The Future of Mobility and Manufacturing with Game Changers, Presented by SAP

The Future of Mobility and Manufacturing with Game Changers, Presented by SAP

Game-changing technology strategies are transformational, exciting and disruptive for a reason. They shake up your status quo. They get you thinking about new ways to scale, compete and grow. They move you in amazing new directions. Join host Bonnie D. Graham as she invites you to take an additional coffee break with game-changers for our special series on how SAP is taking its unrivaled industry expertise into the cloud, on the Future of Mobility and Manufacturing with Game-Changers. Learn how you can be the savvy Automotive Maestro, Business Transformer, Manufacturing Maven, or Upstart Disruptor who takes your company across the finish line as you look ahead to the next wave of disruption in the automotive and industrial manufacturing sectors. The Future of Mobility and Manufacturing with Game-Changers, presented by SAP, can be heard live Tuesdays at 7 AM Pacific / 10 AM Eastern on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

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March 30, 2021 55 min
The buzz: “Despite the gloom, the auto industry is far from stagnant. The next decade will be one of its biggest yet. 2020 gave automakers the opportunity to reposition themselves as they emerge from the crisis on a new path towards electrification and connectivity.…2021 will see a continuation of trends that have been bubbling even before COVID.” (https://www.automotiveworld.com/articles/whats-next-for-the-automotive-industry-in-2...
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The buzz: “If the events of the past few months have been any indication, manufacturers will need to get comfortable operating in an environment of constant uncertainty and change…to monitor these changes and determine the implications for their business strategy and their relationships with their suppliers and customers.” [www.bdo.com/insights/industries/manufacturing-distribution/what-the-post-covid-19-world-could-look-like-for-m...
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The buzz: “If I could wave a magic wand and entice young girls and diverse ethnicities to come racing to automotive and mobility because it is so very exciting and sexy, I’d do it tomorrow. We all need to work together as an industry.” (Carla Bailo, Center for Automotive Research) A global pandemic. Workforce generational transition and the resulting talent shortage. The arrival of next-gen mobility. Emerging new competitors. The...
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The buzz: “Countries that currently possess or are investing actively in the skills, capital, and infrastructure of the future are the ones that will dominate global manufacturing in the years ahead.” (www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2020/03/04) 2020 has been a year of unexpected major disruptions for industrial manufacturers, and more is expected in 2021. To weather the current and approaching storms, successful companies are dou...
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The buzz: “Countries that currently possess or are investing actively in the skills, capital, and infrastructure of the future are the ones that will dominate global manufacturing in the years ahead.” (www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2020/03/04) 2020 has been a year of unexpected major disruptions for industrial manufacturers, and more is expected in 2021. To weather the current and approaching storms, successful companies are dou...
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The buzz: How has the crisis changed automotive decision-makers' thinking around preparedness, global integration, and handling the “unknown unknowns” of the global economy? https://car.live.ft.com From a global pandemic to major trade and manufacturing disruptions, 2020 is one of the automotive industry’s most unexpected and challenging years. Even in the Great Recession, automotive production lines never came to a full stop...
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The buzz: “Given the pace of change in the automotive space and related technologies, combined with increasing regulatory scrutiny and recent developments in trade and M&A, the global automotive industry can anticipate several risks and challenges…in 2019 and beyond…warranty, recall, and litigation risk for suppliers, connected cars and cybersecurity, intellectual property implications of autonomous vehicle technology…” jdsupra...
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The buzz: “The potential value unlocked by AI in helping design out waste in a circular economy for food is up to $127 billion a year in 2030…for consumer electronics is up to $90B a year in 2030.” mckinsey.com As industrial manufacturers begin or continue to embrace innovative technologies, important challenges emerge. What role does a commitment to sustainability play in their business decisions, especially in the current busin...
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The buzz: “A new future is being written for the automotive industry. Companies which have spent decades perfecting the production of vehicles are now reinventing themselves as mobility services providers in favor of environmental sustainability. Old paradigms are not valid anymore, disruptions enforce the change: new technologies, sustainability needs, environmental regulations.” (capgemini.com) Yes, being an automotive supplier h...
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“In 2018, manufacturers began the shift toward servitisation…from selling products to selling the outcome or value that products deliver and guaranteeing product uptime…The transformation process doesn’t happen overnight. However, the benefits of servitisation are incredibly attractive.” (supplychaindigital.com) Yes, industrial manufacturers were shifting towards new business models before the coronavirus global pandemic. But now i...
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The buzz: “A shift toward customer-centricity seems like a no-brainer. Where the vast majority of manufacturers struggle is understanding what a customer-centric strategy means. To simplify the primary objective of moving to a customer-centric based strategy, manufactures should develop products, content, how-to videos, packaging and systems… for the end-user of the products and ultimately create a direct relationship with them” (d...
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The buzz: “Prof Kleinman identified public transport as one of the most challenging areas to manage in a post-coronavirus world” (itv.com). The world has changed – more and faster than usual in three months – and cities around the world are forced to adapt to new realities. How can the “smart city” model be effectively deployed to manage pandemics and other disruptions? Specifically, what implications does the present crisis have f...
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The buzz: “Cloud computing is helping manufacturers to not just transform their supply chain, design and production processes, but also drive innovation, accelerate growth, and enhance the customer experience—all while lowering IT costs.” (percentotech.com) Manufacturers and component suppliers have myriad options when looking to move their IT systems to the cloud. Why? Software companies, hyper-scalers, and system integrators are ...
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The buzz: “New technologies and business models are unlocking what could be a trillion-dollar market…innovations in mobility are being matched and amplified by innovations in vehicle automation, sharing, and electrification” (Daniel Sperling, Three Revolutions). The mobility industry and the sustainability sector are converging powerfully. It’s cheaper to build net-new solar plants and wind farms than to fuel existing gas-fired pow...
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The buzz: A study by PWC and the Manufacturing Institute found that in 2016, women comprised 47% of the total US labor force, yet only 29% of the manufacturing sector. MAPI reported that the manufacturing sector employs fewer women and black workers now than 20 years ago. Despite stunning progress in factory-floor automation, men make up 71% of the manufacturing workforce, while their labor force participation rate is 53%. What ste...
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December 10, 2019 55 min
The buzz: “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards” (Søren Kierkegaard). As we close 2019, we look back on the ongoing transformation that has become pervasive across the automotive industry. Our series has covered The Automotive Enterprise’s Intelligent Future: Optimize for Today, Innovate for Tomorrow; The Key to Automotive Industry Disruption: Become Customer-Obsessed; Automotive Industry Challenges:...
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The buzz: “We see more change in the next five years than there’s been in the last 50.” (Dan Ammann, GM). The non-nimble auto industry is facing unprecedented challenges from ride- and car-sharing, electrification, autonomy, climate change regulation, new ownership and distribution models. What will it take to turn customers into fanatics, products into obsessions, employees into ambassadors, brands into religions? The experts spe...
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The buzz: “From 2010 to 2016, [traffic] congestion rose in London by 14%, in Los Angeles by 36%, in New York by 30%, and in Beijing and Paris by 9%…Seamless mobility could be cleaner, more convenient, and more efficient than the status quo, accommodating up to 30% more traffic while cutting travel time by 10%.” (mckinsey.com). The private and public sectors want to develop innovative solutions to solve growing cities’ future mobili...
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The buzz: Wharton management professor John Paul McDuffie “believes the auto industry is dealing with a broader range of issues than he has encountered in the many years he has studied the industry.” (knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu). Reality check: Automotive companies must continue to sharpen core competencies while increasing the pace of innovation, to remain profitable in the new mobility ecosystem. Live from SAP’s Annual Best Prac...
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The buzz: “Wharton management professor John Paul McDuffie believes the auto industry is dealing with a broader range of issues than he has encountered in the many years he has studied the industry” (knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu). Yes, automotive companies face steep competition from existing players and new entrants. They also need to walk a fine line balancing time and money spent on their existing IT infrastructure and future tec...
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