Build-to-Order and Mass Customization Seminars

[Rationalization & Standardization Seminars]  [DFM Seminars]   

Build-to-Order and Mass Customization Training Seminars.  All seminars and workshops are personally performed by Dr. David M. Anderson, P.E., CMC, the world’s foremost authority on the build-to-order and mass customization of manufactured products, having written the most recent book on mass customization.   See verbatim comments from post-seminar surveys below.  Dr. Anderson recently created methodologies called Spontaneous Build-to-Order and has taught them to leading clients and through the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME).  He also taught Lean Production through APICS.  These related topics will be presented together in his new book, "Build-to-Order & Mass Customization, The Ultimate Supply Chain Management and Lean Manufacturing Strategy for Low-Cost On-Demand Production without Forecasts or Inventory."

    All in-house seminars and workshops are oriented to each company’s product line.  Seminars are two days in length for all relevant people in the company. Four hour Management Overview sessions are also available. Workshops focus in implementation.  The people involved the key people who will be doing the implementation.  Dr. Anderson is also available for keynote speeches for public conferences and in-house events.  Click here for a list of speeches and presentations.

    Training Seminars on Build-to-Order and Mass Customization are based on Dr. Anderson’s book, "Build-to-Order & Mass Customization; The Ultimate Supply Chain Management and Lean Manufacturing Strategy for Low-Cost On-Demand Production without Forecasts or Inventory," his AME sponsored course, "Spontaneous Build-to-Order, How to Satisfy Spontaneous Customer Orders Without Forecasts, Inventory, or Purchasing Delays," and his APICS sponsored course, "Profiting from Lean Production."  He has presented many speeches at conferences on Mass Customization and product development topics

    Many build-to-order/mass-customization scenarios has been worked out for several industries and will be published in the forthcoming book, "The Build-to-Order & Mass Customization Casebook."  These specific methodologies are available now for consulting and seminar clients.  

Typical seminar topics include:

C Proactive methodologies to manage variety and to quickly and cost-effectively customize products for individual customers or niche markets and build-to-order standard products without forecasts or inventory

C The cost of variety for mass production and mass customization

C How BTO and mass customization work

C Examples showing the flow of information and parts for electronics and fabricated products

C How product line rationalization simplifies operations and supply chain management

C Standardization improve flexibility and lower total cost; Generating preferred parts lists

C Concurrent engineering of versatile product families and flexible manufacturing capabilities

C Modular design to optimize flexibility, cost, development time, and serviceability

C Implementing lean production to achieve batch-size-of-one flexibility

C Using these principles to minimize inventory and all the costs associated with inventory

C The need for total cost measurements to quantify overhead costs and optimize decisions

C Eliminating the need for Engineering Change Orders, based on DFM techniques to "do-it-right-the-first-time" and Dr. Anderson’s at the 6th annual Agility Conference: "How Mass Customization Can Proactively Manage Change."

C Agile information systems: configurators, parametric CAD, CAD/CAM, CNC

C Implementing BTO and Mass Customization

C The business case for BTO and Mass Customization


Call or e-mail to discuss the possibilities:

Dr. David M. Anderson, P.E., fASME, CMC
Management Consultant
Build-to-Order Consulting
phone: 1-805-924-0100
fax: 1-805-924-0200

What attendees are saying about Dr. Anderson’s Seminars:

Comments on the Content:

"Very good"
"Fun and entertaining"
"Well worth the time and cost"
"Well structured and informative"
"Good anecdotes; kept my attention"
"Very good – nice organization and delivery"
"Every item was worth considering and useful"
"The seminar was very well prepared and quite useful"
"The best seminar I have attended in my 20 years here!"
"Examples and case studies are interesting and educational"
"Good examples to illustrate the topics and facts; very well organized"
"The pre-seminar survey is a great tool - good segue into the seminar"
"Excellent presentation and material. Highly recommend for any company"
"Anecdotal addition to overheads are very valuable in creating a complete understanding of the point"

Comments on the Instructor:

"Knows material"
"Good sense of humor"
"A true believer – good"
"Enthusiastic and entertaining"
"Very good subject knowledge"
"Amazing grasp of the material"
"Knowledgeable and entertaining"
"Very knowledgeable, informative"
"Expert knowledge and experience"
"Responded to questions very well"
"Good relevant industry background"
"Knowledgeable and easy to listen to"
"Very knowledgeable and kept my interest"
"Very good speaker & very knowledgeable"
"Excellent; provoked input; cited examples"
"Interesting references to experiences he has had"
"Very experienced and knowledgeable about the subject"
"He wrote the book, knows the material, and presents it very well"
"Good; Lots of enthusiasm; Understands the content extremely well"
"Very good. Obviously has much experience in the field of DFM as well as other related subjects"

Comments on the Presentation:

"Well presented"
"Very well spoken."
"Good interactions"
"Excellent presentation"
"Engaging and enjoyable"
"Good presentation skills"
"Good; up-beat, entertaining"
"Well prepared and well delivered"
"Good level of energy in presentation"
"Very good at getting class participation"
"Good – held attention; kept subject matter moving"
"Very well presented - engaging, fast-paced, good sense of humor"
"Very good; Enjoyable; Interesting; Humorous; Excellent presentation"

Comments on Handouts:

"Clear and simple"
"Much better than usual"
"Will be a great reference"
"Detailed and easy to read"
"Saved me from taking notes"
"Good; I hope to refer to this often"
"Necessary for referral at a later date"
"Very useful; Use of complete sentences and use of bullet lists are effective."
"Good for not having to take notes – can focus on presentation ideas and discussion"
"Far, far more reference material, information than the standard PowerPoint presentation."
"Appreciate the condensed, slim handout (instead of the usual telephone book of view-graphs
most course instructors hand out)"

Comments on the Relevance of Dr. Anderson's Seminars

"Very relevant"
"Extremely relevant"
"Very relevant and applicable"
"Very relevant – we need this now!"
"Directly applicable, timely, extremely useful"
"Every part of the seminar had a take-away message"
"I took away several useful guidelines I can use today"
"Very good! Industrial experience and contacts are very relevant"
"Seminar 100% relevant, appropriate, applicable, & useful IMMEDIATELY!"
"Useful from both the conceptual and specific recommendation’s perspective!"
"Can take the knowledge of the last 2 days & start to apply to current practices and processes"
"Most of the material was very relevant and useful. We will put much of it into practice, starting immediately on our next products."

For more information call or e-mail:

Dr. David M. Anderson, P.E.,fASME, CMC
phone: 1-805-924-0100
fax: 1-805-924-0200


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