From Zero to Lights Out: Getting Started On Your Path to Automation

On-Demand Webinar

Length: 45min


Wondering about what automation can do for you and your business? How do you know when to get started with automation?

There are many different reasons why you might be looking at automation – the labour shortage for example – and this webinar will help you quantify the one that makes the most sense for you.

Join Simon Drexler, MBA, P.Eng., as he walks you through getting started with factory automation from defining your “Why” to validation to examining the ROI of what you’ve built.


What you’ll learn:

  • Steps to getting started with automation
  • How to identify your specific driver for automation and how to quantify it
  • What happens when you automate a bad process
  • Determine if your finish line is centralization or decentralization
  • How to figure out where adding technology makes sense

Simon Drexler – Director, LMT Products
Simon Drexler is the director of the Linear Motion Technologies (LMT) group at ATS Automation in Cambridge Ontario. With over 12 years’ experience in industrial automation innovation, Simon has earned himself a spot on Plant Magazine’s “Top 40 Engineering Leaders Under 40,” and was named Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine’s “Pro to Know.” Along with leading the LMT group, Simon currently sits on the Board of Advisors for Canadian Manufacturers and Explorers.