Connecting Things with Processes and People
Hans Thalbauer, SVP, IoT and Digital Supply Chain, SAP [NYSE:SAP] [FWB:SAP]
The Supply Chain of the Future is a Dynamic Living Ecosystem
Doug Braun, CEO, Kewill
Manufacturing with a Service Heart
Mel Kirk, SVP & CIO, Ryder System, Inc. [NYSE:R]
Collective Talent Powering the Future of Work
Dyan Finkhousen, Director, Open Innovation & Advanced Manufacturing; President GE Fuse
The power of digitization has hit all the Supply Chain Management (SCM) entities today—from Transport Management Systems (TMS), ERP, WMS to MES and CRM. This, in turn has ushered in a renewed efficiency and productivity across the sector. With modern day, technology-enabled SCM solutions, manufacturers are better organizing inventory data, monitoring and managing shipping and tracking information, and creating electronic invoices with ease. Further, the integration of technologies like RFID, social media, big data, and advanced robotics is helping manufacturers cut costs and improve customer satisfaction.
Kevin Glynn, VP & CIO, DSC Logistics
Our work in supply chain is changing rapidly as we implement new technology.
Neil Hampshire, CIO, ModusLink [NASDAQ:MLNK]
Being able to accept, exchange and properly transfer money between countries, while staying within the bounds of global trade regulations, can be overwhelming for emerging brands.
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.
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.
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.
Abir G. Thakurta, VP, Global Supply Chain, Havertys [NYSE:HVT]
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Barb Schwarzentraub, Director, Global Component Manufacturing, Caterpillar Inc. [NYSE:CAT]
Our ability to combine information from seemingly unrelated events to make predictive moves for our manufacturing supply base through our supply chains is the way for the future.
Paul Boris, VP, Manufacturing Industries, GE Digital
Heavy industry today faces relentless pressure to manage costs, shorten development times and increase productivity—while also meeting customer demands for build-to-order manufacturing and quality compliance.
Edward Rodden, CIO, SugarCreek
Manufacturers have been connecting devices for many years, but the pace is accelerating with the focus on IoT initiatives.
Peter Zornio, CSO, Emerson Automation Solutions
The Internet of Things (IoT) in manufacturing, often referred to as the Industrial IoT or IIoT, will represent a multi-trillion dollar opportunity by 2025 according to McKinsey & Company.
Billy Ingram, Director of Lean Product Development, Interface
One of the keys to creating a culture of sustainability is approaching social responsibility holistically. However, applicable methodology around this subject is hard to find.