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IDC Webinar: COVID-19 Impact: Smart Manufacturing

June 30, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


The manufacturers all around the world are currently addressing challenges in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic that require a short-term and long-term initiative strategy to address mission-critical needs while continuing to build resiliency for the future. Risks, inevitable market changes, and a great economic impact from COVID-19  must be included as part of the collective business, product, and supply chain planning and design process in manufacturing sector. Modeling various scenarios and effectively planning for them requires the full power of 3rd Platform technologies — cloud, AI/ML, analytics, and so forth — working in accord with upstream IT systems that support sales and customer experience, product development, and supply chain planning and OT systems such as supply chain execution, manufacturing operations, and service execution.

Key Topics

Proceeding with the COVID-19 Impact in Manufacturing and Planning A New Future with:

  • Customer Experience: Personalization and finding individualized value proposition
  • Direct-to-Consumer and Mass Customization: 90% growth in the future coming from D2C
  • Innovation Platforms: New product introduction escalates as manufacturers move to information-based services
  • Industry Collaborative Clouds: An enabler of new business models
  • Networked Manufacturing: Effectivity, costs and logistics optimisation
  • Digital, resilient, lean: Managing the smart factory of tomorrow
  • The augmented worker: Superheros on the shopfloor
  • “Thinking” Supply Chain: Connected, cognitive, comprehensive, collaborative, cyber-aware
  • Next generation industrial technology: Global trends, local use cases

Who Should Attend

  • CIO, Head of IT
  • COO, CTO
  • Head of Manufacturing
  • Head of R&D
  • Head of Supply Chain
  • Head of Engineering




June 30, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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