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April 12, 2021 - April 16, 2021 All day

HANNOVER MESSE Digital Edition is the leading knowledge and networking platform for the manufacturing, energy and logistics industries. From AI and robotics to automation technology, logistics IT and industrial software to batteries and fuel cells: Under the guiding theme "Industrial Transformation", industry thought leaders present their technologies and ideas for the factories, energy systems and supply chains of the future.

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  • November 3, 2021 All day

    See John Dyck on an Industry Panel to CESMII and our impact on Digital Manufacturing.

  • November 16, 2021 - November 18, 2021 All day

    See CESMII's John Dyck on a panel to discuss "Industry 4.0 Data and the Impact on Lean manufacturing"

    Lean is an established and proven methodology and philosophy for achieving efficient manufacturing success through people, processes, coaching and cultural change. Industry 4.0, dubbed approximately 10 years ago, describes the world’s “fourth industrial revolution,” also termed Smart Manufacturing, initiated and driven by new and rapidly evolving technology in manufacturing, and the changes in processes, skills, organizational constructs, and human/social dynamics that accompany industrial revolutions. These two monumental topics of Lean and Industry 4.0 can at times be in conflict, synergistic, or a combination of both. FIFO can be disrupted by real-time scheduling optimization and AI; the digitization of takt boards and factory metrics, accessible remotely, can disrupt the practice of Gemba-style engagement; Kaizen related improvement outputs can be stymied by digital infrastructure. There are many more examples. But smart digital factories and automation can also enable significant efficiencies, inform decisions and processes in a Lean framework, and if done right can relieve substantial non-value add (waste) burdens from operators up through the management chain. This panel will bring together experts in the fields of Industry 4.0 and Lean to have a rich dialogue about Industry 4.0 and Lean as they evolve – sometimes in synergy, and sometimes in conflict/disruption – in the new technology laden manufacturing landscape. We are not looking for a consensus position, nor a pre-supposed answer to the relationship between Industry 4.0 and Lean – in fact much of the most interesting discussion comes from the areas of conflict/change. We appreciate and welcome your expertise and engagement in this exciting and contemporary topic.

  • December 8, 2021 10:00 - December 8, 2021 10:55 America/Los_Angeles

    IoT technologies are driving the manufacturing industry to modernize its software infrastructure to create smart factories. A key motivation in this push to modernize is that real-time data and dynamic decision-making yield meaningful performance improvements for businesses.

    Current manufacturing infrastructure is costly to maintain, creates barriers to data distribution, integrates poorly with other systems, and blocks companies from capitalizing on the advantages that digitalization creates. Successful transition to a smart factory will require digital technologies that can integrate outdated existing systems with modern new systems.

    In this panel, our speakers will talk about the business drivers for modernization, challenges of adopting new technology and how to overcome these, architecture patterns for modernizing software infrastructure and recommendations for linking the different levels of automation in a factory with MQTT-based messaging infrastructure.

    Also, our panelists will discuss how IT/OT technology areas have been converging over the last few decades and how it has been changing the workforce skills needed to support manufacturers implementing Smart Manufacturing methodologies to remain competitive in today’s highly digitally connected manufacturing ecosystem.


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