Manufacturing Advantage

One day makes all the difference. Join us October 8, 2019.
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One day makes all the difference for Wisconsin manufacturers like you.

UW-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center invites you to join us at Manufacturing Advantage Conference 2018 where you'll access insights from industry pros, see cutting-edge technology, get connected with peers, and find actionable takeaways to integrate at your manufacturing operation.

Join the discussion.

Impacts of Global Giants on WI Manufacturing
What will it take for Wisconsin manufacturers to fit into the supply chain for companies like Foxconn? Find out now to position your company for success.

Connections for Today's Workforce
Linking industry with today's students. Join the discussion on what both groups are looking for, what makes a good employee, what attracts students to your organization, and much more.

2018 Schedule




Developing Smart Automation Strategy


Industry 4.0


Training Within Industry (TWI) + Kata


Maximizing Technology to Aid in Recruitment




CONTINUED...Training Within Industry (TWI) + Kata


Lunch, Speaker, Networking + Tech Showcase

Speaker: Patricia Toth from the Computer Security Division at National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) will speak on the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity


Impacts of Global Giants on WI Manufacturing. Special invited guest: Foxconn


Student + Industry Discussion: Linking Industry with Today's Students


Continuing the Conversation:

  • Talk with students and Career Services about available opportunities
  • Supply Chain Marketplace discussion
  • Tech Showcase exhibits

Thank you Sponsors!


Attendee Registration

Fee includes refreshments, lunch, workshop materials and on-site project mentoring.

Early Bird Registration

$180.00 /person

Standard Registration 

After September 1, 2019

$220.00 /person

STOUT Faculty/Staff Registration

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$10.00 /person

Student Registration

(indicate major & university in additional comments)


STOUT Alumni Registration

(indicate major & year graduated in additional comments)  

$125.00 /person 

Walk-in Registration

$250.00 /person

Attendee Cancellation

A full refund less a $30.00 processing fee will be granted upon written notification received on or before October 1, 2019. No refunds will be granted after this time. 
Substitutions may be made prior to the start of the program.


Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.  For arrangements please notify Professional Education Programs and Services,

"Enjoyed the conference again this year. MOC has a good grip on what manufacturing needs."
Anonymous Past Participant