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In-Person Workshop

Date: TBD
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Lunch Included


Christa Sterling

Industry 4.0 for Manufacturing Managers

This program introduces manufacturing managers and supervisors to the key principles associated with operating a digital manufacturing organization.  Digital manufacturing, a core element of Industry 4.0 relies in part upon Model-Based Design (MBD.)  MBD principles will be illustrated with an emphasis on their impact to manufacturing operations.  The program is a combination of theory and practical application.



This one-day workshop will include presentations, discussions, and demonstrations of digital manufacturing projects.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will:

Understand the impact Industry 4.0 has on business and manufacturing operations

Understand the impact Model-Based Definition (MBD) has on business and manufacturing operations.

Understand the best practices for an Industry 4.0 manufacturing operation.

Who Should Enroll

Manufacturing managers, quality managers and manufacturing supervisors for small and mid-size companies transitioning to Industry 4.0 and Model-Based Engineering practices.


Ray Sheen

Raymond Sheen, is president and founder of Product & Process Innovation, Inc. He is a veteran business leader with over 35 years of executive, functional, and project management experience working in government, industry and as an independent consultant. Ray is author of the book, Guide to Building Your Business Case, published by Harvard Business Review Press and is a co-author of the books Digital Transformation Demystified and Guide to Project Management. Ray was a member of a select committee that drafted the Digital Transformation Manifesto. Ray is currently an adjunct professor with Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he teaches systems thinking and project leadership in the MBA program. In addition, he teaches and consults in process improvement, digital transformation, project management, product development, strategy development, and risk management.

Ray received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy and his M.S. in Astronautical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He has recently completed a graduate certificate in Digital Leadership and Strategy from Boston University and graduate certificate in Business Leadership and Strategy from Liberty University. Ray is a Fellow at the Institute for Digital Transformation, a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) with the Project Management Institute and a certified Scrum Master with Scrum Alliance. Ray has also earned the Black Belt certification with the International Association for Six Sigma Certification.