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Product Development and the Supply Chain
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Monday - March 4

Pre-conference Workshops

7:00–8:00 Continental Breakfast & Registration
8:00–12:00 AM Half-Day Workshop
Value Stream Mapping Your Supply Chain: Seeing Waste and Doing Something About It

Instructor: Ed Constantine, Simpler, Inc.
12:00–1:00 Lunch
1:00–5:00 PM Half-Day Workshop
Attacking Waste and Variability in the Supply Chain: Lean Six Sigma Process
Instructor: J. Cooper Crouse, The George Group

Tuesday - March 5

Main Conference - Day One

7:00–8:00 Continental Breakfast & Registration
8:00–8:15 Welcoming Remarks
Management Roundtable

Rearchitecting the Supply Chain for
Speed, Quality and Cost Reduction

Kurt Doelling
VP for Worldwide Operations Strategy
and Priority Programs
Sun Microsystems

Reducing Design Complexity

9:30–10:30 Case Study:
Optimizing Common Components for Increased Speed and Profitability

Denis Stemmle, Pitney Bowes Corporation
10:30–11:00 Refreshment Break
11:00–12:00 Case Study:
The IBM Common Building Block Initiative

James E. Dickerson, IBM
12:00–1:30 Luncheon Breakout Session:
Getting Ahead of the Cost Commitment Curve with your Supply Chain
Mark Sampson, EDS, PLM Solutions

Maintaining Quality Suppliers

1:30–2:30 Case Study:
Measuring Supplier Performance

Jerry Swan, Texas Instruments
2:30-3:30 Case Study:
Managing the Impact on Quality when Third Parties Represent / Support Your Product

Bill Neill, Hewlett-Packard
3:30–4:00 Refreshment Break

Extending Lean, Six Sigma and other Quality Improvement Programs to Your Suppliers

4:00–5:00 Case Study:
Raytheon Six Sigma with Suppliers

Collin Reeves and Bill Russell, Raytheon
5:15–6:30 Networking Reception

Wednesday - March 6

Main Conference - Day Two

7:30–8:30 Continental Breakfast

Extending Lean, Six Sigma and other Quality Improvement Programs to Your Suppliers


Delphi's Lean Enterprise:
Enhancing Speed & Quality Throughout
the Value Stream

Mark C. Lorenz
VP, Operations & Logistics
Delphi Automotive Systems

9:45–10:00 Refreshment Break
10:00–11:00 Case Study:
Power Lean - Seamless Integration
of Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma

James Illing Director of Lean Enterprise & Billy Singleton, Principal Engineer, Rockwell Automation Power Systems
11:00–12:00 Case Study:
Applying Design-to-Cost with Your Suppliers

Fred Ade, VP North America Manufacturing for Construction Equipment, CNH
12:00–1:00 Luncheon
1:00–2:00 Case Study:
Value Stream Analysis Tools for Product Development and the Supply Chain

Adi Choudri, Aerojet
2:00-3:00 Critical Supplier Partnership Program
Jeff Pierson, Sr. Manager, Global Supplier Quality, DELL Computer and Tom Mast, Principal, Product Development Process Group
3:00-3:30 Conference Wrap-Up

* actual times and schedule may vary

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Sloan Management Review

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