Finally...An i4.0 Path Forward for Small to Mid-sized Manufacturers
When small to mid-sized manufacturers hear industry 4.0 for IIOT, data analytics and machine connectivity — the immediate hesitation is on the cost, manpower and the outsourcing of large amounts of resources to create a new path forward following the i4.0 potential. Bearex’s Thomas Jurasek & Andrew Gissal will share their insight on how to solve the gaps and inefficiencies often encountered when considering or implementing new technologies in this space. Their expertise has developed through extensive time on the shop floor and review of tried-and-true solutions available to industry professionals.
Organizational Wellbeing Evolution
As the nature of work changes, new and evolving issues are impacting the well-being of organizations across the state. Overall employee engagement is at an all-time low. Factors that play a critical role such as stress, burnout, trust, employee wellbeing and leadership competency will be evaluated and discussed to assist in the optimization of communication, building trust, and enriching the employee experience. Kathleen Schulz of Gallagher will lead the discussion on best practices to avoid burnout and foster employee wellbeing.
A Recipe for Success: Maintain Margins and Keep Supply Chain Challenges in Check
Eroding margins and supply chain challenges are having significant impacts on the manufacturing industry — from mounting pricing pressure and operation shutdowns, to supply gaps and operational risks. Margins are seeing pressure from inflation, labor shortages and supply chain interruptions. The key to ebbing potential supply chain threats, if not avoiding them altogether, is to consider supply chain management as a part of your business’s entire risk management plan. Whether your business is in the throes of a messy manufacturing and supply chain ordeal or worried about a future debacle, Rehmann’s Tom Shemanski will provide the ingredients to build out a strong plan that helps fight against supply chain shortages and de-escalate their effects.