Smart Manufacturing Leads to Operational Efficiencies

Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Time: 12:00 p.m. EDT (GMT -5, New York) Duration: 1 Hour Event Type: Live Webinar Cost: Free

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Manufacturers build quality items that help people—and their goal is to build as many of these items as possible, at the ideal price point.

To help them do this, savvy manufacturers have turned to “digital transformation” technologies relying on a digital framework with artificial intelligence and machine learning. These manufacturers who truly understand this digital transformation are considered leaders, and even risk takers—they are poised to receive numerous benefit by becoming Industry 4.0 ready. The outcome of such implementations results in an increase in output and better utilization of assets, including the labor force.

Join us for this webinar where we will illustrate how scalable digital solutions can identify where inefficiencies occur, which enables you to optimize your manufacturing process all the way from receiving to shipping. In addition, we’ll share actual use cases from customers to demonstrate the benefits associated with:

  • Asset Performance Maintenance
  • Process Enforcement
  • Real-time dashboards
  • Analytical reporting

Transforming to this digital approach should not be a daunting exercise. It is a systematic approach to manufacturing, gathering the necessary information to ultimately increase output.



Eric J. Symon, Director, Enterprise Process Innovation Center, Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America (PSSNA) Eric Symon is Director of the Enterprise Process Innovation Center (EPIC), a business unit of Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America. EPIC provides a broad line of hardware, software and services solutions to the QSR, Food Service and Retail markets under the ClearConnect brand name. Eric is also leading the transformation of PSSNA into a cloud/SaaS software and solutions provider for the Manufacturing, Logistics and Public Safety markets. He is responsible for developing and executing the GTM strategy for Panasonic’s Smart Manufacturing solutions, along with innovative technologies including Facial Detection, Digital Identification, Kiosk, Video Redaction, and Employee & Customer Safety Solutions. Prior to joining Panasonic, Eric was the Vice President of the Retail, Footwear and Apparel business unit at PTC, a leading software company in the PLM and IoT spaces. There he drove significant growth in annual recurring revenue and customer satisfaction, with a focus on Fortune 500 clients around the globe. During his 30-year career, he has held executive positions at a variety of market-leading software and professional services companies delivering value to customers in industries including Retail, Manufacturing, QSR and Government, Aerospace and Defense. Eric holds a B.S. from the Pennsylvania State University.

Ramesh Narayanan, Director, Digital Solutions Center, Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America (PSSNA) Ramesh Narayanan is Director of the Digital Solutions Center (DSC), part of Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America (PSSNA). DSC’s mission is to lead the change in PSSNA’s digital transformation by creating solutions across multiple industries including Manufacturing, Food Service & Retail, Logistics, Media & Entertainment as well as in Public Safety markets. With more than 20 years in the Electronics Manufacturing industry, Ramesh has been responsible for driving the strategy to develop several large solutions including Panasonic’s Smart Factory Solutions as well as PanaCIM® Enterprise Edition which is deployed at hundreds of factories globally. In the Public Safety space, he was responsible for introducing Digital Investigation solutions, including advanced Video Analytics solutions for face and object detection and Redaction. In Food Services, he was responsible for the ClearConnect platform that included Kiosk and Food Locker solutions for Quick Service Restaurants (QSRs). He has been at the forefront of the Digital Transformation of traditional hardware-focused industries to leverage software-based solutions that drive higher workflow efficiencies, automation, and value to the customers. Ramesh has a post-graduate degree in Computer Applications from the University of Mumbai.

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