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Superior operations. Proactive care and maintenance. A focus on functional flexibility, process wellness and reliability.
Healthy manufacturing. This is the essence of Honda.
Noria Corporation’s Reliable Plant magazine offers a rare opportunity to learn best practices from Honda, one of the world’s most quality-driven companies, at its “Lean Manufacturing 2007: Lean Tools for Maintenance & Reliability” conference, to be held October 1-3 at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. In a highlight case study on October 2 that is titled “Overcoming the Challenges of Lean in Facilities Maintenance,” Honda plant services division manager Mark LaRue will outline the auto manufacturer’s path to lean maintenance and reliability excellence.
In today's competitive manufacturing environment, maintenance professionals are tasked with improving the manpower efficiency of the maintenance operation, while rising to the task of limiting downtime and providing effective maintenance programs. Past solutions have included limiting the number of maintenance associates with an emphasis on multidiscipline capability. The inherent weak point is that, eventually, strong expertise is needed. How can you solve this problem without increasing the overall direct labor cost or overcontracting with large numbers of specialized suppliers? Honda Manufacturing of
This is a rare opportunity to learn from and benchmark with Honda.
Mark LaRue is responsible for all of the facility, environmental and associate general services at Honda Manufacturing of
LaRue joined Honda in 1987 at the Marysville Auto Plant. Prior to joining HMA, LaRue served as facilities manager at the Marysville Auto Plant, where he led several construction projects. Before joining Honda, LaRue was a design engineer at Liebert Corporation, responsible for the development of uninterruptible power supplies.
LaRue holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from
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Honda is just one of the benchmark companies that will speak at the Lean Manufacturing 2007 conference in
To learn more about the conference and to read a full biography on Honda’s Mark LaRue and other speakers, visit www.lean2007.com.
To get a glimpse into Honda’s innovative M&R work, read the Reliable Plant case study “The Honda Way” by clicking on the link below: