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Wed, Apr 14


FREE Webinar on Zoom

Manufacturing is Advancing... Don't Be Left Behind!

Small to medium manufacturers who seek to be more efficient, satisfy customer needs and increase their bottom line need to be aware of new resources through Michigan’s Industry 4.0 (I4.0) initiative.

Manufacturing is Advancing... Don't Be Left Behind!
Manufacturing is Advancing... Don't Be Left Behind!

Time & Location

Apr 14, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

FREE Webinar on Zoom

About the Event

Small to medium manufacturers who seek to be more efficient, satisfy customer needs and increase their bottom line need to be aware of Michigan’s Industry 4.0 (I4.0) initiative.

To ensure your business is prepared for the next phase of manufacturing, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) launched an I4.0 statewide initiative to ensure 50% of all Michigan small to medium manufactures are ready to adapt I4.0 technologies by 2025.

The MEDC partnered with the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (The Center) and Automation Alley to generate awareness of I4.0 opportunities among manufacturers while connecting them to the services and resources they need to successfully prepare for technology implementations, enabling long-term business growth and prosperity. Through these partnerships you can expect:

  • Automation Alley's Leadership Evaluation ties together business intelligence with Industry 4.0 technologies. After filling out a quick and simple online form, leaders will receive a printable report immediately after providing their responses. At a 30,000 foot view, leaders offer their perception of what's working and not working in the company, and Automation Alley analyzes that leader's responses. The final output compares one leader's perception to similar companies' reality that Automation Alley has helped in their Industry 4.0 Assessment program. The report also includes suggestions and tools to help leaders validate their perceptions while uncovering ways to capture digital opportunities and mitigate digital threats.  The journey towards an Industry 4.0 mindset is challenging and unclear, and the Industry 4.0 Evaluation breaks through the fog for companies on where to take their next steps.
  • The Center will help manufacturers proactively prepare for a more advanced future. Using a Technology Opportunity Assessment, The Center experts work with manufacturers in a hands-on, personalized capacity to enable manufacturers to identify technologies that will provide maximum I4.0 improvements and return on investment. The Center can also project manage the implementation of the technology.

Working together, Michigan is growing awareness of the impacts of automation on future growth among small and medium-sized manufacturers.

Join us on April 14 at 11:00 a.m. for a webinar to review the I4.0 Initiative, how your manufacturing facility will benefit from the services and learn what the next steps are. 

The Manufacturing Growth Alliance (MGA) is a membership-based organization that provides services to help manufacturers build smart, lead strong, and establish a pathway for future growth. MGA’s services drive solutions that will make manufacturing in Michigan the most competitive and prosperous in the nation.


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