Manufacturing Through a Crisis: Fortify Manufacturing Ops with Digital Tech

MxD Technology Showcase (virtual)

Manufacturing through a Crisis:

Fortifying Manufacturing Operations with Digital Technology

The COVID-19 pandemic introduced many challenges to the U.S. manufacturing sector, emphasizing the need for an increased investment in digital technology. Join MxD and partners for a virtual technology showcase on Tuesday, November 10, that will provide actionable recommendations on how to utilize digital solutions to fortify your manufacturing operations. Attendees will hear an update on current state of the manufacturing industry; view virtual technology demonstrations, including MxD’s discrete testbed; and discuss crisis response strategies with peers.

The tech showcase will leverage discussions from the 5-part webinar series MxD and McKinsey & Company partnered on that brought critical information to the manufacturing industry about jump-starting operations during the COVID-19 crisis. The team covered high-priority concepts including building operations resilience, accelerating end-to-end digitization, increasing expense transparency, driving the future workforce, and reimagining a sustainable operations competitive advantage. Attendees can view the webinar series here, though it’s not necessary to participate in and gain value from the tech showcase.

Reasons to Attend

+ View technology demonstrations to see first-hand how solution providers are leveraging new and existing technology to help manufacturers navigate global challenges

+ Hear experts discuss the current state of the industry and how you can participate in a strong recovery from COVID-19 into the new normal

+ Gain insight from peers and share your own perspective in guided conversations regarding issues important to your business like reimagining your workforce, mitigating cyber risks in a crisis, and more

+ Virtually network with MxD members including manufacturers, solution providers, government program offices, and universities who are engaged in developing and deploying digital technology

Who Should Attend

The ideal workshop attendees are manufacturing professionals who are involved in and responsible for crafting and deploying digital strategy within their organization, as well as academics, solution providers, and government representatives who are interested in working collaboratively to progress digital technology across the manufacturing sector.

Tentative Agenda

10:00 am – 10:10 am Opening Remarks

10:10 am – 10:30 am Keynote Presentation: “Industry Response to COVID-19 & Future Trends”

10:30 am – 11:00 am Panel Discussion: “Leveraging Digital Tech to Mitigate Supply Chain Disruptions”

11:00 am – 11:15 am Break

11:15 am – 11:45 am Breakout Discussions: Responding to a Crisis

  • Preparing your Workforce (WFD)
  • Securing your assets (Cybersecurity)
  • Supply Chain Resilience (Supply Chain)
  • Innovative Solutions (R&D)

11:45 am – 12:00 pm Break

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Technology Showcase (Virtual tech demonstrations from various providers)

For press inquiries, please contact Alyssa Sullivan, Director of External Relations, at alyssa.sullivan@mxdusa.org. 

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