Symposium on Smart Manufacturing and Lean Systems
Organized by: Smart Manufacturing and Lean Systems Research Group
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Location: Mary E. Marburger Science and Engineering Auditorium, Lawrence Tech
Smart Manufacturing and Lean Systems Research Group of Lawrence Tech is organizing the first Symposium on Smart Manufacturing and Lean Systems on June 5, 2013 at Mary E. Marburger Science and Engineering Auditorium, Lawrence Tech. This symposium provides a forum for industry practitioners to discuss the state of the art and innovation in the field of smart manufacturing and lean production system. It also focuses on the recent advances and the next generation of smart manufacturing systems.
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pre-symposium workshop on FMEA (See below for details)
1:00 PM Welcome - Dr. Maria Vaz, Provost of Lawrence Technological University
1:10 PM World Class Manufacturing (WCM) - Mr. Mauro Pino, VP - Vehicle Assembly Operations and Head of World Class Manufacturing, Chrysler Group
3:00 PM Business Transformation, Manufacturing Strategy and Technologies, Mr. Bruce Hettle, Executive Director of Global Vehicle Operations Manufacturing Engineering, Ford Motor Company
5:00 PM Closing Remarks - Dr. Ahad Ali
1:10 PM Achieving Manufacturing Excellence featuring Mauro Pino
Vice President - Vehicle Assembly Operations and
Head of World Class Manufacturing
Chrysler Group LLC
Mauro Pino was appointed Vice President – Vehicle Assembly Operations in March 2013. In this position, he is responsible for the operations at eight manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada that produce Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep® and Ram vehicles. Pino continues in his role as Head of World Class Manufacturing (WCM), where he is responsible for the implementation of WCM, a methodology that focuses on reducing waste, increasing productivity, and improving quality and safety in a systematic and organized way, at all Chrysler Group manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Previously, Pino was Plant Manager at the Toledo Assembly Complex (Ohio), which produces the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, and at the time, the Jeep Liberty.
Pino joined the Chrysler Group in 2010 from Fiat, where he served as Plant Manager at the Company’s Termini Imerese facility in Sicily.
His work and academic background also includes:
- March 2013, Vice President – Vehicle Assembly Operations and Head of World Class Manufacturing (WCM), Chrysler Group LLC
- February 2012, Head of World Class Manufacturing
- April 2010, Plant Manager, Toledo Assembly Complex (Ohio)
- 2007, Plant Manager, Termini Imerese, Sicily, Fiat
- 2000, Plant Manager, Eaton Corporation Automotive Division
- 1997, TCF Center Manager, Termini Imerese, Sicily, Fiat
- 1995, BWI Center Manager, Melfi
- 1993, BWI Lead Plant Process Engineering, Melfi
- 1987, Fiat Manufacturing Engineering Group/Plants
Pino earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (1986) and a Master of Business Administration degree (1987) from the University of Pisa.
2:00 PM Challenges and Opportunities of U.S. Automotive Manufacturing
2:50 PM Coffee Break
3:20 PM Global Manufacturing Systems featuring Bruce Hettle
Executive Director of Global Vehicle Operations Manufacturing Engineering
Ford Motor Company
Bruce W. Hettle is the Executive Director of Global Vehicle Operations Manufacturing Engineering at Ford, a position he has held since November 2008. He is responsible for advanced and manufacturing engineering for Ford’s assembly operations around the world.
Hettle joined Ford in 1986 as a process engineer working on vehicle launches. Throughout his career, he has served in manufacturing positions with increasing levels of responsibility, including plant manager at Wayne Stamping and Assembly (2002 – 2004) and Edison Assembly Plant (2000).
Hettle holds a bachelor of science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oakland University and a master of science degree in engineering management from Wayne State University.
4:10 PM Next Generation Manufacturing Systems
5:00 PM Closing Remarks - Dr. Ahad Ali
There is no registration fee, but advanced registration for the symposium is required.
A certificate will be provided, and 0.8 CEU is available.
8:00 AM Introduction of FMEA
Dr. Ahad Ali, Assistant Professor and Director of MSIE Program at Lawrence Tech
Dr. Ahad Ali is an Assistant Professor, and Director of Master of Science in Industrial Engineering in the A. Leon Linton Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan, USA. He earned B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Bangladesh Institute of Technology, Khulna, Masters in Systems and Engineering Management from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and PhD in Industrial Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Ali was Assistant Professor in Industrial Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez, Visiting Assistant Professor in Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Toledo, and Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the Bangladesh Institute of Technology, Khulna. He has published numerous journal and conference papers. Dr Ali has done research projects with Chrysler, Ford, DTE Energy, Delphi Automotive System, GE Medical Systems, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, International Truck and Engine Corporation, National/Panasonic Electronics, and Rockwell Automation. His research interests include manufacturing systems, modeling and simulation, optimization, reliability, scheduling and planning, artificial intelligence, predictive maintenance, e-manufacturing, supply chain, healthcare and lean manufacturing. He is member of IIE, INFORMS, SME and IEEE. Dr. Ali has initiated Smart Manufacturing and Lean Systems Research Group. He formerly was president of the IIE Lean Division. Dr. Ali has been chair of the IIE Lean Student Paper Competition since 2007. He is the conference chair for IEOM Conference and editor-in-chief of International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Operations Management – A Journal of IEOM Forum.
10:00 AM PFMEA featuring Judy Kilpatrick Mrs. Judy Kilpatrick, Launch PFMEA Coordinator, Chrysler Group
Ms. Judy Kilpatrick is the PFMEA specialist for the Assembly Launch team at Chrysler. She has over 30 years of manufacturing experience with 20 of these years being in quality within the automotive industry. She previously worked for Monsanto Company, United Technologies, AIAG, and a consulting firm training and consulting in Error/Mistake Proofing, PFMEAs, and Control Plans specifically for Chrysler and Ford. Ms. Kilpatrick has a BS degree in Chemistry from the University of Michigan and an MS degree in Quality from Eastern Michigan University.
11:00 AM FMEA Case Study featuring Russ Watts
Mr. Russ Watts, Senior Engineer, Robert Bosch LLC
Mr. Russ Watts is a Senior Engineer at Robert Bosch. He has over thirty years experience in embedded system design and sensor system development. Mr. Watts has been working in automotive safety electronics for the last 16 years at Robert Bosch with a primary emphasis on occupant sensing. He is currently an FMEA moderator for the passive safety group. Mr. Watts has received BS in Math, and Physics from University of Michigan and MS in Electrical Engineering from University of Arizona.
Contact: Dr. Ahad Ali, firstname.lastname@example.org, 248-204-2531 (p)