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UK Experts Take Lean Manufacturing Simulation to Russia

Contact: Dan Adkins




August 1 , 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Four University of Kentucky experts on the lean manufacturing production philosophy will travel to Moscow, Russia, next week as part of a team conducting simulations designed to help industrialists become more efficient and productive.

The UK Center for Manufacturing in the College of Engineering is sending industrial extension specialists Dave MacDuffee and David Veech, lecturer Jim Price, and facilitator Bill Cooper to the Center for Business Skills Development in Moscow. Mike Davenport, liaison for community education and workforce development at Madisonville Community College, will also travel with the group.

During early August, the five specialists will conduct lean manufacturing simulations – designed to show how to eliminate wasteful production procedures – for employees of York International Corp., a supplier of air handling systems with facilities in Russia, and other industries in Moscow.

Translators and materials prepared in English and Russian will be used to overcome the language barrier.

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