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A Better Partnership


Oct 2011
October 12, 2011
2011 West Michigan Automotive Summit

Grand Valley State University Eberhard Center

8:30 - 11:30 am

Today's new automotive platforms are "computers on wheels." The level of digital content is integrated into every inch of the vehicle. Increasing demands for fuel efficiency and performance are driving the automotive design cycle to a frenzied 2-3 year pace. These and other factors are pushing automotive manufacturers to have design and manufacturing solutions that not only offer superior flexibility, but also meet quality requirements and cost targets.

Can your company keep up with the "new" pace of manufacturing and innovation?

Are you prepared for the next wave of design innovation ... and the next one 24 months after that?

The 2011 West Michigan Automotive Summit will give you a glimpse into the future outlook of automotive manufacturing and innovation. Topics will include:
  • A Global Vehicle Production Outlook, by Michael Robinet, IHS Automotive
  • The Changing Nature of Manufacturing and Engineering Work in the Automotive Industry, by Kristin Dziczek, The Center for Automotive Research
  • and "So Now What?," by Erich Merkle, Ford Motor Company

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