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MESA Smart Manufacturing Community: Smart Connected Supply Chain

MESA Smart Manufacturing Community: Smart Connected Supply Chain

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (EST)


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: Optimizing and What-if Scenario Planning: What’s Working, What’s New

In this time of uncertainty and new technologies, is it time to re-evaluate how we explore and fine-tune our supply chain forecasts, schedules, and plans? For decades, optimization and what-if planning have been in place in manufacturing supply chains. We’ll discuss new possible approaches and what we have seen working.

  • Are traditional algorithmic and simulation approaches to optimization still working with the current volatility and uncertainty?
  • Have you used digital twins for your supply chain? How is that working?
  • Are you optimizing at all levels: strategic, tactical, and operational? Are some more effective than others? Are there barriers?
  • Are machine learning and related advanced analytics helping with optimization?
  • Do you see a role for Generative AI or other new approaches?
  • Beyond technologies, are there new processes, and mindsets needed for optimization and scenario planning?


  • 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, February 21, 2024 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (EST)
Smart Manufacturing Community Group
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