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Manufacturing KPIs: Static to Real-Time and 50 to 10 - Epicor Supplier Solutions Webcast

September 30, 2014 1:00 PM

Fewer than 20% of companies say that “everyone” in their business gets the numbers they need to make day-to-day decisions (according to The Advanced Performance Institute).  To steer the business properly, leaders need a long list of KPIs – usually on a monthly basis.

That list can get shorter, when data for metrics becomes real-time.

Maybe it’s time to rethink key performance indicators for your food manufacturing operation in context of real-time data.  It means the right peopleand the right insight at the right time.

Consider this:  Producers that shift from static information to real-time data are the real winners when it comes to operations performance, complete on-time shipments, and new product introductions.  They’re also the ones that can shift from monthly KPIs to weekly, weekly KPIs to daily, and daily to real-time, and in the process reduce the number of front-line metrics to just those that will have the greatest impact on operations and business performance.

What does it take to develop a KPI strategy for the next generation manufacturing enterprise?

  • Assess your current KPIs by business function, role and department
  • Consider real-time readiness and maturity, in context of people and data sources
  • Create a KPI roadmap and action plan, prioritize by readiness and business value
  • Choose the “best” KPIs and commit the right resources

We’ve invited John Oskin, 25+ year veteran of manufacturing operations and performance improvement to describe how to rev-up KPIs and decision-making – to give everyone – on the shop floor, and on up to the top floor – a role in decision-making, performance and profitability.

Take a 30-minute break from your KPIs to have more impact on your business. (Read more)

Protein for Healthy Aging with Dr. Don Layman - Davisco Supplier Solutions Webcast

October 22, 2014 1:00 PM

The amount of protein and the balance of protein and carbohydrates at each eating occasion are critical to maintain healthy muscles and minimize post-meal insulin to increase fat use and reduce fat storage for cardiometabolic health.

Join Dr. Don Layman for an evaluation of dietary protein needs and the new research information about protein quality, quantity and distribution for protection of skeletal muscle and cardiometabolic health for adults and future product needs.

Who should attend:

            VP for Nutrition, Product development scientists, Nutrition scientists, marketing director

What you will learn:

  • Understanding minimum versus optimum protein intakes
  • The role of protein in cardiometabolic health
  • The importance of protein dose and distribution at meals
  • The relationship of Leucine to protein quality
 (Read more)

Calculating the Payback from Seafood Traceability

October 27, 2014 11:30 AM

Calculating the Payback from Seafood Traceability

™       What is the return on investment from traceability? If you are in the seafood industry and are asking this question, then spend 30 minutes learning about a new tool from the Global Food Traceability Center that can help you. Using a fictional company, this webcast will demonstrate the free online Seafood Traceability Financial Tool now available.  The webcast will show you how to use the tool, so you can build your own business case for traceability and calculate your company’s payback.

TTarget Audience:  Seafood Producers, Processors, Wholesalers, and Retailers in the following roles: Owners,  Plant Managers, CFOs, Controllers, Finance Managers, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Logistics, Procurement, Supply Chain, Shipping/Receiving Personnel

What you will learn

  • You will learn how to use the tool to produce your own payback calculations.
  • You will understand what data you need in order to complete your own traceability ROI assessment.
  • You will be able to apply the learnings from the demonstration to your own traceability ROI assessment.
 (Read more)

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