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Smart Manufacturing – What it is, Why it Matters, and How to Get Started

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 (7:30 AM - 12:30 PM) (EDT)


Tuesday, March 28, 2023, | 7:30am-12:30pm (Tour will conclude at 1:00pm)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Howard P. Isermann Auditorium,

Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies

1623 15th St, Troy, NY 12180 (parking instructions to follow)

Manufacturing Innovation Network, powered by the Center for Economic Growth, is proud to present the RPI Smart Manufacturing Innovation Center and CESMII – “The Smart Manufacturing Institute”, as their industry experts provide an introductory workshop on Smart Manufacturing and why it is critically important to implement now to secure the future success of your manufacturing operations.

Smart Manufacturing – What it is, Why it Matters, and How to Get Started

Strategies for leveraging real-time [manufacturing process] data to improve decision making and optimize performance.

In this workshop, you will learn about:

The Business Case for Smart Manufacturing

• What is Smart Manufacturing and why it matters to manufacturers

• Closing the gap between business strategy and technology enablement

• How new capabilities bring together people, process, and technology

• Tactics for upskilling the workforce

Smart Manufacturing Building Blocks

• Smart Manufacturing Principles

• Going beyond process control and dashboards (Industry 3.0 vs. Industry 4.0)

• Digital Lean and Smart Manufacturing synergies

• Leveraging Cyber-Physical systems, OT-IT partnerships, the SM Innovation Platform, and SM applications

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

• Techniques for digitally connecting manufacturing systems to collect actionable data for better decision making

And tour the RPI Smart Manufacturing Innovation Center in the Manufacturing Innovation Learning Lab (MILL).

• See Smart Manufacturing systems in action, in an agile manufacturing facility that looks like yours

• Understand from industry experts how to digitally connect modern and legacy manufacturing equipment to collect contextualized data and implement powerful analytics

• How to protect data security including trade secrets, intellectual property and company privacy

Plus, connect with the regional Smart Manufacturing ecosystem, including SM experts and suppliers, and view Smart Manufacturing Project Success Stories


Tuesday, March 28, 2023 (7:30 AM - 12:30 PM) (EDT)
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