Webinars

2 Second Lean—A Practical Way to Improve Your Company and Life

2 Second Lean—A Practical Way to Improve Your Company and Life

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST

Do your people fix what bugs them? That’s the simple premise of 2 Second Lean, which leads to employees making small improvements every day. The approach is having a profoundly positive effect on a growing number of manufacturers since the publication of Paul Akers’ book by the same name in 2011. This webinar examines the value of implementing a 2 Second Lean management system through the experience of Cambridge Engineering, a manufacturer of heating and ventilation systems. You’ll discover why it worked for Cambridge and how it can... Read More

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The USPS: Things You Didn’t Know You Need to Know

The USPS: Things You Didn’t Know You Need to Know

Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm EST

Free for Printing Industries of America (PIA) Members $39 for non-members Webinar Overview Everyone knows that the Postal Service is big, moves a lot of mail, and has been struggling as hardcopy mail volume declines. But is that all that a printer or printer/mailer needs to know? This webinar covers how less visible conditions, actions, and future events may have a bigger impact on the companies that produce mail than those companies may realize. Understanding how external events—like what Congress does or doesn’t do about... Read More

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Patent Trolls and the Printing Industry—Why You Should Care!

Patent Trolls and the Printing Industry—Why You Should Care!

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST

Free for PIA members $49 for non-members Presented By: Intellectual Property Insurance Services Corp. (IPISC) IPISC is the world leader in intellectual property insurance. With more than 25 years of experience, no other company matches our team’s knowledge base or track record of results. Webinar Overview Looking for ways to combat Non-Practicing Entities (NPE’s) also known as Patent Trolls? The NPE’s are firms with the sole business of launching patent claims against targeted companies that can cost millions of dollars... Read More

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Financial Performance Assessment Webinar

Financial Performance Assessment Webinar

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST

Free for Printing Industries of America Members Free for non-members Webinar Overview Virtually every printer wants to improve their bottom-line. If they are earning profits they want to increase them. If they are breaking even or have a loss they want to turn their operation around. PIA’s Financial Performance Assessment is the tool to help. The FPA makes it easy to determine why your firm is not performing up to expectations and provides specific steps to improve performance. The FPA includes four steps: Analysis... Read More

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Making the Needle Move: Selecting Metrics that Drive World Class Behaviors and Results

Making the Needle Move: Selecting Metrics that Drive World Class Behaviors and Results

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST

Webinar Overview Traditionally, business metrics or key performance indicators (KPI’s) have been defined as any type of measurement used to gauge some quantifiable component of a company's performance. Examples include after tax profit margin, sales versus plan, spoilage, sales per employee, and on-time delivery. Business metrics are the foundation of any performance monitoring strategy. But do these KPI’s engage the head, heart and hands of every employee in the organization? Not always. This session highlights the critical... Read More

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