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AM082 Manufacturing: Beyond Just Machines

  • 08 Mar 2017
  • 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
  • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Picquet Grenelle
  • 15


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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Cost: Free event

When we think of the word “manufacturing”, an image which might spring to mind is that of an endless platform of machines -- all whirring away as human robots in smocks and masks perform a repetitive series of movements, which end up with an unidentifiable auto part being spit out of a pipe.

But what surprises about manufacturing lie behind this stereotype? What, besides machines and assembly lines, are pivotal in defining the history of manufacturing?  Certainly how bad management can bring a factory to its knees or how espionage and the fight for intellectual property can make or break a company; how human relationships are a huge factor in industry. These themes, including anecdotes and entertaining bits of information presented by our speaker  will bring a new meaning to the word “manufacturing.”

About the instructor: Christoph Roser is a professor of production management at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. His specialty is “lean production”, and companies like Toyota, Bosch and McKinsey among many others have benefitted from his expertise as a consultant. His first book Faster, Better, Cheaper on the history of manufacturing worldwide has just been published.

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