Fusing Your Existing Capabilities to Improve Operational Excellence

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The Fourth Annual Manufacturing Excellency Conference 20th June 2005, St Louis, Missouri is a comprehensive four-day event bringing together Lean, Six Sigma, Operations and Quality Professionals to help manufacturing organizations improve efficiency and increase profits for a competitive edge in the global market. Manufacturing Excellency IV once again will arm attendees with the latest and most essential information to utilize Lean and Six Sigma capabilities to achieve performance excellence

Attendees and speakers alike with a commitment to process improvement and realizing the benefit of leveraging Lean and Six Sigma practices will be learning from some of the subject leaders including The Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing, Executive Director, Ross Robson who will share strategies to ‘Meet and Exceed the Shingo Criteria’. The American Society for Quality (ASQ), National Director, Grace Duffy presents a practical guide for all companies in her presentation ‘Utilizing your Existing Resources to Achieve Manufacturing Organizational Excellence’. The expert speaker line-up also includes, Sun Microsystems, Rohm & Haas Company and General Electric, each providing case studies and presentations to help attain performance excellence within manufacturing organizations.

Top-level professionals will network amongst peers challenged with the same objectives and learn through interactive sessions including a round table discussion presented by Kay Kendall, Director at Sun Microsystems; focused on how ‘Companies can Calculate the ROI of their Quality Initiatives to Comprehend the Impact of their Bottom Line.’ Chris Leach, Director at Eaglepicher Technologies, LLC will present his expertise on ‘Applying Quality Initiatives to Supply Chains to Maintain Best Practices’. And Joe Razum, Manager of Product of Development from Rockwell Automation will present an informative case study that focuses on identifying customer needs, encouraging product innovation and minimizing overall costs by ‘Developing Manufacturing Engagement in the New Development Process.’

In combination with the exceptional conference sessions this Fourth Annual event boasts a hands on learning experience with an exclusive site tour to The Boeing Company’s, Future Combat Systems. Attendees will witness this leading manufacturer implement Lean strategies to execute one of the largest government contracts in history: the production of The Super Hornet and Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM).

This event will provide organizations with useful, applicable content presented in various formats that facilitates interaction and learning. Attendees will be encouraged to capitalize on their experience by benchmarking against the best and achieving business excellence.

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Natalie Belgrave