Factory of the Future: Ready, Set, Now!

April 11, 2012
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham

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Manufacturing. If the term still evokes Charlie Chaplin’s 1936 film “Modern Times” - his Little Tramp character struggling as a Great Depression factory assembly line worker - it’s time to fast-forward to our own modern times and beyond. According to IDC’s Worldwide Manufacturing 2012 Top 10 Predictions, “Manufacturers will be really busy in designing their factories of the future…for a massive change...” SAP’s Martin Mrugal quantifies the impact of this trend. “Today’s new technology and how it is applied to the design, production, transportation and distribution of a company’s products will set it apart in the eyes of the consumer, creating the most powerful and lasting competitive advantage a company can have.” To keep us future-focused, SAP’s Pradeep Amladi’s Forbes.com blog, “Will your next car drive itself?”, cites this 1977 Fleetwood Mac lyric: “Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow. Don’t stop, it’ll soon be here.” Pour a cup and join us for Factory of the Future: Ready, Set, Now!

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Bonnie D. Graham

Bonnie D. Graham

Bonnie D. Graham has been producing and hosting live talk radio since 1998. She is the creator, producer and host of more than 25 weekly business thought leadership talk series presented by SAP under the banner of Coffee Break with Game-Changers Radio, which debuted in 2011. In a uniquely lively, unscripted roundtable discussion format, Game-Changers offers a broad range of expert business and technology insights to a global business audience.

SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device, SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. We do this by extending the availability of software across on-premise installations, on-demand deployments, and mobile devices.

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