Industrial manufacturing: How to get the most out of a digital supply chain
Industrial manufacturing: How to get the most out of a digital supply chain
PODCAST

Industrial manufacturing: How to get the most out of a digital supply chain

Brian Higgins and Steven Beckey talk about how industrial manufacturing organizations can build on digital transformation opportunities to tighten the connectivity among their businesses, suppliers, and customers.

Nov 13, 2018

Global Manufacturing Outlook Episode 4

 

The CEOs’ responses to KPMG’s 2018 Global Manufacturing Outlook made it clear that they recognize their enterprises cannot manage the ever-growing complexity of supply chains without digital connectivity, and that they are looking to build on digital transformation opportunities to tighten the connectivity among their businesses, suppliers, and customers.

But while it’s easy to envision what an optimal future state should look like, multiple issues – including the variety and complexity of company and customer-driven requirements that significantly strain supply chains, lack of data that will allow them to understand the variety and complexity, and how to most effectively segment their overall supply chain and operation – are impeding forward movement.

In this podcast, Brian Higgins, an executive in KPMG’s Supply Chain practice, and Steven Beckey, an executive in KPMG’s Strategy practice, sat down with Stan Lepeak to discuss:

  • The issues industrial manufacturing companies need to focus on in order to fully capitalize on a digital supply chain
  • With so many digital technologies available – think 3D printing, RFID, artificial intelligence, and cognitive computing, to name just a few – how to sift through the noise to determine the game changers for your own business
  • Why it’s vitally important to get the fundamentals, such as common language and data standards, a master data management approach, and the underlying architecture and technology, right. 
Brian Higgins

Brian Higgins

Principal, Procurement & Ops, Practice Leader, KPMG (US)

Steve Beckey

Steve Beckey

Principal, Corporate Strategy, KPMG (US)

Stan Lepeak

Stan Lepeak

Director, Shared Services & Outsourcing, KPMG (US)