COVID-19 laid bare the world’s manufacturing problem. Pre-pandemic, industry and government embraced the belief that tech, globalization, and business innovation could realize the promise of Industry 4.0. But a worldwide lockdown showed that we’d ignored modernizing supply chains for essential goods at our peril. The result has been a worldwide supply chain swamp. Manufacturing futurist Dave Evans will make the case for an Industrial Reimagining not seen since the Industrial Revolution…an industry-wide, top-to-bottom reckoning for how to connect the world’s supply chains from idea to production to delivery. Using real world examples, he will lay out the path to an Industrial Reimagining that delivers on the promise of digital transformation to save us from future supply chain disruptions.
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