Former Editor-in-Chief, Industry Week
When it comes to understanding world-class business strategies, studying best practices case studies is the gold-standard — but knowing what another successful company did is only part of the story. Read More >
The Toyota System: How LEAN Developed
How to Compete in Hyper-Competitive Market
New Era of Manufacturing
Panchak delivers an overview of trends that are driving companies to increase the visibility, intelligence and efficiency of their supply chains, as well as the best practices and technologies they have deployed to do so. She aims to explain a more efficient, secure and transparent method for conducting global trade. In addition, her definition of sustainable supply chain management involves more than environmental issues, such as adopting “green” initiatives and reducing carbon footprint. To her, sustainable supply chain involves anything a company does to sustain its long-term value, and can involve a variety of business processes, such as how a company manages data, cybersecurity, human rights, water, energy, critical incidents and the legal and regulatory environment and other non-financial factors that impact the company’s ability to deliver value over the long term. Through her research, she makes the topic understandable for the non-technologists, specifically how companies can get started adopting these trends and other technologies to reduce risk.
While the Internet of Things, Data Analytics, blockchain, robotics, AR/VR, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and a host of other technologies has spelled disruption for many businesses and supply chains, others have harnessed their power to achieved competitive advantage. Read More >
Learn from the leaders how to jump start and/or accelerate a digital transformation that drives your business. The key? Analyzing your objectives through the three facets of digital thinking: strategic, conceptual and technologic.
Based on dozens of extensive interviews with executives who are setting the pace, this presentation will show you how to identify not only what’s possible, but what’s necessary to drive your business forward to:
This presentation can be customized by technology and business goal. Read Less ^
For too many business leaders, disruptive digital technologies, with their promise of instant competitive advantage, obviate the need for the more deliberative approach of lean thinking. But technology does not trump lean—the two complementary forces each made are more powerful with the other. Learn how companies are leveraging strong, successful lean cultures to power digital transformation.
Outside in or Inside Out? Where you begin a lean transformation—or lean reboot—matters. By now most business leaders understand that adopting lean principles goes far beyond deploying lean tools. Few, however, understand what it takes to build a truly lean culture. Of those that have, each shares a common critical recognition: success begins when an organization applies lean strategies to understand and improve their lean deployment. Read More >
Beginning with Toyota’s development of the Toyota Production system and featuring specific examples from several companies and hospitals, this presentation will demonstrate how organizations embed the power of lean thinking and practices into their very DNA. Read Less ^
While most companies bemoan the difficulty of attracting and retaining the highest quality talent, others are solving the problem from within. Discover what it takes to lead employees to contribute at their full potential—from a new mindset about work and workers, to new approaches to leadership and management at all levels. Read More >
Learn how successful companies have transformed their employees into entrepreneurs who own their work—and are ready, willing and able to innovate products and services, cut costs and develop more effective work processes—and to grow the bottom line. Read Less ^
Learn from the leaders how to jump start a digital or “smart manufacturing” transformation. This presentation draws from extensive interviews with executives who are setting the pace implementing digital strategies to speed product development, streamline production, more effectively meet customer demands, create new business models and more. It describes: Read More >
Learn from Mondelez, Rockwell Automation, Sanmina and others. Read Less ^
Learn how successful companies transform their employees into entrepreneurs who own their work—and who are ready, willing and able to cut costs, to innovate products and services, to develop more effective work processes—and to grow the bottom line. Read More >
Features examples and anecdotes from Toyota, Autoliv, Barry Wehmiller, HNI, Ariens, and more. Read Less ^
Patricia takes the audience on a whirlwind tour of how companies today are leveraging the 8 technologies that have redefined business. She shares company case studies that show where, how and why these technologies are being implemented—and makes clear they are NOT technologies of the future, they are technologies of NOW. Read More >
As noted by McKinsey, “The cross-cutting nature of many of these disruptive technologies reinforces the ongoing convergence of production and innovation, manufacturing and services, and material and digital.”
These technologies include the following: Read Less ^
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