By Kristina Urquhart
Digital transformation can be daunting for a small or medium-sized manufacturing organization. What is Industry 4.0? What is the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)? Do I need artificial intelligence capabilities? What kind of hardware do I need? And, most importantly, what is this going to cost?
Manufacturing AUTOMATION and Pemeco Consulting seek to answer those questions in a free, quarterly webinar series for 2019 called Integrating the Enterprise: ERP Best Practices.
On March 21, 2019, we presented our first complimentary webinar: “The Industrial Internet of Things: ERP Best Practices,” to help address the importance of approaching digital transformation initiatives across the enterprise with a holistic view. Speaker Jonathan Gross, managing director of Pemeco Consulting, stressed the need to focus on creating a strategy and execution plan that incorporates your company’s organizational structures, business processes, risk management and new technologies.
“What I really want to do is show you how Industry 4.0 can be something that’s approachable,” said Gross. “It’s not this big, esoteric concept that involves long-term thinking about artificial intelligence and connected cyber-physical environments.”
If you missed his road map to success with implementing Industry 4.0 practices, you can still view the recording by registering at this link.
Special thanks to our speaker, Jonathan Gross of Pemeco Consulting, for his informative presentation!
About the speaker
Jonathan Gross, LL.B., M.B.A.
Jon is managing director at Pemeco Consulting, a vendor-neutral consulting firm. He leads clients through the entire digital transformation lifecycle, including: technology architecture and planning, technology vendor selection, technology procurement, implementation, and ongoing optimization. More specifically, Jon helps Pemeco’s manufacturing and distribution clients architect and implement technology environments that integrate ERP with the edge, including IoT, analytics, manufacturing execution, quality, supply chain, logistics, and other such systems. Jon is sought after for thought leadership and speaking engagements by industry analysts, trade associations, and trade publications. He has also acted as part-time systems analysis and design MBA professor at the Schulich School of Business at York University.