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MESA Smart Manufacturing Community: Smart Connected Factory

MESA Smart Manufacturing Community: Smart Connected Factory

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (EDT)


Come share your experiences, stories, questions, and what you have learned in a safe, non-commercial environment. We seek to understand the state of the market, understand what companies have done that has or has not worked, documenting questions that MESA and the community can help answer. Overall, the goal is to accelerate each participant’s learning and progress toward Smart Manufacturing. 

Topic: Best Practices for Analysis of Plant, Line, and Manufacturing Process Requirements

In this age of constant change, how can you ensure your current processes are optimized for disruptions and change and how can you ensure you are properly prepared for future production plans?

Join the discussion on topics such as:

  • When planning a new facility, how do you ensure that your planned equipment and processes will achieve your planned targets for cycle time, throughput and cost of manufacturing?
  • As product mix and materials change, what is working to ensure appropriate cycle times, throughput, and effective capacity for both equipment and personnel are maintained?
  • How do equipment capabilities, lifetimes, and failure rates factor into this equation?
  • The role of simulation, and best practices for leveraging it.
  • Are you using customizable templates to develop your simulation models?
  • Do you consider these models digital twins?
  • How does process engineering fit in with your continuous improvement or operational excellence programs?


  • Thanks to our Sponsor(s) 
  • Facilitator introduction 
  • Community & Group overview – why participate and what to expect 
  • Smart Manufacturing Paradigm 
  • Thanks to our Sponsor(s) 
  • Summary of last meeting 
  • Today's subject 
  • Wrap up 
  • Next meeting 
  • How to keep the conversation going 
  • Thanks

Not registered for MESA's Smart Manufacturing Community? Register here!  (Open for members and nonmembers) Once you are registered, you will be sent a calendar invite with the call-in information. Learn more about MESA's Smart Manufacturing Community Groups

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (EDT)
Smart Manufacturing Community Group
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