At the precipice of the next industrial revolution, the supply chain is in the midst of a seismic shift from a focus purely on ensuring production reliability and delivery to customers, to:
- Advanced planning processes
- Robotic automation
- Analytical demand planning or
- Supply chain integration
The digitization of the supply chain is what will enable integrated operations and allow companies to leverage Industry 4.0.
Industry 4.0 creates disruption and requires companies to rethink the way they design their supply chain. Several technologies have emerged that are altering traditional ways of working. On top of this, megatrends and customer expectations change the game. Besides the need to adapt, supply chains also have the opportunity to reach the next horizon of operational effectiveness, to leverage emerging digital supply chain business models, and to transform the company into a digital supply chain. (McKinsey, Supply Chain 4.0 – The Next Generation Digital Supply Chain. October 2016)
Learn The Digital Supply Chain Landscape from Industry Experts
On April 11th, speakers from Accenture, Bardess, ECCMA, Fluke, SAP, Oracle, Xeeva and SDI will come together at SDI Headquarters in Bristol, Pennsylvania to discuss Industry 4.0, the digitization of the supply chain, and how data standardization, portability, and connectivity will enable the future of the MRO ecosystem.
Attendees will include those working in:
- Supply chain
- Maintenance/ Engineering professionals from manufacturing
- Education industrial technology
- Industrial supply
- Industry associations
Included is an interactive panel discussion with the speakers and the audience to bring ideas to practical application. This day of education and networking will generate new ideas for pragmatic steps to leverage Industry 4.0. This exciting new event is free to attend but space is limited. Register at http://www2.sdi.com/innovation.
SDI is asking interested parties to also complete a survey on key areas of interest to help enrich the interactive panel discussion. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2TSXM8D
We look forward to seeing you at our next symposium.