A Virtual Facility Tour, followed by Digital Threads: Unlocking the Power of Smart Manufacturing

Virtual Facility Tour of Exciting, Industry-Transforming Manufacturing Innovations

For this year’s edition of the North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit Executive Platforms is proud to partner with Siemens to bring you a virtual tour of  MxD (Manufacturing x Digital), where innovative manufacturers go to forge their futures.

Formerly known as the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) and housed at UI LABS, MxD is an independent entity working in partnership with the Department of Defense to equip U.S. factories with the digital tools, cybersecurity, and workforce expertise needed to build every part better than the last. As a result, their more than 300 partners have increased their productivity, won more business, and strengthened U.S. manufacturing.

Digital Threads: Unlocking the Power of Smart Manufacturing

Manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to improve their operations, but the pursuit of efficiency, flexibility, and sustainability in manufacturing operations can be hindered by the challenges of identifying and implementing the right technology solution. In this workshop, we will provide an overview of how taking a value-based approach using Digital Threads can help achieve customer-specific results that address both short- and long-term needs. Through use cases, we will explore the use and application of Digital Threads in combination with other technologies, as it applies to all areas of manufacturing from planning to execution.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Digital Threads: Why do I need this?
  • Comprehensive Digital Twin
  • IT/OT Integration
  • Multi-Industry Solutions
  • Best Practice Roadmap to Digitalization

Suresh C Rama, Ph.D., MBA
Portfolio Development Executive, Digital Manufacturing
Siemens Digital Industries Software

Suresh C. Rama is a Thought Leader in Smart Manufacturing and a Portfolio Development Executive who leads the application of Siemens’ Digital Manufacturing portfolio of solutions for automotive customers. He has over 30 years of Manufacturing and Automation experience with Automotive OEMs, Suppliers and Line Builders. He has held several executive and leadership positions in Engineering, Manufacturing Operations, Quality, R&D/Innovation, Industry 4.0 and Business Development as he progressed through several stages in his career. Currently, he uses his vast experience and deep understanding of the Automotive Bodyshop, Final Assembly and Powertrain and New Propulsion systems Manufacturing to help and guide various customers in their digitalization journey in Smart Manufacturing. Suresh has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and M.B.A. from the Broad School of Business in Michigan State University. Suresh resides with his family in the Metro Detroit area.

Siemens Digital Industries Software is driving transformation to enable a digital enterprise where engineering, manufacturing, and electronics design meet tomorrow. Xcelerator, the comprehensive and integrated portfolio of software and services from Siemens Digital Industries Software, helps companies of all sizes create and leverage a comprehensive digital twin that provides organizations with new insights, opportunities, and levels of automation to drive innovation. For more information on Siemens Digital Industries Software products and services, visit siemens.com/software or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.