Capacity: 30 people max, first come first serve. Cost: $30 per person.
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Amazon Distribution Center Bus departs from the hotel at 1:00 PM
Ever wonder how that product in your online shopping cart gets from Amazon to you? Picture this: orange robots balancing towers of goods twirling in what looks like a choreographed dance across shiny concrete floors, miles of conveyor belts and ramps carrying inventory across the building, and shipping labels practically flying onto boxes, blown by puffs of air. On this hour-long tour, you will see each part of the process: inbound products, the stowing process, order picking, quality assurance and order packing.
Capacity: 30 people max, first come first serve. Cost: $20 per person.
NOTE: If you would like to participate in both tours, please email ASEM-HQ@ASEM.org with "ASEM IAC Two Tours" in your subject line.
Workshops Description and Presenters
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Systems Engineering 101 for Engineering Managers
Systems engineering (SE) is the key to achieving reliable, efficient, cost effective products and services in diverse fields such as communications, network systems, software engineering, information systems, manufacturing, command and control, R&D projects, etc. This 75 minute seminar teaches practitioners the art of systems engineering. The seminar will focus on the SE processes and skills required to integrate user needs, manage requirements, conduct technological evaluation and build elaborate system architectures. It is targeted for engineering managers and practitioners who are new to the aspects and process of systems engineering.
Richard (Rick) Grandrino has significant experience in systems engineering through his employment with Lockheed Martin for 32 years. He held various positions as a systems engineer, technical director, program manager and functional manger in areas such as systems integration and test, production/manufacturing, operations analysis and Integrated Logistics. His most recent position, before retirement in 2016, was manager of a maintenance and field service group in advanced logistics operations for Lockheed Martin Global Sustainment Division.
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Contracting 101 for Engineers This presentation should prepare the attendee to understand how a contract or specification may be interpreted by a Judge, which may differ greatly from the understanding of either an engineer or contractor. In addition, we will discuss the general obligations imposed by society on all parties to the project with a view toward the engineer's duty to protect the public health safety and welfare, as well as limiting or mitigating liability.
Fredric L Plotnick, PhD, Esq, PE, is a well-known authority on CPM Planning and Scheduling, and the legal impact thereof. Author of CPM in Construction Management with James J O'Brien and Contracts and the Legal Environment for Engineers & Architects with Joseph T Bockrath, Fred teaches as an adjunct Professor at Drexel and Temple Universities while providing consulting services to contractors, owners and software developers. Dr. Plotnick also has created and hosts the Construction CPM Conference since 2011.
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Engineering Economic Evaluation & Analysis The practice of engineering requires that engineers deal with economic decisions as part of their contribution to society. Engineers who act on behalf of the organization must always be concerned with costs and return on capital to ensure the economic success of their organizations products and/or services and the economic viability of their firm. Good engineering decisions are based on both technical sufficiency to achieve a certain technical result or output, as well as the economic impact of the decision. That is, businesses are interested in the economic efficiency of decisions together with their technical sufficiency. This 75 minute course provides skills for engineers to deal with these problems.
Stephen Smith, Ph.D. has been with the Engineering Management Program at Drexel since 1993, and he has held multiple positions, including Associate Dean, Director, and Professor. As Associate Dean of Online Learning, Smith was responsible for effective administration and growth of online and on-campus graduate engineering programs. He developed and taught the first web-based asynchronous graduate engineering courses in College of Engineering in 1997.
1:00 PM - 3:45 PM Systems Science for Engineering Managers: Theoretical Foundations for Designing Enduring Organizations Part I & II
Systems science offers a unique perspective to enable engineering managers to design and manage their organizations as systems. The advantage of using a systems approach is that it is possible to design organizations capable of enduring variation within the organization and changing conditions in their marketplace. This two-hour seminar will focus on covering foundational concepts for designing enduring organizations: 1) three general scientific systems principles, 2) purposeful human activity design principles, and 3) and application illustration. The workshop is for all engineering managers, regardless of experience level who are interested in learning and/or expanding their systems thinking knowledge in a rigorous way.
Javier Calvo-Amodio, Ph.D., is an associate professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering at Oregon State University (OSU). He has served at ASEM for seven years as the systems engineering track chair. Javier hosted the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) annual meeting at OSU for two years in a row and served as the ISSS liaison to the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). At INCOSE he actively participates at the Systems Science Working Group, he is part of the Systems Engineering Principles Action Team, and is a member of the Theoretical Foundations for Systems Engineering group.
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Creating Innovation within an Organization through Intrapreneurship
How do we integrate the typical characteristics of intrapreneurship into established corporate cultures to promote innovation? Though it may be a creator or inventor, it is always the dreamer who takes hands-on responsibility for creating innovation of any kind within an organization, figuring out how to turn an idea into a profitable reality.
Dr. Carlo Ciliberti, PE earned his PhD in engineering management at Drexel University. He has earned a Master’s Degree in engineering management from Drexel University, a Master’s Degree in electrical engineering from Widener University and a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering from Temple University. Dr. Ciliberti is the Senior Manager of Automation and Engineering at Johnson & Johnson in Ft. Washington, PA; an adjunct Professor at Drexel University; and is a licensed professional engineer. He was formerly a Project Engineer in Lockheed Martin’s Energy Division and has 30 years of industrial experience in pharmaceutical/biotechnology, power, foods and hydrocarbon sectors.