Next Step on Productivity – Automation Beyond the Machine Tending



Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour

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We have seen proven productivity gains by utilizing machine tending automation, allowing operators, managers and owners to increase productivity by using and enabling flexible use of manufacturing cells or lines. This presentation will focus on the next level of automation and the benefits to be gained. By demonstrating the use of advanced planning and scheduling tools with a comprehensive software overview that provides transparency and advance warning of bottlenecks. Decreasing the level of complexity generated by embarking on not cell but factory automation will be explored as well as possible solutions that result in greater efficiency, higher throughput, reduction in WIP, and better use of capital.

What you will learn:

  • To understand the trends in manufacturing
  • To understand the benefits of having comprehensive management software
  • To see the actual solutions for productivity improvement by manufacturing management software


Topi Judén
Head of Product Management, Digital Products

Topi Judén is the Head of Product Management of Digital Products at Fastems. He has more than 10 years of experience on the field of automation and manufacturing management solutions. He is leading the product development of MMS which is the Fastems’ software to manage both automated and non-automated manufacturing operations. His motivation and driver for development come from helping customers to improve their productivity and profitability.