The events of the past few years have wreaked havoc on the global supply chain. Organizations are responding with innovative projects to increase their resiliency. We discuss this with:
Leefke Grosjean, senior researcher and project manager for 5G-Smart, Ericsson, Stockholm: Grosjean discusses how the 5G-Smart project is testing 5G’s potential in manufacturing, ways the team improved communication and collaboration, and how solutions from the three pilots can be adopted across factories.
Peter Grimvall, supply chain design and planning manager, Ikea, Basel, Switzerland: Grimvall discusses the effects of supply chain disruption on organizations, the AI tool he helped create to improve Ikea’s demand forecasting for stores across the globe—and its impact so far—and why teams need to be ready to make mistakes and iterate on innovation projects.
[01:54] Exploring the potential of 5G manufacturing in factories
[05:10] Improving collaboration, communication across the 5G-Smart team
[07:24] How 5G can boost factory flexibility, efficiency and safety
[12:45] Creating an AI tool to improve Ikea’s demand forecasting
[17:35] Using tech to predict disruptions—and how to bounce back from them
[18:40] Lessons learned: Embrace mistakes and be ready to iterate