ROBOTT-NET: Implementing Robotics into your Business - Blended Learning Course
Delivered by the MTC's Chief Engineer - Intelligent Automation, this blended course will provide you with the necessary tools, techniques and processes to evaluate the opportunity, develop the business case and deploy the implementation plan to integrate automation and robotics into your business.
Is this course for you?
Do you need to remain competitive by introducing automation and robotics into your business, but don’t know how to get started?
Do you need to know how to realise the business benefits, how to overcome the barriers-to-entry and put together a robust business case and implementation plan?
If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of these, then this course is definitely for you
Target Audience: This course is for decision makers within a business who are considering or have been tasked with introducing automation and robotics into their businesses. Attendees will include senior engineers, project managers, finance teams or business owners of SMEs etc.
Upon completion of this blended course, you will be able to:
Concisely articulate what automation is, and what it is not
Describe the multitude of benefits of utilising automation
Identify the barriers-to-entry and how to overcome or mitigate them
Perform an evaluation as to when automation will benefit a given process
Utilise various business tools, techniques and processes for when implementing automation
In order to minimise your valuable time away from your place of work, this course has been designed using a 'blended learning' approach. This means different delivery methods are used in conjunction with each other and allows certain elements to be completed on-line, at your convenience.
The course is broken down into three parts:
Part 1: Online eLearning Module (0.5hrs duration)
To be completed prior to 18th June 2019
This eLearning module takes the seemingly complex subject matter, and through the use of engaging animations, video and interactive activities, simplifies the content to make it easy to digest whilst you learn at your own pace.
Part 2: Face-to-Face Workshop at the MTC Coventry (8hrs duration)
18th June 2019
This workshop takes you through the entire process of implementing automation within your business. During the session you will:
Review real-life case studies of automation in use and identify the benefits realised
Have peer-to-peer discussions will other course delegates to explore both the tangible and intangible benefits of implementing automation
Working in groups to explore the various barriers to implementing automation and agreeing how best to overcome or mitigate them.
Learn the techniques and key factors used to evaluate if automation is viable, then apply those techniques to industry-based case studies
Identify the various factors that need to be considered when performing a return-on-investment (ROI) analysis, then apply those factors within a business case
Work through each step of the implementation process and practice using the associated tools and techniques within each step
The workshop concludes with the issuing of a work based exercise that is designed to help you apply the techniques learnt during the workshop within the real world
Part 3: Online Virtual Classroom Surgery (1.5hrs duration)
25th June 2019 (1pm)
A live, on-line virtual classroom session where you can walk through you work-based exercises (from part-2) and gain peer-to-peer feedback on your findings, with expert advice. Additionally, the session provides you with an opportunity to speak directly with our experts confidentially about your current projects and challenges.
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