Intel And The National Science Foundation Are Featured Keynotes At SME'S New Automation And Assembly Summit
DEARBORN, Mich., November 24, 2003 - Companies attending the new Automation & Assembly Summit, being launched by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) on May 10-12, 2004 at the American Airlines Training Facility in Fort Worth, Texas can learn how to effectively automate processes and become more efficient through real-life examples highlighted in the two keynote presentations. The three-day conference titled, "Innovative Solutions for a Global Advantage," will include keynote remarks by Dr. Warren R. DeVries, National Science Foundation and by Tom Rucker, Intel Corporation. Scheduled keynote events are as follows: "Government Perspective on Manufacturing Globalization" - Monday, May 11, 8 - 9 a.m., presented by Dr. Warren R. DeVries, Directorate for Engineering Division of Design, Manufacture and Industrial Innovation (DMII), National Science Foundation (NSF), Arlington, Va. The Division of Design, Manufacture and Industrial Engineering (DMII) supports fundamental research in design, manufacturing and industrial engineering, in addition to managing cross-cutting programs supporting small business and organization innovation, and fostering academic collaboration with industry, that encompass all parts of NSF. "Industry Perspective on Manufacturing Globalization" - Tuesday, May 12, 8 - 9 a.m., presented by Tom Rucker, director, Factory Automation, Intel Corporation, Chandler, Ariz. Rucker will share his views and experiences on what has helped Intel maintain a leadership position in the world's marketplace, and what manufacturers of all sizes can do to compete in their own global environments. Intel, the world's largest chipmaker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking, and communications products. The Automation & Assembly Summit will present solutions to help manufacturers increase their competitive advantage and showcase the emerging automation and assembly technologies, systems, and processes. The conference sessions explore flexible automation, systems integration, process and systems optimization, strategic business improvement tools, and more. The accompanying exhibits offer manufacturers solutions for increasing productivity, lowering overhead expenses, improving quality, and maintaining their global advantage. For more information on the Automation & Assembly Summit and the keynotes, or to register, contact the SME Resource Center at (800) 733-4763, or visit www.sme.org/automationassemblysummit The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world's leading professional society supporting manufacturing education. Through its member programs, publications, expositions, and professional development resources, SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and helps keep manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies. Headquartered in Michigan, SME influences more than half a million manufacturing engineers and executives annually. The Society has members in 70 countries and is supported by a network of hundreds of chapters worldwide.
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