June 4-5, 2014, Providence-Warwick, Rhode Island
The DFMA Forum is a valuable resource for everyone involved
in the design-to-manufacturing process and technology
- Managers, strategists, and financial decision-makers in
product development, design, and manufacturing companies of
- Design engineers
- Manufacturing engineers
- Purchasing personnel
- Supply-chain managers
The goal of the 2014 International Forum on DFMA is to
provide expert opinions on DFMA and inform attendees about new
and pertinent trends in product development. Manufacturing and
research leaders will be on hand to answer your questions on
such topics as:
- Cost management and reduction
- Value Engineering
- Improving quality/Six Sigma
- Lean manufacturing and cost accounting
- Product lifecycle management
- Outsourcing/offshoring economics: Total cost of
- Shrinking time-to-market
- Product design and manufacturing strategies
- Team building and productivity management
- Concurrent engineering and supply-chain collaboration
- Design for disposal and recycling
This conference will present you with many examples of how
industry leaders use DFMA fundamentals to reach their product
development, customer and business goals. Consider the
experiences and evidence they have to share, and judge for
yourself how DFMA methodology might serve as a pathway to
innovation and profitability in your own organization.
DFMA Overview and Networking Reception
Tuesday evening, June 3, 2014
This is a great opportunity to meet people with similar goals
and challenges in a casual, social setting and to learn more
about DFMA and cost management, organization-wide productivity
approaches, and what others are doing right now to optimize
their resources and emerge as leaders in this dynamic, globalized
economy. Please join us!
Wednesday evening, June 4, 2014
Join us in the hotel Rotunda for a New England clambake
featuring clam chowder, steamed clams, corn on the cob, grilled
chicken and sausage, and of course, lobster!
The 2014 International Forum on DFMA will be held June 4-5
at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Providence-Warwick, Rhode Island,
Overnight accommodations are the responsibility of the
individual. A limited block of rooms is being held until May
16th by the Crowne Plaza Hotel at a reduced rate of $145 per
night. Rooms booked after the deadline will not receive the
discounted rate. Please let hotel personnel know that you are
attending the Boothroyd Dewhurst DFMA Forum. Call 401-732-6000.
You can book your rooms online using the following link to the
hotel website use "BOO" as the booking code,
Tuesday, June 3
||DFMA Overview and Networking Reception
Wednesday, June 4
||Registration and Continental Breakfast
||New England Clambake
|Thursday, June 5
||DFMA Software Demonstration
2011 Forum Opening Remarks by U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Testimonials from previous DFMA conferences:
"This is a first class event with excellent examples and
information on DFMA. I recommend to any type of engineer to
attend this forum at least once."
"Great conference. I really enjoyed the opportunities to
network and learn what others are doing."
Great topics. No consultants!" "It’s always excellent. I look
forward to it every year. Great networking opportunity."
was my first time attending the DFMA conference. I really
enjoyed the format in which other companies share their path in
DFMA – how they incorporated it into their process and how they
introduced the actions. It’s great to hear other ideas on the
subject. Overall, fantastic conference."
presentation topics incorporated Lean, DFSS, market analysis,
cost and how DFMA applies or complements all. Very compelling
stories." "Got several good ideas from talking with others at
this." "Excellent opportunity to meet people, ask and answer
questions (about DFMA)."
"Well laid out with good use of time
and ability to network with other users."
"I enjoyed hearing
from a variety of companies on a range of topics and learned a
"A wide variety of presentations provided a very good
overall view of DFMA."
"It was a great setting to meet and
discuss shared issues with new individuals."
Forum covering a wide range of topics."
"Great opportunity to
meet and chat with the presenters of the day."