Innovate 2017 Quality


Tuesday Sept. 12, 2017  |  Hilton Garden Inn Downtown  |  Cleveland, Ohio

Innovate 2017 is a manufacturing technology conference that is hosted by e2b teknologies, parent company of e2b calibration. The event will feature over 40 sessions covering a wide variety of manufacturing and technology topics. Unique tracks were created to represent common themes. Many manufacturers acknowledge that quality and process efficiency are competitive advantages. The Innovate 2017 Quality & Continuous Improvement track includes sessions that cover ISO compliance, asset management, LEAN manufacturing strategies, RFID technologies, and more. Two of the sessions will be hosted by MAGNET, the Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network.  Attendees will also be able to ask quality and calibration questions to the e2b calibration team.

All registered attendees receive a classic baseball game picnic in the Terrace Club at Progressive Field and lower section ticket for the 2016 American League Champion Cleveland Indians against the Detroit Tigers Tuesday night.

Innovate 2017 Quality & Continuous Improvement Schedule

Start Session


7:15 AM Registration & Breakfast
8:00 AM Welcome Keynote
8:30 AM Quality Management: Testing, ISO Compliance, PPAP/APQP, Corrective Actions, and more IQS
8:30 AM Shipment Technology for Today’s Parcel and LTL Carrier Requirements V-Technologies
9:25 AM Best Practices & Tips for Quality Compliance, ISO Accreditation, Six Sigma, and more MAGNET
9:25 AM Gain New Insights with Solver BI360 Data Warehousing, Reporting, and Dashboards Solver
10:15 AM Coffee Break & Exhibit Hours
10:45 AM Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0: IoT, Robotics, 3D printing, and Drone effect on Supply Chain Skoda Minotti
10:45 AM Interactive Voice Response with ERP: Self Service Order Status and Logistics Information e2b teknologies
12:00 PM Buffet Lunch & Exhibit Hours
2:20 PM Automated PO Requisitions & Request for Quote (RFQ) for Inventoried & Non-Inventoried Items eRequester
2:20 PM Asset Management Technologies for Asset Tracking, Tool Cribs, Mobile Assets, Calibration, Preventative Maintenance, & Depreciation e2b calibration
2:20 PM Lean Strategies for Innovative Manufacturers: JIT, SMED, Kanban, Kaizen, and Waste Reduction MAGNET
2:20 PM Paperless Document Management Strategies, Options, and Benefits for Everyone Altec
3:10 PM Snack Break & Exhibit Hours
3:40 PM How to Use RFID to Automate ERP Transactions for Labor Entry and Asset Tracking Molded Fiberglass
4:35 PM Warehouse Management and Manufacturing Automation Best Practices: Barcoding, Mobile, and RFID Technologies Scanco
4:35 PM CAD Integration Strategies for ERP e2b teknologies
5:25 PM Cocktail Reception
7:00 PM Cleveland Indians Game & Picnic


Local Innovate 2017 Quality & CI track attendees may drive to the event location at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Cleveland 1100 Carnegie Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115. The location is easily accessible from Route 90 Exit 173A (from Pennsylvania and points East) or Exit 172A (from Michigan and points West or Columbus and points South). Two airports serve the area – Cleveland Hopkins airport (13 miles) and Canton-Akron airport (50 miles). Rental car facilities are available at either airport. Taxi services are plentiful at the airport to downtown Cleveland for approximately $35 one-way and Uber is another popular option for some travelers.
Secure off-street parking is available behind the hotel for $12/night (normally $18/day). Attendees who do not stay at the hotel will be charged a flat $18 fee for all-day parking. Alternative parking is available in close proximity to the hotel.


Out of town guests should plan to arrive Monday, September 11, 2017 due to the early 7:30 AM start on Tuesday. Innovate 2017 Quality & CI track attendees should plan for lodging Tuesday, September 12, 2017 if they plan to attend the Cleveland Indians baseball game and picnic which is expected to end around 11 PM. At the end of the Innovate 2017 Quality & CI track registration, an option will appear to book a room at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Cleveland. A promotional code will be provided to secure the discounted room rate of $149 per night (plus tax and fees). If you choose to call and make your reservation at 1 (216) 658-6400, make sure to mention e2b teknologies to ensure you get the special room rate.


A free continental breakfast will be provided to all attendees and sponsors Tuesday morning from 7:30 to 8:00 AM. Gourmet coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided during the morning break from 10:10 to 10:40 AM. A buffet lunch is offered from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. An afternoon break from 3:10 to 3:40 PM will include a special Soda Fountain with ice cream floats and frozen desserts. A complimentary cocktail hour will include alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, and a selection of appetizers. A picnic is provided with the baseball game following the event.

The hotel also offers room service and dining in the restaurant and bar areas. Cleveland boasts many award winning restaurants. Check out several here.

Couldn’t make it to Innovate? Find out more about the conference here: Innovate 2017 Quality & CI Track Review

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