4 Steps to Lean in Industry 4.0
Joe Panebianco, Director of Manufacturing Engineering, Tekni-Plex, Inc.
Disruptive Trends in Manufacturing IT
Michele C. D’Alessandro, VP & CIO, Manufacturing IT, Merck [NYSE:MRK]
The Evolving CPG Landscape
Ronojoy Guha, VP and Global Head Solutions and Pre-Sales, Retail, Consumer Goods and Manufacturing, Mindtree [NSE:MINDTREE.NS]
Manufacturing with a Service Heart
Mel Kirk, SVP & CIO, Ryder System, Inc. [NYSE:R]
The transformation from traditional manufacturing to lean manufacturing has empowered the companies to deliver quality products on time, at low cost and with greater efficiency. In fact, lean is one of the biggest management ideas of the past century and has come a long way from its popular use in streamlining Ford’s moving assembly line for Model T and Toyota’s Toyota Production System (TPS). In most recent years, the idea of lean has evolved from its superficial “prevent and eliminate non-value added processes” into a management discipline that puts customers first by proactively knowing their needs and then delivering it to them in efficient way. The idea is also about enabling workers to contribute to their fullest potential, constantly search for better ways to execute tasks, and seamlessly connect with the company’s strategies and goals.
Willie Sosa, SVP-Global Manufacturing, Cardinal Health [NYSE:CAH]
The scope of manufacturing goes beyond the attributes of the product, or simply the cost to produce. Helping hospitals improve safety, quality of care and cost requires a holistic approach to the value chain.
Srivats Ramaswami, CTO, 42Q
In some cases though, the tenets of Industry 4.0 may conflict with current medical regulatory criteria.
Larry Hamilton, Sr. Director Global Lean Six Sigma, Jabil
Lean and Six Sigma are all the rage in business. Companies from all different sectors are attempting to implement the tools and systems of the Toyota Production System in various forms.
Kevin Trowhill, VP, Sales, RAE Coils
When the coils in an HVAC unit need replacement, many think they must use the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to obtain the correct part.
John McGee, Director, North America Operational Excellence, BASF
One of the biggest threats to manufacturing prosperity U.S. companies face today is talent. As the global economy grows and manufacturing evolves into Industry 4.0, the American workforce must have the skills and capabilities to thrive.
Hans Thalbauer, SVP, IoT and Digital Supply Chain, SAP [NYSE:SAP]
Whether it’s providing same-day delivery, customized products or creating personalized shopping experiences, in today’s on-demand world, companies must have an accurate pulse on their customers and their evolving expectations.
Sri Adusumilli, VP, CIO, IT, Centric Parts StopTech Qualis
In this article, I want to explore how and why we need to leverage information technology to enable business and key performance indicators to measure its success.
Howard Heppelmann, DVP & GM Connnected Manufacturing, PTC [NasdaqGS:PTC]
From a business value point of view, we are looking for projects that can be done in less time with less risk. The clock speed in manufacturing is accelerating, and we can no longer afford to spend 12 months defining a solution.
Bruno Padovani, Director of LEAN Continuous Improvement, Ferrara Candy Company
LEAN continuous improvement is perhaps the single biggest profit driving initiative that the typical manufacturing organization can undertake.
Doug Braun, CEO, Kewill
Supply chain executives have some tough decisions to make in the year ahead as they face increased pressure to deliver product faster than ever before.
Kevin Glynn, VP & CIO, DSC Logistics
Our work in supply chain is changing rapidly as we implement new technology.