Munro & Associates CEO to Discuss Future DFM Trends at Design for Manufacturing Summit

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 25, 2016 /CNW/ -- For more than 25 years, Munro & Associates, Inc. has helped companies spanning the gamut of manufacturing industries save and make billions of dollars by incorporating innovative methodologies and concepts, including Design for Manufacturing (DFM), into their manufacturing mindset. At the DFM Summit #15 in Leslieville, Toronto on Thursday, May 5, CEO Sandy Munro will share key insights on DFM trends of the future based on his nearly 40 years of DFM and lean design experience.

During his presentation that begins at 6 p.m., Munro will discuss where DFM started and how the methodology will drive future manufacturing trends, especially in the aerospace industry. Munro will also address the modern relevance of DFM as an ongoing cost-savings and productivity tool, as well as what product manufacturers can achieve by using DFM and other lean design tools to create cost and time savings, while avoiding quality pitfalls.

"Munro has worked with manufacturers from every industry and on products ranging from golf carts to heart stents and from airplanes to sewing machines," said Munro. "And while on the surface these companies seem to have nothing in common, they're all essentially the same due to one important factor: 70 percent of all of these companies' ability to make money hinges on their given product's design. That's where DFM comes in. And that's where companies looking to make their mark will employ DFM methodologies to produce innovative designs that reduce cost and drive profitability."

The DFM Summits are global meetings that work to connect industrial designers, product developers, engineers and manufacturers for a decentralized, leaner manufacturing ecosystem. This is the first time a Summit has been held in Toronto. For more information, including details on the upcoming New York and London events, please visit the conference website at:

About Munro & Associates

Founded in 1988, Munro & Associates Inc. is a world class consulting engineering firm based in Troy, Mich. with offices in Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia. The firm specializes in upfront, predictive methods to increase profitability by improving quality, reliability and value, while reducing total lifecycle costs. The Munro team delivers in-depth knowledge in product design, manufacturing, quality and technologies from a broad selection of industries and employs innovative tools and methodologies, including: Lean Design®, Design Profit™, the Quality Report Card and others. For more information, visit



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