October 9, 2013
Mike Bosma gives a presentation during the Sierra Region Manufacturers Conference on Wednesday.
Making manufacturing lean and communities less mean were two themes sounded Wednesday at the Sierra Region Manufacturers Conference in Carson City. Ian Hill of The Changing Point and Gary Conner of Nevada Industry Excellence made points in morning presentations about growing manufacturing via change and improved systems, with Conner stressing the lean-industry concept of efficiency by cutting wasted time and efforts on shop or factory floors. It was Hill, the breakfast keynote speaker, who also talked of changing Northern Nevada communities for the better.