2013 Presentations and Videos

Thanks to everyone who made the 2013 Oklahoma Conference on Manufacturing a huge success. Click below to view presentations and videos from the event.

Keynote Address: Changes and Trends in Advanced Manufacturing
Christine Furstoss, Senior Executive and Technical Director for Manufacturing and Materials Technologies at GE, based at GE’s Global Research Center in New York
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Keynote Address: Building Oklahoma’s Manufacturing Talent Pipeline
Jennifer McNelly, President of The Manufacturing Institute, the non-profit affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers
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Remarks on Manufacturing in Oklahoma
Lt. Governor Todd Lamb
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The State of Our Manufacturing Economy
Chad Wilkerson, Branch Executive of the Kansas City Federal Reserve’s Oklahoma City office, serving as the Bank’s lead officer and regional economist in the state of Oklahoma
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Toyota Kata: An Introduction and Overview
Led by experts from Industrial Solutions (ISI), providing an introduction and overview of Kata concepts. It helped participants understand how Toyota Kata is being utilized to affect successful and sustained continuous improvement and transform cultures, including many Oklahoma manufacturers.
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Innovation in Manufacturing: Real-World Examples and Round Table Discussion
Joe Genet, Innovation Project Manager and a certified IE Black Belt for the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance, moderates this roundtable discussion offering real-world examples from manufacturers that are using continuous innovation to prosper and grow. Dave Younge, owner of Progressive Stamping, offers an Oklahoma manufacturer’s perspective. Mark Chalfant of MAMTC is a certified IE Black Belt from the Kansas MEP Center and brings the perspective of an IEMS Process Coach along with his experiences of successes and challenges.
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Motivating Without Money: (No Cost) Steps for Dramatically Improving Employee Engagement and Retention!
In this highly-interactive educational session, Kristine Sexter, President and Senior Consultant with WorkWise Productions, zealously illustrates how manufacturing leaders, managers, and supervisors can measurably increase employee engagement, performance, and retention—all without tapping the company’s budget!
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