The Secret Sauce
Our next business event will help manufacturers understand how a commitment to continuous improvement will sharpen their competitive edge
By Lynn Shelton
Enterprise Minnesota's Vice President of Marketing
(Lynn Shelton, vice president of marketing, Enterprise Minnesota)
For many manufacturers “continuous improvement” is a lot like the weather: Everyone talks about it, but nobody does anything about it.
Well, not exactly true. A growing number of manufacturing executives are using the lean methodologies of continuous improvement to deploy company-wide efficiencies that will enable them to sharpen their competitive edge in the face of increasingly urgent marketplace challenges. But, still, many ask what it entails and how they can observe and track tangible effects.
We’ll answer those questions at the next Enterprise Minnesota business event, “How to Maximize Your Production Capacity,” 8-10:30 AM, Thursday, Nov 8 in the Oasis Room at the Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway.
Among other things, we’ll demonstrate how to
- Improve employee skills and behaviors that align with company values;
- Increase focus on value-added activities; and
- Enhance productivity company-wide.
Enterprise Minnesota’s events have become hugely popular among manufacturing executives and their employees, mostly because they feature real-world issues through real-world manufacturing experiences.
This event will feature:
We’re excited that this event will also feature Greg Hunsaker, one of our new staff experts, who will facilitate the discussion.
Greg has been a continuous improvement manager with proven skills in waste elimination in manufacturing processes. His expertise includes grassroots development of lean manufacturing techniques, employee involvement and motivational culture change in manufacturing and assembly. His proven strengths include financial performance, use of adult learning methods, customer focus and product quality. He is proficient in communicating the results of waste elimination events and culture change for key clients and operations.
Attendees will see why Greg is known for bringing a genuine, people-centered approach to driving improvements, championing safety measures and keeping workforce productivity consistent.
Greg brings deep experience to Enterprise Minnesota.
- He spent seven years as a continuous improvement and learning manager on the Chaska campus at Entegris. While there, he supported a cost reduction goal of $500k by waste elimination in manufacturing of greater than $100k.
- He developed a flexible e-based and instructor-led learning curriculum which allowed employees to receive training while keeping productivity on track.
From 2000-2010, Greg supervised 40-50 manufacturing employees at Entegris, specializing in injection molding, machining and assembly of chemical delivery and storage systems.
Registration is easy. Manufacturers may register for free by contacting email@example.com. Non-manufacturers will pay $200 per attendee and can register at this link - November 8 business event registration.
Improving Your Continuous Improvement
**Exclusive to Manufacturers**
Thursday, October 25, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Shoreview Community Center
4580 Victoria St. N, Turtle Lake Room #210A
Shoreview, MN 55126
What to Expect
You may have integrated lean practices throughout your business, but are you empowering employees to see waste and eliminate it?
Greg Hunsaker, Enterprise Minnesota continuous improvement expert, will show you how to engage employees in eliminating waste, producing higher quality/volume products in less time, while maximizing productivity.
You will gain:
- Increased employee skills and behaviors that align with company values;
- Increased focus on value-added activities;
- Improved productivity company-wide; and
- Strengthened continuous improvement efforts.
This event is exclusive to manufacturers and is free of charge. Registration is required.
To register please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.