Industry 4.0 is a journey of continuous improvement & innovation through advanced technologies, process enhancements, and integrated information that provides manufacturing companies a competitive advantage. The digital transformation of manufacturing and production focuses heavily on machine learning, automation, interconnectivity, and access to real-time data.
Developing an Industry 4.0 Business Growth Plan – Spinnaker Venture Partners
Onsite – 5 Days, 8 Hours/day – Optimum class size 5 – 8 students
This training provides a comprehensive understanding of how to develop a business growth plan by leveraging the new opportunities afforded by Industry 4.0 as part of the 4 th Industrial Revolution. Participants will learn that Industry 4.0 isn’t just about investing in new technology and tools to improve manufacturing efficiency but that it’s about revolutionizing the way that their entire businesses operate and grow. Participants will explore what Industry 4.0 means, including IIoT, AI and Analytics, and how it can be incorporated to their businesses leading to valuable new insights and actionable strategies to develop entirely new sources of revenue. They will learn this in the context of the Spinnaker Integrated Growth Framework which will be used to explore their current business and then to identify and evaluate a series of Industry 4.0 growth concepts leveraging manufacturing in the connected economy. At the conclusion of this training, participants will have developed a portfolio of Industry 4.0 Growth Initiatives for their company.
Developing an Additive Manufacturing Strategy
3 Day Course (24 hours)
The global additive manufacturing market is currently valued around $12 billion and is expected to grow to $50 billion by 2025. Is your company poised to take advantage of new Industry 4.0 capabilities and the explosive growth of this disruptive technology? This course will arm participants with cardinal knowledge of the additive manufacturing landscape, allowing them to form strategies around the technology and identify current opportunities within their own organizations.
This training will provide an understanding of the history, current landscape, and future of additive manufacturing. Participants will learn about the most common types of technologies and how they are being used with real life use cases. They will also gain exposure to two types of software being used today and understand the strategies and value around designing for additive. This course also includes an onsite visit to help identify possible applications within their facility.
Machine Metrics - Driving Rapid and Continuous Value with Industrial IoT Technology
Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives drive significant manufacturing improvement by providing real time and historical insight into what’s actually happening on the shop floor. Training will be provided to participants in a software system that helps companies improve equipment efficiencies and also provides real time operational data. The MachineMetrics industrial IoT Platform provides an easy to implement solution for connecting to and capturing data from any piece of discrete manufacturing equipment regardless of brand or age. The platform then feeds this data back to the plant and other consumers within the manufacturing lifecycle in ways that drive value and continuous improvement.
Training will focus on:
- How to use the platform,
- Understanding your machine utilization, and capacity
- Downtime analysis
- Validating job standards, and escalating data to appropriate persons via automation
Training will include:
- How to get your shop machines reporting data – The MachineMetrics Industrial IoT platform will be self-integrated on 5-20 pieces of discrete manufacturing equipment on your shop floor.
- Training will be provided on your networked equipment that supports MTConnect or Fanuc FOCAS.
- Baseline machine utilization, and data collection from your machines in real-time until the training is completed
- Data Analyzation, via dashboards, reports and real-time notifications.
- Applying the data to inform decision making and actions around continuous improvement initiatives, planning & scheduling, machine maintenance, and staffing.
Axis New England - Factory optimization with Flexible Robotics
Participants will be introduced to the process of deploying a collaborative robot in a hands-on environment with real tools that are used in factories across the country. Collaborative robots are a technology that combines the power of traditional automation with revolutionary safety algorithms that allow them to work alongside people on the plant floor. New-age ease of programming alongside safety allows for high flexibility in deployment, meaning your robot doesn’t need to stay bolted to the floor.
What Our Clients Say
"The work we did with Rick and MassMEP was the catalyst for a long list of continuous improvement projects we've done. We have genuinely created a culture of innovation at Flexo Concepts and the work we did in manufacturing with Mass MEP was the foundation for much of the thinking and practices we use throughout the business to innovate and improve."
Greg Howell,Flexo Concepts
"The instructors were superb - extremely knowledgeable and very personable. They did an outstanding job. We haven’t as of yet fully realized the total benefit to be derived from the various classes."
"This training was an essential part of changing the culture to a lean culture. It was very informative in helping to establish a core team of Lean Champions. Rick Budlong has an extensive knowledge in the training material as well as experience in manufacturing. He helped develop some of the process improvements that were initiated and led to cost savings. Nye will continue to use Mass Mep for future training."