The Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas, NV
May 7-9th, 2017

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Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas
May 7-9th, 2017

Workforce & Talent Mngmt

In the business world, it has now been established that to drive optimal levels of operational success, business leaders need to engage high-performing employees, foster new talent and keep developing their workforce. Throughout this track workforce management experts will discuss top approaches to keeping an engaged workforce, managing the changing landscape and tackling the task of attracting qualified talent.

  • Improving Current Employee Engagement and Productivity Levels
  • How to Attract Millennials into Perceived Lower Tech Manufacturing Careers
  • Managing the Changing Workforce
  • Increasing Employee Engagement through Workforce Development

Breakout Presentations

Shared Best Practices in Managing the New Manufacturing Workforce

SPEAKERS

Chris Drees
Vice President Global Operations, Mercury Marine

Details

Shared Best Practices in Managing the New Manufacturing Workforce

The presentation will focus on sharing best practices for managing the new manufacturing workforce.  By outlining the changing dynamics in the workplace then coupling it with tested business practices will arm people with specific tools to help reduce turnover and attract talent.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Changes in the workforce are demanding new strategies and tactics to recruit and retain skilled talent
  • Recognizing that there is no “silver bullet” answer to solving issues with employee retention and absenteeism and that any approach needs to be both multi-faceted and realistic
  • Why repositioning manufacturing with the youth is critical to helping sustain manufacturing into the future
Lean Culture: Our Lean-Journey in Different Sites in Different Cultures

SPEAKERS

Clemens Honeder
COO, Miba Bearing Group

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Lean Culture: Our Lean-Journey in Different Sites in Different Cultures

Miba Bearing Division is part of Miba AG. Miba AG is an Austrian mid-sized company ($800m Sales) with the strategic positioning as technology leader. The value chain of Miba Bearing Division is long and complex. We work on implementing lean in the different sites more than 10 years. For the last 3 years the next step is to improve leadership and develop the organization towards a new understanding of continuous improvement. The major target is to implement a behavior that improvement activities are daily routines. Key elements for this lean culture are the “structured problem solving” – Process and an integrated approach for Human Capital in order to create an environment of mutual trust.

Even though the concept is global, the details of the concepts in each area (US, Europe, China) are different.

Staffing and Attracting A-Players

SPEAKERS

Ronald Ward
Vice President Operations, Origlio Beverage

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Staffing and Attracting A-Players

The participants will engage in a discussion about the pervasive, but sometimes un-noticed, human capital issues facing their industry.   A recent McKinsey study reported the United States will be short over 200,000 data scientist and other technical professionals by the year 2020. This gives rise to a few issues: (1) Why?  (2) Will it impact my industry?  (3) Why should I care?  (4) What could I do?  Last, we will have an open discussion around workforce aging and creating a personal action plan around it.   

Key Take-Aways:

  • The issues impacting their industry
  • Strategies to attract and cultivate talent 
  • Strategies to retain talent  
  • Strategies to insulate themselves against aging market value
Setting up a World Class Associate Engagement System

SPEAKERS

William Kirchmeier
Director, Global Supplier Development, Tecumseh Products Company

Details

Setting up a World Class Associate Engagement System

What manager doesn't desire to maximize their team's performance?  A new approach has proven to engage employees in even the most hardened environments.  It focuses on rebuilding the culture around the leader-associate relationship across all company levels and has been successful in small organizations to large multinationals.

Key Take-Aways

  • What drives underperforming individuals and teams might not be what you think
  • Why do traditional associate engagement practices often fall short of expectations?
  • How do world class performing organizations drive associate engagement?
  • Key elements in setting up your own associate engagement system
  • Launch plan for your own engagement system to exceed expectations
Creating Inspirational Leaders and Developing a Comprehensive Talent Development Strategy for Global Operations

SPEAKERS

Brian Feller
Vice President, Global Production Planning, Dell

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Creating Inspirational Leaders and Developing a Comprehensive Talent Development Strategy for Global Operations

Hiring, developing and retaining talent in today’s marketplace can be extremely challenging.  As Global Operations organizations continue to require diverse skillsets, including data sciences and analytics, supply chain management, operations, procurement, and others, companies must have a comprehensive talent development process.  Top talent are no longer satisfied with applying for their first job within a company, they want to understand opportunities for the next two, three or four roles.  Further, a key decision criteria for joining or staying with a company is often related to how much of an investment the company is willing to make in individual career development.  In this session, Brian will talk about the comprehensive strategy the Global Operations organization within Dell Technologies uses to develop inspirational leaders, invest in program development, and provide growth opportunities for all its team members.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Creating a talent management framework
  • Driving individual development planning at all levels of the organization
  • Ensuring development programs meet needs of early, mid, and late career leaders
  • Using formal and informal key talent programs to inspire top performers
Solve these 5 Team Challenges and Transform your Business

SPEAKERS

Steve Dwyer
Flippen Group, Senior Consultant

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Solve these 5 Team Challenges and Transform your Business

We are all in the people business, and we know that in every industry people are our business.  We also know that when people work together there is an exponential impact on the mission and production of the organization.  Identifying talent is often the easiest part of our job, connecting and maximizing that talent is the key.  In this session, we will look at the 5 most significant team challenges and share ways to engage these issues and solve them to create dynamic teams and extraordinary outcomes.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Dealing with Contentious Teams / Teammates
  • Navigating Change Initiatives
  • Accelerating the Effectiveness of New Teams / New Leaders
  • High Potentials Development
  • Optimizing High Functioning Teams