Implementing Industry 4.0: Leading Change in Manufacturing and Operations

Implementing Industry 4.0: Leading Change in Manufacturing and Operations

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Course Dates Format Duration Time Commitment Price
Dec 6–8, 2021 Live Online 3 days 5 hours/day $4,100

Tracks

Technology and Operations

Certificate Credits

2.0 EEUs

Topics

- Digital Business & IT

- Operations

- Systems Thinking

The term "Industry 4.0" refers to the combination of several major innovations in digital technology that are poised to transform the energy and manufacturing sectors. From advanced robotics and machine learning to software-as-a-service and the Industrial Internet of Things, these changes enable a powerful new way of organizing global operations. But how should executives lead this change within their own organizations so as to not negatively impact production, customer satisfaction, and corporate culture?

Implementing Industry 4.0: Leading Change in Manufacturing & Operations is a new program designed to help executives implement large scale technological change. Topics discussed include:

  • New business models and forms of operations that are currently being enabled by technological innovations such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
  • The "hidden factory" that results from a counterproductive and unpredictable mix of old and new technologies. Over time, this results in an unknown "process" that delivers defect-laden products behind schedule.
  • The importance of decoding cultural and workforce factors prior to making an investment in new technologies
  • The overemphasis on visioning at the expense of fully understanding existing systems, the context in which those systems are operating, and the people who must use the technology
  • Ways to increase a factory’s "IQ," leading to more productive and safer operations
  • The role of the front-line leader in the adoption and successful execution of the new technology

* This course is not focused on the features or selection of specific Industrial Internet of Things/IIoT technology products or services. Instead, it is intended to help senior leaders in manufacturing and operations who are deploying Industrial Internet of Things technologies to obtain greater value from their businesses by diagnosing the states of their systems, measuring activities appropriately, and overcoming cultural obstacles to deployment of productive technologies.

You will receive a certificate of course completion at the conclusion of this course. You may also be interested in our Executive Certificates which are designed around a central themed track and consist of several courses. Learn more.

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In this program, executives and frontline managers will explore methods and tools that individuals, teams and organizations can use immediately to get the greatest value from technological change. Participants of this program will learn how to:

  • Identify current-state problems that need to be removed prior to the introduction of new technology
  • Eradicate "hidden factories" issues in process models and operations development of workforce skills
  • Successfully incorporate new technologies without disappointing customers, overburdening employees, and hurting short-term cash flow
  • Sequence the introduction of IIoT to accelerate adoption and time to cash flow
  • Use IIoT to leverage existing Lean/Six Sigma/continuous improvement efforts
  • Develop a coherent roadmap they can share with their entire company
     

 

Sample Schedule—Subject to Change

This program is designed for anyone looking to integrate new industrial technology (such as IIoT) into their existing facilities in such a way as to realize the advantages while avoiding the systemic risks. It is also intended for employees of companies developing new industrial products and services that are interested in accelerating adoption rate through a better understanding of their customers’ needs. Ideal participants include:

  • CEOs
  • Operations general managers
  • VPs/Directors of continuous improvement
  • Frontline leaders
  • IIoT software application developers
Course Dates Format Duration Time Commitment Price
Dec 6–8, 2021 Live Online 3 days 5 hours/day $4,100

Tracks

Technology and Operations

Certificate Credits

2.0 EEUs

Topics

- Digital Business & IT

- Operations

- Systems Thinking

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$4,100