FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2019

    6-8:30pm

    Welcome Reception  & Opening Remarks

     

     

     

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2019

    8:30-9:40am

     

    Keynote & Interactive Session:
    Delegate and Elevate: Take More Off Your
 Plate to Empower Others and Focus on 
 Your Unique Ability
    by Pete Honsberger, Integrator, Lead Facilitator, CultureShoc

    One unfortunate by-product that comes with growth and success is busyness, i.e. the weight of the world and all of its responsibilities falling on the leader/manager/high performer. End this cycle of stress by working toward a laserfocus on the roles & responsibilities that bring you, and the business, the most value. Delegate and Elevate is a concept that is life-changing for those who pay attention and put it into action. Pete Honsberger will lead the group to this crucial decision.

    12:30-1:45pm

     

    Lunch Keynote by Omar Nashashibi, Franklin Partnership
    Dave Bartles, NTMA President starts off lunch with information about NTMA

     

    The 2020 Presidential campaign formally kicks off with the new Congress being sworn in on January 3, 2019 following a contentious midterm election. In his first two years in Washington, President Trump has fulfilled his promise to disrupt business as usual in Washington, and throughout the world. Following major victories in his first two years cutting taxes and rolling back regulations, the next two years bring uncertainty in trade and the U.S. involvement on the world stage.


    NTMA’s lobbyist in Washington, D.C., Omar S. Nashashibi with The Franklin Partnership, will provide an insider’s view into how the makeup of Congress will impact the remaining years in President Trump’s first term, what may happen with tariffs, and efforts to reform the government’s role in apprenticeships. This is an opportunity to help your business plan for the unexpected as Washington continues to impact every aspect of the manufacturing process from inputs to labor to shipping.


    Meet NTMA’s new President, Dr. Dean Bartles. Dr. Bartles will discuss NTMA and future of this association.

    BREAKOUT 1    

    9:45-10:45am

     

    Metals Bulletin Research by Alistair Ramsay, Metals Bulletin Research

     

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    11am-12:15pm

     

    Conversational Programming to Help Fill the Skills Gap by Steven Holmens, Siemens

     

    The main points included are the language barrier presented by traditional G and M coded control languages, and how a conversational based format can help attract the next generation of programmers and operators. The manufacturing workforce is aging and a new generation is called on to fill those jobs, less people can say they speak the traditional language of the CNC machine tool (G-Code). And even fewer have a point of reference to draw from that connects them to G-code.

    2-3pm

    Digital Manufacturing and What to 
Consider in Your Workshop by Ledvon Gisbert, Heidenhain Corporation

     

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Global overview Digital manufacturing trends.
    • 
What are the steps to implement digital manufacturing in your shop.
    • 
We will discuss how to take advantage of existing equipment in the shop to step into digital manufacturing.
    • 
What should be considered when selecting the next machine tool for your shop keeping DMP (Digital Manufacturing Process) in mind.
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How to engage the team, so they buy into the DMP?
    • 
Small lot sizes versus production environment, what are critical data to collect?

    3:15-4:30pm

    Lean Presentation by Brian Grigson, Axxis Corp.

    Lean manufacturing or lean production (sometimes simply referred to as “Lean”), is a systematic method for the elimination of waste within a manufacturing process. Lean also takes into account waste created through overburden and waste created through unevenness in workloads. In this session, you will take away the following principles and better understand how lean can improve:
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Your businesses Quality Performance
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Have Lower levels of Inventory
    • 
Need Less Space
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Create Higher Efficiencies
    • 
Improved Delivery Performance
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Greater Customer Satisfaction
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Improved Employee Morale and Involvement
    • 
Higher Profits

    BREAKOUT 2    
    9:45-10:45am

    PAVE Your Way to Effective Leadership by
    Michael Watkins, The Alchemy Group

    The latest labor figures estimate that approximately 10,000 Baby Boomers retire every day. Retiring Baby Boomers combined with a 3% unemployment rate yields a really tight labor market. We are all experiencing it. Your primary workforce planning strategy should be a strong employee retention strategy.
    PAVE Your Way to Effective Leadership describes the four elements that leaders need to bring to the table for themselves and for their employees:
    P – Passion
    A – Aptitude
    V – Vision
    E – Empathy
    When leaders create an environment where employees are operating in their PAVE elements at least 75% of time, then retention is sustainable for the long run.

    11-12:15am

    Diversify Your Wealth Beyond Your
 Business: How to Prosper in the 
 New Tax Environment by Scott Peterson, Tax and Financial Group

    • 
The New Tax Environment for Business Owners - C-Corp vs. Pass-Through Entity Summary
    • 
Overview of Tax Rates – Personal Income and Investment…What’s Changed?
    • 
Taxes: Pay Now or Pay Later? – The IRS Always Gets Its Pound of Flesh
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Diversifying Away From Your Business – Creating Liquidity for Financial Independence
    • 
Tying It All Together – How a Financial “Game Plan” Can Help Provide Clarity and Direction

    2-3pm

     

    Pitfalls and Pratfalls in Employee Relations by Pascal Benyamini, Drinker Biddle & Reath

     

    Do you want to minimize risks of lawsuits? This Seminar will cover best practices, including do’s and don’ts, concerning the following topics:
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Employee Conflict Management
    • 
Wage and Hour Issues Impacting Employers Nationwide;
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Workplace Safety
    • 
National Labor Relations Act and the National Labor Relations Board in the Non-Union Context.
    Your management team is sure to come away with invaluable tips and practices.

    3:15-4:30pm

    CRUSH Complacency by Pete Honsberger, Integrator, Lead 
 Facilitator, CultureShoc

     

    What do you do when your team, your business, or even yourself falls into a rut? How do you even know this is starting to happen to you? In this session, learn how to identify the 3 Cs that identify “complacency” both individually and as a team, as well as what you can do immediately to crush it before it spreads. Join other high performers in creating aligned teams that execute a vision with a sense of urgency, not complacency. Also, learn how “20 seconds of insane courage” can kickstart the transformation.

    BREAKOUT 3    
    9:45-10:45am

    Improving Process Times by Broc Bryson, MSC

    Broadening the focus on overall cycle time. As an industry we often focus on making a machining cycle time faster. There are a lot of products and techniques outside of actual chip cutting time that can significantly impact production rates. This session will focus on several of those concepts.

    11am-12:15pm

    Is Additive Manufacturing a Workforce 
 Development Strategy? by Kirk Rogers, The Barnes Group, America Makes

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    2-3pm

    Improving The Bottom Line – Using NTMA Financial Benchmarking Results by John Mackay
 John Mackay, Mackay Research Group

    Manufacturers, including NTMA members, are facing one of the most challenging economies in recent times. This presentation offers a wake-up call for manufacturers and a call to action. NTMA members face several challenges — globalization, the nation’s chronic deficits, and a shortage of skilled labor. China’s successes, industrial might, and technological prowess remind us of ways in which ‘that used to be us’. And yet, the seminar makes a case that the resurrection of American manufacturing is within reach. The program shows how, when properly understood, NTMA’s Operating Costs & Executive Compensation (OCEC) study results offer a formula for prosperity that will enable precision tooling & machining shops to cope successfully with the challenges today’s NTMA members face. This seminar spells out what manufacturers need to do now to sustain the American dream and re-establish American manufacturing dominance in the world.

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    SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2019

    8-9:00am

    Breakfast Keynote:
    Steve Miller, The Adventure, LLC

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    BREAKOUT 1
     
     
    9:15-10:15am

    The Movement from Multi-tasking to
    Hybrid Manufacturing by Rudy Conchola, Mazak

    In today’s market, more and more parts are needing faster turnaround times at lower costs. Multi-Tasking Machines allow you to complete a part in a single operation while reducing your setup times. In this class, we will start with the history of Mazak as an organization and how they created the Multi-Tasking Machine market. We will cover the different architectures available in the industry and each of their benefits and shortcomings. From a functionality standpoint, we will discuss different types of synchronization, the reasoning behind each one, and their best case uses. By showcasing some examples through case studies, we aim to highlight the higher value work our customers can obtain by utilizing these types of machine to their full potential. Finally, we will look to the future and the use of Hybrid Multi-Tasking machines.

    10:30-11:30am

    IoT and Machine Monitoring by John Hosman, FactoryWiz

    Decisions about manufacturing processes are not the only business factors that can be improved by the insights derived from data collected by a machinemonitoring system.

     

    BREAKOUT 2
     
     
    9:15-10:30am

    Cybersecurity and Your Business: You will be hacked, protect yourself! by Tim Coates, Resource Computer Solutions

    Every company needs a proactive Cyber/IT continuity and recovery plan! Learn how to defend yourself!

     

    10:30-11:30am

    Federated-Risk Management

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    BREAKOUT 3
     
     
    9:15-10:15am

    A New Day for Apprenticeship by Tracy DiFillippis, Goodwill, SoCal

    With the advent of the Executive Order on Apprenticeship (June 2017), the final report of the Task Force on Apprenticeship (May 2018), and the $150M released by the US DOL (July 2018) to accelerate expansion, the “tried and true” earn and learn model has received a tremendous amount of national, state, and local attention. From National Aerospace Primes and Industry Associations to a statewide college system of 114 community colleges, the motivation to expand this age-old work-based learning method could not be greater. Goodwill Southern California has matured as the Manufacturing Workforce Intermediary for the Los Angeles region. Since August 2017 Strong Workforce Apprenticeship Group (SWAG) has doubled in size serving production occupations among multiple small manufacturers. SWAG is the partnership between a non-profit and a community college. How did this happen without a focused initiative? Learn how industry drives the future of this historic model of learning into the future. It is easier than you imagined!

    10:30-11:30am

    Scaling Apprenticeship Through Sector-Base Strategies by Mark Lashinske, Modern Industries

    Mark Lashinske will cover information about non-registered apprenticeship programs for advanced manufacturing that NIMS supports. He will also update attendees on the status of NIMS and NTMA-U working together in an effort to advance 3D printing, quality and apprenticeship training.

    11:30am-12pm

     

    Program Conclusion