ABB Plant Tour

February 5-6, 2019 | Marion, NC
Theme: Cross-Functional/Integrated Business Teams

ABB is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally.

Join the Manufacturing Leadership Council at the ABB factory in Marion, NC for an opportunity to tour the facility and learn about how cross-functional, integrated business teams create value through customer focused roller bearing product development and conversion strategies.

Specifically, you will see how ABB utilizes automation, digitalization, and lean techniques to design robust processes that execute mixed-model value streams with a flexible workforce.

 

Attend this plant tour, which will be followed by a panel and executive roundtable discussion on integrated teams, and walk away with actionable insights, including:

  • Using culture as the primary tool to drive manufacturing excellence
  • Approaching all strategy and execution with an integrated cross-functional team approach
  • SMED applications
  • Mixed-model replenishment strategy — best-in-industry lead times
  • Machine tool/automation integration
  • Job classification structure that promotes flexibility and overtime surge capacity
  • Twenty applications of robotic and/or gantry automated operations
  • Automated/digitized manufacturing order creation and execution
  • Advanced predictive maintenance tools

Walk Away With Actionable Insights

Attend this plant tour, which will be followed by a panel and executive roundtable discussion on Integrated Business Teams, and walk away with actionable insights, including:

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Approaching all strategy, and execution with an integrated cross functional business team approach


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SMED applications


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Mixed model replenishment strategy – best in industry lead times


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Job classification structure that promotes flexibility and overtime surge capacity


Space is limited for this tour and has sold out.

Please contact Alyssa Dixon at adixon@nam.org to be added to the waitlist. 

Agenda

February 5, 2019

6:00pm       Networking Dinner

February 6, 2019

7:00am        Breakfast & Registration

7:45am         Travel to ABB Marion Plant

8:30am        Introductions & Executive Welcome

10:00am      ABB Plant Tour

12:00pm      Travel to Universal Advanced Manufacturing Center

12:15pm        Networking Lunch

1:00pm         Panel Discussion

2:30pm         Networking Break

2:45pm         Roundtable Discussion

4:00pm         Travel Back to Hotel

Arrive back to the Cambria Hotel Downtown Asheville around 4:45pm

 

Hosted By

Michael Coubrough
Senior Vice President, Global Operations
ABB
Manufacturing Leadership Council Member

Michael Coubrough, SVP, Global Operations ABB

 

Airports:

International Airport

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT / KCLT)
Charlotte, NC – 94 miles (1 hour 30 mins) 

Domestic Airport

Asheville Regional Airport (AVL / KAVL)
Asheville, NC – 51 miles (40 mins) 

Where to Stay:

Group Hotel: Cambria Hotel Downtown Asheville in Ashville, NC
Discounted room rate: $119

Book by: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by 12:00PM EST (in order to secure this rate and availability)

To make your reservations by phone, call (623) 432-0198 and reference National Association of Manufacturers – Manufacturing Leadership Council

To make your reservations online, reservation link coming soon!

Questions?

If you have any questions about this or another upcoming Plant Tour & Executive Roundtable. Please complete the form below or email Alyssa Dixon at ADixon@nam.org.

The Manufacturing Leadership Council’s Executive Plant Tour and Roundtable events are made possible by the members for members and guests. Council members participate as part of their annual membership, and non-members may attend for a fee.