Session One: 8 – 9:45 a.m.

Ethics for Engineers – Doug Nelson P.E., Assistant Professor, MSOE

Engineers are a confronted with a variety of ethical situations. It is important to be familiar with the relevant ethical codes that govern engineers in their response to these situations. A review of the strengths and weaknesses of ethical codes as well as state and federal laws will be discussed. Case studies in engineering ethics will be discussed as well as the steps in making an ethical decision.
As a result of participating in this session, participants will understand/be able to apply:

  • what ethics is, and its use in engineering
  • causes of ethical problems in engineering
  • the NSPE Code of Ethics to ethical situations
  • the steps in making an ethical decision
  • the steps in accounting for risk and ethics

Industry 4.0: An Introduction – Gene Wright, MSOE

Industry 4.0 or I4, is the set of technologies and design principles that are being used to develop “smart factories”. This “stack” of 26 specific technologies and Four major “levers”, is expected by one estimate to deliver up to $3.7 trillion in global productivity gains by 2025.

This session will introduce participants to the technologies in the “stack”, present the state-of-the-opportunity, and share an approach to “future-proof” manufacturing transformation plans. As The Rader School of Business at MSOE, will focus on the AI (artificial intelligence) engines and cognitive capabilities that are fast becoming elements of the IoT foundation that delivers the performance transparency and real-time information that supports the operators and managers of our digital factories.

Doing Business in China – Dr. Kelly Ottman, MSOE

With a population of 1.42 billion, China is the second largest economy and is an important and influential player in the global economy. As China’s sustained growth translates into greater assertiveness of its role in the world, we will examine China’s agenda in shaping the global economy and the implications to business around the world. Companies large and small have relationships with the China market. The effectiveness of these relationships is often linked to an understanding of the Chinese culture and how it impacts business. In this PEAK course we will explore

  • Chinese culture and how it impacts business
  • Major market shifts and the drivers of these
  • Changes in the Chinese demographics and implications for current and future markets
  • Tips for managing, motivating and working with Chinese employees

Stratasys Certification Overview – Vince Anewenter, Director RPC

According to industry data, demand for certified additive manufacturing workers to fill industry vacancies continues to rise in a market that will reach about $21 billion by end of this decade. Unfortunately, many candidates are unable to prove job-relevant skills leveraging consistent, industry-accepted benchmarks. The new Stratasys Additive Manufacturing Certification Program provides companies in manufacturing, design and medical industries with measurable qualifications to prove applicants are workforce-ready and immediately contribute to business success.

The program was developed alongside a consortium of leaders across education – including The Wentworth Institute of Technology, Dunwoody College of Technology, Iowa State University, UC Irvine and Milwaukee School of Engineering. In addition to addressing evolving requirements for skilled additive manufacturing workers, the education modules provide consistency of workforce readiness with an approved range of skill requirements.
Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the benefits of additive
  • How the various processes work
  • Materials and properties available
  • Current applications and case studies
  • How to identify new applications.

Session Two: 10 – 11:45 a.m.

Servant Leadership – Kiesha Johnnies, MSOE

In order to advance in your leadership, you must give up to go up. This process starts with self-awareness and ultimately ends with the impact that you are able to make on your team when you are no longer present. In today’s session you will learn about the key principles of servant leadership and how they can enhance your influence in any organization. Come prepared to reflect and walk away with actionable steps to increase your servant leadership.

The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence – Dr Paul Hudec, MSOE

This class session explores the next step in Ethics as the principles and theories of Ethics are applied to Artificial Intelligence in today’s applications and in future developments. First, time is devoted to the facts of current Artificial Intelligent (AI) systems and to the developments as described by Artificial General Intelligence and Artificial Super-Intelligence. Each of these levels of AI are explored by applying the general ethical approaches and the ethical theories found in the business environment.

Industry 4.0 – Manufacturing Implementation - Gene Wright, MSOE

Industry 4.0 or I4, is the set of technologies and design principles that are being used to develop “smart factories”. “Smart Factories” are expected by one estimate to deliver up to $3.7 trillion in global productivity gains by 2025.

This session will briefly review the introduction to I4 so that participants may take this as a stand-alone session. The focus of this workshop will be the implementation of I4 technologies using the “CFX – Connected Factory Exchange Standard” as an approach to the “smart factory”. The CFX standard supports the concept of “big data,” including data of different types from across the manufacturing environment, data on performance, materials, resources, users, quality events and product tracking. We will examine how engineering, business and “big data” can come together to create value for the manufacturing firm.

Stratasys Session 2 – Vince Anewenter, Director RPC

See description in session one above

Lunch Break: 12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

Lunch will be served in Room 101

Session Three: 1 – 2:45 p.m.

The Art of Critical Conversation – Kiesha Johnnies, MSOE

Fear is the enemy of communication. In today’s session you will learn seven steps to master critical conversations in order to improve the culture and productivity of your team. Conflict is inevitable in any workplace, however the method chosen to communicate with each other to resolve that conflict will define team dynamics. You will have an opportunity to practice and receive in the moment feedback on critical conversations that you are able to implement immediately.

ISO 55000 – An Introduction – Kate Kerrigan, MSOE

This course will introduce participants to ISO 55000 series – Asset management, asset management systems, requirements and guidelines for application. These standards identify the common practices that can be applied to the broadest range of assets, in the broadest range of organizations, across the broadest range of cultures. You will gain an awareness of the sections of the ISO55000 series and how they can be applied to improve business results.

Lean Thinking: Applying Lean Principles to Any Company – Mark Rounds, MSOE

Most people associate lean with production improvement and eliminating waste in manufacturing. However, lean at its roots is a management philosophy that applies to any organization. This class will explore how anyone can use lean principles, at work and at home, to improve their quality of life.

Stratasys Session three – Vince Anewenter, Director RPC

See description in session one above

Session Four: 3 – 4:45 p.m.

Attribute Agreement Analysis – Doug Grabenstetter, MSOE

All firms measure metrics using a measurement system via combination of measurement processes, tools and people. However, does the measurement system provide data that you can truly trust? In other, words, is your measurement system truly capable? How do you know? Measurement System Analysis allows firms to objectively assess the efficacy of their measurement systems and provides diagnostics to help address
substandard systems.

We will be using a quality software system (Minitab) to develop run and analyze a simple measurement system analysis in class. Since many firms measure their metric using pass/fail data, this session will focus on performing a measurement system analysis on such data.

Lean Safety: Improving your Safety Culture with Lean Management Tools – Mark Rounds, MSOE

Lean management tools have been used successfully in changing company culture for improving productivity. This class will look at how a manager can utilize lean management tools to enhance the safety culture and improve safety performance in the work place. Through this class you will learn:

  • How Lean Safety Culture can make employees safer, happier, healthier and more productive
  • Utilize Root Cause Analysis for safety investigations
  • Employ Gap Analysis tools to identify safety initiatives
  • Understanding Gemba and Kaizen efforts to improve safety performance

Stratasys Session four – Vince Anewenter – MSOE, RPC

See description in session one above