Schedule Information-2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.     Industry Tours (Your choice of Phillips Plastics or Andersen Windows) 
                                 Shuttles will be providing transportation to and from the tours. 
                                 Pick-up/drop-off will be at the Dunn County Fish and Game facility.

4:00 - 8:00 p.m.     Pre-conference Networking Reception - Dunn County Fish and Game
                                 1600 Pine Ave E, Menomonie, WI  54751

8:00 p.m.                UW-Stout Alumni After Hours - The Buck, 315 Main Street, Menomonie, WI


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

All Tuesday events will be held in the University of Wisconsin - Stout, newly remodeled, Memorial Student Center at the corner of 13th Avenue and 3rd Street.  See Registration and Travel page for parking details.

 

Track 1

Track 2

Track 3

Track 4

Track 5

Customer-Focused Innovation

Workforce Engagement Development and Retention

Superior Process Improvement Focus

Global Engagement/
Supply Chain

Sustainability

8:00-9:00 am

Registration / Breakfast / Networking / Exhibits / Welcome

9:00-10:00 am

1-A
Innovation
Engineering
Leadership:
Overview and
Problem Solving

2-A
PART A:  Defining Success and Achieving It

PART B:  Aligning
Employee
Performance and
Business Results

3-A
Lean Principles
and Value Stream
Mapping:
Present and
Future State
AND
Lean
Transformation
Best Practices

4-A
Going
International:
Things to Know
and Hot Markets
to Consider

5-A
Focus on Energy:
Sustainability
Opportunities for
the Future

10:00-11:00 am

4-B
Export Strategy
AND
Best Practices:
Peer
Manufacturing
Insight

5-B
Understanding
the 'Triple Bottom
Line' Rewards
of Sustainability
Business
Practices

11:00-11:30 am

2-B
Recognizing the
Skills Gap and Taking Action Now

11:30-12:30 pm

 Lunch / Networking / Exhibits

12:30-1:30 pm

 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Glenn Baker, Deere and Company
Building a Business as Great as our Products

1:30-2:30 pm

1-B
Technology Scouting Identifying Technology Needs and Search Methods to Find Solution

2-C
The Competitive Advantage: Uniting Innovation, Governance, Collaboration and Intelligence

3-B
Lean Hits the Office: Taking Process Improvement Company-Wide


4-C
International Sourcing: Practically Speaking

 

5-C
Implementing a Profitable Sustainability Initiative: Taking Action to Reduce Costs and be More Sustainable

2:30-3:00 pm


1-C
Manufacturers Go Mobile: Can You See Me Now?

3-C
The Impact of Safety on Your Bottom Line: A Healthy Return on Investment

3:00-3:30 pm

2-D
Strategic Mindset: Working Effectively on Your Business

4-D
Issues in Negotiating and Drafting Contracts for International Purchase or Sales

5-D
B2B Sustainability Straight Talk

 

3:30-4:00 pm

1-D
Grow Through Diversification: Market Sector Exploration

3-D
Quality Improvement Through Experimentation: Show Me the Benefits

4:00-4:30 pm