Industry 4.0—which includes connectivity, advanced analytics, automation, and advanced-manufacturing technologies has been gaining momentum before COVID-19, helping companies transform their operations in everything from production efficiency to product customization, with improvements in speed to market, service effectiveness, and new-business model creation. Manufacturing today is being driven by the need to cater to increasing individualisation and to variant diversity of products. Companies have now realised the potential of deploying automation solutions beyond the four walls of a manufacturing plant, reaching across the end-to-end value chain to address planning challenges, operational challenges, and delivery challenges.
Amaresh Chakrabarti, Senior Professor and Chairman, Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing (CPDM), Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
Sanjay Singal, Chief Operating Officer - Dairy & Beverages, ITC Limited
Krishna Bhojkar, Head Production Planning, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Ltd.
Moderator: Gustaf Ericson, Senior Manager, Bain & Company