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Smart Manufacturing – Why It Matters and How to Achieve It

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Join Conrad Leiva, VP Ecosystem and Workforce Education, CESMII and Jim Wetzel, Co-founder, NxGen Group as they provide an educational workshop on Smart Manufacturing and why it is critically important to implement now to secure the future success of your manufacturing operations.  In this workshop, you will learn:

  1. The Competitive Need for Smart Manufacturing
    • What is Smart Manufacturing and why it matters to manufacturers
    • Closing the gap between technology enablement and business strategy
    • New capabilities bring together people, process, and technology
    • Tactics for workforce concerns
  2. Lean principles and Smart Manufacturing synergy
    • Digital Lean
  3. The Smart Manufacturing building blocks
    • SM Principles
    • Going beyond process control and dashboards ( I3.o vs I4.0)
    • The OT-IT partnership, SM Platform, SM applications
  4. Taking the First Step
    • Smart Manufacturing critical success areas
    • Understanding your current state
    • Establishing a strategic vision and roadmap
    • Prioritizing quick wins and longer-term plans