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2012/05/03 - Take Back Manufacturing Talk - May 3rd, 2012

posted Apr 24, 2012, 8:41 AM by Anton Dubov   [ updated May 9, 2012, 6:37 PM ]
The Issue...
It’s now clear to many Canadians that it’s time to rescue our declining manufacturing industries and get everyone to work closer together to plan the recovery of our declining manufacturing sectors.


The Solution...

It’s time to Take Back Manufacturing (TBM)!

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is spearheading this TBM initiative and has formed a forum of broad representation of like minded Canadian technical societies, management associations, trade organizations and educational stakeholders and other interested organizations. The ultimate goal is to start working closer together to plan the recovery of the declining manufacturing sectors in Ontario. TBM is a Roadmap to recovery and defines what must be done, and what each of us can do to assist in its recovery. All engineers need to understand and support the recovery of a broad manufacturing industry base to provide a platform for sustained innovation and best in class practices, and that without such a base we will not be able to practice engineering in a competitive manner into the future. 

Take Back Manufacturing is about having ONE voice and ONE agenda. More on TBM at

The Speaker...

Mr. Nigel Southway, C.Eng., M.Sc., BIM, Author. Mr. Southway is the author of “CYCLE TIME management”, “Fast Track To Time Based Productivity Improvement”, and “A ground breaking LEAN Thinking text book”. Nigel has more than 35 years’ broad engineering and business experience. He provides coaching and education on Business Productivity Improvement and Advanced Manufacturing Engineering to all types of business sectors and industries and helps clients develop a strategy and a vision to attack waste, capture productivity improvements, increase profits, and become more competitive in the global market. Nigel is also a senior committee member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He is currently consulting and educating worldwide on Business Improvement Initiatives, Joint Ventures, New Product Introduction Systems and Global Technology Transfer projects.

Date:Thursday, May 3rd, 2012   
Time:7:00 pm 
Location:George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre 245 Church Street Toronto, ON First Floor, Room: ENG102 
Registration fee:Free
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Refreshments will be served

For any questions or concerns regarding the tour please contact Matthew Sidon at