Learn why TPM principles form the required foundation for a sustainable system and the advantages and challenges of improving your changeover performance.

Troy, MI – October 25, 2016Bill Artzberger, partner at the Lean Learning Center, with over 25 years of experience in Lean Training, Consulting in Lean Manufacturing, and Kaizen Implementations will be presenting at FABTECH 2016 in Las Vegas, NV on Thursday, November 17, 2016. Ron Holcomb, with 30 years experience has taught SPC, TQM, FPS and Lean Systems to thousands of manufacturing professionals, will join Mr. Artzberger.

“We are glad to join FABTECH 2016 as presenters of Lean Tools”, says Bill Artzberger, Managing Partner of Lean Learning Center. “TPM rests on 8 principles and this overview will help you assess and plan your journey toward a more productive outcome”.

Mr. Artzberger and Mr. Holcomb will be presenting on Thursday, November 17, 2016 between 1:30PM – 3:30PM PST. The two sessions are titled “Create a Maintenance Culture That Yields Total Productivity” and “Increase Your Production Capacity Without Additional Capital” under the category Lean Tools: Quick Changeover and TPM.

Lean Learning Center is offering a 30% discount to FABTECH using their speaker discount code SPK30. Take advantage of this discount by attending FABTECH 2016.

FABTECH is a trade show and conference for manufacturing. The conference gives attendees have the opportunity to see and learn about the latest innovations in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries. FABTECH is North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event and heads to the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV between November 16-18, 2016. The event is expected to cover more than 550,000 net square feet and anticipates over 28,000 attendees and 1,300 exhibiting companies.

Additional information about Mr. Artzberger and Mr. Holcomb’s presentation at FABTECH 2016 can be found at this FABTECH 2016 PDF on page 26.

Please call Lean Learning Center at 248-906-8605 or email [email protected] for more information or assistance to learn more about Mr. Artzberger and Mr. Holcomb’s presentation at FABTECH 2016.


The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Int’l (FMA), SME, Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), and Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) cosponsor the sessions on finishing, stamping, laser, cutting, lean, management, job shop solutions, workforce development, forming and fabricating, additive manufacturing, and automation. All sessions are two hours in length, offering practical knowledge you can use right away. Sessions with Tech Tours combine classroom instruction followed by expert-led guided tours on the show floor to see technology operating in designated booths.

The American Welding Society (AWS) presents a comprehensive lineup of welding education. Led by the industry’s top professionals, programs focus  on best practices and new commercial developments in welding and thermal spray. Events include conferences, seminars, RWMA Resistance Welding School, professional program, society events, and more.

About The Lean Learning Center

The Lean Learning Center was founded in 2001 to address the gaps and barriers that are holding back companies from successful and sustainable lean transformation. In addition to the advanced curriculum, the Center has developed a learning environment designed specifically for adult learning utilizing techniques that include discovery simulations, case studies, personal planning, and reflection – ultimately engaging people at a deep and personal level. We bring our unique lean understanding in creative ways to executives, managers, supervisors, change agents and front-line employees.

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