If you were not able to participate in this year's 'Gearing Up' conference put on by the Missouri Association of Manufacturers, you're in luck! The Association has made the recap of the event available on the website, including a segment where the Governor of Missouri, Mike Parson, provides his take on issues that manufacturers face in light of the global pandemic.
The highly relevant "Rethink. Reboot. Rebuild" conference theme brought incredible insight and advice from local manufacturers on how to sustain and grow the local manufacturing economy amid many unforeseen challenges.
We had the pleasure of hosting a virtual plant tour, as well as a Q&A panel for the Cambridge executive team. Many of the challenges discussed are not unique to our organization, so we hope that sharing our approach might provide ideas and inspiration to others in other people-centric and/or manufacturing organizations.
Here is a sneak peak of the topics we cover:
Human Resources Challenges
Topics covered by our VP of HR, Meg Brown
What is the right mix to create a “healthy working environment” and how does it help to hire and retain employees?
Communication and on boarding can be difficult anytime, and made harder when the whole company may not be physically present. How can you make that work?
Inviting People in during a Pandemic
Topics covered by our VP of Sales & Marketing, Doug Eisenhart
Why does Cambridge offer lean tours and virtual tours of the plant? What is the value of these tours?
What is the Morning Meeting daily rhythm? What is its purpose?
Creating and Maintaining a Company Culture
Topic covered by our President, Marc Braun
How do you approach keeping a strong culture during the pandemic?
Moving Forward with Strategic Goals
Topic covered by our CFO and COO, Kevin Thompson
How did you decide to continue with a strategic expansion plan during a year of uncertainty?
Thank you to Michael Eaton, the Executive Director of MAM, for including us in this great event as well as all of the great Missouri and Midwest organizations that work every day to bring glory and dignity back to manufacturing.