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National Workshop On  Challenges To Innovation In Advanced Manufacturing: Industry Drivers And R&D Needs 

Agenda

 

   

November 3, 2009 – First Day of Workshop

                                                                                                       

Time

Activity(ies)

8:00-8:30 AM

Arrival, registration, name badges, agenda,  assignments, and administrative information

8:30-10:00

Plenary Session – “Setting the Table”

     
  • Welcome – MEL Acting Director Harary recognizes workshop co-sponsors, underscores purpose for workshop
  • Roles of facilitation team and procedures (BLA lead facilitator)
  • Assignments of participants to issue discussions in each of five breakout sessions (BLA lead facilitator)
  • Summaries of white papers on the challenges for five major topic areas
     

10:00-10:15

Short Break

10:15-11:45

Break-out Sessions (lead by BLA  facilitators)

     
  • Introductions
  • Review of the white paper prepared for each session by author – with clarification where necessary
  • Common questions that each session is asked to address
     

12:00-12:45 PM

Lunch (in assigned breakout sessions)

12:45-1:00

Break

1:00-3:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

     

Facilitators pose common questions, thenlead discussion on participant perspectives and ideas on what’s needed to enhance agile and sustainable manufacturing  Seek agreement where possible, noting differing opinions

3:00-3:15

Short break

3:15-4:30

Breakout Sessions (continued)

     
  • 10-minute summary by facilitator of group dialogue, progress on addressing questions posed
  • Develop consensus on answers and ideas for actions participants would like to see undertaken
  • Develop an agreed upon summary of each group’s progress to be delivered back to plenary session.
     

4:30-5:00

Plenary Session

     

Each facilitator (or other representative from each break-out session) gives a five-minute report back to plenary session on answers to questions posed from, his/her group and other ideas and observations they wish to share with the plenary  session

5:00

Break for Evening

6:00-7:30

Reception and Dinner for Attendees

 

November 4, 2009 – Second Day of Workshop

Time

Activity(ies)

8:00-8:30  AM

Arrive  and relaxed discussion

     

Posting  of any changes in schedule, availability of summary from Day One

8:30-9:45

Breakout  Sessions

     
  • Working from results from first day, consider possible issue additions, identify factors that could influence actions (by NIST and others) to address issues – lack of information or capital, lag in research, initiatives by others, etc.
  • Develop first-cut list of priorities among actions to be undertaken
     

9:45-10:00

Break

10:00-11:45

Final  discussions in breakout sessions.   Draw conclusions on answers to questions, actions needed to address  goals of agile and sustainable manufacturing, other factors the groups feel  important to underscore

12:00-1:00  PM

Lunch  – informal discussions in breakout sessions

1:00-1:15

Break

1:00-2:00

Plenary  Session

     

Final  10-minute reports back to full plenary.   Opportunity for final comments on key points made or not made during  the workshop

2:00

Adjourn  Workshop and prepare for tours (optional)

2:15-4:30

Optional  tours of NIST facilities

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