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MESA Smart Manufacturing Community: Smart Connected Supply Chain

MESA Smart Manufacturing Community: Smart Connected Supply Chain

Wednesday, August 7, 2024 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (EDT)


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: New Approaches, Value with Supply Chain Automation and Modeling

Supply chains have used various forms of automation for decades, from conveyors, forklifts, and AGVs to complex optimization algorithms for planning. What is coming into use now, and how do you ensure it adds further value?

Join us to discuss your experiences and questions such as:

  • What technologies have you added to your supply chain practices, and how do you benefit from them?
  • What areas are benefiting the most? Logistics, warehousing, in-plant logistics, planning, procurement etc….?
  • Do you use AR/VR to support human picking or packing? Robots, Cobots, or special equipment?
  • Are digital twins of your facilities or your suppliers’ facilities coming into play?
  • Where are you transitioning from algorithms to ML or other AI-based approaches?
  • How are your people adapting to using new technologies? How have you leveraged their expertise?
  • What are your customers demanding that is driving you to consider new technologies?
  • Are your traditional equipment, algorithms, and processes still useful, or are you replacing them?


  • 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, August 7, 2024 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (EDT)
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