Advanced manufacturing technologies, increased social connectivity, and the push for continual improvement are all factors on the plates of manufacturers today. South Carolina manufacturers have done well internally in building interdepartmental and cross-functional collaboration to optimize these efforts. An oft untapped resource for South Carolina companies is the external network of local peers addressing many of these same issues. The OpExChange, a program within the SCMEP, is a peer-to-peer benchmarking group that is devoted to sharing best practices from manufacturers across the state. This session will share how collaborating and benchmarking with peers can boost the collective performance and competitiveness of South Carolina companies.
Instructor: Mike Demos, OpExChange
Running a business can be a very lonely position but there’s one place where you don’t have to go it alone. There are many others that have experienced similar situations with running their business and who are willing to share what they’ve learned along the way, so you don’t have to keep reinventing the wheel. A business leader peer advisory group can help you navigate the white waters typically faced along the journey and it doesn’t all necessarily have to do with business.
Peer advisory groups, such as the Manufacturer’s Insight Peer Group, addresses all aspects leaders face from running a business, learning to scale, confronting issues, tackling strategies, to overcoming both personal and business challenges. Participating in a peer advisory group offers an opportunity to discuss sensitive issues in a confidential setting, receive unfiltered feedback from those who wish to see you succeed and stay on track, receive guidance from others with expertise, be accountable for your actions as well as share with others the experiences you’ve picked up along the way. A peer network is not an association or a club. It’s simply an avenue to level up your game and avoid costly errors along the way.
We invite you to learn about the power of a manufacturing peer advisory group and how it’s helping others accelerate their business and achieve personal and professional rewards.
Instructor: Kevin Minton, Chief Executive Boards International/Insight