The two-day Product Lifecycle Management Roadmap 2003, sponsored by research and consulting firm D.H. Brown, Inc., is scheduled for October 28 at the Dearborn Inn in Dearborn, MI. The conference will highlight PLM strategies in use by several auto manufacturers, including Ford's C3P program designed to streamline use of engineering software. Among the keynote speakers: Christopher Couch, Toyota North America's manager of operations strategy; John Waraniak, D.H. Brown's director of Automotive and Aerospace Advisory Board; and Lorie Buckingham, VP and Chief Information Officer of Visteon Corp. For more info, visit www.dhbrown.com/events/plm2003.cfm.
The amount of plastic clogging the ocean continues to grow. Some startling, not-so-good news has come out recently about the roles plastic is playing in the ocean, as well as more heartening news about efforts to collect and reuse it.
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Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.