Webinars

AMBayArea enlists subject matter experts to continue building a library of insightful webinars, articles and online resources for members.

How to Become a MFG Ambassador & Reach the Next Generation

Mark Martin, Ph.D., AMBayArea Workforce Development Lead and Bay Area Regional Director for Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development for the California Community Colleges, presents a webinar on the AMBayArea Manufacturing Ambassador Program, which connects manufacturers with students, parents, and educators to raise awareness of manufacturing careers. This webinar was filmed on October 4, 2023.

38 Min | 10.4.23

Lean Manufacturing

The Association of Manufacturers Bay Area (AMBayArea) and Manex Consulting present Lean Manufacturing. Walt Tarpley of Manex Consulting presents the importance of Lean; why MEPs (including Manex) still focus on Lean; key starting points for most small and mid-market firms; expected outcomes of Lean; and how to sustain Lean. This webinar was filmed on September 20, 2023.

44 Min | 09.20.23

Costing Inventory During Uncertain Times

The Association of Manufacturers Bay Area (AMBayArea) and Sensiba present Costing Inventory During Uncertain Times. Keith West, Audit Manager at Sensiba LLP, provides an overview of challenges and best practices for accounting for inventory during periods of volatility, including adapting pricing to inflation, demand forecasting, and more. This webinar was filmed on August 15, 2023.

Resources: Slides 
26 Min | 08.15.23

How Manufacturers Can Benefit from the CHIPS Act & IRA

The Association of Manufacturers Bay Area (AMBayArea) presents How Manufacturers Can Benefit from the CHIPS Act & IRA. Speakers include Amber Thomas of Association for Manufacturing Technology, Erica Cande of Sensiba San Filippo LLP, and Gene Russell of Manex Consulting. The experts focused on how manufacturers can take advantage of new tax incentives and grant opportunities. This webinar was filmed on October 19, 2022.

Resources: AMT Slides | Manex Slides | SSF Slides | Links
56 Min | 10.19.22

Manufacturing Careers for the Formerly Incarcerated

The Association of Manufacturers Bay Area (AMBayArea) presents Manufacturing Careers for the Formerly Incarcerated. Mark Martin, Ph.D., Bay Area Regional Director for Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development for the California Community Colleges, moderates a webinar about career opportunities in manufacturing that provides a brief overview of manufacturing careers, followed by a panel session with manufacturers and formerly incarcerated individuals sharing their experiences and advice. This webinar was filmed on October 12, 2022. 

Presenter: Mark Martin, Ph.D., Bay Area Regional Director for Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development for the California Community Colleges | Presentation Slides
72 Min | 10.12.22

Energy Savings for Manufacturers

The Association of Manufacturers Bay Area (AMBayArea) presents Energy Savings for Manufacturers. Ahmad Ganji, Ph.D., is the Director of the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) Program at San Francisco State University. IAC is one of 31 Centers sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. They are recognized as an authority in energy efficiency issues and the training ground for energy experts in the region. During this webinar, Dr. Ganji gave information on approaches to energy savings in manufacturing and let companies know how they can apply for the free energy assessment the center offers (funded by DOE). This webinar was filmed on May 18, 2022.

Presenter: Ahmad Ganji, Ph.D., Director of the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) Program at San Francisco State University
38 Min | 5.18.22

Supply Chain Panel Discussion

The Association of Manufacturers Bay Area (AMBayArea) presents a Supply Chain Panel Discussion. Supply chain professionals provided insight on how to manage and mitigate risks. The panel was moderated by Lisa Dolan, Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy for ALOM and panelists included Bryan Hoffman, Vice President of Operations for Nutiva; Pallavi Joyappa, Chief Operating Officer for Emerald Packaging; Albert Brown, Director of Strategic Initiatives for ZAG Technical Services; and Sandy Hunter, President & Owner of Hunter Hawk, Inc. This webinar was filmed on September 21, 2021.

Moderated by Lisa Dolan, Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy for ALOM
60 Min | 9.21.21

Building Your Company Culture and Team

The Association of Manufacturers Bay Area (AMBayArea) presents Building Your Company Culture and Team. With employees returning to the workplace and a “new normal,” what better time to take a look at your company culture and ensure its positive impact on team-building and the bottom line. Hannah Kain shares tips from her 24 years of experience building the team and culture that has made ALOM a technology-driven, global supply chain, light manufacturing and logistics service provider. This webinar was filmed on July 28, 2021 and includes a Q&A discussion.

Presenter: Hannah Kain, Founder & CEO of ALOM 
73 Min | 7.28.21

Leading Remotely: A Webinar for Manufacturing Leaders

The Association of Manufacturers Bay Area (AMBayArea) presents Leading Remotely: A Webinar for Manufacturing Leaders. Author and keynote speaker Michael Levin shares how to motivate on-site team members, how to successfully lead remote employees, and Creating an Entrepreneurial Workplace®. This webinar was filmed on March 4, 2021 and includes a 15-minute Q&A discussion.

Presenter: Michael Levin, CEO of Custom Solutions Inc. Michael can be reached at mlevin@csiconsultinginc.com

56 Min | 3.2021

Own the Business? Own the Building: Your Guide to SBA 504 Financing

The 504 Program allows business owners to purchase real estate with only 10% down and a below market, fixed interest rate fully amortized over 25 years. Owning your building provides Bay Area manufacturers a stable operating location and peace of mind, knowing they will not get priced out of the area.

Presenter: Barbara Morrison, Founder and President of TMC Financing Barbara can be reached at415.989.8855 or barbara@tmcfinancing.com.

25 Min | 3.2019

International Banking: Getting Paid for an Export Sale

Negotiating an export sale can be a complex operation with dozens of steps and legal considerations involved. Hear from an international banking expert on the various details of export sales, as well as a manufacturer’s options for financing foreign sales.

Presenter: Ken Rosenberg, Senior Vice President and Manager of the International Banking Group for Bridge Bank. Ken can be reached at 408.556.6541 or ken.rosenberg@bridgebank.com.

32 Min | 11.2018

Wage & Hourly Webinar: Small Mistakes, Major Consequences… Let’s Hit Rewind

Wage and hour lawsuits can easily cost companies upwards of six to seven figures. Learn the in’s and out’s of employee claims, derivative claims and penalties – and more importantly, how to avoid costly litigation through thoughtful policies and procedures at the offset of the employment relationship.

Presenter: Sarju Naran, Chair of Employment Law for Hoge, Fenton, Jones and Appel. Sarju can be reached at 408.947.2456 or sarju.naran@hogefenton.com.

58 Min | 8.2018