Replay: Achieving Operational Excellence through Manufacturing Intelligence Systems

  • Start time: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 10:00 am
  • End time: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 11:00 am

Are you up-to-date with what Manufacturing Intelligence (MI) systems can do for you and your operation?

Best practice manufacturers who have implemented MI systems have enjoyed high returns on their investments because they focused on their operating needs and targeted measurable results. Specifically, these manufacturers can point to immediate and sustained benefits of:

  • Increased operating margins
  • Reduced working capital requirements
  • Lower total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Improved energy efficiency
  • Reduced warranty and compliance costs

Properly implemented MI systems offer payback periods as short as several months.  So, as the 2011 economic picture brightens, is your operation ready to leverage MI systems to meet your profitability, growth, agility, quality, and asset utilization needs?  Learn what your MI system should do for you in terms of driving competitive advantages and operational excellence.

This 2-part webcast is designed for executives, managers and functional specialists, alike. If you are responsible for operations, planning & scheduling, quality, EH&S, maintenance, program launch, manufacturing engineering and/or IT, this event is for you.

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Wayne Filichowski, President, AVS Systems, Inc.

Wayne founded AVS Systems in 2001 as a consulting and software engineering firm. He is a 3-time general manager who focuses today on delivering best practices to industrial accounts. He leverages his 40+ years in manufacturing as an architect of the lean enterprise, and specializes in the design and delivery of performance optimization IT solutions. He holds a B. S. in mechanical engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Wayne’s portion of the Webcast will focus on best practices in providing users with the intelligence and metrics required to drive real performance improvement and operational excellence.

Jay Mellen, EVP Business Development, Savigent Software.

Jay Mellen joined Savigent Software in April 2008 and has over 18 years of experience working in and around manufacturing. Prior to joining Savigent Software, Jay provided M&A and business development advisory services to a variety of companies. He was previously the senior equity research analyst covering the semiconductor capital equipment market at Dain Rauscher Wessels and the Royal Bank of Canada. He also worked in process engineering, sales and sales account management roles at Applied Materials. Jay earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Jay will be presenting key features of Manufacturing Intelligence software platforms and the technology required to build leading edge systems.


Michael Yost, Principal, Market Presence, LLC

Mike Yost consults with industrial software and technology companies on their commercial growth strategies and tactics. He brings over 20 years of industrial/software experience to his clients and has worked for leaders in manufacturing intelligence, execution, and Operations Management systems, including GE Industrial Platforms, Activplant, and Rockwell. Mike holds a B.S. in industrial engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and will moderate the webcast.

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