Looking Ahead to the 2012 Continuous Improvement Conference

January 25, 2012 by  

St Louis print companies will have the chance to improve their services by attending the 2012 Continuous Improvement Conference. Organized by Printing Industries of America, the conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch from 1st to 4th April. The conference includes 24 sessions focusing on various areas of operation with the aim of providing practical assistance and strategies for printing companies. This will be the 23rd year of the conference, with a theme this year of Driving Organization Excellence. Keynote speakers will include improvement specialist Mike Rother, Michael Bremer of Cumberland Group, Scott Wesseler of Delta Faucet, and Bob Chapman of Barry-Wehmiller Companies.

The sessions for the four day event are divided into three sectors. Two of these cover process and tools, with a fundamental stream and an advanced stream. The third stream covers leadership and culture. As well as presentations from those who typify operational excellence, the conference will include extensive opportunities for industry networking, and will feature case studies on creating a culture of continuous improvement, the application of lean concepts and improvements in performance indicators. The conference also aims to highlight ways for both managers and executives to enhance business performance and customer satisfaction and cut costs.

According to Jim Workman, the Assistant Vice President of the Center for Technology and Research at Printing Industries of America: “Whether executives are seeking a new approach to involve employees or managers looking for ways to cut out wasted time and materials, attendees will have new insight into how to gain competitive advantage.”