Webinars highlighting best practices to help your company thrive - on topics of supply chain, finances, facilities, workforce & more!
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Mark your calendar for 7 webinars to help your company thrive

The month of July features a diverse slate of webinars from IMEC, assisting Illinois manufacturers to create your competitive future, taking a more in depth look at your supply chain, workforce, finances and facilities.

Let IMEC be your trusted resource for all aspects of your business.  View the full list of events on the IMEC Events Page, or scroll below to register today!

Key Drivers of Revenue & Profit at Machine Shops
Thursday, July 9  |  11:30am
Gardner Intelligence took the results of 10 years of the Top Shops survey, which includes more than 3,000 shops, and used sophisticated modeling techniques to determine what really drives high performance at machine shops. The presentation will cover the key drivers of gross sales/machine, gross sales/employee, and profit margin.

Security Today! Insights on Facility Security, Cybercrime Protection & Cybersecurity
Friday, July 10  |  Noon - 1:30pm
Prepare, Protect, Respond! Now more than ever, physical and digital security in the workplace is essential.  Workplace security can protect your business against theft, while also guarding the safety of your staff against incursions of violence.  Protection against cyber attacks can prevent loss of funds, business interruption and reputational harm - but what insurance coverage is available in case of a breach?  This webinar will guide you in growing your organization’s security function, built upon best practices and lessons learned from security experts.

From Hindsight to Foresight: Reorienting Manufacturing to Return to Growth
Wednesday, July 15  |  11:30am
MAPI survey research in recent months offers snapshots on the urgent and evolving cross-functional industry challenges, from protecting financial stability and managing supply chain shocks to navigating workforce safety and cyber threats. Join us to take stock of where the manufacturing industry has been and where we’re going with data-driven insights on the topics of business resiliency and the business trajectory for the second half of 2020, plus trends of remote work, digital transformation and onshoring.

Real Estate Strategies for Manufacturing and Logistics Occupiers

Thursday, July 16  |  11:30am
Attendees will hear from a panel of market leading real estate experts providing strategies for manufacturing and logistics to combat today's environment.  The presenters will provide real-time market intel in areas including real estate taxes, facilities management, leasing cost containment strategies and monetizing through capital markets.  This session is presented by CBRE.

Optimizing Liquidity in an Uncertain Market/Environment

Wednesday, July 22  |  11:30am
Managing liquidity - cash or assets an organization has to cover its obligations - is just one piece of the manufacturing financial puzzle.  Liquidity management is the backbone of smooth-running organizational operations, but now that everything has shifted it’s more important than ever. Now is the time to take a fresh look at your liquidity management policies and procedures to help you manage your cash as effectively and efficiently as possible — and possibly still pick up some yield.  This session is presented by BMO.

Supply Chain and Manufacturing Site Selection: An Intelligent Approach, presented by CBRE

Thursday, July 23  |  11:30am
In this session, you will learn how industrial real estate decisions are being made today within the context of recent market trends. Learn the benefits of a real estate strategy aligned with your supply chain and strategic business objectives.  Join IMEC and CBRE for an approach to making a smart decision based on your individual company situation.

Safe Return to Business Travel

Wednesday, July 29  |  11:30am
As your company prepares for employees to resume business travel, there are many considerations from employee safety to cost containment as we expect business travel costs to increase in the post-COVID era.  Join IMEC and Options Travel for tips to craft policies and expectations to ensure safe and cost-effective travel.

Questions about any of the webinars? Contact Emily Lee at elee@imec.org or 608.445.4905

These webinars are proudly supported by:

Webinar Sponsors - spring 2020


In Case You Missed It: Download Past IMEC Webinars

Recordings of all past webinars and resources are available on demand.  Visit the IMEC Coronavirus: News & Updates Page to download and listen to all of the past sessions.  Webinars are available in the topic areas of:

  • Operations
  • Workforce
  • Financial Management
  • Customer Engagement
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technology

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