GE Fanuc Announces Automation Productivity Seminars |

GE Fanuc Announces Automation Productivity Seminars

January 182005
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – GE Fanuc Automation Americas, Inc., a unit of GE Infrastructure, has announced the “Outperform Your Competition: Increase Productivity Through Automation” seminar series for discrete manufacturers, particularly in metalworking. Held in conjunction with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), FANUC Robotics and Renishaw Inc., this educational seminar introduces participants to strategies for increasing productivity through Overall Equipment Effectiveness or OEE (Machine Availability, Performance, and Output Quality), Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma. During the seminar, participants can learn about and gain experience with technologies that enable a more productive manufacturing environment – as well as take advantage of the opportunity for expert consultation. Additionally, hands-on demonstrations with attendee participation will be available. Select locations will include speakers from local SME Chapters.

Agenda includes: how to remain globally competitive with OEE, Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma; the power of productivity through automation technologies, including robotics, probing and real-time data collection; quality challenges; real-life applications of lean manufacturing; and solutions in action. For this series of educational seminars, attendees will also have the opportunity to register for a chance to win a trip to the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Italy, given away at the end of the seminar series.

The “Outperform Your Competition: Increase Productivity Through Automation” seminar will be held:
  • Cincinnati, OH – February 8, 2005
  • Milwaukee, WI – February 24, 2005
  • Chicago, IL – March 24, 2005
  • Detroit, MI – April 29, 2005
  • Charlotte, NC – June 15, 2005
  • Irvine, CA – June 21, 2005
  • Wichita, KS – September 20, 2005
  • Knoxville, TN – September 22, 2005

    Additional locations and dates will be added to the schedule and will be listed at the GE Fanuc web site. For more information, and to register for one of the sessions, visit

    About GE Fanuc Automation
    GE Fanuc Automation, a joint venture between GE and FANUC LTD of Japan, delivers automation hardware and software designed to help users reduce costs, increase efficiency and enhance profitability. With solutions and services catering to virtually every industrial segment, GE Fanuc Automation provides a diverse array of capabilities and products, including controllers, embedded systems, advanced software, motion control, CNCs, operator interfaces, industrial computers, and lasers. Headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, GE Fanuc Automation is a part of GE Infrastructure and combines the diverse global strengths of the GE family with the local presence customers need to design, develop and maintain their automation investments.

    For more information, visit or contact: GE Fanuc Information Center, P.O. Box 8106, Charlottesville, VA 22906, Phone: (800) GE FANUC (800-433-2682), Fax: 434-978-5205, e-mail: [email protected].
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