Competing and succeeding in domestic manufacturing
Presentation Code: VS5-05
Value Stream: VS5 - Overcoming Obstacles to Lean
Day & Time: Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012 - 11:00 AM
Length: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Contrary to what some people say, American manufacturers can compete very well - even in a global environment. IEC Electronics Corporation is a great example. When it faced closure in 2005, the company executed a stunning turnaround. Sales have since grown by 500%, and gross profit has gone from in-the-red to 17% of sales. In fact, IEC is now a leader in its industry. It's a changing world, but it's one we can still compete and succeed in. This presentation will tell you how one company made the changes necessary to become competitive, successful and profitable.
In this presentation:
- Design and implement a new business strategy.
- Overcome inertia.
- Get the best out of lean and six sigma.
- Sustain change.
- Deal with the simple things that are often hard to do.
- Ensure growth is sustained into the future.
IEC Electronics Corp
IEC Electronics is a premier provider of electronic manufacturing services to advanced technology companies. It specializes in the custom manufacture of high reliability, complex circuit cards, system level assemblies, a wide array of custom cable and wire harness assemblies and precision sheet metal. IEC applies industry-leading six sigma and lean manufacturing principles to eliminate waste and reduce cost of ownership.
Donald S. Doody is vice president of operations for IEC Electronics. He began his career with GE as a supplier quality engineer for electronics and became a master black belt. Prior to joining IEC, Don worked for Plexus Corporation, where he led implementation of lean and six sigma initiatives throughout the company. Don holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the State University of New York and an MS in industrial sciences from Colorado State University.
John Biuso joined IEC Electronics in September of 2007 as principal lean sigma black belt. John began his career at Eastman Kodak, where he was a value stream leader. Prior to joining IEC, John worked at the University of Buffalo, applying lean and six sigma concepts to companies in New York and teaching and mentoring black belt students. John holds a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from University at Buffalo. He has written award winning federal, state and foundation grants and is a senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers.
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