In 2011, Germany coined the expression “Industry 4.0” for the digital transformation of manufacturing. Industry 4.0 has since created a revolution within industry worrying many about getting left behind. How mature is my organization in the journey? Boston Consulting Group identified some key areas: Big Data/Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Systems Integration, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Autonomous Robots, Simulation, Additive Manufacturing, and Virtual/Augmented Reality. How mature is my organization in these areas? Join this panel discussion to hear about the challenges and opportunities moving into the next industrial revolution.
Leonard Perry, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Industrial & Systems Engineering at the University of San Diego. He earned his PhD at Arizona State University in industrial engineering working with Douglas Montgomery on research in Design of Experiments. Dr. Perry’s current research focus is system improvement via continuous quality improvement methods especially in the area of applied statistics, six sigma, lean, and design of experiments. He researches, consults, instructs and collaborates on numerous quality improvement projects in biotech, healthcare, defense and traditional manufacturing organizations. He is a certified six sigma master black belt, ASQ certified quality engineer and a director of the lean six sigma program at the University of San Diego.