Ron Castro, IBM’s Chief Supply Chain Officer, believes the manufacturing industry is at an inflection point in its history where the opportunities for disruption are enormous.
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In the past few years, large food manufacturers such as General Mills have gone from dominant to disrupted. Rapidly changing consumer tastes and expectations mean that these producers must become more agile and responsive, getting new products to market faster in order to fend off a rising tide of new competitors.
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Peter Holicki, Senior Vice President at The Dow Chemical Company and winner of the 2018 Manufacturing Leader of the Year award, believes manufacturing should stand tall and be proud – about its vital role in industry, innovation, the environment, and society.
Frederic Boumaza, Vice President at Robert Bosch and General Manager of the company’s ML Award-winning Mondeville plant in France, is piloting advanced technologies, collaborative structures, and new business models to support the German company’s Industry 4.0 transformation to a globally connected manufacturing enterprise.
Kim Smith, Vice President and General Manager of Boeing’s Commercial Airplanes Fabrication operations, believes additive manufacturing has the ability to transform the company’s manufacturing strategy in one of the most significant ways in its history.
Donzel A. Leggett, Vice President of Global Manufacturing Excellence at General Mills, believes that successful transformation starts with leaders inspiring the organization to embrace change.
Pixelligent’s Craig Bandes believes its commercial-scale nano-materials production platform will help companies innovate the nextgeneration of products. “In every major commercial, industrial, or electronic application you...