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.
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
Digital Transformation is fundamentally and strongly shaping the way we will do business in the future and is particularly evident in the automotive industry. New technologies and the Internet of Things / Connectivity are driving the development of new business models, manufacturing processes and products. At the same time, our customers have to meet the expectations of their ever more digitally savvy customers and consumers. How can you succeed in this transformation? How can SAP help you?
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.