In partnership with US Army Materiel Command (AMC), NCMS is hosting an Industry Day during the AMC Modernization Symposium April 2-4 at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, AL. The symposium will focus on collaboration, knowledge sharing, and best practices for implementing emerging technologies into the AMC Organic Industrial Base (OIB). Attendees will include decision-makers along with maintenance and sustainment subject matter experts from multiple Army depots.
EVENT DETAILS

In partnership with US Army Materiel Command (AMC), NCMS is hosting an Industry Day during the AMC Modernization Symposium April 2-4 in Huntsville, AL. The symposium will focus on collaboration, knowledge sharing, and best practices for implementing emerging technologies into the AMC Organic Industrial Base (OIB). Attendees will include decision-makers along with maintenance and sustainment subject matter experts from multiple Army depots.

The NCMS Industry Day will offer the opportunity to showcase a wide variety of next-generation technologies that could contribute to maintenance solutions for the Army community. Exhibitors are encouraged to give actual demonstrations of their solutions’ capabilities.

Exhibitors will not only gain high visibility for their products and services, but they’ll also learn about opportunities for collaboration among the leading technology experts who serve the Army’s maintenance community.

Monday, April 1, 2024

Half Day Base Access and Set Up

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 – Thursday, April 4, 2024

Full Day

*Times and locations are subject to change.

Agile / Flexible Facilities – world class adaptive manufacturing facilities and capabilities that are scalable and integrate resources for rapid response to the Warfighter; Integration of Physical & Virtual manufacturing processes and technologies enables Agile Production Lines for Weapon System Manufacturing. Agile facilities ensure product flexibility, improved capability to rapidly respond to engineering changes, and improve responses to variabilities of supply chain / quality. Agile Facilities provide capability to produce multiple weapon components on a single production line at a single location for improved quality, reliability, and safety with augmented process control and monitoring at a reduced operational cost. Agile facilities also include flexible, scalable, tailorable maintenance facilities, able to flex to the unique needs of maintenance operations.

Advanced / Smart Warehouse

  • Asset / WIP Tracking
  • Factory Digital Twin
  • Machine sensors / monitoring

Supply Chain Visibility / Tracking

Manufacturing / Maintenance Digital Enterprise Technologies – Ability to create end-to-end visibility across the maintenance activity or depot facility to increase production volume and ensure quality control. Real-time monitoring technologies across processes and manufacturing lines that unlocks the data needed to control costs and improve throughput. Adoption of data driven manufacturing and advanced analytics troubleshoot problems, perform root cause analysis, improve product quality, update repair procedures, and control per-unit costs. The Digital Enterprise is likely augmented with automation software and technology to include the internet of things, cloud –based computing, artificial intelligence, and mixed reality to drive new levels of productivity.

Advanced Manufacturing – enhancing the speed, build envelope, accuracy, finish, resolution of the processes and scaling; Agile Manufacturing, Hybrid Manufacturing Cells, Advanced Robotics, Point of Need Agile Manufacturing Kits, Human-machine interfaces, integrated control systems, artificial intelligence and machine learning coupled with real-time process monitoring to perform predictive maintenance and scheduling, reduce reject rates, improve Performance to Promise (P2P), safety and performance of machine tools and operations. Additionally, technologies could include advanced component scanning capabilities with direct connections to manufacturing sources. Army, Federal, Industry, Academia and International partners are exploring many convergent manufacturing technologies that have direct applications to future U.S. Army / OIB missions. These manufacturing innovations have the potential to revolutionize U.S Army OIB in the mid- and far-term.

Model Based / Digital Twin – With digital twin technologies, planners, engineers, and sustainment experts can make predictions to foresee maintenance issues and improve production and maintenance performance. Digital twins can be used to manage functional assets like manufacturing machinery, including machines, plants, and facilities. With the digital twin component, process management can be greatly simplified via addition of analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), digital planning, and advanced visualization, to include visual engineering analysis and technical manual requirements.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Learning (ML)

    • Quality Inspections
    • Supply Chain Planning
    • Data Analysis / Visualization
    • Shop floor scheduling
    • Security

Industrial and Maintenance Automation – Automation can be defined as an automatic control measure that uses feedback loops (input) from sensors, cameras, encoders, lasers, and probes to control (output) a process, mechanism, or system. Automation is achieved by various means including mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, electronic devices, and computers, usually in combination. The benefit of automation includes labor savings, reducing waste, savings in electricity costs, savings in material costs, and improvements to quality, accuracy, and precision. In the simplest type of an automatic control loop, a controller compares a measured value of a process with a desired set value and processes the resulting error signal to change some input to the process. Opportunities for automation could be robotic, painting, welding, pick and sort for warehousing, and may include tolerance-related manufacturing verification.

Advanced Analytics – is the autonomous or semi-autonomous examination of data or content using sophisticated techniques and tools, typically beyond those of traditional preventive maintenance, process control and business intelligence, to discover deeper insights, make predictions, or generate recommendations. Advanced analytic techniques include those such as data/text mining, machine learning, pattern matching, forecasting, visualization, semantic analysis, network and cluster analysis, multivariate statistics, graph analysis, simulation, and complex event processing.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Learning (ML)

      • Quality Inspections
      • Supply Chain Planning
      • Data Analysis / Visualization
      • Shop floor scheduling
      • Security

Technology, Tools, and Programs that Support Sustainment Workforce Development – talent management programs and activities for building a skilled, dynamic, and well-trained / equipped sustainment workforce base capable of operating in an environment of convergent manufacturing, advance manufacturing, agile/flexible facilities, digital enterprise, model based/digital twin technologies, automation, and advanced analytics or other AoIs / Army / AMC priorities.

      • Advanced Composites NDT / Repair
      • Lithium Battery Maintenance / Repair
      • Augmented / Virtual Reality
      • Virtual Shop Instructions / Training

Workplace / Workforce Health and Safety – technologies that enable safe and sustainable workplace, maintenance, and industrial operations, to include improvements to current technology, chemicals, and related processes that improve health, safety, and environmental concerns.

Cybersecurity

Energy, Environmental & Utility Innovation – technologies that reduce carbon / greenhouse gas emissions / fossil fuel use (e.g., vehicles, facilities, power generation); increase infrastructure resiliency; mitigate single points of failure; provide effective, redundant utility monitoring, control and distribution; maximize utility capacity to meet mission black start requirements and mitigate natural and man-made risks (e.g., generators, microgrids, smart grids) to operations.

Supply Chain Technology / Risk Management Capabilities – technologies and risk management frameworks that provide decision-making displays to inform senior leader supply chain investment and risk management decisions.

      • Supply Chain Risk
      • Supply Chain End to End Visibility

Maintenance and Manufacturing Tools, Technology, and Capabilities – innovative tooling and process technologies that increase production throughput, enable flexible production capabilities, reduce worker safety risks and time burdens, and drive quality outputs.

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2024

Cancellation Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2024

Event Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2024 – Thursday, April 4, 2024

EXHIBITOR INFORMATION
Show US Army Materiel Command how you can solve their maintenance needs.

 

Exhibiting at NCMS Industry Day at AMC Modernization Symposium

Exhibition spaces are limited so reserve yours quickly. Additionally, only one space will be allocated per company.

This will be a great opportunity for the end-users to get hands-on experience with your technology. To provide the most impact, actual demonstrations of capabilities when applicable are highly encouraged.

If you have any questions about being an exhibitor, please contact eventsupport@ncms.org

Exhibiting Details

Exhibit Space: Exhibitor registration includes one 6’ table with two chairs. Due to limited space, only one exhibitor space will be allocated per company.

Wifi Internet Access: Internet access will not be provided by the base. Plan to bring preloaded programs on your device, or on CDs or USBs.

Shipping: Coming Soon.

Electricity: Electricity is available throughout the room, but it is limited. Extension cords and power strips will not be provided. Exhibitors will be responsible for providing their own extension cords. Be sure they are long enough to extend across a room.

Event Security: No security staffing will be provided during the event or after hours for the exhibition area. Be sure to remove valuable items each evening. NCMS shall, under no circumstances, be liable for any lost, stolen, or damaged items

How to get the most out of your participation at an NCMS Technology Showcase

Each exhibitor’s space will be visited by individuals representing Government, Industry, and Academia. Please have a prepared “elevator” description of your technology and how it will benefit maintenance and sustainment efforts. This prepared speech should engage your audience quickly. Be prepared to demonstrate your technology or offer a short presentation on how your technology works. Be sure that you have deliverables that speak to the benefits of your technology, and if possible, create handouts or other marketing collateral.

Actionable Items

      • Make sure your team has an elevator speech. Be prepared to describe your technology solution/service and its benefits in 30 seconds or less.
      • Demo, demo, demo! Demonstrations draw attention at the event.
      • Bring plenty of collateral!
      • Keep your exhibit space staffed. Traffic is unpredictable and intermittent, so plan to have a representative at your table during all show hours.
      • Refrain from packing up or leaving before the event ends. An empty tabletop reflects poorly upon your company/organization.
      • Online Directory: As a part of exhibitor registration, you are required to submit company and technical abstracts. To make a lasting impact, be sure to complete this package by submitting your logo and quad chart to eventsupport@ncms.org.

Exhibitor Directory coming soon.

Base Access

If guests already have access to the installation because they are military members, retired military members, CAC holders, etc., no further actions are required. If guest does not have access they will be required to submit First Name, Last Names, Driver’s License Number and State license is issued. This information must be submitted by 3/1/24 to obtain base access. Additional details and instructions will be sent after registration.

AREA INFO & LODGING

The Summit at Redstone

130 Golf Course Rd.
Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, AL 35808

Embassy Suites by Hilton Huntsville Hotel and Spa
800 Monroe Street, Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 539-7373
 Room block rate expires Monday, March 11, 2024 

Please note: Below Hotels do not have room blocks being held for this event.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Huntsville Redstone Gateway
1700 Redstone Gateway SW, Huntsville, AL 35808
(256) 480-0890

The Westin Huntsville
6800 Governors W, Huntsville, AL 35086
(256) 428-2000

Hampton Inn & Suites Huntsville/Research Park
7010 Cabela Dr, Huntsville, AL 35806
(256) 971-1850

REGISTER NOW

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 3/1/24

Exhibitor Registration must be completed prior to adding any Exhibitor Support staff. 

Exhibitor Tickets

All NCMS Industry Day at AMC Modernization Symposium Exhibitor ticket includes:

      • 1 exhibitor display space
      • 1 staff admission
        • If additional exhibition staff is needed, those individuals should register as event support.

Exhibitor (Deadline 3/1/24): $250

NO EXTENSIONS WILL BE GRANTED

 

Best Practices for Submission of Exhibitor Materials

NCMS will provide attendees with both a print and online Exhibitor Directory that delivers a striking showcase for our exhibitors’ technology solutions. To make the best possible use of the print and online space, we ask that participating exhibitors provide us with the information needed for a company profile and a technology solution-based quad chart. Rather than requesting a pre-built quad chart, we ask exhibitors to complete a series of text blocks and submit a high-quality graphic for the quad chart and a high-quality logo for the profile. That material will be used to create a highly readable profile with quad chart. To make these user-friendly, we will limit the amount of text for each section.

Click here to view a sample print Exhibitor Directory profile page.

Additional best practices:

Company Abstract: (Max-250 words) Provide an overview of the products and/or services your organization provides, as well as your primary customer base.

Featured Technology: What is the name of the technology you want to feature?

Technology Short Description: (Max-150 words) Focus on the significant features and if available, provide data on where it has been successfully used. Try to refrain from repeating information that will appear in the quad chart.

Problem Statement: (Max-80 words) Highlight the challenges your technology solution has been designed to address. Short, bulleted statements tend to work best here.

Technology Solution Statement: (Max-80 words) Describe how your product or service solves the items listed in your problem statement.

Benefits Statement: (Max-80 words) Data-informed benefits in short, bulleted statements work best here.

Graphic and Logo: If you have a photo, diagram, or data table that belongs in your quad chart, please ensure it has been saved as a high-resolution image (300 dpi or better). We also request that you submit a high-resolution company logo. These files should be emailed by 3/1/24, to eventsupport@ncms.org

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be emailed to eventsupport@ncms.org by 3/1/24 to ensure a full refund.  No refund will be given after 3/1/24.

NCMS reserves the right to cancel any registration and deny access to this event as deemed warranted.

Exhibitor Registration

Tickets

$250.00

Registration Information

Yes
No

Use new company abstract (added below).
Use previously provided company abstract.

Use new Technology Description (Added Below)
Use Existing Technology Description

No
Yes

Booking Summary

1
x AMC - Exhibitor
$250.00
Total Price
$250.00

Organizations must have an existing Exhibitor Registration completed prior to adding additional staff as exhibitor support.  If you do not have an existing exhibitor registration, please click here.

Exhibitor Support Tickets

All NCMS Industry Day at AMC Modernization Symposium Exhibitor Support tickets includes:

      • 1 staff admission
        • Organizations must purchase an Exhibitor ticket prior to adding any additional Exhibitor Support staff.

Exhibitor Support (Deadline 3/1/24): $250

NO EXTENSIONS WILL BE GRANTED

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be emailed to eventsupport@ncms.org by 3/1/24 to ensure a full refund.  No refund will be given after 3/1/24.

NCMS reserves the right to cancel any registration and deny access to this event as deemed warranted.

Registration Form

Tickets

$250.00

Registration Information

Yes
No

Booking Summary

1
x AMC - Support
$250.00
Total Price
$250.00

Government Attendee Ticket

Government Attendee (Deadline 3/1/24. NO EXTENSIONS WILL BE GRANTED.): $0

Individuals with an active, NON-CTR, .mil or .gov email address. Government contractors are not eligible for this ticket type.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be emailed to eventsupport@ncms.org by 3/1/24 to ensure a full refund.  No refund will be given after 3/1/24.

We reserve the right to cancel any registration and deny access to this event as deemed warranted by NCMS.

Registration Form

Tickets

Registration Information

Yes
No

Booking Summary

1
x AMC - Gov
$0.00
Total Price
$0.00