Baudin to speak on manufacturing cells, focused factories

Published: Sep 27, 2007 3:56:19 PM
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Michael Baudin, a consultant from the Manufacturing Management & Technology Institute, will deliver the third lecture in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Fall Graduate Seminar Series on Wednesday, October 3 at 11 a.m. in Ramsay 304.

In his lecture, Baudin will discuss manufacturing cells, which involve machines located side-by-side that perform a common sequence of operations on a family of parts; and focused factories, plant sections with all the human and technical resources necessary to make a product. By making these two relatively simple changes to the factory floor and processes, manufacturing operations can add to the quality and efficiency of many manufacturing processes.

Consulting since 1987 on lean manufacturing implementation in industries ranging from automotive and aerospace to electronics and frozen foods, Baudin has worked as an instructor with the University of California - Berkeley extension office, the University of Dayton and the Hong Kong Productivity Council. He has authored four technical books and currently focuses on improving management and manufacturing technology as a consultant, trainer and writer.