Getting the Most from Automation

The Weekly Report – August 14, 2023
Enterprise Minnesota’s next Executive Manufacturing Forum will show manufacturers how to boost their automation efforts.

Almost all manufacturers understand the promise of automation, but many still struggle with where to begin, or how to best use it to move their operations to the next level. To help manufacturers establish and reach their goals surrounding automation, Enterprise Minnesota will bring together five of the area’s top experts in automation and continuous improvement for an in-person Executive Manufacturing Forum, “A Systematic Approach to Automation.

The event will be held on Thursday, September 7 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Productivity Inc., 15150 25th Ave. N., Minneapolis.

Productivity Inc. representatives Gary Hoskins, director of service and engineering, Dave Brockopp, automation manager, and Matt Lindgren, director of sales, will share their extensive experience with automation, how to think strategically, and how to apply it to your business.

Productivity Inc. is a machine tool supplier committed to helping manufacturers select, install, operate, and maintain the best equipment to most effectively manufacture specific quality parts.

In addition, two of our top Continuous Improvement consultants at Enterprise Minnesota, Ally Johnston and Eric Blaha, will show how to implement strategic Continuous Improvement to best position companies for adding automation.

Ally and Eric advocate for improving employee engagement to boost continuous improvement. Both have substantial experience helping employees to identify, implement, and evaluate automation efforts.

Please join us to begin, jumpstart, or advance your company’s automation journey.

You will leave the forum with answers to these questions:

  • What truly is automation?
  • What are the benefits of automation for business and for employees?
  • What is the value of automation to your customers?
  • How can you best prepare to be successful with automation?
  • How will you use continuous improvement to sustain automation initiatives?
  • What are the key steps to implement automation?
  • What risks should manufacturers consider before adding automation?
  • How do you best involve your people so all reap the benefits of automation?

Who Should Attend:
Any manufacturer considering automation who wants to incorporate it profitably. If you have questions about this event, please email [email protected].

This event is exclusive to manufacturers and is free of charge. Registration is required; please use the following link:

A Systematic Approach to Automation

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