Chief and Senior Executive Networks

Manufacturing Presidents & CEOs Group (2XXM) - Chicago - 2018

September 20 - September 21, 2018
Chicago, IL


Manufacturing Company Presidents & CEOs Group Agenda
(click the link above for a printable PDF document)

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
CEN Executive Briefing: Jeanne Hurlburt, President, Hurlbert Consulting

Concierge Customer Service
Jeanne will show you the top indicators that drive customer’s decisions to buy from a given company, rather than its competitors and share with you how to avoid the money-wasting pitfalls of traditional market research.

2:15 – 5:00 p.m.
CEN Roundtable Discussions: (members vote on which topics they would like to discuss):

Best Practices for Driving Innovation Throughout the Entire Organization
  • How can my organization break down the existing silos in order to build cross-functional synergy and innovation?
  • How do you create a culture that is proactive to the mark instead of reactive with respect to innovation?
  • What structures and organizational culture systems need to be in place where individuals and teams are encouraged and empowered to pursue new ideas despite the risks and costs associated with them?
  • Group Discussion: Each member discusses 1-2 innovation initiatives they have implemented in the last 6 months – successes, struggles, costs, etc.

New Technologies that Will Drive Manufacturing Over the Next 10 Years
  • How can you take a step back from your day to day operations and think broadly enough about new technologies that can disrupt my market in the next 3, 5, and 10 years?
  • How should my organization prepare financially for new technologies that emerge? What percentage of your overall business development budget should be used for expanding and preparing for new technology?
  • How do you ensure successors are being developed that will be prepared for future technology changes?

The Impact of E-Commerce to Traditional Manufacturers
  • How are organizations dealing with the “Amazon Effect?” ie. The pressures to speed up order cycles and increase the speed to market.
  • How can we take a step back and think broadly enough about how e-commerce will continue to disrupt my market in the next 1-5 years?
  • How do you ensure successors are being developed that will be adaptable and prepared for future technology changes?

Internal Management System Best Practices – KPI’s, Metrics, etc.
  • Group discussion: What is working? What is not? What is needed?
  • What are the best practices for aligning KPI’s & Metrics to actionable goals for individuals and teams and the firm’s strategic objectives?
  • How do you ensure that KPI’s & metrics do not dominate the conversation and distinction between meaningful, productive work and activity?

5:00 – 5:45 p.m.
CEN Ex-Officio Board Session© - In this session, each member is allowed to describe one key issue in which they would like input/advice from the group.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Networking Reception

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Networking Dinner

Friday, September 21, 2018

7:15 – 7:40 a.m.
Working Breakfast

7:40 – 10:45 a.m.
CEN Ex-Officio Board Session© - Continued

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.
Meeting Best Practices Report - In this brief wrap up session each member will summarize their key takeaways from the meeting as a whole.

11:00 a.m.

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