Dive deeper into the trends redefining manufacturing at Siemens’ Realize LIVE 2024

By Sam Tyson

Navigate disruption and embrace innovation at the industry’s premier event

The manufacturing industry is on the cusp of a transformative era. Sustainability, digitalization, supply chain optimization, electrification, and gigafactories are just a few trends redefining how we design, produce, and deliver products.

To stay ahead of the curve, manufacturers must embrace these industry trends and leverage the latest technologies to create a more sustainable, efficient, and profitable future.

Realize LIVE 2024, Siemens’ premier event for industry leaders and innovators, is your one-stop shop for exploring these critical trends and their impact on the manufacturing landscape. This immersive experience brings together thought leaders, industry experts, and cutting-edge technology providers to share insights, showcase solutions, and spark conversations that will shape the future of manufacturing.

Join us in Las Vegas, Nevada, for this year’s conference on May 13-16.

Sustainability: The future of manufacturing is green

Sustainability is no longer a fringe concept; it’s the driving force behind modern manufacturing. Consumers are demanding eco-friendly products, and governments are setting ambitious emissions targets. Manufacturers must prioritize reducing their environmental impact throughout their operations to remain competitive.

Siemens recognizes the critical role of sustainability in the future of manufacturing, and Realize LIVE 2024 offers a variety of sessions designed to equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to achieve your sustainability goals.

Learn how to tackle the challenge of hidden emissions with Supply Chain Suite in a session focused on leveraging Siemens’ innovative software to calculate your carbon footprint and identify areas for optimization. By streamlining your logistics and reducing unnecessary transportation, you can significantly reduce your CO2 emissions.

In another session, learn about the power of industrial data in a session that explores how data-driven insights can empower you to make sustainable choices throughout your production process. By harnessing the power of industrial data, you can optimize energy consumption, identify opportunities for waste reduction, and implement preventative maintenance strategies to extend the life of your equipment.

Digitalization: The engine of manufacturing transformation

Driven by advancements in data analytics, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things (IoT), digitalization transforms every aspect of production, from design and engineering to shop floor operations and supply chain management.

Manufacturers who embrace digitalization are unlocking significant benefits, including increased efficiency, improved quality, and reduced costs.

Realize LIVE 2024 puts digitalization at the forefront of its agenda, offering attendees a wealth of insights and practical strategies for navigating this transformative trend.

Siemens Healthineers will share their journey towards establishing a comprehensive digital twin of their product, production, and performance. This session offers a real-world example of how digital twins can be leveraged to optimize product development, enhance collaboration, and drive continuous improvement.

Looking beyond the immediate benefits of digitalization, Realize LIVE also explores the long-term implications of this trend. The session “Ripple effects of the digital twin” delves into the uncharted territory of the “second-and third-order effects” of digital twins. This session explores how the evolution of digital twins and their integration with AI will disrupt traditional manufacturing practices, offering attendees a glimpse into the industry’s future.

Manufacturers can position themselves to thrive in the digital age by gaining insights into these emerging trends.

Realize LIVE 2024 recognizes that digitalization is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. The event offers a variety of sessions catering to different industry segments and levels of digital maturity. Whether you’re just starting your digitalization journey or looking to take your existing efforts to the next level, Realize LIVE has something to offer you.

Supply chain reimagined: Building resilience and efficiency

The modern supply chain is a complex ecosystem facing constant disruption. From fluctuating customer demands to global uncertainties, manufacturers need agile and efficient supply chains to remain competitive.

Realize LIVE 2024 recognizes this critical challenge and offers a variety of sessions focused on helping you build a future-proof supply chain.

Optimizing your supply chain for sustainability and efficiency go hand in hand. Siemens Digital Logistics session focused on Supply Chain Suite equips you with the tools to assess your current carbon footprint and identify areas for improvement. This session explores how Siemens’ innovative software can help you optimize shipping routes, reduce emissions, and achieve sustainability goals.

Beyond just environmental considerations, Realize LIVE understands the need for holistic supply chain transformation. During an in-depth case study of Wipro’s Industry DOT platform, learn about a comprehensive solution for navigating today’s complex business landscape. This session delves into Wipro’s Industry DOT platform, which leverages digital twins and software-defined approaches to streamline product development, enhance factory operations, and build a resilient supply chain.

Attending this session will give you insights into how digital tools can empower you to achieve faster time-to-market, increased innovation, and sustainable growth.

Powering the future of transportation with electrification

With growing environmental concerns and advancements in battery technology, electric vehicles (EVs) are poised to become the dominant mode of transportation in the coming decades. This transition presents both challenges and opportunities for manufacturers.

Realize LIVE 2024 recognizes the transformative potential of electrification and offers a dedicated session to help manufacturers navigate this trend, including a session that delves into the critical role of digital tools in accelerating EV development.

Driving the vehicle electrification digital thread” explores how connected simulation and test methodologies can be leveraged to optimize EV design, ensure market-leading performance metrics like range and efficiency, and ultimately bring EVs to market faster. Attendees will gain insights into real-world workflows using a digital twin of an electric drive unit, providing a practical understanding of how these technologies can be applied.

By attending Realize LIVE 2024, manufacturers can gain a competitive edge in the rapidly evolving EV landscape. The event offers a platform to learn from industry leaders, network with peers, and discover the latest technologies shaping transportation’s future.

Realize LIVE is your one-stop shop for exploring the future of electric vehicles and ensuring your business is positioned for success in this transformative era.

Gigafactories: Scaling up for disruptive innovation

The rise of gigafactories – massive factories dedicated to high-volume production – has revolutionized the battery industry. These facilities have enabled significant advancements in battery technology, paving the way for longer-range electric vehicles and broader adoption of clean energy solutions.

However, the success of gigafactories extends beyond just scale.

At this year’s Realize LIVE, manufacturers can dive deeper into what they have learned from the gigafactory race and gain valuable insights applicable across diverse manufacturing sectors. In the “Transforming traditional manufacturing” session, Capgemini and Siemens join forces to explore the fundamental principles behind gigafactories success. This session will examine critical areas like engineering for cost, industrialization of production for scale, and operational excellence for yield optimization. 

By delving into real-world case studies, you’ll gain a practical understanding of how these principles can streamline operations, reduce waste, and accelerate production cycles in your manufacturing environment.

The session explores the role of data-driven decision-making and sustainable practices in gigafactories. By leveraging advanced automation, robotics, and data analytics, gigafactories have achieved significant progress in these areas.

Realize LIVE equips you with the knowledge to integrate these practices into your operations, unlocking the potential for increased profitability and a more sustainable manufacturing future.

Realize LIVE is your gateway to transforming industry

In a world where digital is the new standard, how prepared are you to navigate its complexities? Discover how Siemens can guide your transformation journey at Realize LIVE 2024.

Realize LIVE 2024 isn’t just a conference; it’s an immersive experience designed to ignite your creativity, equip you with the knowledge and tools to achieve transformative outcomes and propel your business to new heights.

This industry-leading event brings together a vibrant community of engineers, designers, thought leaders, and industry experts, fostering a collaborative environment where you can learn from the best and share your experiences.

Whether you’re a seasoned manufacturing professional or just starting your digitalization journey, Realize LIVE 2024 has something to offer you. Explore a comprehensive program featuring over 200 technical sessions, product demonstrations, and networking opportunities. Delve into the latest trends shaping the future of manufacturing, including sustainability, digitalization, supply chain resilience, electrification, and the rise of gigafactories.

Realize LIVE is an immersive experience designed to ignite your creativity and equip you with the tools and knowledge to achieve transformative outcomes. You’ll gain the insights and connections you need to future-proof your business.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the conversation and help define the future of manufacturing. Register for Realize LIVE 2024 and secure your spot at the forefront of innovation.

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