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Mfg.InfoWeb -- Information Web Service for Global Manufacturing --
Dr. Ken Ouchi, President/CEO, Avidtecs

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April 9, 2003
  • Seated dinner served at 6:30 ($25 if reserved before Feb. 8); $30 after & at door; vegetarian available)
  • Presentation (no cost) at 7:30.

    Ramada Inn

  • 1217 Wildwood Ave (Fwy 101 frontage road, between Lawrence Expressway and Great America Parkway), Sunnyvale, (800) 888-3899 -- see map.


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    Electronic products cost less and are produced in wider varieties than ever before. New products are introduced in ever-faster cycles and are available around the world. There has been a dramatic transformation in how products are manufactured: every key electronic product company no longer has its own manufacturing facility. Manufacturing has been outsourced to providers of Electronic Manufacturing Services -- the EMS. But traditional outsourcing is reaching limits. Product companies and even the EMS find that they cannot track and control the manufacture of products to ever-increasing demands for cost reduction and cycle time. They don't have the visibility and control. The systems that were implemented in the 1990's and early 2000's cannot provide the information for global, real-time tracking and control.

    Avidtecs developed Mfg.InfoWeb to take advantage of the capabilities of the World Wide Web to support true global manufacturing -- Anywhere - Any time.

    Speaker Biography
    Ken Ouchi, Ph D is President and CEO of Avidtecs. Ouchi held executive and engineering positions in IBM. While at IBM, Ouchi made key contributions to IBM storage products including the original patent on RAID DASD. From 1992 to 1999, Ouchi was the CIO for Solectron Corp, a leading EMS, and created the systems and services that were the platform for the dramatic growth of Solectron. Ouchi earned his BS from the University of California at Berkeley, MSEE from Santa Clara University, and Ph D from Stanford University. Ouchi has been granted over 15 patents and has a number of technical publications.

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