Next Generation Manufacturing in Practice at GDS' Conference, Austin TX 2011

By Kimberly Knickle – December 12, 2011
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Bob Parker and I recently took part in the Next Generation Manufacturing conference hosted in Austin, TX, The theme of the conference centered on managing complexity.  If this sounds familiar it's because we participated in a similar program earlier in the year in Spain.  Once again, we made a distinction early in the proceedings between "complication" -- essentially waste which should be eliminated, and "complexity" -- a fact of life in modern manufacturing given the advanced


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