[Webinar] Rhino3D and how CAD Will Improve your Business

Today’s Computer Aided Design (CAD) software is easier to learn and more affordable than ever. Small and large businesses alike are now able to take advantage of CAD to increase productivity and profit. As workforce skills change and the demand for flexibility in the workplace increases, moving from the manual to the digital world is more desirable than ever.

This webinar will present an overview of Rhino3D, a widely used CAD software among textile designers and fabricators.  Adopting a digital approach to manufacturing techniques does not mean starting from scratch.  Learn how Rhino3D can be used to replicate traditional processes while reducing errors and increasing accuracy and speed. Participants will also see how custom programs can create virtual ‘jigs’ for repetitive tasks and common workflows.

 

Speaker: Adam Penner

AP Consulting and Technical Services

Advanced Military Contract Bidding

The US Government is the largest buyer of goods and services in the world. Learn more advanced processes for doing business with the various agencies in a 1-hour webinar.

Speaker: Mary Phelan, Polo Custom Products

Ask the Code Consultant – Q&A with Paul Armstrong, PE, CBO

Join an open forum through GoToWebinar with code consultant Paul Armstrong. In this discussion, we will address code-related issues in the awning, fabric structure and tent industry. Together, let’s resolve your questions about existing code issues and one’s you’re dealing with as result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaker: Paul Armstrong, P.E., CBO, TRB & Associates, Inc.

Brand Protection by the Use of Invisible Markings

Product piracy has long been a staggering problem for the textile industry. DITF & IPA have developed an elegant solution: a fully transparent ink which is invisible to the human eye. The security ink, called Transparency™, is based on IR-active particles which are fixed on the substrate by textile binders. The patented high-tech Transparency security ink can be applied to textile – without altering its look or feel – to ensure authenticity.

Speaker: Dr. Reinhold Schneider, Teamleader Color and Functional Printing, DITF (Germany)

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)

This presentation provides an overview of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) for Department of Defense (DoD) data and stresses the importance of increasing our awareness of security risks and our efforts to implement necessary security controls. The CMMC has five levels of certification, and all Defense Industry Businesses who do business with the DoD will be required to be certified in at least one of the five levels based on their assessed level of cybersecurity controls and practices. Without certification, DoD contractors will not be qualified to bid on contracts or retain existing contracts. Therefore, it is important that everyone build a culture of security awareness and protect federal contract information and certified unclassified information.

Speaker: Wayne Shaw, Five 9s Consulting

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) – Military Division

This presentation provides an overview of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) for Department of Defense (DoD) data and stresses the importance of increasing our awareness of security risks and our efforts to implement necessary security controls. The CMMC has five levels of certification, and all Defense Industry Businesses who do business with the DoD will be required to be certified in at least one of the five levels based on their assessed level of cybersecurity controls and practices. Without certification, DoD contractors will not be qualified to bid on contracts or retain existing contracts. Therefore, it is important that everyone build a culture of security awareness and protect federal contract information and certified unclassified information.

 

Speaker: Wayne Shaw

Five 9s Consulting

Defense Logistics Agency Industrial Base Planning and Warstopper Program

Do you have supply chain constraints that impact your ability to get DLA-contracted supplies out the door? Do you have an idea how to increase efficiency, but not the resources? Maybe DLA’s Clothing & Textile Industrial Capabilities Program team can help remedy the issue. Discover what programs and tools we have available to assist our industrial base partners.
Attendees will learn:
1. What the purpose of the industrial capabilities program is and how it fits within an acquisition agency
2. How the program supports industrial base vendors and suppliers
3. Where in the DLA industrial capabilities programs reside
4. What is the Warstopper Program is
5. How the industrial capabilities program and the Warstopper Programs differ

 

William Sismour – speaker

DLA Shade Evaluation and Physical Testing

Jamie Hieber, Defense Logistics Agency Product Test Center Analytical Lab Manager will present a virtual workshop explaining and discussing the shade evaluation and physical testing policies and procedures that are required as part of the Defense Departments product conformance testing.

This type of testing ensures that counterfeit and non-conforming goods do not become part of the important supply chains that support the warfighter daily. Get a cradle to grave look at what happens to shade samples when they arrive at the PTC-A and updated information about source physical testing procedures. We will also explore an R&D IT modernization effort the PTC-A has been pursuing for ease of lot notification, test result reporting, and correlation testing.

Speaker: Jamie Hieber, Defense Logistics Agency Product Test Center Analytical Lab Manager

Employment Branding – What Message Does Your Brand Send?

Every organization has an employment brand. This brand tells the world what it’s like to be a part of your organization. Employment branding is very similar to branding that organizations create for their products or services. In the branding of automobiles, some brands have the image of being sporty and fast, while other images of family, soccer games, and versatility. In the same regard, organizations have brands as to what it is like to be an employee. Some have images of a very structured and formal environment, while others are relaxed and embrace fun. Branding should be intentional and reflect the organization’s culture.

What is your organization’s brand?

Participants attending this webinar will learn how to determine their employment brand and how to develop a brand that will attract top talent.

Speaker: Rita Revels

President & CEO

Employers Network

Global Sea Logistics Supply Chain – What Happened and Where Are We Headed?

With Covid-19 came a change in consumer spending patterns that drove an increase of 25% to 35% in the volume of world trade in products. This surge in cargo overwhelmed global sea logistics assets and caused significant supply chain disruptions around the world. This presentation will discuss the impact of the surge in cargo on the network of sea logistics related assets, current supply chain conditions and the prospects for the remainder of 2022 and 2023.

 

Speaker: Bill Rooney

Vice President Strategic Development at Kuehne + Nagel, Inc