Business Process Automation

Tue, May 11, 2021 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Virtual Event

With staffing limited in 2021, how can managers optimize their workforce by automating shop floor processes? One Cleveland-area company has found an in-house answer that is working well—and might be an option for your business. Royal Chemical's Dave Robinson will describe how his company is achieving rapid digital transformation and insights into their processes. The company's process involves use of a commonly-available software platform that is practical, fairly easy to use, and connects/integrates with just about all business systems.

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What's Possible with Smart Manufacturing?

Tue, May 18, 2021 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Virtual Event

In this two-part webinar, learn the fundamentals of Smart Manufacturing and the importance of operational applications. We will focus on the production side of the business, from two distinct perspectives. First, Rick Earles from Team NEO will offer some basic information, but stress that you don’t need to be the expert. Choose the right solution provider as your partner and they will guide you through the process. Then, Kurt Schron, Director of Finance & Analytics, will share how Jergens, Inc. explored the fundamentals, selected a pilot project, and used the project definition to select a solution provider to implement a smart manufacturing project.

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Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy Among Your Employees

Thu, May 20, 2021 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Virtual Event

Neighborhood Family Practice will offer ideas on how you can address your employees' hesitancy about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. They will also be able to identify convenient locations that are providing vaccinations.

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Growth and Transition Program

Mon, May 31, 2021 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Virtual Event

For business owners who believe that the best transition plan starts with having a solid, well performing business, Manufacturing Works has created a program that identifies value-enhancing strategies that your company may want to undertake prior to transition. We have brought together a group of independent subject matter experts from over 20 firms willing to share their expertise. In addition to learning from the exports, you will become part of a cohort of like-minded business owners brought together to share insights while participating in the program. Program participants will also have access and introductions to financial capital resources.

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Supervising for Success

Thu, Jun 3, 2021 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Virtual Event

In any organization, frontline supervisors and managers are the critical stakeholders in achieving engagement and retention of top talent, reinforcement of quality-driven processes, and focus on the results for the customer. In this three-part professional development series, participants will learn to more fully embrace their critical roles and build upon their existing supervisory skills as we explore the essentials of frontline leadership in manufacturing, communicating as a frontline leader and the business case and best practices for engaging and retaining talent.

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