Go behind the scenes at state-of-the-art U.S. factories. Each tour includes a Council-led interactive roundtable discussion and networking dinner for sharing best practices and gaining insights you can bring back to your company.
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
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 if manufacturing companies are going to make progress on their journey to...read more
Smart, connected products offer manufacturers a wealth of opportunities to reduce operational costs while also driving new sources of revenue and higher levels of customer intimacy. But, in order to realize the promise of smart products, manufacturers will need to...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. And manufacturers are learning that the same...read more
Is an augmented reality or virtual reality system in your factory’s future? The technology, in the form of Google Glass, has already entered the mainstream of factory operations at AGCO Corp., where it is being used to improve quality in the manufacturing of the...read more
Nearly 100 members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council gathered in Greenville, South Carolina last week to see first-hand how General Electric’s 1.5-million square foot heavy duty gas turbine factory is embracing digitization, a transformational effort that...read more