Meeting NM Association of Facility Managers, Albuquerque

Gardunos Uptown Winrock Center

Albuquerque, NM 87112

Join the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico on Wednesday morning, April 17th, 2013, at 7:15 am for breakfast at Garduno's Uptown Restaurant to hear this important information. You must make reservations to attend this meeting by emailing (preferred) or by calling 505-382-7560

 Lean and Mean:
Business Improvement for All

Wikipedia defines lean manufacturing, lean enterprise, or lean production, often simply, `lean', as "a production practice that considers the expenditure of resources for any goal other than the creation of value for the end customer to be wasteful, and thus a target for elimination. Working from the perspective of the customer who consumes a product or service, `value' is defined as any action or process that a customer would be willing to pay for. Essentially, lean is centered on preserving value with less work. "

The lean manufacturing principle applies to all companies, not just manufacturers. The lean process implementation uses many tools such as total quality control, continuous process improvement, zero-error production, and just-in-time production. It takes a company-wide approach to foster improvements from the "ground up" without large capital investments. Lean process implementation improves productivity and reduces costs through the optimization of facilities, people, resources, and equipment.

Industry expert speaker Karen Converse is a New Mexico native and graduated from New Mexico State University with a BS in Industrial Engineering. She has over fifteen years’ experience working in a manufacturing environment across several industries including medical, telecommunications, and packaging. She has lead ISO 9001 implementations, set up production lines, maintained quality management systems, and planned production lines. Karen is currently an Innovation Director for New Mexico MEP serving companies across the state of New Mexico.

Wednesday, 16 October, 2013

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Carolee Griffin

Phone: 505-382-7560
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Members $25 non members $30

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