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Professional Associations

Events and Seminars

July 27, 2017: Akron, OH:  If reducing time to market is so important, why do so few manufacturers slice R&D and product development times using lean principles?  At Goodyear, lean thinking has enhanced the flow of creative ideas from inception to market launch, has created the capacity needed, and has significantly increased the speed of the process. It also has improved quality and enabled Goodyear to release 1,500 new products or SKU’s globally every year on time and on target.  The process is duplicated in all 3 of their international innovation centers. Learn about Lean Driven Innovation at its finest.

August 10, 2017:  Youngstown, OH:  If you haven’t visited the America Makes Additive Manufacturing Center in Youngstown, it’s time you did.  This full one-day event will share current conditions of materials, equipment, quality control and opportunities in this evolving manufacturing technology. If you still think it’s only for prototype small plastic parts, you are way behind! Benefit from those taxes your company pays.

September 13, 2017:  Los Angeles, CA:  Digital manufacturing is the future for many of you. Operations, Product Management, and Engineers should be up-to-speed on the Digital Transformation underway. This one-day conference co-sponsored by SME is a great opportunity to connect and learn. And that’s what the digital transformation is all about.

October 9-10, 2017:  Detroit, MI:  Your tax dollar at very important work in supporting manufacturing. Invest 2 days in this LIFT Design the Difference conference.  Highlights will include optimization driven design methods, the evolution of the user experience, and the impact of disruptive trends on simulation.

October 9-13, 2017:  Boston, MA:  AME’s annual conference is in Boston this year.  Over 2,000 of like-minded operations leaders and followers will be there.  Check out the workshops, tours, keynotes, and practitioner presentations.

October 15-17, 2017:  San Antonio, TX:  The annual APICS conference will host over 2,000 of your supply chain and operations peers. Supply chain excellence doesn’t just happen. Leaders make it happen by aligning with proven standards and practices. The journey to excellence is clear. If you haven’t attended this recently, perhaps you should.

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