Oracle Plant Tour
August 6-7, 2019 | Hillsboro, OR
Theme: Lead Times as a Competitive Weapon: How to Maintain a 5 Day Lead Time with a Build to Order Product
Amway Plant Tour
October 15-16, 2019 | Ada, MI
Theme: Attracting and Retaining the Next Generation Workforce
Clif Bar Plant Tour
November 12-13, 2019 | Twin Falls, ID
Theme: How Culture Drives Sustainability and Workforce Engagement
Helping you get Manufacturing 4.0 into action.
Each plant tour offers a unique opportunity to dialog with peers from across industries and functions about best practices, challenges and solutions to moving the manufacturing enterprise forward.
Participants of Manufacturing Leadership Council plant tours realize tangible benefits:
Discover proven solutions to common challenges
Discuss the challenges and discover the solutions that led to meaningful success stories.
Expand your thinking
Open your mind to new processes or practices you
can put in place to achieve greater operational excellence and efficiency.
Benchmark your performance
Benchmark your factory’s performance against other state-of-the-art factories.
Bring back new ideas
Walk away with new ideas you can bring back to your company and implement faster.
Past participants claim our Plant Tour & Executive Roundtable events are unique and valuable because the intimate setting allows for deeper discussion and lively debate on a given topic.
“A good opportunity to do benchmark and know new ways to measure safety.”
“I learned from the tour & networking that there is more we can do as a next step to accelerate our implementation.”
“The honesty and commitment to help others is very powerful.”
“Thanks for the great event. I have been in manufacturing for 30+ years and I continue to learn new things every time I attend an event like this.”
Plant Tour Reports
Now attuned to the fast-and-getting-faster world of e-commerce, consumers have come to expect a much shorter time window between when they click “buy” and when that item will show up at their door. That’s true of the average person who’s buying laundry detergent on...read more
At the ABB Dodge plant in Marion, NC, the keys to success are integrated business teams that function on a foundation of collaboration and trust, as well as operations that concentrate on standardized processes and a top-grade safety culture. These were some of the...read more
Manufacturing Leadership Council members toured Harley-Davidson’s York, PA, plant and learned about the motorcycle company’s Continuous Improvement System.read more
Manufacturing Leadership Council members tour Dal-Tile’s 990,000-square foot plant in Dickson, TN, and learn how a combination of culture and operational techniques combine to create operational excellence.read more
Manufacturing Leadership Council members gathered last week at car seat manufacturer Adient’s factory in West Point, GA, and learned about the company’s High Performance Teams program.read more
I had the pleasure of attending the Manufacturing Leadership Council’s tour and roundtable discussion at Merck & Co., Inc.’s Maurice R. Hilleman Center for Vaccine Manufacturing in Durham, NC the last week in November.read more