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  • Aug 21, 2014

    7 Simple 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
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