A trip to Chicago reveals the future of manufacturing

MAJiK Systems trekked down to the 'Windy City' at the beginning of November to attend the single largest manufacturing and packaging exhibition in the USA: PACK Expo International.

With more than 1,700 exhibitors in attendance, the PACK Expo International presents manufacturers with the latest innovative packaging and technological solutions.

Over the course of three days, the MAJiK team had the opportunity to chat with some of the biggest names in packaging, machinery, and controllers. The MAJiK Systems team attended engaging information sessions, and amassed invaluable industry insights– specifically about how connected devices are going to revolutionize the manufacturing process.

Ahead of the curve, in real-time

According to companies like Rockwell Automation, General Electric, and Siemens, the way forward on the factory floor is data collection; Operators want real-time data, available in an easy-to-digest format to inform their decisions. With laptops in hand, the MAJiK team received a number of interested parties looking to get a more in-depth demonstration of a product that does exactly that: MAJiK Connect. The response to MAJiK Connect was extremely positive, with company after company remarking that data collection methods are long overdue, and that MAJiK is filling the gap.

Co-founders of MAJiK, Jared and Mike, with Jamie Hyneman

Jared Evans (left) and Michael Tatham (right) with Jamie Hyneman (centre), co-host of the television show 'MythBusters'.

Additionally, the team had the fantastic and unexpected opportunity to meet a true engineering celebrity, Jamie Hyneman! Jamie is the co-host of the popular Discovery Channel television show, MythBusters

PACK Expo was definitely a success in MAJiK’s books, and the team is looking forward to the growth and development that will follow!

About Michael

Michael Tatham head shotMichael is a University of Waterloo Management Engineering graduate, and a Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) candidate. Michael is the CEO of MAJiK Systems, a company which he co-founded during his undergraduate studies. 

About MAJiK Systems

MAJiK Systems logoMAJiK Systems is building real-time production monitoring software for manufacturers. The MAJiK Connect platform consists of an analytics dashboard that visually represents live data, as well as a variety of Operations Management Tools to help continuously improve production. MAJiK Systems is a 2015 MBET practicum project.

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