Wipfli industry experts to present at 2016 Manufacturing First Expo & Conference


September 26, 2016
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Wipfli LLP’s Mark Stevens and Terry Kerscher will present “Emerging Business System Technologies and Trends Impacting the Shop Floor” as part of the sixth annual Manufacturing First Expo & Conference being held October 19 and 20 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
 
The Manufacturing First Expo & Conference is a unique two-day conference that blends networking and solid content on topics critical for Wisconsin manufacturers. Day one features specific industry programming tracks related to safety, lean, exporting, talent, and metals/machinery. Day two begins with featured keynote speaker Mark King, president of Adidas, presenting on “The Evolution of Leadership.” The day also includes an exhibit expo, lunch-and-learn sessions, a business-after-hours networking reception, and more.
 
Stevens and Kerscher will be joined by Raj Kirshnan from Microsoft to present “Emerging Business System Technologies and Trends Impacting the Shop Floor” at the metals/machinery program track session on October 19 from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
Highlights of their session will include:
  • Shop floor connectivity (machine to people)
  • Sensor technology and data mining
  • Mobility for the shop floor
  • Visualization of business intelligence with analytic tools and cloud computing
  •  Internet of Things (IoT)
 
Just imagine if a shop floor was “intelligent” enough to predict problems and offer solutions that can be implemented before downtime or issues actually occurred. Presenters will share examples of how some companies have used the Internet of Things (IoT) and predictive technology in moving manufacturing beyond real-time analytics to anticipate and correct problems before they occur. Session participants will see firsthand how a sensor can identify a machine part that’s performing poorly, flag it for replacement ahead of schedule, and take advantage of scheduled downtime. Presenters will also speak to the success of early adopters using predictive maintenance and analytics to capture data from industrial sites around the world, analyze processes to identify efficiencies, and save money and resources.
 
Because of the firm’s leadership in and dedication to serving manufacturers throughout Wisconsin, Wipfli is a proud sponsor and supporter of the 2016 Manufacturing First Expo & Conference. Attendees can stop by and visit with us at Booth #323 in the expo area.
 
For more information, including a detailed agenda and registration information, visit www.manufacturingfirst.com.

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