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IIE Annual Conference & Expo; May 19-23, 2012

May 19, 2012 - May 23, 2012

The Annual IIE Conference and Expo is unlike any other for quality, productivity and efficiency professionals. It attracts attendees from all over the world – professionals, academicians and students – who share an interest in learning, sharing experiences and business successes, networking and just being around others who share their passions for the profession.Everyone finds something of interest at this conference – educational tracks, keynote speakers, personal discussions with colleagues, the chance to make new friends and contacts, to meet colleagues from other nations and to see the latest innovations from the industry’s leading corporations.

“The IIE Annual Conference (in May 2011) in Reno was a big success,” said Don Greene, IIE’s chief executive officer. “With more than 1,300 attendees, there was a tremendous buzz of excitement throughout the event. The program was excellent and the networking activities even better. I’ve been attending IIE conferences since the mid-1980s, and it was gratifying to hear the comments of our members and attendees. I had several longtime members tell me that they thought this was the best Annual Conference IIE has ever sponsored! Thanks to all of the attendees, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors who made it such a big hit!”

XONITEK‘s Joseph Paris has been chosen as a guest speaker and will be presenting twice, as well as running the Process Industries Track throughout the event.   On Tuesday, May 22nd,  Mr. Paris will present  his keynote address titled “Guerrilla Transformation – Change an Insurgency into a Movement“.  He will present “RFID; Basic Application and Benefits in the Process Industry” on Wednesday, May 23rd.

Date/Time:  Tuesday, May 22 at 1715h (5:15p)

Title: ”Guerrilla Transformation – Change an Insurgency into a Movement” (Abstract #10)

Description:

Each of us belongs to a community, or network. And the individual members of a network have a shared commitment and affinity to the kernel and, as such, will behave in a predictable manner since there is nothing to gain by any individual changing their participation unilaterally. In reality, to disturb the predictability never even crosses the mind of the members.

So how can an internal disruptor be engineered and deployed in a controlled manner so that transformational change can occur when YOU want it to occur?

Applying Game Theory and the Nash Equilibrium, this session will investigate the circumstances under which change takes place – and when it does not. And finally, we will discuss the creation of an effective disruptor and how it can be deployed in a controlled and sustainable fashion.

Abstract:

Each of us belongs to a community, or network. And the individual members of a network have a shared commitment and affinity to the kernel and, as such, will behave in a predictable manner since there is nothing to gain by any individual changing their participation unilaterally. In reality, to disturb the predictability never even crosses the mind of the members.

In essence, a Nash Equilibrium exists – named after John Forbes Nash, who proposed it. A Nash Equilibrium basically states that each member of a network is supposed to know the natural objectives of the other members of the community, and no member is able to gain by deviating from a predicted behavior on their own. If all the members of a network share these common beliefs and no member of the network can gain an advantage by changing their behavior while the other members continue on as they always have, then the existing state perpetuates and constitutes a Nash Equilibrium.

As such, the equilibrium that exists in a community will not be disrupted by a threat originating from within the community – but rather a disruption that is introduced to the community from the outside. Some examples of such a disruptor might include; a merger, change in the “C-Suite”, a surprise competitor, the loss of a key customer, and a near global economic melt-down. When such an external disruptor is introduced, the resultant transformational change that occurs in an organization happens nearly lightning-fast.

So how can an internal disruptor be engineered and deployed in a controlled manner so that transformational change can occur when YOU want it to occur?

Applying Game Theory and the Nash Equilibrium, this session will investigate the circumstances under which change takes place – and when it does not. And finally, we will discuss the creation of an effective disruptor and how it can be deployed in a controlled and sustainable fashion.

Objectives:

– Why do Lean / Continuous Improvement fail to achieve their potential?
– How can a credible threat / a disruptor be engineered and properly deployed?
– How can the acceleration of the disruptor be controlled?
– What can go wrong and how can it be avoided?

 

Date/Time:  Wednesday, May 23 at 0800h (8:00a)

Title:  ”RFID: Basic Application and Benefits in the Process Industry” (Abstract #214)

Description:

Tracking the production and distribution of; liquids, chemicals, powders and pharmaceuticals – right to the consumer – is inexact. And as long as everything in the value-chain goes precisely according to plan, all is well. But things rarely go precisely according to plan; and when they don’t varying degrees of effort have to be exerted to effectively remedy the situation.

So when something goes wrong, how best can we react affirmatively and with purpose to determine the scope of the problem and minimize the impact both on the consumer and at the corporate level? And better yet, how can we minimize the number of instances where things go wrong?

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a technology, that can be leveraged across the entire value-chain to; assess the scope of the risk when things go awry and help define remedial actions necessary – and to ensure the integrity of the production and delivery processes so that such occurrences are minimized from the start.

This session will; the importance of product tracking in the process industry, explore the basics of RFID and its genesis, and how to leverage the technology effectively and efficiently.

Abstract:

Tracking the production and distribution of; liquids, chemicals, powders and pharmaceuticals – right to the consumer – is inexact. And as long as everything in the value-chain goes precisely according to plan, all is well. But things rarely go precisely according to plan; and when they don’t varying degrees of effort have to be exerted to effectively remedy the situation.

So when something goes wrong, how best can we react affirmatively and with purpose to determine the scope of the problem and minimize the impact both on the consumer and at the corporate level? And better yet, how can we minimize the number of instances where things go wrong?

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a technology, that can be leveraged across the entire value-chain to; assess the scope of the risk when things go awry and help define remedial actions necessary – and to ensure the integrity of the production and delivery processes so that such occurrences are minimized from the start.

This session will; the importance of product tracking in the process industry, explore the basics of RFID and its genesis, and how to leverage the technology effectively and efficiently.

Objectives:

– the importance of product tracking in the process industry
– to explore the basics of RFID and its genesis
– how to leverage the technology effectively and efficiently.

 

Biography:

Paris is first and foremost an adventurer, explorer and empath of the human endeavor. He is forever seeking ways to improve the circumstances of others – trying to accomplish this always from their perspective and in their context; considering their dreams and aspirations, their nostalgia, culture, conditions, and life-experience.

Leveraging these passions and his talents and training; Paris founded XONITEK as an Operations Management consultancy firm specializing in Operational Excellence (Leadership, Culture Change, and Lean / Six-Sigma) – with an emphasis on creating a corporate environment where; true transformational change is pervasive and innovation embraced, sustainable results shall be achieved, the human condition will be elevated, and the significant benefit to the company for attaining this will be realized. For Paris, to pursue Operational Excellence is to be dedicated to the continuous and deliberate improvement of company performance AND the circumstances of those who work there – to pursue “Operational Excellence by Design” and not by coincidence

In addition to his responsibilities as Chairman of the XONITEK Group of Companies; Paris is a thought-leader and a prolific writer on the subject of Operational Excellence. He is sought by companies and academia to explore and address the challenges and opportunities of today and illuminate and predict those of tomorrow. He is highly valued for his ability to provide strategic analysis and tactical insight.

Paris currently serves on the Board of the Systems Science and Industrial Engineering (SSIE) Department at the Watson School of Engineering at Binghamton University – and also on the Board of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Process Industries Division (PID). He is an active member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).

Paris is also the Founder of the Operational Excellence Society – now with hundreds of members belonging to Chapters in several cities around the world.  He is also the owner of the Operational Excellence group on Linked-In with over 25,000 members and where all manner of open discussion and opportunities related to the improvement in the circumstances of the human endeavor are welcome.

Who Should Attend

Leaders, engineers and department professionals should be at this conference. If you are charged with improving effectiveness or quality in your organization, then we have a seat saved for you. This is your profession’s main event! Calculate your return on investment. (“How can I convince management that we need to be there?”)

  • Vice presidents, directors and managers of
    manufacturing, engineering and store
    operations
  • Six Sigma leaders
  • Quality professionals
  • Deans, department heads, professors,
    associate professors, assistant professors,
    doctoral candidates, research scientists and
    research assistants
  • Industrial engineers
  • Systems engineers
  • Manufacturing engineers
  • Management engineers
  • Lean managers
  • Business consultants
  • Production managers
  • Project engineers and project managers
  • Students
  • Ergonomists
  • Safety engineers
  • Health care management engineers

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Details

Start:
May 19, 2012
End:
May 23, 2012
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Venue

Hilton Bonnet Creek
14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane
Orlando,FL32821United States
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