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Manufacturing & Technology refers essentially to the areas of discrete manufacturing, mechanical and plant engineering. The manufacturing industry faces extremely severe structural changes. Therefore, their managers, while committed to operational efficiency, must be flexible and also meet the rising consumers demand. Also the pace of innovation in the manufacturing and high-tech industries is a lot higher. Price competition, short product life cycles and a variety of distribution partners are the main topics in the competition for customers.
Successful global companies are faced with the task of delivering excellent productivity and quality to satisfy customer needs whilst also looking ahead to be able to sustain costs and have an efficient time management. we.CONECT helps you address these challenges.
The process industry is a technologically sophisticated industry that depends on innovations. External constraints and significant cost pressures push new developments that require particular legal regulations regarding the environment. Also price development, availability of raw materials, rising energy prices, technological developments, new materials and fabrics as well as considerable competitive pressure from emerging countries (especially from BRIC) have to be taken into account. This on the one hand requires (relatively) long planning horizons and investment cycles but on the other hand the consumer markets are cyclical and volatile.
we.CONECT will highlight the challenges that the process industry faces in the years to come and will discuss specific topics in focused and interactive sessions and demonstrate practical solutions.
IT is increasingly becoming a business partner in organizations worldwide.
Many companies have recognized that IT can be more than just automatic processes and can also efficiently reduce costs. Market-oriented IT services open up new chains of distribution to shorten the "time to market" of new services. Social networks improve employee communications and are now an important tool of the marketing activities. Intelligent IT architectures optimize processes within companies.
Key driving forces in the industry are mainly new developments in business intelligence, SOA, SaaS, cloud computing, mobile computing, storage and social media. The challenges many businesses face are the IT complexity with user requirements, efficiency, costs and easing the pressure of integration.
we.CONECT will highlight practical implementations, discuss trends, technologies and solutions with you.
The automotive world is facing major challenges ‒ the regional focal points of growth have shifted and the automotive value chain is changing increasingly. Challenges, global megatrends and profound technological innovations, such as CO2 reduction, HMI, communication systems, energy-efficient cars and e-mobility, will permanently change the industry in the upcoming years.
we.CONECT will highlight the challenges which the automotive industry must rise to in the following years and will give you the opportunity for focused as well as interactive sessions to evolve and present practical solutions.