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Automation Alley creates road map for manufacturing technologies

By Crain's Detroit Business

Jan 22, 2018

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Automation Alley is creating a road map for where the automotive industry's largest players are headed and how the entire supply chain can adopt tomorrow's manufacturing technologies.

The Troy, MI-based business association plans to release a study on Industry 4.0, the idea that we are in a fourth industrial revolution in which the internet and automation transforms manufacturing, on April 30 at an event at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

"We need to create a road map of where the bigs (automakers and large tier suppliers) are going and use that information to create actionable items so the entire ecosystem can adjust and know where to focus their efforts," said Tom Kelly, executive director of Automation Alley. 

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