“ Having a risk assessment process in place levels the playing feld. It’s a process that helps machine builders build a better, saer, more productive machine. I you don’t have a risk assessment, you run the chance o being excluded as a vendor.” red ayes, Is director of technical serices and Risk Assessment Workshop instructor For more inormation on PMMI Risk Assessment Workshops, go to pmm.r/rs . I you’re interested in hosting a workshop at your plant or would like more inormation on our customized workshop, contact Fred Hayes, director o technical services: email@example.com or 571.266.4368. 11911 Freedom Drive, Suite 600, Reston, VA 20190 571.612.3200 | pmmi.org The Association or Packaging and Processing Technologies EngagE with PMMi U Risk assessments are important to your company because they assure customers that the equipment they purchase meets these and other such standards. In fact, many end users now require risk assessments as part of the procurement process. SaMPling of CoMPaniES that havE takEn a PMMi RiSk aSSESSMEnt woRkShoP: PMMi Member Cmpes •ADCOManufacturing •Brenton •DeltaIndustrialServices •GrahamPackaging •Intelligrated •ProMach •RysonInternational Ed User Cmpes •AmericanFujiTechnicalServices •Church&Dwight •ConAgraFoods •EliLilly •GeneralMills •NestlePurinaPetCareN.A. CoSt PMMIMemberCompany:$600/$700aperson.Eligible forPMMITuitionReimbursement, pmmi.org/tuition . Nonmember:$700/$800aperson All companies eligible for multi-buy discount. Workshop includes meals, breaks, conference materials,andprintedcopiesofthenewANSI/PMMI B155.1-2011standard. UPCoMing woRkShoPS ToviewourPMMIRiskAssessmentWorkshopschedule for2015,visit pmmi.org/risk .
To learn more about MarketTrends Roundtable, go to pmm.o/m or contact Maria Ferrante, VP of education and workforce development: firstname.lastname@example.org or 571.612.3195. 11911 Freedom Drive, Suite 600, Reston, VA 20190 571.612.3200 | pmmi.org The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies engage with PMMi U “ I’m new to PMMI and was initially quite skeptical about MarketTrends. But it has been a great, very pleasant surprise, particularly the Interactive Learning Sessions. I learned something, got great feedback, and felt like I was able to give back to others in the group.” Bob Trask, senior systems architect, Beckhoff Automation engaging SPeakerS MarketTrends Roundtable features interesting and relevant presentations by noted experts such as: “Social Media Strategy to Take Your Business to the Next Level” by Kendra Ramirez, director of social business, Ascendum Solutions. “Are You Really Engaged? The Golden Nuggets of Sales and Service” by Nancy Friedman, president, Telephone Doctor customer service training. “Maximizing the Selling Moments: How Technology has Altered the Sales Process and Connecting with Decision Makers in the Internet Age” by David Szen, principal consultant, Symmetrics Group. ChanCe tO Learn, Share, debate This informative, 2-day event provides attendees a prime opportunity to meet, discuss, and network with colleagues. Our popular Interactive Learning Sessions have attendees working together to address such hot topics as “The Right Marketing Mix to Grow Your Business.” PMMI Member Companies are eligible for Tuition Reimbursement, pmmi.org/tuition .
Manufacturing Offers in-DeManD careers PMMI’s JumpStart initiative was developed to help achieve that goal: to fortify and grow the manufacturing workforce so our industry remains viable and strong today and in the decades to come. JumpStart links packaging and processing companies and their customers with students in their local areas in an effort to inspire youth to choose a career in packaging and processing. One thing JumpStart aims to do is set the record straight: Manufacturing is cool. Why? Because it involves things kids love: robotics, automation, solving problems, creativity, and a chance to make good money. Jobs, such as mobile hydraulics engineer, packaging technician, and electrician, offer real opportunities to do work that help people, even save lives. Is that a stretch? Not really. Think pharmaceuticals, medical- testing equipment, and the fresh and frozen food we eat every day. HOw JuMpstart wOrks Formed in 2013, JumpStart is operated through individual groups located in regions across the United States. Membership is open to PMMI Member Companies and their customers, and currently 14 companies in the greater Chicago and SE Wisconsin areas participate in this program. Any PMMI Member Company can start a new group or join one already formed. JumpStart volunteers reach out to local middle schools and high schools to fnd opportunities where they can educate and inspire kids about packaging and processing. When developing outreach plans for youth, JumpStart targets its outreach not only to kids but to major inuences in their lives—parents and grandparents, teachers, guidance counselors, and school administrators, so that they, too, understand the advancements in manufacturing and what it offers young people. It is also advantageous for volunteers to focus on community centers, libraries, and gyms where youth frequent. “ I have a real passion for education. JumpStart is a great opportunity to reach out to students who are good in math and science but don’t really know how to apply it in the real world. Educating these students about packaging and the careers it offers is very important to the future of our industry.” Dustin Lee, Midwest regional sales manager, Morrison Container Handling Solutions, and member of JumpStart Chicago
Who’s It for? Service technicians, service and training managers, maintenance technicians, internal trainers, line supervisors, and any employee tasked with training fellow employees or customers What’s Included? A 2-day, hands-on workshop, where you: •Analyzethecasestudy/projectandcostofunreliableequipment. •Determinetrainingstagesandbudget,assessneeds,buildapartnership agreement,anddevelopatrainingplan. •Reviewinstallationandonsitetrainingbasicssuchastraining partnerships,scheduling,logistics,trainingdocumentation,andjobaids. •Learntrainingtechniquesincludinghowtoteachtheadultlearner,the 4-steptrainingprocess,performancechecks,andrecognition. •Reinforcewhatyou’velearnedbyidentifyingtraining/learninggaps, developafollow-upplan,deneroleofinternaltrainers,andmeasure performancegoals. Ryson International hosted a PMMI Workshop at its facility in April 2014. 2015 Workshops April 21-22 Mettler Toledo, Aurora,IL May 12-13 Septimatech, Waterloo, ON, Canada June 10-11 MGS Machine Corporation, Maple Grove, MN September 29-30 PACKExpoLasVegas PMMIMember Company:$895aperson.Eligible forPMMITuitionReimbursement, pmmi.org/tuition Nonmember:$975 Registerat pmmiu.org . Includes workshop materials, continental breakfast, and lunch. Comments rom Workshop Participants: “ This is valuable to improve customer and vendor relations.” “I couldn’t have asked or a better trainer.” “This is my training bible.” “ Certifed Trainer reinorced years o experience and prior military training.”