The Future of Manufacturing with Game Changers, Presented by SAP

The Future of 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 The Future of Manufacturing with Game Changers. We’ll explore manufacturing innovations as well as industry challenges and trends across the aerospace, chemicals, high tech, and industrial sectors. Learn how you can become the savvy Leader who takes your company across the finish line as you look ahead to the next wave of business innovation. The Future of Manufacturing with Game Changers, presented by SAP, broadcasts live on Thursdays on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.... Show More

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November 23, 2017 56 min
The buzz: “Technology trends coupled with consumers’ increasing power to demand personalized products are changing the face of manufacturing” (Kevin O’Marah, industryweek.com, 01/14/15). “Software is Everywhere” has begun to resonate with industrial manufacturers worldwide. There’s hardly an industrial machine, piece of equipment, or plant automation system that does not contain a significant amount of software to go along with tr...
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The buzz: “The Fourth Industrial Revolution is still in its nascent state. But with the swift pace of change and disruption to business and society, the time to join in is now” (Gary Coleman, Deloitte Consulting). Welcome to the future of manufacturing, where companies around the globe are adopting solutions in additive manufacturing, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, plant connectivity, automation, and robotics. But those who ...
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The buzz: “Working alone, human researchers are incapable of processing the required amount of data… to achieve the requisite innovations fast enough – particularly given the data overload facing chemical researchers today” (Valimaki). The chemical industry is anticipating unprecedented opportunities by embracing maturing Machine Learning (ML) technology. How? ML is helping to capture, process and analyze Big Data with innovative a...
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The buzz: “Many traditional vendors still see themselves as hardware providers, first and foremost, even though the most valuable component of their offering is the embedded software driving it.” (Frost & Sullivan, 2016] The concept of “Software is Everywhere” is resonating with industrial manufacturers worldwide, as intelligent devices become ubiquitous and software is increasingly embedded in traditional hardware products. Mo...
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The buzz: “Technology trends coupled with consumers’ increasing power to demand personalized products are changing the face of manufacturing” (Kevin O’Marah, industryweek.com, 01/14/15). “Software is Everywhere” has begun to resonate with industrial manufacturers worldwide. There’s hardly an industrial machine, piece of equipment, or plant automation system that does not contain a significant amount of software to go along with tr...
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The buzz: “...2017 M&A activity will be focused around innovation and digitization.” (Deloitte) Historically fragmented portfolios, pressure from activists, and near-flat global growth predictions are compelling chemical companies to find alternative ways to prosper in our dynamic, competitive global environment. The answer? Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures can accelerate transformation and pave the way to rapidly enter ...
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The buzz: “Imagine if your washing machine itself was the diagnostician monitoring machine behavior and sending alerts … ahead of failures… scheduling a service call and ordering the service parts” (Lee Smith, 2014). High-tech companies are increasingly adapting their business model to deliver outcomes, not just products, to customers. This “outcome-based economy” is enabled by digital technologies including IoT sensors, big data ...
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The buzz: “Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road” (Stewart Brand). The Industrial Machinery and Component (IM&C) sector is seeing new opportunities – and new challenges – from a steady stream of breakthrough innovations like 3D-Printing, Machine Learning, Digital Twins, Blockchains and others. But management is demanding, “Show me the value!” The bottom line: IM&...
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The buzz: “Basically any material you can squeeze, melt or generate into a powder, you can print.” (HLipson) When Chuck Hull developed stereolithography, a manufacturing method aka3D printing, he predicted it wouldn’t be used in the home for 25-30 years. He was right! Thirty-one years later, due to lower costs, higher speed and a variety of materials, 3D printing is also used in multiple industries. What about chemicals and relat...
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The buzz: “Both optimists and pessimists contribute to the society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute (G.B. Shaw) The aerospace and defense industry (A&D) has been at the forefront of digital transformation for years, using IoT sensors to track and assess performance and improve safety. Now, with demand for new planes and passenger capacity, some OEMs are considering not selling aircrafts and engi...
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The buzz: “Machines will be capable in 20 years of doing any work a man can do” (1965, Dr. Herbert Simon). The manufacturing world is seeing innovation-driven trends and challenges across the Industrial Machinery and Components (IM&C) sector, with leading-edge companies already transforming their operations. The future will be defined by how quickly industry leaders address 3D-Printing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Digital Tw...
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