Panelists at the Grocery Manufacturers’ Assn. (GMA) conference, co-located with Pack Expo 2010, will discuss revelations from a manufacturing workforce study that finds too many companies rely on traditional approaches and old tactics to succeed even when facing higher aspirations. Learn how new approaches to workforce development can make a difference and hear from practitioners who have put them into action.

A survey on the American manufacturing workforce is the focus of a panel discussion at the GMA Manufacturing Excellence Conference, Nov. 1-2, co-located with Pack Expo 2010 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, and organized by the Grocery Manufacturers Assn., Washington, D.C. The panel will concentrate on results of the study, which examines a high-skilled, flexible workforce ranked second in a list of the top three drivers of future business success in the next two-to-three years.

The panelists include Jennifer McNelly, senior vice president of the Manufacturing Institute, an affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers; Pamela S. Stroko, vice president, management and organizational development of Kraft Foods Inc.; and D. Joel Whalen, effective communication, Kellstadt Center for Sales Leadership, DePaul University;
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