International DFMA Forum Scheduled for June

Hosted by Boothroyd Dewhurst, the forum will focus on connections between design for manufacture and assembly (DFMA) and lean principles.

The 29th annual International Forum on Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) will take place June 4-5 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Providence-Warwick, R.I. Hosted by Boothroyd Dewhurst, this year’s forum will discuss how DFMA promotes lean and value engineering through simplification, resulting in improved design, manufacturing and business profits.

Forum speakers will include representatives from the Reshoring Initiative, Dynisco, industry leaders and universities. Author Richard Schonberger will deliver the keynote address on the relationship between DFMA and lean practices.

James Bolton of Whirlpool Corp. and president of Save International will conduct an independent, pre-conference lecture and hands-on workshop on June 3 on how functions, function analysis, and FAST diagrams relate to DFMA.

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