November 17, 2004
Managing Automation, a Thomas Publishing Co., LLC brand, has announced that Tom Duesterberg, president and CEO, Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI, and Randy Pond, senior vice president of operations, processes, and systems, Cisco Systems, will be the keynote speakers for its first annual Progressive Manufacturing Summit & Awards, March 16-18, 2005, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New Orleans.
Duesterberg kicks off the first full day of the summit, speaking about the impact of globalization on U.S. manufacturers; the future of domestic manufacturing in the next decade; and technology strategies to deal with lower-cost competitors around the globe.
Pond keynotes in the afternoon with a discussion of the new rules of competition. He will address the search for competitive advantage; the integration of technology and automation in manufacturing; and winning strategies for a highly competitive environment.
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