MESA (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) International is a global nonprofit providing education, networking and best practice sharing around Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0. MESA’s community includes manufacturers, producers, industry leaders and solution providers who are focused on driving business results from manufacturing technology.
We spoke to Steven Hewitt, chairman of MESA UK, to find out more about MESA and its new event on energy and sustainability taking place later this year in Coventry, UK….
Could you give an overview of MESA?
The Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) is a not-for-profit association of manufacturers, technologists and academics whose aim is to share best practice around industrial digital transformation.
We are effectively the world’s only ‘Crowdsourced’ Impartial Advice Centre for smart manufacturing. We are probably unique in the industrial digital transformation space in that there is no commercial undercurrent to what we do.
What is the sustainability event and why is it important for industry?
MESA UK is holding the Energy and Sustainability event to help British Industry to better understand how we can help reduce energy and waste.
Clearly this is in the forefront of everybody’s mind at the moment, because of the severe hike in energy prices, with no real prospect of this reducing in the medium term. However, it’s not just about energy. Its also about the bigger picture around overall sustainability. If industry doesn’t embrace sustainable business models this will eventually strangle us with essential resource scarcity or a planetary environment that disrupts economic operations (and the standard of living for our children and their children’s children).
However, people in charge of industrial operations are in a strong position to help alleviate the environmental burden that manufacturing places on the world. People who understand how to achieve higher operational efficiencies through industrial digital transformation, can have a disproportionately beneficial effect on both their own company and our world in general.
We want to ensure that manufacturers, technologists and academics share best practice and help to bring this about.
Where and when is it taking place?
The conference will be held at the Fanuc robotics factory in Coventry and will include a factory tour afterwards.
It will be held on the 20th September 2023 and will run from 09:00 to 16:30.
Who should attend and why?
This event is suitable for management and engineering and IT, from C-Level to production and engineering management, who are involved or affected by energy and sustainability concerns, and need to take actions that contribute to the continued success of operations.
What can attendees learn from the event?
Attendees will learn specific techniques and methods to discover energy saving opportunities, such as controlling of sleep states that may be possible within machines, detailing the conversations to be had with equipment vendors and solution providers.
The event will also explore the larger topic of sustainability, from both a business and environmental perspective, with specific take-aways aimed at helping businesses, using the MESA model and associated tools.
How can people get involved?
If you want to come along, please register using this link on the MESA website
Existing MESA Members can attend free of charge. As a not-for-profit there is small fee to non members to cover lunch, refreshments etc.
If you have important insights that you want to share with the group – ie conduct a presentation or lead a discussion session etc. then please contact Steve Hewitt Chairman MESA UK email@example.com +447720807055
MESA continues to be the industry’s number one source of ‘crowd sourced’ impartial advice around Smart Manufacturing Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0. The ‘not for profit’ Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) has a unique environment where impartiality means that there is no sales pitch, only the sharing of ideas and advice from Smart Manufacturing thought leaders from all major industries.