Peak Performance Symposium
For manufacturers, by manufacturers.
7:30am - 9:00am: TN Manufacturers Association Roadshow
9:00am - 12:00pm: Peak Performance Symposium
12:00pm - 2:00pm: Lunch & Duracell Plant Tour
Smart Factory Institute @ PIE Innovation Center
2215 Parker Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311
About the Event
Maintaining Competitive Manufacturing Operations Through
TRADE, TECHNOLOGY, & TALENT
The Peak Performance Symposium is a yearly event that is held for manufacturers, by manufacturers where leading industry professionals share and discuss manufacturing best practices and speak on a variety of topics relevant in today’s advanced manufacturing environment around how manufacturers are maintaining a competitive advantage in the areas of trade, technology, and talent.
This year's event will be kicked off with the Tennessee Manufacturers Association Annual Manufacturing Road Show. As the statewide manufacturing association, the road show presents a unique opportunity to connect manufacturers and highlight important policy, economic, and operational topics impacting manufacturing. All symposium tickets include this kick-off event!
Get ready for an exclusive adventure – join us for an exhilarating plant facility tour of Duracell in Cleveland, TN! Tickets for this behind-the-scenes experience are limited, secure your spot now by registering early.
EVENT WILL START IN
Tennessee Manufacturers Association Road Show
Welcome & Opening Comments
Denise (Rice) Hall
President & CEO, Peak Performance Inc.
TRADE | Interstate 75: The Lifeline Fueling Manufacturing & Logistics Success
Interstate 75 serves as a major transportation artery, connecting several states and regions across the US, running from Miami, FL to Sault Ste. Marie, MI, passing through major cities such as Atlanta, Cincinnati, and Detroit. Its extensive coverage, proximity to manufacturing hubs, connectivity to other major highways, and accessibility to ports and airports make it an essential transportation route. This panel will discuss how I-75 supports the manufacturing sector and facilitates economic growth in the region.
VP of Economic Development, Cleveland Bradley Chamber of Commerce
President & CEO, East TN Economic Development Agency
Breakout Session I
TECHNOLOGY | Shining a Light on the Future: Eaton Corporation's Industry 4.0 Lighthouse Program
Dive into the specific features and benefits of Eaton's Industry 4.0 Lighthouse program. This includes a discussion of the program's focus on data analytics, automation and the Internet of Things (IOT), as well as the benefits that Eaton has realized through the program, such as improved efficiency, reduced costs, and increased customer satisfaction.
Plant Manager, Eaton Corporation
TALENT | The New Collar Worker: Upskilling Your Workforce for the Future
Industry 4.0 technology and process advancements are changing the nature of many manufacturing jobs to the point that most workers will need to possess a combination of attributes or characteristics currently found in manufacturing operators and technicians. As organizations adopt Industry 4.0 technologies and processes, workers will be expected to gain additional responsibilities needed to interact and work with these advanced technologies. This presentation will focus on the future requirements around Knowledge, Skills and Abilities needed in the New Collar worker.
Director of Training & Consulting, Peak Performance Inc.
Dr. Chris Cunningham
UC Foundation Professor of Psychology, University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Breakout Session II
TALENT | Second Chance Hiring: Strategies for Manufacturing Leaders
Moderated by: Denise (Rice) Hall, President & CEO, Peak Performance Inc.
With approximately 1 in 4 US citizens having a criminal record, it has become imperative for manufacturers to learn how to recruit, hire, onboard, and integrate justice-involved individuals into their organizations. Learn valuable insights and best practices from two experienced HR Managers who have successfully implemented second chance hiring programs. Gain an understanding of the importance of considering individuals with criminal records, regardless of the severity of their crimes, and the benefits they can bring to manufacturing companies.
Inmate Program Operation Manager, Hamilton Co. Sheriff's Office
Trey Shoemaker, SPHR
HR Manager, Komatsu
HR Manager, Valmont Industries
TECHNOLOGY | Crafting the Core of Industry 4.0: DENSO's Innovative Program
DENSO's Innovative program is a cutting-edge initiative that leverages the latest technologies and best practices driving innovation and improving manufacturing operations.
Manufacturing Director, DENSO
TECHNOLOGY | Smart Manufacturing for Less with Affordable Industry 4.0 Solutions
Moderated by: Ben Stone, Director of Smart Factory Institute, Peak Performance Inc.
Hear about solutions and best practices that manufacturers can use to implement affordable Industry 4.0 solutions. This will include a discussion of low-cost sensors, cloud-based platforms and open-source software as well as the benefits that these solutions can provide.
Industry Segment Manager, Harting
Gene H. Joyner
Sr. Control Systems & IIoT Engineer, Phoenix Contact
Head of Sales, Senswork
TALENT | Breaking the Chains & Empowering the Workforce by Redefining Childcare & Elder Care
Childcare and elder care are two critical issues that can impact the productivity and well-being of employees in the manufacturing industry. This panel discussion will explore the challenges that manufacturers face when it comes to this issue and provide insights into effective solutions for addressing these issues.
Director of Early Childhood Strategies, Chattanooga 2.0
Director of Licensing, TN Department of Human Services
Senior VP of Human Resources, SK Foods
Lunch & Duracell Plant Tour
For 'Manufacturing + Tour' & 'Non-Manufacturing + Tour' Ticket Holders Only | Tour will depart at 12:15pm