2013 WHMA Conference Program



Wed. Feb. 20

7:00AM – 4:00PM   Exhibitor set-up

8:30AM – 3:00PM   Golf Outing – Badlands Golf Club

4:30PM – 5:30PM   “What’s New In the Industry”

5:30PM –7:00PM    Reception w/ Exhibitors


Thur. Feb 21

8:00AM – 9:00AM   Breakfast w/Exhibitors

9:00AM  – 10:00AM  “Don’t Limit Your Improvements to Manufacturing

                                             Greg Lane, Low Volume Lean

10:00AM – 10:45AM “Roundtables on Lean Methodologies”

10:45AM-11:00AM    Roundtable Key Findings Reports

11:00AM- 11:30AM   “Winning More Harness Business from Fast, Accurate and Quick Quote Turnaround”  

                                             Dr. Nick Smith, Mentor Graphics

11:30AM– 1:00PM  Lunch w/Exhibitors

1:00PM- 1:30PM     A-620 Update / Panel Discussion”

                                        Mark Wood, WHMA, Chairman of the Board

1:30PM – 2:15PM   “Re-Shoring: Regaining North American  Domination in Manufacturing”

                                         Ken Fleck, Fleck Research

2:15PM-3:00PM      Break with Exhibitors

3:00PM-4:00PM      Without a Clearly Deployed Strategy, You Will Never Reach Breakthrough Objectives” 

                                         Greg Lane, Low Volume Lean

4:00PM-4:45PM      Roundtables on Strategy Deployment”

4:45PM – 5:00PM   Roundtable Key Findings Reports 

5:30PM – 7:00PM   Poolside Reception


Fri. Feb 22

7:30AM-8:15 AM     Supplier Breakfast

8:00AM-8:30AM      General attendee breakfast

8:30AM-9:30AM      “Marketing by ROI” 

                                           David Donlan, HubSpot

9:30AM-11:30AM    Best Practice Roundtables (three 40 minute sessions)

  • Marketing by ROI, David Donlan, HubSpot
  • Profitability Improvement – Top Line Growth, Tim Donaldson, Donaldson Group, Inc.
  • Industry Trends, Ken Fleck, Fleck Research
  • Management Communications

11:30AM-1:00PM    Board of Directors meeting / lunch