APICS Puget Sound and NBIS, the Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability present:
Sustainability: Building on Quality and Lean Initiatives
Featuring Tom Melcher, president of dmStrategists, Grand Rapids, MI
May 16, 5:30 P.M.
Coast Bellevue Hotel
625 116th Avenue NE, Bellevue, Washington
NBIS and APICS Puget Sound are pleased to invite you to this dinner program focusing on sustainability management as a valuable extension of lean, quality & six-sigma practices.
Learn how you can leverage the needs, requirements and opportunities of sustainability while building on practices already in place. With sustainability, go beyond maximizing profitability, efficiency, and productivity, to provide your organization with environmental, social & economic benefits, referred to as the “triple bottom line”.
Featured speaker, Tom Melcher is the founder and president of dmStrategists (dmS) based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Over the past twenty years, Tom has developed and provided business performance solutions for quality management, lean practices, diversity and sustainability with companies including Steelcase, Westinghouse Electric, Rochester Products of General Motors, and Amway. His recent focus is on the emerging need for sustainable business practices integrated with process improvement techniques. The result is a web enabled "software as a service" management product for mining and integrating required data, setting goals and achieving and documenting results.
Tom has served on the Malcolm Baldrige Board for the US Department of Commerce and as a lead auditor for ISO 9000. He has achieved numerous credentials in the field of Quality Management, and worked with professional associations including chapters of APICS, ASQ, and ISM in West Michigan.
Register now for this informative event.
For more information about Tom Melcher, dmStrategists and the Sustainable Business Practices 360 (SBP360) platform, please contact Karl Ostrom or Mary Rose, Co-Executive Directors of NBIS. Appointments with Tom are available while he is in Seattle.
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The Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability (NBIS) is dedicated to inspiring, equipping and collaborating with businesses to create a sustainable and equitable world. Since 2003, we have provided regional leadership, professional development programs and a collaborative cross-sector community to advance sustainability through the power of business.