Combining Efficiency with Other Growth Platforms

KCMN Events

Kansas City Manufacturing Network June Meeting – Case Study  

In recent decades there has been a relentless drive toward building extreme efficiencies in the business environment.  Some firms do this exceptionally well and surpass their competition by being shockingly efficient. However, for most of us the efficiency requirement just keeps increasing. Author and speaker Rick Tirrell, Ph.D., and Robbie Manufacturing C.O.O. Pepper Stokes will discuss four Competitive Platforms: Efficient Platform, Relationship Platform, Creative Platform and Marketing Platform.  They will describe the key characteristics of each Competitive Platform and then show the operational steps Robbie has taken to develop strengths in multiple platforms and how this has given the firm a clear competitive advantage.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013,
7:30-9:00 AM

Hilton Garden Inn, 520 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas

Cost is $15 for members, $25 for guests.  Register by June 7 BY CLICKING HERE or contact Donna Gordon at 816-304-7958

Rick Tirrell, Ph.D., President, Navigator Group, PA  Rick has been helping companies build competitive skills for over twenty years. His work focuses on strategy, culture and organization development. He helps firms establish or revise their strategic planning processes and he often facilitates their annual meetings. His book, The Wisdom of Resilience Builders: How our best leaders create the world’s most enduring enterprises, is a valuable guide to every business leader. He has been a quiet advisor to many presidents and CEOs.

Pepper Stokes, COO, Robbie Fantastic Flexibles  Pepper Stokes, COO has been at Robbie Fantastic Flexibles in Lenexa, KS for 20 years. Prior to Robbie he was CFO at a couple of Kansas City based companies and he started his career at Arthur Andersen & Co in Kansas City.  Pepper and his wife are native Kansas Citians and have two awesome 20-something daughters. Robbie is a recognized industry leader in flexible packaging solutions producing innovative ideas and top-quality packaging products since their founding in 1970.

Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center ( and Missouri Enterprise, ( ) are our Network sponsors. The event is open to area manufacturers and their suppliers. We invite you to join with us to make KCMN the premier resource for manufacturers.

Due our need to cover costs, no shows will be billed. Cancellations will be accepted no later than 3 business days prior to an event so we can provide spaces for those who may be on a wait list. Cancellations of reservations paid by credit card will be assessed a $10 processing fee by the registration service, or contact us for event credit for a future event. You may register as a guest for up to 2 events before membership is required. For questions or comments, please contact Donna Gordon at 816-304-7958