By Pavan Muzumdar | Automation Alley | 4/17/2017
After video of United Airlines passenger Dr. David Dao being violently dragged from a plane went viral last week, the national conversation surrounding the incident has characterized this as a public relations disaster. But few are talking about the root cause of this situation: a major operations blunder.
By Tom Kelly | Automation Alley | 4/13/2017
Supporting American manufacturing innovation has never been more important than it is right now. As our world and our factories become increasingly digitized and connected, our country, and particularly our state, has the opportunity to lead the fourth industrial revolution of smart manufacturing known as Industry 4.0. But for small and medium-sized manufacturers, navigating these advancements in technology can’t be done alone. Organizations like Automation Alley and MMTC will play a critical role in this transformation, says Tom Kelly, Automation Alley’s Executive Director. Help us take a stand to support manufacturing.
Center for Automotive Research | 4/12/2017
The Center for Automotive Research weighs in on the manufacturing talent shortage and its risk to the industry’s ability to execute product launches. Find out what the organization has planned to help address the coming crisis in skilled trades, this week on the blog.
By Liz Rivard | Automation Alley | 4/5/2017
The advanced manufacturing and IT sectors are facing complex workforce challenges like never before. And those challenges are magnified by the rise of Industry 4.0. How do companies find employees with the appropriate expertise? Registered Apprenticeship is a proven solution for recruiting, training, and retaining world-class talent, says Liz Rivard, Automation Alley’s program manager of Industry 4.0 Partnerships and Talent. Apprenticeships, often referred to as an “earn while you learn” program, offer a company reduced turnover, savings in recruitment costs, preservation of trade secrets and increased productivity, among other benefits.
David Darbyshire, owner and co-founder of member company DASI Solutions, discusses the many ways Automation Alley has helped his engineering software company think more strategically about the solutions, training and support it offers to its customers.
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Michigan Economic Development Corporation | 3/29/2017
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation shares how the First Capital Fund will develop, retain and attract tech companies with high-growth potential to Michigan.
By Tom Kelly | Automation Alley | 3/22/2017
Manufacturing is at the forefront of the national conversation once again. But what most politicians aren’t discussing is that the manufacturing industry is undergoing a transformation, says Automation Alley Executive Director Tom Kelly. Are you ready for Industry 4.0?
By Kristin Hope | PIXO Group | 3/15/2017
PIXO Group Marketing Strategist Kristin Hope shares why she picked up her career in tech and made the move from Silicon Valley to Detroit, and why this decision could be the right one for many Millennials who are “low on funds but big on dreams.”
By John Bedz | Automation Alley | 3/8/2017
A new administration in the White House means changes are coming to the defense sector. Automation Alley Defense Consultant John Bedz discusses the outlook for the defense sector in 2017 and beyond. What can we expect both locally and nationally?