Qepler | summits & conferences | Manufacturing Excellence Summit, 16-17 May 2019
Event Location:
Berlin, Germany
To be announced
08 October 2019 - 09 October 2019

The call for speakers is open now.
Please find below the tentative schedule. Speaking sessions will be grouped according to similar themes into blocks and published upon finalizing the agenda, so please check back!

Contact Person: Evgenia Makar
Contact Person: Evgenia Makar, Qepler s.r.o.
Contact Person: Denis Polikarpov
Contact Person: Denis Polikarpov, Qepler s.r.o.

Conference Overview

Technology is the catalyst of transformation in every industry, including manufacturing. Industrial revolution transforming the way companies are producing goods. There is exciting time in manufacturing industry today due to advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence, 3D printing. These technologies help manufacturers to eliminate old barriers and utilize new and emerging opportunities.

The Manufacturing Excellence Summit 2019 is opening the future in manufacturing and focusing on strategies, methods and techniques that streamline manufacturing processes through creation of smart factory and successful implementation of advanced technologies, industry 4.0, digital manufacturing and IoT, optimisation of Lean, OpEx, quality and safety that are leading your company to agility, flexibility, costs reduction, increased output and allowing you to stay ahead of the competition. At the same time will be touched challenges of the transformation process and their solutions, including leadership and workforce engagement, development, skills, multicultural and multi-plants gaps overcome.

The featured talks on:

  • Setting up the manufacturing excellence
  • Advanced manufacturing strategies.
  • Testing reliability of you a new manufacturing system. Risks mitigation through new software and technologies.
  • Manufacturing operations transformation: optimization of operations, costs and productivity through development of set of new technologies to manage disruption.
  • Reshaping the organization and rethinking global setup: from global to local operations.
  • Leadership transformation: steps to create collaborative successful team, tips to motivate and inspire your team.
  • Manufacturing and workforce: successful workforce planning program to avoid skills gap.
  • Achieving lean transformation. Lean sustainability strategy and principles.
  • Waste time in the lean program: importance of waste identification.
  • Creating and deploying learn strategy for engineering. Digitalization roadmap.
  • Operations management role from workforce development to automation.
  • Ensuring continuous improvement across the whole organization.
  • Creating industrial culture leading to better efficiency and productivity of your organization.
  • Quality management role in the safety perfection: adoption of the holistic approach to risk management, safety integration in the whole organization.
  • Avoiding quality management issues: causes understanding, automation role, solutions to change your mentality and approaches that will lead to better results.
  • Digital transformation in manufacturing processes: practical case focusing on successful strategy creation and organizational setup.
  • Industry 4.0: current and future, opportunities, strategy definition, challenges overcome, ROI. Industry 4.0 roadmap realization.
  • Implementing smart manufacturing in the factory program.
  • Building next generation intelligent and flexible factory: needs, redone and demands.
  • Steps of preparation for the facility automation. Data and systems architecture.
  • Selecting the correct level of automation that increase your output.
  • 3D printing: costs and time saving, prototypes creation, flexible and quick product development process.
  • The Internet of Things: best ways to implement IoT to achieve operational goals. Improving manufacturing processes and boosting real-time decision making.
  • Cognitive manufacturing: using advanced analytics for errors identification in workflows and processes, preventive maintenance, customer satisfaction and better product innovation.
  • Ensuring and enhancing authenticity and quality of product using blockchain. Speed processing of data traceability.
  • Deep Learning and Robotics: using robotics in complex risk tasks for errors and hazard mitigation. Next generation quality control.
  • Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and 360 technology: empowering collaboration, simulation, design visualisation and prototypes through virtual technologies.

Meet our Speakers



Harshal Shah

Cambridge Consultants

chaired a panel discussion on the digitisation of clinical trials and next gen injectable devices, with speakers from Novartis, Roche, Janssen, Sanofi, SHL Group and Corvus Device.