Manufacturing Survival: Idea to Performance

September 25, 2013
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham

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Today’s buzz: Manufacturing. Reality check: manufacturers must adapt or die. Survival means automating your shop floor, deploying M2M technology, leveraging Big Data. What else? What is government’s role? The experts speak. Brian Raymond, National Association of Manufacturers: “We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there" (East Bound and Down, "Smoky and the Bandit" theme song, sung by Jerry Reed, 1977). Mike Walton, Atos: “If the leader is filled with high ambition and he pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will, he will reach them in spite of all obstacles!” (Karl von Clausewitz). Scott Bolick, SAP: “The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment.” (Warren G. Bennis) Join us for Manufacturing Survival: Idea to Performance.

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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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