How Technology is Reshaping Manufacturing: Trends in 2024 and Beyond

Explore how technology reshapes manufacturing in our webinar. Uncover solutions to operational inefficiencies, talent shortages, and sustainability challenges. Transform obstacles into opportunities for innovation and growth.

This webchat was originally broadcast on March 26, 2024. 

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This interactive chat delves into the dynamic landscape of the manufacturing industry, characterized by its only constant: change. As the sector grapples with survival challenges such as operational inefficiencies, talent shortages and escalating sustainability pressures, strategic technology investments become paramount.

This presentation identifies the critical obstacles manufacturers face and redefines these challenges as opportunities for growth and innovation. Attendees will gain insights into how cutting-edge technological solutions are pivotal in transforming hurdles into avenues for enhancing productivity, fostering talent and promoting sustainable practices in the manufacturing domain.


Andrew Burton

Global Industry Director - Manufacturing | IFS

Andy is a Global Industry Director for Manufacturing, bringing with him a wealth of over 40 years of supply chain experience, predominantly within the Aerospace and Defense, Discrete Manufacturing, and Niche Automotive sectors. His extensive background encompasses a broad range of roles, where he has notably excelled as an IFS Super User and served as an Independent IFS Consultant, demonstrating a deep proficiency in navigating complex manufacturing and supply chain challenges.


Maggie Slowik 

Global Industry Director - Manufacturing | IFS

Maggie is a Global Industry Director for Manufacturing. Prior to IFS, she was a manufacturing analyst at IDC for nearly 5 years, working with both global software providers and manufacturers to help assess, define, and drive digital transformation initiatives, including use case prioritization and technology selection. Previous roles include advisory work with supply chain C-suite members on topics including sustainability, supply chain risk and technology.

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