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KCMN Manufacturing SWOT Summit: Manufacturing Excellence

KCMN Manufacturing SWOT Summit: Manufacturing Excellence

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 (8:30 AM - 3:30 PM) (CDT)


Manufacturers realize that surviving in today's unstable, uncertain and complex environment requires leadership skills and organizational capabilities different from those that helped them succeed in the past.  The 2022 Kansas City Manufacturing Network SWOT Summit: "Strengthening Success"  allows manufacturers to learn from each other's best practices and experiences.  Led by Kansas and Missouri industry experts, the Summit provides attendees the opportunity to use SWOT Analysis to identify how the content can help improve their strengths, uncover opportunities and reduce their risk from threats and weakness.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.  Happy hour and networking follow the event at 3:45 p.m.

Topics include:

  • The Lively Paradox of Success, Working with Inclusion
    • Dr. Nicole Price
  • Value Stream Maps-You're Doing It All Wrong
    • Nic Lydon, Director of Continuous Improvement; Kansas Manufacturing Solutions
  • Quality vs. Production-Managing the Conflict
    • Ben Troja, National Standards Manager; Rehrig Pacific
  • Internal Succession Planning & Identification
    • Final speaker confirmation coming soon
  • Not Every CI Journey Is the Same--The Story of Schier Products' Path to Continuous Improvement
    • Brian Georgie, Plant Manager; Schier Products
  • Annual Improvement Priority Management Process
    • Bert Benton, COO; SOR Controls
  • Developing the Next Generation
    • Teddy Dixon, Director Training & Development; Custom Truck One Source
  • Taking a Big Idea & Making It an Executable Process
    • Angie Martin, Continuous Improvement Manager; Dot's Pretzels
  • Evaluating Where Automation Fits in the Organization
    • Wayne Kelly, Automation Engineer; KG Moats; Mike Gonnerman, VP Global Operations; ITRenew/Iron Mountain
  • Creating a Positive Company Culture
    • Stephanie Bursek, Human Resources Manager; TrippNT
  • Change Management
    • Chris Vering, CEO; Knit-Rite, Inc.
Lenexa Conference Center/Hyatt Place
8741 Ryckert Street
Lenexa, KS 66219 United States
Event Contact
Dana Gonnerman
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Tuesday, October 11, 2022 (8:30 AM - 3:30 PM) (CDT)

8:30 a.m. Registration 

9:00 a.m. Opening Session 

10:15 Breakout #1-Choose One of Three Topics

11:15 Breakout #2-Choose One of Three Topics

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:30 Breakout #-Choose One of Three Topics

2:30 Closing Session 

3:45 Happy Hour/Networking Happy Hour

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