Unleash Hidden Capacity in Your Factory with Smart Technology
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Sponsored by Ultra Consultants & Epicor
Most plastics manufacturers have a “hidden factory” that runs in parallel to their primary manufacturing plant: the unused capacity caused by quality issues, process inefficiencies, rework, schedule loss, availability loss and performance loss.
This production shortfall is tremendously expensive. In fact, quality guru Armand Feigenbaum, who coined the “hidden factory” term, estimated the loss at as much as 40%.
How can you eliminate inefficiencies and access missing capacity? With the data and insight delivered by Industry 4.0 smart technologies.
What you will learn:
• How the use of IoT, MES and Big Data can reduce wasted time and effort.
• How your organization can reveal and tap unused capacity.
• How even small improvements in efficiency can deliver large financial gains.
Who should attend this webinar:
• Plastics manufacturing executives and managers interested in greater production efficiency.
• IT leaders tasked with finding technologies to improve manufacturing capacity.
• Executives and managers looking to access more production data, improve analytics, and use the insight to enable better execution.
About Ultra Consultants:
Ultra Consultants is an independent research, advisory and consulting firm serving the manufacturing and distribution industries. Ultra’s strategic approach to business process improvement and technology helps teams manage risk as they embark on a technology project journey. Putting into place proven methodologies for true business process improvement and change management helps teams avoid time delays and cost overruns that can be common with enterprise technology projects. For more information, visit www.ultraconsultants.com
Epicor Software Corporation provides flexible, industry-specific software designed to fit the precise needs of our manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service industry customers. More than 45 years of experience with our customers’ unique business processes and operational requirements are built into every solution -- in the cloud or on-premises. With this deep understanding of your industry, Epicor solutions dramatically improve performance and profitability while easing complexity so you can focus on growth. For more information, connect with Epicor or visit www.epicor.com.
Andrew Robling - Senior Product Manager, Epicor
Andrew Robling joined Epicor Software in 1998, and brings more than 20 years success in manufacturing in the automotive supply chain. He worked his summers, while attending college, in a manufacturing plant that specialized in making parts for the Automotive Supply Chain. He started in the ERP / MES world as a successful implementer of ERP into the Automotive space and has spent time as an Implementer, Solution Engineer and a Product Manager while working with Epicor. Currently, he is a Senior Product Marketing Manager for Manufacturing and the Supply Chain for Epicor Software Corporation with a focus on ERP and the Smart Factory. In this role, Andrew manages key product and market initiatives for Epicor products. Andrew was educated at Princeton University and currently resides in Georgetown, Ontario, Canada with his wife and 4 kids.
Dave Lechleitner - Senior Consultant, Ultra Consultants
As a manufacturing and operations professional with a broad foundation of experience, Dave Lechleitner has worked for the past 30 years assisting small and mid-market manufacturers leverage technology and automation to increase performance, productivity, throughput, quality, efficiency, revenues and profitability. His experience includes serving as vendor project manager on over 1,000 manufacturing ERP implementation projects. He has been active in national manufacturing associations including serving as a chair to several standing committees of the National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) and the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association. His is a regular presenter at both the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) and Fabtech. Dave has a Bachelors Degree in Business Education with a specialization in cost accounting and a Masters Degree in Lean Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management from Kettering University.