Alcoa Hosts the Collaborative Learning Lab (CLL) Sustainable Manufacturing 2011 Program Series

Learn why green manufacturing makes dollars and sense!

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Alcoa Corp. is hosting the next Collaborative Learning Lab (CLL), the second in a series, organized by Transitioning to Green LLC (http://transitioningtogreen.com), LinkingB2B, Advent-Cook, and GTI who are collaborating and designed a new seminar program for manufacturers and suppliers entitled “Sustainable Manufacturing 2011 Program Series.” This CLL seminar is an interactive educational seminar that presents bottom line business issues relating to profiting from Sustainability as it applies to manufacturers. In addition to CLL presentations about recycling, lean, and safety, each Alcoa event includes a facility tour to demonstrate how Alcoa has implemented many sustainability initiatives.

The dates and locations for the two events are: Alcoa Howmet in Dover, NJ on April 13, 2011 or Alcoa in Kingston, NY on May 4, 2011. Time for Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Networking is from 8 am - 8:30 am; the Program Starts at 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; and lunch is included. Please reserve a space on or before 4/1/11 by: Registering online at: www.transitioningtogreen.com/manufacture or calling 973-984-0624. The fee for attendance is $295 per company for one or two attendees. Group pricing is offered on the registration form. Each of the Alcoa-hosted CLLs include: 1. Eight hours of information, concepts and techniques. 2. An interactive plant tour exercise for each facility. 3. Access to sustainability resources and support materials. 4. A FREE consultative assessment of your most pressing need or opportunity. 5. A FREE copy of "The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook" ($35 value) if you register by April 1, 2011.The co-author of this book is the primary presenter at the Program.

Participants in the Collaborative Learning Lab Sustainable Manufacturing 2011 Program Series will learn what sustainability means for their company and how to apply sustainable business practices to identify and achieve resource efficiencies. Participants will learn how to: anticipate supply chain requirements of large end sales groups such as COSTCO, Wal-Mart, Boeing and the US Government that go beyond compliance; evaluate and improve their manufacturing and business processes; and strategically select and implement their most promising opportunities and innovations.

Each event in the CLL series will focus on a specific industry sector and will be hosted onsite at the featured co-presenting business partner’s preferred location. Following the presentations, a tour of the host facility and hands on group learning exercises are included to collaborate on how the program’s content may be applied to benefit the host’s company. This practical exercise will provide attendees with applied knowledge to take back to their facilities.

The CLL series is designed to pragmatically show owners and managers of companies how to increase profitability, anticipate requirements from business and individual consumers AND advance the participating companies on their sustainability journey. The program will demonstrate how participating companies can and need to do BOTH.

The CLL speakers are:

  • William G. Russell is co-author of The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook and a Principal at Transitioning to Green.
  • Joe Schneider, Founder, LinkingB2B, Program organizer, creates opportunities for businesses to experience profitable growth through educational programs, marketing and strategic partnerships.
  • Frank Garcia manages Advent-Cook’s Planning and Productivity Consulting group which provides expertise and guidance for facilities planning projects, quality management, process design, and manufacturing improvement projects.
  • Edward J. Russick is VP of Sustainability at GTI. Mr. Russick has worked in the field of safety, environmental compliance and recycling for over 30 years.
  • Jeana Wirtenberg, Ph.D, Founder & CEO, Transitioning to Green LLC; Editor and author of The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook

Contact Transitioning to Green, LLC info@transitioningtogreen.com, or call: 201-592-0055. For more information or to schedule an assessment of your facility to more efficiently accelerate your company’s sustainability and bottom line results.

 


Did you know?

  • U.S. factories continue to add jobs, with a gauge of employment growth in the manufacturing sector reaching its highest levels since the 1970's. Last year, manufacturers increased their payrolls by 136,000, according to the Labor Department, the first year they have added workers since 1997, noted in the Wall Street journal article Manufacturing Notches Strong Growth by: Justin Lahart and Brian Blackstone Date: Feb 02, 2011.
  • “Supply Chain Environmentalism is a powerful new approach that will allow companies to improve their competitiveness by optimizing their ability to identify and reduce the financial impact of environmental impacts throughout the supply chain. This approach will both protect against cost increases associated with environmental impacts and allow the companies to differentiate their products as being more sustainable. In the commodity markets and the heavily branded consumer product markets, this ability to both control cost and achieve differentiation will drive profitability and shareholder value,” according to the Supply Chain Environmentalism white paper published by Enviance, 2010 (www.enviance.com).
  • A February 2008 survey of international business executives said that 57% of executives surveyed agree that the benefits of a corporate sustainability program outweigh the costs. It went on to say that companies who had effective programs were on average 16% more profitable than competitors and had a share price that averaged 45% higher. A February 2008 survey of international business executives said that 57% of executives surveyed agree that the benefits of a corporate sustainability program outweigh the costs. It went on to say that companies who had effective programs were on average 16% more profitable than competitors and had a share price that averaged 45% higher. “Doing Good: Business and the Sustainability Challenge,” The Economist Intelligence Unit Report

 

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