Industry 4.0 Supplier Reboot

Automation Alley’s Industry 4.0 Supplier Reboot is a unique full-day, customizable workshop tailored to fit your company’s needs and created to strengthen your supply chain through practical, implementable recommendations focused on Industry 4.0 best practices. Once you’ve identify key areas for improvement to strengthen your supply chain, you will invite your suppliers to Automation Alley and we will take care of the rest. 

This event provides your company the opportunity to:

  • Communicate your company vision to your suppliers
  • Upskill and train your supply chain in critical Industry 4.0 areas
  • Collaborate and share best practices
  • Participate in an Industry 4.0 Assessment

Automation Alley delivers: 

  • Event venue: Industry 4.0 Supplier Reboot takes place in Automation Alley’s 100-seat Woodward Auditorium in Troy from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Content: Automation Alley member companies will present to you and your suppliers. These companies will be chosen based on their proven track record of thought leadership and successful Industry 4.0 adoption within a particular technology sector.
  • Assessment: Opportunities for personalized Industry 4.0 Assessments will be offered to your suppliers with the intention of identifying a pathway to success.
  • Marketing: Automation Alley’s marketing team will provide invitation templates and additional marketing materials to assist your internal marketing efforts.
  • Registration: Automation Alley staff will manage online and day-of registration.
  • Attendee List: At the conclusion of the event, you will be given a list of contact names and email addresses for all attendees and presenters. 

Your company delivers:

  • The Suppliers: Select up to 80 individuals to invite from multiple suppliers who would benefit from additional training on implementing Industry 4.0 principles.
  • Promotion: Use Automation Alley email templates and marketing materials to promote and invite your suppliers. 
  • Topics: Work with the Automation Alley to identify which Industry 4.0 topics best meet your suppliers’ needs. Confirm topic selection four months prior to scheduled event to allow Automation Alley ample time to secure presenters.  
  • Breakfast and lunch: Food will be provided by your company (Automation Alley has a list of local catering companies to choose from).
  • Feedback: Automation Alley is committed to strengthening the supply chain in Michigan. We need your feedback and that of your attendees to continue this very important work. 

General Topics

  • Advanced materials  
  • AR/VR- What does it mean to my factory? 
  • Artificial Intelligence as it impacts the factory. Your 
  • machines learn too! 
  • Big Data: What does it mean? 
  • Big Data-Where does it go and what do we do with it? 
  • Blockchain
  • Building Security 
  • Compliance 
  • Does Cloud work for your environment 
  • Factory Connections 
  • Factory Cybersecurity 
  • Minimizing audit non-conformances 
  • Quality-driving to Zero 
  • Reducing downtown/Predictive Maintenance 
  • Robotics
  • Running 24/7: minimizing human intervention in 
  • automated systems 
  • Safety  
  • Sensors 
  • Serializing  
  • Testing and Reporting 
  • Other topic

Ensure your supply chain is Industry 4.0 ready. 

To inquire about this program or to learn more, contact Automation Alley at or 800-427-5100. For more information about Automation Alley’s programs and services, or to become a member, click here.

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