AME event: Managing a lean efficient supply chain
Workshop: April 28-29, 2011; San Antonio, TX
This workshop extends the benefits of lean manufacturing outward from the factory floor to encompass the entire strategic supply chain, thereby enabling firms to trim waste from every step in the recurring value stream. The five principles of lean thinking and the methods of kaizen are applied to each stage of supply chain management, including establishing linkage and flow within the supplier network, elimination of transaction costs, use of visual communication, and methods of standard work.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey