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Presenting ARC's Fifteenth Annual Orlando Forum

ARC World Industry Forum:  Driving Innovation, Sustainability and Performance


February 7-10, 2011 - Orlando, Florida

Improve Performance by Integrating Design and Production

In the global marketplace, alternative products, new features, or other options can quickly be introduced to compete with your products and services.  To be successful, manufacturers must enhance their ability to innovate and adapt their Geometry, Processes, Controls, Simulationproducts and services to changing conditions.  Manufacturers can focus on products, production processes, business processes - or any combination of these.  Product innovation relies on designing new products and quickly moving them into full-scale production and out to the customer.  Manufacturing process innovation can increase profitability or create new business opportunities based on better serving the customer.  Business innovation can take many forms as the emerging needs of customers, suppliers, engineers, business managers, and partners are addressed. 

Because of the dynamic nature of the market, it is important to be able to shrink the time needed to design and implement new manufacturing processes, and to ensure that products are produced in an effective, efficient, and quality manner.  This program focuses on how leading manufacturers are using collaborative design tools, Digital Manufacturing (DM) systems, and integrated production management systems, to speed new products to market.


Who Should Attend

This program is a must-attend event for:


  • CIOs and CTOs
  • VPs and Directors of IT
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Operations
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Engineering
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of New Projects
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Procurement
  • Directors, Managers and Architects of Automation and Enterprise Integration
  • Plant Managers and Supervisors
  • Production Managers and Supervisors



Executive Speakers

The following executives are among those that will present in this forum program.  Click on the speaker name to view a brief bio.

Head of Strategic InitiativesABB
General Manager, Automotive BusinessApplied Manufacturing Technologies
Manager, Consulting EngineeringAramco Services
Sr. Vice President & Chief Information OfficerBechtel Group
Vice President, Operations Product ManagementBentley Systems
Project ManagerCRB Consulting Engineers
Engineering Solutions IT ConsultantDow Chemical
Vice President, Advanced MaterialsDow Chemical
Exec. Vice President, Global Business Development Intergraph
Director, Operational ConsultingMaverick Technologies
Program ManagerOak Ridge National Laboratory
Founder and CEOOSIsoft
Digital Manufacturing Product ManagerProcter & Gamble
Sr. Vice President, Manufacturing & Consumer Industries SAP
Executive Vice President & Global Head of Industry BusinessSchneider Electric
PresidentThe Haymarket Group
Sr. Engineering Services ManagerWaters
President, Power Products Division North AmericaABB
Group Operations DirectorAVEVA


Agenda details for this program are shown below.  Times and sessions are subject to change.

Tools for Virtual Integration of Electrical, Controls & Machinery to Improve Performance
ARC Advisory Group is proposing the formation of a community of manufacturing end users, equipment suppliers, engineering services suppliers, and technology providers across multiple vertical industries that will focus the application and adoption of digital manufacturing technologies. The intent of this community of users would be to identify common interests and goals, share potential benefits, develop industry & product requirements with the intent to influence suppliers and industry standards groups.
The goal is the seamless virtual integration of electrical, controls, and software design information with the other engineering design information (mechanical, process, modeling & simulation, etc.) to improve business efficiency through design knowledge integration throughout the design and manufacturing life-cycle.  This is a focus on manufacturing process (batch processes, continuous processes, machine equipment processes) designs and management rather than product development.  All interested parties are encouraged to attend this meeting.
Tools for Virtual Integration of Electrical, Controls & Machinery to Improve Performance Contd.
Continuation of above workshop
General Session #1

Several senior executives from major corporations will share their experiences with the attendees.

General Session #2
Top industry leaders will discuss key challenges facing our industry including topics such as: process safety, energy optimization, sustainability, and operational excellence.
General Session #3
Senior industry leaders will discuss new Asset Information Management (AIM) Strategies for Balancing Risk, Sustainability and Performance throughout a Plant's Lifecycle
Speed, Innovation, Quality, and Cost:  Benefits of Connecting PLM to the Plant Floor
Effective end-to-end product lifecycle management requires close connectivity between product design systems and machine tool and plant floor systems.  The lifecycle begins with concept and innovation, moves through product design, production design (including automation and controls), and manufacturing.  Today's integrated end-to-end solutions support a process chain from product design through part and process planning to execution on machine tools and production equipment.  Consistently achieving the desired product quality requires that the design and production systems remain aligned, while needed changes are introduced at various points throughout the process as suppliers change, errors are caught, requirements evolve, and refinements are made.  Manufacturers need to close the loop between factory operations and product design and manufacturing process engineering, with better information flow in both directions and better simulation tools. 

This session will feature leading manufacturers that are using these end-to-end product and process solutions and will focus on benefits such as reducing time-to market, improving quality, and reducing costs. 
Greg on Collaborative Manufacturing