• October 25, 2018
    6:30 am - 4:00 pm

Access Event Centre | Morden, MB

Manufacturers of all sizes come together to explore their highest potential – from how you reach your customers to how you build your product.


Founding Director and retired Vice President, Operations
High-Performance Solutions

Why Lean is not the answer

Founding Director And Retired Vice President, Operations Of High Performance Solutions

Lean is an important part of the equation; however, it is not the answer. Bob will tell the stories of how two leading Canadian companies who implemented continuous improvement cultures and changed the thinking at all levels in the organizations. He will describe how one company’s shop floor was transformed to capitalize on the benefits of ‘Pull Systems’ by putting the floor under the control of the people visually and simply and installing a winning simple system that earned his company recognition from Sears as the “Best JIT Implementation Supplier” with 100% on time delivery in the first year of operation. 

Whether just starting on your C.I. journey or struggling with the implementation, this presentation may give you some insights into how to improve your culture.


Director of Sales & Marketing
Winnipeg Goldeyes Baseball Club

TEAMWORK – On and Off the field

Are you ready to hit it out of the park? Get inspired on how to drive a high-performance team and boost your business.

Entering his 20th season with the Winnipeg Goldeyes Baseball Club, Dan Chase has been responsible for helping make the Goldeyes one of the best-attended franchises in all of Independent baseball. With the Goldeyes, Dan has been a key member of an organization that captured the 2012, 2016 & 2017 American Association Championships and continues to draw rave reviews from fans and visitors from across North America.

Prior to joining the Goldeyes in 2000, Dan was involved with a number of successful companies serving as Project Manager for The Bowering International Group, Vice President of Sales with Perth Services and Director of Sales for Mallabar Apparels.


  • 7:30 AM Registration & coffee
  • 8:15 AM Opening remarks
  • 8:20 AM KEYNOTE | Why Lean is Not the Answer, Bob Kerr
  • 9:05 AM CyberSecurity: Cyber Attack Prevention | Internet GUARDIAN
  • 9:35 AM Company Spotlight | KlassenManufacturing
  • 10:30 AM Leveraging Peer to Peer Learning | Panel Discussion with Manufacturing Leaders
  • 11:00 AM Harnessing Your Whole Team for Greater Success | Naida Communications
  • 11:30 AM  KEYNOTE | TEAMWORK – On and Off the Field, Dan Chase
  • 12:00 PM Closing remarks
  • 12:15 PM Lunch and Networking

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