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MFG Virtual Operations Conference 2020

Find answers to tough questions and become empowered to tackle operational challenges head-on in this full-day virtual experience that allows you to tailor your day to meet your individual needs.

Date, Location and Time
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2020
  • Virtual Event
  • Event begins at 9:30 a.m.
Pricing
  • $95/person for MMA Industry & Associate Members
  • $145/person for MMA Insurance and Future members
Register Today

You should attend the Virtual MFG Operations Conference if you:

  • Are responsible for finance, human resources, talent or technology
  • Want information to grow your business
  • Need actionable items to implement right away
  • Are interested in learning from a mix of industry thought leaders, interactive presentations
Cascading Goals and Actions

Keynote SpeakerJohn Keuning • Express Employment Professionals
Geared for any leader in a management position, this hands-on session combines the essential components of setting company and team goals, determining actions that support the goals and the communication plan to execute the goals throughout an organization.

Learning Objectives

  • Publish and discuss corporate or team goals
  • Cascade goals through each level of the company
  • Create and publish action items to support goals
  • Make the plan visual and visible
  • Create a one-sheet strategy

About the Speaker

John Keuning has a passion to put his 30 years of manufacturing and leadership experience to work for companies by providing both classroom training and on-site consulting in all areas of manufacturing. He has extensive experience in Lean Manufacturing theory and implementation as well as helping new and advancing leaders understand the day-to-day work of being a leader. He has served multiple industries in several roles with his main focus on helping fellow leaders, direct reports and team members to be their best while executing the daily duties of manufacturing.

Improve Problem Solving Capabilities with New Brain Science

Dr. Ken Woodside & Murray Sittsamer • Luminous Group
Ineffective problem-solving and recurring problems lead to waste and frustration. To be globally competitive, manufacturers must identify the root causes of problems to progress in continuous improvement. Structured problem-solving tools are only half of the equation. Discover recent findings from the field of brain science to find ways to ensure lasting solutions to your most pressing problems.

Integrating Compliance Into Manufacturing Operations

James Colmer • BB&E, Inc.
No matter your business, environmental, health and safety (EH&S) regulations and compliance impact us all. The pressure to comply with seemingly ever-changing EH&S requirements can be overwhelming but it doesn’t have to be. Learn how an integrated EH&S program can support your manufacturing operations rather than compete with them.

How to Attract and Retain to Sustain Your Workforce

Denise Ball • Tooling U-SME
Manufacturers must be creative if they want to attract and retain a highly skilled workforce. Get strategies used across the country to build a skilled workforce and keep manufacturing competitive including how to leverage key characteristics of the Gen Z and Millenial generations, implement new development programs that align with how these generations learn and rethink policies that not only attract but also help retain these younger workers.

The Future of Manufacturing Technology is You

Jerry Foster • Plex Systems
Your business processes, leadership and culture are just as important as your technology investments. Learn which management styles lead to success, how culture affects a company’s ability to leverage technology investments and how manufacturers can derive the most value from their vendor partnerships.

Six Keys to Getting What You Want from Your Manufacturing Business

David Sullivan & Catherine Juon • Traction Training Center
Learn how having a clear vision sets you up to attract the best talent — and build an advantage your competitors can’t touch. See how fellow Michigan manufacturers have used the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS) to help build world-class teams while systematically strengthening their organizations and removing barriers to growth.

Voice of the Blue Collar Employee

Brian Devine & Alex Vazquez • Employ Bridge
Hear recommendations for attracting and retaining the best workers based on the results of the largest survey of hourly workers in the country which captures the preferences and expectations of more than 18,000 blue collar workers in the supply chain (manufacturing and logistics positions).

Attracting Tomorrow’s Buyers: Guide to Digital Marketing for Manufacturers

Josh Blankenship • TopSpot
While most manufacturers today rely on long-time customer relationships built on reputation, the internet gives buyers access to more resources than ever before. How will you keep your customers coming back? Learn how to leverage modern digital marketing channels, understand the role the different channels play and discover basic B2B strategies to help you grow.

Open for Business; Now What? Managing a Different Kind of Workforce Crisis

Chuck Mouranie & Ken Mall • EDSI Consulting
These are certainly unprecedented times and there is no playbook. Chuck and Ken have been working with companies and government agencies across the country to help them manage through this crisis. This interactive session will explore what other organizations are doing to manage their workforce, keep them safe, and get back to business.

Why Combating Cyber Attacks is a Leadership Level Responsibility

Scott Freitag • ASK
Having the latest technology is great but without the three pillars of a solid technology solution — managed IT services, disaster recovery and cyber security — in place, the new technology could actually be a threat to your company. Learn why obtaining the three pillars of technology should be a C-Level responsibility more than an IT duty.

Lessons Learned and Growth Ahead; A Peer-to-Peer Discussion

Moderated by Rehmann
Eight months in to one of the most tumultuous and unpredictable years in history, manufacturers are looking back at lessons learned during the early phases of the global pandemic and are looking forward to growth ahead. Join executives from leading manufacturers for an engaging and informative discussion of preparedness planning, adaptation and recovery.

Blue Cross Blue Shield MetLife MTMIC IT Resource

Contact MMA’s Elizabeth Maciejewski, at 517-487-8542 or maciejewski@mimfg.org, to discuss the best sponsorship avenue for your investment.

Contact Elizabeth Maciejewski

Elizabeth MaciejewskiMembership Specialist
Call 517-487-8542
E-mail maciejewski@mimfg.org

Find answers to tough questions and become empowered to tackle operational challenges head-on in this full-day virtual experience that allows you to tailor your day to meet your individual needs.

Date, Location and Time
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2020
  • Virtual Event
  • Event begins at 9:30 a.m.
Pricing
  • $95/person for MMA Industry & Associate Members
  • $145/person for MMA Insurance and Future members
Register Today

You should attend the Virtual MFG Operations Conference if you:

  • Are responsible for finance, human resources, talent or technology
  • Want information to grow your business
  • Need actionable items to implement right away
  • Are interested in learning from a mix of industry thought leaders, interactive presentations
Cascading Goals and Actions

Keynote SpeakerJohn Keuning • Express Employment Professionals
Geared for any leader in a management position, this hands-on session combines the essential components of setting company and team goals, determining actions that support the goals and the communication plan to execute the goals throughout an organization.

Learning Objectives

  • Publish and discuss corporate or team goals
  • Cascade goals through each level of the company
  • Create and publish action items to support goals
  • Make the plan visual and visible
  • Create a one-sheet strategy

About the Speaker

John Keuning has a passion to put his 30 years of manufacturing and leadership experience to work for companies by providing both classroom training and on-site consulting in all areas of manufacturing. He has extensive experience in Lean Manufacturing theory and implementation as well as helping new and advancing leaders understand the day-to-day work of being a leader. He has served multiple industries in several roles with his main focus on helping fellow leaders, direct reports and team members to be their best while executing the daily duties of manufacturing.

Improve Problem Solving Capabilities with New Brain Science

Dr. Ken Woodside & Murray Sittsamer • Luminous Group
Ineffective problem-solving and recurring problems lead to waste and frustration. To be globally competitive, manufacturers must identify the root causes of problems to progress in continuous improvement. Structured problem-solving tools are only half of the equation. Discover recent findings from the field of brain science to find ways to ensure lasting solutions to your most pressing problems.

Integrating Compliance Into Manufacturing Operations

James Colmer • BB&E, Inc.
No matter your business, environmental, health and safety (EH&S) regulations and compliance impact us all. The pressure to comply with seemingly ever-changing EH&S requirements can be overwhelming but it doesn’t have to be. Learn how an integrated EH&S program can support your manufacturing operations rather than compete with them.

How to Attract and Retain to Sustain Your Workforce

Denise Ball • Tooling U-SME
Manufacturers must be creative if they want to attract and retain a highly skilled workforce. Get strategies used across the country to build a skilled workforce and keep manufacturing competitive including how to leverage key characteristics of the Gen Z and Millenial generations, implement new development programs that align with how these generations learn and rethink policies that not only attract but also help retain these younger workers.

The Future of Manufacturing Technology is You

Jerry Foster • Plex Systems
Your business processes, leadership and culture are just as important as your technology investments. Learn which management styles lead to success, how culture affects a company’s ability to leverage technology investments and how manufacturers can derive the most value from their vendor partnerships.

Six Keys to Getting What You Want from Your Manufacturing Business

David Sullivan & Catherine Juon • Traction Training Center
Learn how having a clear vision sets you up to attract the best talent — and build an advantage your competitors can’t touch. See how fellow Michigan manufacturers have used the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS) to help build world-class teams while systematically strengthening their organizations and removing barriers to growth.

Voice of the Blue Collar Employee

Brian Devine & Alex Vazquez • Employ Bridge
Hear recommendations for attracting and retaining the best workers based on the results of the largest survey of hourly workers in the country which captures the preferences and expectations of more than 18,000 blue collar workers in the supply chain (manufacturing and logistics positions).

Attracting Tomorrow’s Buyers: Guide to Digital Marketing for Manufacturers

Josh Blankenship • TopSpot
While most manufacturers today rely on long-time customer relationships built on reputation, the internet gives buyers access to more resources than ever before. How will you keep your customers coming back? Learn how to leverage modern digital marketing channels, understand the role the different channels play and discover basic B2B strategies to help you grow.

Open for Business; Now What? Managing a Different Kind of Workforce Crisis

Chuck Mouranie & Ken Mall • EDSI Consulting
These are certainly unprecedented times and there is no playbook. Chuck and Ken have been working with companies and government agencies across the country to help them manage through this crisis. This interactive session will explore what other organizations are doing to manage their workforce, keep them safe, and get back to business.

Why Combating Cyber Attacks is a Leadership Level Responsibility

Scott Freitag • ASK
Having the latest technology is great but without the three pillars of a solid technology solution — managed IT services, disaster recovery and cyber security — in place, the new technology could actually be a threat to your company. Learn why obtaining the three pillars of technology should be a C-Level responsibility more than an IT duty.

Lessons Learned and Growth Ahead; A Peer-to-Peer Discussion

Moderated by Rehmann
Eight months in to one of the most tumultuous and unpredictable years in history, manufacturers are looking back at lessons learned during the early phases of the global pandemic and are looking forward to growth ahead. Join executives from leading manufacturers for an engaging and informative discussion of preparedness planning, adaptation and recovery.

Blue Cross Blue Shield MetLife MTMIC IT Resource

Contact MMA’s Elizabeth Maciejewski, at 517-487-8542 or maciejewski@mimfg.org, to discuss the best sponsorship avenue for your investment.

Contact Elizabeth Maciejewski

Elizabeth MaciejewskiMembership Specialist
Call 517-487-8542
E-mail maciejewski@mimfg.org
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