'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.'

'70% of our ability to make money was in design'

Sandy Munro illustrated the origins of Design for Manufacturing (DFM) at Ford in the 1980s last month in his keynote at DFM Summit #7 in Brooklyn.


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