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6/7/2017
Manufacturing automation and jobs are a hot topic politically, especially here in Michigan. Brooke Allen of WKAR’s Morning Edition caught up with Automation Alley Executive Director Tom Kelly during his time at the annual Mackinac Policy Conference to discuss how technology is transforming our lives and how Automation Alley is helping companies navigate to Industry 4.0. He explains why automation is our path forward to job creation, and where we will be in 2020.
By Alexi Antonino | Plex Systems | 5/3/2017
While Industry 4.0 will continue as a long-term vision for the future, it’s important for all manufacturers to recognize that opportunities to leverage data are here now. This week on the blog, Alexi Antonino of Plex Systems discusses what it’s like working as a technologist in a rather extraordinary time in tech and manufacturing. “I’m most interested in how we take the incredible spectrum of data that comes from these new platforms and leverage it for practical business tools today.”
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.
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 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.
By Bill Rosin and Brian Balow | Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC | 1/18/2017
In 2015, nearly 30 percent of all cyberattacks in the manufacturing sector occurred in the automotive industry. Today, the industry finds itself at a crossroads, as larger numbers of connected and autonomous vehicles begin to reach the broader consumer marketplace. This week on the blog, Bill Rosin and Brian Balow of Mich.-based Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC, a law firm providing legal counsel to clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to other publicly and privately owned businesses, discuss why cybersecurity and the public perception of vehicle safety and brand strength are more important than ever.
10/26/2016
U.S. Sen. Gary Peters paid a visit to Automation Alley on Monday to discuss the future of mobility in Michigan, our opportunity to be a global leader in the development of autonomous vehicles, and the challenges we face with stiff national and international competition.
10/12/2016
Sheryl Connelly says she can’t predict the future. Rather, her job at Ford is to help the organization prevent “strategic surprise.” To expect the unexpected. In this Q-and-A, Connelly discusses what led her down this interesting career path, the types of trends she’s forecasting, and how those trends are impacting decisions at Ford. 

You can hear more from Connelly at Automation Alley’s 16th Annual Awards Gala on Oct. 14 at the Detroit Yacht Club, where she will discuss current trends that are shaping our future. 
By ​Ed Potoczak | IQMS Manufacturing ERP and MES | 10/5/2016
With most companies facing an aging workforce, the challenge of building a robust team to carry your business forward successfully can be complex.
7/6/2016
We know that manufacturers across the country are struggling to find the skilled talent they need to remain competitive. Yet, according to Automation Alley partner Tooling U-SME, 75 percent of those companies say they don’t offer a structured training program on manufacturing skills. 
By Scott Phillips | The SearchLite | 6/1/2016
When it comes to manufacturing or process automation, very few people are asking about industrial cyber security. Could it be that many don’t know what to ask?
By Automation Alley Staff | Automation Alley | 5/3/2016
Tom Kelly, Automation Alley’s COO and director of entrepreneurship, was recently interviewed on two local technology news broadcasts, WJR’s Internet Advisor and the M2 Techcast. He discussed the latest news from Automation Alley, including investments in local startups through the 7Cs program, the conclusion of the Technical Talent Development Program, and the successful attraction of Chinese plastics company Kingfa to Southeast Michigan.
By Karol Friedman | Automation Alley | 3/23/2016
Michigan’s workforce has time and time again proven its ability to innovate and adapt. Filling the manufacturing skills gap is no easy task, but by working together, we can get that much closer.
By Automation Alley Staff | Automation Alley | 3/31/2015
Tom Kelly, director of entrepreneurship for Automation Alley, shares our exciting new program for technology startups we call the Automation Alley 7Cs™.

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