Smart Manufacturing Conference 2023
Theme: Connected, Automated and Digital Transformation
The future of manufacturing is about being connected, automated and digital Transformation.
The time to take the next step into the future of manufacturing is now!
Join us at this year’s Smart Manufacturing Conference to see, hear and learn new models, technologies, case studies and how the latest advancements can now be harnessed to power up your manufacturing excellence.
9:15 – 9:30am
Opening Government Address: Advancing Australia’s Manufacturing Sector
Learn about the Government’s vision to rebuild manufacturing and sovereign capability, exploring new technologies for Australian manufacturers, and future opportunities from the National Reconstruction Fund.
The Hon Ed Husic MP – Minister for Industry and Science
9:30 – 10:00am
Case Study: Smart Manufacturing Transformation Roadmap and Lessons Learnt
Learn how Coca-Cola Euro Pacific Partners created a state-of-the-art injection moulding facility in just 6-months, and utilised ‘smart factory’ ideas to become a world-class award-winning facility.
John Broadbent, Founder, Industry 4.0 Strategy & Mentoring, Realise Potential
Clement Chen, Plant Manager, Packaging Services Division – Australia Coca-Cola Euro Pacific Partners
10:00 – 10:30am
GE Digital Smart Factory
The team from GE will discuss:
- Using software to accelerate production optimisation
- Enterprise-wide Operations Performance
- Case studies from leading APAC and Global Manufacturers
David Berridge, Senior Sales Manager – Digital Channel Sales, ANZ, GE Digital
Geoff Morris, Senior Solution Architect – APAC, GE Digital
10:30 – 10:50am Morning Tea
11:20 – 11:50am
Bridging the gap between IT and OT
How do Information Technology and Operations Technology differ?
- How to leverage open standards, connectivity, and scalability to support IT/OT convergence
- What Opportunities are there in On Demand Manufacturing that can reduce risk and improve profitability.
- How solving business problems, then integrating technology, delivers true value.
- Real World Industry case studies with Manufacturer (Your Coffee)
In this session hear from Food & Beverage industry leaders and technology providers as they discuss successful adoption and lessons learnt in I4.0, automation, digitalisation and other modern manufacturing methods, models and processes.
Phil Seboa, Automation Enthusiast
Glen Fry, Founder and Director, iControls
Joined live from the US with Kent Melville, Director of Sales Engineering, Inductive Automation
11.50 – 12:20pm
Returning our Asian contract manufacturing to Australia using robotic assembly
Faced with an uncertain and unresponsive supply chain during “the Covid times”, Memjet took the view that vertical integration in Australia was key to their future stability. This meant that new manufacturing paradigms were required as the existing processes and systems would not support reshoring product lines from Asia. The result is Collaborative Manufacturing Cells and high levels of automation to support a significantly lower operational cost structure, in comparison to the Asian partners.
Jason Thelander, Chief Technology Officer, Memjet
12:20 – 1.20pm Lunch Break
1.20 – 2:10pm
Industry Panel – How Industrial IoT is changing the manufacturing sector
Industry expert discussion on how to best utilise IIoT to improve product quality, reduce costs, make better decisions, transform operations and increase customer satisfaction.
A few more IIOT topics we will touch upon in the discussion:
- Energy Management
- Plant Simulation, Virtual Commissioning
Geoff Morris, Senior Solution Architect – APAC, GE Digital
Janak Gorana, Industry 4 Consultant, Bosch
Alan Lipman, Chief Executive Officer, Romar
Kevin Worrell, Project Director, Dulux
Chandru Shankar, Managing Director for Manufacturing, HSO
Zeinab Khaksar, System Solutions engineer, ifm
2:10 – 2:40pm
How to prepare for your Industry 4.0 digital transformation
- How to build a robust business case
- Exploring company wide alignment around the vision
- What talent is needed
- Identifying and avoiding common reasons for failure
Michael Bucknell, Business Development Manager, TilliT
2:40 – 3:10pm
Transforming Manufacturing Performance at GME with Lean Manufacturing and Industry 4.0
GME is a leading global manufacturer of radio telecommunications equipment based in North Western Sydney. TXM and GME have worked together over the past five years to transform the manufacturing process and improve competitiveness. This first involved moving from batch production to Lean flow production, radically reducing factory footprint and production lead times. Then the process was automated applying Industry 4.0 technologies in a Lean production framework. The results have been spectacular and provide a template for how Lean and Industry 4.0 can be combined to deliver a transformation in manufacturing performance.
Tim McLean, Managing Director, TXM Lean Solutions
Armando Lecaros, Operations Manager, GME Limited
3:10 – 3:30pm Afternoon Tea
3:30 – 4:00pm
Panel: Packaging 4.0
- Exploring automation and digitalisation in the packaging world.
- Integrating packaging intelligence into your production line
- Reaching maximum output through comprehensive sensor systems and the Cloud
- Future view of rapid and precise labelling
Greg Calvert, Co-founder and Director, FreshChain Systems
Richard Roberts, National Industry 4.0 Operations Manager/Senior Consultant, Zi-Argus (Open IIoT Contributor)
Shad Kaberna, Sales Manager Systems, Robotic Automation
Simon Hill, Group Solution Specialist-Packaging TNA Solutions
4:00 – 4:30pm
Charging into the Future: Modern ERP for Manufacturers
Discover how data-driven ERP solutions can help Australian manufacturers thrive in an industry that demands constant change, ultimately empowering your team members to adapt faster, work smarter and perform better. Explore the technology trends influencing the development of modern ERP software, and how new modern ERP solutions such as Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central can be leveraged to streamline business processes and improve productivity and operational efficiency. This session is also a great opportunity to understand the ERP selection criteria and processes.
Priscilla Liew, Practice Manager
Nila Sarma, CTO/Technologist Strategist, Microsoft Partner
4:30 – 4:40pm Smart Manufacturing Conference Summary by Chair
4:40pm Close of Smart Manufacturing Conference