Accelerate Manufacturing Competitiveness with M4.0

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The disruptive social, political, and economic events of 2020 have placed a premium on manufacturing agility and flexibility for companies across the industrial landscape. As a result of the pandemic in particular, many manufacturers intend to accelerate their investments in the digital technologies that are part of Manufacturing 4.0. But as competition intensifies in the new year, success with M4.0 will depend upon how companies prioritize their investments, devise implementation strategies, and drive change in their organizations.

Experts from the Manufacturing Leadership Council and NTT DATA manufacturing and solution experts recently discussed ways to help your business maximize its investments and create competitive advantages.

During part one of our four-part M4.0 series, you’ll gain actionable insights across the manufacturing value chain to help your business remain competitive.

What You’ll Learn

  • How best to prioritize based on lessons learned during 2020 from supply chain uncertainties, new customer buying patterns and workplace safety
  • What technology investment holds the best promise of driving competitive advantage: cloud enterprise platforms, data and analytics, IT/OT security
  • How an agile M4.0, POC and implementation approach can help realize benefits faster and drive ROI


David Brousell

Co-Founder, Vice President & Executive Director

Manufacturing Leadership Council, a Division of NAM

David oversees all aspects of MLC, including the MLC’s website, the Manufacturing Leadership Rethink Summit, the Manufacturing Leadership Journal, and Manufacturing Leadership Awards program. In his more than 40-year career, Brousell has served in numerous leadership positions in companies large and small and has received numerous journalism awards.

Jay Monahan

Managing Director, Business Consulting, Manufacturing & Life Sciences


Jay is a results-driven executive combining more than 25 years of experience in leading consulting lead transformation initiatives across shop floor, ERP and supply chain initiatives. He is passionate about innovative approaches to manufacturing challenges and building new offerings integrated across a spectrum of IT/OT/ET.

Baskar Radhakrishnan

Strategic Advisor, Manufacturing & Life Sciences Industry Solutions


Baskar is responsible for Industry 4.0 strategy, driving digital innovations around smart manufacturing and advising customers in accelerating their digital agenda. Leveraging his experience in leading global digital supply chain transformation initiatives, he is currently responsible for delivering business outcome with digital technologies like IoT, advanced analytics, AR/VR and blockchain.

Ed Wilson-Smythe

Senior Advisor, Industry Strategy & Solutions, Manufacturing & Life Sciences


Edward advises key manufacturing and life sciences clients on strategies and solutions that leverage innovation to drive superior business results and social outcomes. He builds on over 20 years of experience as a consultant, technology strategist and industry practitioner to lead strategy development, solution design, relationship structuring and delivery of digital and enterprise transformation initiatives for our largest and most complex clients.