Manufacturing Matters: What is the future for manufacturing?

Manufacturing Indaba hosts illuminating webinar series in partnership with Futureworld, presented by global speaker and renowned Futurist, Craig Wing.

Johannesburg, 1 June 2020; Covid-19 is accelerating and reshaping South African and African manufacturing. It’s compounding existing challenges while simultaneously eradicating established practices, subsequently altering the manufacturing world as we know it.

Looking into the future of manufacturing, is an aspect many manufacturing CEOs will be actively exploring, and requires new approaches and new forms of collaboration to increase overall resilience.

In the uncertain world we are currently living in, all businesses want to look into the ‘crystal ball’ to find out, what now, where to next and what will be the impact on business. Unfortunately, no one can rightly predict the future, but a change in thought processes to begin to think like futurists and create strategies to ensure that businesses have more robust plans is vital to overcome the impact of Covid-19.

A 3-part web-series is currently underway hosted by the Manufacturing Indaba and Futureworld. They comprise thought-provoking and progressive sessions that are set to educate and inspire African industrialists to transition from a state of panic and crisis control, to identifying and capitalising on latent, yet consequential opportunities that have the propensity to take manufacturing businesses to unprecedented levels.

The upcoming and second webinar to be hosted will feature:

> Part 2: Future of Manufacturing:

From global to local, closer alignment of value chains, augmenting with tech (IOT, 3d Printing, 4IR, etc), decentralization and new demand.

11h00 – 12h00  :  5 June 2020

> Part 3: How to lead in times of uncertainty:

The human elements of leadership, acting on imperfect information, confronting biases and ensuring we value humanness.

11h00 – 12h00 : 12 June 2020

The 3-part series is live and Part 2 specifically speaks to supporting a change of thinking and to look at the future. Remember the Future is a matter of choice, not chance, so please do join us.

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