Convening in Detroit on March 23rd and 24th, Manufacturing in America brings together the world’s leading experts on the digitization in manufacturing—engineers, business leaders, educators, and policymakers—to discuss the latest in technology and automation expertise and how it is driving the American and global sectors forward.
While digitalization continues to disrupt industries such as media, finance, healthcare, and many others around the world, it’s the manufacturing landscape that is about to be changed forever. Hyper connectivity, robotics, and integrated software solutions are set to unlock new opportunities for companies. Yet, only those manufacturers who embrace digitalization would have a competitive advantage in the world of tomorrow.
According to McKinsey, the digital revolution is now at the point of “breaching the walls of manufacturing.” In a recent article, the global consultant explains:
Indeed, the explosion in data and new computing capabilities—along with advances in other areas, such as artificial intelligence, automation and robotics, additive technology, and human-machine interaction—are unleashing innovations that will change the nature of manufacturing itself. Industry and academic leaders agree that digital-manufacturing technologies will transform every link in the manufacturing value chain, from research and development, supply chain, and factory operations to marketing, sales, and service. Digital connectivity among designers, managers, workers, consumers, and physical industrial assets will unlock enormous value and change the manufacturing landscape forever.
They are not alone in heralding this sea-change in manufacturing. Industry analyst Gartner cites recent developments such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and 3-D printing as drivers in the redefinition of manufacturing, noting that “new emphasis on speed, productivity, and sustainability provides strategists with opportunities to innovate the role of production in the value chain. This creates new revenue opportunities and changes the competitive landscape.”
Both consultants cite the need for manufacturers to respond to the opportunities of digitalization in a coordinated, comprehensive way in order to take advantage of and participate in this technological shift, not merely acknowledge or observe it. Manufacturing in America provides an opportunity for manufacturers to do just that.
Now in its fourth year, Manufacturing in America focuses on community, collaboration, and innovation as it explores the exciting possibilities that new technologies present to manufacturing as a whole and the automotive sector in particular. The event again provides those in industry, education, and beyond with an exceptional opportunity to observe firsthand how technology is driving America’s new manufacturing, and to share experiences and best practices with other executives, technology leaders, and innovators in the manufacturing industry.
Who, What, When, Where
Sponsored by Siemens and Electro-Matic, Manufacturing in America will be held on March 23rd and 24th in Detroit’s Ford Field. There is no charge for the event that also hosts the Automotive Manufacturing Summit. Registration is free and accessible online at AttendMiA.com.attendmia.com
The two days of Manufacturing in America feature nearly 100 technical seminars, more than 40 different vendors on two exhibition floors, and one-on-one discussions and networking opportunities with top industry experts. The focus is on four industry segments: automation and controls engineering, drives and motion, energy and facilities management, and plant engineering and maintenance.
Technical and practical seminar topics include PLCs, Servo Systems, Security, Sustainability, Industrial Networks, LED technology, IT, RFID, Safety, Design Soﬅware, Machine Vision, VFD Drives, Hybrid Cable, Energy Management, UL/IEC, Traceability, Operator Interfaces, Troubleshooting, and Start-Up Techniques.
The Automotive Manufacturing Summit will bring the manufacturing community together to facilitate collaboration and spur innovation as it kicks-off MiA the morning of March 23rd. Thanks to advanced software and new digital technologies, automotive manufacturing has become one of the most innovative industrial sectors in America. Leaders in the industry will share their knowledge of technology and its application in American automotive manufacturing today, providing the most current snapshot of this rapidly evolving and critically important component of American manufacturing.
Those who should attend Manufacturing in America and the Automotive Manufacturing Summit include:
- Executive and mid-level managers
- Control and design engineers
- Safety and maintenance engineers
- Machine builders/OEMs
- Solution providers
- Press and industry analysts
- Government officials
The keynote speaker for this year’s Manufacturing in America is Jim Carroll, recognized worldwide as a thought leader and authority on global trends, rapid business model change, business transformation in a period of economic uncertainty, and fast-paced innovation. He is an author, columnist, media commentator, and consultant with a focus on linking future trends to innovation and creativity. Carroll has a 20-year track record in providing direct, independent guidance to a huge, diverse global client base, combined with a previous professional financial background, including 12 years with the world’s largest professional services firm.
Jamie Fryer, sales manager at Windsor, Ontario-based Brave Control Solutions, says that his company sees Manufacturing in America as a “must-attend” event for a number of reasons. “It’s a great opportunity for our engineers to attend seminars from the leading companies in the manufacturing industry to get a great deal of useful information in a very condensed window. It’s the best way to stay on top of things.”
Fryer also sees it as a way for Brave Control to contribute to the industry through its participation. “This is an event that is helping to shape manufacturing in America and across the globe,” he says. “You have all the key players in one place, and the discussions are focused on the issues that are driving the industry. If you want to be on the leading edge of manufacturing development, why wouldn’t you be there?”
The active participation of communities, educators, workers, businesses, and government is helping to ensure that Manufacturing in America is an ongoing story where the theme of “Community, Collaboration and Innovation” is growing strong. To register, visit AttendMiA.com.Have an Inquiry for Siemens about this article? Click Here >>