Rethink: The Manufacturing Leadership Council Summit 2020

Videos from the Virtual Stage

Check out presentations from the 2020 virtual edition of Rethink: The Manufacturing Leadership Council Summit, featuring some of the industry’s top experts on innovation, technology, leadership, and the path toward manufacturing’s digital future.

Rethink is the industry’s premier event for thought-provoking ideas and inspiring case studies to illuminate the journey to Manufacturing 4.0. These are the concepts that can improve business competitiveness, productivity, agility, and innovation.

Manufacturing 4.0’s Inflection Point

David R. Brousell, Manufacturing Leadership Council
The acceleration in manufacturing’s digital investment is even more critical – and pronounced – in the wake of the pandemic response.

GM’s Manufacturing Vision

Gerald Johnson, GM
GM’s dedication to digitize its work environment and leverage technology enabled it to quickly respond to the pandemic and will inform the automaker’s strategy in the years ahead.

Embracing M4.0 to Delight Consumers, Address Customer Needs, and Drive Business Value

Will Bonifant, Hershey
An embrace of Manufacturing 4.0 opportunities has helped Hershey navigate today’s dynamic food manufacturing industry challenges.

Owens Corning’s Digital Transformation

Dr. James R. Beilstein, Owens Corning
A look at how advanced technologies such as analytics, machine learning, and 3D printing are being used to improve Owens Corning’s engineering and manufacturing.

The Intelligent Operations Advantage

Ron Castro, IBM
Companies must leverage the vast amounts of data coming from their people, processes, and machines to improve operational effectiveness and boost competitive advantage.

The Next Frontier: Intelligent Digital Twins

Dr. Michael Grieves, Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovative Design, Florida Institute of Technology
Digital Twins are becoming an increasingly intelligent and proactive tool for manufacturers thanks to advances in computing and AI.

Winning the Digital Race in Pharma

Mike Tomasco, Pfizer, Inc.
Learn how Pfizer moved beyond “Pilot Purgatory” to scale its digital projects to the enterprise level, including IIoT and manufacturing process intelligence.

Reimagine Supply Chain Innovation to Redefine Customer Experiences and Drive Growth

Bart Talloen, Johnson & Johnson
A structured supply chain innovation process can help explore and screen solutions, then test them before deploying and scaling them based on their value proposition.

Next-Generation Leadership Panel Discussion

Katie Fayman, MxD; Drew Allen, Grace Technologies; Burlan (B.A.) Sizemore, Saint-Gobain
Meet the manufacturing leaders of tomorrow and their hopes and aspirations for manufacturing’s rapidly evolving future.

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