Traditional manufacturing is like assembling furniture in a dark room, with a lot of fumbling, a high chance of injury, and a low probability of a successful outcome. Limited visibility into supply chain partners and components managed remotely via e-mails, spreadsheets, and late-night overseas phone calls can lead to time and cost overruns with poorer-quality products. COVID-19 has only amplified this pain by preventing travel and boots-on-the-ground oversight, according to Fictiv.
Common efforts to improve transparency – hiring more supply chain managers, building out digitization teams, investing in robust SaaS platforms – continue to prove enormously expensive and unreliable. This is why McKinsey reports 70% of digital transformation plans fail.
However, Fictiv’s “2020 State of Manufacturing Report” found that 96% of executives consider digital transformation a top priority because it can deliver cost reduction, virtual adaptability, and supply chain visibility.
In this session, Jean Olivieri, a manufacturing expert and chief operating officer at Fictiv, will explore how new digital manufacturing ecosystems can help deliver digital transformation without the high price tag and with greater accountability. She will show how ecosystems can offer radical transparency through new tools that offer quality, traceability, and visibility to product development teams of all sizes without additional costs.
Using case studies and detailed examples, Olivieri will examine real-time production status tools, including digital inspection photos and documentation, access to historical DFM (design for manufacturability), shipment tracking, invoicing, and customs information. This session will show how new ecosystems empower teams to manage supply chain issues remotely with complete confidence but without the bloated team or investment normally required.
About RoboBusiness Direct
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RoboBusiness Direct is designed to impart to business and engineering professionals the information they need to identify market opportunities, successfully develop and deploy the next generation of commercial robotics systems, and accelerate their businesses.
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About Jean Olivieri, COO of Fictiv
From blue-chip brands to innovative startups, Jean Olivieri has spent the past three decades in a range of senior positions overseeing product design, supply chain, production, and operations duties. She is currently COO at Fictiv, which offers a manufacturing platform that enables users to design, develop, and deliver fabricate parts.
Prior to serving at that company, Olivieri held a number of procurement roles at Motorola over her 17 years with the company, including director of global new product sourcing. Olivieri also managed products and operations with Apple, SpaceX, Otto, Lively, and Ernst & Young.
Olivieri received a project management professional (PMP) certification from George Washington University. She also holds a MS in Industrial Engineering; Management of Technology from Arizona State University and a BS industrial engineering from the University of Arizona.
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