Re: Mass customization

From: Marshall Burns (
Date: Wed Mar 08 2000 - 22:23:57 EET


    We are indeed on the same page! Thank you for pointing out that great
article by Ping.

    One item she might want to add to her list of custom products is Levi's
Personal Pair jeans. Also, on the subject of the changes to the value chain,
check out the five slides I have on that subject in one of my presentations.
Go to and search for the words
"value chain."

    Perhaps I'll have a chance to meet you and Ping at the RP&M show next

Best regards,
Marshall Burns
President, Ennex Corporation
Los Angeles, USA, (310) 397-1314

-----Original Message-----
From: Diana Borja <>
To: Marshall Burns <>;
Cc: <>; <>; <>
Date: Wednesday, March 08, 2000 12:16 PM
Subject: RE: Mass customization

>Mr. Burns: What a refreshing conversation to hear on this site! We are
>both on the same page.
>It's not that weird to imagine if every little girl had a doll with her
>own face on it... Or we all had bicycle helmets that actually fit our
>strangely shaped heads?
>Since you asked for some feedback, you may also want to read our company
>founder's recent thoughts on this industry trend. Here is what Ping Fu had
>to say:
>Diana Borja
>Raindrop Geomagic for Simplicity. Throughput. Manufacturability.
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>March 13-16th at the McCormick Center-Chicago, USA
>-----Original Message-----
>From: []On Behalf
>Of Marshall Burns
>Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2000 1:47 PM
>Subject: Mass customization
>Dear RP friends,
> Last month, NEPCON hosted a senior executive forum on The Future
>produced by Pamela Gordon of Technology Forecasters. The afternoon session
>on the subject of Responding to the Need for Mass Customization featured a
>panel of Rodolfo Archbold, chief technology officer of Manufacturers’
>Services Ltd., Lisa Colnett, senior vice president of Celestica, John R.
>Thome, corporate director for manufacturing systems of Motorola, and
>The discussion started out with each panel member offering brief
>introductory comments. I've posted my prepared remarks at
>, where I discuss the
>relationship between digital manufacturing and mass customization.
> I'd be very interested in your feedback on those remarks.
>Best regards,
>Marshall Burns

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