Keeping your MES Programs on Track during COVID-19 and Beyond

July 9, 2020


06:00 PM ISD

2:30 SAST, 10:30 AEST

45 Minutes

Comprehensive Session

Explore how the industry is responding to the challenge

COVID-19 has forced manufacturers around the world to embrace a new normal. While factories will redirect all their focus on managing core processes, uncertainties will require them to have a robust strategy and a much higher level of rigor towards cost optimization, productivity, and efficiency improvement. Considering the current scenario, there will be a significant impact on the future of MES programs in these manufacturing organizations.

This discussion provides various options for manufacturers to overcome these challenges.

This chat also provides an insight into new innovative approaches, business models, and solutions that can be utilized to successfully manage existing MES landscape and programs. This approach significantly reduces implementation lead time while reducing the overall cost.

Discussion Points:

  • Practitioner’s view on MES as the building block of digital transformation and operational and business benefits of MES?
  • Customer viewpoint on how MES is helping them to be more responsive in these uncertain times and how are they able to sustain their MES programs
  • ITC Infotech’s 4D Framework to sustain the on-going MES programs and “Maximize Value and Optimize Cost” for existing MES landscape
  • Industry viewpoint on the role and benefit of MES in the current & post COVID scenario and how are organizations managing their ongoing MES journey.

The Host

Nitin Kalothia

Associate Partner – Business Consulting Group at ITC Infotech

Nitin Kalothia is an Associate Partner in the Business Consulting Group of ITC Infotech. In his current role, he works closely with Manufacturing Execution System.

The Panelist

Martin Navratil

Director, Manufacturing Network Development at KONE

Martin Navratil is the Director of Manufacturing Network Development at KONE. In the current role he is responsible for development and implementation of the Global Manufacturing Strategy. With two and half decade of industry experience, Martin brings incredible knowledge and experience.

Pareek Jain

Founder Pareekh Consulting and

Pareekh has 20+ years of experience and has seen the engineering and manufacturing industry from four perspectives: analyst, buyer, advisor, and service provider. Research is his passion which led him to start Pareekh Consulting and


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