For the past 18 years, Salesforce and its partner ecosystem have helped customers transform sales, marketing, and service operations - empowering them to connect with their customers in a whole new way. The transformation for manufacturers doesn’t have to stop there.

Join your industry peers at the 2017 Salesforce Manufacturing Summit. Learn about the latest trends from manufacturing industry executives, and discover how they are using cloud solutions built on the Salesforce platform to drive operational transformation and manage mission-critical business processes including:

  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • ERP, Enterprise Financials, and Human Resources
  • Enterprise Information Management
  • Transportation Management
  • Warranty Management
  • Field Service Management
  • B2B eCommerce

Salesforce and our partner sponsors hope you enjoyed attending the Salesforce Manufacturing Summit on June 14th in Chicago. If you missed it, we hope to see you next year!

Our team along with our speakers had an amazing time leading the interactive sessions and panel discussions on the trends shaping the future of your industry and how companies are transforming their back office with Salesforce to keep a competitive edge. 

Visit the following link for Summit presentations and collateral from Salesforce & our partner sponsors: Salesforce Manufacturing Summit: Salesforce & Partner Sponsor Assets

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Charlie Merrow
CEO, Merrow Sewing Machine Company

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Ali Moshfeghian COO, Xtreme Lashes View Bio >

Ali Moshfeghian
COO, Xtreme Lashes

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Lisa Schosker Warranty Director, AGCO Corporation View Bio >

Lisa Schosker
Warranty Director, AGCO Corporation

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Bruce Richardson Chief Enterprise Strategist, Salesforce View Bio >

Bruce Richardson
Chief Enterprise Strategist, Salesforce

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Achyut Jajoo Global Industry Leader, Manufacturing, Automotive, and Energy, Salesforce View Bio >

Achyut Jajoo
Global Industry Leader, Manufacturing, Automotive, and Energy, Salesforce

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Jeffrey Hammond Vice President & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, Inc. View Bio >

Jeffrey Hammond
Vice President & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, Inc.

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Stuart Kiely VP Digital Strategy, Matouk View Bio >

Stuart Kiely
VP Digital Strategy, Matouk

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Kevin Hodges U.S. – Commercial Wheat Operations Lead, Monsanto View Bio >

Kevin Hodges
U.S. – Commercial Wheat Operations Lead, Monsanto

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Agenda

 

Event Location:
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
Chicago, IL 60616

Untitled Document
12:00 Registration Opens
1:00 The Transformation of Manufacturing: Bruce Richardson, Chief Strategist, Salesforce
1:30 Embracing the Cloud: Best Practices for Manufacturers; Jeffrey Hammond, Vice President & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, Inc.
2:15 The Age of the Customer in Manufacturing: Achyut Jajoo, Global Industry Lead – Manufacturing, Automotive, Energy, Salesforce
2:45 Break
3:00 Unshackling Innovation in a 180-Year-Old Company: Charlie Merrow, CEO, Merrow Sewing Machine Company
3:45 Customer Panel: My Digital Transformation Story
  • Bruce Richardson (Moderator), Chief Strategist, Salesforce
  • Kevin Hodges, Wheat Business Operations Head, Monsanto Company
  • Lisa Schosker, Director of Global Warranty Administration, AGCO Corporation
  • Ali Moshfeghian, COO, Xtreme Lashes
  • Stuart Kiely, VP Digital Strategy, Matouk
4:30 Networking Reception & Partner Demos: Accounting Seed, CloudCraze, Fujitsu Glovia, Kenandy, Ascent ERP, Propel, Revenova, Rootstock, Tavant, & Salesforce Field Service Lightning
 

Sessions

The Transformation of Manufacturing Manufacturers are in the midst of a truly tectonic shift.  Production automation, robotics, 3-D printing, and generative design software are creating a wealth of new products, along with higher standards for efficiency.  The Internet of Things, ubiquitous connectivity, and cloud computing promise to drive manufacturers from a product-centric model to a service-centric model.  Buyers, who are more connected than ever, expect more from the products they buy, and are demand engaging ways to buy them.  Bruce Richardson will share his perspective on where manufacturing is today, and where it is heading. Speaker: Bruce Richardson, Chief Strategist, Salesforce

The Transformation of Manufacturing

Manufacturers are in the midst of a truly tectonic shift.  Production automation, robotics, 3-D printing, and generative design software are creating a wealth of new products, along with higher standards for efficiency.  The Internet of Things, ubiquitous connectivity, and cloud computing promise to drive manufacturers from a product-centric model to a service-centric model.  Buyers, who are more connected than ever, expect more from the products they buy, and are demand engaging ways to buy them.  Bruce Richardson will share his perspective on where manufacturing is today, and where it is heading.

Speaker: Bruce Richardson, Chief Strategist, Salesforce

Embracing the Cloud: Best Practices for Manufacturers The disruptive forces of the digital age are changing how manufacturing firms engage customers, generate revenue, manage employees, and deliver high-quality products and services, driving manufacturers to move costly and cumbersome on-premises software to cloud models that are more user-friendly, agile, and easier to scale. This session will review Forrester’s latest research on how manufacturing firms are shifting their implementation strategies to favor cloud solutions, the best practices they are using to move forward, the increasing importance of end-to-end integration based on modern application platform technologies, and the changes Forrester expects to see in cloud based solutions in the future. Speaker: Jeffrey Hammond, Vice President & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, Inc.

Embracing the Cloud: Best Practices for Manufacturers

The disruptive forces of the digital age are changing how manufacturing firms engage customers, generate revenue, manage employees, and deliver high-quality products and services, driving manufacturers to move costly and cumbersome on-premises software to cloud models that are more user-friendly, agile, and easier to scale. This session will review Forrester’s latest research on how manufacturing firms are shifting their implementation strategies to favor cloud solutions, the best practices they are using to move forward, the increasing importance of end-to-end integration based on modern application platform technologies, and the changes Forrester expects to see in cloud based solutions in the future.

Speaker: Jeffrey Hammond, Vice President & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, Inc.

The Age of the Customer in Manufacturing Manufacturers today are experiencing cost pressures from abroad and need to move quickly to keep up with nimble competitors. In order to succeed, manufacturers need the right systems in place to grow sales and deliver faster, more personalized service to their customers - technology that propels them forward, rather than holds them back. Synergy between the front- and back-office applications is imperative.  Learn how Salesforce helps manufacturers to move faster with real-time collaboration, save time by automating business processes, and drive down drive down operational costs Speaker: Achyut Jajoo, Global Industry Lead – Manufacturing, Automotive, Energy, Salesforce

The Age of the Customer in Manufacturing

Manufacturers today are experiencing cost pressures from abroad and need to move quickly to keep up with nimble competitors. In order to succeed, manufacturers need the right systems in place to grow sales and deliver faster, more personalized service to their customers - technology that propels them forward, rather than holds them back. Synergy between the front- and back-office applications is imperative.  Learn how Salesforce helps manufacturers to move faster with real-time collaboration, save time by automating business processes, and drive down drive down operational costs

Speaker: Achyut Jajoo, Global Industry Lead – Manufacturing, Automotive, Energy, Salesforce

Unshackling Innovation in a 180-Year-Old Company Merrow is a 180+year-old sewing machine manufacturer that became a startup incubator. They didn’t even realize how constrained they were with their old legacy systems until they had the freedom to innovate with the Salesforce platform.  Armed with a holistic view of its business data and visibility into its entire supply chain, Merrow was able to adapt and innovate quickly and effectively with the flexibility and nimbleness of a startup, developing new product lines, expanding into new regions and doubling revenues. Speaker: Charlie Merrow, CEO, Merrow Sewing Machine Company  

Unshackling Innovation in a 180-Year-Old Company

Merrow is a 180+year-old sewing machine manufacturer that became a startup incubator. They didn’t even realize how constrained they were with their old legacy systems until they had the freedom to innovate with the Salesforce platform.  Armed with a holistic view of its business data and visibility into its entire supply chain, Merrow was able to adapt and innovate quickly and effectively with the flexibility and nimbleness of a startup, developing new product lines, expanding into new regions and doubling revenues.

Speaker: Charlie Merrow, CEO, Merrow Sewing Machine Company

 

Customer Panel: “My Digital Transformation Story” Members of our manufacturing customer panel will share their stories of business transformation, taking advantage of a new breed of enterprise cloud software built natively on the Salesforce AppCloud platform.   Leveraging these solutions, our panelists have improved their customer’s experiences, connected their back office with the front office, and attained new levels of agility, collaboration and performance. Moderator: Bruce Richardson, Chief Strategist, Salesforce

Customer Panel: “My Digital Transformation Story”

Members of our manufacturing customer panel will share their stories of business transformation, taking advantage of a new breed of enterprise cloud software built natively on the Salesforce AppCloud platform.   Leveraging these solutions, our panelists have improved their customer’s experiences, connected their back office with the front office, and attained new levels of agility, collaboration and performance.

Moderator: Bruce Richardson, Chief Strategist, Salesforce

Networking Reception and Partner Demos Relax and connect with your fellow attendees during our networking reception, and please, take time to engage with our partners to view their latest solutions on the Salesforce platform including Finance and Accounting, eCommerce, ERP/Inventory/Production Management, Product Lifecycle Management, Transportation Management, Warranty Management, and Field Service.

Networking Reception and Partner Demos

Relax and connect with your fellow attendees during our networking reception, and please, take time to engage with our partners to view their latest solutions on the Salesforce platform including Finance and Accounting, eCommerce, ERP/Inventory/Production Management, Product Lifecycle Management, Transportation Management, Warranty Management, and Field Service.

Propel provides cloud Product Lifecycle Management software for the Participation Economy, helping manufacturers bring their customers closer to their products. Built on Salesforce, Propel helps everyone participate in every part of the product lifecycle, from capturing needs to updating products to resolving field issues.

Propel provides cloud Product Lifecycle Management software for the Participation Economy, helping manufacturers bring their customers closer to their products. Built on Salesforce, Propel helps everyone participate in every part of the product lifecycle, from capturing needs to updating products to resolving field issues.

Tavant is a products and services company recognized globally for its specialization in building customized product experiences and innovative services.

Tavant is a products and services company recognized globally for its specialization in building customized product experiences and innovative services.

Kenandy's Cloud ERP on Salesforce empowers business innovation. Kenandy has redefined enterprise resource planning by allowing customers to map their ERP to their existing business processes. Kenandy is dedicated to giving companies the freedom to innovate products, services, operations and relationships with a Cloud ERP that is flexible and ready for growth. With Kenandy, the back office and the front office now becomes one office by unifying sales opportunities, quotes, sales orders, work orders, purchase orders, shipments, and financials under one seamless application. Now you can, with Kenandy.

Kenandy's Cloud ERP on Salesforce empowers business innovation. Kenandy has redefined enterprise resource planning by allowing customers to map their ERP to their existing business processes. Kenandy is dedicated to giving companies the freedom to innovate products, services, operations and relationships with a Cloud ERP that is flexible and ready for growth. With Kenandy, the back office and the front office now becomes one office by unifying sales opportunities, quotes, sales orders, work orders, purchase orders, shipments, and financials under one seamless application. Now you can, with Kenandy.

 
Rootstock Software® is a proven provider of powerful and nimble manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions built and deployed on the Salesforce Platform. With an established base of installed and implemented customers, Rootstock offers a better and more reliable way to plan and execute required activities, deliver essential information to all parts of the organization, and improve timely and informed business decision making.

Rootstock Software® is a proven provider of powerful and nimble manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions built and deployed on the Salesforce Platform. With an established base of installed and implemented customers, Rootstock offers a better and more reliable way to plan and execute required activities, deliver essential information to all parts of the organization, and improve timely and informed business decision making.

GLOVIA OM is a top rated cloud-based order management and fulfilment solution with an expertise in manufacturing. Based on over 30 years of ERP experience, GLOVIA OM is quick to deploy, easy to modify and seamlessly integrates with Salesforce to enable you to shorten sales cycles and increase productivity, anytime, anywhere and on any device. GLOVIA OM is 100% native and seamlessly integrated with the Salesforce Platform.

GLOVIA OM is a top rated cloud-based order management and fulfilment solution with an expertise in manufacturing. Based on over 30 years of ERP experience, GLOVIA OM is quick to deploy, easy to modify and seamlessly integrates with Salesforce to enable you to shorten sales cycles and increase productivity, anytime, anywhere and on any device. GLOVIA OM is 100% native and seamlessly integrated with the Salesforce Platform.

AscentERP is an application to manage both your front and back office in real time! Some of AscentERP's most useful features are Sales Order and Purchase Order Management, Inventory Control, Assembly Operations, Master Planning & Rental Management.                                                                             AscentERP created by second generation manufacturing and distribution business owners to improve their own inefficiencies - Deep business process cultural core competency.

AscentERP is an application to manage both your front and back office in real time!

Some of AscentERP's most useful features are Sales Order and Purchase Order Management, Inventory Control, Assembly Operations, Master Planning & Rental Management.                                                                            
AscentERP created by second generation manufacturing and distribution business owners to improve their own inefficiencies - Deep business process cultural core competency.

 
CloudCraze delivers robust B2B commerce native on Salesforce. With the power of Salesforce and agility of the cloud, CloudCraze allows businesses to generate online revenue fast, easily scale and stay 100% connected to customers. CloudCraze powers commerce for Coca-Cola, Avid, AB InBev, Barry-Callebaut, Ecolab, GE, L’Oreal, Kellogg’s, WABCO and more.

CloudCraze delivers robust B2B commerce native on Salesforce. With the power of Salesforce and agility of the cloud, CloudCraze allows businesses to generate online revenue fast, easily scale and stay 100% connected to customers. CloudCraze powers commerce for Coca-Cola, Avid, AB InBev, Barry-Callebaut, Ecolab, GE, L’Oreal, Kellogg’s, WABCO and more.

Revenova is a cloud application development company focused on CRM-powered transportation management solutions for shippers, brokers and third-party logistics (3PL) companies. Revenova TMS helps companies more effectively manage freight moving by truck, train, ship or plane by providing real-time collaboration and workflow between customer, carriers and co-workers.

Revenova is a cloud application development company focused on CRM-powered transportation management solutions for shippers, brokers and third-party logistics (3PL) companies. Revenova TMS helps companies more effectively manage freight moving by truck, train, ship or plane by providing real-time collaboration and workflow between customer, carriers and co-workers.

Accounting Seed is a 100% Native Accounting and Order Management application built from the ground up exclusively for the Salesforce platform. Our goal is to allow customers to build world-class business management solutions on the Force.com platform with a reliable and affordable accounting, order, and inventory management package seamlessly integrated.

Accounting Seed is a 100% Native Accounting and Order Management application built from the ground up exclusively for the Salesforce platform. Our goal is to allow customers to build world-class business management solutions on the Force.com platform with a reliable and affordable accounting, order, and inventory management package seamlessly integrated.

 
Leading companies provide a customer experience that turns customers into loyalists — but to deliver, they need a 360-degree view of each customer. Salesforce Service Cloud, and Field Service Lighting improves your mobile service operations and deliver faster, smarter, more personalized service from the phone to the field on one platform.

Leading companies provide a customer experience that turns customers into loyalists — but to deliver, they need a 360-degree view of each customer. Salesforce Service Cloud, and Field Service Lighting improves your mobile service operations and deliver faster, smarter, more personalized service from the phone to the field on one platform.