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Dr. Don Macmillan, vice president, technology, engineering and regional industrial development for the Alcan primary Metal Group (APMG), Alcan Inc. He is clearly the week's frontrunner for having the longest title on his business card, too. Dr. Macmillan spoke on Alcan's reengineering with Full Economic Cost Reduction. This program is based on the use of: Sourcing Simplification Standarization Slim fast E&C Strategy of Integration and OE. Dr. Macmillan showed how even a basic process industry like an aluminum producer (or an aluminium producer, if you aren't from North America) can re-invent itself, reduce costs, and restore operating efficiencies just like any other technology company.