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February 2017

Six Reasons to Start a Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program

By John Hindman | Tooling U-SME | 2/8/2017

Today’s successful apprenticeships blend hands-on learning with problem solving and classroom instruction, says John Hindman, learning and performance improvement leader at Tooling U-SME. Here are six reasons why starting an apprenticeship program can benefit your company.

Top 5 Things to Plan for Before an Office Move

By Janet Tyler | Red Level | 2/1/2017

Relocating your company’s offices isn’t easy. But unless and until you’ve actually gone through the process, you probably aren’t aware of just how much potential aggravation lurks within every aspect, says Janet Tyler, chief operating officer of technology consulting firm Red Level. These five factors just scratch the surface of possible considerations – but they can have a big impact on your company’s health and your sanity as you go through the relocation process.

Automation Alley added 11 new members in January. Click the link below to meet them.

Randy Brodzik, president and CEO of RedViking, discusses how Automation Alley has helped his engineering firm expand its international footprint.

Working through barriers to Industry 4.0 adoption

By Tom Kelly | Automation Alley | 2/15/2017

This week, Automation Alley released its 2017 Technology Industry Report, highlighting that the manufacturing industry is moving rapidly to embrace Industry 4.0 technology as a critical part of its processes and plans to make new technological investments in 2017. Despite these findings, the report also found that there are many barriers to Industry 4.0 adoption.

Watch: Dom Holmes, Automation Alley’s manager of entrepreneurship and innovation discusses why the 7Cs™ program might be the right fit for your startup.

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