Strategic initiatives, foundations base of Plant-to-Enterprise conference

Annual MESA conference is Sept. 21-23 in Orlando; registration now open

06/26/2008


With a focus on delivering on strategies, MESA International’s 2008 Plant-to-Enterprise Conference is scheduled to take place Sept. 21-23 at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando, FL.
The fourth annual event offers attendees two educational tracks from which to choose. According to the event Website, the Strategic Initiatives Track will allow attendees to learn best practices and guidance that detail how plant-wide information systems support five key strategic corporate initiatives %%MDASSML%% Lean manufacturing, quality and regulatory compliance, product lifecycle management, real-time enterprise, and asset performance management. The Foundations Track will provide the basics for helping realize the value of plant systems. Attendees will be able to select session content based on their experience level or on their deployment lifecycle %%MDASSML%% providing a customized learning experience.
The conference will feature the first public viewing of MESA’s Strategic Initiative guidebooks. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of preconference strategic initiatives workshops on Sunday, Sept. 21. Click here to register.





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