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OUTLAST THE COMPETITION
Illinois manufacturers have proven their strength and resiliency time and time again, but even the strongest and fastest athlete needs a coach. Your partners at IMEC are just a phone call or email away. In the meanwhile, take a look at some of the tools and support available to help you get ahead − and stay ahead − of the competition.
MAXIMIZE YOUR MACHINES: Total Predictive Maintenance for Equipment Effectiveness Virtual Training Series
Improve equipment reliability, product quality, cost performance and uptime on your equipment! This 7-session training will meet from 8:30am to 10:30am on August 23, 30 and September 3, 7, 10, 13, and 17. Registration closes on August 13!
Join IMEC and Fuss & O'Neill to learn how to equip your team with the tools to change from a run-to-failure culture, establish proactive maintenance, and drive the improved performance you seek.
Beginning August 23, the 7-session training will cover topics including:
The case for change – Maintenance case studies
What is Total Predictive Maintenance (TPM)?
Using data to identify opportunities
TPM & Maintenance Excellence
Why employ TPM?
How do we implement TPM?
Measuring & sustaining progress
This training is highly recommended for supervisors and leaders in operations, maintenance, continuous improvement, and engineering.
CELEBRATING MANUFACTURING SUCCESS: Quad City Engineering, Co.
The team at Quad City Engineering, Co. (QCE) had been relying on tribal knowledge to run daily operations. Eventually, this resulted in additional time spent searching for documents and accomplishing daily tasks, missed business opportunities, and low productivity and customer satisfaction. Jeff Hagmeier, President/CEO, and his team knew it was time to “address standardized documents, file saving, quality systems, employee training and skill ratings, engineering, and general business systems.” They wanted to establish a Quality Management System (QMS) that could prepare the organization for ISO 9001:2015 certification. So, they reached out to their trusted partners at IMEC.
A helpful guide on how to improve operations, cultivate a high-performing team, and win in the global manufacturing landscape. ~ Michelle Drew Rodriguez, VP of Strategy and Corporate Development - Tenneco
Each section of the Made in Illinois book contains best practices, insights, lessons learned, and questions to spark new ideas and inspire you to rethink excellence. We are happy to introduce supporting materials to help you put this playbook into action:
Strategy Guide Use this handy guide to bookmark, prioritize, and implement the ideas sparked from this book. And, tackle problem-solving using the steps outlined at the end. Download►
Reading Guide Get your whole team involved! Start a book club with your team, or with fellow manufacturers and use the chapter summaries of key ideas, in the form of questions to guide your discussions. Download►
Small and mid-size manufacturers can level the playing field with their competitors by embracing automation technologies into their process. Those already on the automation journey are seeing great improvements in:
Skilled Labor Gaps
And much more!
Learn about technical support from IMEC and partners to identify and implement automation technologies that best support your business goals.
SAFE AND SOUND: Celebrating your Commitment to Safety
How to you ensure the health and safety of your workplace and your team?Successful health and safety programs can proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injuries or illnesses, improving sustainability and the bottom line.
Join IMEC and OSHA on August 19 to recognize Safe and Sound Week in Southern Illinois and learn best practices for creating a safe and healthy workplace for your team, or to revamp your existing safety program.
Join the LEVERAGE YOUR ERP: How to Achieve, Maintain, and Sustain Compliance Webinaron August 18 to learn how an ERP system can help you overcome roadblocks to meet & sustain compliance requirements, especially in aerospace and defense manufacturing. When utilizing tools such as an Enterprise Resource Planning system, A&D businesses can create an agile environment to achieve, maintain and sustain compliance.
In this webinar, our experts will review:
What compliance requirements are often needed for Aerospace & Defense Manufacturers
Why compliance is difficult and why strategies need to be in place for A&D manufacturers
How to leverage your ERP system to achieve, maintain, and sustain compliances within the A&D industry.
Do you have a desire to attract a diverse and socially conscious group of employees? To give back to your community? Find alignment in your business operations and personal values? To appeal to investors with similar objectives?
The BE THE CHANGE: Corporate Social Responsibility workshops are designed for decision makers of small to mid-sized manufacturers who are interested in learning about the benefits and advantages of investing in corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices as part of an overall strategy for encouraging business growth and revitalization.
Watch the Doing Good to Do Better recording and register for the remaining 2 sessions to learn how your CSR track record can impact your brand reputation, ability to attract and retain talent, and customer loyalty – no matter your company size or industry.
BE THE CHANGE: Corporate Social Responsibility Workshops August 26 | Session 2: Incorporating CSR into your Brand Register ►
September 23 | Session 3: Leadership for a Changing World Register►
Upskilling for the Move to the Smart Factory On the heels of the global pandemic comes yet another challenge for manufacturers to face: The coming of the “smart factory”. The factory that requires you to upskill your workers just to stay afloat and will leave you and your employees behind if you don’t start planning now. Right now.►
RealWear HMT-1 Benefits for Manufacturers Knowledge transfer for new employees is often the bottleneck to effective and efficient onboarding and can be a major source of downtime when the right knowledge is unavailable on-site. ►
INSPIRE THE FUTURE WORKFORCE:Host a Manufacturing Day Event
Over the next decade, 4 million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled in the US. Do your part in filling the skills gap byhosting a #MFGDAY21 eventon October 1, 2021 - or throughout the month of October.
MFG Day helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, teachers and community leaders.
Resources are available to help you get started!
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