FMA Annual Meeting

Event Date(s):

March 7 - March 9, 2018

Event Location:

Talking Stick Resort Scottsdale, AZ

The Annual Meeting of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® (FMA) is a can’t-miss networking and educational program for those interested in innovation and growth. Each year the event attracts several hundred metal fabricators, processors, and distributors to:

  • Explore a wide range of topics relevant to business strategies in breakout discussions with peers.
  • Engage in thoughtful dialogue about how to navigate the next frontier of digital manufacturing and smart technologies.
  • Experience presentations by top-notch presenters and industry experts on emerging trends.
  • Enjoy FMA’s biggest celebration, featuring a jam-packed schedule of fun activities and networking functions.

Institute for OpEx founder Kevin Duggan will join owners, executives and leaders of job shops and contract manufacturing companies to discuss facility design to help fabricators succeed. His session, titled “Facility Design for Operational Excellence,” will highlight key concepts in facility design, including static vs dynamic design, the role of value stream flow, and how to incorporate operational timing, visual systems and determination of normal and abnormal flow by each employee. Kevin’s presentation will take place on March 8 during an interactive roundtable on optimal shop floor layout.

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