Supporting a Continually Improving Culture
In a recent survey conducted by Pittsburgh-based Printing Industries of America (PIA), more than a quarter of companies acknowledged that their corporate culture was not supportive of employee engagement and continuous improvement. The survey also found that many companies don't have a continuous improvement program, and of those that do, approximately 30 percent admitted that their results had fallen well short of expectations.
Companies can't afford to waste time and money and still hope to make a profit. If any business plans on running as efficiently as possible, then the Continuous Improvement Conference, April 18-21, 2010, in Tampa, Fla., is a great investment.
PIA's Continuous Improvement Conference, now in its third decade, assists companies with Lean manufacturing, process improvement and corporate culture in the quest for reduced costs and better performance. The CI Conference helps companies save money and increase productivity by providing panels on:
• Fostering a culture of innovation
• Harnessing the power of A3 reporting
• Building a winning culture
• Controlling the digital production process
• Ten tools that can be used to immediately improve business
The Continuous Improvement Conference helps shed light on the myriad of ways a company can become more efficient by utilizing the tools that already sit under its roof. Attending the book discussion on Ideas Are Free will illuminate managers on harnessing their employees' brain power. Another panel, Improving Employee Involvement, will provide inside tips on getting everyone in the company engaged, which can lead to significant improvements in profit and productivity.
For the last 21 years, the Continuous Improvement Conference has guided printing companies in the use of CI concepts, philosophies and increased excellence in business performance, manufacturing and customer satisfaction. The 2010 CI Conference plans to add to that legacy by featuring in-depth printer-specific case studies of successful improvement initiatives, along with presentations on how to foster innovation, generate more employee ideas and create a winning culture.