Stronger together: SAP Industry 4.0 Ecosystem Summit SEA Edition
Industry 4.0 is more than a decade old. Companies are working on concepts or even already on projects to digitize their production process, optimize the supply chain and make processes in the factories intelligent. By creating concepts and working on projects it become clearer: Industry 4.0 needs a strong ecosystem to help making it real. SAP’s Industry 4.0 strategy hinges upon the power of its ecosystem that ranges from system Integration partners, industrial machinery manufacturers, network providers to the next generation technology providers.
While the European and Japanese summits went virtual, South-East Asia (sometimes referred to as ASEAN) was to be home to the first in-person summits.
This is a region with tremendous potential! According to a McKinsey Study in 2022, the potential economic impact of Industry 4.0 in ASEAN is supposed to be between $ 200-600 billion annually by 2025. The top impacted areas are Manufacturing Operations, Predictive Maintenance, and Inventory Optimization. These areas also happen to be the top areas for SAP’s Industry 4.0 focussed solutions as well.
“Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.” these words by Stephen Covey clearly articulate the theme of the South East Asia Industry 4.0 Summits. Instead of choosing one theme or a single Industry 4.0 pillar, we decided to showcase the breadth of SAP’s Industry 4.0 Ecosystem.
The South-East-Asian Industry 4.0 Ecosystem Summits on August 2nd and 4th were opened by keynotes from Graham Conlon, Vice President, Head of Digital Supply Chain APJ, and Ashish Pujari, Global Head of Industry 4.0 Ecosystem. They highlighted how the Industry 4.0 definition has broadened across the entire supply chain and how Industry 4.0 delivers value and in many instances makes the business case for an S/4HANA transformation. Hence, it is an essential part of the RISE conversations. Both also underlined why partners play here a vital role.
At the end, Malachy Martin, Global Director – Center of Excellence Digital Supply Chain at SAP, joined an Expert Panel with all Partners to give insights how Industry 4.0 evolves with the support of different kinds of partners.
Pavneet Bedi, Global Digital Supply Chain Partner Director, Partner Ecosystem Success, who is closely working together with strategic partners like HCL, organized and supported the events with his strong network by finding the right speakers and defining the right storyline for the events.
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