A group of 6 – 12 plant owners from noncompeting geographic areas.
New members require acceptance by 100% of the existing group.
GENERAL MEETING FORMAT
A visit to the host member’s plant in which the group critically analyzes and suggests improvements.
A comparative review of financial and operating performance factors among the member plants.
Special reports and training sessions by the coordinator dealing with specific areas of interest.
PREREQUISITES FOR A SUCCESSFUL MANAGEMENT BUREAU
A desire to improve your operation.
A willingness to disclose financial ratios and production data to the Bureau members.
A willingness to provide data in a uniform manner.
The ability to give and accept constructive criticism.
MEETING & FEE STRUCTURE
Generally, the Management Bureaus meet once each quarter for two days.
The monthly payments cover unlimited phone call and email support between meetings, as well as the meeting fee.
During meeting months there is an additional food and meeting room charge.
The monthly membership fee is charged regardless of actual attendance at the quarterly meeting.