Despite the crummy weather, the final Manufacturer's Summit of the year turned out great! We decided to go a different route and have the summit at Mazak Corporation. Mazak is a manufacturing company with multiple locations across the globe.
The event ended up bringing in just over 100 attendees. Among the attendees were 3 speakers: Mr. Kevin Bates, Regional General Manager of Mazak Corporation, Mr. Dennis Thompson, Director of Workforce Development (DMDII), and Dr. Lars Aldinger, Executive Vice President of Manufacturing at Wittenstein. Throughout the presentation, each speaker touched on different subjects pertaining to what industrial production will look like in the future.
Interestingly enough, much of what was talked about during the presentation is eerily similar to the science fiction film, Terminator. As brought up in the presentation, "Skynet" is becoming a reality. So, pack up your things, find a bunker in the middle of nowhere and prepare for robots to take over the world!
All kidding aside, with the idea of "Smart Factory" it seems that manufacturing is heading in the right direction. Increased Efficiency will continue to help make a bigger name for manufacturing just in time for the younger generations to hop aboard the manufacturing workforce.
Manufacturer's Summit Presentation
Posted on Dec, 03
by Mark Czarny filed under