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Smart Factory Expo | Shoestring Awareness Workshop

8 June, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

If you are attending Smart Factory Expo on 8 June, as part of Manufacturing & Engineering Week, at the NEC in Birmingham don’t miss the chance of signing up for our free Awareness workshop.

Ideal for small- and medium-sized businesses who struggle to find time, budget or skills to start digitalisation, the Shoestring approach provides a quick, easy way to begin.

Join the workshop and discover how a low-cost digital solution can help:

  • reduce your energy costs
  • enable you to track jobs across locations
  • improve process / equipment monitoring

The workshop will help you identify challenges your business faces, benefits you would like to see from a digital solution and show how low-cost digital solutions help manufacturers. After the workshop you will have free access to practical low-cost solutions (companies only need to purchase the low-cost solution components*), and support from the Shoestring team to help your employees (and apprentices) deploy them.

Are you worried about energy consumption?

The Power monitoring starter solution will help you address challenges such as:

  • Are machines on unnecessarily?
  • Could you reduce costs by rescheduling operations?

Do you know where your jobs are across the shop floor?

The Job tracking starter solution helps resolve problems such as:

  • Do customer queries on job progress take too much time?
  • Do misplaced / incomplete jobs create delays?

How well do you need to control temperature in production?

The Temperature monitoring starter solution helps answer questions such as:

  • Do temperature conditions impact product quality?
  • Can you see if temperature is out of expected range?

Who should attend?

This workshop is aimed at senior managers, production and operation leaders and those who are keen to explore the possibilities for low-cost digital solutions in their business. It is designed to help small- and medium-sized companies involved in engineering, manufacturing, construction and logistics.

To sign up for the session go to the Smart Factory Expo free visitor registration page, sign up and on the next page tick the (Yes) box to say you are interested in the Institute for Manufacturing Masterclasses. We will then follow up with more information.

Or you can email us direct at contact@digitalshoestring.net

*When accessing the solutions, companies only need to purchase the low-cost solution components which cost about £150-£300.


8 June, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


IfM Engage


Smart Factory Expo, NEC, Birmingham, North Ave, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT