|Dates||Spring Conference 2016
Tuesday April 19 to
Thursday April 21
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Member and Endorsed Supplier Joint Session
Tuesday, April 19
Snow & Associates, Inc.
Top procurement leaders know that how you serve customers inside your company is critical to the value you deliver to customers outside your company.
Whether you focus on customers outside of your company or support customers within your company, how you serve them and the value you deliver speaks volumes. Based on his 20-years with Walt Disney World, along with many years of consulting with organizations around the world, Dennis Snow will provide a “how-to” program for delivering an outstanding customer experience.
Dennis Snow helps organizations achieve goals related to customer service, employee development and leadership. Dennis Snow's customer service abilities were honed over 20 years with the Walt Disney World Company. There, he developed his passion for service excellence. Join us as he shares his world-wide recognized successful experiences.
Wednesday, April 20
Managing Director, Steel Insight
Steel Insight is a leading global provider of market research covering steel, steel raw materials and finished steel products, including supply, demand, trade, consumption and pricing.
Specialties: Carbon steel flat and long products, stainless steel flat and long products, iron ore, ferrous scrap, DRI/HBI and other ferrous raw materials, seamless and welded tubular products.
Thursday, April 21
Keith Launchbury, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP
President of Keith Launchbury & Associates, and Past President of APICS International
Keith Launchbury, Keith Launchbury & Associates Keith has dedicated his career to improving business operations, with a focus on the implementation of planning and control systems in a wide range of business environments. Keith will discuss Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP), employed by companies to tackle three pervasive problems: unacceptable inventory performance, inadequate service level performance, and large expedited-related expenses and waste.
The Engineering Focus Sessions will address critical and forward thinking topics, breakthrough technology, and state-of-the-art design ideas that will enhance your everyday genius. The agenda is planned by engineers from our Member Companies. The Engineering Focus Sessions will run concurrently with Member and Endorsed Supplier one-on-one sessions at Spring Conference 2016.
Engineering Focus Sessions will include:
Wednesday, April 20
Partner, Communication Performance Management Associates
This session will focus on the necessity of establishing a regimented and customized on-boarding process for all new employees at a company. With turnover rates increasing at an increasing rate, it’s getting more and more expensive for organizations to recruit, train and maintain long-term employees. So are the costs associated with their departures.
Thursday, April 21
Founder, Let's Grow Leaders
Pressured to get results fast, many managers move from crises to crises, stressing out their teams along the way. Leading like that may work in short-term, but eventually drains creativity, incents apathy, and degrades trust. Karin Hurt shares her Winning Well Model of leadership, along with practical tools and techniques proven to get results that last.