F29: Smart Manufacturing Basics to Get Started in the Digital World

  • Room: S402B
Monday, November 11, 2019: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Smart Factory: 101
The Smart Factory may seem like a futuristic ideal but, they are an everyday reality. If your shop does not have robotic forklifts talking to one another just yet, don't worry. The fundamental concept of a Smart Factory is to share information where and when needed. How you obtain and share that information can improve over time. Join this session for an introduction to what makes a Smart Factory, how you can begin transforming your factory right away, and learn how to do so without feeling overwhelmed or defeated.
Adria Haines - Lantek Systems, Inc.

Smart Manufacturing: Why Should I Care? Where Do I Start?
Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0, Connected Enterprise... Why do we need this in the factory? What will investing even do for manufacturers? How can we possibly pay for plant-wide Industrial IoT (IIoT) implementations? This presentation will break down the basics of smart manufacturing, present real-world data on why manufacturers are investing and offer simple actions you can make today to start enabling your factory for flexible manufacturing & efficient production.
Will Healy, III - Balluff, Inc.

Power Your Digital Transformation with a Connected Enterprise (IoT)
A truly connected enterprise links production assets and enterprise IT to deliver contextualized information and operational intelligence that improves productivity and performance across the entire value chain, from suppliers to customers. By bringing together data, analytics and automated control across the factory and the warehouse, and intelligently converging these insights with customers’ and suppliers’ requirements, companies can respond to changes and challenges faster. This, allows companies to reduce costs, improve customer satisfaction, increase revenue, and gain market share.
Christine Hansen - Epicor Software Corporation

Smart Manufacturing Track Sponsored By: 


Adria Haines
Christine Hansen
Epicor Software Corporation
Will Healy III
Balluff Worldwide

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