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.

Episodes

January 24, 2023 56 mins
Many businesses are struggling to attract and retain skilled workers, with record numbers resigning or retiring. This is particularly true in the manufacturing sector. The Buzz 1: A Manufacturing Institute [MI] survey found that “The Great Resignation” is really more of a “Great Retirement.” 808,000 manufacturing job openings in February 2022 were down from January’s 859,000 [U.S. Census Bureau]…Manufacturing quits rose from 315...
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What’s that up in the sky? … The Buzz 1: “It’s only when you’re flying above it that you realise how incredible the Earth really is.” [Philippe Perrin, Astronaut, stellar-frontiers.com] The Buzz 2: Low Earth Orbit [LEO] satellite production is booming and innovation is accelerating, with billionaires Bezos, Musk, Branson and others investing in this global game-changing opportunity. A LEO is an orbit around Earth with a period of...
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What’s that up in the sky? … The Buzz 1: “It’s only when you’re flying above it that you realise how incredible the Earth really is.” [Philippe Perrin, Astronaut, stellar-frontiers.com] The Buzz 2: Low Earth Orbit [LEO] satellite production is booming and innovation is accelerating, with billionaires Bezos, Musk, Branson and others investing in this global game-changing opportunity. A LEO is an orbit around Earth with a period of...
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Many businesses are struggling to attract and retain skilled workers, with record numbers resigning or retiring. This is particularly true in the manufacturing sector. The Buzz 1: A Manufacturing Institute [MI] survey found that “The Great Resignation” is really more of a “Great Retirement.” 808,000 manufacturing job openings in February 2022 were down from January’s 859,000 [U.S. Census Bureau]…Manufacturing quits rose from 315...
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The Buzz: *** “Many supply chains are perfectly suited to the needs that the business had 20 years ago.” [MIT Professor Jonathan Byrnes] *** “Looking at the world through a sustainability lens not only helps us 'future proof' our supply chain, it also fuels innovation and drives brand growth.” [Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever] *** “Supply chains cannot tolerate even 24 hours of disruption. So if you lose your place i...
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The Buzz 1: A startup is a human institution designed to deliver a new product or service under conditions of extreme uncertainty. [Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup] The Buzz 2: There was a study done in the early 20th century of all the entrepreneurs who entered the automobile industry around the same time as Henry Ford…500 automotive companies that got funded, had the internal combustion engine, had the technology, and had ...
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The Buzz 1: XaaS stands for Everything as a Service or Anything as a Service. It's an acronym for providing any products, tools and technologies that businesses may need as a service instead of on premise or with a physical product.” (givainc.com) The Buzz 2: “Whether you view XaaS (everything-as-a-service) as a dream or a nightmare, it’s here to stay.… XaaS is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Nor must it be a revolutionar...
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The Buzz: *** “Many supply chains are perfectly suited to the needs that the business had 20 years ago.” [MIT Professor Jonathan Byrnes] *** “Looking at the world through a sustainability lens not only helps us 'future proof' our supply chain, it also fuels innovation and drives brand growth.” [Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever] *** “Supply chains cannot tolerate even 24 hours of disruption. So if you lose your place i...
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The Buzz 1: “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” [Phil Jackson, former NBA professional basketball player and coach] The Buzz 2: “People achieve more as a result of working with others than against them.” [Dr. Allan Fromme, psychologist, teacher, author] The Buzz 3: “It takes both sides to build a bridge.” [Frederik Nael, Indonesian writer of science fiction and fantasy s...
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The Buzz 1: An Accenture report found that 53 percent of car buyers would consider buying a car online. (www.rd.com) The Buzz 2: Nearly 30% of U.S. new car sales in 2020 were completed online, compared to 2% of vehicles pre-pandemic. Online car retailer Carvana sold 244,111 cars in 2020, a 37% jump from 2019. (www.abcnews.go.com) The traditional in-person automotive purchasing experience has always been alluring, offering shopp...
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The Buzz 1: “I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now, from up and down, and still somehow… it’s cloud illusions I recall… I really don’t know clouds at all.” (Both Sides, Now, 1966 song by Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell) The Buzz 2: “Manufacturing companies are often unfairly characterized as Luddites when it comes to the adoption of technolog.…Fast forward to 2021 and manufacturing is transformed.…The cloud computing ...
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The Buzz 1: “Semiconductors are used in everything from iPhones to fighter jets…Every time you step into a car or send an email, you're using semiconductors… Some blame the global shortage of semiconductors on poor planning, supply-chain complexities, and a tradition of keeping chip inventories low in key industries due to expense…others argue the chip shortage is more a function of the world's growing demand due to 5G deve...
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The Buzz 1: “Historically, the automotive industry has not focused on sustainable practices. Traditional assembly-line manufacturing uses huge amounts of energy, metals, plastics, toxins, and manpower, leaving behind a massive carbon footprint.… most vehicles require fossil fuels to operate, which release harmful emissions.… Attitudes toward sustainability are maturing…big and small players in the automotive industry are increasing...
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The Buzz 1: The United Nations website (sdgs.un.org) focuses on sustainable manufacturing as a form of manufacturing development that meets ‘the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.’ The U.S. Department of Commerce, on the other hand, defines sustainable manufacturing as ‘the creation of manufactured products that use processes that minimize negative environmental impa...
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The Buzz 1: Electric cars lost their image of being flimsy, slow and perhaps slightly embarrassing a long time ago.…Especially younger generations consider looking after the environment more important than roaring down the freeway, but newer electric cars have speed…Oil and gas companies look set to integrate electric charging points at fuel stations as standard. (roboticsandautomationnews.com) The Buzz 2: As of May 2019, approx. ...
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The Buzz 1: “Prior generations took pride in owning products, but current and future generations are very different; they just want to use the product.” (Prof. Carlo Alberto Carnevale Maffe, Bocconi University School of Management) The Buzz 2: “Servitization remains something of an opaque concept for many manufacturers while for others, it is a journey they are already a long way down…the countdown to widespread adoption of some f...
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The Buzz: “A business network is a complex network of companies, working together to accomplish certain objectives…The collaborating companies in a business network are not bound by location, size, sector, or number. They are open to new partnerships that help them to stay competitive.” (en.wikipedia.org) As discrete manufacturing continues to become more complex and decentralized, your success increasingly depends on the stren...
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The Buzz 1: “Gigafactories” [battery factories for electric cars] could one day be churning out millions of electric vehicle batteries in the UK. The government has already committed the country to a ban on selling new petrol- and diesel-engined cars by 2030, so it seems that electric vehicles (or EVs) are likely to replace much of today’s fleet.” The Buzz 2: “Most EVs today use lithium ion batteries, but these have a number of ...
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The Buzz 1: “Supply chains are everywhere. From the biggest company in the world to running your household. We all have supply chain experience even if we don’t know it.” (Dave Waters, Senior European Supply Chain Manager, STERIS Corporation) The Buzz 2: “The importance of supply chain in the c-suite is immense. At one time supply chain was an after thought. Now with companies like Amazon, Apple and Walmart showing the importanc...
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The Buzz: “Spare parts are the engine in the aftermarket. In the interest of your customers you want to make sure that it does not sputter.” (Oliver Bendig, German After Sales & Industrial Manufacturing Lead at Monitor Deloitte) Planning and ensuring that your supply chain has the right aftermarket part at the right time for the right customer is an incredibly challenging logistical challenge. This is especially true in the a...
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