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.