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AMT 101 | Automation Manufacturing Technology

Automation and Manufacturing Technology

Event Start Date:

September 24, 2024

Event Start Time:

8:30 AM

Event Location:

Manufacturers Resource Center

This course focuses on the strategic aspects of automation
adoption in manufacturing, emphasizing benefits, ROI analysis,
and project development.

Designed for manufacturers with varying levels of automation experience, this course provides a
comprehensive understanding of how to effectively leverage automation to improve productivity, efficiency, and cost.

Through interactive discussions, case studies, and practical exercises, participants will learn how to assess the feasibility of automation projects, calculate ROI, and develop well-defined implementation plans tailored to their manufacturing needs.

By the end of this course, participants will have the knowledge and skills to strategically assess, plan, and implement automation projects within their manufacturing facilities, leading to tangible improvements in productivity, efficiency, and cost.


  • Understand the strategic importance of automation in modern manufacturing
  • Identify and evaluate the potential benefits of automation for a manufacturing operation
  • Learn techniques for assessing the ROI of automation projects
  • Develop skills in project planning and implementation for successful automation adoption
  • Analyze case studies to understand real-world examples of automation projects
  • Gain insights into best practices for maximizing the impact of automation investments

Who Should Attend

This course caters to individuals at various stages of their careers, from those with little to no experience in automation to seasoned professionals looking to deepen their knowledge and skills in strategic automation planning and implementation.


Contact Nicole Pierce at (484) 655-4873 or nicole.pierce@mrcpa.org.


Shawn Furman | MRC – Advanced Manufacturing Technology Strategy Manager

Shawn FurmanShawn mentors MRC manufacturers to lead and guide them in advanced technologies that enhance quality, boost productivity, encourage innovation, and reduce production time. Today that also includes digital transformation, automation and robotics, and IT integration that enables innovation and smart manufacturing, driving extraordinary outcomes for customers.

Shawn demonstrates a 20-year proven, well rounded background in leading process improvements at industry icons directing or managing teams in Electrical Engineering, Automation Engineering, Maintenance Engineering, or combinations of both. Shawn also has the experience and talent small and mid-sized manufacturers need to help them implement their technology roadmap and guide them through the implementation of transformative technologies that are critical to compete and drive their companies into the future.

Prior to joining MRC, Shawn held positions of leadership at Boston Beer as Manager, Electrical and Automation Engineering, and Senior Automation Engineer. At Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, Shawn held positions as Director, Maintenance & Engineering, and Maintenance Manager. Earlier in his career, he held engineering positions at The Hershey Company. Shawn attended Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, and earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

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by 8/27/24 after $475.00

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Note: All registration fees must be received in advance of the date of your event. MRC must be notified two weeks in advance of this event if you need to cancel, otherwise we can only grant a credit to another MRC event. Remember, you can also send a substitute.

Event Details

  • September 24, 2024 8:30 AM   -   4:00 PM
  • Manufacturers Resource Center
  • 7200A Windsor Drive
  • Allentown
  • PA
  • 18106
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