PLM Meeting

2017 Fall Meeting

October 19th 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Indiana Manufacturing Institute

The Role of PLM Methodology and Technologies in Enabling the Transition to IIoT

8:00 – 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:30 – 8:45 am

Welcome, PLM Center Updates, and Meeting Overview

Nate Hartman – Professor, Computer Graphics Technology and Director, Product Lifecycle Management Center

8:45 – 9:15 am

Opening Presentation

Stephen Laaper – Principal and Lead for Digital Supply Networks, Deloitte

9:15 – 10:15 am

Panel 1: IIoT and the Role of PLM Tools and Methodologies

 

Moderator: Nate Hartman

Conrad Leiva – VP Product Strategy and Alliances, iBASEt

Mike Nicholas – Manufacturing Programs, Microsoft

Jeff Gleeson – Senior Manager Manufacturing Systems, Lockheed Martin

 

This panel will focus on the technology and process intersections of IIoT and PLM, viewed from different perspectives.  Goal is for an extended discussion on how PLM tools and methods will be required to fully realize, or not, benefits from IIoT enabled products and processes, as well as how IIoT tools can help PLM realize its unfulfilled promises.

10:15 – 10:45 am

Networking Break

10:45 – 11:45 am

Panel 2: Developing an IIoT Enabled Workforce

 

Moderator: Nate Hartman

Vearl Turnpaugh, Associate VP Applied Engineering/Technical Education, Ivy Tech Community College

Dr. Robert L. Nida – Director, Indiana Next-generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC)

James Greenan – Professor, Career and Technical Education

 

This panel is motivated by the emergence of Industry 4.0 and the increasing workforce development efforts across many manufacturing sectors. In addition, the acknowledgement that current technical curricula will need to be revamped and new curricula developed to accommodate such a fundamental change to manufactured products and processes.  What are the new knowledge, skills, and abilities needed?  What degree programs and career positions are most affected?

11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Presentation 1: Lockheed Martin and the Digital Tapestry

Jeff Gleeson – Senior Manager Manufacturing Systems, Lockheed Martin

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Lunch and Networking

1:30 – 2:15 pm

Presentation 2: Rockwell Automation

Dave Vasko – Director of Advanced Technology, Rockwell Automation

Abstract: Motivation and obstacles to digital transformations. Rockwell Automation’s journey to a digital transformation.  How we are helping our customers with their journey. Why skills are critical to digital transformations.

2:15 – 2:45 pm

Networking Break

2:45 – 3:30 pm

Presentation 3: PLM and IIoT – An Interconnected View

Mike Nicholas – Manufacturing Programs, Microsoft

 

IIoT implementations will require systems interoperability, the ability guarantee real-time control and predictability when potentially thousands of devices communicate simultaneously, and the ability to prevent malicious seizure of highly networked production systems and products.  The manufacturing industry has encountered this scenario for decades as they developed various products and other networked systems-of-systems.  What lessons can be learned as they work to integrate PLM and IIoT systems?

3:30 – 4:15 pm

Presentation 4: iBASEt

Conrad Leiva – VP Product Strategy and Alliances, iBASEt

What Does the Digital Thread Look Like? – Today and Tomorrow

The Digital Thread refers to the communication framework that allows a connected data flow and integrated view of the asset’s data throughout its lifecycle across traditionally siloed functional perspectives. The digital thread concept raises the bar for delivering “the right information to the right place at the right time”. What does the Digital Thread look like today between Engineering and downstream systems like Production and Maintenance Operations? We will discuss this topic with examples of processes enabled 3D models throughout the product lifecycle including 3D illustrated instructions, automated inspection, and augmented reality.

4:15 – 4:30 pm

Summary and Closing Remarks

Nate Hartman – Professor, Computer Graphics Technology and Director, Product Lifecycle Management Center


 

Abstracts:

 

James P. Greenan

 

Professor and Chair, Career and Technical Education,  

Purdue University

 

 

 

Research experience and expertise: Quantitative methods and program evaluation

Teaching expertise and expertise includes research and evaluation methods, instructional methods, generalizable skills instruction, and curriculum development

Past Editor of the Journal of Career and Technical Education Research

Published extensively in the premier refereed CTE and other journals

Director, Leadership Development Programs in Advanced Manufacturing Education, Career Education, Career Pathways, Generalizable Skills Instruction,

Special Needs Education, and Work-Based Learning

Director, (Teacher in) Business and Industry Internship Program

Programs of Research: Generalizable Skills Instruction, Special Needs Learners in CTE programs and the workforce

Major professor for or served on multiple master’s and doctoral committees

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    Conrad Leiva

Conrad Leiva is VP Product Strategy and Alliances at iBASEt (www.ibaset.com). Conrad consults many Aerospace & Defense companies on how to streamline the paperwork and information flow among Engineering, Planning, Inventory, Quality, Production, Services, and Supply Chain disciplines. Recently, his work has focused on manufacturing intelligence, smart manufacturing, IIoT, and the digital thread between engineering, business, and manufacturing systems working with PLM, ERP, and Automation partners. Conrad is also Chairman of the Smart Manufacturing Working Group at MESA International (www.mesa.org).

 

 

 

 

Mike Nicholas  

Director of Manufacturing Programs for Microsoft. In this role, Mike develops global strategy and solutions for Microsoft Services for the Manufacturing Industry team. The Manufacturing team is focused on providing the technology solutions and services, infrastructure and robust security offerings that allow manufacturers to transform with digital capabilities that drive bottom-line impact. Recently, Mike partnered with a leading professional services firm to develop a Digital Capability Center at Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) to the showcase the impact of Digital Manufacturing and provide training across the entire value chain.

Mike’s career at Microsoft started as the founding member of the Business Strategy Consulting group that partnered with executive leadership of Fortune 500 companies taking them beyond traditional analysis by using practices focused on maximizing profitability of existing and emerging businesses. He led a 16-month engagement with a leading Automotive OEM by working with the CEO and senior business leadership teams to develop and implement new business and technology strategies. Mike also was the senior member of the Adoption and Change Management Global Practice responsible for leading employee-based technology adoption programs that translate into tangible ROI from their Microsoft investment.

Prior to Microsoft, Mike worked at Cisco Systems as a member of the Internet Business Solutions Group responsible for helping customers realize the benefits of technology, networking and new business models. His professional career started as a Chemist with Lilly Industries as the leading scientist on a research team responsible for the development of automotive coatings.

He has an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Michigan, an M.B.A from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a Masters of Engineering Management from Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science.

 

ROBERT L. NIDA

 

A Senior Level Executive/Educator with results oriented experience leading multiple P & L manufacturing business units with recent assignments in the automotive and commercial trailer industries. Extensive experience has been achieved in public and privately held companies including domestic and international joint ventures assignments. Previous assignments have been held in all areas of Human Resources, Continuous Improvement, Quality, Research Technology, and P&L Operations. Each role increased the passion to become an educator/consultant with emphasis on Organizational Behavior, Cultural Transformation, and Human Capital Development to drive value creation with specific accomplishments.

 

 

 

 

 

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David A. Vasko                             

Director Advanced Technology

Strategic Development

Rockwell Automation

David A. Vasko is director of Advanced Technology at Rockwell Automation. He is responsible for applied R&D and Global Product Standards and Regulations within Rockwell.   He is responsible for developing and managing technology to enable the future generation of Rockwell Automation’s industrial automation products.

David is a member of the NIST VCAT (Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology). He is on the boards of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC) the Milwaukee Institute, He is a member of the Wisconsin Technical Council, the US National Committee and serves on Technical Advisory Groups in the US National Committee for industrial control and communications.  He serves in leadership positions within the IEC and is a member of the IEC Strategic Evaluation Group (SEG7) focused on Smart Manufacturing and Industrie 4.0, the Industrial Internet of Things.  He is a senior member of the IEEE. 

He has authored 20 papers, contributed to 3 books and holds 50 US patents, in industrial communications, distributed control, agent technology and functional safety. He was recognized as Rockwell Automation’s Engineer of the Year in 2005 for his contribution to the development of a CIP Safety communication protocol.

About Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK), is a leading global provider of automation, power, control, and information solutions that help manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage in their businesses. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., U.S.A., the company employs about 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.