1/2/11 – IndustryWeek Best Plants Conference set for April
1 Feb 2011
The 2011 IndustryWeek Best Plants Conference will bring together manufacturing leaders for three days of plant tours, keynote speakers, educational sessions, Best Plants winners’ panel discussions, vendor exhibits and multiple networking opportunities. The conference will be held April 4-6, 2011, at the Omni CNN Center in Atlanta, GA.
"The 2011 IndustryWeek Best Plants Conference will offer attendees valuable ways to make their operations more competitive and profitable," said IndustryWeek Chief Editor Steve Minter. Continuous-improvement programmes are at the core of those organizations that remain competitive in their markets.
The conference will cover 35 topics across six industry-specific tracks. Sessions include electronic Kanban, 5S, lean manufacturing, Kaizen events, value-stream mapping, safety, supply chain management, 3P, visual management, standardized work, energy efficiency and innovation, and feature a number of Best Plants panel discussions. The 2011 speakers come from notable organizations such as Toyota, Bayer, Harley-Davidson, Emerson, Raytheon, Timken, Schneider Electric, General Cable and Landis & Gyr.
Tours of world-class manufacturing plants round out the highlights of this year’s conference. Participants will have the opportunity to choose between several options, including The HON Company, Milliken & Company, WIKA Corporation and Carrier.