The Right Way to Automate Manufacturing Operations
Date & Time
Sunday, September 10, 2023, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Location Name
Pavilion 9-10

At a certain point in a brand’s growth, incorporating some form of automation into operations will become a necessity in order to efficiently scale production. There are also benefits related to quality, operational costs, and company culture. 

Topics of discussion for this panel include:

  • Where to start: From assembly to inspection to material handling, it’s important to identify which manual processes will benefit the most from automation to improve output.
  • The robotic workforce: How to leverage collaborative robots to work side-by-side with operators.
  • Tools to boost productivity and quality: From analytics to predictive maintenance, the ability to collect and contextualize data is an important aspect of automation.
  • Machine-as-a-Service: New service models take on the responsibility of onsite equipment.
  • Sustainability: Automation allows manufacturers to better manage resources to eliminate waste and increase energy efficiency.
Stephanie Neil Taylor Keaten Shawn French
Session Type
Panel Discussion