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Avon, CT, USA
Making the Future
“Participation is the key,” said Dina Pelletier, Co-founder of a new online collaboration website for manufacturing. “We wanted to create a site people could help build — just like manufacturing itself — it takes many people to make things.”
What is it?
“FactoryoftheFuture.org is a central idea exchange for people who make things,” said Dr. Mitch Kennedy, Co-founder. “Technology is propelling us forward in every aspect of life, and factories are no exception.”
“We wanted to take advantage of this by creating a ‘Mastermind for Manufacturing©’, a collaboration platform to help manufacturers and advance society,” said Ms. Pelletier.
Nothing Else Like It
“Despite searching long and hard, we could only find groups and projects tightly focused upon one aspect of manufacturing (i.e. continuous improvement, a specific field of engineering, etc.) or one sector, such as food and beverages or aerospace,” said Dr. Kennedy.
“While these are great efforts individually, the movement to a new way of ‘making things’ that addresses emerging opportunities and current disconnects is a larger scope than most sites can fully develop. True collaboration between departments within a company, and between different manufacturing sectors, did not appear to be represented,” said Dr. Kennedy.
“The site is geared toward empowering students, workers, management and owners to find answers, share their knowledge, and help others,” said Dina Pelletier, pulling from her experience as a Community Organizer with the Hartford Areas Rally Together. “We want to empower people to be part of building the factory of the future through FactoryoftheFuture.org.”
How is it different?
“Every aspect of the site gives people the opportunity to share their knowledge, help others and showcase their smarts,” said Ms. Pelletier.
“We really believe that ‘Two heads are better than one’ and that many minds = exponential progress!” said Ms. Pelletier. We are offering a Free 1-year Membership to everyone who wants to join us during our start-up phase; plus, everyone who signs up now gets a free 7-page toolkit: The Factory Preparedness Planning Guide, which is useful to any business interested in being prepared for emergencies,” said Ms. Pelletier.
What you can do on FactoryoftheFuture.org:
Learn something new in the Topic Areas: (Energy, Facilities, Manufacturing, Materials and Waste, Sales and Marketing, Supply Chain, Technology, Workforce and Community)
Ask a question or give advice on the Forum: The forum is the place to communicate with everyone else on the site. What do you want to know?
List a Resource: Here are the categories… Free Online Tools, Government Websites, Makers Groups, Nonprofit Organizations, Professional Associations, Publications, Schools, Trade Associations, Unions, Vendors
Post an Event: Post local, national or international events here
Write a Classified Ad: Here are the categories… Equipment Rentals, Free Giveaways/Donations, Goods For Sale, Goods Wanted, Internships Offered, Internships Wanted, Jobs Available, Jobs Wanted, Real Estate, Services Offered, Services Wanted
Get Published: Express yourself; show off your knowledge; make an impact on history and help others learn; write an article for FactoryoftheFuture.org
Submit a Photo: Sometimes you just need to use a picture. Submit a photo or drawing to show everyone your idea, your ingenious solution, or to ask a question
Submit a Video: Express your creativity or showcase your project
Relieve stress in the Zone of Fun: Laughter can increase your creativity and even lengthen your life — lighten your mood by visiting the Zone of Fun and express your humor and wit by submitting your own funnies!
Give Your Opinion: Praise, suggestions or corrections — we want to hear it! Each page has a feedback form in the bottom right corner
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