2011 European MESA Conference focuses on future opportunities

The 2011 conference is November 9-10 in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

08/26/2011


The 2011 European MESA International Conference takes place on the 9th and 10th of November, 2011 at the Jaarbeurs Conference Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands. The theme of this year's conference is "Cloudy with a Chance for Profits." Industry leaders will share real-world experiences in maximizing returns within their operations. Attendees will have the opportunity to understand from their peers how they're managing and solving common challenges such as obsolescence, aging workforces, regulatory changes, quality, energy management and the competitive pressures to improve operations and drive profitability.

The event is targeted at decision makers who want to understand how to best leverage their current and future information system investments and to share best-practices. The agenda, which is designed to showcase real-world examples from the mouths of end-users, considers the increasing unpredictability of global economic development and the resulting shock waves which course through the supply chain.

Improving the real time visibility of the operations elements of the supply network is proving to be an increasingly attractive option for enabling a degree of control and influence over cost, quality and profitability from these shock waves. Real-time operations excellence is now within the grasp of many companies. Industry leaders at the conference will share real-world experiences in managing unpredictability within their operations.

Invited analysts and commentators will provide the latest insight into trends in Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and how these are being used to help achieve operational excellence.

Visitors of the European MESA International Conference will be able to combine the sessions and networking at the conference with formal accredited training as part of the MESA Global Education Program. The certificate of MES/MOM Awareness Training will be offered on the 7th and 8th of November in Utrecht at the conference location.

This year’s event celebrates 10 years of European MESA Conferences. We have gathered a panel of attendees from the first MESA European Conference which was held in Amsterdam in 2001. The panel will look back over 10 years of MES practice, contrast them with current thinking and share future predictions for Manufacturing IT.

This year’s conference keynote speaker will be Professor Dr. André Wierdsma, who explores the psychology of the interplay between strategies, leadership activities and the effectiveness of change. The best led MES programs deliver a step-change in performance. However, few companies understand how to use the psychology of change effectively in order to secure successful outcomes. André Wierdsma is professor of Management and Organization at Nyenrode Business University in The Netherlands and at CEIBS (China Europe International Business School) in Shanghai, China. His research and publications focus on leadership, management of change, and the learning organization & self-organization.

The conference will be accompanied by a large exhibition space where MES vendors and service providers will share and present information about their offerings.

With this extended offering, the 2011 European MESA International conference will bring practical and pragmatic value for business decision-makers, IT professionals and industry analysts seeking inspiration and advice on utilizing MES to create shareholder value.



No comments
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2015 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
World-class maintenance: The three keys to success - Deploy people, process and technology; 2016 Lubrication Guide; Why hydraulic systems get hot
Your leaks start here: Take a disciplined approach with your hydraulic system; U.S. presence at Hannover Messe a rousing success
Hannover Messe 2016: Taking hold of the future - Partner Country status spotlights U.S. manufacturing; Honoring manufacturing excellence: The 2015 Product of the Year Winners
The digital oilfield: Utilizing Big Data can yield big savings; Virtualization a real solution; Tracking SIS performance
Getting to the bottom of subsea repairs: Older pipelines need more attention, and operators need a repair strategy; OTC preview; Offshore production difficult - and crucial
Digital oilfields: Integrated HMI/SCADA systems enable smarter data acquisition; Real-world impact of simulation; Electric actuator technology prospers in production fields
Improving flowmeter calibration; Selecting flowmeters for natural gas; Case study: Streamlining assembly systems using PC-based control; CLPM: Improving process efficiency, throughput
Putting COPS into context; Designing medium-voltage electrical systems; Planning and designing resilient, efficient data centers; The nine steps of designing generator fuel systems
Warehouse winter comfort: The HTHV solution; Cooling with natural gas; Plastics industry booming

Annual Salary Survey

Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.
This article collection contains several articles on the vital role that compressed air plays in manufacturing plants.
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.
This article collection contains several articles on strategic maintenance and understanding all the parts of your plant.
click me