Please join us for the Sustainable Manufacturing Roundtable. Sustainability is (or should be) on top of everyone’s mind and it all starts with sustainable manufacturing.
TITLE: Sustainable Manufacturing
- Dejan Milojicic, Distinguished Technologist and Director at Hewlett Packard Labs
- Peggy Smedley, Author, Editorial Director of Connected World and Constructech, host, The Peggy Smedley Show, and president of Specialty Publishing Media
- John P. Verboncoeur, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies College of Engineering, Michigan State University
- (MODERATOR) Craig Bauhaus, a Sr. Industry Executive in Manufacturing at Microsoft
DATE/TIME: June 28, noon PT (9am ET)
SPONSORED BY: IEEE Future Directions Committee
A panel of subject matter experts will focus on innovations and challenges relevant to Sustainable Manufacturing and Leveraging the 5 R’s: Record, Report, Reduce, Replace and Remove. The manufacturing industry has the power to reduce environmental impacts in the midst of an urgent climate crisis. Many already have a roadmap of commitments and sustainability objectives: developing services and products with operational efficiency, optimizing the use of resources, and reducing wastes. To track their sustainability goals and progress, organizations are continually evaluating their practices and technologies. How are the 5 R’s: record, report, reduce, replace, and remove, aiding accountability? The sustainability journey, however, requires collaboration. Most businesses do not operate alone and have dependencies on their partners and suppliers. The industry needs a common language, or standards, on how and what to measure for their sustainability KPIs, how to share secured and trusted data, building common data models and algorithms, and having agreed-to metrics for data recording and reporting. This panel will explore innovative technologies enabling the 5 R’s for sustainable manufacturing, and identify solutions and strategies for companies as they move forward on their sustainability journey.