Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc., to Host 2009 International Forum on DFMA, June 9-10, in Providence, R.I., USA.
WAKEFIELD, R.I - Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc., today announced it will host the twenty-fourth annual International Forum on Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA®), on June 9-10, 2009. The Forum, titled “Reviving Manufacturing through Better Design” will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Providence-Warwick, R.I., USA.
DFMA Forum speakers and panel discussion members will address bottom-line recession strategies and introduce newly available product efficiency technologies in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM).
“The current crisis in the U.S. economy puts most manufacturers at a unique crossroads,” says John Gilligan, president of Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc. “They must keep launching innovative products to maintain revenue cycles, but they’re selling those products into declining, cost-conscious markets. Lower returns,” notes Gilligan, “stall future R&D funding, factory equipment upgrades and the efficiency improvements necessary to build a turnaround from the inside out.
“However,” says Gilligan, “one solid revival strategy is to concentrate existing resources on design practices that can dramatically influence the profits of the whole manufacturing organization from direct part costs, to factory throughput, shipping, service and end-of-life disposal. This year’s DFMA Forum will demonstrate the benefits of employing some of these practices.”
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