New WESTEC sessions facilitate supplier-OEM connections. As an owner or executive at a small- to medium-sized business, you have unique manufacturing challenges. Find out how similarly sized businesses have achieved success — and how to equip your company for a global market — at WESTEC 2017’s Business of Manufacturing sessions. Take advantage of this invaluable opportunity to meet with leading OEMs such as Boeing and Northrop Grumman and others looking for new suppliers.
September 12, 2017 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Millions of dollars of new funding was recently released by the State of California – specifically for workforce development. Learn how your company can take advantage of these funds to up-skill your team members in essential skills and advanced technologies. Ensure that you get the support you need to develop talent in your organization.
September 13, 2017 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Meet major industry OEMs and learn from their supplier development teams what it takes to ‘run with the big dogs’. Understand what certifications and technical requirements are needed, their selection process and more. Also, meet face to face with company representatives following the panel.
September 13, 2017 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
See how your shop compares to the country’s leading machining businesses in this comprehensive benchmarking program, which identifies optimal shop-floor practices as well as operational and business metrics that define world-class competitiveness in discrete parts manufacturing. Whether your company is a small job shop or a large captive operation, you’ll be able to take advantage of survey data gathered from a number of machining businesses. Not only will this benchmarking data serve as your baseline “report card,” it will eliminate your need to rely on gut feelings to identify and prioritize improvement efforts.
September 13, 2017 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The space industry is harnessing a new generation of innovators to fuel its meteoric rise to the cosmos. But how do top companies find the tools and talent to soar? Our star panel will discuss the technologies and opportunities allowing mankind to fly higher, reach farther, and travel faster – including what it takes for manufacturers to find people with the right skills to get us there.
September 14, 2017 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
This powerhouse panel is a must see. Additive Manufacturing technology is changing so quickly that if you blink you’ll be left behind. Hundreds of companies and products have launched already this year. From 3D printed shoes to flight qualified metal parts – learn about the latest applications, materials and machines that will transform manufacturing.