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NEXT: Strategic Solutions for Advanced Manufacturing

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

The key to forming successful strategies in manufacturing is asking the right questions: What are the next steps for you and your company? What does your ROI look like as industry trends rapidly change and workforce challenges are top of mind? How do you leverage your current momentum and breathe new life into your business plan?

Leaders in the manufacturing space are tasked with these questions in addition to growing opportunities and challenges in the field. As a response, we’ve created NEXT: Strategic Solutions for Advanced Manufacturing. This new focus driven series will reveal proven tactics, such as how to:

  • Utilize existing resources to reach your full potential in operational excellence.
  • Gain insight over your competitors.
  • Take a critical eye to your current process in the search for continuous improvement.

We are proud to feature experts who will dive into the most progressive approaches to performance improvement, leveraging people, and attracting and retaining top talent. Our 2017 focus is targeted at the unique challenges and opportunities facing our regional manufacturers and business leaders.



NEXT is a four session series; each topic tackles a current challenge that advanced manufacturers face. From employee retention to continuous improvement, each discussion will reveal new strategies, and build on previous sessions to present comprehensive solutions.


Register before February 6, 2017: The NEXT series is $375 for the first registrant and $275 for each additional registrant from the same company.

Register after February 6, 2017: The NEXT series is $475 for the first registrant and $375 for each additional registrant from the same company.


Dates: The four session series will be held on the first Tuesday of the following months:  March 7, April 4, May 2, and June 6, 2017.  The intent is that each session will build upon the previous.  If a schedule conflict should arise you may send an alternate by notifying MEDP in advance.

Time: Each session will run from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm with lunch provided.

Location: The NEXT series is hosted by Cascade Steel and will be held in their Training Facility in McMinnville, Oregon.


Cascade Steel
McMinnville, Oregon, OR United States + Google Map