Embracing the Disruptors

In the new disrupted world, everything—manufacturers and products—will be more specialized. The change is already happening, and Siemens is helping.

With the renewed interest in manufacturing from mainstream media and the general public, the timing is primed for this year’s Manufacturing in America event in Detroit, March 22-23. After years of educating manufacturers on how to be more profitable and competitive, the Detroit Manufacturing in America event continues to illustrate how leading edge technology and automation can help manufacturing in the U.S. become more profitable, innovative and globally competitive.

The Manufacturing in America 2017 agenda focuses on how the world of consumer demand is making customization and time to market critical for manufacturers. For consumers, the days of buying commoditized products are fading fast. We don’t catch a cab anymore, we call an Uber–which will soon be operated without a driver. When we buy a car, we don’t buy it out of a dealer’s stock anymore, rather we build our own personal vehicle. In parallel, manufacturers able to recognize these trends will design, build and supply the right products at the right time to beat their competitors to market.

Siemens is on the forefront of this disruption, making it possible for manufacturers to leverage new technologies. That’s what digital manufacturing is all about: creating the means to deliver unique products using high levels of customization to satisfy changing customer tastes. Product design can be virtual, interfaced seamlessly with sophisticated manufacturing capabilities so concepts from your imagination can be produced quickly and efficiently, reaching markets while they’re still hot.

This kind of innovation is built into Siemens DNA. One of Siemens’ earliest products was a new take on the hot technology of a century-and-a-half ago: the telegraph. And the innovation has never stopped. Today it’s about supporting companies wanting to move into the new and ever-changing world.

See Innovation in Action

If you want to see all this in action, come to Manufacturing in America, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, March 22 to 23, 2017. Siemens sponsors this event to showcase the new techniques and technologies to make all these concepts a reality. Over two solid days, you can see new products, hear presentations from your peers, and network with other manufacturers determined to make a difference. Best of all, attendance is complimentary.

Much of the event focuses on the automotive industry, but companies from a variety of industries attend because of the incubator environment and manufacturing developments in the area. Seeing how those clever people solve problems on a massive scale can help smaller companies with the same problems. These technologies are highly scalable, so many ideas move up and down the chain.

Come and learn about new technologies, share ideas and best practices, and be part of the future of manufacturing. The event will consist of more than 100 technical learning seminars and 50 exhibits focused on emerging automation, control, drive technologies and PLM. Come see and touch the future.

Meet a Professional Disruptor

One of the major attractions this year will be a keynote address from Josh Linkner, who is, among many things, a professional disruptor. He’s all about innovation, creativity and reinvention, all aimed at hyper-growth leadership. While some keynotes do a great job of inspiring, Josh takes inspiration a step further as he is somebody who has made businesses work. He’s created multiple companies and sold them for a combined value of $200 million. He’s written books, two of which have been on the NY Times bestseller list. And for those from Detroit, he’s one of the founders of Detroit Venture Partners. Bottom line, he’s been at the forefront of change and disruption and made it work. His presentation will not only discuss innovation, but what it takes to get everyone in the company pulling in the same direction.

2017 is already shaping up to be a very interesting year for manufacturers. With the overall economy heating up and a rapidly changing political climate, manufacturing is poised to be at the forefront again. Siemens helps provide the means for you to advance, with new technologies and products. Manufacturing in America is a great opportunity for you to see it all in one place in just two days. Sign up now and make sure you don’t get left behind.

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