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This week MxD will be participating in multiple panels at this year's Rethink: The Manufacturing Leadership Summit held ...
10/27/2020
Rethink: The Manufacturing Leadership Council Summit

This week MxD will be participating in multiple panels at this year's Rethink: The Manufacturing Leadership Summit held virtually from October 27 to October 29 hosted by the Manufacturing Leadership Council.

Rethink brings together manufacturing operations leaders for next-level networking and information exchange in three categories: thought leadership, organizational strategy, and technology implementation best practices. You’ll connect and collaborate through case studies, panel discussions, and breakout sessions to understand opportunities as well as challenges.

Register & learn more here: https://bit.ly/35Dmj6D

#MLCRethink #manufacturing #MLC #leadership #summit #RethinkSummit #MxDInnovates

Join us at Rethink: The Manufacturing Leadership Council Summit to ensure your business is prepared to seize opportunities and advance in manufacturing’s digital era. The 16th annual summit, originally scheduled for June, will now take place virtually October 27-29, 2020.

How can the Manufacturing sector convince women to make their career here? Join ManpowerGroup, MxD, Right Management, #T...
10/26/2020

How can the Manufacturing sector convince women to make their career here? Join ManpowerGroup, MxD, Right Management, #TheManufacturingInstitute, & Applied Materials this Thursday, October 29, for a discussion around creating a culture of inclusion in manufacturing.

To register: https://bit.ly/2HG3erR

#manufacturing #ManpowerGroup #RightManagement #theManufacturingInstitute #AppliedMaterials #diversity #womeninmanufacturing #inclusion

Lights, camera, action! 💡 🎥 💥 Busy day at the MxD Innovation Center as we (safely) film with Autodesk University. Here's...
10/23/2020

Lights, camera, action! 💡 🎥 💥 Busy day at the MxD Innovation Center as we (safely) film with Autodesk University. Here's a fun behind the seat shot with MxD CEO Chandra Brown! Now we're off to the Factory Floor to gather shots of the Autodesk space and the innovative tech featured there.

#autodesk #autodeskuniversity #MxDInnovates

MxD has been awarded $15 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Defense via the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Eco...
10/22/2020
MxD Awarded $15 Million to Boost U.S. Manufacturing’s COVID Response

MxD has been awarded $15 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Defense via the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to address critical public health and infrastructure needs and to support manufacturing as it mobilizes in response to COVID-19.

MxD’s three CARES Act-funded programs will focus on supply chain resiliency and transparency, rapid and secure medical device deployment, and pharmaceutical industry production optimization.

Read the release here: https://bit.ly/31wNs9Y

#MxDInnovates #COVID #response #manufacturing #digital #CARES #DoD

CARES Act Funding Will Support Supply Chain Resiliency, Medical Device Deployment, and Pharmaceutical Industry Production

Are you a gamer and curious about what career path you should take? Cybersecurity & video games have more in common than...
10/21/2020
Love gaming? Consider cybersecurity | MxD

Are you a gamer and curious about what career path you should take? Cybersecurity & video games have more in common than you may think. Read Deb's advice on how an interest in video games can lead to a promising career in cybersecurity.

Read her column here: https://bit.ly/3m7QKYZ

#gaming #videogames #cybersecurity #advice #cyber #manufacturing #column #video #games

Dear Deb: I’m graduating from high school this year, but don’t think a four-year college degree is for me. I love gaming, programming and tech in general. Should I consider cybersecurity?

Tomorrow is our cybersecurity webinar, Ransomware in Manufacturing! No better time than #CyberMonth to brush up on secur...
10/20/2020
Ransomware in Manufacturing | MxD

Tomorrow is our cybersecurity webinar, Ransomware in Manufacturing! No better time than #CyberMonth to brush up on security threats to your operations. Our webinar, featuring Brian Haugli of SideChannel and Jason Christopher of Dragos will explore the most common of these threats--Ransomware.

Also, follow us on Twitter today @MxDinnovates as Dragos #takesover our Twitter for #MxDMfgMonth & #MxDCyberMonth

Register for Ransomware in Manufacturing: https://bit.ly/30DIKGY

#cybersecurity #manufacturing #ransomware #cyber #webinar #Dragos #SideChannel #digital #technology #OT #IT #CISO

Hear from Dragos’ Principal Cyber Risk Advisor, Jason Christopher, and Co-Founder of SideChannel, Brian Haugli, as they share their thoughts on trends and strategies associated with this new cyber risk.

Join us Tuesday, November 10th as MxD hosts its Technology Showcase, Manufacturing Through a Crisis: Fortifying Manufact...
10/19/2020
Manufacturing Through a Crisis: Fortify Manufacturing Operations with Digital Technology

Join us Tuesday, November 10th as MxD hosts its Technology Showcase, Manufacturing Through a Crisis: Fortifying Manufacturing Operations with Digital Technology.

The COVID-19 pandemic introduced many challenges to the U.S. manufacturing sector, emphasizing the need for an increased investment in digital technology. Join MxD and partners for a virtual event that will provide actionable recommendations on how to utilize digital solutions to fortify your manufacturing operations.

Register today: https://bit.ly/31kP9am

#technology #showcase #manufacturing #crisis #operations #digital #digitalmanufacturing #solutions #virtual #event

Join MxD and partners for a technology showcase that will leverage the discussions from the webinar series, with a focus on providing tactical recommendations on how to utilize digital solutions to fortify manufacturing operations.

What happens if your supply chain is affected by a COVID hot spot? Read Deb's advice on working around the current chall...
10/16/2020
COVID Hotspot in My Supply Chain | MxD

What happens if your supply chain is affected by a COVID hot spot? Read Deb's advice on working around the current challenges in our supply chains and how to build a contingency plan for your factory.

Read the column here: https://bit.ly/344ERx1

Have a digital manufacturing question? Email it to Deb! With over 30 years experience in manufacturing, Deb is here to help you navigate Industry 4.0 & your digital evolution. Email her at [email protected]

#supplychain #askdeb #covid19 #pandemic #advice #column #hotspot #digital #manufacturing #technology #factory

Dear Deb from QA: One of the critical parts we need is made in a factory recently shut down because they’re in a coronavirus hotspot. We can’t produce our circuit boards until they re-open. What are my options?

This week MxD and mHUB Chicago hosted the 4th annual Fourth Revolution Awards where we recognized leaders in companies, ...
10/15/2020
2020 Fourth Revolution Awards Winners Announced | MxD

This week MxD and mHUB Chicago hosted the 4th annual Fourth Revolution Awards where we recognized leaders in companies, products and initiatives that have made significant contributions to the region’s manufacturing ecosystem. The event raised over $15,000, with proceeds supporting scholarships and apprenticeship programs at Richard J. Daley College.

Thank you again to all finalists, sponsors, presenters, judges, and all who joined us. Congratulations to the winners! We look forward to the next one.

Winners:
PSYONIC - Product of the Year Winner
Laystrom Manufacturing Co. - Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturer of the Year Winner
MeshPlusPlus - Rising Star Award Winner
Chicago CRED - Community Empowerment Award Winner
#NuCurrentInc - Innovation of the Year Winner

Read more about the winners in our release found here: https://bit.ly/3iXfVeR

The awards recognized leaders, companies, products and initiatives that have made significant contributions to the region’s manufacturing ecosystem.

We are one week away from our webinar, Ransomware in Manufacturing! No better time than #CyberMonth to brush up on secur...
10/14/2020
Ransomware in Manufacturing | MxD

We are one week away from our webinar, Ransomware in Manufacturing! No better time than #CyberMonth to brush up on security threats to your operations. Our webinar, featuring Brian Haugli of SideChannel and Jason Christopher of Dragos, will explore the most common of these threats--Ransomware.

Our speakers will share what they’ve learned from recent ransomware attacks, the importance of knowing your systems, and how to be protected even in unique ICS environments.

Follow this link to register for Ransomware in Manufacturing: https://bit.ly/30DIKGY

#cybersecurity #manufacturing #ransomware #cyber #webinar #Dragos #SideChannel #digital #technology #OT #IT #CISO

Hear from Dragos’ Principal Cyber Risk Advisor, Jason Christopher, and Co-Founder of SideChannel, Brian Haugli, as they share their thoughts on trends and strategies associated with this new cyber risk.

TODAY! While the Fourth Revolution Awards will look different this year, it's more important than ever to celebrate inno...
10/13/2020
2020 Fourth Revolution Awards | MxD

TODAY! While the Fourth Revolution Awards will look different this year, it's more important than ever to celebrate innovators, manufacturers, and industry leaders driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the Midwest.

Join mHUB Chicago and MxD tonight as we celebrate emerging leaders in Midwest manufacturing innovation! It's not too late to register: https://bit.ly/3ifor8C

#4Rev2020 #mHubChicago #MxDInnovates #manufacturing #awards #midwest #innovation

The Fourth Revolution Awards celebrates regional manufacturing for its leadership and innovation as the industry stands on the brink of a new technological revolution. This year, we are going virtual.

This Wednesday, October 14, MxD’s Liz Stuck will be speaking at Manpower US's “How to Recruit, Retain, and Grow Women in...
10/12/2020

This Wednesday, October 14, MxD’s Liz Stuck will be speaking at Manpower US's “How to Recruit, Retain, and Grow Women in Manufacturing and Technology” at 12:00 PM CST. Register here: https://bit.ly/3lsUXpY #Manufacturing #WomenInManufacturing #MxDMfgMonth #MxDCyberMonth

Hiring for any industry can be a daunting task. This week, Deb helps answer a reader's request for help finding manufact...
10/09/2020
Where do I hire for cybersecurity? | MxD

Hiring for any industry can be a daunting task. This week, Deb helps answer a reader's request for help finding manufacturing cybersecurity candidates. Where do you hire for cybersecurity? Read Deb's column to find out how.

Column: https://bit.ly/30Oj7mT

#AskDeb #hiring #jobroles #training #workfroce #advice #column #industry #manufacturing #cybersecurity #cyber

Hello Deb: I need to hire for manufacturing cybersecurity roles at my factory, but candidates are scarce. Where should I look?

MxD is excited to release an update to the Hiring Guide: Cybersecurity in Manufacturing. This update includes a new, in-...
10/08/2020
The Hiring Guide | MxD

MxD is excited to release an update to the Hiring Guide: Cybersecurity in Manufacturing. This update includes a new, in-depth success profile and career pathway.

Download the updated guide today: https://bit.ly/36K855Z

The role, Manufacturing Cybersecurity Systems Operator, is an entry-level operations role that does not require a four-year college degree. Pathways to this role include community college certification, apprenticeship, or military experience.

Development of this update is possible thanks to the Siemens Foundation. Learn more about the foundation here: https://sie.ag/2GBc6Pm

#cybersecurity #jobroles #digital #manufacturing #careers #jobs #training #workforce #cyber #siemens #siemensfoundation #hiringguide

MxD’s Hiring Guide addresses a daunting challenge: America must build a new army to protect manufacturers’ intellectual property, factories, and products from cyberattackers that lurk in the shadows, and mutate as readily as any virus.

Ransomware has become one of the most common methods of profit for cybercriminals – and a major cause of disruption. In ...
10/07/2020
Ransomware in Manufacturing | MxD

Ransomware has become one of the most common methods of profit for cybercriminals – and a major cause of disruption. In light of recent events demonstrating the concerns around industrial control systems and untargeted ransomware, MxD is hosting Ransomware in Manufacturing, a webinar that will help prepare you to tackle the problem of ransomware head-on.

Hear from Dragos' Principal Cyber Risk Advisor, Jason Christopher, and Co-Founder of SideChannel, Brian Haugli, as they share their thoughts on trends and strategies associated with this new cyber risk.

Register for our webinar today: https://bit.ly/30DIKGY

#cybersecurity #manufacturing #ransomware #cyber #webinar #Dragos #SideChannel #digital #technology #OT #IT #CISO

Hear from Dragos’ Principal Cyber Risk Advisor, Jason Christopher, and Co-Founder of SideChannel, Brian Haugli, as they share their thoughts on trends and strategies associated with this new cyber risk.

Americans are still feeling the pain of critical supply shortages. We have the technology to make what we need, but the ...
10/06/2020
We Have the Manufacturing Might to Fight COVID-19

Americans are still feeling the pain of critical supply shortages. We have the technology to make what we need, but the country’s manufacturing sector is poorly organized to respond to a crisis.

Read Lou Rassey, from Fast Radius, and MxD CEO Chandra Brown’s call for Congress to enact legislation that would ensure the manufacturing sector is better prepared for the next emergency.

Read the op-ed here: https://bit.ly/33Aahej

#manufacturing #covid19 #pandemic #response #industry #supplychain #legislation #technology

What we lack is a national plan and coordination.

MxD CNC Manufacturing Engineer Alex Velez was working graveyard shifts in a fast food restaurant when his journey into d...
10/05/2020

MxD CNC Manufacturing Engineer Alex Velez was working graveyard shifts in a fast food restaurant when his journey into digital manufacturing began. Read about how an eagerness to learn lead Alex to a promising career in manufacturing.

Read about Alex's story here: https://bit.ly/30D6aw9

#manufacturing #career #digital #learning #training #workforce #jobs #digitalmanufacturing #cnc #technology

⚙️ Happy Manufacturing Day 2020 ⚙️ What are you doing to celebrate manufacturing? Show us your manufacturing spirit by u...
10/02/2020

⚙️ Happy Manufacturing Day 2020 ⚙️ What are you doing to celebrate manufacturing? Show us your manufacturing spirit by using the tag #MxDMfgMonth for the entire month of October! As we weather an unprecedented year, the manufacturing community is as strong as ever 💪 #MFGDay20

If COVID-19 has taught manufacturers anything, it’s that a major disruption to operations can be stunning in speed and s...
10/02/2020
Why You Need a New Operations Continuity Plan | MxD

If COVID-19 has taught manufacturers anything, it’s that a major disruption to operations can be stunning in speed and scope. It is important to be prepared.

Read the 5 steps MxD’s Vice President of Finance and Business Operations Jessica Juozapavich and Director of Engineering Paul Pierson recommend taking to deepen your preparedness:

Read here: https://bit.ly/3ngeR9A

#operations #manufacturing #tips #advice #engingeering #factory #digital #technology

In the COVID era, the next crisis is just around the corner. Be prepared.

We are delighted to announce that Jacky Wright, Chief Digital Officer and Corporate Vice President, Microsoft US; and Li...
10/01/2020
MxD Welcomes Leading Manufacturing Executives to Board of Directors and Appoints New Chair and Vice-Chair

We are delighted to announce that Jacky Wright, Chief Digital Officer and Corporate Vice President, Microsoft US; and Linda Cadwell Stancin, Director, Emerging Technologies, Collaboration, and Innovation for the Lockheed Martin Corporation, have joined the MxD Board of Directors.

MxD CEO Chandra Brown stated, “Jacky and Linda’s experience and passion in digital transformation and technology will help MxD strengthen its support for manufacturers to become more resilient and competitive.”

Additionally, GenMet Corp. CEO Mary Isbister has assumed the position of Chair, and Billy Bardin of Dow is now Vice Chair of the Board. Read more in our press release: https://bit.ly/3cLK9QJ

MxD announced today the addition of two manufacturing leaders to its board of directors: Jacky Wright, Chief Digital Officer and Corporate Vice President, Microsoft US; and Linda Cadwell Stancin, Director, Emerging Technologies, Collaboration, and Innovation, Lockheed Martin Corporation.

In response to the dramatic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on US manufacturing, including the challenges uncovered rela...
09/30/2020
Manufacturing Guard Webinar #2 | MxD

In response to the dramatic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on US manufacturing, including the challenges uncovered related to the security and responsiveness of manufacturing supply chains in our country, the CEOs of all 15 Manufacturing USA Institutes have created a decisive set of strategies and recommendations, including calling for the creation of a National Manufacturing Guard.

Tomorrow, October 1, MxD CEO Chandra Brown will be a featured speaker at the second Manufacturing Guard Webinar. Please join us by registering for the webinar here: https://bit.ly/300abKH

#manufacturingusa #manufacturing #covid19 #supplychain

You are invited to be among the first American manufacturing leaders to learn about a new, bold call from the Manufacturing USA Institutes for the creation of a “National Manufacturing Guard” designed to ensure a resilient and robust national supply chain and manufacturing base in the future. Re...

The Fourth Revolution Awards celebrates regional manufacturing for its leadership and innovation as the industry stands ...
09/29/2020
2020 Fourth Revolution Awards | MxD

The Fourth Revolution Awards celebrates regional manufacturing for its leadership and innovation as the industry stands on the brink of a new technological revolution. Going into its fourth year, the ceremony will culminate virtually in the presentation of five awards to deserving leaders, companies, and industrial initiatives that have made significant contributions to the Midwest region’s manufacturing ecosystem.

Join us October 13, 2020 as we take things digital. Proceeds will support scholarships and apprenticeship programs at Daley College.

To learn more and register, click here: https://bit.ly/3ifor8C

mHUB Chicago #4Rev2020 #Midwest #manufacturing #awards #digital #technology #emerging #innovation

The Fourth Revolution Awards celebrates regional manufacturing for its leadership and innovation as the industry stands on the brink of a new technological revolution. This year, we are going virtual.

Today we unveil the first ever virtual tour of our Future Factory Floor for the 2020 Internet of Manufacturing virtual e...
09/28/2020
Internet of Manufacturing Virtual, September 28 -30, 2020

Today we unveil the first ever virtual tour of our Future Factory Floor for the 2020 Internet of Manufacturing virtual event. Thank you to Internet of Manufacturing and our partners for their support. We can't wait to #virtually welcome you to the Future Factory, see you then! https://bit.ly/2JqKj3E

#IOM #virtual #manufacturing #supplychain

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