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Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP

Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP

Wednesday at 8 AM Pacific/11 AM Eastern

April 11th 2012:Factory of the Future: Ready, Set, Now!

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 wil

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Pierfrancesco Manenti

Pierfrancesco Manenti leads the IDC Manufacturing Insights research practice in EMEA and is the global lead for the Operations Technology Strategies advisory service. He provides insights, consulting and advisory support to leading manufacturers and specialty IT vendors into the key challenges and trends affecting manufacturing industries, including Automotive, Machinery, Wearing Apparel/Fashion, CPG, and High-Tech – with particular attention to the EMEA region. Pier specializes in Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chains, and Product Life-Cycle strategies. He regularly contributes to the Operations Technology blog on the IDC Manufacturing Insights Community (http://idc-insights-community.com
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Martin Mrugal

Martin Mrugal is a Global Executive with SAP, leading the Manufacturing Industries and Solutions business globally. Previously he served as National Vice President and General Manager responsible for Mid-sized Enterprise Solutions and Products, directing the North American strategy, launch and execution of the new Business ByDesign software as a service (SAAS) solution. Martin joined SAP in October 1998 as a Business Development Manager - Manufacturing, playing a pivotal role consulting with SAP manufacturing customers to transform their businesses using SAP software solutions. Client deliverables included detailed studies on total cost of ownership, return on investment and business strateg
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Bob Parker

Bob Parker is a group vice president at IDC, responsible for the research direction at IDC Manufacturing Insights and IDC Retail Insights. These industry business units provide global, fact-based research and analysis on best practices and the use of information technology that helps clients improve their capabilities in key process areas. Bob blogs regularly in the IDC Insights Community (http://idc-insights-community.com). Before IDC, he served as a research vice president at AMR Research, launching the most successful new program in the company's history - e-commerce research. Previously, Bob was Managing Director at TDI, a technology-based company that included distribution, systems in
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1981/coffee-break-with-game-changers-presented-by-sap 25/10/2017 08:00 25/10/2017 09:00 Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1981/coffee-break-with-game-changers-presented-by-sap 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! VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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