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FLEXO Magazine : March 2011
Industry Indicators Warrick, Goodman, to Keynote 2011 Continuous Improvement Conference KANSAS CITY, Mo. — “If a 101-year- old company of Hallmark’s size and complexity can transform its operations, so can yours!” That message is being put out by both the Printing Industries of America and the Flexographic Techni- cal Association as they prepare for their jointly sponsored 2011 Continuous Im- provement Conference. The event is set to take place April 10–13 at the Westin Crown Center. Mal Warrick, director of operations technology, innovation support, and product integrity for Hallmark, recently signed on as a keynote speaker. He will explain the handful of strategies that Hallmark is using to increase its ef- ficiency and spur product development. Warrick’s team leads and supports pro- cess innovation, strategic projects and the integrity of Hallmark’s products from design to production. He was previously Hallmark’s director of Lean and business process management. Prior to Hallmark, Warrick worked for Procter & Gamble for 22 years, holding a variety of manufacturing positions, including managing the plant that produces Dawn, Joy, Ivory, Tide and intermediate chemicals for other soap products. He also was an internal Lean consultant at Procter & Gamble. Other high-profile speakers on the conference program include: John Goodman, first-day keynote speaker and founder and vice chairman of TARP Worldwide; John Lowry, general manager, Harley-Davidson Vehicle and Powertrain Operations; and Gwendolyn Galsworth, principal, QMI/Visual-Lean Institute. Goodman will reveal how analyzing damage to loyalty and word of mouth can be used to quantify the revenue im- plications of better service and quality. He will address how to use tactics, such as first-call resolution and segmentation to improve satisfaction and loyalty and create bottom-line impact. Lowry will speak about how he executes his responsibility to maintain operational excellence by fostering indi- vidual and team accountability by using continuous improvement activities and by encouraging innovative thinking. Galsworth is a well-known educator, implementer, and researcher in the field of workplace visuality. She will share the basic definitions, principles and concepts that form the foundation of a visual workplace and should be part of any improvement strategy. For more information on all of the ses- sions at the 2011 Continuous Improve- ment Conference, please visit http:// www.printing.org/ciconference. Flint Group Flexographic Products Regional Seminar Schedule Set CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Four stops— two in the spring, two in the fall—com- prise the 2011 calendar for Flint Group Flexographic Products’ 1 -day seminars on flexo technology. Each event will introduce the latest in nyloflex® printing plates, rotec® sleeves/adapters and Flint Group inks, as well as associated technologies used in flexographic print- ing. The schedule follows: • March 22 – Arlington, Texas • March 24 – Atlanta, Ga. • Sept. 20 – Appleton, Wisc. • Sept. 22 – Toronto, Ontario These cost-free, science-based infor- mational seminars are designed to as- sist local printers/converters in learning how to make prepress and press opera- tions more sustainable while printing with higher print quality. To register, con- tact Doreen Bailey at +1 704-504-2625 or email email@example.com for additional information on a seminar in your area. Space is limited. FIRST Operator Certification Auction: March 25 = deadline for donations! RONKONKOMA, N.Y. — The Flexo- graphic Technical Association is closing in on its goal of securing $100,000 worth of donated items to support the FIRST Operator Certification Scholarship pro- www.flexography.org march 2011 FLEXO 9 There are plenty of reasons to convert to the Anilox Sleeve: faster production, quicker changeovers, lower costs, lighter weight. It is easy to understand why sleeves are the preferred foundation for anilox technology. But just as important are their handling considerations. Sleeved and journaled anilox share traits of a hard yet brittle shell of ceramic that is easily damaged. Fortunately Harper can provide not only the right sleeves, but the right storage, the right cleaners, and the right plan for care and maintenance. Trust the experts. Harper Corporation. Take a peek at the future of anilox rolls. To learn more, call 704.588.3371 or Toll Free at 800.438.3111 Or visit our website. Anilox Roll Division HARPERi MAGE.Co M Americas • Europe • Asia ©2011 FLX_March11.indd 9 3/18/11 1:31 PM