Take a look at the exciting sessions coming up at Manufacturing & Technology, June 23-25, 2020 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, FL. More session and speaker announcements coming soon!
|5G: Manufacturing's New Frontier|
The ultimate goal for smart manufacturing is an autonomously controlled factory. 5G can finally deliver this by allowing tens of thousands of machines, robots and products to be connected to the same network at higher speeds than ever before.
|Ford’s Journey to Digital|
Ford Motor Company is leveraging over 115 years of continuous improvement practices, built on a foundation of standardized work, to transform into a globally scaled digital operations ecosystem. Mike Mikula, global chief engineer, will discuss how Ford is pursuing new ways to use advanced technology to maintain Ford’s position as an industry leader in lean manufacturing.
|Opening Remarks, IndustryWeek's Best Plants Awards Presentation, & Tackling Today’s Labor Shortage with the Next-Gen Workforce|
The labor shortage is one the of greatest challenges facing the industry. To solve it will require a sustained effort from leaders across all sectors of the manufacturing industry and beyond. In this session, Mark Rayfield, CEO of Saint-Gobain North America, will discuss today’s manufacturing labor shortage and how companies can address this challenge by tapping into the next-generation workforce. He will offer insight from Saint-Gobain’s own workforce development programs and discuss how manufacturers can truly propel the next generation of talent into skilled jobs in the industry.
|Panel: The Future of Manufacturing|
The COVID-19 crisis taught the manufacturing industry many lessons—it demonstrated the power and importance of communication across the business and across the supply chain, it tested the ability of automation and IoT systems to maintain output and stability in unstable times, and it revealed just how essential the industry truly is.
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