On-site Plant Manager and Supervisors Implementation (1/2-day workshop)

This workshop introduces the supervisors to their role and responsibilities in a continuous improvement environment. The plant manager and supervisors create guidelines, goals and expectations needed to sustain continuous improvement. This is a very interactive workshop utilizing small groups to identify challenges in implementation & processes to address those challenges. There is a high degree of discovery on the part the plant managers & supervisors.

Audience: Plant Managers and all Supervisors

Pre-work: Supervisors are required to read – The Game of Work and Scorekeeping for Success.

In Phase Two, all management personnel in each plant will participate in a series of workshops that will give them an understanding & practical use of the various continuous improvement tools. Each workshop is designed with an emphasis on encouraging employee engagement.

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On-site Plant Manager and Supervisors Implementation (1/2-day workshop)

One Person: $595
Two or More: $595 per person

Who Should Attend?

Workshops are designed for different experience levels, including processing plant managers, supervisors, registered sanitarians, equipment operators, quality assurance personnel, plant engineers, equipment manufacturers, dairy technicians, plant personnel and employees new to the dairy or food industry


All courses will be held on The Ohio State University Campus in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus is accessible from all major airlines through the Columbus International Airport.


Courses are facilitated and led by the faculty and staff experts from The Wilbur A. Gould Food Industries Center and QChekd Training Industry Experts. Experts from companies in the dairy industry, including Votion Enterprises, Masterleo Inc., Silliker and other speakers from regulatory agencies contribute to the training.


Special rates are available for course participants through a block of rooms at nearby hotels, including The Blackwell Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Spring Hill Suites and Holiday Inn Express.

About The Instructors

Al Votion

Al Votion, a Registered Sanitarian, attended St. Mary’s University, in San Antonio, Texas, and has spent the past 30 years performing regulatory and training work in the dairy industry.

Valente B. Alvarez

Valente B. Alvarez, Professor and Extension Dairy Processing Specialist. He received his B.S., in Biochemical Engineering at the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Mexico City, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Food Science at Michigan State University.

Chuck Yarris

Chuck Yarris, Quality and Food Safety Director at Quality Chekd. Chuck has conducted workshops on various dairy-related topics. His background has been in both the operations and quality management of dairy and juice operations over his 35-year career in the food industry.

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