Smart Automation

Are you ready for this integrated approach and its potential to optimize your manufacturing processes?
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Transform your manufacturing processes.

There's a transformation happening in the way products are designed and manufactured. Smart automation puts the right information at the right place at the right time by applying digital technology to your processes, departments, and functions. From initial concept, to production, to final product, smart automation supports process efficiency and informed decision-making at your operation.

UW-Stout MOC will work with you to identify the points in your process where technology integration would be most advantageous. By evaluating your processes, researching possibilities, leveraging your resources, reviewing your business model and thinking innovatively, together we can find technology solutions and customize them to your needs.

Ask yourself:

Do you want to improve productivity?
Do you want to optimize production time?
Do you have a Value Stream Map (VSM) of your operations?
Have you aligned your digital information flows with your VSM?

If you answered "yes" to any or all of these critical questions, our assessment is a good place to start!

Take the Assessment.

The goal of this assessment is to help your manufacturing extension partnership (MEP) understand where gaps and opportunities lie in your operations. Your MEP, the UW-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center (MOC),  is equipped to help you learn more about smart automation and help develop a customized road map and project around those goals.

Feel free to answer the five (5) questions in the Quick Self-Assessment to help give your MOC contact a footprint and starting point for evaluating your operations with a scheduled deep-dive assessment.

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