Seventy-Third Meeting of the Advanced Manfacturing Forum
Journey to Lean and Green Manufacturing
April 4-5, 2013
Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center
DuPont Building Innovations Achieves Zero Landfill Status
David L. Walter, Strategic Project Leader
DuPont has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace since 1802. DuPont Building Innovations is one of 13 business units inside of DuPont, and brings dynamic science to the development of innovative products and services for the building industry. The Building Innovations business sent 81 million pounds of manufacturing waste to landfill in 2008 from the creation of DuPont™ Tyvek®, Corian®, and Zodiaq® in 15 locations around the world. A Six Sigma team was assigned to find ways to reduce, reuse, or recycle all of the waste by the end of 2011. All 15 manufacturing locations achieved zero landfill status. This presentation will focus on what was done and how.
Columbia's Investments for the Future
Ali Salehi, Senior Vice President of Engineering & Operations
Columbia Mfg. Inc., a 136 year old manufacturing company, was the first manufacturer of bicycles in America and is now producing the finest classroom furniture in the country. In 1991, the company was forced into bankruptcy as a result of less expensive imports of foreign bicycles and other factors, and emerged from bankruptcy with a vibrant and forward-thinking new business plan. The company made substantial investments to eliminate its spray paint lines and all VOCs, followed by the first closed-loop, permit-free nickel chrome plating system in the country.
This presentation will focus on how the company’s innovative thinking reduced its chrome usage by 93%, water consumption by 147,000 gallons/day, eliminated all fuel oil burning boilers and is recycling all its wood, steel and paper products, along with challenges and issues the company faced along the way. Today, despite a downturn in the economy, Columbia has gained more market share in the industry and is looking forward to the future.
Implementing Ford's Manufacturing Sustainability Vision
Lisa Hansen, Manager of Technical Services, Environmental Quality Office
Ford Motor Company is a global automotive company and a leader in sustainable initiatives. Our strategy is based on our One Ford plan, the outcomes of which we define as Great Products, Strong Business, and Better World. Our products have to leverage the latest technology, offer outstanding quality and reliability, and excite the imagination of consumers.
Great products lead to profitable growth and a strong business that continues to invest in innovation and the development of more outstanding products. This, in turn, sets the stage for Ford to contribute to a better world by reducing the footprint of our products and operations. For example, we increased the use of sustainable materials in our vehicles and reduced tailpipe emissions. In our manufacturing plants, we reduced waste to landfill, water use, energy use, and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. This presentation will discuss Ford’s achievements at our manufacturing facilities, including innovative technologies and processes that were deployed, and identify the challenges we face as new ideas are identified.
Welcome to Samsung
Michael Moss, Director of Corporate Environmental Affairs
For over 70 years, Samsung has been dedicated to making a better world through diverse businesses. Through innovative, reliable products and services, talented people, a responsible approach to business and global citizenship, and collaboration with our partners and customers, Samsung is taking the world in imaginative new directions.
Samsung is also stepping up strongly in the environmental space in the U.S. For example, while Samsung is a market leader in television and other consumer electronics, Samsung is leading the way forward in responsible e-waste recycling. Over the past four years, Samsung has responsibly recycled 1/4 billion pounds of e-waste in the U.S. alone, satisfying social and environmental needs to act. Let’s talk about how we (Samsung) began our recycling program based on principles; and then let’s put our thoughts together, as a group, for modeling both the recycling program and the supporting industry approach.
Forum Format and Session Descriptions
| Thursday, April 4, 2013
|6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.||Reception|
|7:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.||Orientation|
| Friday, April 5, 2013
|7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.||Registration and Breakfast Buffet
|8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.||DuPont
|9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.||Break|
|9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.||Columbia Manufacturing
|10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.||Breakout Sessions|
|11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.||Lunch|
|1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.||Ford Motor Company|
|2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.||Break|
|2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.||Samsung Electronics
|3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.||Panel Discussion and Wrap-up|
Presentations are given in a seminar-style format, interspersed with small group breakouts and a panel session that permit participants to better explore any issue or topic stimulated by the presentations, and maximize opportunities for participants to share ideas. This unique setting allows for intensive discussion and idea exchange among industry managers, and a sounding board for anyone implementing lean and green strategies.
The forum begins on Thursday evening with a networking reception and brief orientation at Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center. Friday is a full day of presentations and breakout sessions. If you have any questions, please give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you and hope that you will be able to join us.
Thursday reception and dinner require formal business attire.
Friday is business casual attire (company shirts are encouraged!).
Second Registrant from the same organization....................$445
Third+ Registrant from the same organization......................$395
The registration fee includes meals and beverages (reception, breakfast, lunch). Cancellations with a full refund will be accepted up to and including March 28, 2013. Cancellations less a $100 administrative fee will be accepted after March 29, 2013.
PSU Student Scholarships
At this time, there are no student scholarships available. If your company is interested in supporting student scholarships for this event, please contact Carmen Strand at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Advanced Manufacturing Forum (AMF) is a not-for-profit event supported by a combination of registration fees, contributions from Penn State academic units and the Center for the Management of Technological and Organizational Change (CMTOC).
A block of rooms has been reserved for the AMF attendees at Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center ($99/night). Our block of rooms will be released on March 4, 2013.
Other nearby hotels (all within 1-2 miles of our conference location):
Carnegie Inn & Spa
100 Cricklewood Drive
State College, PA
Holiday Inn Express
1925 Waddle Road
State College, PA
Hampton Inn & Suites
1955 Waddle Road
State College, PA
- SpringHill Suites
1935 Waddle Road
State College, PA
Please contact Carmen Strand, 814-865-6727 or email@example.com