Thursday, October 21st 9:00 AM PDT

Is the manufacturing industry ready to go digital-first?

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    The pandemic had a significant impact on the manufacturing sector. It disrupted supply chains, shrunk demand for high-value goods – such as primary metals, industrial machinery, and automobiles – and labor shortages completely “manu-fractured” an already-struggling sector. However, the effects of the pandemic have also ignited urgent innovation. The fault lines in global supply chains are being mapped, answers surrounding the unpredictability of labor are being found, and the induction of advanced technologies is heralding new efficiencies. As a result, the manufacturing sector of tomorrow is likely to develop beyond being resilient, it could become “antifragile”. While resilient businesses can withstand shock, antifragile businesses thrive due to stress, shock, failures, and volatility. Amongst all this, leaders needed to rise to the occasion and provide technical leadership together with digital capabilities to enable this transformation and to sustain the business through the pandemic. Leaders will have to keep a digital-first approach and be the change agent to implement the transformation needed to align to the growth agenda of the organization.

    This digital forum will bring together leaders to discuss practical topics including: 

    • Industry 4.0 in post-pandemic economy 
    • Re-designing the supply chain for resilience 
    • Making the B2C journey 
    • How CIOs can lead the digital transformation 

    About Avasant

    Avasant is a leading management consulting firm focused on translating the power of technology into realizable business strategies for the world’s largest corporations. Specializing in digital and IT transformation, sourcing advisory, global strategy, and governance services, Avasant prides itself on delivering high-value engagements through industry-focused innovation and flexible client-based solutions.

    Our seasoned professionals have an average of 20 years of industry-honed expertise, having conducted 1000+ engagements in over 50 countries. Avasant’s next generation consulting and advisory methods have made it the top-ranked firm in its class, with recognition from numerous organizations, including: Vault, NOA, IAOP, and Wall Street Journal.

    Avasant’s engagement in the global market has inspired a strong commitment to community and purpose. Avasant Foundation supports technology and skill development programs to create employment opportunities for youth across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America.

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    About Wipro

    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, we have over 200,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future.

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