CAR Management Briefing Seminars

World Class Manufacturing

Monday, July 31, 8 a.m. – Noon


Complex manufacturing systems have traditionally involved the integration product life cycle planning, new technologies, employees, and global supply chain management. Now, and in the future, digital manufacturing and the internet are radically changing the landscape of world class manufacturing with smarter, decentralized production systems.  In many ways, the fundamentals of manufacturing remain the same.  But, increasingly, manufacturers are required to perfect the fundamentals, while smartly embracing the digital revolution.  In this year’s World Class Manufacturing seminar:

  • Gain insight into how leading manufacturers and suppliers are implementing strategically critical technologies and processes.
  • Hear how companies are leveraging smart manufacturing.
  • Learn how next generation product technology and materials present opportunity.

The winners of the 2017 Altair Enlighten Award will be announced during this session.


Dr. Jay Baron
President & CEO, Center for Automotive Research


Brian Calley
Lt. Governor, State of Michigan

Leah Curry
President, Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia, Inc. (TMMWV)

David DeGraaf
President, Faurecia Clean Mobility North America, Faurecia

Scott R. Garberding
Head of Quality, FCA US LLC
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Jason D. Lee
Chief Executive Officer, Focus:HOPE
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Kevin A. Rahrig
Executive Vice President, Commercial, AM General LLC