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The Future of Manufacturing in the United States

An impressive roster of industry leaders, MIT faculty, government and labor representatives — including U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson — will gather in Wong Auditorium May 8-9 for a conference on "The Future of Manufacturing in the U.S." The event is co-sponsored by the MIT Leaders for Global Operations program, the MIT Industrial Liaison Program and the Forum for Supply Chain Innovation.

Panel topics are "Workforce of the Future," "Innovation in Manufacturing," and "Challenges and Opportunities in Manufacturing." Keynote speakers are Robert Bradway, Amgen president/COO; Professor Emeritus Rodney Brooks, Heartland Robotics chair/CTO; Professor Olivier de Weck, executive director of Production in the Innovation Economy; Joseph Jimenez, Novartis CEO; Cindy Estrada, UAW VP; Professor David Simchi-Levi, LGO faculty co-director; Diana Tremblay, GM global chief manufacturing officer; and Jeff Turner, Spirit AeroSystems president/CEO.

Pre-registration has closed, but MIT community members may register on site for the keynote and panel sessions only. See the LGO conference website for details.

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