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SHOW ME COBOTS NOW: A Great (Surprisingly Doable!) Workforce Solution for these Troubled Times.

September 29, 2021

By Bob Beckmann, Missouri Enterprise Project Manager What once seemed like science fiction is quickly losing the fiction and is a part of many manufacturing facilities today.  Robots, or more specifically cobots (collaborative robots) have been around for a while, but adoption has been slow, including in our Show Me state of Missouri, where we need to see it with
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Hiring Success! Manufacturing Job Training Program Yields Impressive Results.

September 29, 2021

By Dale Graves, Missouri Enterprise Project Manager It is a tough hiring market right now.  Employers of all types are struggling to find people with even the simple skills we used to take for granted.  We’re talking about things like listening skills, the ability to communicate clearly, an understanding of teamwork, and perhaps most importantly today, the desire to show
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What You Need to Know to Implement Your ERP Plan – Session 3

September 27, 2021

This session covers what you need to know to successfully implement your ERP system including dangers to watch out for, getting your people involved and bought in, criteria for success, training and more. It’s a business system NOT an IT project. Systems Requirement Document. Project charger and steering committee of users. Budget and expected ROI. Project plan and achievable milestones.
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How to Plan for Your ERP Dream – Session 2

September 27, 2021

Instructor Tom Gordon guides you the fundamentals on how to successfully implement ERP at your organization without sinking the ship. Tom will share his first-hand experience on successful ERP selection and deployment. “We’ve domesticated it but will never tame it”. A real-life case study. All ERP systems work but how well will the fit into in your environment? Understanding your
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Why Pursue the ERP Dream – Session 1

September 27, 2021

Never the shrinking violet, instructor Tom Gordon bluntly asks, “Why would you want to spend all this money on something that can cause disruption and lower morale?” Tom will cover the first phases of your ERP dream with a thorough review of the benefits of implementing ERP and how it can be transformative for your business. Review of manufacturing control
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CONNEX™ Exchange Center Demonstration Easy to Use, Powerful Tools

September 23, 2021

Learn how easy it is to become a power user of the powerful CONNEX™ online tool. It was built to help manufacturers strengthen their supply chain network, promote their capabilities to the manufacturing community and connect with opportunities to help them grow. Join us for an interactive live demonstration of the power of the CONNEX™ Exchange Center to take your
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Get to Know CONNEX™ The Supply Chain Networking Tool to Strengthen Manufacturers

September 2, 2021

Spend an interactive hour with us for a live demonstration of the CONNEX™ online database platform built to help manufacturers promote themselves and network in the industry, find local and domestic suppliers, enhance their supply chain strategies and so much more. Join Missouri Enterprise’s Supply Chain Program Manager, Jeff Wilkens, and Alan Davis, President and CEO of CONNEX™, as they
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Total Cost of Ownership – Let’s Not Fool Ourselves Webinar

August 30, 2021

Presented by Missouri Enterprise’s own supply chain expert extraordinaire, Tom Gordon, this insightful webinar will make you think. As Tom so astutely puts it, “Let’s not fool ourselves”. As a manufacturing business owner or procurement professional, you should get beyond the concept of “hidden costs” and arm yourself with information to avoid them. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is the
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Mitigating Supply Chain Risk in Today’s Uncertain World Webinar

August 24, 2021

We’re sure you’ll enjoy Tom’s captivating style as he mixes in a bit of his trademark wry wit while sharing his knowledge and first-hand experience in the world of Supply Chains. You’ll learn his views on how Supply Chain is the foundation for a smooth manufacturing operation, and how disruptions could result in serious profit loss, bottlenecks, compromised quality and
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A Strategic View of Supply Chain Management

August 18, 2021

Supply chains are being viewed much more strategically than in the past. This approach focuses on the entire supply chain and is intended to improve the supply chain’s speed of delivery, improve collaboration, manage risk and decrease overall total cost. Manage Your Supply Chain Risk https://www.industryweek.com/sponsored/article/21170651/evolve-your-supply-chain-management-to-be-more-strategic
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