Quality Council Meeting Spring 2017
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
200 Ponte Vedra Boulevard
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Member registration fee of $695/person
Networking reception/dinner on 5/3 ($130/person)
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A special hotel rate of $279 (plux tax) has been secured by MAPI for members at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. Use this link to book your hotel reservation.
The MAPI Quality Council provides a roundtable forum for senior quality leaders to share best practices on issues such as supplier quality, customer experience, cost of quality, and continuous improvement. Our semiannual meetings focus on roundtable dialogue among peers from leading B2B manufacturers.
Who should attend?
Attendees are typically members of the MAPI Quality Council. If you’re a member and can’t attend, please contact us about having a senior member of your team attend in your place. If you’re not a member but are interested in attending, please let us know. All attendees must work for a manufacturing company or industrial distributor.
What makes MAPI council meetings different?
- Roundtable discussions: Rich dialogue on the issues you care about, moderated to keep discussions focused on the “so what”.
- Peer to peer sharing: There are no talking heads. Almost all of the content is delivered by your peers at global manufacturers, sharing experiences candidly.
- No death by PowerPoint: While our presenters deliver outstanding content, we schedule ample time for interaction and Q&A, so that you can dig deep on the topics that matter.
- No pitches: Our council meetings aren’t sponsored, and there are no sales pitches. None.
- Balance of strategy and utility: Our council meetings deliver great content around strategy and peer-tested frameworks for putting those strategies into action
Questions & Contact
The presentation will provide an overview of steps taken to improve the talent level in the quality organization at Sonoco. This includes developing the team to be more strategic, understanding the gap between what is needed and what is being delivered, and developing standard expectations globally.
Embedding a Quality Culture within an organization is not an “initiative”, but rather a “journey” that the organization must undertake as a priority from all levels. It’s key to understand that changing culture is not an easy thing, and takes patience and leadership. The presentation and discussion will intend to provide an overview of Plexus’ current situation on the journey and provide some lessons-learned from our course on this endeavor to-date.
The presentation will cover MSA’s interpretation of what we consider the most significant changes to the standard, and our approach in meeting those requirements in order to realize tangible improvements to our quality system.
The talk will focus on the new requirements for “Understanding the Context of the Organization”, “Leadership / Top Management Responsibilities”, and “Risk & Opportunity Management”.
The intent is to lead a discussion on different approaches taken (or planned) to address these new requirements, and the importance of tailoring the methods based on each organization’s specific circumstances.
Error Proofing is an excellent tool to drive improved customer satisfaction and performance results. It is a tool that can be used throughout your organization in reactive and proactive ways. This is a great tool to enable your employees to develop creative and cost conscious solutions to business challenges.
BorgWarner’s journey away from data processing and into information management. This story covers the tools being used and the impact analytics is having on our people.
How do you recognize facilities that are participating in corporate initiatives? What do you look at to compare over 130 locations that produce a wide range of products from Aerospace to Carpet Underlay? Each industry is dramatically different from the other, but there are also common variables that can be reviewed. We developed a program that is known as “Best in Class” and it is significantly impacting bottom line.