Wednesday September 28, 2005, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Moderator: Adam Cort, associate editor, ASSEMBLY magazine

Speakers: Craig Hall, enterprise solutions leader, GE-FANUC; Stephen Rosen, Intelligent Manufacturing Solutions; and Ed McNamara, CEO, ProductionIQ LLC

All the Six Sigma and lean manufacturing theory in the world won't do you any good if you don't know what's happening out on the production line. Make the most of your assembly facilities using parts-tracking technology, digital process monitoring and the latest material-handling software. Speakers will address the following topics:

  • How to turn raw plant-floor data into real-time information.
  • MRP systems and production monitoring software.
  • Real-world situations in which process monitoring resulted in dramatic gains in productivity.
  • The role of RFID and wireless technology in capturing production data.