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

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Manufacturing KPIs: Static to Real-Time and 50 to 10 Epicor webcast logo

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 people and 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.

Who should attend

  • Plant Manager, Director
  • COO, VP Operations, VP Manufacturing, VP Supply Chain
  • CFO, VP Finance

What you will learn

  • 5-step action plan to revamp your KPIs
  • Evaluate KPIs in terms of complexity and frequency
  • Establish a KPI roadmap, 1st year and beyond
  • Create an action plan for quick wins and sustainability


John Oskin, CEO of Sage Clarity

John Oskin has nearly 30 years’ experience in manufacturing, lean manufacturing, design for manufacturability and six-sigma methodology.  He spent 12 years driving manufacturing excellence at General Electric, where he doubled the output of one facility and influenced GE improvement initiatives globally.  In 1995 he launched Factoryware, which later became what is today Epicor® Informance EMI, a leading system to help manufacturers improve line performance.  Today, John focuses on another company he started, SageClarity, to provide leading edge manufacturing methodologies, systems and services to enable the next generation manufacturing enterprise. This includes mobile device technologies, multi-media collaboration tools, social media technologies and execution methods all geared toward the hyper information enabled enterprise.  An inventor, business leader, entrepreneur and published author, John is a University of Louisville alumni, where he studied mechanical engineering.

Diane Murray, Product Marketing Manager, Epicor Software Corporation

Diane’s career passion is building and sustaining relationships with customers and partners, and she fuels that passion as a product marketing manager with Epicor, focusing on solutions for manufacturing operations.  She has practiced the marketing craft for more than 25 years, and spent the last decade proclaiming the value of enterprise performance solutions for manufacturing, supply chain, retail, banking, health care and other arenas.  Relentlessly inquisitive, Diane is forever asking “why” and “how” … travel, books, and foreign languages feed this innate curiosity.


The live webcast will take place on Tuesday, September 30th from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Central Time. This webcast is free to IFT members, or $25 for non-members, with a capacity of up to 1,000 registrants. Your registration includes access to the live webcast, the on-demand recording, and a PDF of the webcast presentation slides. You will have the opportunity during this live webcast to ask questions to any of our presenters.

Supplier Solution webcasts are developed by vendor partners to showcase timely solutions for the food industry, but are not subject to IFT's traditional peer-reviewed education process.

Intended Audience(s): Company Management; Plant Production Personnel; Quality Assurance Managers and Supervisors; Plant Manager, Director; COO, VP Operations, VP Manufacturing, VP Supply Chain; CFO, VP Finance
Learning Level(s): Advanced
Non-Member Registration Fee: $25
Member Registration Fee: $0
Student Registration Fee: $0
Presentation Date: 09/30/14 1:00 PM
Duration: 30 Minutes


John Oskin

Diane Murray