Volume 12 Number 11 - November 4, 2014


I was recently in Florida as part of a select group of 24 thought leaders from 7 countries to discuss predictions, observations, analysis, and patterns. It was invigorating, insightful, and inspiring. We share, we learn, we grow.

Shortly before that I participated in both strategy and innovation gatherings of comparable measure. We share, we learn, we grow.

My heartfelt commitment to providing value to professionals passionate about setting standards of excellence in manufacturing is based on that same philosophy. To better share provocative ideas and operational insights with you we are now providing a multitude of avenues, all updated regularly with powerful content.

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The Starting Pistol

John Maxwell:
"A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.”

The Tape

Rebecca Morgan:
"My passion is strengthening manufacturing and the people within."

November 10-14, 2014: Jacksonville FL: The annual AME international Excellence Inside conference will have outstanding presentations, workshops, keynotes and tours that the conference is known for. The first time it will be held in the SouthEast United States since 2001. Arrive early to enjoy the Sunday Monday evening networking events, including a cruise.

November 20, 2014: Cleveland, OH: The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) is featuring Becky Morgan, presenting "The Role of Supply Chain in Profitable Growth." In this interactive conversation Becky will challenge the traditional roles of Supply Chain personnel and processes. Too many Supply Chain departments are really just rebranded Purchasing departments, with limited focus on increasing the strategic profitability of the company. Expect more, and deliver more. Participate in this conversation to share, learn and grow capabilities. ISM asks all attendees to invite their bosses to join this important conversation.

February 18-19, 2015: Ft Lauderdale FL: Lean Frontiers is presenting its first Kata Summit, providing information and networking on both the Improvement Kata and the Coaching Kata. If you are not familiar with Kata methodology, this provides a great opportunity to learn how it can help your company.

April 19 - 23, 2015: Jacksonville, FL: The Additive Manufacturers Users Group (AMUG) conference includes presentations, hands-on learning, and vendors addressing 12 different additive technologies, ranging from 3D Printing to Fused Deposition Modeling to Selective Laser Melting. You know these technologies will impact your business. Consider learning a lot all in one place.

May 18-21, 2015: Long Beach, CA: If April doesn't work for you, check out the SME RAPID conference in May to learn about additive manufacturing processes. Both AMUG and RAPID conferences have been delivered for many years. Compare the two conference offerings and select the one that best fits your current interests and experience.

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