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by Dr. David M. Anderson, P.E., CMC 

   The seminar is based on Dr. Andersonís book, "Agile Product Development for Mass Customization, Niche Markets, JIT, Build-to-Order and Flexible Manufacturing," his AME sponsored course, "Spontaneous Build-to-Order, How to Satisfy Spontaneous Customer Orders Without Forecasts, Inventory, or Purchasing Delays," and his APICS sponsored course, "Profiting from Lean Production."

    Many build-to-order/mass-customization scenarios has been worked out for several industries and will be published in Dr. Andersonís new book on "Build-to-Order and Mass Customization." These specific methodologies are available now for consulting and seminar clients.

C Proactive methodologies to manage variety and to quickly and cost-effectively customize products for individual customers or niche markets and build-to-order standard products without forecasts or inventory

C The cost of variety for mass production and mass customization

C The BTO and mass customization work

C Examples showing the flow of information and parts for electronics and fabricated products

C How product line rationalization simplifies operations and supply chain management

C Standardization improve flexibility and lower total cost; Generating preferred parts lists

C Concurrent engineering of versatile product families and flexible manufacturing capabilities

C Modular design to optimize flexibility, cost, development time, and serviceability

C Implementing lean production to achieve batch-size-of-one flexibility

C Using these principles to minimize inventory and all the costs associated with inventory

C The need for total cost measurements to quantify overhead costs and optimize decisions

C Eliminating the need for Engineering Change Orders, based on DFM techniques to "do-it-right-the-first-time" and Dr. Andersonís at the 6th annual Agility Conference: "How Mass Customization Can Proactively Manage Change."

C Agile information systems: configurators, parametric CAD, CAD/CAM, CNC

C Implementing BTO and Mass Customization

C The business case for BTO and Mass Customization

Call or e-mail to discuss the possibilities:

Dr. David M. Anderson, P.E., CMC
Management Consultant
phone: 1-805-924-0100
fax: 1-805-924-0200


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