EBeat: AMBA Monthly News

The AMBA EBeat is a periodic e-newsletter that broadcasts relevant and timely information to mold manufacturers and other industry professionals. Various areas of interest are addressed, including: 

  • AMBA-specific and industry-wide events
  • Available benchmarking surveys and publications
  • Workforce development opportunities, including such available resources as internal professional development, recruitment strategies and timely grant and scholarship details and deadlines
  • Advocacy updates and calls-to-action
  • Available partner resources

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September EBeat

Published Sept. 16, 2021

AMBA Launches Part 2 of Workforce Development Playbook

Survey Deadline: Fri., Oct. 1, 2021

To address the continuing challenge of labor attraction and retention, AMBA has launched the second part of its newest benchmarking effort - a resource guide that will provide best practices in employee recruitment, interviewing and retention. Because candidate screening and onboarding plays such an integral role in employee retention, Part 2 will focus on members’ best practices in the interview process.

This is a members-only opportunity; participating members will receive the final playbook at no cost.

Participate Here

Legislative Updates, Technology Opportunities and More from AMBA Partners

In October, AMBA’s partners will be providing updates on recent activity in Washington, D.C., technology advances that can impact new employee onboarding and lean principles in leadership.

Transportation, Taxes and Trade: The Latest from Washington D.C.
Presented by The Franklin Partnership
Oct. 14 | 11AM EST

Join Omar S. Nashashibi, founding partner of The Franklin Partnership, AMBA’s lobbying firm in Washington, D.C., as he provides insight into the latest regarding the tax provisions used by AMBA members that are under threat on Capitol Hill, the likelihood of rate increases in the coming months, how the new infrastructure legislation will impact supply chains and lobbying efforts on Chinese tariffs and more.

Access to this webinar is included with AMBA membership.
Register Here

Meet the Mentor: Leaning into Leadership
Presented by Robbjack and Metro Mold & Design
Oct. 7 | 11AM EST

Join mentors Jon Kantola, Robbjack and Ben Lampron, Metro Mold & Design, as they walk attendees through how lean principles and maintenance of a lean mentality encourages emerging professionals to contribute within their organization, generate business-impacting ideas and develop critical leadership traits that allow them to rise to the top. Attendees will walk away with concrete, applicable lessons in lean that can impact the bottom-line and their leadership journey.

Members: $29. *Team rate available – contact Rachael Pfenninger at rpfenninger@amba.org for details.
Register Here

How Technology Drives an Effective Manufacturing Process
Presented by Tebis America
Oct. 6 | 11AM EST

More than ever, resource and capacity planning are extremely important as many mold manufacturers now face the difficulty of finding the right talent. See how the use of CAD/CAM MES technology to automate and standardize the design and programming processes results in improved efficiency and shop flexibility, allowing mold builders to increase accuracy, processing speed and effectiveness, and shorten the learning curve for new hires.

Members: No Cost. Non-Members: $25.
Register Here

Benchmark Challenges and Share Solutions with Peers during October Discussions

AMBA roundtable discussions are an invaluable, members-only way to discuss shared challenges, benchmark operations and access potential solutions to persistent problems. During these exchanges, AMBA members have the opportunity to receive critical feedback and partner input on issues related to department management, sales and marketing and more. All of these discussions are included with AMBA membership.

Sales and Marketing Roundtable Discussion
Oct. 12| 12PM EST

Register Here

Business Strategies Roundtable Discussion
Oct. 20 | 12PM EST

Register Here

Industry Professionals Meet at Amerimold 2021 and annual  Alliance Golf Charity Outing

Next week, industry professionals will gather at Amerimold 2021 in Rosemont, IL, where moldmakers, molders, OEMs, and tier suppliers are more eager than ever to come together to network, build their brands, and learn from the manufacturing industry's best. Following the three-day tradeshow, Alliance Specialties and Laser Sales will host its annual Charity Golf Outing on Sept. 24 in Mundelein, IL.

Registration is still open for both – register here for Amerimold 2021 and here for the Alliance Golf Outing.

Registration Open: OESA and Harbour Results, Inc. 2021 Automotive Tooling Update

October 14 | Livonia, Michigan

OESA and Harbour Results Inc. (HRI), have announced that registration is open for the annual Automotive Tooling Update. The event will bring together automotive tooling professionals with industry experts to discuss supply chain and labor challenges, production outlooks and unique opportunities for tooling manufacturers. During the event, HRI representatives will share updates on the economy, a forecast of the tooling industry, the impact of the changing automotive landscape on the supply chain and more. Joe McCabe, president and CEO, AFS, also will share an automotive industry forecast to help executives prepare their companies for future production demands.

Learn more and register at oesa.org.

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