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Agriculture is nearly as old as humankind itself but keeping up with today’s global food demand requires modern innovations. Corteva Agriscience, the winner of the 2020 Manufacturing Leadership Awards Large Enterprise Manufacturer of the Year, is utilizing machine learning data science techniques and advanced analytics to create more sustainable and efficient means of farming and food production. By developing capabilities in agile team management, data engineering, and AI implementation, Corteva is moving forward in its digital journey and improving its ability to pivot along with continuously changing business needs. This transformation is also helping Corteva reduce emissions, increase use of sustainable packaging, reduce waste, and other sustainability advances.
In conversation with: Paul Tate, Co-Founding Executive Editor and Senior Content Director, Manufacturing Leadership Council
As a result of the pandemic, many manufacturing companies are rethinking their supply chain strategies, shifting to a much greater emphasis on supplier risk management and supply chain resiliency. The goal: enabling greater supply chain continuity. Learn how Allegion and Schneider Electric are developing their new strategies in a time of protracted disruption.
As manufacturers proceed with their M4.0 journeys, clearly understanding the challenges with identifying and measuring business value, partnering with vendors, extracting insights from data, and having the right talent are key factors for success. This session will reveal the 10 most important lessons for a successful M4.0 journey.
One of the foundational requirements for successful digital transformation is the ability to manage and analyze data from all aspects of operations and use it effectively to improve decision-making processes. But cultural issues often constrain manufacturing organizations from achieving this goal. Now, the emerging discipline of data literacy offers a way to overcome cultural hurdles.
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Moderator: David R. Brousell, Co-Founder, Manufacturing Leadership Council
Digital transformation can mean very different things for manufacturing companies of different sizes. For smaller companies, expertise and resources can be issues. For larger companies, complexity and inertia can be constraints. But for the industry to succeed with M4.0, all companies need to be able to take advantage of the digital opportunity. Representatives from small, mid-size and large manufacturing companies will share their perspectives on how the industry can avoid a digital divide.
BTE Technologies, a supplier of physical rehabilitation equipment and services, is undertaking its digital journey using lean disciplines as a foundation. This session will explain BTE’s vision for the future, what it hopes to achieve with M4.0, and the challenges it sees along the way.
Pfizer, the $81 billion pharmaceutical and biotechnology company, will share the journey of Pfizer Global Supply’s transition from a digitally-siloed operation to a world-class, digitally-enabled operation. This journey involved experimentation, failure, a transition to scaled agile ways of working, and, ultimately, the transition from pilot purgatory to large-scale global transformation.
Moderator: Penelope Brown, Senior Content Director, Manufacturing Leadership Council
If the adage holds true – “turbulent times make skilled sailors” – then today’s up-and-coming manufacturing leaders are developing a remarkable skill set. Disruption has become the new expectation and there are no comprehensive training manuals for today’s version of on-the-job learning. In this panel discussion, some of manufacturing’s leaders of tomorrow will share what companies should prioritize now to get in position for a better future, what are the most important leadership skills to have in times of change, and what lessons they’ll bring with them for the rest of their career.
Corning, the $14 billion manufacturer of glass, ceramics, and materials, has undertaken a comprehensive digital transformation strategy. The manufacturing digital strategy includes the company’s new M4.0 Framework, designed to establish a common set of factory digital solutions throughout Corning. The Framework allows Corning to articulate the digital applications, IOT and essential infrastructure capabilities that all plants need to deliver their business strategies. This session will explain how Corning defines the concept of a digital factory, what “good” looks like, and how the strategy provides a playbook for legacy upgrades and greenfield investments.
In conversation with: David R. Brousell, Co-Founder, Manufacturing Leadership Council
A data-driven manufacturer delivers value through seamless integration of reliable digital platforms and services connecting people, processes, and information. This entails increasing visibility of data from the shop floor and leveraging digital capabilities to automate processes, improve operational KPIs, and deliver business results. In this session, learn how Ingredion Incorporated, a $6 billion global manufacturer of ingredients such as sweeteners, starches, and biomaterials, has embraced smart manufacturing and digitization. The company’s Digital Plant initiative has focused on replacing manual or paper-based processes with digital and mobile-enabled solutions as well as decreasing reactive maintenance, unplanned downtime, and planned maintenance costs. The program’s benefits, challenges and future goals will be discussed.
Get a deeper look at some of this year’s top projects from the Manufacturing Leadership Awards. Featuring presentations from:
Vice President Hitachi Vantara US
Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning
Supply Chain Management
Vice President of Global Operations and
Integrated Supply Chain
Mobility Technology Engineer
Valerie A. Logan
CEO & Founder
The Data Lodge, Inc.
VP & General Manager
High Voltage Service in North America
Vice President, Manufacturing
Steven Moskowitz, Ph.D.
Director of Digital Transformation
Chief Marketing Officer
Data and Engineering Solutions
Vice President of Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology