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Attend Lunch & Learn - Mfg. Lean Transformation Event

Mfg. Lean Transformation
Attend Lunch & Learn - Manufacturing Lean Transformation EventJoin the Garland Chamber of Commerce, the Dallas County Manufacturers’ Association (DCMA), and TMAC for Lunch & Learn - Manufacturing Lean Transformation Event

Presentation: The Journey of Lean In A Traditional Business Given By Chief Financial Officer, Duane Prentice, of Hatco Inc. 

Duane enabled breakeven EBITDA for a business which had lost $100M EBIT over the preceding four years (including a$37M EBIT loss in prior year) and generated a $23M positive free cash flow.  He knows LEAN!

Manufacturers across the United States face similar profit and loss issues no matter what industry they represent. Issues that lean can fix cover a range of areas within the organization to:

  • lower costs
  • streamline processes
  • implement organizational cultures that increase productivity and quality of the products

One such company that has ventured on this lean journey is Hatco, located in Garland, Texas. As a hat manufacturer with a rich history, Hatco has focused on resolving these issues with Duane.

The following topics will be presented at the March Learn @ Lunch:

  1. Work Culture & Group Dynamics
  2. Leadership
  3. Focus on the Right Goals
  4. Becoming Data Driven, Results Oriented
  5. Eliminating the Mystic of Lean / TPS
  6. Selection of Lean Tools
  7. Creating an Environment to Sustain Lean Processes
  8. Creating an Environment of Continuous Improvement


Want to attend for free? Bring another manufacturer or supplier along with you! To take advantage of this promotion, please contact the special events coordinator at

Who Should Attend:

Business Owners, CEO/CFOs, Manufacturers, and anyone who is interested in how Lean implementation can transform manufacturing.

 $15 for general attendees

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 11:30 AM  - 1:30 PM

Garland Chamber of Commerce
520 North Glenbrook Drive, Garland, Texas 75040, USA

Register For Lunch & Learn Lean Transformation Event By Clicking This Link

Registration Deadline:
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

If you are ready to transform your business into a lean mean fighting machine using the new Microsoft Dynamics AX or Dynamics NAV, call Clients First Texas at 800.331.8382, or email  Clients First Texas is one of 6 locations including our Minneapolis MN office which also implements and supports Dynamics NAV and AX.  As Gold Certified Partners we focus primarily on the complex manufacturer, process and discrete, and maintenance, repair and overhaul industries.  Clients First has developed an IP for Dynamics AX focusing on the MRO industry called ProMRO.  Visit our new MRO website here: ProMRO Software

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