Smart Manufacturing Leaders Summit 2018

February 27-February 28, 2018

Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski, Munich, Germany

+ 44 (0) 207 368 9465

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Whitepapers and Reports


The Future Of Manufacturing Strategies

In Q3 of 2017 WBR Digital & ManuPharma surveyed 100 Heads of Manufacturing. The research prioritised large to mid-scale pharmaceutical companies and contract manufacturing organisations. Respondents to the survey were VP’s of manufacturing and technical operations, directors of IT and others of an equal standing. The survey was conducted by appointment over the telephone. The results were compiled and anonymised and presented here with analysis and commentary from the ManuPharma community.

Outsmarting the Competition - Smart Manufacturing report

In Q3 of 2017 WBR Digital & Smart Manufacturing Leaders Summit surveyed 100 Heads of Manufacturing. The research targeted a range sectors from Automotive and Defence to FMCG. Respondents to the survey were VP’s of Manufacturing and Operations, Directors of IT, and others of an equal standing. The key findings revealed that VPs and Global Heads of Manufacturing were recognised by 46% of our respondents as being those responsible to drive transformation within smart manufacturing. Over a third of respondents believed that buying new technology is much more advantageous in accessing the opportunities offered by the IIoT and Industry 4.0. Moreover, a lack of cohesion between teams was recognized by 38% of respondents as being the biggest organisational challenge in adopting smart manufacturing.

SAS A-to-Z guide to the Internet of Things

This A-to-Z guide is for anyone who wants to get a grip on the vast Internet of things. This resource communicates IoT-interested technical terms easily and understandably. The Internet of Things, or Industry 4.0, is now a part of almost all corporate strategies. Terms such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Edge Analytics influence most business models. In addition to the euphoria, however, helplessness is also spreading. This illustrative A-to-Z guide explains important IoT terms and gives an impression of the interrelationships and challenges on the Internet of Things. What this white paper offers you: • 101 common IoT terms explained in an easy and understandable way • Useful links and resources • Tips and tricks to make IoT Analytics successful

5 steps to successfully use IIoT data by SAS

The right combination of strategy and analytics technologies enables companies to optimize internal processes and exploit growth opportunities on the Internet of Things. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is flooding the industry with data. From supply chain, sales and sensor data flow information from a wide variety of sources. Understanding the value of the data and exploiting its potential are key elements of a successful IIoT strategy. It is therefore important for companies to efficiently filter out noise and integrate generated information into business processes in a timely manner. Read more in this whitepaper: • Which strategies are decisive for IIoT projects? • What to consider for end-to-end analytics solutions • How raw data is converted to valuable knowledge

The key factors driving IOT success by SAS

This English-language study provides insights into the project approaches IoT pioneers use to achieve a positive ROI and is aimed at both IoT innovators and companies willing to invest. The IT department is most involved in the decision-making process at the early stages of IoT projects. Several management levels are important for the success of IoT initiatives. The ROI Study 2017 shows how successful IoT pioneers design the project organization between IT and business. Read in this whitepaper: • what to consider when implementing IoT initiatives • Which procedures are promising • how to avoid stumbling blocks in IoT projects