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Biz Buzz with Game Changers, Presented by SAP

Biz Buzz with Game Changers, Presented by SAP

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March 11th 2014:Speed of Manufacturing: Zooming from Idea to Performance

The buzz: Manufacturing. Manufacturing processes are rapidly accelerating, as shop-floor-management-by-clipboard yields to mobile-powered efficiencies and real-time analytics. But manufacturers still face tough challenges: overwhelming amounts of Big Data; poor production quality; embarrassing cost overruns; new global competitors; consumer demands for customization; the aging workforce; social media cries for environmental responsibility; and agility-deterring siloed internal functions. So much to fix, so little time. The experts speak. Adel Kahn, Fujitsu: “In God we trust; all others mu

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Adel Khan

Adel Khan is a Principal at the SAP Center of Excellence in Fujitsu America. He works with customers to help them adopt appropriate technologies to make their vision a reality. Adel contributes to Fujitsu's thought leadership in the Manufacturing space. A former Solution Principal at the Manufacturing Center of Excellence of SAP North America, Adel spent over seven years in various capacities including the Solution Management of a Lean Scheduling & Kanban Planning application. He has more than 20 years of experience in IT enablement, Supply Chain and Manufacturing process optimization.
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Matthew Littlefield

Matthew Littlefield, co-founder, President and Principal Analyst for LNS Research, has spent his career focused on helping manufacturing executives improve their operations through better leadership, business process, and technology capabilities. At LNS, Matthew oversees the overall research agenda and works with many of the world’s leading manufacturers, including Whirlpool, Newell-Rubbermaid, Harley Davidson, Alcoa, Starbucks, to move their manufacturing and quality operations forward. Prior to LNS, Matthew led the Aberdeen Group’s manufacturing research practice for five years, benchmarking hundreds of companies’ manufacturing operations and making actionable recommendations to improve.
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Frank Platt

Frank Platt is a Senior Director for SAP in the solutions area, Line of Business–Manufacturing. He joined SAP in 2005 as a part of the acquisition of Lighthammer, now known as SAP MII, where he served as VP of Sales and Marketing from its inception. Prior to Lighthammer, Frank served in sales, marketing and management roles for a number of leading plant automation solution providers, including ABB, Bailey Controls, and Leeds and Northrup. Frank has a deep background in sensors, controls, process automation, and enterprise software. His current activities support the SAP Idea to Performance strategy, leveraging the integrated SAP approach to design, engineering, manufacturing, and operational
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2269/biz-buzz-with-game-changers-presented-by-sap Biz Buzz with Game Changers, Presented by SAP https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2269/biz-buzz-with-game-changers-presented-by-sap The buzz: Manufacturing. Manufacturing processes are rapidly accelerating, as shop-floor-management-by-clipboard yields to mobile-powered efficiencies and real-time analytics. But manufacturers still face tough challenges: overwhelming amounts of Big Data; poor production quality; embarrassing cost overruns; new global competitors; consumer demands for customization; the aging workforce; social media cries for environmental responsibility; and agility-deterring siloed internal functions. So much to fix, so little time. The experts speak. Adel Kahn, Fujitsu: “In God we trust; all others must bring data” (Edward Deming). Matthew Littlefield, LNS Research: “Perfection is impossible. However, striving for perfection is not. Do the best you can under the conditions that exist. That is what counts” (John Wooden). Frank Platt, SAP: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” (Arthur C Clarke). Join us for Speed of Manufacturing: Zooming from Idea to Performance. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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