The third annual Best Practices for Automotive conference brought together hundreds of industry professionals and SAP users to learn how to improve business performance in today’s digital and connected enterprise. Over the course of three days, attendees heard case studies and thought leadership on how to succeed over disruptive trends like workforce dynamics, autonomous technologies, IoT and connected cars, big data, increasing consumer demands, and more.
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Marty Groover – Operational Technology Manager, Caterpillar
To compete in an e-commerce market, a fully integrated digital thread is required from the customer through the industrial complex to the digital supply network. For Caterpillar business transformation meant implementing digital tools in a Live Factory project which included Predictive Maintenance, RFID tracking, vehicle insights, live digital manufacturing insights, integration and intelligence. Hear from CAT’s Operational Technology Manager, Marty Groover, in this complimentary webcast to learn about their project and its results.
The transformation the automotive industry is undergoing can be almost entirely attributed to the shift in technological trends in regards to consumer behaviors. During the extensive research Best Practices in Automotive Conference does every year, 2017’s report identifies the most pressing challenges that automotive companies are facing today.
A quarter billion connected cars will be on the road globally by 2020. With new in-vehicle and automated driving capabilities taking shape every day, opportunities for automotive companies to innovate abound.
Twenty-six experts from the automotive industry who attended the SAP sponsored Best Practices for Automotive conference shared the connected vehicle and autonomous driving trends they are seeing in the industry. Here are eight of the hottest topics they discussed in interviews recorded live for The Future of Cars with Game Changers Radio.
During a recent radio interview on SAP Game Changers, three experts discussed the value of moving assets within a company. Larry Stolle, Bill Powell, and Joe Barkai focused on the role moving assets within a company. Each moving asset plays a key role in accomplishing specific goals and tasks. Thus, a company must understand the ways a fleet of vehicles or specific equipment benefits the business.
Mike Czach – Global Strategy & Planning Manager, Ford Motor Company
Todd Alexander – Product Design Engineer, Ford Motor Company
John Russ – Global Inventory Planning Strategy Manager, Ford Motor Company
Kathy Seifarth – Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLCContinue reading
Or so it seems. You can’t follow our industry’s thought leaders without seeing a daily recitation of the value of connected vehicles, internet of things, autonomous vehicles, disruptive business models and customer intimacy with both dealers and end customers.
The automotive industry faces a sales forecast of 111 million new vehicles sold annually by 2020, and all of them “connected”. Over $100 billion in self-driving mobility services by 2035. And all of this from an industry that has roots just over a century and a quarter old. And the excitement, opportunity and the challenges that are upon us have never been greater.
Most global vehicle manufacturers have the same vision of transforming from vehicle makers to mobility providers with accident free driving and emission free operation. With new ideas and new technology, and new customer expectations, innovation will create new business models and force massive change on the global automotive industry.
As technology and digital innovations continue to disrupt the automotive industry, it is more important than ever to join us to hear solutions and expertise from your peers on how to accelerate the business into the digital age. No other conference will offer you a more in-depth look at the latest solutions and strategies for the complex industry issues you are faced with today. You will leave Best Practices for Automotive with a network of professionals and experts who you can call on year-round.