LNS Research 2024 Pathfinder Executive Roundtable

Engage with Top Executives to Achieve Step Change Productivity Gains and Accelerate Your Transformation

The Industrial Productivity Index, Pathfinders vs. All Other CompaniesSince 2020, manufacturing leaders have faced the existential threat of a negative feedback loop driven by simultaneous labor and productivity crises. Tenure, time-in-position, and turnover of the frontlines have worsened by more than 75% at many sites, with a dramatic impact on safety, quality, and productivity. Yet CEOs and boards expect the same level of performance and continuous improvement as delivered pre-pandemic. Unfortunately, for 92% of industrial companies, these expectations are not based on reality.

LNS Research’s Industrial Productivity Index shows that only 8% of companies have been able to achieve long-term and short-term growth in both productivity and revenue, with an average 10-year productivity growth of 29.8%!  These Pathfinder companies have been able to transform their operations through a differentiated strategy that spans the end-to-end value chain. 

Operation 2030: Building Your Industrial Transformation Strategy

If you are a senior manufacturing leader interested in engaging with and learning from the LNS Analyst Team and these trend-setting companies, you're invited to join LNS Research’s Pathfinder Executive Roundtable, February 27-28, 2024, at the JW Marriott in Atlanta, GAYou will leave empowered to build an Operation 2030 strategy that meaningfully impacts your organization's performance and provides a clear roadmap for your Journey to Zero+.

Seating is very limited and is filling up fast. Register Today to secure your spot at this highly interactive executive event!


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Featured Speakers

Jim Beilstein

Jim Beilstein, Owens Corning

VP of Global Ops & Supply Chain

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Nicola Pizza

Nicola Pizza, Global VP of Supply Chain Operational Excellence at ABInBev

Global VP of Operational Excellence


Peter Kraemer

Pete Kraemer, Senior Advisor Anheuser-Busch InBev (AbInBev)

Senior Advisor


Mizanu Kebede

Mizanu Kebede, Chief Quality & Regulatory Affairs Officer at Smith & Nephew

Chief Quality and Regulatory Affairs Officer

Smith & Nephew

Michael Carroll

Mike Carroll, Vice President of Innovation at Georgia-Pacific

VP of Innovation

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Shawn Mullins

Shawn Mullins, Senior Director and Manufacturing 4.0 Lead at Pfizer Digital

Senior Director

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Craig Sutton

Craig Sutton, VP of Industry 4.0 at Eaton

VP of Industry 4.0

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LNS Research Presenters

Matthew Littlefield

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President & Research Lead

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Mehul Shah


Commercial Leader

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Niels Andersen

LNS Research Principal Analyst Niels Andersen

Principal Research Analyst

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Allison Kuhn

LNS Research Analyst Allison Kuhn

Research Analyst

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James Wells

LNS Research Analyst James Wells

Research Analyst

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Event Venue

An Elegant and Convenient Setting Serves as Our Backdrop for Innovation

LNS Research is pleased to host our Pathfinder Executive Event at the newly renovated JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead, GA. We're certain you'll enjoy this fantastic backdrop as you engage, learn, and network. This elegantly appointed hotel provides a warm and approachable luxury experience. Its distinctive and uplifting design celebrates its location’s history as an equestrian estate and a stately southern manor named “Joyeuse.” JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead is inspired by this legacy while welcoming you to a peaceful, rejuvenating retreat.

Click here to book your hotel for the Pathfinder Executive Roundtable.

If you prefer to book by phone, please contact the JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead at (404) 262-3344. For more information on the JW Marriott, please visit their website

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3300 Lenox Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

Event Agenda
Tuesday, February 27th

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  Individual LNS Research Advisory Sessions (Pre-Scheduled) or Lunch and Demo Tour (Location TBA)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm:  Cocktail Reception

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm:  Attendee Dinner

Wednesday, February 28th

8:00 am – 9:00 am:  Check-in & Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:30 am:   Introduction

9:30 am – 11:30 am:  Executive Session - Productivity Pathfinders

11:30 am – 12:30 pm:  Lunch

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm:  Executive Breakout Sessions:

                                        1) Unified Performance Excellence (UPX);

                                        2) Future of Industrial Work

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