About the Panel
In their bid to control the spread of the novel coronavirus, governments around the world have taken extreme measures. With billions of people around the globe in a partial or complete lockdown, we have been forced to change the way we work, socialize, and consume products.
Every critical situation throughout human history has resulted in the implementation of certain short term damage control measures that went on to become vital societal and economic changes, and lasted for decades.
COVID 19 has already had a major impact on our lives in terms of working from home, online delivery of services, video communication etc. These changes are not just temporary but may become entrenched in our psyche for many years to come.
The pandemic has also hit the manufacturing industry in an unprecedented way as for the first time in history, global demand, supply and the availability of workforce have all been impacted at the same time. While some industries, especially those that manufacture vital goods, have been struggling to meet demand, others have seen a dramatic drop in demand and are thus feeling the need to cut operational costs. Besides, almost every manufacturer is experiencing supply chain disruptions.
This online panel will feature expert speakers from various industries, who will discuss how the manufacturing industry will need to evolve in order to tackle the challenges posed by the COVID 19 pandemic. Our experts will discuss how the pandemic will impact the manufacturing industry in the short and long term as well as how manufacturers can turn this challenge into an opportunity. Participating experts will come from all segments of the industry, representing the entire value chain.
The online panel discussion will feature 5 guest speakers who would each be given 10 minutes to present their case and spell out their visions of what the post COVID 19 manufacturing industry will look like. After each presenter has presented their case, the panel moderator will begin the discussion and put up questions for each panel member. After the moderator-panelists discussion, the floor would be open for questions from the audience members.
Topic to be discussed and examined
- Revival of domestic manufacturing and the need to become self-reliant
- Reimaging supply chains
- Reemphasizing the availability of good data as a strategic asset
- Automation to gain a competitive edge
- Manufacturing and remote work
Who should attend
- SVPs and VPs of Manufacturing
- Directors of Manufacturing
- Lean/CI Executives
- Supply Chain Leaders
- Operations and Quality Executives
- Plant Managers