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Ford’s Journey to a Completely Connected and Intelligent Manufacturing System

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Ford Motor Company has been building its connected and intelligent manufacturing processes for several decades. Recent advancements in computing capacities, affordable automation and process sensing has allowed them to leverage the mature infrastructure of people and network hardware in exciting ways to deliver processes that provide value for their customers.

Recognizing this opportunity, Ford created the Advanced Manufacturing Organization which co-locates thought leaders and technical experts from across the company into Ford’s Advanced Manufacturing Center. This organization is driving standard and scalable technologies into Ford’s products and plants to ensure they remain a leader in manufacturing efficiency.

This presentation discusses how Ford evaluates new manufacturing technologies and implements smart technologies throughout the entire manufacturing ecosystem. Hear why acceleration is required to leverage industry advancements to maintain Ford’s position as a world class manufacturer. Discover how the factory of tomorrow is an integrated business and technology strategy for Ford’s manufacturing future.

Speaker

  • Mike Mikula
    Chief Engineer, Advanced Manufacturing
    Ford Motor Company