Management Update Conference Targets Future Trends

The 2003 PMPA Management Update Conference presented attendees with an integrated package of competitive trends, marketing, business intelligence and financial management information. The content was designed to help precision machined parts manufacturers understand and deal with the many challenges of global competition.

The 2003 PMPA Management Update Conference presented attendees with an integrated package of competitive trends, marketing, business intelligence and financial management information. The content was designed to help precision machined parts manufacturers understand and deal with the many challenges of global competition.

The Conference, which was held February 22-25, 2003, in Dallas, Texas, was attended by 200 manufacturers. The organizing committee opened the event with a surprise mini-survey that asked attendees to rate their current ability to survive intense global competition. On a scale of 1 (not at all capable of surviving global competition) to 5 (very capable), attendees scored themselves just a shade more than “capable” of surviving.

By the end of the intensive, 2-day program, a follow-up survey found that 92 percent of the attendees believed they were now better prepared to face global competition. They credited their preparedness to the excellent array of speakers and to the strategically focused, roundtable discussions with their peers.

The 2003 event was a huge success for the PMPA. Attendees generated a host of ideas for new association programs to help industry members not only to survive, but also to thrive, in the global marketplace.

Annual Meeting Coincides With The PMPA’s 70th Anniversary

This year’s annual PMPA meeting in Victoria, British Columbia, won’t be business as usual. The upcoming gathering being held from September 27 through October 1 will be special because it also marks the 70th anniversary of the PMPA’s founding.

The Precision Machined Products Association had its beginnings in 1933 as the NSMPA—the National Screw Machine Products Association. The organization was established by screw machine shop owners who were looking to improve the standing of the industry. Their mission is alive and well today.

Those who attend this year’s annual meeting will receive an added bonus. The Board of Trustees has invited members of the Syndicat International Du Décolletage to participate in the 2003 Annual Meeting. This will give members the unique opportunity to interface with their European counterparts and exchange ideas on issues related to global competitiveness.