Webinars / Workshops
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Transformational Performance Measures
July 8, 2021
We all use metrics to drive improvements and to help focus people and resources on what’s important. But there is seemingly an endless range of benchmarks that companies can utilize. Take a look at this short webinar where we review our new program, “Transformational Performance Measures.”
This quick overview offers a look at the most important measures, from those that are mandatory—for legal, safety or contractual purposes—to those that track increases in efficiency, reductions in complaints, greater profits, and better savings. You’ll better understand how the best metrics support your strategies and priorities throughout the entire organization. We’ll offer insights on the best most meaningful measures for finance, marketing, competition, standards, customer requirements, and other expectations.
Optimizing Tactical Performance
June 24, 2021
Here is a quick overview of our program, “Optimizing Tactical Performance,” providing a better understanding of how to align all roles in in your organization to the company’s objectives—production, quality, and on-time delivery.
Our proprietary Visual Management System is an operations management program that helps your company meet its strategic and production goals by easily dealing with constraints. It provides a physical tool that identifies, tracks, and communicates goals of individuals, departments, and the company. VMS identifies constraints to goals, then assigns the problems to those who can remove the obstacles.
VMS—often called a huddle—can be used anywhere in the business, but is most often utilized on the production floor at the beginning of each shift. Our quick online session will offer a glimpse of how production workers and supervisors can meet around a
customized white board where goals, barriers, and actual results are posted. You’ll see how it all provides an information center where employees can easily view the state of production.
Optimizing Leader Performance
June 10, 2021
One of the best indicators of a company’s performance is the ability of leaders to inspire and engage their employees. This succinct webinar shows you you that real inspiration flows from an ongoing set of activities to direct, guide, and build engaged thinkers throughout your organization.
You’ll better understand how to help your team use knowledge, skills, and abilities to systematically eliminate waste and solve problems in their own processes. That, in turn, will help the business efficiently meet its objectives. By creating “leader’s standard work,” you’ll develop a process to fully engage all employees as leaders. This overview of our full one-day workshop offers a look at the various leader’s standard work templates and how they can be customized for your specific organization’s goals and metrics.
Single Point Accountability and Decision Making:
Develop Key Accountabilities for Each Leadership Position
May 25, 2021
Low performance is most often a direct result of not having clearly defined expectations and team members not knowing how they are measured. Join us for this webinar where we offer a quick look at our new and effective program, “Single Point Accountability and Decision Making.” You’ll get a look at how we can help you engage this tool through an organizational mapping process. Your company’s current state is examined, and we show you how to use this map to remove reporting and decision-making confusion.
The accountability mapping process optimizes your reporting structure for all employees, developing key accountabilities for each leadership position and developing individual performance metrics. You’ll see how the outcome is a future state organizational structure that ensures no roles overlap. Confusion of expectations is removed and an optimized alignment directed toward business objectives is created.
Aligning Structure to Achieve Strategy:
Creating the Perfect Operating Model for Manufacturers
May 11, 2021
With a little help and support, manufacturers can create the perfect operating model. Take a look at this brief overview of our new program, “Aligning Structure to Achieve Strategy.” In this online session, we’ll help participants understand the three common organizational structures: functional, product, and geographic.
Rarely do organizations align the structure to the strategy they are trying to achieve, choosing to continue with their same “operating model.” We’ll offer a glimpse of our process where we help your leadership team reexamine its tactics and operating model to verify all are directly aligned to the organization’s strategy. In the end, the result is a clearly defined operating model that has direct alignment to the strategy, objectives, and deliverables of your company.
You’ll learn about important next steps after this alignment, which can further develop the accountabilities, metrics, and decision making in your organization.
Creating a Business Transformation:
Full Optimization for Manufacturers
April 27, 2021
Often companies develop a strategy, then just wait to see it in action. Lackluster results soon follow. Fully optimizing an organization takes holistic leadership and a process that engages all levels of business.
In this webinar, we help you understand that business transitions take more than just one boss making decisions. We’ll explain how to build a “Guiding Coalition” of employees that can oversee strategy development and eventually reach the desired culture. This session is an overview of our deeper “business transformation” one-day workshop, which follows John Kotter’s model of leading transformational change to drive measurable results when aligned to a strategy-to-action plan.
While developed to achieve an ideal corporate strategy, it is a process useful for any kind of change effort. This method can be used when an organization is not meeting its goals or to help drive a sense of urgency. Let us help you turn your team into transformational leaders.
Strategy to Action in Manufacturing Operations
April 8, 2021
Often, strategic plans don’t achieve expected results because the company isn’t driving a systematic project-management approach. Check out this quick webinar that offers an overview of our new program, “Strategy to Action.” You’ll get a look at our simple step-by-step method that operationalizes strategy to drive results.
The process distills the strategy into actionable objectives, which includes detailed project plans and assigned owners. This method helps designated owners through ways that ensure 18 to 36-month strategic outcomes are realized. Finally, we’ll talk about the implementation of a “Strategy Forum,” which is a unique leadership meeting where all involved make sure your plan is implemented and results are delivered.
Optimizing the Organization: Taking It to 10
March 25, 2021
Our new program, “Optimizing the Organization: Take It to 10” is a strategic planning method that uses an 18 to 36-month timeline to optimize all aspects of your company. Join us for this one-hour webinar offering an overview of this proprietary process. You’ll better understand what it takes to win in your industry and gain insights into exactly why your most potent competitor is so successful. With that knowledge, you can recognize your value proposition and how you differentiate yourself.
It can help companies like yours target areas without significant competition or target markets that can differentiate your business. Once it is developed, it can help you define “what will it takes to win” in the industry that you serve.
In this session, you’ll see how this unique process can identify gaps in your organization’s structure, people systems, tools, methods, and metrics, then engage leaders to close those gaps. Ultimately, your organization will develop a clear blueprint for recovering, growing, and scaling to your future business needs.
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SERIES
Total Cost of Ownership
Part 3 of 3 in the Series
March 5, 2021
In this final session of our three-part series on supply chain management, we’ll help professionals understand total cost of ownership (TCO) and how it relates to your operations. You’ll learn how and why unit acquisition cost is often just a small portion of TCO. We’ll explain why It is critical to engage suppliers, internal stakeholders and customers to optimize solutions. Helpful strategy points will illustrate how to leverage the magnitude of spends in a company to explore opportunities that impact bottom-line costs and set up potential streams for top-line growth.
Proficiency in Supply Chain Management
Part 2 of 3 in the Series
February 25, 2021
Second of the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance’s 3-part webinar series on Supply Chain Management, providing a deeper dive into modern-day concepts. Even for smaller companies, the magnitude and significance of efficient supply chains has exploded over the past decade. This session will offer an overview of how best to apply processes to cost, price and supplier segmentation while optimizing resources and improving efficiencies across the company. Gain useful insights into how demand will drive more effective forecasting and inventory strategies. Also, we’ll take a look at supplier engagement, third party services and emerging technologies.
Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management
Part 1 of 3 in the Series
February 10, 2021
First of the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance’s 3-part webinar series on Supply Chain Management, this session covers the fundamental and what it should look like for your organization in the modern manufacturing world. The brief overviews provide a foundation for what can be significant improvements to your specific production demands. The three workshops—less than one hour each—are designed to build on one another, but are available separately to meet individual needs.
Introduction to Supply Chain Management
January 28, 2021
This webinar offers a brief introduction to supply chain management and the Manufacturing Alliance’s upcoming three-part workshop series.
In this webinar, you’ll better understand what is supply chain management and how does it drive success in your organization? this primer is perfect for small and medium-sized manufacturers. It will offer a deeper understanding of what supply chain management is, its history, and what it should look like for your organization in the modern manufacturing world.
Business Excellence Assessments
January 21, 2021
This webinar offers a brief discussion of the Business Excellence Assessment. It’s a proven diagnostic tool that focuses on aligning the six critical areas of your business operations: With this tool, the Manufacturing Alliance can help identify specific pain points, recognize the root causes, and then determine how they impact performance. This free self-assessment helps provide clarity while developing a plan to improve and optimize your business.