Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) Northern - Industry 4.0 Programme

Industry 4.0 Programme

How do you remain globally competitive in today’s manufacturing environment?

In the current business climate we are all having to do things smarter and faster to keep up with the pace of change. Manufacturing is no exception.

As part of the Government’s Industry 4.0 Demonstration Network, Callaghan Innovation is funding limited opportunities provided by the EMA and LMAC to assess your facility for Industry 4.0 readiness.

Using the internationally recognised Smart Industry Readiness Index (SIRI) we will work with exemplar companies to prioritise the key areas of focus to advance with Industry 4.0. 

The result will be a high-level road map for how to start on this journey so you get maximum return from investing in these technologies. We are therefore seeking expressions of interest from manufacturers who would like to apply to go through this process:

 

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What is Industry 4.0? 

Industry 4.0 is the transformation of your traditional operations and processes using the latest smart technology.

These smart technologies help you to deliver improvements in safety, quality, productivity, delivery and asset management through connected systems that allow automated data flow and decision making.

What is being offered

Callaghan Innovation is funding opportunities provided by the EMA and LMAC to assess facilitie selected following the application process for Industry 4.0 readiness.

Using the internationally recognised Smart Industry Readiness Index (SIRI) we will work with you to prioritise the key areas of focus to advance with Industry 4.0. 

The result will be a high-level road map for how to move forward on this journey so you get maximum return from investing in these technologies.

Why is this being offered?

Many New Zealand manufacturers strive to be globally competitive and

Industry 4.0 through the Demonstration Network, which also includes network site visits, a smart factory and mobile showcase, can help to improve this productivity, but only if focus is put in the right areas for your business.

This assessment is to help manufacturers in their investment decision-making in Industry 4.0 – to promote a successful early adoption, which contributes to greater awareness and adoption throughout the country.

What do I need to bring to the table?

We would ideally like you to have an example of existing technology that can be assessed and which we can help develop into a case study for sharing with New Zealand manufacturers.

This case study should demonstrate potential benefits of adopting technology, but will also cover key learnings from the process of identifying and implementing it.

How will the process work?

In total there will be five days of work carried out by LMAC relating specifically to your business.

Three of these days will be on site, of which at least eight hours is required with the senior leadership team.


Further questions?

To find out more please contact Michael Burgess at EMA

Michael Burgess 

+64 9 367 0936  | manufacturing@ema.co.nz

  

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