IDC Manufacturing Forum


Today, survival of the fittest is linked not to size or strength but to an ability to change — to move quickly, adapt, seize opportunities, and be agile. In the age of COVID-19, supply chains are experiencing pressures unlike any we have seen in a generation. COVID-19 has exposed a material lack of visibility, flexibility, and adaptability that should be inherent to the manufacturing industry. 

  • The importance of visibility, agility, flexibility, and resiliency in manufacturing, is now on the tip of everybody's tongue and is taking on a profoundly more important role. Therefore the supply chain control tower, indeed supply chain orchestration, becomes a critical capability.
  • Without a doubt, manufacturers that can establish flexible and resilient supply chains, innovate products and services, ramp up production of certain products rapidly, and create value from data-driven services will be among the winners in the post-COVID-19 period.
  • The increasing automation of production raises the cooperation between man and machine to a higher level. The era of super workers supported by collaborative robots (cobots, AGVs), equipped with technologies extending the senses (VR/AR) and physical capabilities (exoskeletons) is coming.

Because the stakes are so high, manufacturers have made concerted efforts to accelerate their digital transformation journeys.

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Videos & Presentations

Dell Technologies - Dariusz Piotrowski - Accelerating digital transformation in manufacturing sector

HPE - Jakub Ochnio - Flexible, Secure, Complex Analytical Platform - is it possible yet

Google Cloud - Jarek Zarychta - Sharing Industry Cloud Experience on Creating Ecosystems in Manufacturing

Stena Recycling - Piotr Bruzdziak - Circular Economy in Stena Recycling

Fortinet - Strategie zabezpieczania infrastruktury OT przed zaawansowanymi zagrozeniami

IDC Manufacturing video

Lorenzo Veronesi - IDC - Transform or die

Platforma Przemyslu Przyszlosci - Andrzej Soldaty - Ecosystem Key Factors

Jolanta Malak Fortinet - Be Ready for Changes - Risks and Opportunities in Production

OT- Tom Leeson - Leveraging manufacturing data in a Smart, Connected and Secure Way

GZ - Ewa Lesniak - IoT in production

VersaBox - Jacek Krolik - Transformation of intralogistics - data, people and robots