OCTOBER 2014 - The Fundamentals of Project Management

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST


JoAnn Mitchell, Senior Project Leader, Sandvik Coromant USA, will discuss the five major process areas of project management; initiation, planning, execution, monitoring/controlling and closing. She will also speak on the 'triple constraints' of project management and additional constraints such as quality, resources and risk.

JoAnn Mitchell was born and raised in manufacturing with experience in the textile industry and in equipment manufacturing. She also has more than 15 years of teaching experience with a nationally recognized education company. JoAnn has held many responsibilities within Sandvik Coromant, the global leader in cutting tool solutions, and is currently senior project leader for Market Area Americas. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ramapo College of New Jersey and an MBA from Felician College, as well as the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute.

AUGUST 2014 - Tax Incentive Update –Major regulatory changes impacting your industry

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST
If you'd like a copy of this webinar please email Kristin Moore at kmoore@pma.org.
(Members ONLY)

Recent regulatory changes are allowing businesses within your industry to qualify for tax credits and incentives like never before. For new product designs, prototypes or for even the simplest changes made on the factory floor, companies can be awarded in the form of valuable tax incentives, potentially providing them the means for major reinvestment and growth. During this presentation, Michael Siegel will discuss how profitable many of your company’s daily activities truly are and how your business can reap the full rewards of the tax code.

Michael Siegel is a Managing Director with alliantgroup, the nation’s premier provider of specialty tax services. He is a Certified Public Accountant with more than a decade of experience providing tax consulting services to CPAs and their clients. He is a national practice leader with alliantgroup’s Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) practice and has worked with hundreds of AEC firms to secure Research & Development Tax Credits and the 179D Energy Efficient Commercial Building Deduction.

JULY 2014 - Adapting to Change; Post-Recession Purchasing Trends

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST
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This 45-minute webcast, presented by Jeoff Burris, will discuss current changes in purchasing trends, forecasts and predictions for the future, how to adapt to current and predicted changes and the critical steps that need to be taken to be prepared for them.

Jeoff Burris is the Founder and Principal of Advanced Purchasing Dynamics. Joeff founded ADP after spending 20 years in the automotive field where he became a recognized authority on procurement processes in the industry. He believes that a transparent, highly professional, collaborative approach to procurement brings not only substantial financial rewards but it also allows informed people to operate in a thriving environment.

JUNE 2014 - Supporting the Transition from Veteran Employees to Next Generation Manufacturers

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST
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Supporting the Transition from Veteran Employees to Next Generation Manufacturers

You know him. We all do. His name is "Bob." He is the 30-year veteran in your shop. Your go to guy. The master of forming and fabrication voodoo. The one who gets you out of hot water when timelines are running short budgets are stretched, and the customer is breathing down your neck. One problem though: Bob and his fishing boat are waiting to be towed off into his retirement and you'll be left wondering, where is "Bob" when you need him? The answer will be, #bobisfishing. The talent pool isn't very deep to backfill him and the last 10 years of the economy hadn't left you in a great position to train your next generation.

This webinar will focus on the role that technology can play as you plan for "Bob's" departure. It will open your eyes to the possibilities of advanced FEA technologies in your tool room and the action items your company can start taking to plan for this transition today!

David Darling, managing partner of US Forming Technologies LLC, will present the webcast. He is a passionate metalforming and die guy who served as COO of the world's largest tool and die manufacturing facility, where he was responsible for all aspects of operations.

MAY 2014 - ERP Software Selection; Which System Suits Your Organization Best?

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST
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ERP Software Selection; Which System Suits Your Organization Best?

Join Eric Kimberling from Panorama Consulting Solutions for a webinar on ERP software selection and which system best suits your organization. Eric is an ERP systems expert, founder and managing partner of Panorama Consulting Solutions and will discuss selecting the right ERP system.

APRIL 2014 - How the Polar Vortex is Wreaking Havoc on Electricity Costs

Monday, April 28, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST
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How the Polar Vortex is Wreaking Havoc on Electricity Costs

Join Michael Payne, JD, LLM, Executive Vice President & Corporate Counsel of APPI Energy for a webinar that will discuss how extreme winter weather is impacting electricity bills. During this webcast, participants will learn how increased heating demand led to increased costs; why electricity suppliers are choosing to either absorb increased costs or pass-through costs to customers; when electricity customers can expect to see increased electricity bills; who is most likely to experience the highest cost increases; and how to eliminate risk and obtain budget certainty.

*Any members from any state are welcome to participate but we only marketed to those in current deregulated states: DC, DE, MD, PA, NJ, NY, MA, RI, ME, NH, OH, IL and TX.

MARCH 2014 - Creating Your Social Media Strategy

Monday, March 31, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST
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Creating Your Social Media Strategy: Content Management, Audience Engagement & Results Tracking

Join 33 Mile Radius as they discuss creating your social media strategy through content management, audience engagement and results tracking. Learn how to create a social media strategy that will work for your business, how to increase your presence on Google, Yahoo, Bing and local directories such as Yelp, how to generate more relevant visitors, how to engage your audience and how and what to measure to determine your ROI.

FEBRUARY 2014 - WiM Website Tour

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST
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WiM Website Tour

Please join Women in Manufacturing and Higher Logic on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. EST for an informative and guided webinar that will cover the ins-and-outs of our new website. During this webinar we will provide an overall tour of the site, but more specifically cover how to: set-up your profile, connect with members, post discussion and library entries, add a new industry event and use the member directory.
Our website is an environment that allows you to connect, engage and share critical industry information and best practices in real time. Our website and community helps WiM members communicate more dynamically by directly networking and sharing with your peers.

- Manufacturing Your Way to Lower Taxes with the R&D Tax Credit

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST
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Manufacturing Your Way to Lower Taxes with the R&D Tax Credit

Please join Scott Schmidt, principal of PMA associate member company Black Line Group, for an in-depth look at what many manufacturers aldready know: Companies can avoid leaving money on the table by taking advantage of the R&D tax credit. Special guest Omar Nashashibi, partner at The Franklin Partnership, LLP, also will provide an update on the latest developments in Washington D.C. related to comprehensive tax reform, including making the R&D tax credit permanent.

FEBRUARY 2014 - Manufacturing: 2014 Economic Outlook

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST
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2014 Economic Outlook for Manufacturing

Join us to hear Mekael Teshome, a PNC economist, as he discusses the economic outlook for manufacturing in 2014 and beyond. Mekael Teshome is the assistant vice president and economist for The PNC Financial Services Group. He is responsible for contributing to PNC's regional, national and international economic analysis.


DECEMBER 2013 - Automotive Vendor Tooling Study

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST
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Insights Into the Global Tool Manufacturing Industry: 2013 Automotive Vendor Tooling Study

Harbour Results, Inc.(HRI), President Laurie Harbour will present key insights and implications from the 2013 Vendor Tooling Study released on Oct. 30th. Automotive vendor tooling is a $10 billion market industry and growing in North America and a major area of focus today for all automotive OEMs, suppliers and tooling suppliers.

The study sheds light on best practices that eliminate waste within product development, purchasing and manufacturing. The analysis, based upon 2013 data collected through interviews with all major OEMs, 50 Tier 1 suppliers, and more than 50 tooling suppliers, identifies best practices, opportunities, waste and risks throughout the entire tooling value stream. This event features an in-depth analysis of current vendor tooling practices, as well as the culture shift necessary for OEMs and suppliers to succeed in the increasingly competitive global marketplace. This area of business is growing and has a tremendous capacity constraint. Laurie will examine this business and provide insights to meet the challenges.

NOVEMBER 2013 - Health Care Reform Law

Friday, November 15, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST
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Impact of Health Care Reform Law on Your Business: A Status Update

The official rollout of the new health care law created more questions for employers throughout the country. Requirements under the Affordable Care Act have already taken effect, with many more mandates coming on January 1, 2014. As rumors of delayed deadlines circulate in Washington's corridors, businesses and employees need some answers.

As a benefit of your Women in Manufacturing membership, we invite you to participate in a FREE webinar on the Affordable Care Act on Friday, November 15 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. John Guzik and Omar Nashashibi of The Franklin Partnership, a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying and government consulting firm, will provide an update on the law and the impact it is already having on small and mid-size employers. This webinar is your chance to hear directly from Washington about the health care law.