Manufacturing summit to look at New England's advantages, supply change

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MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — The author of a manufacturing study in New England and the director of supply chain operations for Raytheon will headline the 13th annual Governor's Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit next month.

The Center of New Hampshire in Manchester event brings together over 200 manufacturing plant and high-tech company representatives on Oct. 9.

Alison Land is co-author of the New England Council Advanced to Advantageous report, which said the region enjoys a competitive position stemming from an intricate network of relationships in industry, government and education.

Neil Perry of Raytheon will speak about supply chain transformation. Raytheon, he says, uses "data analytics, collaborative technology and partnership on initiatives with our suppliers" to reduce costs.

Workshops will take a look at the challenges in manufacturing — workforce development, implementing and using lean principles and embracing change.

"Manufacturing is alive and well in New Hampshire," said Commissioner Jeffrey Rose of the Department of Resources and Economic Development, who noted the industry employs some 68,000 people. "This annual conference brings together hundreds of people who work hard to ensure manufacturing remains healthy and robust."


This story has been corrected to show the last name of the report's author is Lands, not Land.

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