Appendix A

Agenda
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Strengthening American Manufacturing: The Role of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership

November 14, 2011

500 5th Street, NW
The National Academies Keck Center
Room 100
Washington, DC

9:00AM   Welcome
Charles Wessner, The National Academies
 
9:15AM   The National Academies Evaluation of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Philip Shapira, University of Manchester and Georgia Institute of Technologym
 
9:30AM   Revitalizing American Manufacturing
Sridhar Kota, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
 
10:00AM   Panel I: Introduction to the Manufacturing Extension Partnership: System Development and Strategic Orientation
Moderator: Ginger Lew, Three Oaks Investmentsm
 
    The MEP in the Innovation Chain
Roger Kilmer, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, National Institute of Standards and Technology

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1m indicates Member, National Academies Committee on 21st Century Manufacturing: The Role of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership.



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Appendix A Agenda1 Strengthening American Manufacturing: The Role of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership November 14, 2011 500 5th Street, NW The National Academies Keck Center Room 100 Washington, DC 9:00AM Welcome Charles Wessner, The National Academies 9:15AM The National Academies Evaluation of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership Philip Shapira, University of Manchester and Georgia Institute of Technology m 9:30AM Revitalizing American Manufacturing Sridhar Kota, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy 10:00AM Panel I: Introduction to the Manufacturing Extension Partnership: System Development and Strategic Orientation Moderator: Ginger Lew, Three Oaks Investmentsm The MEP in the Innovation Chain Roger Kilmer, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, National Institute of Standards and Technology 1 m indicates Member, National Academies Committee on 21st Century Manufacturing: The Role of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership. 123

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124 STRENGTHENING AMERICAN MANUFACTURING Repositioning the MEP System to Meet the Global Manufacturing Challenge Mark Rice, Maritime Applied Physics Corporation and MEP Advisory Board 11:00AM Coffee Break 11:15AM Panel II: A Differentiated Program: New Center Initiatives Moderator: Edward Breiner, Schramm Inc.m James Watson, California Manufacturing Technology Consulting Petra Mitchell, The Catalyst Connection Robert H. Kill, Enterprise Minnesota Beth Colbert, Ohio Department of Development Discussant: Luis Proenza, University of Akronm 12:30PM Lunch 1:30PM Panel III: Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and High-value Manufacturing Moderator: Jamieson Brown, Subcommittee on Science and Innovation, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology The Manufacturing Imperative Gregory Tassey, Economics Analysis Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology The DVIRC Perspective on the Supply Chain Joseph J. Houldin, Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center Building a Competitive Manufacturing Sector: How MEP Could Help Susan Helper, Case Western Reserve Universitym The Magnet Story: From Lean Manufacturing to Partnerships for Innovation James Griffith, MAGNET and Timken Companym 2:45PM Coffee Break

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APPENDIX A 125 3:00PM Panel IV: Measuring Success—Assessment and the Demands of the New Strategy Moderator: Deborah Nightingale, Massachusetts Institute of Technologym The MEP Assessment Mechanisms Gary Yakimov, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, National Institute of Standards and Technology Evaluating MEP Evaluation Daniel Luria, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center Discussant: Robin Gaster, The National Academies 4:00PM The MEP Challenge: Group Discussion on the Industrial, Policy, and Operational Challenges Facing the MEP Chair: Philip Shapira, University of Manchester and Georgia Institute of Technology m Rob James, National Research Council, Canadam James Griffith, MAGNET and Timken Company m Luis Proenza, University of Akronm Phillip Singerman, National Institute of Standards and Technology 5:00PM Adjourn