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Track 2: Sustainable Operations

Learn from successful case studies of how businesses can optimize manufacturing processes to build more sustainable operations.

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Consumer Packaged Goods & Retail (CPGR): The Business of Sustainability for CPGR
TAN Ken Chew, Business Consulting Director, CPGR and Home & Lifestyle, Dassault Systèmes

Consumers of today expect Consumer Packaged Goods companies as well as Retailers to incorporate sustainable practices in product innovation - in R&D, Formulation, Packaging & Manufacturing processes - which is proving to be the best way to ensure long-term enterprise success. The Business of Sustainability is about investing in Digital Transformation for the benefits of Consumers, the Environment as well as Enterprises. 


Industrial Equipment (IE): Trends and Challenges for equipment manufacturers 
Dominique GALMEL, Director, Heavy Machinery Segment (Construction and Agricultural Equipment), Dassault Systèmes

Learn about the growing trends of the 4th Industrial Revolution - automation, IoT, artificial intelligence, big data analysis, networked communications, machine learning and cloud computing – how it significantly change in the way we work and how we engage with our customers. These emerging technologies are providing advanced and disruptive Industrial Equipment solutions that support the creation, production and delivery of sophisticated and efficient machinery, equipment and components.


IE: Build Specialized Manufacturing Machinery -Better and Faster
François SYCHOWICZ, Solution Senior Manager, Industrial Equipment Industry, Dassault Systèmes

One of the advantages big industrial equipment companies have is technology that provides seamless data continuity and productivity across their entire enterprise. New technologies perpetuate incredible new processes and systems to advance how manufacturers make products and deliver services. 

However, for small to medium companies, adopting new technology can seem overwhelming and cost prohibitive. With Digital Equipment Continuity, small to medium Industrial Equipment companies can level the playing field with a data driven collaboration platform that provides digital continuity across the complete value chain and shift from a standalone product portfolio to service-based offerings that support better customer engagements and additional revenue. 

From product engineering to manufacturing to service and maintenance, Digital Equipment Continuity provides the accelerated freedom to collaborate, design and produce at an accelerated rate at any location. 
Learn how Digital Equipment Continuity can help:

  • Enrich Collaboration
  • Get better products to market faster
  • Enable Cost-effective production
  • Create higher product quality with better agility


IE: Get a Grip on the Future of Tire Manufacturing
Bastien Vedrine, Solution Technical Specialist, Industrial Equipment Industry, Dassault Systèmes

Industry analysts are predicting that vehicle miles travelled globally will double to 20 trillion miles by 2030. Along with mobility changes towards electrical and autonomous vehicles, the tire demand is very likely to increase. Thus, tire manufacturers are always looking to satisfy customer demands optimizing their supply chain, accelerating innovation to remain competitive, better manage raw materials (performance and cost) and increase their operating margin by reducing their production cost.

Based on the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, SMARTYRE solution allows tire manufacturer to spend more time on what they do best: design, validate and manufacture best in class tires, and transform themselves into mobility providers. With this solution, tire manufacturers can connect the dots between material science, tire engineering and manufacturing in a closed loop that removes enterprise friction and facilitates innovation.

Learn how SMARTYRE can help:

  • Satisfy customer demand
  • Accelerate innovation
  • Reduce raw materials and production cost
  • Contribute to Sustainability


High Tech (HT): Sustainable Supply Chain Operations for High-Tech Manufacturers
Simon MELLIER, High-Tech Industry Solution Experience Manager, Dassault Systèmes

High-tech companies are at the forefront of innovation, enhancing the lives of consumers and workers through smart, connected experiences. The pace of innovation, regulation and global market diversity requires them to continuously improve the agility and sustainability of their global supply network and manufacturing operations. 

Siloed and document centric digitalization strategies can only drive incremental improvements that are difficult to scale or adapt. Model-based, data-driven strategies can leverage Virtual Twin Experiences of the production operations for quantum leap improvements with respect to the agility, efficiency and quality of complex manufacturing operations. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables virtual twin experiences inside and across three strategic domains of high-tech manufacturers: Supply Chain Management, Operational Strategy Definition & Enablement, and Production Execution & Monitoring. 

Supply Chain Management
High-Tech supply chains are a complex network of connected supply and manufacturing operations. Making the best use of capacity and resources requires a high level of visibility and control over the entire value network. The Virtual Twin Experience provides optimization solutions that accurately predict demand and match supply chain capabilities to meet customer requirements and resiliency needs while minimizing cost and waste.

Operational Strategy
Accelerating changes or new product introduction is a competitive edge for High Tech companies but is difficult and costly to achieve. The Virtual Twin Experience capabilities bridge the gap between engineering and manufacturing to eliminate physical prototypes and validate process and build in the virtual world rapidly and without risk and waste.

Production Execution
Sensitive components and materials complicate the manufacturing and assembly process leading to quality and waste issues. The Virtual Twin Experience allows companies to execute production flawlessly while managing quality and guiding manufacturing to increase workforce efficiency and safety.

Discover how DELMIA solutions on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform help drive sustainable operations for high-tech manufacturers. 


Transportation & Mobility (T&M): Streamline Engineering to Manufacturing for Electrical Vehicle
Henri BERINGER, Business Consultant Director, Transportation & Mobility Industry, Dassault Systèmes
Alan PILZ, Business Consultant, Transportation & Mobility Industry, Dassault Systèmes

The automotive industry is facing disruptive changes with electric vehicles, autonomous and connected mobility. To survive, OEMS and Suppliers must reinvent new driving experiences and are already in competition for the electric vehicle market share. Of course, there is no possible compromise between comfort and safety, which is a double challenge for engineering teams.  They need to accelerate the changes and new product introductions, which is traditionally difficult and costly to achieve.

Meanwhile, factories are adopting a flexible production line approach, which is now a basis to guarantee performance, module diversity and delivery to the market on time. All those challenges require radical strategic decisions to be taken and the risk on investments has never been so high. It is now mandatory to do right first time.

Siloed and document centric digitalization strategies can only drive incremental improvements that are difficult to scale or adapt. Learn how the 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables virtual twin experiences inside and across teams so they can operate in a collaborative manner. By connecting the dots from Design to Manufacturing operations, time-to-Market of new products can be significantly reduced. 


Transportation & Mobility (T&M): Understanding the Global Rail Renaissance
Cameron COLLIE, DELMIA Senior Industry Process Consultant 

The Rail industry is undergoing a global renaissance. But what is changing? How is it changing? Why is it changing? And how can organizations position themselves to benefit from the changes that are occurring?

The one thing that has remained constant since the original inception of rail based transportation is the value proposition for rail: The greater the volume of people or goods to be moved and the longer the distance to be travelled, the more attractive rail based transport becomes.

The global rail industry is emerging from a long “winter” of under investment and decline. The post-war period, from about 1950 through to 2010 witnessed the proliferation of affordable automobile travel and rapid advancements in aviation performance, access and affordability. These in turn led to a decline in rail patronage, leading to discontinuance and disrepair. However, such was the success of the aviation and automobile industries, over time they started to created new problems such as traffic congestion and CO2 emissions to name just two. 

A further consequence of this dark “winter” period for rail was that technology vendors largely shunned the industry, meaning that many of the technology solutions used within the industry were inherited from the more glamourous aviation and automobile industries and were not fit for purpose. Even after heavy customization, the solutions continued to prove sub-optimal as their original design specification failed to take into account the highly constrained, linear nature of rail operations.

In response to the new emerging challenges of population growth, traffic congestion, pollution, carbon emissions reduction, the constancy of the value proposition of rail is being rediscovered.

As one of the safest forms of travel, 2nd only to air travel, with the lowest emissions of any transport mode and its fundamental ability to address volumes and distances, rail is now perceived to provide a significant strategic response to many of these key challenges.

This presentation will provide some insight into the global rail renaissance as well as the differences in the varying strategic drivers and investment projections across the 3 major rail markets of Asia, North America and EMEAR. 

In closing, this presentation will present some of the 3DEXPERIENCE solutions and initiatives that are providing best in class technology enablers for rail industry operators and participants.