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One Way Industry 4.0 is Gaining Traction in Michigan

Brett Brune
By Brett Brune Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing

Kevin Kerrigan, senior VP in the automotive office at the Michigan Economic Development Corp., discusses how MEDC is helping Industry 4.0 gain traction in Michigan. He gets into how Michigan supports Automation Alley, which works to demystify new technology for smaller manufacturers, as well as LIFT and IACMI. The crux of the smart factory is being able to make, better, faster decisions, he notes as he describes the value the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) brings to Michigan factories. Adoption is “ultimately a matter of who wins,” he adds. “And I think Michigan is in a very good place right now to do that.”


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