MANUFACTURING CONNECTIONS

Each quarter, Conexus Indiana and law firm Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP host a Manufacturing Connections luncheon event that provides an opportunity for advanced manufacturing and logistics leaders to hear panel discussions about emerging issues in the manufacturing and logistics industries. These free lunch-and-learn events take place at Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, 10 West Market Street, Suite 2700, Indianapolis, Indiana. Check the Events page for upcoming luncheons.

Upcoming Event:

 

Date:Sep. 11, 2013
Topic:
Manufacturing Connections: The Affordable Care Act: What it Means for Manufactureres & the Bottom Line
Details:Learn More about the impact of the ACA on your organization with local experts on the legislation. 
LocationBingham Greenbaum Doll 10 W. Market St. Indianapolis
 For more information about the event Click Here

Past Events:

Date:March 21, 2013
Topic:
Manufacturing Connections & Speed Networking III
Details:Join us for an industry panel on Supplier Six Sigma Improvement Programs and meet with procurement managers at Speed Networking III.
Location

Hilton Hotel, 120 West Market St, Indianapolis, IN

 For more information about the event Click Here

 

 

Date:
March 22, 2012
Topic:
Supplier Development: OEM Programs that Strengthen the Supply Chain
Details:Last year's event was so popular we are hosting a second round! Join us for an industry panel on Supplier Development programs offered by OEM's and meet one-on-one with procurement managers at Speed Networking II. Click here for more information
Panelists:
TBA

 

Date:
December 14, 2011
Topic:
Get in the Game with Federal Contracting
Details:
Don't fumble the opportunity to score big with federal contracting. At this program you will learn how to tackle the game plan of contracting with the federal government and the Department of Defense for small business set asides. Click here for more information.
Panelists:
Ron Martin, NexPointe Supply Chain Network LLC

 

Date:
September 14, 2011
Topic:
Marketing you Manufacturing Business: Lean Techniques for FAT Returns
Details:
In the current economic climate, marketing can make or break a business.  Customers are hyper-sensative to everything from price to quality.  Do you know who you customers are and what will sway them to purchase your product?  Do you put your marketing dollars where your customers are looking?  The next Conexus Lunch & Learn will help you determine if your marketing is on the right path to success.  Hear from a manufacturer who has overcome the marketing challenge, as well as a marketing agency about ways you can increase your marketing potential on a lean budet.  Click here for more information.
Panelists:
TBD

 

Date:
June 16, 2011
Topic:
Certification to Qualification: What you manufacturing business really needs to become a qualified supplier
Details:
Meet with buyers from major manufacturing companies and learn what it takes to become a supplier in their industries.  Hear from companies with ISO9000, AS9100, TS16949 and NADCAP certifications about their certification experience.  Speed networking with buyers and certified companies at the event.
Panelists:
Representatives from Rolls Royce, Cummins, Brevini USA, Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Infinity Molding & Assembly, Fort Wayne Metals, and Dart Controls.
  
  
Date:
March 9, 2011
Topic:
International Logistics 101 - Saving on Shipping Costs
Details:
Are you looking for ways to reduce shipping costs for your manufacturing business?  Learn how to manage international logistics as a way to save money, streamline processes and give your business a competitive advantage in the global marketplace.
Panelists:
Jim Jelinek, Director of Operations, Langham Logistics
 
Margaret Langham, Vice President, Operations, Langham Logistics
 
Steve Weinstein, Sales Executive, CBC International, Inc.
  
  
Date:
December 8, 2010
Topic:
Hot Trends to Fire Up Your Production and Inventory Management
Details:
Following the overwhelming response to the APICS presentation at the September Manufacturing Connections lunch, our presenter will be forecasting current trends in supply chain management based upon his own real world experience and on recent surveys of senior supply executives.
Panelists:
Jim Malone, President, APICS Central Indiana
  
  
Date:
September 8, 2010
Topic:
Advantages of Local Outsourcing in a Difficult Economy
Details:
Has the economic downturn forced your business to cut costs? This discussion will help you discover local outsourcing as a way to save money, gain flexibility and maintain a presence in your local area. Industry experts will explore ways companies can outsource without raising overhead or sacrificing quality.
Panelists:
Jay Adams, Vice President, LHP Telematics
 
Jim Malone, President, APICS Central Indiana
 
John Owen, Vice President of Sales, Telamon
  
  
Date:
June 16, 2010
Topic:
Accelerating Product Development Through Prototyping
Details:
Learn how companies develop new products and concepts through rapid prototyping
Panelists:
Ryan Wolfinbarger, Business Development Manager, Catalyst PDG Inc.
 Larry O'Cull, President, Priio
 
Tim Fuesting, Chief - Material Laboratory & Engineering Services Technology Dept., Rolls Royce Corp.

 

Date:
March 10, 2010
Topic:
Show Me the Money: Securing Government Funding
Details:
Learn how to seek and secure state and federal funding for your business, including grants, loans, incentives, and stimulus funds and contracts.
Panelists:
Brook Pyne, SBIR Program Manager, NSWC Crane
 
Jeff Heinzmann, Director for Small Business Development Centers, Indiana Economic Development Corporation
 
 
Stuart Nightenheiser, Vice President Advanced Programs, Wolf Technical Services

 

Date:
December 2, 2009
Topic:
Supplier INsight: A New Supplier/Procurement Matchmaking eTool for Hoosier Business
Details:
The Supplier INsight ePortal will enable procurement organizations world-wide to easily connect with Hoosier suppliers. Hoosier suppliers registering in the ePortal will have a unique etool that will showcase their companys' capabilities and will match them with procurement opportunities.
Panelists:
Todd Rokita, Indiana Secretary of State
 
Chad Pittman, Executive Vice President, Indiana Economic Development Corporation
 
Bob Potokar, President & CEO, Steel Parts Manufacturing
 
Lisa Laughner, Project Director, Conexus Indiana

 

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March 9, 2011 Presentation by Langham Logistics

 
 
December 8, 2010 Presentation by Jim Malone, President of APICS Central Indiana Chapter
 
 
September 8, 2010 Presentation by John Owen, Vice President of Sales for Telamon
 
 
September 8, 2010 Presentation by Jim Malone, President of APICS Central Indiana Chapter