Purdue News

September 29, 2004

Krannert exec ed, Flexware offer advanced manufacturing workshop

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University's Krannert Executive Education Programs and Flexware Innovation are teaming up to offer an advanced manufacturing workshop.

Finding and Seizing Great Opportunities: Identifying and Implementing Innovative Business Performance Improvements will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12-14 in the Krannert Center. The cost of the three-day program is $1,350. Meals are provided.

"Executives and managers of organizations facing global competition will gain new skills and perspectives from the workshop, which emphasizes the systems aspect of effective business management and improvement," said Mike Sheahan, associate director of non-degree programs at Krannert Executive Education Programs (KEEP). "Using a mix of case studies, class exercises, peer interaction and presentation, participants learn how to search for, find and implement great opportunities for dramatic improvements in both business and physical plant processes."

The workshop agenda is:

– Day 1: Finding opportunities, seizing opportunities.

– Day 2: Finding high-payback opportunities, seizing opportunities.

– Day 3: Studies in seizing opportunities.

The instructors are Flexware's James Swartz and Tom Pearson.

"If you're a manufacturing executive and a seed of change in your firm, consider our colleagues at Flexware Innovation your trusted advisers," Swartz said. "Our passion is to strengthen American manufacturing by enhancing and supporting the bottom line. We design and implement world-class manufacturing systems, facilitate manufacturing performance improvement and support all with education and coaching."

Scott Whitlock, Flexware Innovation's founder, president and CEO, is a Purdue alumnus who was named to Indianapolis Business Journal's "Forty Under 40" list for 2004. Flexware also was among the winners of the 2003 Indiana Growth 100 award, which recognizes Indiana's leading high-potential, high-growth companies.

KEEP offers four three distinct executive degree programs, all accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The executive master's in business, the international master's in management, and the weekend executive MBA, and the executive master's in business in Germany. KEEP also offers varied non-degree executive programs tailored to the needs of specific industries and firms.

For more information, contact Sheahan at (765) 494-7700, sheahan@krannert.purdue.edu. Online registration is available.

Writer: Mike Lillich, (765) 494-2077, mlillich@purdue.edu

Source: Mike Sheahan, (765) 494-7700, sheahan@krannert.purdue.edu

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; purduenews@purdue.edu


To the News Service home page

Newsroom Search Newsroom home Newsroom Archive