Executive Panel Provides Insight on Using Technology for Business Growth

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Three manufacturing leaders discuss how they no longer run their businesses due to technology improvements and by implementing Definity Partners Run-Improve-Grow business model.

Jim Tennant General Manager from RBB Systems discussed the customized SharePoint site Definity Partners technology team built.

This event showcased the possibilities and opportunities technology provides to help empower a company’s frontline and grow their business. - Tim Bankes

Recently, at the Leveraging Technology to Achieve Business Success interactive panel held at the Athletic Club of Columbus, three manufacturing leaders admitted that thanks to technology and the integration of the Run-Improve-Grow (RIG) business model, they no longer run their businesses. So what did they mean by this? Certainly, they didn’t just implement a tool and walk away? Or did they?

During the open discussion, panelists Michael Swartz, President & CEO of Lake Shore Cryotronics, Steve Vitale, President of Midwest, and Jim Tennant, General Manager for RBB Systems, went into great detail on how they implemented new technologies using the Run-Improve-Grow business model that have allowed them to get out of the daily run and more closely focused on proactive improvement and future growth.

By getting out of the daily run of their business and allowing their frontline leaders and superiors to run the business, these executives boosted their company’s productivity and improved their processes through the use of technology. The event gave attendees great insight into how these leaders have taken their businesses to a new level by not only looking into new technologies, but also developing a culture of change and empowerment.

The panelists, along with Tim Bankes, V.P. of Technology for Definity Partners, were there to answer attendees’ questions and lead discussion on how to recognize where technology may help solve some of the most challenging business issues. Many topics were discussed including, custom application development, customized reports, ERP optimization, selection and implementation.

RBB Systems specializes in the assembly and manufacturing of mission-critical assemblies for the industrial, commercial, medical and military sectors. They embrace small-batch printed circuit assemblies, box builds, repairs, prototyping and much more. RBB Systems was looking to improve their internal SharePoint site though customization.

Midwest develops earth-conscious solutions to clients around the world in the quarry, mining, construction, iron/steel and many other industries. Midwest produces products that not only protect the environment but also, where possible, enhance it. Midwest sought improvements with their current ERP system through ERP optimization.

Lake Shore Cryotronics supports advanced scientific research and is a leading global innovator in measurement and control solutions. They have the trust of leading researchers from around the world to provide them with measurements and control solutions that drive discovery and development of new materials for technology in electronic, clean energy and much more. The technology improvements Lake Shore Cryotronics sought was assistance in selecting an ERP system that would improve work flow processes, decision making and overall product inventory, development and control.

Each representative shared their company’s challenges, growing pains, solutions and results they experienced, and are still experiencing, as a result of transforming their business through RIG centric technology.

“Everyone knows that technology plays a significant role in the overall performance of their company. Many are aware that they are not utilizing their technology in the best interest of the company, but few take the time and energy needed to evaluate their current state of operations and determine next steps to get to where they want to go. This event showcased the possibilities and opportunities technology provides to help empower a company’s frontline and grow their business,” said Tim Bankes, V.P. of Technology, Definity Partners.

You can view the highlights or a full recorded version of this exciting and informative event here.

About Definity Partners:
Definity Partners is a leading business improvement firm that works directly with organizations to implement change, delivering rapid results through the Run-Improve-Grow (RIG) business methodology developed by Ray Attiyah and his team at Definity. The RIG business model approach is to simplify, standardize and automate your organization’s operations through frontline empowerment, process improvement, education, technology optimization and cultural change. Definity helps you transform your organization’s culture by working side-by-side with your frontline leaders, empowering them to make day-to-day decisions, enabling managers to concentrate on improving processes and growing the business. Freeing managers of the daily grind and time-consuming fire-fighting transforms an organization’s culture and brings innovation, inspiration and new life to your teams. Does your facility need some inspiration? Headquartered in Cincinnati, Definity Partners works with organizations across the U.S. and Mexico with district offices in Cleveland, Columbus, and Atlanta. To learn more, visit DefinityPartners.com or call (513) 381-7200.

Robynn Anton, Media Relations
Definity Partners
8650 Governors Hill Drive, Suite 110
Cincinnati, OH 45249
513.381.7200 Phone

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