As the availability and criticalness of data continues to rise in manufacturing, there is tremendous benefit in leveraging this information to provide a level of operating intelligence for both the location and the enterprise. Adopting a SMART Manufacturing operating system can help engage people, expand innovation and the use of best practices, advance enterprise management capabilities and improve your competitive advantage. This session will introduce a process to help build the enterprise business case using both measurable and soft benefits that can be achieved with a SMART strategy.
Lance Fountaine has held the role of Manufacturing Solutions Manager for Alcoa, Global Primary Metals since October 2008. In this role, he has global accountability for the development and deployment of common, best-practice manufacturing applications, as well as the supporting computing infrastructure. He is currently leading global deployment activities of the SMART Manufacturing architecture across all of Alcoa Global Primary Metals.