A primer on bridging your back office and shop floor

Smart factories, digital transformation (DX), digitization, Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), Industry 4.0. You see these buzzwords everywhere but what do they actually mean? If you are unsure of whether or how you might benefit from these technologies, you’re not alone.

Though DX may seem overwhelming, you can take comfort that you have already begun your journey.  You know your pain points and you probably know where automation can drive efficiencies, cut costs, and improve your top-line.

Knowing your pains isn’t enough though. You need to take action. Sixty five percent of manufacturers believe that competitors with smart factories will steal market share through better pricing and strong customer service. That’s the bad news. The good news is that only 16% of manufacturers have a digital strategy in place. It’s about starting small and working within your budget but manufacturers - even small ones - can’t afford not to take that step.

Join Jonathan Gross of Pemeco Consulting and Dale Kehler of SYSPRO Canada in Part 1 of our 3-part series as they take a dive into the trends, real world examples and results that will help you understand what digital transformation is and how it can apply to your operations.   

In this webinar, you will learn:

  1. A definition of Industry 4.0 and digital transformation
  2. Industry 4.0 statistics you can use to support your business case
  3. Case studies on how companies like yours are implementing their digital strategies
  4. A best-practices methodology to develop your strategy and execution plan


Jonathan Gross, LL.B., M.B.A.
Managing Director, Pemeco Consulting

Jon leads clients through the entire digital transformation life-cycle, including: technology architecture and planning, technology vendor selection, technology procurement, implementation, and ongoing optimization. More specifically, Jon helps Pemeco’s clients architect and implement technology environments that integrate ERP with the edge, including IoT, analytics, manufacturing execution, quality, supply chain, logistics, and other such systems. Jon is sought after for thought-leadership and speaking engagements by industry analysts, trade associations, and trade publications. He has also acted as part-time systems analysis and design MBA professor at the Schulich School of Business at York University.