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Keys to Breakthrough Margin Improvement

Date: Thursday, June 9th

Time: 12:00 – 12:45 PM ET

It happens every year. In addition to your growth objectives, you are challenged to deliver productivity and margin improvement goals. Over time, it becomes increasingly difficult to find game-changing new ideas. Cost savings become incremental…and minimal. And, by focusing only on cost cutting and savings, you may miss the big idea that will drive step-change value and growth.

In this session Dr. Dahlgren and Dr. Kamman will share Keys to Breakthrough Margin Improvement. Gleaned from over 60 years of combined experience in R&D and Quality for leading CPG and Food companies, their approach is targeted, practical, and actionable. Since joining YourEncore, they have led over 45 sessions focused on productivity and margin improvement--each identifying over $20 Million in savings for clients. Whether you have been charged with a specific dollar target but have run out of new ideas, or you have an idea but don’t have the manpower or skills to fully define and implement it, you will take away clear recommendations on how to jumpstart your program and achieve your goals.

About Marc Dahlgren, Ph.D.:  Dr. Dahlgren spent 31 years in R&D at Procter & Gamble and is now a leading YourEncore expert in technical problem solving, product development, and margin management.  Equal parts technologist and facilitator, Marc is the process owner for innFusionSM, YourEncore’s proprietary facilitated problem-solving methodology that has helped 50 companies tackle difficult technical challenges quickly. 

About Jim Kamman, Ph.D.:  Dr. Kamman has over 30 years of quality and R&D experience in the food industry, including executive positions at ConAgra Foods, General Mills, and Quaker Oats. Since joining YourEncore in 2007, Jim has led over three dozen successful margin management initiatives for YourEncore clients.   Jim holds a Ph.D. in Food Science from the University of Minnesota, with minors in Physical Chemistry and Marketing.