Past Event Description

Tim Engstrom of LA-CO Industries was our guest expert speaker and led a diverse group from middle-market sized companies in a discussion about attracting and developing talent for such enterprises. He described the journey at LA-CO, where they recruited hi-potential staff members who voluntarily took on additional responsibility. This group received classroom training on continuous improvement principles and then had a real-life “capstone” project such as SKU rationalization and improving delivery speed. 

Tim went on to describe how they have recruited from the developmentally challenged workforce for positions that align with individuals strengths and have seen increased productivity and reduced absenteeism. Formerly incarcerated individuals represent an additional hiring opportunity. This group frequently faces a “cement ceiling” as they re-enter society. 

The audience was very interested in more programming tailored to this size organization; more to come in 2020!


Guest Expert

Tim Engstrom
Head of Supply Chain and Logistics
LA-CO Industries

Past Event Agenda

3:30 p.m. Registration
4:00 p.m. Program
4:45 p.m. Reception
6:15 p.m. Event ends

Past Event Info

Date Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019
4:00 to 6:15 p.m.
Location Gene and Georgetti
9421 W. Higgins Rd., Rosemont