Engineering, Research, and Development Council Meeting Fall 2017
Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel
5300 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
Member registration fee of $695.00 per person
The Arrival Reception and Dinner on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, has an additional cost of $125.00 per person
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A special hotel rate of $209.00 per night (plus tax) has been secured by MAPI for meeting attendees at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel. Click here to make your reservation. Our room block expires on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.
The fall 2017 Engineering, Research, and Development Council (ERD) Meeting will be held on October 26-27 (Thursday-Friday) in Rosemont, Illinois. The ERD Council provides a vendor-free forum for senior executives to share best practices. Our semiannual meetings focus on roundtable dialogue amongst peers from leading manufacturers, and an in-depth roundtable discussion around the front burner issues of interest for executives. If you would like to volunteer to present, please contact John Miller on 703.647.5127 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are registering as an alternate for this meeting, please contact Mary Pearson at 703-647-5139 or email@example.com.
Who should attend?
Attendees are typically members of the MAPI Engineering, Research, and Development Council. If you’re a member and can’t attend, please contact us about having a senior member of your team attend in your place. If you’re not a member but are interested in attending, please let us know. All attendees must work for a manufacturing company or industrial distributor.
What makes MAPI council meetings different?
- Roundtable discussions: Rich dialogue on the issues you care about, moderated to keep discussions focused on the “so what”.
- Peer to peer sharing: There are no talking heads. Almost all of the content is delivered by your peers at global manufacturers, sharing experiences candidly.
- No death by PowerPoint: While our presenters deliver outstanding content, we schedule ample time for interaction and Q&A, so that you can dig deep on the topics that matter.
- No pitches: Our council meetings aren’t sponsored, and there are no sales pitches. None.
- Balance of strategy and utility: Our council meetings deliver great content around strategy and peer-tested frameworks for putting those strategies into action
Questions & Contact
McCormick & Schmick's Restaurant
- We will meet in the lobby at 5:45 p.m. and walk over to the restaurant together.
McCormick & Schmick's Restaurant
Breakfast will be served in Prado 2 from 7:30-8:30 a.m.
The meeting will start promptly at 8:30 a.m in the Metropolitan room.
John Miller, Council Director, MAPI
Al McGovern, Director of Mechanical Engineering, Shure Incorporated
“Shure Brothers Company sold its first microphone in 1932 and, since then, Shure Incorporated has been developing and building products that fulfill the company’s mission of being “the most trusted audio brand worldwide.” Successfully engineering and manufacturing these products is being accomplished by, amongst other methods, the use of a robust “3+1” mechanical engineering design review process, and the adoption of Design for Assembly / Design for Manufacturability (DFA / DFM), and Design for Automation methodologies during the product development process.
Jack Adoline, Director, Research & Development/Innovation, Barnes Group Inc.
Overview of a set of practical tools and techniques to successfully manage a business’s innovation process. From ideation through commercialization, the methodology and related framework has served as a foundation to differentiation and an enabler to profit able and sustainable organic growth.
The afternoon sessions will include both the Engineering Council and the Sustainability Council. These joint sessions will be held in Guggenheim 3.
Panelists: Chris Lins – Graco; Al Frattarola – Southco; Scott Tew - Ingersoll Rand; Claire Castleman - Eaton
During this interactive panel session, members of the MAPI Sustainability and Engineering, Research and Development (ERD) councils will kick of the discussion by touching on their company approaches to innovation and the drivers for it. Members of the panel will speak to how innovation plays into product development.
Claire Castleman will tell how Eaton’s product innovations and policy positions can influence society and the environment. She will also address how they plan to align these innovations to contribute to the SDGs.
Scott Tew will share Ingersoll Rand’s approach to innovating on product design with an eye towards meeting their company 2020 goals as well as the SDGs. He will also discuss how these innovations handle end of life implications for products.
Chris Lins will discuss why Graco innovates for its business, share one of the strategies that drives and supports innovation growth and product development, along with the potential impact ESG's (environmental, social, and governance factors) has on their innovation future.
Mark Lostak, Deputy Vice President, Group Research & Development, Air Liquide Holdings, Inc.
Gamification: Using game techniques to generate new ideas and solutions.
Presentation on the use of a gamification platform to address a given challenge - new ideas for development. Will show real results from a recent inspiration game that asked participants to identify new digital development opportunities, building on the ideas of others and allowing the community to vote on the best ideas. Winners of the "Game" included those whose ideas were selected by the community as well as those that scored the most points in three categories.
All Meeting Participants of the Engineering and Sustainability Councils
Breakfast will be served in Upper Ashburn from 7:00-8:00 a.m.
The meeting will start promptly at 8:00 a.m in the Metropolitan room.
Nathan Hemmer, Corporate Director, Global Product Development, Fortive Corporation
During the new product development process early supplier engagement impacts a number of considerations including:
- 80% of product costs are set during design (DARPA)
- Cost of change increases while opportunity decreases as we approach launch
- Sourcing risk (capability and continuity) requires a procurement professional to develop and execute a strategy
- Research shows early engagement improves New Product Development performance:
- Product cost reduction of nearly 18%. (Aberdeen 2006)
- 10% to 20% improvements in time-to-market cycles. (Aberdeen 2006)
We will talk in detail how to engage suppliers and drive the following benefits:
- Increased quality through early engagement (producibility and DFM/DFA)
- Best cost at product launch (through familiarity of the application and leveraging supplier expertise)
- Reduce time to qualify parts
- Avoiding requalification when we transition to de-risk
- Lower risk of changing suppliers impacting schedule
- Minimize risks by evaluating supplier qualifications before entering the design phase.
All Meeting Participants
John Miller, Council Director, MAPI
The Spring 2018 Engineering, Research, and Development Council meeting will be held on April 12-13, in Atlanta, Georgia.