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"Flexibility for the 21st Century" is keynote topic at Advanced Manufacturing Expo March 24 in Mississauga

Mississauga, ON -- Manufacturing is undergoing a revolution fuelled by a global economy that requires greater speed...


March 23, 2004
By MRO Magazine

Mississauga, ON — Manufacturing is undergoing a revolution fuelled by a global economy that requires greater speed, better accuracy, and lower manufacturing costs. All companies are facing the demands of trying to meet these challenges and exceeding the pace of these demands.

Steve Krar, manufacturing expert, co-author of a newly released book <I>Exploring Advanced Manufacturing Technology,</I> will examine these challenges in a keynote address at Advanced Manufacturing Expo (AM Expo), Weds., March 24, 2004, at 10:00 a.m. in Seminar Room 1, Hall 5, International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd., Mississauga, Ont.

"There is an almost frantic search for methods of improving productivity, product quality, and lowering manufacturing costs," says Krar, who has written more than 50 books on manufacturing. "Flexible manufacturing is becoming the prevailing method of achieving these goals." The keynote address will explore flexible manufacturing’s impact on operations, including Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Cellular Manufacturing Cells, and Multi-Tasking Machines.

"This complimentary keynote presentation is part of AM Expo’s comprehensive educational program entitled Flex Ed," explains show manager Greg Manor. "The program features both paid and free sessions packed with practical information addressing today’s industry concerns, with a focus on flexible manufacturing solutions."


Attendees can register to attend a seminar on Problem Solving for the Flexible Manufacturing Environment, presented by industry gurus Pascal Dennis and Erik Hager. Participants will learn how problem solving can help them anticipate and address the continuing challenges en route to creating a more flexible and responsive manufacturing system.

Two series of complimentary seminars will also be offered. Flex Forums are two-hour vendor workshops offering in-depth information on a problem or opportunity related to flexible manufacturing. The Innovations Stage, located right on the show floor, will feature 30 – 45 minute vendor-driven sessions featuring details on flexible manufacturing solutions available at the show.

The complete AM Expo educational program and registration information is posted on the show website,

AM Expo, features Assembly Canada Canada’s only trade show dedicated exclusively to the function of assembling discrete parts into finished products and the Canadian High Technology Show featuring products and services for electronics manufacturing.

AM Expo runs March 24-25 and is produced by Reed Exhibitions.