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MFG Forum 2022

For 120 years, MMA has delivered vital and timely information to help Michigan manufacturers grow through exceptional learning experiences. This year’s full-day MFG Forum focuses on supply chain issues impacting the state’s manufacturers and provides real-world best practices presented by a dynamic mix of industry leaders, panel presentations and interactive components.

Join us on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 in Ypsilanti for solutions on emerging issues to position your business for greater success. Save the date!

Program Lineup

7:30 a.m.  

Connect with CONNEX
Pre-Event Breakfast hosted by The Center

8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks
John J. Walsh • MMA

8:40 a.m.

Chemicals for Daily Life: Overcoming the Supply Chain Challenge
Jeff Daniel, PVS Chemicals, Inc.

9:45 a.m.

Rethinking Manufacturing Supply Chains
Brett Smith, Center for Automotive Research

10:50 a.m.

Community-Engaged Supply Chains
Sriram Narayanan, Michigan State University

11:40 a.m.

Networking Lunch

12:45 p.m.

The Michigan-Ontario Corridor: A Supply Chain and Trade Advantage
Earl Provost, Ontario Agent-General

1:30  p.m.

Networking Break

1:50  p.m.

Small and Mid-Sized Manufacturers Panel
Jordan Thieme, Director of Operations, Amigo Mobility International, Inc.
Anita Quillen, President & CEO, Diversified Engineering & Plastics
Kevin Bagby, CFO, Tribar Technologies
Mike Powell, Principal – Director of Tax Consulting and Manufacturing Services, Rehmann (Facilitator)

2:30  p.m.

Closing Keynote
To be announced

3:35  p.m.

Adjourn
Please join us for the Networking Reception.

Pre-Event Breakfast Educational Session with the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

Resilience is key for manufacturers as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and face continued disruptions to the global supply chain. There are no one-size-fits-all solutions but many are looking to identify risks within their supply chain and find validated alternative sources.  Join MMA and the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (The Center) for a pre-event educational breakfast session to learn about CONNEX™ Michigan, a supply chain and manufacturing network dataset tool that puts Michigan manufacturers in the driver’s seat to access the state and national manufacturing supply chain in one integrated resource.

Daniel BruceJeff Daniel, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, PVS Chemicals, Inc.

When you’re manufacturing and distributing chemicals on a global scale, supply chain disruptions place an even greater strain on safety and sustainability and test a company’s commitments to customers. Jeff Daniel has spent his career driving business process excellence and employee engagement. Hear how Mr. Daniel and the Detroit-based PVS team have been working to overcome supply chain challenges to safely and reliably deliver chemicals for daily life.

Daniel BruceBrett Smith, Director, Technology, Center for Automotive Research

Facing and solving problems within supply chain relationships is nothing new for Michigan manufacturers. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, created a number of challenges without any historic precedent. But history has shown that each time the industry endures a challenge, it provides an opportunity for improvement and evidence of resiliency. Brett Smith will share insights from the Center for Automotive Research about how manufacturers are evaluating, investing in and transforming their supply chains for success now and long into the future.

Daniel BruceEarl Provost, Ontario Agent-General

Two-way trade between Ontario and Michigan is worth more than $45 billion annually and the province contains two of the consequential land border crossings between our nations, making Ontario a critical partner in a strong manufacturing supply chain and the economic security of the entire Great Lakes Region. Earl Provost was appointed by the Premier of Ontario to put a laser focus on growing economic partnerships across the region and will speak about challenges and opportunities that are on the horizon.

Sriram NarayananSriram Narayanan, Kesseler Family Endowed Faculty Fellow of Supply Chain Management, Michigan State University

Community engagement has become a frontier of competitiveness for numerous business objectives. Now, in the face of historic supply chain disruptions, manufacturers are reevaluating internal capabilities and recognizing that community-engaged supply chains and hyper-agility are key solutions to product and process innovations. Get a look at the future of supply chain management with Sriram Narayanan, Ph.D. as the industry continues to adjust to mismatched supply and demand.

Jordan Thieme
Anita Quillen
Kevin Bagby
Mike Powell

Jordan Thieme, Director of Operations, Amigo Mobility International, Inc.

Anita Quillen, President & CEO, Diversified Engineering & Plastics

Kevin Bagby, CFO, Tribar Technologies

Mike Powell, Principal – Director of Tax Consulting and Manufacturing Services, Rehmann (Facilitator)

No industry or any company has been left untouched by the supply chain crisis. Though much attention has been paid to the large-scale impact of supply chain disruption on large manufacturers, small and mid-sized companies have also been forced to innovate to maintain business continuity and their relationships with customers. Don’t miss this dynamic discussion of innovative industry leaders sharing tactics for adapting to and overcoming challenges.

Pricing & Details

Date & Location
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2022
  • Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest
Pricing
    Standard Registration (closes 6/7/22)
  • $175/person for MMA Industry & Associate Members
  • $275/person for MMA Insurance and Future members
    Late Registration (after 6/8/22)
  • $225/person for MMA Industry & Associate Members
  • $325/person for MMA Insurance and Future members
    On-Site Registration (on 6/14/22)
  • $275/person for MMA Industry & Associate Members
  • $375/person for MMA Insurance and Future members
Registration
Hotel Accommodations:
Come to Play and Stay to Connect

Join us the day before the Forum for the Inaugural ImPACt Golf Classic on Monday, June 13, at the Eagle Crest Golf Club. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

 

2022 Sponsors

2022 Event Sponsors HomethriveEnstarThe CenterABGi USAYeo and YeoEnbridgeClark HillHeritage-Crystal CleanBrown and BrownASK, a Convergence Network CompanyInsITeRehmann Blue Cross Blue Shield MetLife Maner Costerisan Gallagher Prometis MTMIC Miller Industries FCCI Group
Sponsorship Opportunities

We have met our sponsorship goals for the 2022 MFG Forum but additional opportunities remain for the rest of the year to get your company brand in front of manufacturing’s leaders. Contact MMA’s Ashley Wakefield, at 517-487-8523 or wakefield@mimfg.org, or see the Three Ways to Expand Your Brand with MMA to build a strategy that works for you.

Contact Ashley Wakefield for Sponsorship

Ashley WakefieldDirector of Development and Strategic Partnerships
Call 517-487-8523
E-mail wakefield@mimfg.org

Contact Elizabeth Maciejewski for Registration

Elizabeth MaciejewskiMembership Specialist
Call 517-487-8542
E-mail maciejewski@mimfg.org
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