Webcast to discuss launch of the latest fleet golf car and the role of MES
ATLANTA, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Visiprise, Inc., a leader in manufacturing execution systems (MES) for the integrated enterprise, announced today that it will sponsor an IndustryWeek-hosted online event titled "Launching the E-Z-GO Fleet Golf Car: Integrating Manufacturing Execution with New Product Introduction." The free, online broadcast will take place on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. EST.
During this event E-Z-GO, a Textron Inc. company and the world's
leading manufacturer of golf cars and utility vehicles, will discuss the
launch of the E-Z-GO RXV, representing a major step forward in golf car
technology and the result of several years' design, mechanical,
performance, ergonomic and safety innovation. The event will further
discuss how manufacturing execution systems (MES) and other technologies
supported E-Z-GO's new product introduction (NPI) objectives, including:
-- Analysis of real time manufacturing data to highlight areas in need of
-- Feeding Design For Manufacturing (DFM) programs with manufacturing
fact-based data analysis for real-time and continuous launch
-- Enabling a paperless environment to drive additional efficiencies
throughout their new product engineering and manufacturing ramp-to-
The panel for this event will include Julie Kentner, E-Z-GO's MES project manager, who will share how E-Z-GO approached the launch of its innovative fleet golf car, integrating MES and other technologies with tested manufacturing processes to deliver an efficient and innovative product to the market. Rick Nordin, director of high tech industry business unit at Visiprise, will then discuss how E-Z-GO and other manufacturers can optimize their manufacturing processes through MES capabilities to increase new product launch frequency while reducing time-to-market.
For more information and to register for the free webinar, please visit http://www.industryweek.com/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=490
E-Z-GO, a Textron Inc. company, is a leading manufacturer of golf cars and utility vehicles. E-Z-GO is the preferred golf car fleet provider for seven of the top 10 of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses as ranked by Golf Digest. E- Z-GO is also the golf car of choice of nine of the nation's 10 largest course- management companies. E-Z-GO boasts the largest sales and service network in the industry, with more factory branch locations and independent distributors than any other manufacturer.
More than a maker of golf cars, E-Z-GO is also a leading provider of industrial, turf and utility vehicles for a variety of applications and industries. Products under the E-Z-GO flagship include the Shuttle Personnel Carrier, ST Trail Utility vehicles, and the Clays Car, the world's first vehicle designed specifically for the sporting clays shooter. E-Z-GO also produces the Cushman line of heavy duty burden carriers.
Founded in 1954 in Augusta Ga., E-Z-GO became part of Textron Inc. in 1960.
ABOUT TEXTRON INC.
Textron Inc. is a $13.2 billion multi-industry company operating in 34 countries with approximately 44,000 employees. The company leverages its global network of aircraft, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Fluid & Power, Textron Systems and Textron Financial Corporation. More information is available at http://www.textron.com.
Visiprise is a leading provider of manufacturing execution for integrated manufacturing operations. Visiprise helps manufacturers gain visibility into manufacturing operations, achieve shop floor control and manage product and process traceability. Focused on aerospace and defense, high tech, automotive, and medical device industries, more than 200 customers around the globe turn to Visiprise. Customers include Actia, BAE Systems, Celestica, ConMed, E-Z-GO Textron, Harman/Becker Automotive Systems, Lockheed Martin, Philips Lighting, Solectron and Thales Avionics. For more information, visit http://www.visiprise.com.
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