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3M & Staples Present: Improving comfort and performance in the workplace

Gain valuable insight from our expert speakers.

Webinar topics include:
• Ergonomics 101
How it impacts workplace productivity
• Sitting vs. Standing
The benefits and costs
• Employee Retention
Why comfort makes employees happy

Tom Albin PhD is a licensed professional engineer (PE) and a certified professional ergonomist (CPE). He holds a PhD from the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands. He is a Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Tom divides his professional life between the Office Ergonomics Research Committee (www.oerc.org), where he is the Executive Director, and his consulting practice, High Plains Engineering Services. He has extensive experience as a researcher, corporate ergonomist, and product developer. In addition, he has been active in the US and International Standards community. He is accredited as a US expert to several International Standards Organization working groups and is Vice-Convenor of the ISO committee revising the standards for input devices and workstation layout/postures.

Cristina Ainslie brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as Field Sales Director, Furniture as she has been in the industry for over 30 years. Her tenure in the industry ranges from working as Regional Manager for Teknion and as a Principle for a LEED consulting firm. She is passionate about bringing value to your project by putting together a team that is best in class and will ensure your project is planned, design and executed to your specific needs. She was instrumental in helping her teams create furniture programs for Yahoo, Netflix, Cisco Systems, Polo/Ralph Lauren and YouTube. Her experience in sustainability helped her act as an owner’s rep to assist her clients in obtaining LEED Certification for their projects. She assembled project teams that included architects, contractors, MEP and furniture vendors.
Recorded Jan 23 2018 34 mins
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  • 3M & Staples Present: Improving comfort and performance in the workplace Recorded: Jan 23 2018 34 mins
    Tom Albin PhD & Cristina Ainslie, LEED AP BD+C Field Sales Director, Furniture, Staples Business Advantage
    Gain valuable insight from our expert speakers.

    Webinar topics include:
    • Ergonomics 101
    How it impacts workplace productivity
    • Sitting vs. Standing
    The benefits and costs
    • Employee Retention
    Why comfort makes employees happy

    Tom Albin PhD is a licensed professional engineer (PE) and a certified professional ergonomist (CPE). He holds a PhD from the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands. He is a Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Tom divides his professional life between the Office Ergonomics Research Committee (www.oerc.org), where he is the Executive Director, and his consulting practice, High Plains Engineering Services. He has extensive experience as a researcher, corporate ergonomist, and product developer. In addition, he has been active in the US and International Standards community. He is accredited as a US expert to several International Standards Organization working groups and is Vice-Convenor of the ISO committee revising the standards for input devices and workstation layout/postures.

    Cristina Ainslie brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as Field Sales Director, Furniture as she has been in the industry for over 30 years. Her tenure in the industry ranges from working as Regional Manager for Teknion and as a Principle for a LEED consulting firm. She is passionate about bringing value to your project by putting together a team that is best in class and will ensure your project is planned, design and executed to your specific needs. She was instrumental in helping her teams create furniture programs for Yahoo, Netflix, Cisco Systems, Polo/Ralph Lauren and YouTube. Her experience in sustainability helped her act as an owner’s rep to assist her clients in obtaining LEED Certification for their projects. She assembled project teams that included architects, contractors, MEP and furniture vendors.
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  • Cybersecurity in Your Print Network Recorded: Dec 7 2017 31 mins
    Ron Chestang, Senior IT Security Consultant, HP & Patrick Boyd, Business Development Manager, Staples
    Cybersecurity risks don’t begin and end with PCs. Your networked print devices can be just as big of a risk but often don’t get the right attention.

    Watch this webinar to get a real-world look at print security from industry expert Ron Chestang of HP. He’ll detail some common and surprising security issues lurking in your print network and outline specific strategies and controls you can use to minimize the risk. Also on this webinar, Patrick Boyd of Staples Business Advantage will provide actual examples of security issues discovered during print network reviews with customers.
  • Designing for Safety Recorded: Dec 7 2017 59 mins
    Michelle Boolton, National Director of Design, Staples & Carl Bergauer, Fields Sales Director of Furniture, Staples
    Workplace emergencies can happen at any time and employees need to know what to do in a worst case scenario, from finding the closest hard wall to knowing where the nearest evacuation point is. Watch the webinar to learn how you can help ensure the safety of building occupants when designing a new office space.
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    Have you ever wondered why so many companies struggle to implement an effective S&OP strategy? We've had thirty years to fine tune the process and make it flawless. Yet, research shows over two-thirds of companies are not gaining business value from their process. Are we just slow learners, or is S&OP just an illusion?

    Topics Include:
    •Alternative ways to look at the current gaps in your organization and how all the components of a successful business process come together
    •Key questions to ask regarding your S&OP and planning processes
    •Building blocks of a best-in-class S&OP process

    Presenter:
    J. Eric Wilson, Advisor, Demand and Sales & Operations, Institute of Business Forecasting
  • Ten Places To Search For Additional Savings After The Contract Has Been Signed Recorded: Dec 6 2017 55 mins
    Mark Trowbridge, CPSM, C.P.M., MCIPS, Principal, Strategic Procurement Solutions, LLC
    So why is it in our professional life we tend to take things at face value? Your top notch negotiation skills assured you left nothing on the table. You've squeezed that lemon dry, right? Are you sure?

    Topics Include:
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    •Benefits to Be Gained From Contracted Suppliers
    •Supplier Management Techniques to Capture Greater Value
    •Five "No Cost" Sources for Immediate Value
  • The Perfect Formula for Determining the Right Amount of Inventory Recorded: Dec 6 2017 55 mins
    Wesley S. Randall, University North Texas & David R. Nowicki, University North Texas & Jonathan Fife, University North Texas
    For years, supply chain executives have asked how can they reduce inventory without affecting customer service levels or shifting cost to other supply chain partners? The answer could be a new inventory management strategy.

    Topics Include:
    •Why this new approach reduces total supply chain costs instead of pushing inventory carrying costs onto suppliers
    • How to reduce the informational delays that add hidden costs to the supply chain
    •Demonstrate how the use of real-time consumer demand can drive time-phased shipments and production through the supply network

    Presenters:
    Wesley S. Randall, Professor & Chair, Department of Marketing, Logistics, & Operations Management, College of Business, University of North Texas
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    Jonathan Fife, President of the Professional Development Institute, University of North Texas
  • Risk and Resiliency 2.0: Three New Keys to Managing Supply Chain Risk Recorded: Dec 6 2017 49 mins
    Steven A. Melnyk, Professor of Operations & Supply Chain Management, Michigan State University
    Natural disasters. The bankruptcy of a major ocean carrier. Cyber attacks. And exploding batteries. These are just a few of the risks that have laid supply chains low in recent years. Yet the more firms work on risk and resiliency, the more new issues and challenges seem to pop up.

    In this webinar, Michigan State professor Steven A. Melnyk will:

    •Outline the issues critical to most supply chain managers
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    Amy Fong Senior Procurement Advisor and P2P Program Leader & Jaime Steele Senior Director Procurement Operations, Staples
    •How to align supplier segmentation to bottom-line results
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    Presenters:
    Amy Fong, Senior Procurement Advisor and P2P Program Leader, Hackett Group
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    Jaime Steele, Senior Director Procurement Operations & Center of Excellence Staples Inc.
    Jaime Steele has 17 years of experience in procurement and sourcing. She began her career at FreeMarkets Inc., the first provider of online reverse auctions. That experience led to a mix of both advisory and client-side roles in multiple industries, most recently at grocery and retail companies.
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    Neal Duffy, Sr. Mgr. Facilities Solutions Training, Staples & Dr. Ronnie Phillips, Director Omnichannel & eCommerce, GP PRO
    Join Staples Business Advantage and GP PRO as we will spend time highlighting ways that you can uncover waste and unnecessary spend in your restroom and help you identify methods for maximizing your restroom spend. By implementing a few simple changes, you will be able to identify some long term cost savings for your facility and be able to reallocate that spend to other areas of your day-to-day business. ​

    Neal Duffy, Sr. Mgr. Facilities Solutions Training
    ​Neal Duffy has more than 40 years of experience in the janitorial and sanitary maintenance (Jan/San) industry on both the manufacturing and distribution sides of the business.

    Dr. Ronnie Phillips, Director Omnichannel & eCommerce, GP PRO
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    Ron Chestang GCIH, CEH, CISM Print Security Advisor, HP Inc. & Michael Mayberry Technology Account Executive, Staples
    HP and Staples Business Advantage present:
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    • The rise of IoT and its evolving role in Security Challenges
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    Ron Chestang – GCIH, CEH, CISM
    Print Security Advisor
    HP Inc.
    Ron joined HP, Inc. from one of the big four consulting firms where he performed IT Security consulting in Oil and Gas Industry in Houston, Texas. Ron also has over 15 years’ experience as a Cyber Officer in the US Air Force where he received the nation’s most comprehensive cyber security training and the highest level AF security certifications. During his tenure with the AF, Ron participated in numerous cyber exercises and operations including wartime cyber efforts coordinating defense of the nation’s top secret information and coordinating offensive efforts.
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    Michael Mayberry
    Technology Account Executive
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    Simon Dudley, Director of Product Strategy, Logitech & Zane Carroll, Product Development Manager, Staples Business Advantage
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    Presenter Information:
    Simon Dudley, Director of Product Strategy, Logitech

    Simon Dudley is Director of Product Strategy for Logitech’s Video Collaboration business. Dudley joined Logitech in August 2016. Prior to that, he operated Excession Events, where he consulted organizations on optimizing their use of video collaboration. Dudley also spent a number of years working in sales, marketing, and product management at companies like LifeSize and Polycom, which has given him a holistic view of the video conferencing market.

    Dudley is an expert in the design, implementation and use of visual collaboration tools. He is a sought-after speaker in the collaboration industry, a published author, and the recipient of two patents. A native of the United Kingdom, Dudley currently resides in Austin, Texas.

    Zane Carroll, Product Development Manager, Staples Business Advantage

    Zane Carroll leads the Product Development Office at Staples Technology Solutions. He is collegiately trained as an Audio engineer with a passion for all things technology and quality sound. Throughout his time at Staples, he has supported our Computing & Printing hardware, managed services, and supported the launch of many new product categories, including the tablet, mobility, and most recently Device as a Service offerings here at Staples.
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