Manufacturing leadership council presents:

Plant Tour & Executive Roundtable

Theme: Augmented Reality

April 4-5, 2017

Jackson, MN

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AGCO plant tour details

Founded in 1990, $7 billion AGCO Corp. makes enormous agricultural machines that you have to see to believe. Their "connected farm" solutions are even bigger.

Join the Manufacturing Leadership Council at the AGCO factory and Intivity Center in Jackson, MN, for an exclusive opportunity for a behind-the-scenes look at how some of the most advanced agricultural equipment is made by a company with a long-standing commitment to farmer-focused innovation.

The MN facility is one of the most modern vehicle manufacturing assembly factories in the US and a site where some of the key technologies underpinning Manufacturing 4.0, the next wave of industrial progress, are being used. The tour will include an exploration of how AGCO is employing Google Glass, Virtual Reality, Robotics, RFID, and Automated Guided Vehicle technologies.

Attend this plant tour, which will be followed by an executive roundtable discussion on Transformative Technologies, and walk away with actionable insights, including:

  • How enterprise wearable technologies can transform productivity on the factory floor
  • How a custom augmented reality app visualizes the farm of the future, connecting a fleet of equipment over thousands of acres
  • How RFID and GPS-enabled Fleet management enable the smart farm of the future
  • How to build a business case to build future-focused initiatives
  • How to be successful with disruptive technology

Hosted By

Ron CastroPeggy Gulick
Director, Business Process Improvement,
AGCO Corporation,
and a Member of the Manufacturing
Leadership Council

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AGCO's Jackson, Minnesota manufacturing team has incorporated Google Glass to audit finished product before it is shipped to dealers for consumer purchase. Wearable technology allows the Quality team to thoroughly inspect tractors while improving standards in safety, checklist documentation, issue trending and throughput. Although Glass still feels as futuristic of a technology as flying cars, AGCO has embraced the elaborate electronic devices, making use of voice activated commands and eye winks as daily tools. In addition to the efficiency that voice and eye motion bring to the process, the simple fact that the quality technicians are no longer carrying devices, allowing for hands free inspection and focus on safety has increased throughput, safety records and checkpoint reliability.

Join this exclusive plant tour for an in-person look at this innovative technology and more.

Agenda at a glance

April 4, 2017

Networking Dinner

April 5, 2017

Registration & Breakfast
Travel to AGCO
8:45am to 9:30am
Introductions & Executive Welcome
9:30am to 11:30am
12:00pm to 1:00pm
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Panel & Roundtable Discussion



International airports
143 miles: Rochester, MN (RST / KRST) Rochester International Airport
180 miles: Minneapolis, MN (MSP / KMSP) Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport
Domestic airports
92 miles: Sioux Falls, SD (FSD / KFSD) Sioux Falls Regional Airport
138 miles: Sioux City, IA (SUX / KSUX) Sioux Gateway Airport
Local airports
5 miles: Jackson, MN (MJQ / KMJQ) Jackson Municipal Airport
23 miles: Windom, MN (MWM / KMWM) Windom Municipal Airport
34 miles: Worthington, MN (OTG / KOTG) Worthington Municipal Airport
39 miles: Fairmont, MN (FRM / KFRM) Fairmont Municipal Airport
48 miles: Spencer, IA (SPW / KSPW) Spencer Municipal Airport

Where to Stay:

Our group will be staying at the Holiday Inn Fairmont in Fairmont, MN. To make your reservations, please call 507-238-4771 and ask for the "AGCO Plant Tour".

The discounted room rate is $129. Please book by Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in order to secure this rate.

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