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By Elliot Forsyth | Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center | 8/16/2017
The digitalization of business across all industries is happening rapidly, and there is no going back. Imagine knowing when a machine is about to fail before it actually occurs. Or what if it were possible to monitor a customer’s product performance in real time to service it more quickly and efficiently?
By Cynthia Hutchison | Automation Alley | 8/9/2017
In the digital age, the lines are blurred between what is and isn't considered a technology company. The argument can most certainly be made that all businesses today are tech companies. In this blog post, Cynthia Hutchison, Automation Alley's director of Business Development and Government Affairs, offers up advice traditional businesses should consider on their quest to embrace new technologies.
By Tom Kelly | Automation Alley | 8/8/2017
August is Member Appreciation Month here at Automation Alley. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our members from across Southeast Michigan for their continued support of, and involvement in, our organization. Our global brand has never been stronger or more meaningful in driving revenue and recognition to our members than it is today.
By Tom Kelly | Automation Alley | 8/2/2017
It’s not just cars anymore. The state needs to capitalize on its knowhow and adapt for Industry 4.0. In this Op-Ed, Automation Alley Executive Director and CEO Tom Kelly argues that Michigan has an opportunity to lead the nation in the implementation of Industry 4.0 on our factory floors. One of the advantages Michigan has is a rich supply chain of traditional manufacturers all the way from smaller suppliers to tier 1s and OEMs, a great environment for Industry 4.0 technologies to be vetted.
8/1/2017
Emily Parks of Automation Alley member company AMI Strategies, a technology expense management firm, discusses the connections she’s made through Automation Alley.
8/1/2017
Automation Alley added 6 new members in July. Click the links below to meet them.
By Ann Marie Olszewski | Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC | 7/26/2017
Depending on when your plan year renews, the summer months may be relatively quiet from a benefits perspective. Annual enrollment may have recently ended, or you may be just beginning the planning process for 2018. Take advantage of the lull by reminding your employees about the benefits available to them, and how they can be used to greater personal advantage.
7/19/2017
Comcast Newsmakers host Laurel Hess chats with Automation Alley COO Pavan Muzumdar about how Industry 4.0 is changing manufacturing and Automation Alley's role in helping Michigan companies transform.
By Eriola Fishman | Automation Alley | 7/12/2017
Automation Alley returned last week from the 2017 International Paris Air Show with a group of 10 Michigan companies, where deals were signed and relationships were built for all companies involved. The success of this mission already has us planning for the next show, and if you’re a professional working in the aeronautics and space sector, you should too! Here are five things you need to know if you plan to attend the International Paris Air Show in the future.
7/1/2017
Dan McGregor, of Swiss electronic manufacturing company APAG Cosyst, discusses how Automation Alley’s International Business Center has helped his company get established in Michigan.

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