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Wed 18 Nov 2015, 8:30am–4:30pm

Where: Commodore Airport Hotel Christchurch, 449 Memorial Avenue, Burnside, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages


Listed by: andresysteam

When the top guns at BMW put it to their product development team that they had to slice the development time of their cars in half, they were serious. BMW had no choice, they had to change; they were being outclassed by astute Japanese teams that were twice as fast as they were.

For the development team it was clear that it wasn't what they did that had to change; it was how they did it. They weren't doing anything wrong, they just had to go faster!

They identified the slowest parts of their process and considered ways to speed it up. Finally, the two principles that contributed most to the speed of their process was concurrent engineering and short cycles. These got them the speed they needed to meet their time-to-market targets.

Many organisations face similar challenges. Some need to go faster, others struggle with high manufacturing costs, quality, product functionality or marketability. In a few rare cases a major rethink of the whole development system may be required... but more often than not, success can be tasted simply by applying a few proven principles.

Successful design and manufacturing processes are built on fundamental principles that drives speed, quality and cost. Teams that has a good understanding of these principles have evolving processes that keep up with changing markets and conditions.

Aim of The Workshop

The workshop aims to give delegates an understanding of the philosophies and principles that
- drive effective manufacturing and that
- drive effective design.

The workshop will also focus on the
- collective responsibilities that both Design and Manufacturing teams have to ensure products get to market quickly as well as meeting all functional, quality, cost and delivery expectations, and
- the principles that drive effective collaboration between design and manufacturing functions.

As an outcome the workshop aims to help delegates
- identify the shortcomings of their own design and manufacturing system,
-identify the processes that could potentially be improved,
- initiate a sustainable improvement process within their own team.

Who Should Attend?

The workshop is tailored to cater for those interfacing between design and manufacture and between design and marketing. Typically those who would benefit from the workshop would be
- CEO's / MD's / Senior Managers
- Designers / Design Engineers
- Manufacturing Managers, Engineers and Supervisors
- Marketing Managers

For more information or to register
email André at
or call him on 021-269-8032

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