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February 2019

Introducing ISO 45001 & What it Means for You

February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar,
Free

There’s a lot of buzz around ISO 45001, the first global standard for occupational health and safety. With that buzz comes a lot of questions. And we have answers. Join Ryan Hellman (President and CEO of Hellman & Associates) and Carol Leaman (CEO of Axonify) as they explore this new standard, including key requirements, business implications, and the opportunities it presents for you to continuously improve workplace safety. This informative webinar will provide insight into: The basics of ISO 45001…

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Energy Efficiency for Agriculture-Related Businesses

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar,
Free

If you are an agricultural producer or farmer who wants to improve your energy efficiency and profitability — critical components for keeping your business competitive in today’s environment — this webinar is for you. By maintaining equipment better, improving building efficiency, and/or installing new high-efficiency motors or lighting, many farms can capture substantial energy savings. This webinar can show you how to optimize efficiency with sustainable energy savings and explore new opportunities to save money and grow your business. Register

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Impact of Digital Transformation on the Employee Experience

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar,
Free

Expectations, culture, engagement, & training The manufacturing industry is undergoing a transformation. Digitization of plant floors – from the internet of things, to artificial intelligence, mobility, and machine connectivity, brings technology to the forefront of operational strategies. Smart factories are no longer a competitive distinction – they’re a must for any manufacturer. With so much focus on digital transformation, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s needed to successfully implement a digital strategy – an engaged workforce. New technologies impact…

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How Manufacturers Can Win in a Digital World

February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar,
Free

Doing digital right doesn’t mean you need to become the next Amazon, Netflix or Google -- or even the next Pitney-Bowes, whose shift to digital has reinvented the company. But it does mean you may need to change your ways to maximize the potential to drive business. You may think there are obstacles. But it’s not money. It’s not lack of time. It’s not lack of resources. It’s you. It’s your mindset about digital strategy. It’s time to fill the gaps --…

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March 2019

Intellectual Property Basics

March 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
SAPDC Offices, 3 Sheraton Drive
Altoona, PA
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Free

Intellectual Property (or sometimes just referred to as IP) is often one of the more misunderstood aspects of the law by business owners. Shawn Leppo, Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Group of McNees Wallace & Nurick, will provide: an overview of the four primary types of Intellectual Property: patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets what each of them protects what you can expect they might cost to obtain and defend how a combined portfolio of all four can help protect and…

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Industry 4.0 – Believe the Hype

March 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar,
Free

In 2018, OSHA reported 5,147 work-related deaths in the United States.  In 2017, a study by Zappix, Inc., indicated slow customer service as the contributing factor in a $75B revenue loss.  Energy.gov states that 30% of energy used in average commercial buildings is wasted. These seemingly disparate data points have one thing in common:  all are among the most common industry-wide business problems organizations seek to solve.  Expertise and technology are available today to help companies move forward.  The digital…

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Supercharging Your Safety Program with Hazards & Observations Mobile Technology

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

This webinar will teach listeners how to turn frontline employees into safety superheroes through mobile applications. The potential of technology will be linked to the reality of EHS managers and frontline staff, including tips on how to evaluate software solutions. By watching this webinar, you will learn: Best practices when implementing a hazard identification program How mobile technology can enhance your hazard identification program Reality vs. Hype: How technology engages frontline workers Top things to consider when evaluating mobile technologies…

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Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM)

March 27 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Genetti Hotel & Conference Center, 200 W. 4th Street
Williamsport, PA 17701 United States
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$375.00

EVENT IS FULL - NO LONGER TAKING REGISTRATIONS A Competitive Strategy for Low-Volume and Custom-Engineered Products Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) is a companywide strategy for lead time reduction throughout the enterprise. Using QRM, companies have reduced their lead times by 80-90%. As a result, these companies have not only seen large increases in market share, but also experienced 15-20% cost reduction and huge quality improvement. Although Lean Manufacturing techniques can be powerful in certain situations, for companies making low-volume or custom-engineered…

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POLCA: The Production Control System for High-Mix, Low-Volume and Custom Products

March 28 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Genetti Hotel & Conference Center, 200 W. 4th Street
Williamsport, PA 17701 United States
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$150.00

This half-day workshop will explain POLCA (Paired-cell Overlapping Loops of Cards with Authorization), an alternative to Kanban for material control on the shop floor. POLCA is a card-based visual control system that manages the flow of jobs through the shop floor: at each operation, it controls which job should be worked on next to meet delivery targets. POLCA ensures that upstream operations use their capacity effectively by working on jobs that are needed downstream, while at the same time preventing…

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Doing Business with Penn State

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority, 253 Transfer Road
Bellefonte, PA 16823 United States
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Free

Would you like to learn more about: How Penn State purchases products and services How to find business opportunities with Penn State Penn State's Office of the Physical Plant Vendor Registration / Prequalification Process What is the Penn State Purchasing Card The Office of the Physical Plant (OPP) Diverse Business Enterprise Program How to find Construction Opportunities with Penn State Presented by Duane M. Bullock - Penn State Supplier Diversity Manager and Vernon Davis - Penn State Contractor Liaison. Pre-registration…

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