TSMA Event: Industry 4.0 – Revolutionizing Your Business

Tri-State Manufacturing Alliance (TSMA)

Q3: Industry 4.0 – Revolutionizing Your Business

AUGUST 17 – 7:45 – 9:00AM

Buzzwords, such as “Digital”, “Smart Factory” and “Industry 4.0” are being spoken more of in manufacturing, but what do they mean and more importantly, how can this be applied to your business?

Join Justin McCoy from Toyota as he defines Industry 4.0 with respect to innovative manufacturing technologies, followed by Drew Garreston from Ceres Solutions Cooperative presenting examples of how smart factory thinking is being applied in agriculture/his vision of what we can expect by 2040.

  • Justin McCoy is a General Manager with Toyota Motor North America, Inc., (TMNA) working in the Manufacturing Project Innovation Center (MPIC) in Plano, Texas. His responsibilities include benchmarking activities and new mobility transformation. TMNA established MPIC in November 2019 with a focus on strategic initiatives related to mobility transformation; CASE (connected, autonomous, shared, electric) technologies; and benchmarking activities.
  • Drew Garretson, Senior Director of Digital Experience at Ceres Solutions Cooperative, has spent 14 years in the cooperative system serving in roles for Land O’Lakes Inc. in both agricultural technology development and digital strategy, leading teams across the United States. He is currently working to build a digital business enablement strategy for Ceres Solutions, one of the largest farmer-owned cooperatives in the U.S.

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