Program 2021

August 23-24, 2021; Houston (TX) & Virtual [All timings in US Central Time]

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration & Refreshments

8:30 AM - 8:40 AM

8:40 AM - 9:25 AM - Panel Discussion

Strategic Operations

How to Handle Trade-Offs Between Quality, Safety and Costs especially in the Context of a Post-COVID Recession?

Nick Vyas, Executive Director, USC Marshall Center for Global SCM

Dennis Suedkamp, President, Avantus Fasteners

  • How to reach the right balance between potential short-term gains and long-term reputation, both at product and brand/company level?

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Case Studies

Developments in Lean & OpEx

Creating an Effective Lean Environment - The Difference between Management and Leadership

Tim Cunningham, V.P. Manufacturing, Bell Flavours & Fragrances

  • Full session abstract TBC

Leadership & Workforce Development

Creating a Connected Community: Innovative Approaches for Virtual Talent Development

Mansi Raythatha, Associate Director, NA & EU Program Lead - Merck Manufacturing Leadership Development Program, Merck

  • Full session abstract TBC

Strategic Operations

Session Title TBC (Boom Supersonic)

Anai Soto, Supply Chain Business Development Leader, Boom Supersonic

  • Full session abstract TBC

IoT & Technology

Augmented Project Management: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Mitigate Project Risk

Justin Goldston, PhD, Professor of Project and Supply Chain Management, Penn State University

  • How AI can be leveraged as a tool to mitigate risk in digital transformations.
  • How the term AI should be understood as Augmented Intelligence instead of Artificial Intelligence.
  • How a solution such as this will allow Project Managers to focus on more value-added activities in a project.

10:05 AM - 10:35 AM - Solution Spotlights

Developments in Lean & OpEx

Session Title TBC (Performance Solutions by Milliken)

  • Full session abstract TBC

IoT & Technology

Session Title TBC (ATS)

  • Full session abstract TBC

Leadership & Workforce Development

Why Winning in Today’s Environment Requires a New Labor Model

Rich Tompkins, Vice President of Operations, Veryable

  • Customer expectations are at an all-time high and only increasing over time. Customers demand short lead times, high on-time delivery, customized products and services, shorter product life cycles, and personalized customer service.
  • As a result, demand volatility is at an all-time high and will only get worse. At the same time, workforce preferences are side-lining more and more workers each day who are wanting more flexible income earning opportunities.
  • So, how do you delight your customers in the face of these new expectations? How do you apply to the new workforce? You must think outside of the box and retool your operations to be more flexible and agile.
  • The first step is embracing a new labor paradigm – our on-demand labor marketplace – enabling your operations the speed and agility needed to flex with demand, just-in-time. Doing so provides businesses the flexibility they need and workers the flexibility they want to work in this market that is more dynamic than ever.

Logistics & Inventory Management

The Practicalities of Robotics and Automation Technologies in Warehouses

  • The Value of Robotics and Automation in the Warehouse
  •  Common warehouse robotics use cases
  • Traditional vs Collaborative robots
  • How does the future look for industrial robotics?

10:35 AM - 11:25 AM

1-2-1 Pre-Scheduled Meetings & Networking Break

11:25 AM - 11:55 AM - Case Studies

Developments in Lean & OpEx

Making Lean, Continuous Improvement & Operational Excellence Fit for the Customer

Dr. Milson Gondim, Senior Vice President, Small Molecule Network - Elanco Manufacturing, Elanco Animal Health

  • Full session abstract TBC

Developments in Lean & OpEx

The New Journey of Lean Manufacturing in Digitalization

Davide di Blasi, Global Lean and Quality Director, Hilding Anders International AB

  • Digitalization process: why do it? The expected benefit
  • Upgrade of lean tools/application in new digital concept
  • Interesting APPs in Quality, Maintenance, kaizen
  • Real time performance tracking: why is it so important?
  • How to have an interesting ROI for moving on?

Strategic Operations

Better Understanding Your Customer to Inform Your Value Chain

Sean MacCarthy, Executive Director Global Analytics & Store Segmentation, Claire's

  • Understanding your customer 360 can help inform your value chain from design to customer.
  • With the proliferation of public social data you can understand not just general cultural/consumer trends, but trends relative to your customers and product with just a little data engineering and data science work.
  • The key is understanding the who, where, and when of the data in relation to your past so you can better predict the future.
  • As always, if working with first party data ensure you're doing it ethically, within any regulatory bounds and with transparency to your customers.

IoT & Technology

Session Title TBC (University of Houston)

Dr Dale L. Tibodeau, Professor of Practice, University of Houston

  • Full session abstract TBC

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - Solution Spotlights

IoT & Technology

Improving Delivery Time and Reinforcing the Pull Model through Superior Forecasting Methods

  • Integrating demand forecasting and supply inventory together through a cloud based communication tool
  • Bringing stakeholders from every link of the value chain together to pool information, share resources, and respond in real time to emerging challenges

Logistics & Inventory Management

How Effective Inventory Management Systems Can Help to Establish High Performing Supply Management Systems in an Industry

  • Goals and objectives of implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning System
  • How will ERP implementation make the organization better off in the foreseeable future?
  • What will be the effect on the reformed business culture in terms of productivity?

IoT & Technology

Session Title TBC (Vanguard Software, part of Wolters Kluwer)

  • Full session abstract TBC

Logistics & Inventory Management

Session Title TBC (Seegrid)

  • Full session abstract TBC

12:35 PM - 1:05 PM - Case Studies

Strategic Operations

Session Title TBC (John Deere)

Alex Fernandez, Director NA Parts Operations, John Deere

  • Full session abstract TBC

IoT & Technology

Industry 4.0: System Transformation Requirements

Nourredine Boubekri, Ph.D., Professor, College of Engineering, University of North Texas

The fourth industrial revolution has resulted in a number of technologies being developed in a number of areas including: information systems, smart materials, robotic systems, smart technologies, and others. The focus of this contribution highlights the challenges of implementing some of these technologies as well as some of the research trends.

Security & Risk Management

Session Title TBC (Coindu)

César Padilla, Head of Sales, Coindu

  • Full session abstract TBC

Logistics & Inventory Management

Session Title TBC (Bombardier)

Shauna Gamble, Chief Procurement Officer, Bombardier

  • Full session abstract TBC

1:05 PM - 2:05 PM

Networking Lunch

2:05 PM - 2:35 PM - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

Psychological Resilience in Organizations

Heinz Avendano, Vice President of Manufacturing, Primex Technologies Inc

  • What is psychological resilience and why is this important?
  • Heinz Avendano, Industrial Engineer and Organizational Psychologist will provide practical ideas to increase resilience in your organization through his own experience as VP of Manufacturing at Primex Technologies

IoT & Technology

Preparing for Long Term Manufacturing Business Resiliency

Miguel Corcio, Director, Technical Programs, Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII)

  • Full session abstract TBC

Strategic Operations

Logistics & Inventory Management

Session Title TBC (Grupo Cuinba)

Marco Padilla, Director, Administration and Supply Chain, Grupo Cuinba

  • Full session abstract TBC

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM - Solution Spotlights

Strategic Operations

Session Title TBC (Boral Agency)

  • Full session abstract TBC

IoT & Technology

Session Title TBC (ServiceMax)

  • Full session abstract TBC

IoT & Technology

Reserved for Commercial Partner

  • Full session abstract TBC

Collaboration & Transparency

The Need for Innovative Visibility Solutions in the Supply Chain

  • End-to-end visibility & real-time data is becoming increasingly essential for all industries to achieve better demand planning
  • What visibility and transparency tools are there that will enable companies to adapt to new market scenarios?
  • How digital tools achieve further innovation to take the next big step towards a more agile and resilient supply chain?
  • With increasing sustainability-related demands from end-customers for greater visibility of product origin and manufacturing processes, how can high visibility solutions throughout the entire supply chain support practices for the future?

3:10 PM - 3:50 PM

1-2-1 Pre-Scheduled Meetings & Networking Break

3:50 PM - 4:20 PM - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

The Case for Change: “Aha’s + Now What’s” from a Fortune 15’s Year of Change

Michelle J. White, MBA, Director, Organizational Change Management, Cardinal Health

  • “Aha’s + now what’s” from a Fortune 15’s year of change
  • Business readiness best practices … or getting good at early ‘oh shit’ moments
  • Real life recommendations + resources

Developments in Lean & OpEx

Business Optimization through a Pandemic

Rebecca Foster, Business Optimization Manager, Greenfield Global

  • Initial pandemic uncertainty
  • Pivoting to virtual optimization offerings
  • Team building and alignment
  • Streamlining system usage for virtual organization
  • Increased demand and team output
  • Virtual RCA
  • Virtual Kaizen
  • Virtual OKR’s
  • 2021 and beyond

IoT & Technology

Defining a Strategic Approach to Software Investment Decision-Making

Victoria Bryazgina, Head of SCM Development , United Metallurgical Company (OMK)

  • A similar problem in the world has not been solved anywhere until OMK project: how to combine information about rolled metal and pipe products, and master production scheduling and planning in one information field to ensure speed reaction?
  • Development of the SCM at OMK. Why haven't we started earlier?
  • An effective strategic approach to decision-making.
  • The implementation of specialized IT systems is necessary due to the extent that it contributes to the transformation of people.
  • This session is not intended for: those who have never fallen; for non-believers in the broadest sense of the word; for those who have not followed the path of academic education and have not familiarized themselves with the dozens of key SCM fundamental works; for those who think that there are best practices and believe that there are recipes for happiness for everyone; for those who have never stood on the edge.
  • Everyone else – please welcome on board!

Logistics & Inventory Management

Session Title TBC (USC Marshall)

Nick Vyas, Executive Director, USC Marshall Center for Global SCM

  • Full session abstract TBC

4:25 PM - 4:55 PM - Keynote

IoT & Technology

PMI - Manufacturing of the Future Transformation Journey – The Role of Digital Maturity and Capability

Scott Coutts, Vice President Global Manufacturing, Philip Morris International

MANUFACTURING OF THE FUTURE - Our contribution to a smoke-free future

Manufacturing of the Future is the agile, smart factory destination – the keystone to a synchronized, end-to-end fully integrated operations ecosystem powered by OPEN+ (standardized work process system) and the digital/ advanced technology transformation. Driven with safety first, quality, sustainability, a zero-loss mindset, and upskilled/ reskilled teams to make us a future fit organization.

Our Digital Maturity journey begins with a Compelling Business Need and a single minded focus on sustainable value creation through loss elimination and capability building.

Our 3 driving principles are :
1. Think holistically - Advanced manufacturing with increased connectivity leads us to think from consumer/ customer to supplier
2. Value creation- Industrialization and scale up meaningfully as needed
3. Role of leaders - Capability building and change management

IoT & Technology

Leveraging IoT and Digital Ecosystem to Transform Customer Experience and Accelerate Value Creation within Healthcare Industry

Samir Gami, Senior Director, Advanced Customer Capabilities Janssen Supply Chain - Deliver, Johnson & Johnson

  • Full session abstract TBC

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM - Panel Discussion

Leadership & Workforce Development

How can Manufacturing Attract and Train the Future of the Workforce?

  • The manufacturing industry has made great and sustained attempts to bring in and train the best and brightest
  • How can the industry find and recruit the leading talent?
  • What measures can companies put in place to ensure that the next generation are trained sufficiently for greater digitalization in manufacturing?

Strategic Operations

Corporate Social Responsibility in Supply Chain Management

Sydney Badger, CEO & Co-Founder, Public Habit

Justin Goldston, PhD, Professor of Project and Supply Chain Management, Penn State University

  • As consumers have grown more accustomed to the impact of companies around the globe, demand for better integration of CSR and supply chains has come to the forefront.
  • Will corporate responsibility become the key to success?
  • How to properly integrate CSR and supply chains?
  • How to bring your systems and goals into strategic alignment with the right supply chain partner?

5:45 PM - 5:50 PM

5:50 PM - 6:50 PM

4th Annual American Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards 2021

Join us for the 4th Annual American Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards Ceremony in Houston & online.

All attendees are invited to join us as we celebrate the fantastic achievements of leaders within America's manufacturing and supply chain industries.

Please see your winners of the 2021 American Manufacturing & Supply Chain Leadership Awards here.

7:25 AM - 8:25 AM - Workshop

IoT & Technology

MESA Workshop

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration & Refreshments

8:30 AM - 8:35 AM

8:35 AM - 9:20 AM - Panel Discussion

Leadership & Workforce Development

Women in Manufacturing & Supply Chain: How can you Build a Workplace that is Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive?

Allison Grealis, President, Women in Manufacturing Association

Julianne Youngblood, Strategic Programs Director Global Supply Chain Quality & Reliability, Intel Corporation

Mary E Blair, SVP - Chief Supply Chain Officer, Accuride Corporation

Panel discussion will address key ways to recruit, retain and develop women in the industry; the impact that mentoring can have on recruitment, retention and advancement; and more.

9:25 AM - 9:55 AM - Case Studies

IoT & Technology

How the Principles in the Shingo Model can Inform Investments in Technology

Ken Snyder, Executive Director, Shingo Institute, Utah State University

  • How to decide what are good investments in technology and what investments are not
  • How good investments in technology can drive better safety, quality, and productivity
  • How to spend far less on CapEx, but still drive superior results

Developments in Lean & OpEx

Establishing Capable Measurement Systems for Manufacturing Processes

Jerry Hamilton, Procurement Engineer, ASQ Master Black Belt, Lockheed Martin

The validation of measurement systems in manufacturing processes is sometimes overlooked or applied incorrectly.  However, measurement system validation can have a significant impact on product quality and the bottom-line of your business.  A capable measurement system gives us the ability to “see” the part-to-part variation stemming from the manufacturing process, which provides the basis for solid decision-making.  This presentation will discuss some practical advice in setting-up, facilitating, analyzing, interpreting and improving the results of a measurement systems analysis validation effort. In addition, we will discuss some of the pitfalls that can occur.  This presentation will provide an overview of the validation of continuous measurement systems (weight, thickness, temperature, etc.) as well as attribute assessments (scratch, dent, void, discoloration, etc.) in manufactured products and the benefits associated with each.

Leadership & Workforce Development

Driving Change Through Leadership & Workforce Engagement to Build a Strong Culture of Execution

Stephen Graham, Sr Director Global Supply Chain & Manufacturing Completions and Well Intervention, Baker Hughes

  • Creating a culture of execution
  • Building Trust
  • Clear Strategy
  • Visible Execution

Logistics & Inventory Management

Session Title TBC (Goodfood Market)

Chris Taylor, VP Logistics, Goodfood Market

  • Full session abstract TBC

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Case Studies

IoT & Technology

Leading IT/OT Convergence; Planning, Planning...and more Planning

Christopher Nichols, Director IT/OT Resiliency & Support, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

  • Segregation between IT and OT
  • Planning deployments of OT applications (planning cycle, ideas, vision, solution, build, deploy/support)
  • Building a POC for production
  • Change management for OT

Leadership & Workforce Development

Helping Technical Experts develop into Effective Leaders

Tom Ulrich, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, Tandem Diabetes Care

In this session, Tom uses his unique combination of humor and technical expertise to present recent empirical data related to helping technical experts develop both a desire to lead and the skills to lead.

IoT & Technology

AI for Good: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence for a Global Advantage

Justin Goldston, PhD, Professor of Project and Supply Chain Management, Penn State University

  • Sustainability is no longer a like to do, it was a must-do.
  • How we can leverage AI to contribute to positive social change while also having a positive impact on the organization's profitability.
  • Using examples from the presentation, how you can use AI to address the top UN Sustainability Development Goals for your organization.

Collaboration & Transparency

Product Excellence Through Supplier Engagement

Julianne Youngblood, Strategic Programs Director Global Supply Chain Quality & Reliability, Intel Corporation

  • Historically, the focus on supplier engagement has been on cost and production levels. However, supplier relationships thrive when there are mutually beneficial goals. At Intel, we have developed a program for continuous quality improvement which results in increased business value. The program is reserved for ~10% of the supply base and focuses on all aspects of the supplier performance.
  • This engagement with our suppliers leads to forming quality partnerships with only those select companies that share our ideals and goals, so that together we may consistently exceed our customers’ expectations of product excellence (A. Grove 1987).
  • In this session, we will discuss the key elements of a supplier engagement program and provide ideas for improving your supplier engagement. This will be an interactive discussion; attendees are encouraged to bring their questions and experiences on improving the quality of their supplier relationships.

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM

1-2-1 Pre-Scheduled Meetings & Networking Break

11:20 AM - 11:50 AM - Case Studies

Strategic Operations

Launching Innovation During Uncertain Times

Nevin Vijh, Sr. Manager, Operations & Innovation, Daily Harvest

  • Supply Chain Agility: A case study of our innovation at Daily Harvest: the objective, the approach, the obstacles, & the execution
  • Continuous Improvement: Leveraging direct customer feedback drives our iterative development
  • Good Food. Great People: We’re a mighty band of scrappy seekers, inventors, visionaries—and we’re all genuinely passionate about good food. We’re reimagining how easy it can be to eat well, and we’re growing and searching for talent each and every day

IoT & Technology

Creating a Design for Sustainable Manufacturing

David Moore, Principal Industrial Engineer, Hinge Health, Inc.

  • Full session abstract TBC

Strategic Operations

Scarcity as a Strategic Weapon: Driving Strategic Break-throughs During Lean Times

Geoffrey Fry, VP of Supply Chain Management, DISH Network

  • How to translate your company’s strategic goals into supply chain initiatives that leverage your suppliers’ capabilities to minimize your upfront expenses, working capital, and strain on over-taxed resources.

IoT & Technology

Adoption of Blockchain in the Oil and Gas Supply Chain

Salisu Uba, PhD Researcher, University of Strathclyde

  • Full session abstract TBC

11:55 AM - 12:25 PM - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

Industry and Governmental Partnerships from an Economic Development Viewpoint: How Industry can take the Initiative in Creating these Partnerships?

William Pratt, VP Operations & Director of Creative Design, Kinamed, Inc.

  • Industry is the best advocate for industry – no one understands our problems and you don’t get what you don’t ask for
  • The solution paradigms of industry and government for economic development often don’t line up –  our toolboxes and motivators are vastly different. Companies like to be financially successful, governments like to take credit for accomplishments.
  • What are some examples of successful partnerships?  Is there a formula?  What attitude or posture should industry take?  How do you build the bridges?
  • How do you measure success in these relationships and know when you’ve made a difference beyond checking a box?

Developments in Lean & OpEx

Strategic Operations

Session Title TBC (Accuride Corporation)

Mary E Blair, SVP - Chief Supply Chain Officer, Accuride Corporation

  • Full session abstract TBC

Logistics & Inventory Management

Session Title TBC (Airxcel)

Ashley Gerlach, Senior Manager of Supply Chain & Operations, Airxcel

  • Full session abstract TBC

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM - Case Studies

Developments in Lean & OpEx

How have Interface Used Lean and Social Responsibility Principles to Maintain and Enhance Productivity during the Pandemic?

Billy Ingram, Director of Lean Product Development, Interface

  • Full session abstract TBC

IoT & Technology

Data Driven Strategies for Zero Defect Manufacturing

Prof. Dimitris Kiritsis, Director, Doctoral Program of Robotics Control and Intelligent Systems, EPFL

  • Early detection of the defect (Z-DETECT)
  • Prediction of the defect generation (Z-PREDICT)
  • Prevention of defect generation by recalibrating the production line (multi-stage), as well as defect propagation in later stages of the production (Z-PREVENT)
  • Reworking/remanufacturing of the product, if this is possible, (Z-REPAIR)
  • Management of the aforementioned strategies through Semantic Data Modeling, quality performance monitoring and real-time decision support using Cognitive Digital Twins (Z-MANAGE)

Strategic Operations

IoT & Technology

Enabling Your Staff to Make the Most of the Technology – Training and Support Considerations

  • A key challenge with the rapid growth of advanced technology in supply chains is ensuring the workforce progresses at the same rate. What happens when you have an up-to-date ERP system in place, but your staff are not sufficiently prepared to work with it?
  • Acknowledging the gap in people capability and preparation to use the technology – key pitfalls to watch
  • Training requirements – making sure people get the right resources and trained to get the most they can from the systems
  • Raising understanding of the real information behind the data

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Networking Lunch

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Case Studies

Strategic Operations

Transforming your Business Objectives and Key Results

Connie Deyo, Vice President Business Excellence, Greenfield Global Inc.

Objectives & Key Results (Strategy Execution):
  • Initial launch (unsuccessful and why)
  • The Right Way – a successful partnership with WorkBoard
  • Pivot with agility and discipline
  • Outcome vs. Output
  • Workstreams
  • Teams, Meetings
  • Productivity
  • Strategy Execution
  • Business Review

IoT & Technology

Design for Product, for Manufacturing or for Supply Chain?

Dr. Aristides Matopoulos, Reader, Engineering Systems & Management, Aston Logistics & Systems Institute, Aston University

This session discusses how you can support your manufacturing / engineering business to strengthen resilience through a structured approach. Attend this session to:
  • Understand the connection between Technology, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Readiness Levels.
  • Become aware of the trade-offs between TRL/MRL/SCRL as an integral part of the new product development process.
  • Learn about the above in the context of a case study

Leadership & Workforce Development

Building an Effective Global Supply Chain Team

  • Fostering a cross-functional collaboration culture
  • Development plans to build the skills necessary for the next of supply chain talent
  • Programs, tools and metrics

2:35 PM - 3:05 PM - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

Virtual Leaders Applying Emotional Intelligence and Restorative Practice During Times of Uncertainty

Tom Butkiewicz, Ph.D., Core Faculty-Research, Walden University

  • Investigate leadership values to enhance purposeful and sustainable relationships with employees at all levels, which can be incredibly difficult during times of uncertainty
  • Describe the requisite competencies leaders need to upskill for effectively applying emotional intelligence and restorative practice after pivoting to work virtually with remote workers
  • Complete an emotional intelligence self-assessment and a restorative practice exercise to increase leadership capacity that could influence employee motivation and engagement     
  • Build multicultural social capital through a leadership framework and resources that might lead to positive social change for the greater good in organizations worldwide

Developments in Lean & OpEx

How can Determining the Maturity of your Lean Journey Open Up New Possibilities?

  • What is the best way to measure your lean initiative?
  • What external accreditation boards are being used?
  • How are new developments in IT supporting continuous improvement and its measurement?
  • Can different facilities be truly compared if the processes used and products manufactured differ?

Strategic Operations

Session Title TBC (Pepperl+Fuchs)

Robin Stratthaus, Supply Chain Manager - Americas, Pepperl+Fuchs, Inc.

  • Full session abstract TBC

3:05 PM - 3:35 PM

1-2-1 Pre-Scheduled Meetings & Networking Break

3:35 PM - 4:05 PM - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

Avoiding the Skills Gap: Planning for the Short and Long Term to Secure your Future

  • With a predicted significant shortfall of manufacturing professionals set to enter the industry, how can the industry secure its future?
  • Why must you have a defined yet adaptable program for succession planning?
  • How has the landscape of acquiring and developing the most capable, young talent in manufacturing changed?

IoT & Technology

Session Title TBC (Whirlpool Corporation)

Leonel Leal, Director, Global Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Whirlpool Corporation

  • Full session abstract TBC

Collaboration & Transparency

Session Title TBC (Schneider Electric)

Kenneth Engel, Senior VP Global Supply Chain, North America, Schneider Electric

  • Digitalisation & sustainability in Schneider Electric's supply chain

4:10 PM - 4:55 PM - Panel Discussion

Strategic Operations

What are the Long-Term Lessons to be Learnt from Manufacturing during the COVID-19 Pandemic?

  • Manufacturers have had to react and adapt their processes in the short-term to the changing demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, but what are the long-term lessons that the industry can take moving forward?
  • How has the relationship between line manager and employee, production and supply chain, factory floor and corporate office and more changed?
  • What aspects of using data, automation, reporting faults and the use of digitalization practices irrevocably changed for the future?

Leadership & Workforce Development

Lessons from COVID-19 - Why Factory Operations Have Become Key to Manufacturing Survival

Smooth and agile operations in the factory are critical to avoiding large-scale supply chain disruption.

  • Best practices from the sector and how they have used the crisis an incentive for modernization
  • Why it’s imperative to focus on factory execution, and leverage visibility and insights?
  • How to achieve better factory efficiency without sacrificing the humanity of your workforce

4:55 PM - 5:00 PM