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About the topic
Advanced, IIoT enabled manufacturing can drive new business models that will generate far more than the incremental operational gains promised by applying analytics in the brownfield. This will take a new kind of machine, The Adaptive Machine, with the ability to economically achieve batch size one, shipping direct to consumer from the production line. And adaptive machines are already entering the marketplace. Based on next generation track technology independent control of individual products flexible layouts, optimized through simulation eliminates changeovers, finished goods inventories start by cultivating a green patch in your brownfield.
Meet your presenter
John Kowal is the director of business development at B&R Industrial Automation, a global supplier of advanced machine control solutions, where he is responsible for North American marketing, standards proliferation, vertical market development, and customer specifications.
John is co-chair of the Industrial Internet Consortium’s Smart Factory Task group and serves on the Board of Directors of the Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC).
He also serves on the Dean’s executive council for Purdue University Calumet’s school of technology and is active in AMT, PMMI, BMA, IoPP, ISA, and ISPE.