SESSION – Nonferrous Workshop
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
“Nonferrous Workshop on Fines and Annealing,” by Horace Pops, Horace Pops Consulting Inc.
This workshop expands on the essential topics of the Fundamentals of Wire Manufacturing course by delving into two more subjects in greater detail. First, it examines the formation, analysis, and measurement of fines. It presents an analysis of the origin, microstructures, and make-up of fines in nonferrous products during rod production and wiredrawing. The second part discusses principles of annealing, annealing of copper and aluminum wire, and annealing problems. Specific topics include definitions, structure—property changes, general concepts, engineering rules and guidelines, stages of annealing, and the role of work hardening. Lastly, the program covers some of the rich history of copper and wiredrawing, tracing development of techniques through the ages.
SESSION – Manufacturing Management Workshop
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Manufacturing Management Workshop
John T. Barteld
The Manufacturing Management Workshop is a half-day program designed to provide practical tools for the critical areas of leadership and teamwork in the challenging and unique wire and cable manufacturing sector. It is designed specifically for wire and cable operations managers. It offers practical tools to advance performance and a chance for networking among professionals facing similar challenges and opportunities.
At the end of 2016, the generation known as “millennials” represented a larger portion of the workforce than “Baby Boomers.” They have different work habits, expectations and views of organizational loyalty. They must be considered in our approach to management and leadership. How do we react to this sea change, while still maintaining our goals of efficiency and productivity?
Related to the changing face of the workforce, is there nothing in our world today that is not digital? We rely entirely on our digital calendars, our communications devices, our news feeds and our social networks. Yet, most of us are “immigrants” to this digital world, while the millennials are “natives.” How does this impact the manner in which we plan, communicate, report, to say nothing of managing and leading?
In this workshop, current thinking and techniques in leadership are examined, with direct examples used to illustrate the challenge and the opportunity.
(Separate registration required.)