2013 Spring Conferences Leave Many Satisfied Customers
Many BIA and CI attendees took the opportunity to participate in local plant tours and networking sessions for experiential learning. The BIA conference was highlighted by tours of Great Lakes Graphics Association members D.E. Baugh’s and Eckhart & Co.’s state-of-the-art facilities. As Goldstein reports, BIA plant tours, along with peer and supplier networking opportunities, are among the biggest draws for the conference each year.
CI participants got to witness the Toyota Production System in action at Toyota’s plant making material handling trucks for the North American market. They could also tour the HardingPoorman Group printing facilities that boast 98.0% on-time delivery, a 98.8% client satisfaction ratio, and less than 1.0% spoilage.
There were plenty of networking opportunities and a reception at the NCAA Hall of Champions. Many of the networking sessions were combined to offer optimal “bang for your buck” as attendees could connect with other conference goers.
Back for More in 2014
Hosting a collaboration of successful events leaves organizers with only one problem—attempting to do it even better in 2014. Well, check back because we will deliver another round of prime events next spring when you can expect more practical information from leading presenters, plant tours, and networking events. Here are the 2014 Conference Dates:
- 2014 CI Conference—March 30–April 2
- 2014 BIA Conference—March 31–April 2
Both events will be held at the Fairmont Hotel, Dallas, Texas.
“Very informative—great to see Lean in actual practice.”
“A very valuable conference with great organization and great material.”
“Networking sessions are a great opportunity to compare practices with industry peers.”
—Sampling of 2013 Attendee Feedback
We would like to thank all of our attendees and supporters for helping to make these 2013 conferences highly informative and successful. For more information on the CI Conference, BIA Conference, and PIFE Conference, please visit us online.