The Manufacturing Imperative: Delivering Profitability and Sustainability


Date: Wednesday, June 07, 2023
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour

The future of manufacturing will be driven by companies that are focused on sustainable manufacturing methodologies and actions which deliver significant profit margins. Many manufacturing companies have made commitments and initiated projects to deliver on sustainability goals. However, the outcomes of these projects must pass the NPV, IRR and ROI financial requirements.

Join us to learn results of a recent study done by Forbes Insights and hear perspectives at the intersection of sustainability and profitability from CESMII CEO John Dyck, SAS Head of IoT Industry Bryan Saunders and SAS Global Manufacturing Strategic Advisor Charles Phillips.

Key takeaways:

  • Learn about the future of manufacturing and what solutions will help deliver the value required to deliver on these commitments.
  • See how manufacturers view the state of their sustainability efforts.

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John Dyck

John Dyck is a practical visionary with a passion for innovation in the Manufacturing IT space. He brings a highly pragmatic perspective to the cultural and technology initiatives impacting manufacturing. Dyck is focused on strategies that will benefit the nation’s energy and economic security by sharing existing resources and co-investing to accelerate development and commercial deployment of innovative technologies.

Charles Phillips
Global Manufacturing Strategic Advisor,

Charles is a business leader with over 20 years of experience across regional marketing, global marketing, operations, technical/engineer, sales, and supply chain. He has an excellent track record of delivering results, leading teams, supporting executives, mentoring/developing talent, and working in dynamic and diverse environments. His experience includes strategy, marketing, sales, finance, manufacturing, global leadership, and strong customer relationships.

Bryan Saunders
Head of IoT Industry, SAS

Bryan is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Mechanical Engineer with over 20 years of industry experience in the manufacturing, utilities and transportation industries. Currently, he's the Head of Industry Consulting for SAS Institute’s IoT Division, where he provides thought leadership and industry expertise to drive advanced analytic solutions across industry in support of the Internet of Things. He helps customers uncover value and drives improved business outcomes from the growing volume of connected devices, with a specialized focus on improved service delivery, asset utilization, equipment reliability and overall product quality.

Prior to joining SAS, Bryan worked for the General Electric Company in a variety of roles supporting manufacturing and quality solutions, where he developed deep domain experience in equipment condition monitoring and reliability, supporting remote service delivery for the electric utility market.
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