Manufacturing and Industry 4.0: Towards A Sustainable Future

November 16, 2021
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham

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The Buzz 1: The United Nations website (sdgs.un.org) focuses on sustainable manufacturing as a form of manufacturing development that meets ‘the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.’ The U.S. Department of Commerce, on the other hand, defines sustainable manufacturing as ‘the creation of manufactured products that use processes that minimize negative environmental impacts, conserve energy and natural resources, are safe for employees, communities, and consumers and are economically sound.’ (marlinwire.com/blog/what-is-sustainable-manufacturing-2) The Buzz 2: Companies are realizing value from integrating sustainability into their operations and products. Between 2013 and 2020, companies with consistently high ratings for environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance have outperformed their peers, achieving operating margins 3.7x higher than lower ESG performers and generating 2.6x higher annual total returns to shareholders. (Accenture Research Report, Delivering on the promise of sustainability, April 2021) Sustainability is becoming an important consideration for both consumers and employees. And this has significant implications for industrial manufacturing companies in 2022 and beyond, and how they move towards more sustainable products, processes and even outcomes. Will the move towards servitization enable the Circular Economy and its challenges? Are further digitalization and Industry 4.0 (and 5.0) needed? What are the biggest roadblocks to becoming sustainable in the post-Covid world? We’ll ask experts Thomas Rinn at Accenture and Sayan Bose and Lloyd O’Donnell at SAP to share their insights and make bold predictions for the upcoming year and beyond on Manufacturing and Industry 4.0: Looking Towards A Sustainable Future.

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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 the weekly business talk series, “Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP” that debuted in Fall 2011, plus more than two dozen related Game-Changers Radio series also heard on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run simple. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, operations to finance, 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, cloud and hybrid deployments, and mobile devices.

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