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International Forum on
Design for Manufacture and Assembly

June 6-7, 2017, Providence-Warwick, Rhode Island
Abstract deadline February 28, 2017

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You are respectfully invited to submit a paper for the 32nd annual International Forum on Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) to be held June 6 and 7, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Providence-Warwick, Rhode Island.

The focus of this conference is the review of implementations of DFMA including the challenges, procedural and technological innovations, and financial rewards. This conference is ideal for the open discussion among peers of the issues facing design, manufacture, purchasing and business operations professionals today. With the shared goals of seeking to optimize productivity and minimize costs through the utilization of DFMA, we seek highly qualified professionals to document and present their experiences.

From attendees' responses to our previous conferences, we know that our audience is particularly interested in learning about successes in applying DFMA to the design of new products, benchmarking, and purchasing applications. Furthermore, areas for discussion may include descriptions of your experience in changing the product design practices and/or corporate culture to more fully implement DFMA into daily operations, cross-functional teams and overall strategic planning.

DFMA topic areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Studies of product design, from concept to production
  • Case studies on the use of DFMA during early product definition and concept development
  • Lean manufacturing initiatives
  • Experiences with life-cycle analysis, including design for service and design for the environment
  • Implementation of concurrent engineering tools
  • Ways in which the use of DFMA measurably reduced or avoided overhead costs for your company
  • Integrating DFMA into PLM and other corporate systems

Attendees wish to learn from your experiences and are especially appreciative when these deal with overcoming actual issues in the current manufacturing and business environment. If you would be interested in presenting a paper, please complete the form below by February 28, 2017. Notification of speaker selection will be sent in March, 2017.

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Submit by February 28, 2017

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