News roundup: Industry 4.0 & manufacturing resilience

Manufacturing news roundup: how technology is used in the supply chain and procurement, accelerating Industry 4.0 & manufacturing resilience

5 minutes with Heidi Banks, Senior Director at Jabil

Heidi Banks shares how technology plays a part in her role as Senior Director at Jabil & her experience in supply chain and procurement.

“I'm a senior director at Jabil and have been with the company for 21 years. It’s been a great career path here within Jabil. I manage our source-to-pay services, but I'm also responsible for our internal, indirect technology stack and running that for Jabil as an operations team.”

 

New Abu Dhabi Index to help accelerate Industry 4.0 adoption

Abu Dhabi has unveiled a Smart Manufacturing Index to guide private sector industrial players’ transition to Industry 4.0 technologies, as the emirate looks to accelerate growth and boost competitiveness in the industrial sector.

Launched by Abu Dhabi’s Department of Economic Development (ADDED), and part of the recently launched Abu Dhabi Investment Strategy, the Index “addresses all aspects of the transition to methods of tomorrow’s manufacturing,” according to ADDED Chairman, Mohamed Al Shorafa.

“It is of paramount importance to equip manufacturers with vital, seamless and effective mechanisms to transition to Industry 4.0 technologies and applications to drive future growth, and pre-empt shifts in demand and supply.”

This comes as the UAE emirate plans to more than double the size of its manufacturing sector to US$46.83bn by 2031.

 

Anders Erlandsson, of Ericsson, on manufacturing resilience

Ericsson’s Head of Industry Lab, Anders Erlandsson, discusses resilience in manufacturing, Future of Enterprises & how evolution is possible during crises.

“While we have identified quite a few findings in our research that we believe will have a significant impact on businesses going forward, there are a few that might carry a bit more weight – especially the overarching insight of the report – it is time to rethink resilience.”

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