ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

IPC Conference will cover ways to improve business operations.

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
October 26, 2009 - IPC Lean Sigma Conference for Electronics Manufacturing will be held November 17-19, 2009, in Phoenix, AZ. Fundamentals of Lean Sigma workshop will provide hands-on strategies to maintain work flow in balance with customer demands, with presentations by Rita Mohanty, Ph.D.; Tim King; and Ronald C. Lasky, Ph.D. Conference topics will include Lean Design of Experiments, Kaizen model of team training, value stream mapping, and information on 5S process to organize/clean/standardize workplace.

IPC Lean Sigma Conference Offers Strategies to Improve Business Operations

(Archive News Story - Products mentioned in this Archive News Story may or may not be available from the manufacturer.)

IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries
3000 Lakeside Drive
Bannockburn, IL, 60015

Press release date: October 20, 2009

BANNOCKBURN, Ill, USA, October 20, 2009 - Focused solely on implementation for electronics manufacturing and featuring actual case studies from industry leaders, the IPC Lean Sigma Conference for Electronics Manufacturing will be held November 17-19, 2009, in Phoenix, Ariz. Designed to benefit all operations managers, including manufacturing, field application, market development and inventory control engineers, the event offers insight into ways to immediately implement the Lean Sigma methodology and reduce cycle times, inventory levels, and costs while improving quality.

A full-day Fundamentals of Lean Sigma workshop on November 17 will provide hands-on strategies to maintain a work flow in balance with customer demands, even when faced with sudden market changes and limited resources. Covering topics with immediate application in the workplace, instructors Rita Mohanty, Ph.D., director of advanced development at Speedline Technologies, Inc.; Tim King, senior partner with the Tupelo Group, LLC; and Ronald C. Lasky, Ph.D., senior technologist at Indium Corporation of America and professor at Dartmouth Thayer School of Engineering, will share their expertise and real-world experiences.

Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belts and keynote speakers Aaron Spearin of Cookson Electronics-Ethone Division and Ronald Lasky will lead off each morning of the technical conference on November 18-19.

Industry experts from companies such as Intel, Celestica, Plexus, Cookson, Indium, Panasonic, Kyzen, Medtronics, Speedline and Tyco will illustrate their presentations with real-life examples. Topics include: Lean Design of Experiments (DOE), a method used to identify the ideal combination of process variables to achieve desired quality; the Kaizen model of team training to maximize the waste-reduction benefits of Lean; value stream mapping to analyze the flow of materials and information to find ways to increase efficiency of lead time; and an introduction to 5S, a process to organize, clean and standardize the workplace. Professional networking opportunities and tabletop displays provide additional value to the program.

"To successfully compete in today's market, manufacturing and business processes must run as efficiently as possible, offering greater quality while reducing costs," says Dave Torp, IPC vice president of standards and technology. "This program offers a set of measurable practices that can be directly applied to business operations."

Jon Bailey, Lean continuous improvement manager, Continental Automotive Systems agrees, noting that timing is critical, "If you think that you can take your time about Lean implementation ... your competitors are going to eat your lunch.

For more information on the workshops and technical conference, visit or contact Tina Nerad, IPC coordinator of technical projects at +1 847-597-2826 or

About IPC
IPC ( is a global trade association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 2,700 member companies which represent all facets of the electronic interconnect industry, including design, printed circuit board manufacturing and electronics assembly. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $1.7 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Garden Grove, Calif.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; and Shanghai and Shenzhen, China.

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


Post a comment about this story

(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.

 See related product stories
More .....
 See more product news in:
 More New Product News from this company:
Scientific RoHS Revision Decision was praised by IPC.
More ....
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
RAMI Act Passes U.S. House of Representatives
Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen Visits Heller Industries in New Jersey
IPC Conducts Study to Assess North American Labor Pool for Electronics Manufacturers
Electronics Assembly Standards IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Updated
Congressman Brad Schneider Visits Creation Technologies in Illinois
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
View Company Profile
Company web site
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
Trade Associations

Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy

Error close

Please enter a valid email address