American Machinist Machine Shop Workshop

Dec. 21, 2007
Trade knowledge on ways to improve shop operations
1: A roundtable discussion on making shop deliveries on time, with moderator Sam Golan, president of Cimatron Technologies Inc.
2: 10 Best Shops winner Glenn Charest, owner of Paravis Industries, speaking at the awards banquet.
3: 10 Best Shops winner Bill Ridenour, president of Upco, Claremore, Okla., accepts his award from John Krisko, exhibitions director for the
AMT, and Bruce Vernyi, editor-in-chief of American Machinist.
4: Kerry Marusich, president and chief executive officer of Third Wave Systems, who spoke about cycle time versus set-up time.
5: Perry Zalevsky, SAP Industry Principal for Primary and Fabricated Metal Industries, who spoke about scheduling machinery maintenance.
6: Larry Hicks, a senior consultant with the Hay Group, who spoke about providing optimum benefit programs to employees.
7: And, Harry Moser, chairman of Agie Charmilles US, who spoke about ways to attract and retain good employees.

American Machinist sponsored a two-day seminar in Cleveland Nov. 7 through Nov. 9 that featured shop owners and managers and industry leaders talking about ways to make shops more efficient and more profitable.

The workshop featured nearly 30 specific sessions on shop operations, technologies and processes, including Managing Per-Unit Manufacturing Costs to Maximize Profit, the Science of Pricing, and Machine Tool Automation: to roundtable discussions of Tooling Issues, Multitasking, Cycle-time Reduction, Cost-Benefit Analysis for New Equipment, and other topics.