Get Ready for Industry 4.0
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Get Ready for Industry 4.0

Join MIT Sloan's Dr John Carrier for a complimentary webinar to prepare your organization for the Industrial Internet of Things


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Does your company have the right systems culture to survive, thrive, and lead in the era of the Internet of Things? Join this essential webinar from MIT Sloan Executive Education to find out:

Complimentary Webinar

April 12, 2017

12:00 – 13:00 EDT (16:00 – 17:00 UK Time)

Speaker: MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer John Carrier

Followed by a live Q&A on Facebook


The fourth era of industrial revolution will offer significant advantages to manufacturing and operations – so long as companies avoid the same systemic errors that plagued previous eras.

It is essential that technological change is implemented effectively while developing a company culture that puts people first. Yet change is hard. Organizations already have systems in place – and the inner workings of these systems tend to actively resist any change forced upon them

Drawing on real examples, Dr Carrier will demonstrate how you can leverage the Industrial Internet of Things to transform your current operations into a sustainable learning organization.

He will also discuss the seven most common systemic errors your company is likely to make when attempting to integrate the IIoT into your existing system, including:

  • The multiple input/single output problem in decision making
  • The ‘hidden factory’ that inevitably results from a counterproductive and unpredictable mix of old and new technologies
  • Designing feedback mechanisms in your system to gain IQ, make profits, and satisfy customers
  • Solving problems and implementing change by engaging the company culture

IIoT holds great potential for quality control, sustainable and green practices, supply chain traceability and overall supply chain efficiency – companies that ignore it are likely to be left behind and those that fail to manage the fundamental changes to their operations successfully will join them.

Conversely, getting it right will have a profound effect on your company’s future performance and sustainability.

 Also learn bout Dr. Carrier’s new program, Implementing Industry 4.0: Leading Change in Manufacturing and Operations, offered April 4­–5 and July 11–12, at MIT Sloan Executive Education.

MIT Sloan is uniquely positioned at the intersection of technology and business practice, and participants in our programs gain access to MIT’s distinctive blend of intellectual capital and practical, hands-on learning.

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