SME To Host Automation Summit

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is hosting its annual Automation & Assembly Summit, "Achieving World-Class Manufacturing with Advanced Automation."

The summit, which will feature more than 50 technical sessions, technology exhibits and plant tours of Ford Motor Co. and Boeing Co., will be held April 18 - 20 at the Sheraton West Port Hotel, Lakeside Chalet, St. Louis.

Aimed at helping manufacturers learn how to use flexible automation to increase profits, get the best performance from their current systems and grow their businesses with the latest communication and information technologies, the summit will feature two full-day programs: RFID Forum, "Making Waves: Integrating RFID into Your Supply Chain," and a workshop, "Extending the Lean Toolkit to the Whole Enterprise."

Keynote speakers include Albert A. Frink, assistant secretary for Manufacturing & Services, U.S. Department of Commerce, and Daniel H. Wheeler, director of Manufacturing & Research Development, Boeing Co.

Automation & Assembly Summit Web site

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