FZ joins forces with The Right Place, The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center–West, and DISHER to launch new Industry 4.0 transformation team
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (April 15, 2021) – Feyen Zylstra, The Right Place, The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center–West, and DISHER recently announced the formation of a new Preferred Smart Manufacturing Partnership program for West Michigan manufacturers. The Preferred Smart Manufacturing Partnership program is designed to guide manufacturers through their digital transformation journey, providing clarity around Industry 4.0 business value, technologies, and solutions. Using a systematic approach, the program provides clarity around a manufacturer’s current state, desired future state, and the steps needed to bridge the gap.
“While Industry 4.0 and IIoT are widely accepted concepts on the plant floor, many manufacturers have yet to understand and harness the benefits and competitive advantage that they provide. By partnering with the Right Place and The Center-West on the Preferred Smart Manufacturing Partner Program, we've accelerated access to digital transformation and smart manufacturing technologies for manufacturers across West Michigan,” said Ryan Cahalane, President of Industrial Technology, Feyen Zylstra.
The program combines the partner's experience and expertise around manufacturing operational excellence, engineering know-how, and advanced manufacturing technology integration to excel manufacturers' efficiency, productivity, and competitive edge. Already, FZ and The Center-West have provided seamless Industry 4.0 consultation and implementation services for West Michigan manufacturers, specifically at Nu-Wool.
“In the future, West Michigan manufacturers need to be stronger and profitable, while navigating the dynamics of the changing, global economy,” says Justine Burdette, Regional Director, The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center – West and the Vice President, Technical Services at The Right Place. “The Preferred Smart Manufacturing Partnership program will help them address these challenges by harnessing the power of Industry 4.0 in a simple and actionable way.”
By engaging with the Preferred Smart Manufacturing Program, and using the free Industry 4.0 Assessment, a manufacturer will be able to:
- Understand their current state
- Understand the steps needed to sustainably introduce Industry 4.0 technologies to their best benefit
- See a potential Return on Investment this transformational change can provide
- Develop a timeline for the implementation of the best served technologies for their business.
- Have the services of our implementation team to guide their transformation into a better, more competitive business.
Founded in Grand Rapids in 1980, Feyen Zylstra is a knowledge-based electrical services and industrial technology firm focused on solving complex problems associated with the design, installation and maintenance of electrical, low voltage and automation systems. Over the last 41 years, Feyen Zylstra has grown to employ more than 550 people at six locations throughout the states of Michigan, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina, and consistently works to be the first-choice electrical contracting and plant floor technology resource for the most demanding industrial and commercial applications in the marketplace.
The Right Place, Inc., is a regional nonprofit founded in 1985 and supported through investments from the private and public sector. The Right Place drives current and long-term economic prosperity in West Michigan through the development and implementation of comprehensive strategies to retain, expand, and attract businesses. This includes connecting area businesses to national and international resources, identifying emerging growth opportunities, strengthening the competitiveness of area firms, and marketing the region globally. The International Economic Development Council has designated The Right Place as an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO). Find out more by visiting www.rightplace.org, liking us on facebook.com, and following us on twitter @TheRightPlaceGR.
Since 1991 the Center-west as a regional office of the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center has acted as trusted advisors to West Michigan’s small to medium manufactures. As part of the MEP national network a unique public-private network that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to US manufacturers. As part of The Right Place, Inc. the tailored solutions offered by The Center-West are critical components of the economic development process the Right Place offers to our region.
DISHER delivers innovative solutions in engineering, manufacturing technology, automation, and technical recruiting through a nationally-recognized team of cross-functional experts. Since 2000, DISHER has partnered with hundreds of Fortune 500 companies, suppliers, and organizations from a diverse set of industries including automotive, furniture, medical, consumer goods, mobility, industrial, pharma, agribusiness, alternative energy, and aerospace. DISHER’s experienced team is focused on helping customers solve complex challenges from the fuzzy-front-end of new-product ideation, product design and development, and electronics—all the way to connected IoT solutions, manufacturing processes, machine design, and launches. Helping clients reach higher levels of performance with their products, processes, and people is DISHER’s sweet spot. With offices in Zeeland, Michigan and Indianapolis, Indiana, DISHER is Making a Positive Difference alongside our clients locally, nationally, and around the globe.
Share this post:
Leave a question or comment: