Houstex: A Manufacturing Technology Series Event

Houstex: A Manufacturing Technology Series Event

Each Manufacturing Technology Series event draws together key decision makers, major tool and technology suppliers and thought leaders from across a broad spectrum of manufacturing disciplines for an unparalleled three-day experience. Hands-on equipment demonstrations, world-class keynotes and panel discussions, emerging manufacturing technology showcases and unmatched networking activities offer the education, connection and collaboration opportunities that only face-to-face, in-person interaction can provide. Industry leaders know that the MT Series is where knowledge is shared, technologies are introduced, deals are made and the industry’s future is shaped. That’s why more than 1,500 exhibitors and 35,000 attendees make the MT Series must-attend events. No matter the region, your exhibiting experience remains unrivaled. You’ll have a streamlined account management team, simplified exhibit space costs and built-in brand exposure opportunities that ensure value for each event you participate in.


Join Conrad Leiva, VP Ecosystem and Workforce Education, CESMII and Jim Wetzel, Co-founder, NxGen Group as they provide an educational workshop on Smart Manufacturing and why it is critically important to implement now to secure the future success of your manufacturing operations.  In this workshop, you will learn:

The Competitive Need for Smart Manufacturing

    • What is Smart Manufacturing and why it matters to manufacturers
    • Closing the gap between technology enablement and business strategy
    • New capabilities bring together people, process, and technology
    • Tactics for workforce concerns

Lean principles and Smart Manufacturing synergy

    • Digital Lean

The Smart Manufacturing building blocks

    • SM Principles
    • Going beyond process control and dashboards ( I3.o vs I4.0)
    • The OT-IT partnership, SM Platform, 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


Smart Manufacturing – Why It Matters and How to Achieve It

Conrad Leiva, VP Ecosystem and Workforce Education, CESMII
Jim Wetzel, Co-founder, NxGen Group

February 21, 2023 | 12:00 – 4:00 PM CT
Workshop  – Paid Upgrade (Lunch Provided)

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