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Professional Associations

Events and Seminars

May 2-3, 2017:  Ogden UT:  If you’ve never seen a world class manufacturing organization up close, this is your chance.  Autoliv has agreed to host a 1.5 day workshop for AME, showing many of their processes and systems.  As Tom Hartman would say, “you can see it in the eyes of our people.”

May 9, 2017:  Cleveland, OH:  Learners Group for Strategic Leaders is a multiple session, one workshop per month, series sponsored by Wire-Net to help manufacturing executives become the great leaders they want to be.  It is limited to the strategic leaders of companies over $13MM in annual sales.  Rebecca Morgan provides high quality, tough no-nonsense coaching. Series is limited to the first 10 companies registered.

May 8-10, 2017: Cleveland, OH:  The Industry Week Manufacturing and Technology Conference (previously IW Best Plants) includes presentations, plant visits, keynotes, technology demonstrations, and an opportunity to learn more from others and share what you know.

May 11, 2017:  Elyria, OH:  TheAME Cleveland Consortium is hosting How to Gemba Walk at Nelson Stud Welding.  The one-day workshop is open to all. Gemba walks provide an opportunity for the walker to get more in touch with reality, to coach team members and to elevate the effectiveness of performance improvement activities.  You will participate in two walks, learn how to structure them based on the purpose, and see how visuals improve the process.

May 23-25, 2017:  Phoenix, AZ:  Disruptions large and small confront today’s supply chains on a daily basis. The Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference is an opportunity to meet with the best to be exposed to their transformational strategies.

June 19-21, 2017:  Barcelona, Spain:  The 19th annual EMEA Supply Chain and Logistics conference is limited to 600 attendees. The global economy impacts all manufacturers, as we impact it. Take advantage of this great opportunity to talk with your peers. Speakers are from ZTE, Ikea, and other well known global companies.

At Your Convenience:

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