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February 2012 MWCC Quarterly Meeting

  • February 23, 2012
  • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Turf Valley Inn and Resort (Crystal Room), 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City MD
  • 49


  • Not a member of MWCC member company, lunch not included
  • Not a member of MWCC member company, lunch included
  • Member of MWCC member company, lunch not included
  • Member of MWCC member company, lunch included

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The Maryland World Class Consortia kicks off its 2012 event calendar with our Quarterly Meeting on the morning of 23 February.

Join us for excellent presentations full of useful examples and ideas for your organization's lean journey.  Hear news of the Consortia and its members, and network with other lean practitioners.

Highlights of this quarter's meeting include:

"Seven Weeks Thru the Office and One Week Thru the Shop? What Sense Does That Make?"

Steven Brenneman, CEO and Founder of The Aluminum Trailer Company, describes his company's lean journey thus far.  Just a few years ago, ATC's situation was dire: 60% drop in sales, value streams clogged with waste, and financial and other results that brought the company to the brink of disaster.  Steve's presentation vividly describes how lean served as the centerpiece for a dramatic turnaround.  It is a discussion rich with lessons and dramatic examples for any lean practitioner!

"Standardizing the Work of the Leader at Alcoa"

Patrick Putorti, Senior Consultant for Alcoa's internal consulting group, will describe his company's groundbreaking applications of lean across more than 300 operating facilities around the globe.  Patrick will describe lessons learned from which everyone can learn. He will detail Alcoa's leader standard work, daily management, metrics boards, and more.  His materials are rich in photos, video, and personal stories of triumph and failure.

"The MWCC and the Vision of World Class"

In a brief presentation, Jeff Fuchs, Director of the Maryland World Class Consortia, will provide an overview of what "World Class" means for Consortia member companies and their people.  A clear, compelling, shared vision is what unites work groups, aligns actions, and energizes improvement.  How well does your future state description compel others toward the goal of world class operational excellence?


08:00 a.m. - Registration and continental breakfast

08:30 a.m. - Welcome and announcements

08:45 a.m. - Steve Brenneman, Aluminum Trailer

10:00 a.m. - Break

10:15 a.m. - Jeff Fuchs, MWCC

10:45 a.m. - Patrick Putorti, Alcoa

12:00 p.m. - Optional networking lunch

Please visit Turf Valley's website for directions.

Registration closes February 16, 2012. No registration refunds are possible after that date.

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