LogoAutomotive Agile PEP Europe|December 02 – 03, 2020, Boston

By the end of last century, we thought we had lost manufacturing. It was old, smelly, and looked like a dinosaur just waiting to die. But Smart Manufacturing holds the potential to transform manufacturing back into an economic powerhouse.

Unlike earlier technology, Smart Manufacturing is fundamentally transforming how manufacturing companies compete. These new connected technologies increase speed, agility, and flexibility throughout a company’s value chain.

With Smart Manufacturing strategies, companies gain powerful capabilities to drive competitive advantage. Factories cut costs, reduce time-to-delivery, and increase order accuracy. With the right leadership, businesses will capture market share, enter new markets, and boost margins.

The Smart Manufacturing Roadmap from MESA International provides manufacturing companies with a guide for their Smart Manufacturing journey and a framework for building detailed plans to achieve their Smart Manufacturing goals.

Join us in this workshop as we explore the details of the Smart Manufacturing Roadmap:

  • Business Strategy
  • Empowered Teams
  • Streamlined Processes
  • Connective Technologies
  • Connected Things (IIoT)
Session 2019

Arlene Weichert


Helping customers implement control and information technology that directly benefits their businesses through improvements to productivity, information visibility, and/or compliance.

Specialties: Process, Utilities, and Machine Automation,
Manufacturing IT,
Reporting and Visualization,
Interface to SAP and other enterprise software
Configuration Management

Chris Monchinski

Chair of Manufacturing Analytics WG

Chris is the Director of Manufacturing IT at Automated Control Concepts, Inc., an independent systems integration company. In this role, Chris is responsible for supporting the sales and project execution efforts that involve manufacturing information technology for ACC’s clients. Chris joined ACC in 1994 and presently leads the project strategy, design and execution efforts involving Supply Chain, Quality, and MES projects. Chris consults with key client accounts for ACC enabling clients to achieve their goals in all manufacturing IT initiatives. Chris is ACC’s representative to the ISA 95 committee on Enterprise-to-Control System Integration and is currently the co-chair of that committee. Chris is also currently a Managing Director of the ISA Standards and Practices board supporting the ISA 101 and ISA 88 committees. He is a frequent speaker at industry events, having presented at conferences such as World Batch Forum, Interphex and ISPE. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Computer Science from California State University.

John Clemons

Executive Committee

30+ year career blends education and experience in technology engineering, product / service innovation, project management and consulting services for world-class manufacturing enterprises.

Experienced in the food, beverage and consumer packaged goods (CPG) sectors; the oil, natural gas and alternative energy sectors; and the chemical and petrochemical sectors.

Champion of lean manufacturing, operational performance excellence, total quality and other paradigms that optimize productivity, efficiency and profitability.

Highly sought after speaker / presenter; frequent author of articles and white papers — co-author of “Information Technology for Manufacturing: Reducing Costs and Expanding Capabilities”, St. Lucie Press.

Amid the current industry transformation age, the need to follow a proven methodology to develop the transformation blueprint has quickly become the top priority for every manufacturer. MESA was founded with the aim of improving business results and production operations through optimized application and implementation of information technology and best management practices. With this objective in mind, MESA has developed strategic initiatives program that covers many areas of manufacturing best practices. The recent smart manufacturing focus has initiated a continuous drive towards tapping the best minds to create one stop learning resource for any manufacturers that intend to drive smart.

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