GE Fanuc Announces Automation Productivity Seminars
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, 2005Additional 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 www.gefanuc.com/OUTPERFORM. About GE Fanuc AutomationGE 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 www.gefanuc.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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