Ray Muscat Presenting at the Assembly Show

June 20, 2016

ANN ARBOR, MI, June 20, 2016 - Raymond Muscat, Industry Director of the Tauber Instiute for Global Operations will be the keynote speaker at the 4th annual ASSEMBLY Show. Muscat will speak on the opening day of the show, Wednesday, October 26, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Mr. Muscat is the former Senior Vice President of Manufacturing Research and New Product Operations at furniture manufacturer Herman Miller.

“We are looking forward to hearing from Ray Muscat, whose career has been a tour of some of manufacturing's biggest sectors. He's worked for GM, Ford, Raytheon and Ball Aerospace, and he spent more than 20 years at furniture maker Herman Miller sustaining a lean manufacturing system. No matter what sort of product our attendees make, they’ll benefit from Muscat’s 40 years of manufacturing wisdom,” said Tom Esposito, publisher, ASSEMBLY Magazine, sponsor of the event. “To sustain a lean manufacturing system requires significant employee engagement. Ray will tell the story of the Herman Miller production system, the lessons learned and changes made along the way.”

Mr. Muscat started his career on a Ford assembly line to pay his way through college. He then worked his way up the engineering and leadership ranks, to head of engineering and operations at award-winning furniture manufacturer, Herman Miller. There, he led a team that developed and implemented the company’s lean manufacturing program. Through Muscat’s leadership, Herman Miller cut average product lead times in half.

About Tauber Institute for Global Operations

The Tauber Institute for Global Operations is a joint venture between the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the College of Engineering, and 30 industry partners to facilitate cross-disciplinary education in global operations management. In addition to broad array of core and elective courses, the innovative LeadershipAdvantageSM Program provides students with the tools to ascend to major operations leadership roles. Well-designed and managed team projects form the cornerstone of the Tauber Institute experience and allow students to apply their knowledge to real world settings. http://www.tauber.umich.edu

Theresa Ceccarelli, 734-647-0308, tceccare@umich.edu