Flexo Label Advantage Group LLC started the year with two new programs offered exclusively to its 90+ member organization.
Recognizing the need for continuing education for independent converters, FLAG launched a series of 2019 virtual “Lunch and Learn” sessions to provide its members with valuable tips to help grow their businesses, improve their productivity and impact their bottom line.
The program kicked off with a presentation on LEAN by Brian Van de Water, CEO, SPL Consulting, LLC on Jan. 17, 2019.
Van de Water covered LEAN principles, how they can be integrated into a converter’s strategic plan, how to help employees embrace its concepts and how to sustain results.
Steven J. Miller, CPA, from Labeltraxx on Feb. 21, will present on the topic of “Costing Rates and the Impact on Estimates and Job Costing.”
The third program of the quarter will be offered in March and cover the results of a digital printing trends survey by Xeikon.
“We’ve developed this series of educational webinars to provide our members with the same benefits that larger converters routinely receive," said John McKay, FLAG president and founder. "And we’re able to tailor the content to the specific needs of our members. We have a roster of great resources with our FLAG vendor partners so we can tap into their skill sets and provide targeted content for our members.”
FLAG also recently expanded the number and scope of its popular FLAG Peer Group program.
These groups are intentionally kept to 6 companies so that members can build relationships and trust as they collectively tackle issues they are facing in their businesses.
The program has recently grown to include 2 FLAG users groups (Xeikon and Labeltraxx) and 3 FLAG Peer Groups with plans for further expansion. A
According to Steve Fleissner, CEO Model Graphics, a member of the first FLAG Peer Group peer group since its inception in late 2015, FLAG Peer Groups, “... provide a great board of advisors within the same industry and the same size of companies. Nothing is out of bounds. If you think it or question it, someone will answer you. We have monthly phone meetings to update financials and accountability on short and long term goals. Advice is usually asked for and given during this time. Each member trusts and respects the others enough to able to say what we meanwhile not saying it means, and the advice is always received that way.”