Production Summit specializes in delivery chain, staffing | Trade

Production Summit specializes in delivery chain, staffing | Trade

TRAVERSE CITY — The important thing to post-pandemic ascension in production continuously comes all the way down to minimizing disruption in two key spaces: delivery chain and staffing.

So discovering the point of interest for Tuesday’s 8th annual Northern Michigan Production Summit wasn’t tough for organizers of the development, which returns to Northwestern Michigan Faculty’s Hagerty Middle after a one-year absence.

“The theme this yr is (we) sought after to speak about supply-chain demanding situations and staffing shortages,” stated Kevin Olds, a member of the Grand Traverse Space Production Council board of administrators and a senior trade consultant on the Michigan Production Generation Middle. “The ones two issues greater than anything else had been most sensible of thoughts for many production leaders that I come into touch with each day.

“We would have liked to have audio system to offer perception and possibly best possible practices that relate to these two subjects.”

Generally held in early March, GTAMC’s 2020 match used to be held simply ahead of the pandemic modified the trade international and the producing trade ceaselessly.

The 2021 Production Summit used to be moved from its conventional March date to June to house an out of doors amassing. Final yr’s match used to be moved to Jacob’s Farm and informed the story of 8 companies in a miles other layout with a miles other focal point.

“Tales of Humility, Agility and Perseverance: Production in Northern Michigan” used to be the theme of the 2021 summit. However Olds stated Tuesday’s match is again to its standard agenda, for essentially the most section.

“Evidently,” Olds stated. “Networking occasions are massive and occasions like this that provide a chance to get in combination and communicate store. It’s laborious to do networking in a digital area.

“Despite the fact that this match has all the time been in particular person, we’re glad so as to do it in particular person.”

Tuesday’s summit starts with registration from 7:50-8 a.m.

New this yr is a networking luncheon from 11:50 a.m. to one p.m. The summit is $40 for non-GTAMC participants to assist quilt the price of the lunch. It stays loose for GTAMC participants.



The keynote speaker for 2022 is Chris Kuehl, managing director of Armada Company Intelligence. Kuehl used a “Wizard of Ounces” reference for the identify of his deal with: “Recession, Inflation, and Conflict — Oh my!”

Olds stated Kuehl will speak about subjects akin to supply-chain disruption in addition to the impact the Russian invasion of Ukraine has had on different financial elements from 8:25-9:30 a.m.

“What’s the scenario at this time?,” Kuehl stated in an electronic mail to Olds about his deal with. “How actual is the specter of recession and runaway inflation? What’s feeding the worry and is there a trail again to a few semblance of standard?

“There are nonetheless many certain indicators, however the threats are actual as neatly. What function is supply-chain breakdown and exertions scarcity taking part in in all this?”

Olds stated he heard Kuehl give some of the keynote addresses on the three-day Middle for Highest Practices Convention in Phoenix in past due September 2021. He Googled Kuehl after that convention, contacted him on LinkedIn to begin a dialog and secured his talking products and services again in January.

“He’s an economist and he used to be speaking about the way forward for the producing economic system within the nation and around the world,” Olds stated of Kuehl’s September speech.



Following Kuehl to the rostrum is Just right Works Lab founder Ty Schmidt to speak about place of job psychological well being. Olds stated Schmidt will communicate in regards to the Place of job Psychological Well being Playbook and contact on subjects akin to tradition, lodging and psychological well being fairness.

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Scott Kunselman, a board member at Traverse Town’s Promethient and advisory board member at Caresoft International, will speak about supply-chain disruption from 10:35-11:20 a.m.

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The final speaker is GTAMC board member Dennis Arouca. A member of the board of administrators for the Grand Traverse Financial Construction Company and a board member of the Production Generation Academy, Arouca is scheduled to offer an Trade 4.0 replace from 11:20-11:50 a.m.

Olds stated all the shows must translate into movements regional producers can use in their very own amenities along with offering “a greater figuring out of why issues are the way in which they’re” post-pandemic.

Olds stated greater than 70 had already registered every week ahead of the June 7 summit. He expects that quantity to develop via a dozen ahead of it starts.