Future of Manufacturing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management - video of keynote for IBEC manufacturing conference

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Keynote Speaker on Future of Manufacturing - for IBEC.Topics covered include managing uncertainty with agile leadership; why strategies are being overtaken by events and what to do about it; reality check regarding many global trends that are changing more slowly than many think.  

Future of Manufacturing 4.0; Digital Enterprises 4.0; future of robotics in manufacturing and warehouse management and why global sales of robots have only been growing at around 7% per year despite all the robotics hype; future of 3D manufacturing and why sales of 3D printers have been so slow - truth about 3D printers in tomorrow's factories. Why so many future trends will be driven by emotion.

Why consumers are becoming far more impatient - impact on every aspect of retail and supply chain.  Impact of Fast Fashion with fashion cycles now measured in weeks not months.  Impact of online and mobile e-commerce on retail supply chains and customer expectations.  New patterns of delivery including explosive growth in some cities already of 1 hour online delivery.  Impact of global scale on manufacturing - and why we should expect further aggressive consolidation and mergers across larger scale enterprises.  

Future of niche manufacturing, self-diagnosing and self-healing factory assembly lines. The truth about emerging markets - where and why the greatest impacts will be.  Why supply chains are becoming more regionalised.  Why radical changes are coming to manufacturing in China.  Re-shoring and offshoring of manufacturing jobs.  Impact of digital tracking on manufacturing, and supply chain management.  

Why Little Data is even more important than Big Data to tomorrow's manufacturing giants.  Truth about cyber-risks and why today's headlines are up to 7 years behind what is actually happening - attacks / viral devices being embedded today may take many years to detect.  Future of green tech innovation and green tech impact on every aspect of manufacturing.  Simple ways to cut more than 50% of road haulage energy use.


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