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Manufacturing Optimization (AMA Webinar 11-16-12) Title: Manufacturing Optimization and Validation: Affordable 3-D Simulation to Improve Manufacturing Process Designs
Presenter: Scott Walter, PhD, Senior Technical Advisor, Visual Components
Synopsis: Technology exists today to discover, and in some cases, rediscover revenue that is lost in most manufacturing processes, regardless of industry or product. This technology is less radical than implementing a business system to support the strategic plans and business goals of any company that looks to the future for continued success. Three-dimensional simulation solutions have been traditionally available at the OEM level where these “early adopters” could afford the high cost of hardware and software. These computer-driven methodologies are now affordable and easy to use for not only those OEMs but the SMM (small/medium manufacturers), including the “Mom & Pop” shops as well. This webinar will demonstrate how 3-D simulation can be applied to the spectrum of manufacturing and applications.
Integration Title: Integration Technology to Solve Business Problems in Manufacturing 
Presenter: John M. Cachat, President, Silico Corp.
Synopsis: The software implemented to support manufacturing organizations has become very complicated and confusing. Millions of dollars are spent on these technologies, yet executives, managers and engineers find themselves overwhelmed by having to create and maintain spreadsheets to get the information they want, the way they want it. Non-value-added labor is consumed every day by entering, re-entering and checking between ERP, PLM, MES and QMS software tools. The previous software development paradigm, based on creating databases and elaborate software menus and screens, is obsolete. Software vendors must start with people and understand the business processes and cultural impacts, and address them up front as part of the improvement strategy. This webinar will cover the manufacturing software map, a case study based on the engineering change process and a discussion on the integration with your other software applications.