By Dave Bann | Leader Dogs for The Blind | 5/16/2018
Here's a staggering fact: 44 percent of 500 managers feel unprepared for their role. Additionally, 87 percent wish they'd had more training before becoming a manager. How, then, do we prepare new managers to take the lead? From automakers, to colleges, to investment firms, to manufacturers, to municipalities, the lessons taught at Leader Dogs for The Blind reign true for every person willing to practice them, explains Dave Bann, who leads Harness the Power of Leadership at Leader Dogs for The Blind. This week on the blog, Bann explains how the foundational principles taught to Leader Dogs translates to leadership, management, communication and team-building in the workplace.
By Noel Nevshehir, Lisa Lasser & Eriola Fishman | 5/9/2018
Innovation is driving industry across the globe, and this was on full display at the recent Hannover Messe industrial trade fair in Hannover, Germany last month. This week on the blog, Automation Alley’s International Business Services team discusses what they learned at this Industry 4.0 showcase and how Michigan companies can capitalize on big opportunities ahead.
By Chris Cravens | Chubb Insurance | 5/2/2018
While manufacturing today still involves a number of traditional operations, digital technologies are rapidly becoming more deeply integrated into the manufacturing process. Once limited to the four walls of the manufacturing plant, companies are increasingly susceptible to outside variables.
Automation Alley added 10 new members in April. Click the link below to meet them.
Learn more about business, marketing and media company Ardenci and how this creative team of Millennials is making the most of its Automation Alley membership.
By Cynthia Hutchison | Automation Alley | 4/25/2018
Automation Alley has recently experienced a significant number of wonderful firsts, and I’m very pleased to announce another: Automation Alley's first Canadian foundation member. As we welcome Zero Defect Manufacturing, we thank them for the reminder that we live in a global region, with Michigan and Ontario sharing a rich history of manufacturing and technology prowess and leadership.
By Kevin Krason | Biznet Digital | 4/18/2018
As a business leader and agency owner for over 20 years, I've tested hundreds of strategies and tactics for lead generation. When I ask my prospects how they get business, they are often quick to say that 'relationships' are the main driver. I agree. Read more on the blog from Kevin Krason, CEO and digital strategist of Biznet Digital.
By Kim Krutsch | Automation Alley | 4/11/2018
Sometime life presents us an opportunity to grow and challenge ourselves. I like it when that happens! Seven years ago, I started working for Automation Alley in an administrative support role. I love being the “Director of First Impressions” and warmly welcoming our members and guests. I also enjoy helping my co-workers whenever possible. This past year, I was given the chance to challenge some of my beliefs about who I am, to develop and progress.
By Jeeva Nadarajah | Pillar Technology | 4/4/2018
We humans are more driven when we understand the value of what we are pursuing. In order to walk through this delivery guide, it is critical to understand the value of Industry 4.0. So, let's rehash the "why" for Industry 4.0.
Meet Automation Alley members MIC Customs Solutions, a leading provider of global software solutions, and discover how they make the most of their Automation Alley membership.

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