MAPI is excited to once again bring together manufacturing executives and industry leaders to discuss ideas and challenges facing the industry. The 2017 Executive Summit will focus on how to thrive through uncertainty.
Manufacturing is getting smarter. From big data to robots to artificial intelligence, this transformation presents both an incredible opportunity for growth and enormous disruption. Most manufacturers have just started exploring the possibilities.
Industrial manufacturing has experienced an extended period of slow and uneven global growth over the last decade that has amplified the sector's tendencies toward incremental innovation, underinvestment in IT infrastructure, and a slow-moving approach to cultural transformation.
The digital transformation of manufacturing promises to revolutionize business activities, processes, competencies, and models. The companies that are innovative and creative, and that embrace the new opportunities presented by digitalization, will win in their markets.
Innovation is a driving force at many manufacturers as they try to compete in today’s markets. Companies are starting or expanding innovation programs and processes that in some cases involve every employee.