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2018 Agenda

The 2018 RIC-RIT World Remanufacturing Conference on September 19 & 20 will feature extensive discussions with reman professionals from around the world that will shape the way we do business in remanufacturing. We have prepared a robust agenda with dynamic speakers, panel sessions, and technical tracks for both days as well as optional short courses and tours before and after the conference so you can make the most of your experience here. Dates and times shown are subject to change.

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Transportation: For those staying at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, a shuttle will be provided between the hotel and conference events. The shuttle will leave the hotel for the conference venue starting at 7:30 AM, and will make several trips to accommodate everyone. The shuttle will make several return trips to the hotel after the conference between 5-6 PM each day.

 

Short Courses
2018-09-18
Conference Day 1
2018-09-19
Conference Day 2
2018-09-20
Facility Tour
2018-09-21
09:00 - 12:00
Determining the Environmental Benefits of Remanufacturing

The remanufacturing business is driven by the economic benefits associated with keeping high value products in service at like-new performance. In many cases, remanufacturing may be the only way to economically maintain high value assets in service, due to inability to source new service parts. Remanufacturing is also a key component of the emerging circular economy — a concept for more sustainable growth – that aims to lower material consumption and environmental impact by keeping products in service longer rather than replacing them with new. A recent UN study demonstrated that remanufacturing can result in a 80-99% reduction in material consumption, and 57-87% reduction in fabrication energy, compared to new.

This workshop will explain the methodologies that are used to assess the environmental benefits of remanufacturing, and provide case study examples that illustrate the analysis process.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to evaluate the environmental benefits of a remanufactured product
  • Basics of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) – the process used for undertaking an environmental benefit analysis
  • Key factors that impact the material, energy, and greenhouse gas emissions for remanufactured products versus new
  • Data required and used for LCA analysis
  • Public studies on the benefits of remanufacturing

 

Michael Thurston
Reman Technical Node Leader, REMADE Institute
Nabil Nasr
CEO, REMADE Institute & Director, RIT Golisano Institute for Sustainability
Jennifer Russell
Visiting Professor, Sustainable Operations & Supply Chain, Bard College
13:30 - 17:00
Improving the Remanufacturing Bottom Line with Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies have long been used in remanufacturing, but with the explosion of 3D printing technologies, new AM processes are rapidly hitting the market. This course will cover how to select the optimum AM process for your Reman application, and show why adoption of new AM technologies is being propelled by positive economic returns to the bottom-line.

As part of the course, an example component will be selected to demonstrate how to determine economically viable AM options. Participants are encouraged to send examples of components before the course for consideration as in-class case studies. Information should include photographs of the component with a description of the feature(s) to be restored or fabricated through advanced AM. Please send examples to Mark.Walluk@RIT.edu

Attendees will learn:

  • How to select the cores which are candidates for AM
  • The variety of AM processes available for salvaging cores
  • How to select the proper AM process for salvaging cores based on cost-benefit analysis
  • Details about new 3D printing technologies, such as liquid metal 3D Printing, which can be used in salvage or for part replacement

 

Michael Haselkorn
Reman Deputy Technical Node Leader, REMADE Institute
Mark Walluk
Mechanical Design and Analysis Engineer, RIT Golisano Institute for Sustainability
08:00
Registration & Continental Breakfast
08:30
Welcome & Introductory Remarks
John Disharoon
Chairman, Remanufacturing Industries Council
Nabil Nasr
CEO, REMADE Institute & Director, RIT Golisano Institute for Sustainability
David Munson
President, Rochester Institute of Technology
09:00
Keynote Speech: Find Your Customer

This talk will focus on the importance of understanding your business’s unique value proposition, and that of your customers, and pursuing your “right to win” for the benefit of both. Tana will call upon the remanufacturing community as a whole to continue working together to create a global business environment in which each of us has the ability to pursue our right to win in the industries we serve.

Tana Utley
Vice President, Large Power Systems Division, Caterpillar Inc.
09:40
Executive Forum

The Executive Forum is a moderated panel discussion with five senior reman industry professionals designed to provide insights and thought leadership in the context of the globalization of remanufacturing products and services around the world.

Session Chair: John Disharoon

Topics:

  • Global Industry Outlook
  • Trade
  • Innovation & Technology
  • Workforce Development
  • Sustainability
John Disharoon
Chairman, Remanufacturing Industries Council
Anita Barlow
Managing Director, Reman Americas / Diesel NA, Delphi Technologies
Don Olson
Head of Special Customer Operations, Nokia
Robert Paternoga
General Manager, CAT Reman
Vaughn Henson
General Manager, SRC Logistics Inc.
10:45
Break
11:00
The REMADE Institute Technology Roadmap

The technology roadmap pinpoints key priorities, strategies, and focused research and development efforts for the Institute. Learn from the senior leadership of the Institute what is planned, how research areas will be explored, and innovation priorities for specific technologies, processes, approaches critical to advancing remanufacturing in America.

Nabil Nasr
CEO, REMADE Institute & Director, RIT Golisano Institute for Sustainability
Magdi Azer
CTO, REMADE Institute
Michael Thurston
Reman Technical Node Leader, REMADE Institute
Michael Haselkorn
Reman Deputy Technical Node Leader, REMADE Institute
12:00
State of Remanufacturing (Lunch Session)

A prestigious panel of international remanufacturing experts provide national highlights for the reman industry in each of their home countries in the areas of industry growth, policy & regulation, and outlook for 2019 and beyond.

Nabil Nasr
CEO, REMADE Institute & Director, RIT Golisano Institute for Sustainability
Joseph Chow
Chairman, Automotive Parts Remanufacturing Association (China)
Helene Pepin
Senior Group Manager, Advanced Remanufacturing, ARTC (Singapore)
Erik Sundin
Associate Professor, Linköping University (Europe)
Yong-Sung Jun
Principal Researcher, KITECH
14:00
Keynote Speech: Accelerating the Transition to a Circular Economy

Established in 2000 by former round-the-world yachtswoman, Dame Ellen MacArthur, the Foundation aims to deepen the understanding of major corporations about the concept of the “circular economy” or “CE”, and thereby to change their behavior. Remarks will outline the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s aim to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.

Andrew Morlet
CEO, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
14:45
Break
15:00
[Track 1.1] Reman Business Opportunities & Challenges

The success of a remanufacturing business model is not only achieved by overcoming technological, core supply and cost/resource challenges, but also through improvements in customer satisfaction, sustainability/circular strategies, intellectual property, and brand/image. Attendees will learn about new approaches, research and lessons learned when differentiating remanufacturing products from the competition.

Session Chair: Michael Thurston

Talks:

  • Linking OEM Support to Remanufacturing – David Schofman
  • Improved ROI through Electromagnetic Induction Heating Process – Adam Morrison
  • Challenges and Opportunities of Expanding Nokia’s Circular Product Portfolio – Don Olson
Michael Thurston
Reman Technical Node Leader, REMADE Institute
David Schofman
CEO, PureWRX
Adam Morrison
Induction Heating Products Manager, Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic Corporation
Don Olson
Head of Special Customer Operations, Nokia
15:00
[Track 2.1] Reman Process Improvement

Reman business and research leaders will share the latest quality management trends and lessons learned in implementing reman process improvement strategies to reduce costs, lower waste, and increase profit margins.

Session Chair: Sebastian Schötz

Talks:

  • Quality Management in Remanufacturing – Sebastian Schötz
  • Introduction of Quality Certification System for Remanufactured Products in South Korea – Yong-Sung Jun
  • Condition Assessment/Inspection – Mike White
  • The Innovation of Remanufacturing Technology and Industry in China – Shi Piejing
Sebastian Schötz
Chair, University of Bayreuth and Fraunhofer IPA (Germany)
Yong-Sung Jun
Principal Researcher, KITECH
Mike White
Director of Operations, SRC Logistics, Inc.
Shi Piejing
Associate Professor & Deputy Director, Remanufacturing Institute, CMES (China)
15:00
[Track 3.1] Circular Economy

The prospect of the circular economy is attractive from a macro-economic perspective, but on an individual company level companies still need a solid business case, in addition to the environmental benefits they can achieve. This session will highlight best practices and decision and external support tools to help evaluate a circular business model.

Session Chair: Peggy Zwolinki

Talks:

  • Assessing the Resource Efficiency Potential of Value-Retention Processes in a Circular Economy – Jennifer Russell
  • Lessons Hard Won: How the Reman Industry Can Help Inform the Circular Economy – Chris Cloutier
Peggy Zwolinski
Professor, Grenoble INP – Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble (France)
Wendi Latko
Vice President, EHS, Xerox
Jennifer Russell
Visiting Professor, Sustainable Operations & Supply Chain, Bard College
Chris Cloutier
Director, Business Development & Sustainability, CoreCentric Solutions
16:30
Tours of Golisano Institute for Sustainability (Optional)

The Golisano Institute for Sustainability is a leading sustainability research, development, and technology deployment unit within RIT. GIS consists of academic programs in sustainability and a diverse set of applied research centers, sponsored programs and initiatives that focus on industry and government collaboration on the deployment of new technologies for more efficient and sustainable products, processes, and systems.

On this tour, get a behind the scenes look at technologies being used for remanufacturing research, including additive and subtractive manufacturing, cleaning, and materials characterization.

17:30
Networking Reception (DoubleTree Hotel)

Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres in this receptions at the DoubleTree Hotel before dinner begins.

18:30
Conference Dinner & RIC ACE Awards (DoubleTree Hotel)
Dinner will be served at the DoubleTree Hotel alongside the awarding of the ACE Awards – a ceremony honoring companies and individuals that have created positive change for the remanufacturing industry.
08:00
Continental Breakfast
08:30
The Reman Association Alliance: Generating Awareness and Opportunity Through Collaboration

Through collaboration we can accomplish great things. During this panel discussion, experts from various industry associations will talk about what it takes to put on a successful Reman Day, advocate in the market, and collaborate to create a common understanding of our industry.

Jena Holtberg-Benge
General Manager, John Deere Reman
Joe Kripli
President and Past Chairman, Automotive Parts Remanufacturing Association (APRA)
Tricia Judge
Executive Director, International Imaging Technology Council
Bill Davies
Immediate Past Chair, Remanufacturing Industries Council
09:15
Reman Standards: Going Forward

With an American National Standard for remanufacturing in place, RIC explored working toward an international standard for remanufacturing. The ISO process is complicated and requires dedicated experts to gain approval from a technical body and achieve consensus with a broad range of stakeholders. While RIC received constructive feedback from our preliminary effort to advance the ANSI standard to the ISO, several sector specific concerns need to be overcome. This working session will open the topic up to the audience for a frank discussion on whether an international standard for remanufacturing is desired, and if so, how to strengthen the ANSI standard to rekindle the work.

John Disharoon
Chairman, Remanufacturing Industries Council
10:15
Break
10:30
[Track 1.2] Trade, Policy & Market Access

Remanufacturing offers great opportunities to contribute significantly to the economies of both developed and developing countries. This session will highlight the state of regional efforts to facilitate the development of reman production and supply chains and seamless trade, and how such efforts are addressing issues such as non-tariff barriers (e.g.) import bans, higher tariffs and fees, stringent regulation, certification and inspection requirements.

Session Chair: John Disharoon

John Disharoon
Chairman, Remanufacturing Industries Council
Michael Schmit
Director of Remanufacturing Technology, GE Healthcare
Donald Chenevert, Jr.
Deputy General Counsel, SRC Holdings Corporation
10:30
[Track 2.2] Electronics

Electronics remanufacturing has a variety of unique technical challenges that continue to become more complex, requiring more knowledge and technical education for the reman industry. This session will highlight innovative approaches to developing a successful electronics remanufacturing program.

Session Chair: Michael Thurston

Talks:

  • Remanufacturing Program Considerations for Electronics and Mechatronics – Robert German
  • Pursuit of Perfection: Reman Process for Electronic Control Units – Rafał Słobodzian
  • Condition Assessment of Electronic Boards – Nenad Nenadic
Michael Thurston
Reman Technical Node Leader, REMADE Institute
Robert German
Business Development Manager, Flight Systems Automotive Group
Rafal Slobodzian
Lead Engineer, Wabco
Nenad Nenadic
Research Associate Professor, RIT Golisano Institute for Sustainability
10:30
[Track 3.2] Additive Technologies

Additive manufacturing (AM) technologies have long been used in remanufacturing, but with the explosion of 3D printing technologies, new AM processes are rapidly hitting the market. This session will feature the various AM processes available for reman applications highlighting technical characteristics and economic factors.

Session Chair: Helene Pepin

Talks:

  • Cold Spray – Helene Pepin
  • DED Additive: An Effective Technology to Restore and Remanufacture an Expanded Range of Metal Legacy Components – Tom Cobbs / Ken Vartanian
  • Integrating AM Into the Manufacturing Floor Alongside Injection Molding – Arun Chowdry
Helene Pepin
Senior Group Manager, Advanced Remanufacturing, ARTC (Singapore)
Tom Cobbs
Lens Product Manager, Optomec
Ken Vartanian
VP of Marketing, Optomec
Arun Chowdry
VP of Technology and Materials, Evolve Additive
12:00
Lunch
13:00
[Track 1.3] Design for Remanufacturing

The key to profitable remanufacturing strategies is an understanding of the properties of products easy to remanufacture. This session will highlight considerations and case studies where remanufacturing requirements were addressed through the design phase so that end-of-life products can be disassembled, cleaned, tested and reassembled with ease and profitability.

Session Chair: Erik Sundin

Talks:

  • Linking Business Models to Design for Remanufacturing – Erik Sundin
Erik Sundin
Associate Professor, Linköping University (Europe)
Michael Haselkorn
Reman Deputy Technical Node Leader, REMADE Institute
Tom Bauer
Ph.D. Candidate, Grenoble Laboratory of Science for Design, Optimization, and Production (France)
13:00
[Track 2.3] Emerging Technologies

Industry 4.0 offers significant opportunities to reduce the cost of remanufacturing through higher levels of connectivity and efficiency. This session will focus on how new twists on old technology increase efficiency, reliability, and digitization of the remanufacturing process.

Session Chair: Michael Thurston

Talks:

  • Industry 4.0 in Reman – Helene Pepin
  • Systems Approach to Facility and Processes – Salvador Corpus
Michael Thurston
Reman Technical Node Leader, REMADE Institute
Helene Pepin
Senior Group Manager, Advanced Remanufacturing, ARTC (Singapore)
Salvador Corpus
Director of Global Manufacturing Engineering and Operations Strategy, Cummins Inc.
13:00
[Track 3.3] Logistics

Reverse logistics and returns management represent a significant opportunity for the industry to improve margins, increase reputation through responsible product management, and gain a competitive edge. This session will help attendees understand the value drivers in a reverse chain strategy and how they embed new approaches into their processes, technology and organization.

Session Chair: Nikos Papaioannou

Talks:

  • Core Management – Vaughn Henson
  • Leveraging Big Data for More Reliable Products and Reduced Warranty Costs – Chris Cloutier
  • Remanufacturing of Autonomous Vehicles – Ron Giuntini
Nikos Papaioannou
Senior Manager, Amazon Renewed
Vaughn Henson
General Manager, SRC Logistics Inc.
Chris Cloutier
Director, Business Development & Sustainability, CoreCentric Solutions
Ron Giuntini
Principal, Giuntini & Co.
14:30
Break
14:45
[Track 1.4] Workforce Development

The remanufacturing industry can only reach its economic potential through strong alignment between industry needs and a skilled workforce. Despite an improving economy and numerous programs, significant labor market challenges persist for both workers and employers. Attendees will learn from some of the leading WFD innovators in the US who are reframing and reimagining workforce development for larger scale solutions and more accountable outcomes for the remanufacturing industry.

Session Chair: Michelle Schlafer

Michelle Schlafer
Chief Operating Officer, REMADE Institute
Matt Hudson
Dean of Technical Education, Ozarks Technical Community College
Bryan Christy
Factory Manager, John Deere Reman
14:45
[Track 2.4] Cleaning

The main purpose of cleaning during the reman process is to facilitate inspection and damage correction. Cleaning can require one or multiple processes including both manual and machine operations. Attendees will learn the latest innovations in aluminum cleaning.

Session Chair: Michael Haselkorn

Talks:

  • Aluminum Components – Closed-Loop Slurry Cleaning, Descaling, and Finishing – Fred Greis
  • Cleaning in Remanufacturing: Reducing Costs with Optimized Processes – Stefan Thäter
  • Aluminum Cleaning / Surface Finishing – Hugh McDaniel / Kim Kontra
Michael Haselkorn
Reman Deputy Technical Node Leader, REMADE Institute
Fred Greis
President and Founder, Wet Technologies, Inc.
Stefan Thäter
Laboratory Manager, University of Bayreuth
Hugh McDaniel
Business Development Manager, Houghton International
Kim Kontra
Chemist II, Surface Finishing, Houghton International
Milton Svetanics III
Sales Manager of Industrial Applications, Blackstone - NEY Ultrasonics
16:15
Closing Remarks
07:30 - 14:00
Tour of Alstom USA

Learn about Alstom’s infrastructure and programs to bring the latest technology to U.S. metro cars, and stop at the the “Grand Canyon of the East,” Letchworth State Park.

Alstom USA: For over 160 years, Alstom USA has provided mobility solutions to both private and public operators across the U.S., including the cities of New York, Chicago, Boston, and Washington, D.C. With global headquarters in France, Alstom USA Inc. develops, manufactures, and services railway systems and equipment such as metros, commuter trains, intercity trains, high speed trains, locomotives, wagons, and subsystems. Alstom operates one of its largest overhaul and modernization facilities in North America just 1 hour south of Rochester.

Letchworth State Park: Hailed as the grand canyon of the East and voted Best State Park in the United States in 2015, this park is one of the most scenically magnificent areas in the eastern U.S. The Genesee River roars through the gorge over three major waterfalls between cliffs–as high as 600 feet in some places–surrounded by lush forests.

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