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Webinar: How to: Accelerate Operational Performance with Tomorrow's Manufacturing Technology

An IndustryWeek-hosted webinar, sponsored by Kronos Incorporated

Date: This webinar is now available On-Demand.
Duration: 1 hour
Event Type: On-Demand Webinar
Cost: Free

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In an industry where new technologies emerge every day, it is critical that today's business leaders understand when and how to shift their strategies. Whether it's advancements in mobility, robotics, smart machinery, demand forecasting, or lean systems, one thing is for sure: Technology is disrupting and changing the way we work.

Now is your chance to get ahead of the competition. Join us for this expert discussion and review of newly-released IndustryWeek survey results to understand which operational challenges are top of mind for your peers, and how you can leverage that information to prepare for manufacturing's tech-driven future.

Key takeaways include:

  • Get an exclusive look at key industry trends and survey results from leading manufacturing executives (over 80% of respondents Director level and above)
  • Learn how manufacturers are prioritizing their investments in emerging technologies such as mobile, smart machines, advanced robotics and lean systems
  • Find out why 64% of respondents see finding enough people with the right skills and talent as a top operational challenge over the next five years
  • See how technology can turn complex labor data into actionable insights that increase labor productivity 

Complimentary Gift

As our way of saying thank you to our audience, 50 randomly-selected individuals will receive a $10 VISA gift card.  Click here for full sweepstakes rules.



David Drickhamer

David Drickhamer is a Neal award-winning leadership and management writer, and former research director for IndustryWeek and manager of its North American Best Plants competition.

Mike Hutchens
Business Value Consultant, Manufacturing

Mike Hutchens has worked in the software industry for nearly 20 years, holding increasingly progressive roles in which he moved from internal IT to technology delivery (post-sales), into a role as the Global Technical Manager for multiple global alliance partnerships, including Accenture, Dell/Perot, and HP/EDS. Hutchins holds an MBA in Global Business from the University of Houston.

At Kronos, the global leader in workforce management solutions that enable organizations to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity, Hutchens is responsible for identifying and assisting in the development and tailoring of the Kronos solutions to meet specific and varying needs of global clients within the Manufacturing vertical. This includes working onsite with prospective clients to understand high-level goals that can be impacted by improved workforce management practices, including migration to the Kronos Cloud and building business cases to justify value.

Technical details

This webinar will be conducted using a slides-and-audio format.  After you complete your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with details for joining the webinar.