World Manufacturing Forum 2020
15:15 – 16:15 | 11 November
PREPAREDNESS & PRODUCTIVITY: Building the Pandemic-Proof Supply Chains of the Future
The coronavirus pandemic represents a pivotal moment for the manufacturing sector. Three areas of focus can help companies navigate its short-term effects: protect the workforce, manage risks to ensure business continuity, drive productivity remotely.
In order to promote global prosperity, we need to look beyond the current uncertainty, towards possible long-term changes to the industry.
Most of the ongoing industrial trends already started some time ago, and today’s crisis will merely accelerate their adoption.
Domestic Manufacturing: Western countries that have become so reliant on off-shore supplies for basic needs are now seeing the downside of decades of off-shoring production.
Decoupling of Supply Chains: greater visibility and coordination across the supply chain will enable better collaboration with a wider base of suppliers, part of a highly efficient and more resilient supply chain.
- Bronwyn Fox: Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Swinburne University of Melbourne
- Linda Hasenfratz: CEO, Linamar
- Mike Lackey: Global Vice President of Solution Management Manufacturing, SAP