Reliable Plant magazine is hosting Lean Tools for Maintenance & Reliability, a national conference on lean manufacturing best practices, September 18-20 at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

An estimated 150 industrial professionals from across the country will attend the event to hear speakers from best-in-class companies explain how they utilize lean tools and techniques (the Toyota Production System, cellular manufacturing, RCM, Six Sigma, value stream mapping, mistake-proofing techniques, kaizen, TPM, etc.) to increase the reliability and performance of their plant machinery.

Speakers for the conference are:

  • Steve Hockridge, global lean enterprise director, Energizer - KEYNOTE speaker

  • Greg Walker, technical support manager, Autoliv North America

  • Tim Davison, asset CARE planner, Coors Brewing Company

  • Terry Keown, managing principal, Life Cycle Engineering

  • Todd Dennis, plant manager and director of operations, Batesville Casket Company

  • Rex Gallaher, former director, USPS Technical Support Center - KEYNOTE speaker

  • Scott Haulotte, technical services/continuous improvement manager, Karl Schmidt Unisia

  • Aaron Blawn, facilities supervisor, Intel Corporation

  • Pamela Young, TPM coordinator, Presto Products/Alcoa

  • Rod Wardle, manager of electronics group, Young Electric Sign Company

A pre-conference workshop is scheduled on September 18. The four-part workshop, Reliability Tools for Lean Manufacturing will include:

  • The Business of Plant Reliability Management
    - Drew Troyer, vice president, Noria Corporation

  • The Facts and Benefits of Operator-Based Reliability - Tor Idhammar, vice president, IDCON

  • Condition Based Maintenance Management: Advanced Equipment Maintenance Strategies
    - John Schultz, partner, Allied Reliability

  • Design for Reliability, Operability and Maintainability
    - Drew Troyer

Lean Savings Guaranteed
Three-day workshop and conference registration is only $1,095 when you register by August 18. Groups of 3 or more from a plant save an additional $95 each. Separate conference and workshop registrations are also available.

See the preliminary program for complete details.

To learn more or to register, please visit www.lean2006.com or call 800-597-5460.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Las Vegas is again a hot destination and rooms at the Flamingo Hotel are filling quickly. Due to high demand the rates will jump dramatically after the August 18 cut-off date - from $129 to $290 or more. Please make your reservations now and take advantage of the group discount available for Lean conference attendees.

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