The National Shipbuilding Research Program, in conjunction with NAVSEA Lean, is sponsoring its fourth Lean Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Forum September 12-14, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency in Jacksonville, Fla. Keynote speakers will include senior shipbuilding industry executives and government officials, including RADM Mark Hugel
, NAVSEA's Deputy Commander for Logistics, Maintenance and Industrial Operations and Dennis Fanguy
, Vice President of Quality Management System at Bollinger Shipyards. In response to industry's request for more best-practice sharing, Lean Forum 2006 will offer attendees the opportunity to participate in four facilitated, small-group discussions. Every attendee will also have the opportunity to tour two local facilities that showcase Lean implementation. Visit http://www.nsrp.org/lean/lean_forum06/lf_index.htm to register. Registration closes Aug 11.