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Mission Possible: Solving Complex Problems with Process Flow
Bill Nordgren, founder, president and CEO of FlexSim Software Products Inc.

Date: Monday, May 23
Time: 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Room: Disneyland North Exhibit Hall F - Fantasy Tower

In this engaging and interactive presentation, FlexSim CEO Bill Nordgren tackles some of the most challenging and complex systems to model accurately. His tool of choice is process flow, a powerful new logic building feature found in the latest version of FlexSim’s simulation modeling software (FlexSim 2016). It pairs familiar flowcharting methods with state-of-the-art 3-D visuals to quickly model any system without using computer code. We’re relying on the audience to guide the presentation through job shops, picking operations, logistical systems and much more. Come by and discover a better way to optimize and improve your operations!

Speaker: Bill Nordgren is the founder, president and CEO of FlexSim Software Products Inc. He has spent 27 years in and around the simulation modeling industry, co-founded and served as vice resident of ProModel Corp., and introduced four different simulation engines (FlexSim, Taylor ED, Taylor II, and ProModel) to the software market. Nordgren holds a B.S. in manufacturing engineering technology and an M.S. in computer-integrated manufacturing from Brigham Young University.


Advanced Process Engineering - Managing Big Datasets
Dan Miner, Account Manager, Proplanner

Date: Monday, May 23
Time: 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Room: Disneyland North Exhibit Hall F - Fantasy Tower

Come check out the latest technology in video-based time studies, integrated ergonomics, mixed-model automatic line balancing, order scheduling and automatic electronic work instructions.

Speaker: Dan Miner has a background in industrial engineering, operations management, and information technology. As an account manager at Proplanner, he helps to create and deploy process management and in-plant logistics software. Working with customers to understand their current business processes and develop strategies to improve their production and layout planning practices is an integral part of his role at Proplanner. He currently helps support a wide range of clients who manufacture assembled products in the automotive, ag/construction, military and other industries. 

 
Simulation & Scheduling with Simio
Renee Thiesing, senior application engineer, Simio LLC

Date: Monday, May 23
Time: 2 - 3:15 p.m.
Room: Disneyland North Exhibit Hall F - Fantasy Tower

Come and learn how the Simio Simulation & Scheduling software can improve your business performance. We’ll share how Simio can be used to optimize the use of critical resources, analyze the impact of a potential process change or assess the risk associated with operational decisions. We’ll show how the object-oriented modeling approach and Simio’s patented drag and drop processes make modeling your system quick and effective. This presentation will also touch on the features and benefits of Simio’s Risk Based Planning & Scheduling offering. And finally, we will talk about how Simio is the first in the market to bring simulation to the cloud with our recently released Portal Edition.

Speaker: Renee Thiesing provides consulting services, technical support and training to Simio’s global customer base. Thiesing has taught Simio to both users who are new to the simulation field and to experts who are ready to create their own custom library objects. She has provided support to simulation projects in the fields of healthcare, logistics, supply chain, manufacturing, oil and gas, food production and aerospace. Thiesing is also involved with internal product strategy and software testing. In addition to her modeling and training experience with Simio’s simulation and scheduling software, Thiesing has previous work experience providing consulting and training services on warehouse management software and telecommunications billing software. Thiesing received her bachelor's degree in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan and her master’s degree in industrial engineering from Auburn University, with a concentration in discrete-event simulation.
     

Flow Analysis Using AutoCAD - Are there Better Alternatives to Simulation?
Dan Miner, account manager, Proplanner

Date: Monday, May 23
Time: 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Room: Disneyland North Exhibit Hall F - Fantasy Tower

From the team that invented AutoCAD-based material flow analysis, learn about best practices in PFEP creation, material flow analysis, and tugger-route planning. Also learn about converting the material flow data into shop floor kanban and kitting systems.

Speaker: Dan Miner has a background in industrial engineering, operations management and information technology. As an account manager at Proplanner, he helps to create and deploy process management and in-plant logistics software. Working with customers to understand their current business processes and develop strategies to improve their production and layout planning practices is an integral part of his role at Proplanner. He currently helps support a wide range of clients who manufacture assembled products in the automotive, ag/construction, military and other industries. 
 

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