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Manufacturing Matters - Continuous Improvements by Bob Hoganson

For: CEOs, COOs, Operations/Manufacturing, Plant Managers, Continuous Improvement Managers, Lean Six Sigma Champions 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, President and Don Drea, Operations Manager at Quick Cable Corporation in Franksville will share their experience with the Profitable Sustainability Initiative, providing updates since the First Report of PSI results was released in June 2011. The Wisconsin Profitable Sustainability Initiative was launched in April 2010 by the Wisconsin Department of Commerce and the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP) to accelerate the adoption of sustainable practices by small and midsize manufacturers. The PSI program " the only one of its kind in the U.S. " features a multidisciplinary approach to sustainability and reliance on expert partners to drive improvements. Under the program, a team of energy, environmental, logistics, lean and finance experts take a 360-degree view of the participants" business enterprises to diagnose, assess and implement improvements. A key reason for the success of the pilot program is that PSI is flexible and customer-driven. The program encourages manufacturers to prioritize sustainability projects based on business needs, fast payback and high ROI. Bob Hoganson has been with Quick Cable for six years starting as Vice President of Manufacturing. He has over 30 years experience in the wire and cable industry with responsibility for operations, technical service and product management. While at Quick Cable Bob has focused on implementing improvements in manufacturing capabilities with employee involvement. Don Drea has been with Quick Cable for twelve years starting as Production Manager and then taking on Inventory Control. He has over 20 years of experience in operations with responsibility for manufacturing, assembly and distribution, including time with UPS and Waukesha Engine. He has had the opportunity to make many process upgrades at Quick Cable including a new warehouse and distribution system and upgrades to manufacturing. Steve Straub is an experienced continuous improvement practitioner who has helped Wisconsin manufacturers grow by reducing waste throughout the enterprise. Steve will provide an overview of the Profitable Sustainability Initiative, highlighting the results of one manufacturer that focued on continuous improvement to reduce costs and environmental impact - Quick Cable Corporation.


Manufacturing Matters - Continuous Improvements by Bob Hoganson
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Frontier Airlines Center
400 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Registration Deadline
May 8, 2012

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