Your Guide to EASTEC 2023

EASTEC is around the corner and we can’t wait to see you there! While you wait it’s a great time to plan out your schedule. We’ve compiled some of the sessions we think all attendees should try to catch.

And of course, if you’re interested in bringing easy-to-implement automation to your shop, stop by booth #5345 to learn about Amper’s production management solution!

Keynote Presentation: How to Avoid Failing in Our Transformation Journey

Tuesday, May 16 | 11 AM–12 PM
Now that just about anything can be automated—including your manufacturing or business processes—it’s important that you know how to go about it the right way. Part of that is finding a partner that understands your specific challenges will help you navigate the path to keeping your operations running smoothly.

Workshop: Smart Manufacturing—Why It Matters and How to Achieve It

Tuesday, May 16 | 12–4 PM
Participate in this educational workshop on smart manufacturing and why it is critically important to implement now to secure the future success of your manufacturing operations. You’ll learn:

  1. The competitive need for smart manufacturing
  2. Lean principles and smart manufacturing synergy
  3. The smart manufacturing building blocks
  4. Taking the first step

Lunch & Learn: Zero to Collaborative Automation – Build Profitability, Raise Productivity & Retain Happy Employees

Wednesday, May 17 | 12:00–1:00 PM 
Join this session for business leaders, engineers, and small- to mid-sized manufacturers who are just starting their adoption of automation to learn why others are automating and how they are doing it with collaborative automation technologies. 

We will discuss when to automate, how to prepare people for automation, the differences between traditional automation and collaborative automation, and provide real examples. We’ll end with an action plan for your automation journey that can be followed regardless of your starting point.

Panel Discussion: Pathway to Technology Adoption

Wednesday, May 17 | 1–2 PM
This discussion will focus on bringing solutions to small- and medium-sized shops to support you in closing the gap on digital technologies. Discussion points will include:

  • Increasing the competitiveness of small shops on a global scale
  • Increasing year-over-year growth with increased productivity potential
  • Strategies to bridge the skills gap leveraging new technology adoption
  • Overcoming the hurdles to technology adoption
  • What role technology will play in the future of American manufacturing

Panel Discussion: Manufacturing Industry and Economic Outlook

Wednesday, May 17 | 3–4 PM
A panel of manufacturers will engage in an interactive conversation about the state of manufacturing throughout the Northeast. The panel will discuss the current industry landscape and outlook from their perspectives; share how they are dealing with challenges such as supply chain delays, inflation, and labor shortages; and highlight successes post-COVID. 

Featured Speaker: The Intersection of Lean and Industry 4.0 (Mike Ungar)

Thursday, May 18 | 12–1 PM
Highly successful companies have been deploying Lean for decades and it has helped them achieve remarkable business results. Industry 4.0 has introduced technology to manufacturers that a decade ago was too expensive and took too long to implement. These Lean companies are at a crossroads:  should they shift from Lean to Industry 4.0? 

Mike Ungar will explore the intersection of Lean and Industry 4.0 and discuss how to integrate Industry 4.0 into your Lean deployment.

Keynote Presentation: Industry 4.0: A CEO's Perspective vs. Reality

Thursday, May 18 | 11 AM–12 PM
Research firm Gartner estimates an 80% failure rate for first-time AI projects. Attend this keynote to hear two perspectives on the issue. 

The retired CEO and President of BMW Manufacturing will explain what’s driving strategy at the executive level, while the CEO of Delta Bravo Artificial Intelligence will share the reality of implementing these concepts on the plant floor, common mistakes, and best practices.

Meet Amper at EASTEC 2023

Stop by booth #5345 to talk shop, say hi, get some swag, or talk to our experts! Amper is a no-PLC production management software designed for adoption. It’s a better way to streamline operations so you can boost productivity, margins, and customer satisfaction. Learn a little more about us or book a demo for the show!

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