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Ms. Nash-Hoff’s presentation will cover how new trends and technologies are contributing to rebuilding American manufacturing. She will discuss how the trend of returning manufacturing to America (reshoring) is increasing manufacturing output in the U.S. and how the desire of consumers to buy Made in USA products is causing a resurgence of the manufacturing of American made products. 

She will discuss how training to become a Lean manufacturer is helping companies be more efficient and competitive in the global marketplace. She will highlight how the new technologies of Additive Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence, Automation/Robotics, and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) that are part of what is referred to as Advanced Manufacturing or Industry 4.0 are contributing to rebuilding American manufacturing. Case stories of companies that have either restored started on the journey to becoming a Lean company or adopted the new technologies will be presented.

In this live webinar, you will be learning :

  • Why companies are reshoring to USAConsidering case studies of companies that are reshoring?
  • Why it is important to begin the journey to transform into a Lean company?
  • Why becoming a Lean Company helps rebuild American manufacturing?
  • About the new technologies of Additive Manufacturing Artificial Intelligence, Automation/Robotics, and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
  • What are the benefits of using these new technologies?

Advantages and reasons for 

  • How reshoring contributes to rebuilding American manufacturing?
  • What are the benefits of a Lean transformation?
  • What is Additive manufacturing and how does it contribute to rebuilding American manufacturing?
  • How are Artificial Intelligence and Automation/Robotics contributing?
  • What is the Industrial Internet of Things and how does it contribute?

It is crucial for American companies to do whatever is necessary to be more competitive in the global marketplace. American companies must make the right decision on whether or not to return manufacturing to America as the decision can mean the difference between success and failure as a company. Companies need to learn how important it is to spend the money and time to acquire the training to transform themselves into Lean companies. 

Companies also need to learn how to take advantage of the new technologies to become more productive, reduce costs, and increase profits. As a result, attendees will have a clear understanding of the advantages of reshoring, Lean transformation, and adopting new technologies.

  • Owners and/or managers of Original Equipment Manufacturers, job shop companies, contract manufacturers, and companies providing secondary operations and services to all of the above
  • CEOs/CFOs/Presidents 
  • Vice Presidents
  • Production or Manufacturing Managers and supervisors
  • Supply chain professionals
  • Purchasing managers, supervisors, purchasing agents, and buyers
  • Accounting managers and staff

Michele is the founder and president of ElectroFab Sales, a sales agency specializing in helping manufacturers select the right processes for their products since 1985. She is currently a director on the board of the American Jobs Alliance, and the board of the San Diego Inventors Forum. She is Chair of the California chapter of the Coalition for a Prosperous America.

Michele earned a B. A. from San Diego State University. She earned a certificate in Total Quality Management in 1993 and a Yellow Belt Certificate in Lean Six Sigma in 2014. She is the author of three books, the latest being Rebuild Manufacturing – the key to American Prosperity. She has written over 300 blog articles published in various media outlets since 2010 and is an authorized speaker for the Reshoring Initiative.

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