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Manufacturing a Smarter Future Panel Discussion

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Join InSource Solutions President and Panelist, Ann Croom in the discussion.

As a manufacturer in 2018, what are the steps one must take to achieve operational excellence and drive innovation?

Industry wide, change is expected and inevitable. The speed of technological change is changing … rapidly. How do manufacturers prioritize and select investments in enterprise solutions? In today’s market – increased quality controls and operational excellence is an end result, and a favorable one at that. Innovative strategies lead to a more agile production environment providing flexibility, cost-effectiveness, return on investment, and productivity optimization.

As the manufacturing revolution moves from the exciting idea stage to demanding execution efforts in the real world, the readiness to embrace change and dig in to pilot projects will be key to early success. The earlier you begin the conversation, and ultimately execution, the more prepared you’ll be in 2018 and years to follow. So where does a manufacturer begin to define a technology road map?

For years every other seminar or publication has discussed Industry 4.0, big data, or the Internet of Things. These terms are being thrown around and almost always with a lack of clear examples of how it is being utilized. It is time to hear about practical application of these innovations in action.

SC&H Group and Merritt Properties have manufactured a panel of industry peers who have implemented transformative technology into their operations, are new technology adaptors, or are in the early stages of determining how they can make strides to move away from legacy systems and join the ranks of their competition.

Join us to hear how our panelists are manufacturing a smarter future through sharing stories of their innovation in action.


Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2018 (rescheduled from March 7)


  • 8:00 am – 8:30 am – Breakfast & Registration
  • 8:30 am – 9:30 am – Panel Discussion

Location: Mt. Washington Dye Mill House


  • Moderator
    • Rhonda Pringle, Baltimore Business Journal
  • Panelists
    • Mick Arnold, Arnold Packaging
    • Brian Hensley, Tic Gums
    • Ann Croom, InSource Solutions
    • Mike Castaldi, Independent Can Company

Event Date: March 27, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM