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Eight weeks of access to me. Twelve videos packed with pragmatic actionable advice and helpful exercises to guide you through developing your own approach to Manufacturing Greatness.  This is for the manufacturing executive, or high potential candidate, who wants to work at his own pace, with support available as needed. Contact me to discuss this series.

Professional Associations

Events and Seminars

November 27-29, 2017:  Berlin, Germany:  The 13th annual European Manufacturing Strategy Conference will be held in Berlin this year. Speakers include your peers from a variety of multi-national and European based manufacturers.  It’s a great opportunity to get global perspective on your operations strategy.

Dec 6-7, 2017:  Chicago, IL:  Enjoy this hands-on tour of four companies demonstrating how to deploy and sustain lean and enterprise excellence at their sites. Over the course of two days, see lean practices in action on the shop floor at Acme Alliance Die Casting in Northbrook, Gleason Cutting Tools in Rockford, United Conveyor in Waukegan and G&W Electric in Bolingbrook.

April 23-27, 2018:  Hannover Messe, Germany: If you want to learn about Industry 4.0 all in one place, this is the conference for you. Cobots, smart supply, machine learning, AR/VR and much much more. Exposure to global actions and potential will vastly improve your decision making. The rapidly changing ways we produce and learn will change the requirements of leadership. Start the process!

April 23-27, 2018:  Oxford, England:  We can learn from anyone.  This is an opportunity to learn from and with a small group of your peers in a rich experiential environment. Oxford University’s Scenarios Program is a 5-day deep dive into strategic scenario planning. Leading your manufacturing company into a very uncertain future with success and confidence requires preparation for unstructured environments. Non-college-credit course with application required.

May 8-10, 2018:  Raleigh, NCIndustry Week will host its annual conference in North Carolina this year, no doubt reflecting the substantial growth of manufacturing in the SE states. You can count on the high quality content and exhibitors, as always.