How Manufacturers can Easily Break Into The World Of 4.0!

By: Berenice Mengo

lundi, avril 24 2017


The International Aerospace Week was held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal from April 3 to 7, 2017. The Global Supply Chain Summit on April 4 was the event that drew the most attention with over 500 participants and significant media coverage. One of the main themes was "From Vision to Reality: Breaking Through the World of 4.0". Aero Montréal successfully organized the event by putting forward numerous quality speakers and panelists as well as a new 4.0 Demo Zone.The 4.0 Demo Zone grouped together 24 providers of new technologies such as: robotics, automation, Big Data solutions, interconnection, knowledge sharing or training solutions. VKS, our partner Merkur, and Radix were given the opportunity to participate as speakers and exhibitors.During the discussion panel, Merkur addressed the challenges of Quebec’s aerospace industry and presented five reachable solutions for manufacturers. VKS - Visual Knowledge Share - was among these solutions.

Read more about: VKS and Merkur become partners to share the benefits of Industry 4.0.

Ryan Zimmermann, VKS’s Director of Business Development, presented why and how the digital work instruction software was created in a manufacturing environment. This tool has enabled many manufacturers to share best practices to the shop floor, as well as monitor data for better quality and higher productivity. Measuring the return on investment of each project and listing the benefits VKS has brought were among the elements covered during the presentation.Subsequently, Radix presented its 3D visual inspection tool and explained how automation projects positively influence productivity.

Merkur stressed the importance of defining a global vision of the smart factory and deploying industrial strategies one by one. Organizational support provided by experts can help the companies that take the 4.0 path ensure that all projects meet strategic goals and generate a return on investment.

Here are some pictures of the event:

Global Supply Chain Summit

Global Supply Chain Summit

Global Supply Chain Summit

Global Supply Chain Summit

This article was adapted from Merkur's article by Nicole St-Laurent, Marketing and Business Development Advisor at Merkur