MANUFACTURING IN THE POST-COVID 19 ERA – ONLINE PANEL DISCUSSION

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.

Panel Format

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
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Mahendra Wani
GENERAL MANAGER
Dr. Harish Pant
COUNTRY HEAD INDIA
Dr Pant brings thirty-six years of global and Indian senior executive experience with a rare combination of multi sectors spanning Aerospace and Defence, Automotive, Steel, Engineering Plastics, Light weighting and composites, engineering services and infra-trade. He is a contemporary thought leader with dexterity of technologies (Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and IOT for the Industry era 4.0) and has worked with the top multinational and corporate houses to lead and turn around in various capacity. These include Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Suzuki Motor Company, General Motors, Hampson Industries, Jindal Group and Advance Technology.He is a Distinguished Alumnus and Fellow of Institution of Engineers, a Chartered Engineer, a global mentor and corporate member/life member of many organisations such as the Society of Indian Defence Manufacturer (SIDM), IET, SAE, Aeronautical Society of India. He is Vice Chairman International Supply chain Education Alliance advisory Board and Board member APAC region.Business transformation, Business strategy, Operational Excellence, Supply Chain Management and leadership development are his core areas of expertise.
Dr. DMA Kulasooriya
DIRECTOR GENERAL
DMA Kulasooriya, Certified Six Sigma Black Belt- ISL, possesses PhD in Lean Management, (JNTU, India) MSc in Management (Sri J), BSc in Agriculture Economics (University of Peradeniya), International Course in Quality Assurance and Marketing, the Netherlands. He had received his professional training on Quality and Productivity in Japan, Malaysia, South Korea and India. He has more than 20 years experience in the filed of consultancy and training of which 15 years are in quality and productivity improvement.He has to his credit of designing and conducting six sigma training programmes on Green Belt for the first time in Sri Lanka and coached more than 165 six sigma projects in different industries.He has conducted several TV & Radio programs on Productivity improvement techniques. He is a Vice President of Sri Lanka Association for the advancement of Quality and Productivity (SLAAQP). In 2003, two of his clients won the Runner-up and merit status of TAIKI AKIMOTO 5S Award, conducted by JUSTICA and one of his clients won National Productivity Award in 2004. He received the international award for his outstanding contribution to education by World HR Congress in 2018. He is the architect of designing and developing TDF model for design thinking and business process innovation and published a series of articles in national newspapers.
Ajay Agarwal
AVP OPERATIONS
Experience in Strategy planning, Business Planning, Complete Factory Operation, Supply Chain, Purchase, Quality, Dispatch, Projects, Greenfield Project Startup, Technology Transfer, Operation Excellence, Lean Six Sigma, New Product Introduction.Currently heading the Entire Operation of Six Plants and based at HO
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Event Details
  • Start Date
    June 25, 2020 10:00
  • End Date
    June 25, 2020 12:00
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