Industry 4.0 & digital transformation key to manufacturing & supply chain fortunes in post-COVID world

29 September 2020

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As manufacturers & supply chain partners look to recover from the economic uncertainty precipitated by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, ABI Research’s Digital Transformation Summit will provide 3 days of actionable intelligence to guide technology providers, partners & end users to success.

The transformative potential of Industry 4.0 and the digital supply chain is immense, and crucial for manufacturing and the supply chain to become once again fluid, productive and profitable in a post-COVID-19 world. Now more than ever, strategies need to be reshaped, plans need to be adjusted and questions need answers. To help facilitate this critically important flow of information, global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research has announced its three-day online Manufacturing & Supply Chain Digital Transformation Summit from October 20-22.

The uncertainty and climate of change resulting from COVID-19 have led to much demand for clear advice on the direction of market development. The myriad of challenges and risks caused by the global pandemic is accelerating the need to modernise working practices, embrace technology and digitize. To enable companies to mitigate risk, avoid the cost of inaction and take advantage of the opportunities afforded by this acceleration of digital transformation, ABI Research is bringing our analysts together with prominent industry experts to share their insights in a series of immersive webinars and collaborative panel discussions. The Manufacturing & Supply Chain Summit will provide actionable intelligence related to the technologies, trends, companies and change agents technology providers, partners and end users need to know to succeed,” says Stuart Carlaw, Chief Research Officer at ABI Research.

Siemens’ Zvi Feuer, Aaron Frankel and Jan Leuridan, Telit’s Ricardo Buranello, Microsoft’s Darren Coil, Intel’s Christine Boles, PTC’s Marc Lobo, and Desktop Metal’s Ric Fulop are just a few of the many panel experts joining ABI Research Analysts. A full list of our panel members can be found at:

Immersive webinars: Our team of analysts will offer detailed investigations of the future of manufacturing and the supply chain. Immersive webinar topics include:

•    Industry 4.0 & Digital Supply Chain State of the Union
•    Data, Analytics & AI at the Edge Enabling Decision Making
•    5G, Wi-Fi & RTLS for Manufacturing & Industry 4.0
•    The Post-COVID-19 Supply Chain
•    IoT in Manufacturing
•    From First to Last Mile: The Automation of Material Handling in a Post-COVID World
•    Manufacturing in Asia: State of Play for the World's Manufacturing Base

Each webinar will conclude with a live question & answer session.

Collaborative panel discussions: Our analysts and esteemed guests from throughout the manufacturing and supply chain ecosystem will provide exclusive, expert insight on a range of topics, including:

•    Making Cars in 2030
•    Future Manufacturing Processes – Reductive, Additive & Generative
•    Industrial Software Applications From Simulation to ALM, PLM & SLM
•    China Plus 1: Post-COVID-19 Supply Chain & Logistics in APAC
•    Electronic Manufacturing in Asia: Precision & Pace

For more information and to register for ABI Research’s online Manufacturing & Supply Chain Digital Transformation Summit, visit: or review the detailed agenda at:

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