Maximize your Smart Manufacturing Summit experience by joining us early for a half-day workshop to tackle the most crucial supply chain issues facing manufacturers, including:
What "customer-centric" business demands of your supply chain operations - and your partners
How to be a great partner for digitally-transforming customers
How emerging technologies will impact the supply chain of the future
Customers' increasing focus on sustainability and how to make it a competitive advantage
Projects for change and how to plan for what's coming
Tuesday, June 2
12:00 - 12:30 pm
Registration at JW Marriott Indianapolis
Buses depart JW Marriott for Ingram Micro
Arrive at Ingram Micro
1:00 - 5:30 pm
Workshop Agenda Highlights
A Data-Driven Framework to Optimize Your Supply Chain Performance
We’ll explore how to solve the supply chain puzzle with a data-driven framework. Gain tools and tips to help your organization manage increasing demand variability, inventory proliferation, manufacturing capacity constraints, and increasing customer expectations for faster and more accurate fulfillment.
Creating a Customer-Centric Supply Chain
Ingram Micro was founded in 1979 and operates 154 logistics centers and 23 service centers throughout the world, employing more than 30,000 people. The company was recognized as a 2019 Top 3PL Provider for 2019 by Inbound Logistics. Learn how they are making big investments in automation, AI and robotics to improve their processes to better serve their customers, including AT&T, Verizon, LG, Samsung and others.
Tour of Ingram Micro Facility
Ingram Micro Commerce & Lifecycle Services’ (IMCLS) provides comprehensive end-to-end logistics and product lifecycle services to customers of all shapes and sizes across multiple industries. Participants will have the opportunity to visit one of the company’s facilities within the 1.5 million square foot Plainfield Campus just outside of Indianapolis, Indiana. During this tour you will see the nuances of Omni Channel Fulfillment of smartphones, custom packaging, kitting, provisioning/programming, to laser engraving ensuring devices are ready to use.
Sustainability and Your Supply Chain - How to Make it a Competitive Advantage
Consumer demands, increasing regulations and a growing business case have made a sustainable supply chain a requisite for long-term preservation. Learn how successful manufacturers are eliminating excess and obsolete inventory and using AI and other technology to become more sustainable.
“What If” Scenario Planning for a More Strategic Supply Chain
We’ll run through a set of hypothetical situations to help you analyze how disruptive events could impact your production and inventory management.
Buses depart Ingram Micro to return to JW Marriott
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Welcome Reception for all Summit attendees at JW Marriott