See below for a small sample of the presentations you will experience at the Top Shops Executive Summit in October. We will announce our final agenda in April 2020.
Top Logistics Practices of a No. 1 Shop
William Howard will share a research paper he wrote with several college professors called, “Supply Chain Reengineering: Vendor-Managed Services” that explores how finishers can improve profits through better logistics.
Profit Drivers of the Top Shops: A Deep Dive into Trends of the 2020 Finishing Benchmarking Survey Steve Kline Jr. and Jan Schafer from Gardner Intelligence dive into the statistics from the Products Finishing Top Shop Benchmarking Survey to let owners and manager know what drive improved profits.
Growing Your Finishing Shop and its Employee Culture Taking on capital improvement projects is costly and daunting, but the folks from Professional Plating will show you how to effectively manage the projects and improve bottom line performance. Join Larry Dietz, Kerry Behnke, and Jessica Moskow for this informative session.
Next Gen: Planning Ahead for Your Finishing Operation Ryan Murphy and his partners have handled dozens of finishing M&As, Join Ryan and KAL Capital as you learn the best way to prepare your operation for the future, whether it be a merger, acquisition or employee takeover.
Lunch: Economic Forecast for Finishing Operations What does the next twelve to twenty four months hold for the automotive, aerospace, medical and general industrial manufacturing sectors, and how will that affect finishers? Michael Guckes explains it all and provides a roadmap for profitability.
Building the Best Culture for Your Finishing Operation A close-knit atmosphere, hard-working mentality, innovative spirit and performance-driven culture is what made Lincoln Industries named one of the '25 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work For in America’ seven times. You'll want to hear everything Marc LeBaron has to say in this session!
30-in-30: 30 Ideas from Top Shops in 30 Minutes In 30 minutes, you will come away with 30 great ideas on how to improve efficiencies an increase profits from the Presidents/CEOs of five of the best Top Shops. This panel will include five members of the Top Shops in the industry. Get ready to take notes!
Workforce Development An amazing story of how social redemption helped a finishing operation grow from 50 employees to over 180 in a short period of time to expand their operations and increase profits, with Charles Zinke and Toni Gauna, of Perfection Industrial Finishing.
Continuity Planning for Finishing Operations What would happen if your facility suffered a major catastrophe such as fire, tornado or more? Proper planning will help you keep the doors open and may help you land more business. Rick Gehman of Keystone Koatings will help you determine what type of planning is right for your business.
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