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Manufacturers share the secrets of their success Nov. 18
UTSA College of Engineering

November, 2011

Local manufacturers are about to share the secrets of their success.

On Friday, Nov. 18, manufacturing executives will gather at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) to share testimonials about how the engineers at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Lean Systems have helped them address a variety of business challenges, from incorporating new technology into their production lines to become more efficient to the adoption of company-wide sustainability practices.

CAMLS’ fourth Annual Meeting is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18, in the University Center Denman Room (UC 2.01.28) on the UTSA Main Campus.

CAMLS was founded at UTSA in 2007 to address growing needs of industries in San Antonio and South Texas as an interdisciplinary organization to conduct research and development, education and training in lean manufacturing and six-sigma, supply chain and logistics engineering, warehouse systems, automation technologies, and advanced sensors and robotics.

“San Antonio is a thriving center for manufacturing,” said Frank Chen, UTSA Luther Brown Distinguished Chair of Manufacturing and CAMLS director. “By

incorporating advanced manufacturing technologies and lean principles/tools into a manufacturer’s existing operations, our Center for has helped several manufacturers grow their bottom line despite the challenging economic climate they continue to endure.”

CAMLS’ Nov. 18 event includes lunch and is free and open to the public. Learn more at


Full Agenda:

7:30 a.m.:       Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m.:       Welcome/Introduction

8:30 a.m.:       CAMLS Overview

Frank Chen, CAMLS director


9:00 a.m.:       Keynote Addresses

                        Eric Barnett, Manager of Plastics, Kaizen and TPS, Toyota

                        Travis McBurnett, Senior Manager of Industrial Engineering, Boeing

                        Raj Saksena, President/CEO, Omnitrol


11:00 a.m.:     Panel Discussion/Q&A

                        Eric Barnett, Manager of Plastics, Kaizen and TPS, Toyota

                        Travis McBurnett, Senior Manager of Industrial Engineering, Boeing

                        Raj Saksena, President/CEO, Omnitrol

                        Frank Chen, CAMLS director


Noon:             Lunch


            12:30 p.m.:     CAMLS in Action: A Harland Clarke Success Story

                                    Luis Sanchez, VP of Engineering, Harland Clarke

                                    CAMLS Team


            1:30 p.m.:       Concluding Remarks



The University of Texas at San Antonio is one of the fastest growing higher education institutions in Texas and one of nine academic universities and six health institutions in the UT System. As a multicultural institution, UTSA aims to be a national research university providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.


UTSA serves more than 30,000 students in 135 degree programs in the colleges of Architecture, Business, Education and Human Development, Engineering, Honors, Liberal and Fine Arts, Public Policy, Sciences and Graduate School. Founded in 1969, UTSA is an intellectual and creative resource center and a socioeconomic development catalyst for Texas and beyond. More information online at


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