Take your plant to a new level of reliability by going lean

Paul V. Arnold, Reliable Plant

Reliable Plant magazine is pleased to present the fourth annual Lean Tools for Maintenance and Reliability conference, October 6-8 at the Marriott Hotel in Chicago (just a short drive from O’Hare International Airport). Attend and learn many of the lean tactics that have helped Harley-Davidson, General Motors, Alcoa and others achieve best-in-class status for overall reliability, productivity and performance.

Last year, plant professionals from 26 states and four countries gathered in Cleveland to share experiences and hear case studies from companies such as Toyota, Honda, Harley-Davidson, Eastman Chemical, Energizer, AstenJohnson and Nordson.

Lean Tools for Maintenance and Reliability is a must-attend conference for anyone responsible for the health of a plant’s mechanical assets. Now more than ever, you need to apply lean tactics and strategies to achieve peak maintenance and reliability performance.

After three days in Chicago this fall with your peers and industry leaders, you’ll be able to help your plant prevent costly problems, squeeze more from your budgets and replace wrench time with uptime – and sustain it.

At the 2008 Lean Tools conference, you’ll find a dynamic mix of experts explaining lean successes and failures, and how they use techniques such as the Toyota Production System, kaizen, TPM, Six Sigma, RCM, 5-S, root cause analysis, error-proofing, visual management, etc., to enhance the reliability of their plant machinery.

Plant and corporate leaders from Harley-Davidson, General Motors, Alcoa, Campbell’s Soup, Baxter Healthcare, United Southern Industries, LAI International, Eaton, W.R. Grace, General Physics, Auburn University, the University of Cincinnati/National Science Foundation’s Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems, the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence, Noria Corporation, Vesta Partners and W.W. Grainger will present keynote addresses and case studies at the Chicago event.

In addition to the conference, a limited number of vendors will also be on-hand with relevant product and service solutions to aid in your plant’s lean transformation.

Daily group breakfasts, breaks, lunches and receptions are included with registration and ensure ample time for networking and in-depth one-on-one discussions.

Lean Tools for Maintenance and Reliability was the first, and remains the only, conference focused on putting lean tools to work at the core of your operations.

Since the program is designed to improve the performance of both individuals and equipment, attending is a sure bet to help you and your business succeed. And with our 100% satisfaction guarantee, you’ve got nothing to lose.

You’ll save $200 if you register before September 12, so sign up today!

I look forward to seeing you in Chicago.

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