Agenda

8:30 a.m.

Breakfast (Hands-on Workshop attendees only)

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

A Walk Down the Critical Path (Classic) • Hands-on Workshop

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

IntelliPlex Basics • Hands-on Workshop

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Workflow Design and Management • Hands-on Workshop

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

SQL Basics in Plex • Hands-on Workshop

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Maintenance Basics • Hands-on Workshop

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

IntelliPlex Portal Fundamentals • Hands-on Workshop

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Plex Manufacturing Cloud Discovery Track • Prospect Orientation and Reception

The Discovery Track at PowerPlex is intended to offer attendees considering the Plex Manufacturing Cloud a chance to participate in the conference with our Plex Customer Community. As a participant you will:
• Meet members of the Plex Executive Team and Manufacturing Industry Analysts
• Learn more about Plex products and services and the benefits of both
• Hear from customers like you about the results they have driven with the Plex Manufacturing Cloud
• Take a private tour of the Plex Experience Lab demo environment
• Network with your peers to share common experiences and create new professional connections relevant to your needs

Discovery Track attendees have access to all conference sessions and peer exchange discussions with the exception of Optional Hands-On Workshops and Roadmap Breakout Sessions.

6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception, Plex Experience Lab and Solutions Expo

7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Plex Experience Lab and Solutions Expo

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Opening Keynote: We Make Things Real Everyday

Jason Blessing, Plex CEO, and Friends

Join Jason Blessing for our opening kickoff to PowerPlex 2016 – a celebration of all the wonderful and amazing things you make to improve the world around us. Get a first look into exciting developments on the horizon for the Plex Manufacturing Cloud and hear real stories of success on the shop floor from customers like you. 

10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.

Break

10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Platform and Technology Roadmap • Roadmap Session

10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Financials and Human Capital Management Roadmap • Roadmap Session

10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Plex Insights Roadmap • Roadmap Session

10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Salesforce Sales Cloud Connector • Supply Chain Track

10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Supplier Scorecards - Design, Maintenance and Implementation • Manufacturing Management Track

10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Technology and the Connected Manufacturing Industry • Industry Trends Track

11:00 a.m. – 11:10 p.m.

Break

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Web Services - Learn, Leverage and Implement • Platform and Technology Track

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

You Are Not Too Small For Enterprise Financials • Business Management Track

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Achieving Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) with Plex • Shop Floor Track

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Supply Chain Roadmap • Roadmap Session

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Discrete Manufacturing Roadmap • Roadmap Session

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Food and Beverage: Process Manufacturing Roadmap • Roadmap Session

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

IntelliPlex Fundamentals • Platform and Technology Track

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Global Financial Implementation Strategies • Business Management Track

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Plant Floor Integration with Plex • Shop Floor Track

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Introduction to Enterprise Shipping for Plex • Supply Chain Track

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Master Scheduling: Aligning Supply and Demand • Manufacturing Management Track

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Getting the Most Out of Your ERP System • Industry Trends Track

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Break

2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

IntelliPlex Analytic Applications: Where Strategic and Tactical Meets Art • Platform and Technology Track

2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Managing Your Daily Business • Business Management Track

2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Lean Manufacturing • Shop Floor Track

2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Using Workflow to Eliminate Paper Forms • Supply Chain Track

2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Streamlining Product Data into Plex • Manufacturing Management Track

2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Navigating Challenges in the Food and Beverage Industry • Industry Trends Track

2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

The A-Z Guide to Your Plex UX Transition • Platform and Technology Track

3:20 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Industry Peer Exchange Sessions

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The A-Z Guide to Your Plex UX Transition • Platform and Technology Track

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

PartyPlex 2016 and Plex Impact Awards

Get ready for the best PartyPlex yet! Each year, PowerPlex attendees look forward to cutting loose with other members of the Plex community at PartyPlex – an annual bash traditionally held on the second evening of the conference in celebration of you. This year we’ll touchdown at Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions – a quintessential Detroit attraction and one of only 4 indoor NFL stadiums in the US. It’ll be an evening you’ll never forget!  

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Plex Experience Lab and Solutions Expo

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Ask Plex: Q&A with Plex Leadership Team

Plex Executive Leadership Team

Join us for a fireside chat with the Plex Leadership Team prior to our Wednesday general session. PowerPlex attendees will have the opportunity to submit your most pressing questions for our leadership team to answer live. 

9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

General Session: Cheers to Our Heroes in Manufacturing

John Ratzenberger: Actor, Host of "Made in America" and Champion of Makers

A letter from John: Hi everyone, John Ratzenberger here. You may remember me as Cliff the mailman on Cheers or the voice of some of your favorite characters in Pixar movies. But one of my favorite projects was my TV show on the Travel Channel—John Ratzenberger's Made in America—spotlighting great American manufacturers, showing how their products were made and celebrating the work ethic that built our country. Join me and friends from the Plex Community as we discuss our passion for making things and give a warm Cheers to all you wonderful Makers.

10:20 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Plex Mobility • Platform and Technology Track

10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Tracking Project Costs: NAL's Journey into Program Management • Business Management Track

10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Quality Control and Operational Efficiency in the Plex Manufacturing Cloud • Shop Floor Track

10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Automating the Product Delivery Cycle Using RFID and Customer Consignment • Supply Chain Track

10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Maximum Material Utilization • Manufacturing Management Track

10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Manufacturing Models and Company Expansion • Industry Trends Track

11:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Maximizing Value with Business Intelligence in the Plex Manufacturing Cloud • Platform and Technology Track

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Employee Reviews in Plex • Business Management Track

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Plex Machine Performance • Shop Floor Track

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Leading With Suppliers • Supply Chain Track

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Lot Management • Manufacturing Management Track

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

What's Here and What's Coming in Connected Manufacturing and the Internet of Things • Industry Trends Track

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Best Practices for Training New Employees • Peer Exchange Session

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Maximize Tool Tracking and Manufacturing Tools • Peer Exchange Session

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Expansion into China Best Practices • Peer Exchange Session

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Maintenance Best Practices • Peer Exchange Session

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Prioritizing and Managing Phase 2 Implementations • Peer Exchange Session

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Leveraging the Plex Community • Peer Exchange Session

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Building A Culture of System Adoption and User Trust • Peer Exchange Session

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Beyond the Plex Manufacturing Cloud - An IT Discussion • Peer Exchange Session

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The Most Valuable KPIs and Dashboards in Manufacturing • Peer Exchange Session

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Demand Flow on MRP and PRP • Peer Exchange Session

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Partner Theater: Service Solutions

Leverage the experience and expertise of Plex Service Partners, who have extensive experience and deep expertise in the Plex Manufacturing Cloud, as they discuss how to drive quick and cost effective implementations as well as help existing users fully utilize the Plex system functionality.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Partner Theater: Technology Solutions

Learn from some of our Solution Partners who deliver industry specific, integrated tools, hardware, systems and extensions to Plex clients to enhance the value of the Plex Manufacturing Cloud. 

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Break

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Platform and Technology Roadmap • Roadmap Session

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Financials and Human Capital Management Roadmap • Roadmap Session

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Plex Insights Roadmap • Roadmap Session

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Aligning Demand and Supply with Plex Master Scheduling and Sales and Operations Planning • Supply Chain Track

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Managing Jobs Based on Daily Capacity and Customer Due Dates • Manufacturing Management Track

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Compliance and Service Assurance in the Cloud • Industry Trends Track

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Break

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Extending Plex Using REST Integration Framework • Platform and Technology Track

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Project Accounting Reporting and Optimization • Business Management Track

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Improved Reporting on the Shop Floor Utilizing Workcenter Statuses • Shop Floor Track

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Supply Chain Roadmap • Roadmap Session

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Discrete Manufacturing Roadmap • Roadmap Session

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Food and Beverage: Process Manufacturing Roadmap • Roadmap Session

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Women Leaders in Manufacturing and Technology
Reception and Women in Manufacturing Panel

Hosted By: Mary Blair, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management, Accuride Corporation
Cindy Jutras, President, Mint Jutras
Kathryn Ullrich, Executive Recruiter, Heidrick & Struggles


Join us for a special networking reception for women celebrating women leaders in manufacturing. Hear from a panel of special guests, network and strengthen relationships with your peers at our 2nd annual Women Leaders in Manufacturing and Technology event.

6:00 p.m.

Open Evening

Experience the best restaurants and culture “Motor City” Detroit has to offer on Wednesday’s open evening.

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Plex Experience Lab and Solutions Expo

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Role-based Access Control in UX • Platform and Technology Track

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Plex UX VisionPlex: Forms and Other New Features • Platform and Technology Track

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Driving Business Growth and Delivering Actionable Insights • Business Management Track

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Hidden Gems in Plex Business Management • Business Management Track

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Hidden Gems in Plex Supply Chain Management • Supply Chain Track

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

IntelliPlex Portal Fundamentals • Hands-on Workshop

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

A Walk Down the Critical Path in Plex UX • Hands-on Workshop

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Project Management Awareness • Hands-on Workshop

11:00 a.m.

Conference Concludes

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Product Advisory Group Meetings