Tour of Cedarworks: Mass Customization in Action
Friday, August 17, 2012 from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
As a follow up to last year's successful Innovation Workshops on mass customization for the wood products industry, Barrett Brown, President of Cedarworks - makers of customized indoor and outdoor playsystems - invites wood products company leaders to visit their facilities in mid-coast Maine on Friday, August 17th, 2012 for a tour and discussion of their sales, design, engineering and manufacturing processes.
Cedarworks is a shining example of how a small wood products company employs modular design, on-line configuration tools and an alignment of the company's vision and values with the customers they seek to form a profitable mass customization enterprise. Using the instruments of lean manufacturing, a strong network of regional suppliers, and a well-executed marketing strategy, Cedarworks continues to differentiate itself from the competition and develop a network of satisfied customers throughout the world.
The tour is being organized by Sustainable Forest Futures and is open to wood products manufacturers that have attended previous workshops conducted by the Regional Wood Products Consortium or are members of one of the 5 participating trade associations in the Consortium. Pre-registration is required and carpooling is encouraged. Lunch will be provided with your advance registration.
For more information, please email your questions to Collin Miller or call him at 603.229.0679 ext110.
When & Where
Northern Forest Center in partnership with the Woodwork Career Alliance
The Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA) actively promotes a skilled workforce for the advanced woodworking industry. WCA is partnering with the Regional Wood Products Consortium - a collaboration between the Northern Forest Center - a 501(c)(3) organization based in Concord, NH - and the wood products manufacturing industry in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and northern New York to facilitate innovation within the sector.