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  • Sep 25, 2014
    webinar

    How Alibaba Will Change US Logistics

    The Alibaba Omni-channel platform will have the transformational power to impact all U.S. businesses and their supply chains. In this exclusive webinar, Jim Tompkins will outline the nine key components of a robust response to the business breakthroughs that have resulted from Alibaba. This presentation is not about Alibaba, but rather about your company and what you need to do to upgrade your supply chain. This webinar will cover the key steps you must take to be sure your supply chain and logistics network contribute to your organization’s overall success....More
  • Sep 24, 2014
    webinar

    How to Prevent Manufacturing Downtime Costs

    Industryweek readers responded to a three year survey that asked how downtime affects their manufacturing operation and what steps have been taken to prevent critical applications from stopping production. This webinar will discuss these survey results as well as automation trends, including best strategies to prevent downtime....More
  • Sep 23, 2014
    webinar

    Is Your Finance Department Data Driven? Conquering the Challenge of "Doing More with Less"

    Today's CFO is increasingly called upon to "do more with less." This means providing value-added analytics to the business that help the firm improve profitability, meet ever-increasing transparency requirements from regulators and management and simultaneously maintain or reduce Finance and IT spend....More
  • Sep 18, 2014
    Education

    A Step-by-Step Approach to Process Innovation

    This 2-hour online training course will teach you how to make process innovation possible by conducting Rapid Innovation Cycles. This approach is one anybody can use and follow to design or redesign a process. This session will guide you from a nebulous understanding of "innovation" to a crystal clear picture of when to use it, why and how....More
  • Sep 16, 2014
    webinar

    Embrace Big Data and Drive Better Procurement Decisions with SAP HANA

    In the supply chain of any organization, sourcing is a complex function with often hidden insight into further efficiencies. In this IndustryWeek-hosted webinar, learn how manufacturers and retailers can leverage advanced data and predictive analytics capabilities. See how one international retailer manage over 200,000 product lines to globalize its view of 8000 suppliers and products, and reduce dashboard drill-down reporting from 30 minutes to 10 seconds....More
  • Aug 27, 2014
    webinar

    Delivering Continuous Improvement with Labor Performance Measurement

    In manufacturing, labor costs are one of the biggest expenses challenging organizations. This Webinar features presenters from Joy Global Inc. demonstrating how they were able to leverage their workforce management system data to increase labor productivity, reduce labor costs, and advance their company's continuous improvement efforts....More
  • Aug 26, 2014
    webinar

    Integrating the Manufacturing Value Chain: Supply and Demand Integration Via the Internet of Things

    The Internet of Things is transforming manufacturing. Machines, processes, and disparate systems can now be interconnected throughout the entire manufacturing value chain, linking end users and suppliers to an integrated network. Learn how to maximize this network for service opportunities, product differentiation, and revenue creation....More
  • Aug 21, 2014
    Education

    Beyond DOE: 7 Simple, Effective Innovation Tools

    This 2-hour online training course provides an overview of seven effective innovation tools that are easy to learn and apply. This session will walk you through these tools with simple definitions and relatable examples. The skills you acquire will enable you to not only unleash your own individual creative potential, but also inspire an innovation-focused mind-set across your business operations -- and on new streams of revenue, novel approaches to running the business and leveraging opportunities....More
  • Jun 19, 2014
    Education

    How to Use the Hoshin X-Matrix to Link Strategy, Execution and Breakthrough Performance

    This 2-hour online training course provides an overview of the seven-step Hoshin Planning Process, which links a company's major strategy objectives with the resources and action plans needed to make them happen. Attend this session to learn how you can successfully involve your entire organization in delivering a combination of breakthrough performance and daily management in order to focus on sustainable results....More
  • Jun 12, 2014
    webinar

    5 Tips to Secure Trade Secrets from Larry Brock, Former DuPont Cyber Security Leader

    In today's competitive and complex manufacturing environment, numerous parties both inside your organization and out have routine access to your IP and trade secrets. The World Bank estimates IP theft worldwide costs our industry about $400 billion annually. Larry Brock, former chief information security officer at DuPont, will share lessons learned from the front lines of protecting IP at a member of the Fortune 100....More
  • Jun 5, 2014
    webinar

    How To Reduce IT Spending 15% or More: Realized Benefits from Cloud ERP

    Organizations that have fully or largely moved to the cloud average savings of 15% or more on IT spending as a percentage of revenue. Join us for a webinar on June 5th for a discussion with multiple manufacturers from both discrete and process industries talk about why they chose cloud ERP to run their business....More
  • Jun 3, 2014
    webinar

    A Lean Journey and the Place for KATA: A Case Study, Lessons Learned and Results so Far

    The Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata are about the managerial context within which Toyota's Lean tools get used. In this webinar Wayne Meyer discusses the implementation of KATA in GKN's Lean journey, going from stabilizing operations to involving everyone everyday in a scientific process of improvement and evolution. Within one month GKN made lead time improvements in two value stream loops of 31% and 20%....More
  • May 29, 2014
    webinar

    The Pulse of Performance Management: What You Need to Know for Budgeting, Reporting, and Financial Consolidation Success

    This annual web event will provide you with the information and strategies you need to confidently take the next steps with your performance management initiative. Whether you are still in research mode, have already rolled out a system, or are anywhere in between this webcast will include information that will enable you to maximize your success....More
  • May 21, 2014
    webinar

    How to Use the Voice of the Customer to Improve Product and Service Quality

    Quality issues can easily go undetected in the field for months, even years. What if you could infuse the voice of the customer directly into engineering and detect emerging issues months earlier? During this webinar, you'll learn how perceptual quality can increase customer satisfaction and reduce costs....More
  • May 1, 2014
    webinar

    The Secret to My Success: How Mid-Market Manufacturing Leaders Are Using the Cloud to Drive Growth

    Optimism and growth plans are driving the agendas of mid-market manufacturers, and cloud computing is one of the tools manufacturing leaders are using to set themselves up for success. During this webinar we’ll discuss the findings of a recent IndustryWeek study, as well as the latest cloud selection data....More
  • Apr 24, 2014
    Education

    The Nuts and Bolts of Value Stream Assessments

    An end-to-end value stream assessment provides data-driven guidance on where to focus continuous improvement efforts. This 2-hour online training course is a practitioner's guide to the details of an end-to-end value stream assessment, with an emphasis on how your company can apply it to actual processes....More
  • Apr 17, 2014
    webinar

    Integrated Business Planning (IBP): The Next Generation of Sales & Operations Planning

    Integrated Business Planning is the way to reap the tremendous benefits that come from achieving supply chain excellence. It's the next generation of Sales & Operations Planning. Learn the step-by-step actions to advance your supply chain maturity....More
  • Apr 9, 2014
    webinar

    Engineering in the Cloud: Faster, Better, More Secure

    Learn about the future of engineering Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. A dedicated, secure product development and engineering environment can allow you to collaborate, innovate, and speed time to market -- while being flexible to meet your changing business needs....More
  • Mar 19, 2014
    webinar

    Big Data for Big Decisions: Converting Challenge into Operational Opportunity

    Today's manufacturers are dealing with more data, an increasing number of people in the organization who need to use data, and less time to make decisions. Learn how to convert your company's Big Data challenge into opportunity, and how Big Data is creating value for manufacturing organizations....More
  • Mar 13, 2014
    webinar

    Game On! Sony Plans for Profitability in its PlayStation Business with S&OP Technology

    Hear how Sony successfully launched the PlayStation 4 videogame console in November 2013 -- connecting all the crucial people, processes, and data to help it navigate its biggest product launch ever. Learn how the company overcame challenges by using sales & operations planning (S&OP), helping it forecast demand, deal with global volatility, and reduce risk....More
  • Feb 6, 2014
    webinar

    A Lean Six Sigma-based Engineering Model That Delivers Agility, Quality and Cost Advantages

    A new operating model based on Lean Six Sigma can help "industrialize" engineering research & development activities. Companies can improve scale, lower costs, boost delivered quality, and make their enterprise more agile. During this webinar, learn how the right target operating model can help your company reduce design cost and get to market faster....More
  • Jan 23, 2014
    webinar

    Continuous Flow or Right Piece Flow?

    What should you do when you cannot implement a totally one piece flow? Attend this special webinar featuring Rick Reed, a Lean Master and certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Learn what causes one piece flow to not work well in certain situations, and how to use "right piece flow" to solve your company's flow issues....More
  • Ethnographic Studies
    Nov 14, 2013
    Education

    People Watching: How to Use Ethnographic Studies to Discover Unmet Customer Needs

    Ethnography can be used to discover unmet customer needs and gain a deeper understanding of your customer. During this 2-hour online training session, you'll learn to apply ethnography so you can launch the right products at the right time and continuously fine-tune your existing product portfolio....More
  • Conducting end-to-end value stream assessments
    Jul 11, 2013
    Education

    Conducting End-to-End Value Stream Assessments

    This interactive training session will take you beyond the textbook theory of value stream mapping to the End-to-End Value Stream Assessment, demonstrating how you can dissect a process and create a workable improvement plan, from start to finish, that can be applied in your everyday workplace....More
  • Hoshin Planning: Connecting Strategy Creation With Strategy Execution
    May 30, 2013
    Education

    Hoshin Planning: Connecting Strategy Creation With Strategy Execution

    Organizations often lack a way to connect their strategy with the resources to properly execute. That's where Hoshin Planning comes in. Through a back-and-forth refinement system known as "catchball," the entire company becomes involved in delivering a combination of breakthrough performance and daily management. In this online training session, you'll learn how to make Hoshin Planning a fundamental part of your business....More
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