What Attendees Say
“The conference was a complete success. I brought my new Director of Lean Manufacturing with me, who has virtually no printing experience, and he too came away enthused, motivated, and ready to hit the ground running. This was a perfect introduction for him into the world of Lean printing.”
Tom Staib, president, DWS Printing
"It was a terrific conference. Great content and extremely well organized. Thanks for serving the printing community!"
Brad Elledge, director of operations, Nosco
"This was my first CI Conference and I enjoyed it immensely. I walked away with many great ideas on how we can continue to improve our business and operations.”
Sandy Kampen, senior project manager, Suttle-Straus
“The Continuous Improvement Conference is a hidden gem. The information I gained will help Japs-Olson compete in the marketplace.”
Chris Illa, manager, operations & continuous improvement, Japs-Olson Company
“The cost of attending Printing Industries of America’s Continuous Improvement Conference is more than covered by the operational savings and consistency resulting in our operations.”
Paul Cousineau, director, national production, Dow Jones & Co.
“Smyth has gained a lot of positive information from this conference over the years and continues to do so; we have found very practical takeaways each year that we implement in our day-to-day continuous improvement efforts.”
William Denzen, general manager, Smyth Companies
“Thanks to ideas sparked at this conference, The John Roberts Company saves $52,000 each year in reduced spoilage—dollars that go straight to the bottom line.”
Wendy Lewellin, quality systems manager, The John Roberts Company
“At Wikoff Color, we started our Lean journey in 2000. I have benefited from being part of this journey from the beginning and have received training from many sources; however, the best conference I attend on Lean is Printing Industries of America’s Continuous Improvement Conference.”
Sara (Missy) Gieselmann, corporate manager of continual improvement, Wikoff Color Corporation
“The Continuous Improvement Conference helped us double our productivity and cut our inventory level from $8 million to $3.5 million.”
Mark Wallace, former executive vice president of operations, Pratt Corporation
“After attending, we reduced washup time on a 10-year-old press, creating 1,560 new saleable hours per year.”
Ryan Scott, operations manager, Fastik
“I hit the jackpot at this conference. I learned that some states provide funding to assist manufacturers with improvement efforts. This information led Smyth to acquire over $25,000 in state assistance for our Lean Manufacturing efforts.”
Anthony Bonds, quality production manager, Smyth Companies
“Conference was full of practical everyday ideas to take back and implement.”
“Considering the content and presentations, this was the best conference I’ve attended.”
“Good takeaway value in the presentations and discussions in the hallways. People are very engaged and willing to help out.”
"One of the best conferences I've ever been to."
"I will be back next year and bring more people with me."
“The conference was very helpful in putting a spark back in our quality efforts.”
"As a CEO and first-time attendee, I learned some incredible tools for leading my organization."
"The conference provided just what we needed to move forward with our improvement efforts."
"It re-energizes our CI team each year. The only thing that could have added more value was if our president and top management would attend with us."
Published on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 (updated 09/10/2012)