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Oct 6

Minnesota Benchmarking Tour & Savvy Conference XXXI

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until Thursday, October 7, 2021

$500.00 – $995.00

We’re bringing continuous improvement professionals in new product development, engineering, and manufacturing operations together October 6th and 7th for two energizing days dedicated to driving results for your organization. Optima’s Minnesota Benchmarking Tour includes the Savvy Consortium New Product Development & Innovation Engineering Conference XXXI and hands-on tours of Metal Craft and RMS. This event also features Mike Hoseus, the Executive Director of the Center for Quality People & Organizations, a former manufacturing and human resources leader for Toyota, and co-author of Toyota Culture: The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way.

Savvy Consortium kicks off day one of the Minnesota Benchmarking Tour with its Conference XXXI, featuring these speakers and more!


On day two, we’ll visit Metal Craft and RMS. Metal Craft is a medical device and aerospace contract manufacturer for low volume, close tolerance, machined parts. It’s a family-owned company in Elk River with approximately 150 employees. RMS, a member of the Cretex family of companies, specializes in high volume, close tolerance, implantable medical devices. Located in Fridley, RMS has embraced continuous improvement and Lean transformation by effectively engaging its workforce of more than 1,000 people.

Throughout the Minnesota Benchmarking Tour, Lean management expert Mike Hoseus will spend time sharing his experiences while facilitating thought-provoking dialogue on Lean leadership and Lean work systems. He’ll also participate in the plant tours, providing insightful commentary as we observe the principles of high-performance cultures. Participants will leave ready to form their own individual and organizational action plans designed to take your continuous improvement and Lean journey to the next level.

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Willing to travel for more benchmarking? We’re hosting a Wisconsin Benchmarking Tour October 4-5 in northeastern Wisconsin. Call 920-425-1005 and ask for Laurie to save your spot on both the MN and WI tours.


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Wednesday, October 6, 2021
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
$500.00 – $995.00
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Optima Associates
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