Cybersecurity Assessment, Prevention & Management

How artificial Intelligence (AI) can be applied to existing hardware solutions. Engineers can analyze process data streams to gain actionable insights that improve asset performance. Flexibility allows options for simple add-ons configured to the existing motors or drives. This helps clients in their digital transformation journey in manufacturing through automation. 

 

Weidmüller offers concrete solutions that allow producing companies to prepare themselves for the “Industrial Internet of Things” and for safe production control from the Cloud - without the need to modernize their entire range of machinery.

Building a Robust/Diverse Supply Chain

Supply chain as a business function is under a very large spotlight these days as it’s the network that is connecting necessary supplies, medical and other essential supplies, to organizations that are responding to needs arising from COVID-19 . While supply chains are generally quite flexible, no one was prepared for this pandemic. In a March 10 survey by the Institute for Supply Management, almost 75% of companies reported supply disruption and 44% of the companies didn’t have a plan to deal with this kind of disruption. Learn what your company can do to respond to the uncertainties of today’s global supply chain.

 

Reshoring

Listen to industry experts discuss the pros and cons of reshoring your supply chain and why your company should examine the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), a concept that examines all the costs related to the acquisition, transportation and storage of products within the supply chain. Does your company need to conduct a thorough TCO analysis? Can you bring all or a part of your supply chain back to the U.S?

Women in Manufacturing - Leadership & Production

Women in manufacturing are seeing positive changes in the industry’s attitude towards, retaining and advancing women over the last five years, but we are not done yet. Learn how manufacturing can Identify, hire, retrain, and promote women in manufacturing.

 

Hear from women who have found their place in manufacturing production and the inspiration behind their decisions. Making manufacturing appealing to young women is key to the future of the industry as we face an impending retirement of baby boomers.

Tax Credits to Support Manufacturing R & D

MUN CPAs specialize in providing R&D Tax Credit services and can help determine if you have expenses that qualify – not only for the current year, but for the past three additional years. This government sponsored tax credit is available to help businesses of all sizes that employ engineers, outsource product testing, or invest in the development of a new or improved product, software or other process.

Education and Apprenticeships - Part I

Over the next decade, 17% of the Sacramento Region's manufacturing labor force will be retiring. Learn about the efforts of SVMI to address the "gray tsunami" through a locally developed apprenticeship program and the resources available for developing an apprenticeship program. Apprenticeship programs reduce the need for expensive recruitment programs by creating a flow pool of candidates who are already screened and trained. Multiple local apprenticeship models will be presented.

 

State of Manufacturing and Education

Proactive employer involvement with school manufacturing technology programs validates the material covered by the instructor and allows students to transition from manufacturing programs and into fulfilling manufacturing careers. Listen to three regional educators highlight the reasons behind their success and explore best practices for industry partnerships with educators.

Online Best Education Practices

COVID 19 has accelerated the transition to online education. Learn how training methodologies and practices are rapidly changing in the new normal. Manufacturers and educational institutions continue to find innovative ways to develop people and boost knowledge and skills through online training resources.

Education and Apprenticeships - Part II

Rebuilding Adult Education to Meet the Needs of Manufacturing 

Learn how SVMI manufacturers engage with the Adult Education centers to develop new manufacturing programs. Adult Education's primary focus is to provide individuals with the basic skills needed for gainful employment in a variety of manufacturing-related occupations.

Innovative Solutions for Manufacturers

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be applied to existing hardware solutions. Engineers can analyze process data streams to gain actionable insights that improve asset performance. Flexibility allows options for simple add-ons configured to the existing motors or drives, helping clients in their digital transformation journey in manufacturing through automation.

Future of Manufacturing in the Sacramento Region - Sac the MFG Capital of CA

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Reimagining Manufacturing Career Pathways

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