Engaging Automation

Manufacturing Workshop

Join us for a manufacturing workshop, Engaging Automation with continuous improvement expert Eric Blaha.

Across manufacturers, incorporating automation is part of the ongoing strategy around labor shortages. Yet what may seem like a straightforward solution is fraught with challenges and pitfalls. A key to a successful implementation is the buy-in and support of your people.

Continuous improvement expert Eric Blaha will share the right reasons to automate, and how to structure profitable automation through Enterprise Minnesota’s proprietary VESSA process. He’ll also show you how and why to actively bring your employees into the conversation and planning stages before starting any automation project. Engaging employees early in the process will support long term productivity improvements and help make jobs safer and easier.

Read more about VESSA and Enterprise Minnesota’s approach to automation planning (Enterprise Minnesota® magazine)

Workshop takeaways include:

  • Understanding the broad scope of opportunities for automation
  • How to engage your employees on automation and ways it benefits them
  • Connecting continuous improvement thinking, automation, and employee retention
  • The Three C’s – How to drive the highest engagement as you embark on your automation journey

Who Should Attend
Any manufacturer who is considering implementing automation to improve productivity.

This event is exclusive to manufacturers and is free of charge. Registration is required, please use the link above.

If you have questions about this event, please email us at [email protected]

Date & Time

Thursday, May 30 2024

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Ridgewater College - Hutchinson Campus, Room 141

2, Century Avenue Southeast, Hutchinson, Minnesota, 55350, United States.

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Park in student lot D and enter using Door #1.

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