AI, Manufacturing, and the Next Big Step in Operational Efficiency

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AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, has released AI, Manufacturing, and the Next Big Step in Operational Efficiency, the first in a series of white papers on Artificial Intelligence (AI). 

The series will explain real-world applications of AI for boxplants. 

“AI can best be implemented from the inside out. As a manufacturer, you want to know what is happening in the plant. You may want to know the top order, the shipping day, and machine problems. And you want this information without having to create reports manually. With the ability to do this all through AI, you can increase work efficiency by as much as 40%. Training is more effective by up to 54%,” said Greg Tucker, President and CEO of Bay Cities.  

Artificial Intelligence is a powerful, emerging technology that will significantly impact the operations of AICC members and their customers. In understandable terms, this paper explains two different types of AI used in manufacturing. 

“AI is going to revolutionize the manufacturing industry,” said AICC President Mike D’Angelo. “The paper-based converting industry is going to benefit greatly as AI evolves. AICC is all about educating members and keeping them out front. Remember, you can’t spell AICC without AI!”

To educate members on AI, AICC formed the Artificial Intelligence Sub-Committee that is chaired by Jeff Putt, DeLine Box & Display, and comprised of Greg Tucker, Bay-Cities; Guy Ockerlund, OxBox; Jeff Putt, DeLine Box & Display; and Gokul Gopakumar, SUN Automation. AICC thanks these members for sharing their time, experiences, and ideas with their fellow AICC members. 

All AICC products begin with our members. AI, Manufacturing, and the Next Big Step in Operational Efficiency is the first white paper in a series on AI written by the AICC AI sub-committee, other AICC members, and subject matter experts. AICC thanks each of them for their contribution to this educational tool.

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Questions about AICC’s AI resources and the value a well-trained workforce brings to a company can be directed to Taryn Pyle, Director of Education & Leadership Development, or 703.836.2422.