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May 18, 2012

Topic: Management & Leadership

Successful Family Business Transitions: The Soft Side of Hard Issues

Speaker(s): Dean R. Fowler, Ph.D. & JoAnne Brandes

While over 75% of all family businesses want to continue into the next generation, the reality is that only 30% make it. The rest are sold or worse yet, fail. What do successful families do to beat … Read More & Listen to Podcast Online »

May 09, 2012

Topic: Manufacturing

Manufacturing Matters - Capital Finance

Speaker(s): Dennis Winters

Wisconsin's Department of Workforce Development Chief Economist, Dennis Winters, will prognosticate the economic situation. Mr. Winters will discuss the outlook for manufacturing and provide insight … Read More & Listen to Podcast Online »

May 09, 2012

Topic: Manufacturing

Manufacturing Matters - Continuous Improvement

Speaker(s): Seth Davies

Manufacturing is changing. As part of that change, continuous improvement is an essential aspect of any business looking to stay competitive. Communicating the results to all involved adds another … Read More & Listen to Podcast Online »

May 09, 2012

Topic: Manufacturing

Manufacturing Matters - Continuous Improvements

Speaker(s): Bob Hoganson, Don Drea, & Steve Straub

This session will provide a short overview of the Profitable Sustainability Inititiative, as well as the results achieved by Wisconsin manufacturers participating in the program.Bob Hoganson, … Read More & Listen to Podcast Online »

May 09, 2012

Topic: Manufacturing

Manufacturing Matters - Continuous Improvements

Speaker(s): Tom Duffey

Many Continuous Improvement/ Lean Initiatives are cliche' ridden, top-down programs that do not produce lasting commitment or sustained improvements. In contrast, Plastic Components, Inc. has … Read More & Listen to Podcast Online »

May 09, 2012

Topic: Technology

Manufacturing Matters - E-Business Solutions

Speaker(s): Lori McDonald

According to Gartner Research, mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common Web access device worldwide by 2013. Mobile solutions are one key area innovative manufacturers should be considering … Read More & Listen to Podcast Online »

May 09, 2012

Topic: Manufacturing

Manufacturing Matters - Food and Feed : Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection (WDATCP)

Speaker(s): Glenn Goldschmidt & Steve Ingham

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection reviews services for food processors.This session, presented by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer … Read More & Listen to Podcast Online »

May 09, 2012

Topic: Manufacturing

Manufacturing Matters - Food and Feed: Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)

Speaker(s): Victor Muliyil

One of the key elements within the US FDA activities related to the Food Safety Modernization Act is the close communication with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). The FDA recognizes the work … Read More & Listen to Podcast Online »

May 09, 2012

Topic: Manufacturing

Manufacturing Matters - OSHA Update

Speaker(s): Mark A. Lies II

As a manufacturer, you're constantly striving to maintain the safest possible work environment for your employees and keep worker's comp as low as possible. But new mandates will make OSHA dig deeper … Read More & Listen to Podcast Online »

May 09, 2012

Topic: Manufacturing

Manufacturing Matters - Quality/Regulatory/Legal

Speaker(s): Charles P. Stevens

And What We Can Do To Weather the StormOn March 23, 2010, President Obama signed health insurance reform legislation into law that will affect every employer and individual across the country.This … Read More & Listen to Podcast Online »


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