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Online Tutorials Address Prepainted Stock
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
The National Coil Coating Association, Cleveland, OH, announces its latest addition to its array of e-learning resources for manufacturers–online tutorials. The five animated tutorials, available at www.coilcoatinginstitute.org
, educate manufacturers that paint or coat metal-alloy products after assembly about using prepainted materials as an alternative. Tutorial topics include: Benefits of Prepaint, How to Join Prepainted Metal, How to Handle Coil Coated Metals, How to Form Prepainted Metal and Prepainted Cut-Edge: Tougher Than You Think. The tutorials also put to rest several misconceptions about prepainted materials, including the ability to join it effectively, the durability of the cut-edge, and the ease of handling prepainted coils.
Business Training for High-Potential
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
This fall, the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) will launch Strategic Metals Management, a series of advanced business courses for high-potential executives from mills, service centers and other metals-related businesses. The program, in partnership with the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, provides five weeks of formal instruction at Olin facilities and related independent research, all spread out over 20 months. Program instructional modules include: Strategy, Organizations and Shareholder Value; Achieving Market Focus; Driving Operational Excellence; Creating Value and Sustaining Profitable Growth; and Managing and Leading High-Performance Organizations.
For more information, visit www.msci.org
Stamper Invests in New Online
Shop-Floor Management System
Monday, June 05, 2006
Su-Dan Corp., Rochester Hills, MI, will soon implement the Plexus Online Manufacturing System from Plexus Systems, Auburn Hills MI, to manage its entire enterprise of five manufacturing plants. Su-Dan provides precision metal stampings, plastic-insert, injection and over molding, welding, riveting, staking, spinning and assembly services to automotive-industry customers. Plexus Online will advance Su-Dan’s ability to track and manage its supply business in real time by integrating all operations—electronic data interchange, sales, purchasing, production, quality, shipping and accounting. Learn more at www.plex.com