Frontline Supervisor Network

Wed, May 18, 2022 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Virtual Event

Beyond Training: learn with and from your peers. Training is an effective tool for developing the skills of new supervisors and managers. Ongoing support, however, is critical to the success of not only the manager, but also the business. Well prepared supervisors and managers can help achieve: improved productivity, reduced turnover, and increased employee engagement. According to Gallup, 70% of employee engagement is determined solely by the manager. Our cohort-based network brings supervisors, new and experienced, together to learn new best practices from research and each other, discover and apply new ideas, and share results with each other.

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Plant Tour: Automation Plastics - Precision Makes the Difference

Thu, May 19, 2022 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Automation Plastics

Since 1980, Automation Plastics has offered innovative and creative solutions in close-tolerance plastic injection molding. They specialize in high volume production of precision plastics. They routinely design, build, and operate molds capable of producing more than 1,000,000 parts per day. Their 50,000+ square-foot facility includes 40 horizontal injection presses in operation that range from 7 to 500 tons. For the past 10 years, Automation Plastics has placed an emphasis on new equipment, technology, and processes.

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Manufacturing Talent and Technology Showcase

Wed, May 25, 2022 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

The Aviator Event Center and Pub

Breaking from our traditional format, this year Manufacturing Works plans to focus our Annual Meeting on addressing the needs of manufacturing members in two important areas: talent and technology. It is clear that for many companies, customer demand is strong, and your greatest challenges are related to getting product out the door in a timely fashion. There are two ways to meet higher production goals, adding more workers and increasing productivity.

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2022 State of Sales

Tue, Jun 7, 2022 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Virtual Event

Come hear insights from over 3,000 small to mid-sized businesses on how well their sales organizations are functioning. Presented by Elevate Sales Solutions, this webinar will cover current high-level sales insights from small to mid-sized companies including overall performance scores, sales strategy, sales analysis, sales methodology, and sales organization. Grab your lunch and tune into this webinar to learn how you might be able to elevate your sales. This session will include ample time for Q&A.

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Improving Your Experience with ERP, CRM, and Enterprise Software

Wed, Jun 8, 2022 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Virtual Event

Is your ERP System being used to its fullest potential? How do you choose an ERP System for your company? This Manufacturing Works webinar will first provide insight into the challenges of optimizing ERP software (and other related enterprise software like CRM, EPM, and EAM). Our presenters from Meaden & Moore will offer a framework for manufacturers, distributors, and industrial service providers to make a truly informed selection of a new enterprise software package.

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GOJO Industries: 75 Years of Ingenuity and Innovation

Fri, Jun 17, 2022 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

The City Club of Cleveland

Manufacturing Works is pleased to partner with the City Club of Cleveland on this special Friday Forum featuring Carey Jaros, President and CEO of GOJO Industries. Save 20% off non-City-Club-member tickets and tables by using our unique community partner code: MW22.

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2022 CMMC Updates for Manufacturers

Tue, Jun 21, 2022 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Virtual Event

In this upbeat and engaging presentation, Ken Fanger, president of On Technology Partners, a CMMC-RP, and author of the soon-to-be published book, RELAX: A Guide to True Cyber Security, will review the recent changes to CMMC and how they might impact your business. Together, we will break down the updates in a straightforward and approachable way, addressing everything from what's different in CMMC 2.0 to the best steps to take next.

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Leadership Institute

Sat, Dec 31, 2022 7:00 AM – 7:00 AM

Virtual Event

50-70% of privately-owned businesses will change ownership/leadership over the next ten years. This creates a big opportunity for the next generation of leaders. Are you ready? The Manufacturing Work Leadership Institute will provide a high-level overview of all aspects of buying and/or running a manufacturing business while exploring leadership strengths and future career paths.

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Growth and Transition Program

Sat, Dec 31, 2022 7:00 AM – 7:00 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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