the critical design flaws that create frustration and disappointment
  • Review the 12 Beyond Budgeting principles that provide better ways to achieve your planning objectives
  • Explore the case examples of manufacturing companies like HOLT CAT and Unilever who have successfully applied these principles

Speaker(s):
Standard: $79.00

Welcome & Introduction & Manufacturing the Future: Challenges and Opportunities

Sep 11, 2017 1:00pm ‐ Sep 11, 2017 2:00pm

Identification: MAN1701

Manufacturers throughout the United States are facing new challenges as well as growth and expansion opportunities. Given the manufacturing industry’s significant role in providing both direct and indirect jobs and wages, how firms react to these conditions is critical not only to the companies themselves, but to our nation.

This session focuses on current national manufacturing trends, challenges, and opportunities, with a particularly emphasis on implications for smaller manufacturers, defined as those with fewer than 500 employees. These small manufacturers account for a majority manufacturing activity.

Attendees will discover the macro- and micro manufacturing trends and explore what they suggest for policies, practices and strategies that can help accelerate manufacturing growth across the nation. Internal manufacturing finance professionals, accounting and finance practitioners and manufacturing firm advisors will learn how to help companies minimize the impact of challenges, maximize opportunities for growth and enhance overall competitiveness and resiliency.

Speaker(s):
  • Kenneth Voytek, Chief Economist and Manager of Manufacturing Research and Program Evaluation, NIST MEP
Standard: $49.00

Learning From the Mistakes of Others - If "Lean" Theory Fails, Why?

Sep 11, 2017 2:10pm ‐ Sep 11, 2017 3:25pm

Identification: MAN1702

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

Communicating with Your Management Team & Board

Sep 11, 2017 2:10pm ‐ Sep 11, 2017 3:25pm

Identification: MAN1703

Today’s environment of metrics, analytics, and complex reporting tools can become overwhelming. Discover what successful, forward-thinking organizations are doing today and distinguish between manufacturing and manufacturing with intelligence. Review the roadmap to true manufacturing intelligence, including how to effectively communicate information to other members of management and a Board of Directors.

Session learning objectives include:

  • Examples of tools used by successful companies to relay appropriate information throughout the organization
  • Explore technology tools that can assist in effective periodic reporting
  • Learn how data analytics can improve your business decision making
  • Make better and faster decisions by making your data more accessible
  • Explore how organizations can use data analytics tools to become a truly “data driven” organization

Speaker(s):
  • David P. Glennon, CPA, Partner, Director of Manufacturing & Distribution , Eide Bailly LLP
  • Jon E. Ault, Senior Manager, Technology Consulting , Eide Bailly LLP
Standard: $49.00

Workforce 4.0 – Workforce 4.0 –

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Workforce 4.0 –

Sep 12, 2017 7:00am ‐ Sep 12, 2017 7:50am

Identification: MAN17201

Attend this session to learn the Importance of experiential learning to build the future workforce.

In March 2017, a national news syndicate published a story, “Add one robot on the manufacturing line, watch five jobs go poof.” At the same time, there were more than 364,000 open positions in manufacturing across the United States. Robots aren't the problem! The problem is an antiquated education and workforce development process. Advanced manufacturing is more than automation and process improvements. It understands that manufacturers must make their workforce. The predatory practice of buying your workforce from your fellow manufacturers through higher wages and benefits is inflationary and not good for the industry. Making, not buying, your workforce recognizes that we can no longer afford to train our workforce twice: Teaching theory in the classroom and teaching practice on the shop floor.

Colorado has launched an innovative approach that combines theory and practice as early as the 10th grade. The result is an educated workforce that meets the needs of participating companies. In today’s world economy, where skilled workers are the new international currency, manufacturers can’t afford not to advance their workforce development process.

Speaker(s):
  • Tim Heaton, President, Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (CAMA)
Standard: $49.00

Economic OutlookEconomic Outlook

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Economic Outlook

Sep 12, 2017 8:00am ‐ Sep 12, 2017 9:15am

Identification: MAN1705

Focus on macro-outlook for U.S. based, global manufacturers. Session will include foreign developments & impact on U.S. Manufacturing such as Brexit, Europe, China, etc.

Session will touch on impact of new U.S. presidency, as well as educate and inform about economic trends.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

Impact of New President Policies to Manufacturers

Sep 12, 2017 9:25am ‐ Sep 12, 2017 10:40am

Identification: MAN1706

This session will take a deeper dive into the impact of new policies, including monetary, economic, spending policies, and immigration. The session will educate and inform participants about economic trends.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

Trends in Controlling Employee Benefit Cost/Latest Trends in Heath Care Costs

Sep 12, 2017 9:25am ‐ Sep 12, 2017 10:40am

Identification: MAN1707

Employers are beset by rising health care costs amidst an increasingly competitive war for talent. Discover the creative approaches they are employing to address these conflicting demands.

Discussion will include:

  • How employers are addressing rising health care cost trends without simply shifting additional costs to the backs of employees
  • The current state of health care reform and anticipated changes in light of the current political environment
  • A discussion of the pros and cons of both the private and public exchange markets

Speaker(s):
  • Steven E. Riedl, FSA, MAAA, Senior Director, Health & Benefits NA Consulting, Willis Towers Watson
Standard: $49.00

Manufacturers New to e-Commerce

Sep 12, 2017 11:10am ‐ Sep 12, 2017 12:25pm

Identification: MAN1708

You have heard that e-commerce can significantly streamline order processing and invoicing or you have a large customer who has required you to adopt EDI. You are wondering if you could grow your sales by adding on-line sales capabilities to your website. The panel will discuss the challenges facing manufacturers as they embark on their e-commerce initiative including product pricing variables, transaction consistency, error resolution, shipping confirmations and more, including doing business with Amazon.

Session objectives include:

  • Understanding the implications of e-commerce
  • Avoiding common pittfalls upon implementation of e-commerce

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00
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