Gardner Business Media Announces Inaugural Top Shops Expo & Conference
New industrial event delivers data, sourcing and technology solutions for durable goods manufacturing businesses
2019 Products Finishing’s Top Shops
Gardner Business Media (Cincinnati, Ohio) announced the inaugural Top Shops Expo + Conference. As an extension of the annual, Top Shops Benchmarking program, the Top Shops Expo will combine three-days of exhibits, education and networking focused on delivering a range of supply chain solutions to North American durable goods manufacturing businesses.
Debuting October 12th – 14th, 2021, at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, Top Shops Expo’s mission is to raise the profile and redefine the potential of North American manufacturing by providing participants unique insights and business solutions in three key areas – business improvement through the reporting of Top Shops benchmarking data; technology transfer via exhibits and technical presentations; and North American-based production sourcing, reshoring and onshoring by way of business networking in the Top Shops Sourcing pavilion.
Top Shops Expo will mark the first time all Gardner Business Media Top Shops programs — Modern Machine Shop, Plastics Technology, Products Finishing and CompositesWorld — will be presented together creating a manufacturing industry opportunity for learning, collaborating and networking.
“The past year has reinforced and refocused the power and potential of North American durable goods manufacturing. It has also introduced some of the challenges and opportunities present in the industrial supply chain. Top Shops Expo is a platform to continue growing North American industrial production by getting manufacturing together. Not just getting companies and people together, but providing an environment that brings together data, technology and business information that make progress possible,” noted Dave Necessary, Gardner Business Media.
The Top Shops Expo will include technical conferences, technology displays, a sourcing pavilion and awards and networking. Exhibitors and attendees will be able to source parts, spec new technology, sell products and services, and solve business problems.
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The sixth annual Top Shops Benchmarking Survey measured shops based on more than 50 operational metrics including lead time, on-time delivery, first-pass quality yield and finishing equipment usage, among others.
Productivity, efficiency and on-time deliveries are all hallmarks of a great finishing shop, but at the heart of it all is a commitment to employees and customers.
Beginning in 2021, Products Finishing’s Top Shops Benchmarking program will include a new sourcing platform that expands the benefits of participation.