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MESA Smart Manufacturing Community: Smart Connected Supply Chain

MESA Smart Manufacturing Community: Smart Connected Supply Chain

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (CDT)


Come share your experiences, stories, questions, and what you have learned in a safe, non-commercial environment. We seek to understand the state-of-the market, understand what companies have done that has or has not worked, documenting questions that MESA and the community can help answer. Overall, the goal is to accelerate each participant’s learning and progress toward Smart Manufacturing. 

Topic: Smart Supply Chains Of The Future - Transformation vs Optimization, led by our sponsor Denodo's Errol Rodericks

As we stride into the era of intelligent operations, the idea of transforming supply chains instead of merely optimizing them signals a profound change in how businesses tackle their logistical functions, offering several crucial considerations. 

Optimization typically centers on refining current processes incrementally. In contrast, transformation entails a complete reimagining of supply chains to address future challenges and opportunities. Achieving this demands a bold vision, strategic foresight, and a readiness to embrace change, essential for maintaining competitiveness in today's dynamic business environment. 

  • Do you see the value in transforming the supply chain? Enough value to justify the significant undertaking? 
  • What are the costs of transforming vs. optimizing? 
  • What are the risks of transformation – all along the way? Do you see risk in not transforming your supply chain? 
  • Where do you see the top challenges? Understanding, IT, time, cost, change management, processes, trust..? 
  • What do you need to support transformation? Resilience? 


  • Thanks to our Sponsor(s) 
  • Facilitator introduction 
  • Community & Group overview – why participate and what to expect 
  • Smart Manufacturing Paradigm 
  • Thanks to our Sponsor(s) 
  • Summary of last meeting 
  • Today's subject 
  • Wrap up 
  • Next meeting 
  • How to keep the conversation going 
  • Thanks

Not registered for MESA's Smart Manufacturing Community? Register here!  (Open for members and nonmembers) Once you are registered, you will be sent a calendar invite with the call-in information. Learn more about MESA's Smart Manufacturing Community Groups

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (CDT)
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