The New Software Defined Supply Chain (3D Printing LIVE! USA 2013)

Mr Partha Bose, Leader of Global Electronics Practice
IBM
United States
 
Nov 21, 2013.

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Since the beginning of the 20th century, manufacturing has focused on standardization, modularization and increased digitalization. Now, three new technologies — 3D Printing, Intelligent Robotics and Open Source Electronics -- are each reaching a tipping point. Together, they will rewrite the rules of product design and manufacturing, and with that, transform industry structure and global trade flows. The IBM Institute for Business Value set out to research the following key questions: When will these technologies impact investment decisions? How will these technologies impact choice of manufacturing locations? What will the new competitive landscape look like? What changes to enterprise strategy and government policy are needed to be successful in this transformation? The result is the first and only quantitative analysis of how the digitalization of manufacturing will transform the global supply chain and a vision of how enterprises and governments must adapt in this new era. The defining feature of this new era will be a shift from a "hard-wired" manufacturing model to one defined and controlled by software: The Software-Defined Supply Chain.

Speaker Biography (Partha Bose)

Partha Bose leads the Electronics Center of Competence (CoC) at IBM. Partha brings 17 years of experience working with High Tech companies in Strategy, Operations and IT. He has worked across the world in US, Asia and Europe. He has consulted with a variety of companies like Intel, Cisco, Sony, Ericsson and NetApp. Partha is a regular speaker and has presented at conferences like Convergence India and Health 2.0 (New Delhi), AMR Supply Chain conference (Phoenix), and Oracle Open World (San Francisco). He holds an MBA from the University of Rochester, an MS from Virginia Tech and a BTech from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

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