Smart Factories: Operational Excellence
Sponsored by: SoftSolutions, Inc.
Speakers: Donal Robb, General Manager, Spectrum Brands; Augusto Guerra, Prepress Manager, Polímeros y Tecnología S.A.; Jerry Rucker, General Manager, ACCO Brands; and Jay Foster, President, SoftSolutions
Workflow automation delivered stunning results for the prepress department in the 1990s, yet manufacturing workflow automation has not fully delivered the way its CTP brethren did, offering hit-and-miss “islands of automation” solutions (ink key settings, count control systems). Thus, the shop floor remains a safe haven for error-prone, manual workflows, without integration across the overall manufacturing value chain.
But as the Industrial Internet of Things continues to grow, opportunities abound. In “Smart Factories: Workflow Automation 2.0” we will examine how three operations leaders are combining cost-effective web-browser technologies, along with simple Direct-Machine-Interface (DMI) devices to increase visibility and automate common manufacturing workflows.
You will discover how these industry leaders are utilizing real-time, automated workflows for needs such as:
• Schedule attainment – using tools like real-time dashboards and alerts to become more proactive
• Sales & Operations Planning – balancing changes in demand and work-mix with capacity and resources
• Shop-floor talent development – using scorecards and automated metrics to reward and motivate operators
Find out how you can escape your ‘islands of automation’ by signing up for this in-depth learning experience.
Sponsored by Soft Solutions, Inc.
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