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Make the Case to Attend PMI

Copy and paste the text from this webpage to build your own email or memo to your supervisor on the benefits to your organization of PMI participation by you or someone else on your staff you think should attend

 

[FILL IN NAME OF PERSON YOU'RE SENDING THIS TO],

Over the past year we have had [FILL IN NUMBER] days at our facility when I think our productivity could have been better.

[EDIT THESE BULLETS TO REFLECT YOUR ACTUAL SITUATION]

  • [FILL IN EQUIPMENT TYPE] failure incident
  • Throughput in [FILL IN DEPARTMENT] slowed because of backup in [FILL IN DEPARTMENT]
  • Multiple employees in [FILL IN DEPARTMENT(s)] missed productivity goal
  • Communication between [FILL IN DEPARTMENT] and [FILL IN DEPARTMENT] was lacking
  • [FILL IN NAME OF PROJECT] didn’t get done on time, preventing us from working faster
  • Employees in [FILL IN DEPARTMENT] weren’t trained in [FILL IN NEW EQUIPMENT OR TECHNIQUE] delaying improvement


On many more days most everything went right. I’d like to try to make those good days better as well as reduce our lower productivity days. I think we can get there with better plant management techniques like keeping score better of what we do and setting more goals to measure performance. We can learn to implement big ideas like this and a lot of small ones by participating in TRSA’s Production Management Institute (PMI).

Attending PMI will give us ideas for new strategies to deal with the modern realities of our industry that affect our company:  

[SELECT ALL OF THESE THAT APPLY AND EDIT AS NEEDED]

  • High employee turnover in [FILL IN DEPARTMENT]    
  • Communicating better with workers who speak [FILL IN LANGUAGES]
  • Integrating new systems such as [LIST YOUR NEW PLANT SYSTEMS] at maximum efficiency into workflow
  • Reducing worker’s compensation and related costs by improving safety


[A. IF YOU PERSONALLY WISH TO ATTEND PMI, USE THIS SENTENCE]
I’d like to attend PMI this August to compare our techniques with industry best practices so I can address all of these issues and some others that are more about me:

[B. IF YOU ARE RECOMMENDING SOMEONE ELSE TO ATTEND PMI, USE THIS SENTENCE]
I recommend sending [FILL IN NAME] to PMI this August to:

[FOLLOWING A or B, SELECT ALL OF THESE THAT APPLY AND EDIT AS NEEDED]

  • Learn more about plant departments and operating fundamentals
  • Get refreshed on operating fundamentals
  • Increase effectiveness in evaluating efficiency and performance
  • See a brand new plant (Alsco)
  • Build personal network of contacts to solve future problems
  • Improve insight into merchandise practices
  • Analyze chemical, wash formulas to better manage flow and cost
  • Improve understanding of equipment operation to increase productivity


PMI will be held August 6-10 at the University of Maryland. One price, [SELECT $3295 IF COMPANY IS TRSA MEMBER, $3475 IF NOT], includes meals and the hotel. Online training all year round is part of the package, too. Can we talk more about this?