Performance management series starts 2008 in Detroit
Jeff Liker, University of Michigan professor and author of The Toyota Way Fieldbook, keynotes the first entry in this year’s management performance series.
The Activate Performance Management Series rolls into the historic Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, MI, on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The event features Jeff Liker, professor of industrial and operations engineering at the University of Michigan and author of The Toyota Way Fieldbook , as keynote speaker. He will discuss new ways to remain competitive in the changing global manufacturing landscape. The event opens with breakfast and offers attendees an opportunity to participate in customer roundtable discussions.
Sponsored by Activplant and Plant Engineering , the Activate series is an executive collaboration road show focused on manufacturing performance management. Click here to register for the event or go to www.activplant.com for more information about the series.
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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.
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