Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc., to Host 2011 International Forum on DFMA, June 13-15, in Providence, R.I.
With manufacturing leading the economic recovery, DFMA can help companies succeed in boosting productivity and profits while meeting the challenge of growth
WAKEFIELD, R.I., USA, April 5, 2011 - Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc., today announced it will host the twenty-sixth annual International Forum on Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA®), on June 13-15, 2011. The Forum, “Manufacture Success: Meeting the Challenge of Growth in Product Development and Manufacturing,” will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Providence-Warwick, R.I., USA.
Speakers for the 2011 International Forum on DFMA represent a diverse group of advanced companies, including Boeing, ITT Aerospace, UTC, Westinghouse, Whirlpool, Microsoft and Alcoa. The conference will discuss specific product development strategies and tactics, challenges faced and met in the 2010-2011 economy and how cost reduction, improved product performance and quality are being achieved through better front-end collaboration. Among the topics covered are papers on concurrent engineering and lean manufacturing, additive manufacturing, the true costs of overseas manufacture, DFMA and supply chain procurement, and achieving environmental and business sustainability with DFMA.
“Last year, Forum speakers reported outstanding business metrics using DFMA and showed how focused their organizations had become overall at creating a turnaround in their workplace,” says John Gilligan, president of Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc. “For this year’s conference, we want to continue to help and encourage the manufacturing sector by providing the best examples of how others under pressure reduce costs while advancing product innovation.”
About the DFMA Forum
The Forum is the foremost conference worldwide on DFMA methodologies and software. DFMA structures team knowledge and guides collaboration efforts from the concept stage onward to create feature-rich products at less cost. It does this by providing comparative “should cost” estimates for manufacturing processes and materials, and by targeting opportunities for product simplification.
Each year the Forum offers valuable insights and practical strategies to managers, financial decision-makers, design engineers, manufacturing engineers, purchasing personnel, and supply-chain experts. In addition to the presentations listed below, there will be a pre-conference workshop on “Systematic DFMA Deployment: Real-World Implementation and Hard Savings Make the Difference” led by Dr. Mike Shipulski of Hypertherm, Inc.
For information on the 2011 International DFMA Forum on Design for Manufacture and Assembly, and the pre-conference workshop, go to http://www.dfma.com/forum.
2011 International Forum on DFMA–Papers:
Implementation Case Studies
Design for Gross Margin … Case Study in the Implementation of DFMA
Solving the Design Engineer's Dilemma through DFMA Cost Reduction
DFMA and International Supply Chains
The True Cost of Overseas Manufacture Revisited Seven Years Later
Using DFMA to Reduce Procurement Costs in an International Supply
Total Cost of Ownership Calculation: A Great Complement to DFMA
DFMA Case Studies
How DFMA Methodology Can Support a Make Vs. Buy Decision for an
Icebox Assembly During Early Product Concept Development
DFA Implementation at a Medical Device Company
Design for Assembly – Stationary Fuel Cell Case Study
DFMA and Aerospace Lean Manufacturing
DFMA Engagement Model at Microsoft
Applying Lean Engineering Best-Practices on AH64D New Build
From Paradigms to Progress: Developing a better design and build
methodology leveraging DFMA, Lean and the Boeing workforce
DFMA – WHY, WHAT, HOW, and New Thinking for the Engineering
Breaking the Rule with DFMA!!
Manufacturing Success: Here's Your Plan...
Concurrent Engineering and Sustainability
Concurrent Engineering: The First Thirty Years 1988-2018
Design for Sustainability: Using DFMA in the Front-end Innovation
Process to Develop Sustainable Solutions
e-Manufacturing with Laser-Sintering is Revolutionizing
About Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc.
Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc. was the first company to commercialize Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) methodologies and software tools, which make it possible to evaluate, estimate, and reduce the manufacturing cost of a product in the design phase through product simplification and cost estimation. Hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies, including General Electric, John Deere, Motorola, Pratt & Whitney, and Whirlpool, use DFMA to cut the costs of their manufactured products and achieve design innovation in their markets. The company was founded in 1983 and received the National Medal of Technology Award in 1991. For more information about DFMA software, workshops, consulting services, and international conferences, contact Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc., 138 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879, USA. Tel. (401) 783-5840. Fax (401) 783-6872. Web site: www.dfma.com. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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