Monday, September 22, 2008

Opening address - scare us into action!

Globality is the topic - I didn't think it was a real word, but apparently it is. And it's causing change. MESA Chairman Matt Bauer points out the shortages in personnel for US and China - IT and production - with commodity price surge. Financial crisis hurting capital availability Gotta do something different! All of the inputs are challenged.

Coordinating resources in real-time - with new employee generation who expects something different. Information as the fuel for manufacturing innovation is the story of MESA.

Linking plant operations to strategic initiatives has been a cornerstone for this - the MESA Strategic Initiatives or MSIs we heard about yesterday. Plenty more to do! The Wiki format will allow easy contribution and refinement... Moving MESA into Web 2.0 in new ways.

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