While technology is not here to replace lean principles, it can accelerate lean and evolve continuous improvement by connecting real-time production and performance data to people, processes, and assets. A smart factory empowers people to make smart decisions

– Martin Boersema, smart factory expert ‘Lean’ sponge

Technology and new processes are revolutionizing the connected factory, just as lean did to manufacturing 30 years ago. While traditionally, shop floors and supply chains have been optimized by the application of various lean principles, procedures, and tools, today, the union of physical processes with digital IIoT smart factory systems have birthed connected factories and are propelling operational excellence to new heights. 

Join us live with our Smart Factory and Continuous Improvement Expert, Martin Boersema, to learn how IIoT Smart Factory technology builds on lean management principles and processes and provides the infrastructure needed to advance lean and drive continuous improvement. Martin will explore:

  • How today’s connected factory workforce can advance your continuous improvement efforts
  • How a partnership between your connected factory and CI initiatives can drive productivity, efficiency, and accountability.
  • Plus, have your questions answered live! You will have a chance to ask our expert your questions during the 10 minute Q&A at the end of the session. 

Can’t make it to the webinar? Register anyway, and we’ll send you a recording of the webinar to view on-demand once it’s available.

About Our Speaker: Martin Boersema

Meet Martin, our smart factory expert ‘Lean’ sponge. As an engineer and manufacturing change agent, Martin has lead kaizen events, spearheaded 5S activities, implemented Kanban, facilitated Lean training sessions, completed six sigma projects, carried out DOE’s, leveled work cells, written standard work, performed time studies, analyzed complex data sets, created complex data sets, managed multiple simultaneous projects, developed CAD layouts, set-up work cells, and optimized logistics. As a production manager, he has taken this lean experience and applied it to daily operations! Visual controls, standard communication, and leader standard work are just a few of the lean tools he has incorporated into his management handbook.

Did you miss our previous Shoploigx “Ask the Expert” webinars? Watch them on-demand below!