BIG R Show Features Workshops from RIT’s Reman Center
The Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Center for Remanufacturing, Resource Recovery will be presenting four training workshops during the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association’s (APRA) International BIG R Show in Las Vegas on October 30 – November 1, 2010.
Diesel and gas engine and small parts remanufacturing is becoming more competitive every year. Progressive remanufacturers are always looking for new ways to save money through process improvements. Surface cleaning is a remanufacturing process where companies can typically find improvement opportunities due to the ever increasing number of new chemistries and technologies available. Once indentified, how does a company determine which options are most cost effective for their operation? On Saturday, October 30th from 1:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. RIT will present “Calculating the True Cost of Cleaning.” This presentation will discuss the costs associated with cleaning and the methods used to calculate the true benefits to the organization.
Remanufacturers often focus on their existing capabilities and customers when looking for new opportunities to advance their organization. This focus can yield excellent results, but all too often opportunities can slip by unnoticed. This presentation will cover a variety of topics, related to the automotive/truck parts remanufacturing industry, which will challenge the attendees to refocus on emerging opportunities. Topics such as the momentum building around environmental sustainability will be discussed as it relates to material reuse, increased governmental awareness of remanufacturing, the turmoil in the automotive industry, and current emphasis on “green economy” jobs. On Sunday, October 31st from 2:00 p.m. 3:15 p.m. RIT will discuss these unnoticed “Opportunities for Remanufacturers.”
Remanufacturing operations typically consume a significant amount of energy to drive various process steps. The cost associated with energy usage can also negatively impact the bottom line and decrease competitiveness. As companies look for cost cutting opportunities they should adopt a structured approach to evaluating energy related improvements and understand the full possibilities that exist.
“Reducing Energy Consumption,” on Sunday, October 31st from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. will be an overview of the various tactics and strategies that companies have used to reduce energy related costs. This session is also suitable for ALL people in manufacturing operations to attend.
The most recent recession has impacted the automotive and truck aftermarket in a variety of ways, including revenue generation opportunities. Remanufacturers are not immune to the influence of hard economic times and must choose how best to respond to these competitive pressures. “Economic Downturn Improvement,” will be offered on Monday, November 1st from 9:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
This seminar will present an overview of several priority initiatives that companies should consider to ensure their organizations remain healthy and stable. Some topics that will be touched on are strategic planning, competitive benchmarking, lean remanufacturing, and performance measures.
For more details and updates on the 2010 International BIG R Show visit www.BIGRShow.com or call APRA Headquarters at 703-968-2772.