May 21, 2013

Enterasys Takes Home Not Three, but Four Honors at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit

Every year, manufacturers from around the world gather to honor the companies and individual manufacturing leaders that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. Earlier this week at this year’s Manufacturing Leadership Awards Gala, held during the Manufacturing Leadership Summit in Palm Beach, Enterasys was honored twice in the Innovative Enterprise category, in addition to another honor in the Information Leadership Category. What’s more, Enterasys also received the ML100 Presidential Achievement award for continued success in the manufacturing space, a true testament to our pursuit of continuous improvement, rapid product development and implementation of novel process improvements to bring high quality/high value products to our customers. Our winning developments were:

  • Robotic Optical Inspection – To prevent mechanical assembly defects, Enterasys manufactured an automated robotic optical inspection system, called NaDIA, which performs real-time analysis to identify assembly mistakes or damage of manufactured products – a system unique in the electronics assembly industry.
  • 3D Printing & Prototyping – The Mechanical Engineering and Design Services team implemented a rapid prototype system to test concept design form and fit. The 3D prototype printer sped up the turn-around time of early concept models and helped to compress overall new product introduction cycle time.
  • SmartSheet – SmartSheet is a “state of the art,” cloud-based collaboration technology adopted by Enterasys to enhance business processes (displacing existing tools MS SharePoint, MS Project, Excel, etc.).  This collaboration across world time zones has led to more timely communication with suppliers with real-time project management status enabling teams to make better decisions.

As a team, Enterasys constantly strives to excel in product manufacturing and innovation leadership and we look forward another exciting year in this space!

Brad Martin ML 100 pic

About The Contributor:
Brad MartinVP Quality and Engineering Operations

Brad W. Martin is the Vice President of Quality and Engineering Operations for Extreme Networks Networks. At Extreme Networks, Martin is responsible for global software quality assurance, global engineering services, corporate program management, manufacturing technology, corporate quality control and continuous improvement. As the business lead for product and corporate quality, Martin leads a structured continuous improvement program that reaches across the business. Martin and his teams have implemented an award winning quality information infrastructure at Extreme Networks and have been recognized by industry publications and analyst groups for these achievements. Martin has presented the Extreme Networks structured quality approach at Aberdeen’s Product Design and Delivery Summit and he and his team were 2012 recipients of the “Manufacturing Leadership 100” awards in two quality leadership categories. Martin joined Extreme Networks in 2000, has held a variety of increasingly senior-level engineering management positions. Previously, Martin was the Director of Global Engineering Services. Prior to Extreme Networks Martin was the Manager of Pre-Sale Engineering and Inside Sales at Hussey Seating Company. Martin earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maine.

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