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 Location Duration Time Commitment Price
Apr 25–27, 2022 Live Online 3 days 5 hours/day $4,100
Jun 29–30, 2022 In Person 2 days 8 hours/day $4,100

Tracks

Technology and Operations

Certificate Credits

2.0 EEUs

Topics

- Digital Business & IT

- Operations

- Systems Thinking

Course Highlights:

  • This course is delivered in our Live Online format which enables real-time interaction with faculty and global peers
  • You will learn how to implement large scale technological change
  • If you are a senior leader in manufacturing or operations who is deploying Industrial Internet of Things (IIotT) technologies, this course will help you obtain greater value from your business by diagnosing the states of your systems, measuring activities appropriately, and overcoming cultural obstacles to deployment of productive technologies
  • You will hear from guest speakers who are leaders in their fields
  • You will earn a certificate of course completion from the MIT Sloan School of Management

 

Course Snapshot:
 

 

Why attend Implementing Industry 4.0?:

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 (IIoT), 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 designed to help executives implement large scale technological change. 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.

 

Course Experience:

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

Learn more about the live online experience.    

 

Guests:

We're excited to announce the following guests for the December offering:

  • Peggy Gulick, Director - Smart Factory, Kohler, and 2021 inductee in the Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame
  • Erik Mirandette, Head of Product & Ecosystem, Tulip
  • Thomas Roemer, MIT Senior Lecturer
  • Karim Bibawi, Partner, PwC

 

Applying to the course:

We accept enrollments until the offering reaches capacity at which point we will maintain a waitlist. Many of the courses fill up several weeks in advance, so we advise that you enroll as early as possible to secure your seat.

You can begin the application process by using the red Enroll Now bar at the bottom of the screen.

 

Have questions?:

Contact Us if you would like to speak with a program director or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to common questions about our courses.

Upon successful completion of your course, you will earn a certificate of completion from the MIT Sloan School of Management. This course may also count toward MIT Sloan Executive Certificate requirements.

 

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 course 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
     

This is a well organized course with rich content. Through this intensive 3 day training, we have seen the light of industry 4.0 applications. There are a lot of examples for us to match with our own needs. We sure can use the principles we have learned here and figure out what we should do in our own factories.

 

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
  • Employees of companies developing new industrial products and services that are interested in accelerating adoption rate through a better understanding of their customers’ needs.
  • CEOs
  • Operations general managers
  • VPs/Directors of continuous improvement
  • Frontline leaders
  • IIoT software application developers

 

Excellent training, provided by high-caliber professors and key industry leaders! The live online mode is well organized and allows to keep the attention high for the whole 3 days. I would recommend it.

 

Course Dates Format Location Duration Time Commitment Price
Apr 25–27, 2022 Live Online 3 days 5 hours/day $4,100
Jun 29–30, 2022 In Person 2 days 8 hours/day $4,100

Tracks

Technology and Operations

Certificate Credits

2.0 EEUs

Topics

- Digital Business & IT

- Operations

- Systems Thinking

Enroll Now!

$4,100