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

September 21, 2021 55 min
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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The Buzz 1: Outcome selling is a framework that prioritizes a customer’s desired outcomes, rather than simply pushing the sale of your product. Outcomes are long-term gains that result from a product’s benefits. [blog.hubspot.com/sales/outcome-selling] The Buzz 2: “Suppose you owned an airline and ordered an engine from Rolls-Royce or GE. What are you really looking for? A piece of machinery to meet a product need? Or a powerful, ...
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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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