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Driving Industrie 4.0 Success with Manufacturing Analytics
Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Registration 09:00 AM- 09:30 AM 
Presentations 09:30 AM - 15:30 PM
Networking: 15:30 PM - 17:00 PM 
 Lindner Hotel & City Lounge
Antwerp, Belgium

Presented in Partnership with:

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Dr. Lloyd Colegrove

Dow Chemical Company

Michael Guilfoyle

ARC Advisory Group
Potential of Industrie 4.0 Analytics

Keynote Presentation: Manufacturing is the original denizen of one of the cornerstones of Industrie 4.0 – big data, creating and storing more data in a day than most companies do in a month. Unlike business data, few resources have been focused on unlocking and harnessing the value of manufacturing data. Dr. Colegrove will discuss manufacturing analytics as a compelling first step to realizing the promise of Industrie unlocking the full potential of that data.

Dr. Lloyd Colegrove | Dow Chemical Company

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Jonathan Alexander

Albemarle Corporation
Getting Real-time Analytics Into Your Control Room

Case Study: Pro-actively monitor process stability and health with manufacturing analytics. Detecting and responding to potential issues in real time before the final product is affected is part of what Industrie 4.0 promises to deliver. Albemarle Corporation will discuss how the organization moved from reacting and responding to problems after they impacted product quality to detecting and preventing issues. Mr. Alexander will discuss the challenges faced at his plant, the organizational and technical approaches to solving them, and the results of those efforts.   


Jonathan Alexander | Ablemarle Corporation

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Rory Masureik

Former GM, Johnson Matthey
Addressing the Management Challenge

There is an abundance of articles detailing “10 reasons why so many MES projects fail” or “Why are 70% of all Process Improvement Projects Failing?”. The sad reality is that many more projects are considered failures than successes. The catalogue of reasons is endless, but one of the primary failure factors originates in the boardroom.


Ensuring success in any manufacturing improvement initiative requires more than capital and human ingenuity; a number of rather nebulous stars also have to be aligned. There are often unintentional organisational forces that, if not addressed, could derail digital transformation initiatives. Mr Masureik will share a tested strategy for managing these forces within the corporate cosmos, based on his experiences both as an operational and manufacturing technology leader.

Workforce Impact of Digital Transformation

Keynote PresentationCurrently, many companies view digital transformation as being technology-driven. Machine learning, cloud architecture, predictive analytics, and IIoT platforms are just some of the technologies driving endless discussion among end users as well as fierce competition among solution providers. Often missing from these conversations is a focus on the human element of digital transformation.  Where do people fit in? What changes will occur in the digital transformation workforce?​

Michael Guilfoyle | ARC Advisory Group

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Erik Jan van den Heuvel

Dow Chemical Company
Industrie 4.0 Case Study

Case Study: Most of the manufacturing process data collected are at best underutilized, at worst simply archived in various process historians, LIMS or other databases. Manufacturing analytics enables organizations to start realizing the promise of Industrie 4.0 by unlocking the potential of process data in real time and making the results immediately available in context to all levels of the organization for immediate understanding and action. Mr. van den Heuvel will highlight how Dow Chemical is delivering on a key piece of the Industrie 4.0 vision EMI to better connect analyzed data with operations to impact production in real time.


Erik Jan van den Heuvel | Dow Chemical Company

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Panel Discussion

Real-world look at Practical Steps to Industrie 4.0

Manufacturers are now able to pro-actively monitor process stability and health in real time through a global analytics, allowing companies to prevent potential issues before they impact product quality – a key piece of Industrie 4.0. That ability represents a game-changing shift in their competitive position in the emerging Industrie 4.0 landscape. The panel will explore how they are pivoting to analytics-driven production, best practices for getting started and results

Dr. Lloyd Colegrove | Michael Guilfoyle | Jonathan Alexander |

Rory Masureik | Erik Jan van den Heuvel

Rory Masureik | Consultant, Manufacturing Excellence

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Antwerp, Belgium

Manufacturing Leadership Forum Agenda

09:00 AM  Registration/Check In with coffee/tea

09:30 AM  Welcome, Opening Remarks -Northwest Analytics

09:45 AM  Keynote: Potential of Industrie 4.0 Analytics (Dow)

10:50 AM  Break with coffee/tea

11:15 AM  Keynote: Workforce Impact of Digital Transformation (ARC)

11:50 AM  Plant Safety & Industrie 4.0 Analytics (Northwest Analytics)

12:10 PM  Catered Lunch

13:15 PM  Industrie 4.0 Analytics Case Study (Albemarle)

13:45 PM  Addressing the Management Challenge

14:15 PM  Break with coffee/tea

14:30 PM  Industrie 4.0 Analytics Case Study (Dow)

15:00 PM  Expert Panel: Discussion, Q&A

15:30 PM  Networking

17:00 PM  Close






Dow Chemical Company



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7 February 2018- Antwerp, Begium


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Manufacturing Leadership Forum

Since 2014, this invitation-only event annually highlights the innovative use of analytics by leading chemical manufacturers to unlock the potential and value of existing process data to start delivering on the promise of Industrie 4.0. The Manufacturing Leadership Forum’s unique format combines real-world Industrie 4.0 case studies in the chemical industry and an interactive exchange of ideas among peers to drive improvements across manufacturing operations and the supply chain.

Event Host:  Northwest Analytics

Northwest Analytics is an industry leader in delivering Manufacturing Intelligence and analytics software solutions to effectively manage and improve plant processes in manufacturing enterprises and supply chains.  Northwest Analytics leverages its years of experience in the manufacturing industries to provide a powerful, easy-to-use suite of software with key emphasis on enterprise-wide integration, analysis and visibility.  With more than 3,000 customers worldwide, NWA solutions are widely recognized for their power, flexibility and ease-of-use.



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