Organizers of the 2012 Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE) announce that two four-hour workshops will be held in affiliation with the March 1-2 event at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. PELICE is hosted by Panel World magazine and Georgia Research Institute.

On Thursday, March 1, enterprise risk management (ERM) expert Gary W. Patterson, the FiscalDoctor®, will present the How to Find Your Million Dollar Blind Spots workshop. Building product executives can learn a common sense, value-added approach to risk management that helps executives not only unearth key risk areas, but in the process, identify formerly invisible opportunities leading to growth and profitability.

Patterson has helped hundreds of companies in building products, manufacturing, technology, service and distribution. He is the author of Stick Out Your Balance Sheet and Cough: Best Practices for Long-Term Business Health. He is the author of the forthcoming 2012 book Finding Your Million Dollar Blind Spots.

On Friday, March 2, Professor Timothy Young from the University of Tennessee will lead the workshop entitled A Focus on Improved Productivity and Efficiency: Variation and Target Size Reductions Using Statistical Process Control. The training course is “practical” in that it focuses on variation reduction and target size reduction of key process variables, e.g., weight, thickness, resin usage, line speed, cycle time, etc. The emphasis is on improved productivity and enhanced business performance.

Professor Young is vice president of the Forest Products Society and is sought worldwide by companies to address issues in statistical process control.

Each workshop has its own pricing structure in relation to PELICE. Workshop participants can also attend the PELICE keynoters session on their respective mornings and participate in the PELICE food functions on that day.

For exhibitor or conference information contact:
Fred Kurpiel, 678-642-1238; e-mail [email protected]
Rich Donnell, 334-834-1170; e-mail [email protected]
Dianne Sullivan, 334-834-1170; e-mail [email protected]