Adient Plant Tour
August 14-15, 2018 | West Point, GA
Theme: High Performance Teams & Empowering Workforce
Dal-Tile Plant Tour
October 9-10, 2018 | Dickson, TN
Theme: Achieving Operational Excellence in Production, Maintenance, and Sustainability
Harley-Davidson Plant Tour
November 13-14, 2018 | York, PA
Theme: Continuous Improvement, Visual Management, & IoT
Helping you get Manufacturing 4.0 into action.
Each plant tour offers a unique opportunity to dialog with peers from across industries and functions about best practices, challenges and solutions to moving the manufacturing enterprise forward.
Participants of Manufacturing Leadership Council plant tours realize tangible benefits:
Discover proven solutions to common challenges
Discuss the challenges and discover the solutions that led to meaningful success stories.
Expand your thinking
Open your mind to new processes or practices you
can put in place to achieve greater operational excellence and efficiency.
Benchmark your performance
Benchmark your factory’s performance against other state-of-the-art factories.
Bring back new ideas
Walk away with new ideas you can bring back to your company and implement faster.
Past participants claim our Plant Tour & Executive Roundtable events are unique and valuable because the intimate setting allows for deeper discussion and lively debate on a given topic.
“A good opportunity to do benchmark and know new ways to measure safety.”
“I learned from the tour & networking that there is more we can do as a next step to accelerate our implementation.”
“The honesty and commitment to help others is very powerful.”
“Thanks for the great event. I have been in manufacturing for 30+ years and I continue to learn new things every time I attend an event like this.”
Plant Tour Reports
I had the pleasure of attending the Manufacturing Leadership Council’s tour and roundtable discussion at Merck & Co., Inc.’s Maurice R. Hilleman Center for Vaccine Manufacturing in Durham, NC the last week in November.read more
Manufacturing Leadership Council members last week toured Johnson Controls’ Norman, Oklahoma, plant and learned how the HVAC supplier devised and implemented its corporate-wide Johnson Controls Manufacturing System.read more
Finding people with digital skills sets and making better use of increasingly large volumes of data as advanced technology expands on the shop floor are challenges that must be addressed today.read more
We at the Manufacturing Leadership Council are of the belief that the journey to a next-generation manufacturing model isn’t just about aggressively adopting emerging digital technologies. Yes, IIoT, advanced analytics, modeling, smart products, and machine learning...read more
ML Council Explores Strategies for Accelerating Innovation and Supply Chain Performance at Flex Plant Tour
In a world of mobile access to ubiquitous e-commerce sites and free overnight shipping, consumers have come to expect practically unlimited product choice and nearly instant gratification. Anything less is unacceptable.read more
For LAI International, the creation of a roadmap to Manufacturing 4.0 started with putting customers at the center of the company’s thinking. A motto grew out of this orientation: accept no defect, make no defect, pass on no defect. The thinking is much more than a...read more