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Smart factories for small to medium manufacturers: How to get from here to there

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Estimated Watching Time: 62 minutes


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Smart factories for small to medium manufacturers: How to get from here to there

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The smart factory will be the only factory in the future, so getting from here to there is of paramount importance. In this panel discussion, experts from Siemens will define a “smart factory,” examine key considerations in understanding its value and explore important takeaways for how small and medium-sized businesses can take advantage of the technologies involved.

In the swarm of buzzwords surrounding today’s manufacturing sector, the “smart factory” or “factory of the future” buzz is especially prominent. Unprecedented computational capability and ubiquity are giving smaller manufacturing firms access to data that has previously been reserved for major players. If analyzed correctly, smaller firms can use this data to improve efficiency, sustainability, quality, and time-to-market.

In this discussion, we will cover:

  • What is a Smart factory?
  • Smart technologies such as cloud computing, the Internet of Things, sensors, reporting and analytics software, machine learning and AI and digital twins
  • How to mitigate risk using simulation
  • How monitoring produces actionable data

Small and medium-sized manufacturers can become the smart factories of the future. Watch to learn how quickly this can be achieved.

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Meet the speaker

Siemens Digital Industries Software

Mike Denley

Senior director portfolio management

Mike leads the development and coordination of strategic key Industrial IoT programs and initiatives to increase and improve outcomes involving product, customers and partners working with Enterprise Product Management, Research & Development and Strategic Partners. Mike has held many leadership roles with a variety of responsibilities across software-focused Product Development, Product Management, Project Management & Operations. His academic and industry experience includes graduate and post-graduate work in Total Quality Management, Software Design & Development, Organizational Change, Lean Six Sigma and Business Analytics with a focus in Sustainability. Additionally, Mike is active in the community volunteering time with non-profit organizations and local efforts.

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