Manufacturing Momentum−Boothroyd Dewhurst to
Host 2012 International Forum on DFMA
WAKEFIELD, R.I., USA, April 24, 2012 − Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc., will host the twenty-seventh annual International Forum on Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA®) on June 11-13, 2012. This year’s Forum, “Manufacturing Momentum: Building on Success with Better Design,” will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Providence-Warwick, R.I., USA.
Leading companies speaking at the 2012 DFMA International Forum include Rolls-Royce, Westinghouse and Motorola. In addition, Harry Moser of the Reshoring Initiative will provide an update on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and trends in American manufacturing. John Biagioni of Dynisco will talk about how design drives TCO and can reshape future profits for manufacturers.
Each year the conference discusses product development strategies related to cost reduction, improved performance and quality—with an emphasis on measured results.
“Across the disciplines, manufacturers and vendors alike are recognizing the impact that front-end collaboration and analysis have on success,” says John Gilligan, president of Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc. “DFMA is the quantitative design approach most influential in showing just how soon this critical decision-making process can start and how remarkably far the positive effects migrate through an organization, to its supply chain, customers—and then its own bottom line.”
About the DFMA Forum
The Forum is the foremost conference worldwide on DFMA methodologies and software. DFMA helps structure a team’s knowledge and guide 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.
The Forum offers insights and solutions to managers, financial decision-makers, design engineers, manufacturing engineers, purchasing personnel, and supply-chain experts interested in benefitting from up-front product development. In addition to the presentations listed below, there will be a pre-conference workshop on “Value Engineering and DFMA” by productivity and lean six sigma expert Chris Tsai, along with a post-conference workshop by Dr. Mike Shipulski of Hypertherm, Inc., on “Systematic DFMA Deployment—How to Implement for Increased Profits.”
For information on the 2012 International DFMA Forum on Design for Manufacture and Assembly, and the pre-conference workshop, go to http://www.dfma.com/forum.
Below is a list of this year’s presentations and speakers:
Using DFMA during Value Engineering Studies, Design for
Manufacturability Assessments, and Should Cost Analyses within a
Global Supply Chain
DFMA - Where It's Going
Total Cost of Ownership Calculation: 2012 update
A DFMA Cost Information Management System at Whirlpool
Beating Aggressive Cost Targets with DFMA
Dynisco's DFMA Implementation: Overcoming the Fear of Change
Implementation of DFMA in VAVE methodology at Sanmina-SCI’s
Mechanical Systems Division
DFA Breaks thru the Global DE Community with Success
Advancing R&D Competitiveness with Metrics
Design for Assembly Line Performance: The Link Between DFA
Metrics and Assembly Line Performance Metrics
Eliminating "Point of No Return" Using DFMA Software
DFMA at Dynisco: Sooner Rather Than Later
Applying DFA Analysis to Evaluate and Improve the Assemblability
of an Automated Plasma Cutting Machine
Design for Low Cost - Incorporating Innovative, Cost Efficient
Designs into the Product
Advantages of Molded Foam in Product Design
The Correlation of As-Built Products to As-Designed Models
Closing the Loop on Dimensional Measurement Results to Simulation
Tying It All Together: TCO, DFMA, and Supply Chain/Operations
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.
DFMA is a registered trademark of Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc.