Manufacturing is not "the Old Economy"

'If you got a 1000 jobs in an automotive plant, there's 3000 jobs in the community supplying that plant and there's another 7000 jobs in that community supplying the suppliers,' Callisto's Chief Innovation Officer Michael Grasley said at the DFM Summit in Toronto last September.

'Everything in design and manufacturing is a graph'

'We have had CAD/CAM software, ERP, all of these software systems around for the last thirty years,' developer Paul Reeves said at the London DFM Summit in December, 'and they haven't had as much of an impact on productivity as they could.'

'We have lost 25 percent of our capacity in manufacturing'

Manufacturing veteran Nigel Southway wants to bring manufacturing back to Ontario. 'Manufacturing's been good to me,' he says. 'I am really concerned about what the next generation's opportunities in manufacturing will look like.'

'It is a constant in our culture to drive for more efficiency'

Creation Technologies' VAVE Project Manager Diana Ferrari talked about Creation's value engineering and lean six sigma programs at DFM Summit #18 in Toronto. 'What is important is not just getting everybody in the supply chain involved as early as possible, but be really aligned in what the goals are that are gonna make us all successful.'

'In the 1980s most things were garbage'

Manufacturing legend Sandy Munro talks about additive manufacturing. 'That is the next generation of manufacturing,' he says in part 3 of our interview last year.

'We benchmark everything. We've analyzed Barbie'

'You would not believe how many people want to know how to make a much lower cost rice cooker with easier manufacturing and more features,' Sandy Munro said in his keynote at the inaugural DFM Summit in Toronto.

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