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November 2017

Accelerating Your Manufacturing Business with the Power of IoT

November 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar,
Free

The Internet of Things (IoT) is radically changing the manufacturing business model, opening up new opportunities toward a service oriented business model for manufacturers. According to the recently published Vodafone IoT Barometer, an annual study of how IoT is transforming business, the proportion of companies adopting IoT has more than doubled from 12% in 2013 to 29% in 2017. In addition, the percentage of companies with more than 50,000 connected devices active has doubled in the last 12 months. Many…

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December 2017

Unemployment Compensation 101

December 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Center for Business & Workforce Development, 1127 W. 4th St.
Williamsport, PA 17701 United States
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Free

Separation Issues Many employers and claimants have difficulty understanding the process UC uses to determine an employee's eligibility for benefits after voluntarily leaving or being discharged from a job.  This presentation explains how the service center discovers if the person quit or was discharged, the fact-finding process, burden of proof, factors that are considered when making a determination and the appeal rights. Refusing Suitable Work The UC Service Center is often contacted about what to do when a person refuses…

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Determining When to Move to Cloud ERP & Analytics

December 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar,
Free

Adoption of cloud-based systems in manufacturing has reached a tipping point, accelerating rapidly. There are good reasons why manufacturers have begun adopting cloud platforms for analytics, and increasingly for ERP back office operations as well. These involve the ability to innovate and be agile, lower costs, speed to deploy, and ability to collaborate internally and externally. The questions are: How can you determine when your company reaches the tipping point? What are the options and implications for enterprise applications in…

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Making Safety and Health Job One

December 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar,
Free

Research has shown that hand hygiene greatly impacts health and wellness, highlighting the importance of proper hand washing. When you consider that absenteeism costs U.S. manufacturers $2.8 billion a year1, a healthy shop floor and office can equal bottom line savings. Incredibly, industrial employers lose 19 million work days each year due to cold and flu absences1.  And in many instances, illness can impact workplace safety. People who come to work with a cold or flu may experience slower reaction…

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The Human Performance Puzzle

December 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Live Streaming,
Free

Are You Using DISC Alone? For Communication?                         For Sales Training? For Leadership?                                  For Customer Service? For Hiring?                                          For Conflict Resolution? For Team Building?                  …

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Five Musts for Sales Growth in 2018

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Live Streaming,
Free

The economy might be improving...are you poised to get your share? In some segments the marketplace is improving, but that does not mean you'll get your share without taking a critical look at how you gain business.  Don't start 2018 with the same selling weaknesses of 2017!  Participate from the comfort of your office or conference room in our Live Streaming interactive platform. We will cover: Evaluate your Sales Team - Even if they have been with you a long…

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New Perspectives from the Cloud: ERP for the Modern Business

December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar,
Free

Have you ever changed your vantage point to get a better view? Climbing to the top of a tower or hill can completely alter your understanding of what’s happening! Today, many manufacturers and distributors are doing just that by moving ERP to the cloud. It’s almost like those making decisions are themselves raised up — visibility and thus agility improve dramatically. With an integrated enterprise suite in the cloud, companies often find they gain immediate insights and are able to…

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Doing Business with Penn State

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority, 253 Transfer Road
Bellefonte, PA 16823 United States
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Attend this information session to learn: How Penn State purchases products and services How to find business opportunities with Penn State What is the Penn State Purchasing Card About the Office of the Physical Plant (OPP) and their Prequalification Process About the Diverse Business Enterprise Program How to find Construction Opportunities with Penn State Presented by: Duane M. Bullock - Penn State University Supplier Diversity Manager and Vernon Davis - Penn State University Contractor Liaison Register

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Working with PA Army Depots

December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar,
Free

The North Central PTAC presents "Working with PA Army Depots: Letterkenny & Tobyhanna".  Join Small Business Specialists Kelly Rhodes and David Kern from both depots as they provide you with the mission of the depots, opportunities to work with the depots and vendor requirements.  This webinar will have special focus on manufacturing and service industry opportunities. Register

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How to Engage Hourly Employees for Productivity Gains

December 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar,
Free

As the manufacturing competitive landscape continues to present new demands for lower pricing and higher quality, more organizations are looking for quick and impactful solutions, fractional reductions in cost, and opportunities to drive new productivity gains. While both workforce management and employee engagement have been recognized separately by most organizations as accelerators of business performance, many have not looked at these strategies in tandem to leverage powerful insights across stakeholder groups and prioritize immediate opportunities. This session reveals actionable ideas…

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