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SMX Webinar Series

Welcome to the SMART MANUFACTURING EXPERIENCE (SMX) Webinar Series sponsored by SME MEDIA.

Each webinar is designed to provide insight from industry leaders and advance your knowledge of smart manufacturing. Led by an SME Media editor, these sessions offer expert information, best practices and the latest updates from smart manufacturing thought leaders. View these webinars to get a taste of what you’ll learn by attending the Smart Manufacturing Experience.


Getting Started with Cobots... Is Now the Right Time?

Samual Bouchard, CEO, Robotiq & 
Mark Lewandowski, Robotics Innovation Director Procter & Gamble – Global Engineering

Duration: 1 hour | Complimentary Registration

Cobots (collaborative robots) are factory robots that are easier to deploy and that can coexist closer to human workers. They typically offer 6-18 months payback and can be used to automate various manual tasks, proving their value as a tool for factories in the last decade. But does it really make sense to deploy your first one during the current pandemic, considering the uncertainty and extra challenges? The goal of this presentation is to equip you with the right set of guidelines and action list, so you can make that decision for yourself.


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William CraneSupply Chain Risk Management: Enhancing Agility & Profitability to Thrive in a Dynamic World

William Crane, Founder and CEO, IndustryStar

This webinar will provide practical solutions for improving cash flows, reducing fixed costs and empowering your team. William will outline Agile supply chain strategies, tactics and tools that will empower your manufacturing to prosper and win the future.

Learning Objectives:

  • Why changing your mindset of supply chain from “cost czar” to “competitive weapon” is critical to success in new, more dynamic global connected markets
  • How Agile supply chain strategies are empowering teams inside and outside the organization to co-create disruptive products and services faster
  • What Industry 4.0 technologies including on-demand technology enabled services, cloud computing, big data and artificial intelligence are accelerating results
  • What is “Automated Plan For Every Part” software and how can it empower team productivity while optimizing new product cost, time and risk KPIs


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