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Steve Schlegel

Steve Schlegel is co-managing director of the Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence. Launched by PMMI in 2011, AIOE is a forum where engineering and operations professionals from consumer goods companies and their solutions providers can address key issues and best practices. There are over 90 CPG companies and 30 suppliers collaborating on solutions to operational challenges in areas such as workforce, operational reliability, product safety, sanitary equipment design, packaging, TCO and sustainability.

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How Software Makes Optimization Happen

Every good leader wants to optimize their operations, yet only a few are early adopters of the latest technologies. Software is an enabler that not only helps organizations connect and monitor their equipment but allows them to analyze, predict and optimize. So how do you get more people to adopt this software and utilize the full power of technology? Stephen Schlegel of the OpX Leadership Network speaks on the power of workforce engagement and...


The Workforce Engagement Opportunity

Is workforce engagement an issue your organization faces? If so, you’re not alone. According to Stephen Schlegel, Managing Director of the OpX Leadership Network brought together by PMMI, workforce engagement affects companies across many industries and translates into a significant amount of lost productivity to the tune of $450-$550 billion per year. Hear his insights and best practices on how to move toward an engaged workforce—a realistic...


Delivering What Customers Want

Whether you’re producing widgets, cereals, oil or any other product, everybody wants to reduce costs. Everybody wants to get it done quicker. Everybody wants to avoid downtime. To achieve these critical goals, the Alliance for Innovation in Operational Excellence (AIOE) believes companies need a base of assets to optimize performance—driving safety, quality, predictability and more. And it all starts with controlling the data and making it...


Consumer Goods Manufacturers Are on a Journey That's About to Take Off

The Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence (AIOE) strives to bring the collaborative mentality of the industry together in food and beverage and in consumer products manufacturing. The group works to solve common, nonproprietary operational challenges in the manufacturing environment. Hear co-managing director Steve Schlegel's perspective on the value of the Industrial Internet and Big Data, and how analytics and predictive...