Hardware companies produce astounding innovations every day — powerful smartphones, self-piloting drones, autonomous vehicles, even rockets! — that offer the illusion of next-generation manufacturing. But the reality is most companies rely on a decades-old global manufacturing process of spreadsheets, late-night phone calls to Asia, and far too much hand-wringing. With tariffs and legislation increasingly becoming trade levers, the global supply chain is becoming increasingly difficult to manage. This talk from manufacturing innovator Dave Evans will break down how tech can help companies better navigate an uncertain global trade future. Like financial services, retail, travel and other industries before it, he will make the case for why manufacturing needs its tech moment now.
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