Ford Motor Company to Host MESA 2010 North American Conference

The Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) announced today that Ford Motor Company will host MESA’s North American Conference, June 21 to 23, 2010 at the Ford Conference and Events Center, in Dearborn, Michigan Nationally-known conference speakers from industries including continuous process, batch and discrete will focus on best practice methods and strategies for unlocking potential for operations excellence – with an audience anticipated to be more than double previous years’.
“This conference is an educational and networking ‘must-do’ for anyone who holds a stake in improving their organization’s production performance.  It will take attendees deep into some of the most pressing challenges and provide real-world, actionable steps that companies can take immediately,” said John Dyck, Board Chair of MESA International.  “We are excited to have the support of the Ford Motor Company – which has long been a proponent of best practices in IT adoption for operational improvement across their plants and enterprise.  This is a mission that echoes the broad MESA community’s commitment to driving operations excellence and competitive advantage in our global economy.”
This year’s conference, themed “Unlocking Your Operations' Potential,” provides an opportunity for production leaders and professionals to collaborate and share best practices across a broad range of industries within the discrete, batch, mixed and continuous process environments.  Sessions will focus on topics such as lean, quality and compliance, asset performance management, tying operational metrics to financial metrics, and sustainability.  An “Unconference” portion of the event will feature attendee - chosen and - led interactive sessions – with a goal of working together to better understand what’s possible in operations to improve profitability, business value, agility, and customer satisfaction.
“A healthy manufacturing community impacts the global economy—and we know that MESA shares our commitment to driving excellence in that community,” said Jim Tetreault, Ford Motor Company Vice President of North America Manufacturing.  “MESA is unique in that it’s not just a think tank; it’s a group of real users sharing real problems and finding solutions.  We look forward to welcoming attendees at this important event.”
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