Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute Lunch Series Continues with Gary Bruce of PartnerTech

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PartnerTech Inc., NA President, Gary Bruce, was the speaker at the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute Lunch Seminar Series on March 30 exploring the distinction between total cost and piece price manufacturing.

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The Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute plays a vital role in preparing individuals for success and advancing the manufacturing industry in a rapidly changing environment.

The Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute continued the Lunch Seminar Series on March 30th with speaker Gary Bruce, President and Managing Director of PartnerTech Inc., a leading provider of electronics manufacturing and systems integration. Speaking on ‘Total Cost Thinking: Defining Total Cost vs. Piece Price Manufacturing’, Bruce presented on the benefits of late-stage configuration, agile supply chain service and other postponement strategies. These developments in manufacturing are of significance to maintaining productivity and profitability in ever-changing economics. Industry partners, students, faculty and staff were invited to attend the presentation.

The practice of postponement manufacturing is growing as businesses seek more agile manufacturing processes, better speed-to-market ability and supply chain optimization. The onshoring of many manufacturing processes is an example of the impact postponement will continue to have an impact on the global economy.

Bruce has headed up the North American operations of PartnerTech Inc., since 2009 and has led the location through significant growth during this time with a 670% increase in personnel. As a wholly owned subsidiary of PartnerTech AB of Sweden, PartnerTech Inc. offers specialized resources that provide scalability, flexibility and engineering expertise in a variety of markets including MedTech, CleanTech, Industry and Information Technology.

“The Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute plays a vital role in preparing individuals for success and advancing the manufacturing industry in a rapidly changing environment. I am honored to present to the group, to further the objectives of this valuable organization”, states Gary Bruce.

About PartnerTech
PartnerTech AB is a global industrial partner offering customized solutions throughout the product lifecycle, from product development to manufacturing and aftermarket services, in a number of market areas such as MedTech and Oil & Gas. With almost 1,400 employees at its plants in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland, the UK, the United States, and China, PartnerTech reports annual sales of more than SEK 2,2 billion (approx. $335MM). PartnerTech AB, the parent company, is headquartered in Malmö, Sweden and is listed on the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm Exchange.

PartnerTech Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of PartnerTech AB of Sweden and offers expertise in systems integration and postponement manufacturing, making them an obvious choice for companies seeking to lower costs through better forecasting, supply chain alternatives, and efficiencies in distribution and management of capital investments. Services are tailored to fit the needs of each client, with regard to scaling production, shipping expertise, and sourcing methods.

About GTMI
The Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI) works with top researchers and thought leaders from a variety of disciplines that shape manufacturing including science, engineering, policy, robotics and management to define and find solutions to challenges facing U.S. industry today. GTMI endeavors to not only respond to, but also anticipate challenges in a dynamic global marketplace.

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