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We are looking forward to seeing everyone at this year's Convention in Orlando next month. Please note: Disney counts every attendee at every event and does not allow any on-site registration. Just because you have booked a hotel room, does not mean that you have registered for MDNA's Convention.
Please review this list. If your name is not included, you are not yet registered.
See who has registered for MDNA's Convention here.
To Register for MDNA's Convention quickly go online here
or you may also print the PDF form and fax/mail it in to the MDNA office.
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block/discount deadline has now passed. However, if you call the hotel they may still honor the discounted rate if there are still rooms available. Call to reserve your room: (407) 934-7639
View the Schedule of Events here.
For all links and more information on MDNA’s Convention as it develops, please visit this page on our Calendar of Events.
|Scholarship Application 2017-2018
The scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 academic year have been mailed. Completed applications must be received by May 15, 2017, at the MDNA headquarters for consideration for the following Fall Semester.
Download the 2017-2018 Scholarship Applications here.
Ray Roberts Raffle for the Austin D. Lucas Scholarship Fund
The Scholarship Fund is selling raffle tickets as their primary fundraiser for 2017. Only 300 tickets are sold at $100 each. The winner receives $10,000. Other monetary prizes are given totaling $15,000.
Contact the person within your Chapter selling Raffle Tickets here.
Get your tickets today!
The drawing will be held at the MDNA Convention in Orlando, FL.
All members are encouraged to attend Chapter meetings and are invited to attend not only local meetings but any Chapter meeting or event of interest when convenient.
The following are upcoming Chapter events. Click on the Chapter meeting for more details:
Detroit/Toledo Chapter Meeting — April 12th
Cleveland Chapter Meeting — April 12th
Chicago Chapter Meeting — April 20th
Detroit/Toledo Golf Outing — July 10th
See Full Events Calendar Below
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In the Member's Only Back Office:
1st Quarter Auction Reports 2017
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|NAM MEETS WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP
"Members of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) met with President Trump at the White House Friday for a roundtable discussion about the industry. NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons shared results from the NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook survey which shows manufacturers' optimism rose to 93.7 percent, a new all-time high in the survey's nearly 20-year history."
Full report on NAM's website
Please visit our Calendar of Events page here!
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and smart manufacturing initiatives are accelerating the creation of new technologies, transforming global manufacturing. Like most innovation, competitive advantage and measurable, improved economics will be the biggest drivers of adoption. Enhanced sensors, data collection, analysis, visualization and interpretation will drive accelerated learning from existing processes and inform the design of new ones.
The manufacturing index, which has increased in six of the last seven months, underscores building optimism among factory managers that's also emerged from Asia to Europe. In the U.S., the ISM measure of export orders climbed to the highest level since November 2013, indicating improving global demand.
Recent Chinese government figures showed a factory purchasing managers index climbed in March to the highest level since April 2012, while a Markit Economics measure of euro-area manufacturing was the strongest in 71 months.
Recent interest in Industry 4.0 analytics has accelerated digital transformation in process manufacturing. Many owner-operators have engaged in technology pilots to explore options for reducing costs, increasing overall equipment effectiveness or regulatory compliance.
Despite this evolution, the adoption of advanced analytics tools still presents certain challenges. The extensive and complicated tooling landscape can be daunting, and many end users lack fundamental understanding of process data analytics.
Manufacturing is getting smart. Companies are increasingly using sensors and wireless technologies to capture data at all stages of a product's life. These range from material properties and the temperatures and vibrations of equipment to the logistics of supply chains and customer details. Truck engines beam back data on speed, fuel consumption and oil temperature to manufacturers and fleet operators. Optical scanners are used to spot defects in printed electronics circuits. But big data is a long way from transforming manufacturing.
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