Manufacturing and Supply Chain Workshop

Manufacturing 4.0,
Shared Supply Chain,
the Internet of Things and Servitization

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm (registration 9:00 am)
Meliá Milano Hotel (Via Masaccio 19, Milan)

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Workshop
“Manufacturing 4.0, Shared Supply Chain,
the Internet of Things and Servitization”

December 2, 2015

Innovation in Manufacturing, the emerging strategies of Supply Chain collaboration/sharing and the technological/digital revolution underway on all levels have brought about a change in how companies invest, a reduction in fixed costs, risk-sharing and creation of new profit centers. As a result, the anatomy of the value chain must be rethought and, consequently, business strategies must be reviewed.

With a series of plenary sessions hosting international experts and parallel round tables in which to share and discuss today’s most critical challenges and the means for facing them, the Workshop focused on these issues:

  1. New frontiers in Manufacturing and Operations Management: manufacturing 4.0, industrial automation, manufacturing process change management, knowledge-based production management, diffused manufacturing, virtual and remote factories, sustainability and energy efficiency;
  2. The Shared Supply Chain in the digital revolution—every business is a digital business: collaborative networks, transport cooperation and shared warehouse and factory logistics;
  3. The Internet of Things, competitive advantage lies in information: artificial intelligence, big data, cloud, analytics, mobile communication, process automation, personalization, real time and on-demand service;
  4. Servitization, service as a success factor: business as a service, pay as you use, pay as you work, pay as you need, using service to sell a product, innovation in the product/service mix and converting a product into service.


Arjan van WeeleArjan van Weele
He teaches Purchasing and Supply Management at the Eindhoven University of Technology and is an advisor to many major corporations. He is Director of the International Contracting Program for the offshore industry of TIAS Nimbas Business School in Tilburg and he is past-President of the board of the Global Modular Learning System on Supply Chain Management of the ITC (Geneva). He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management and the Journal of Supply Chain Management (USA) and he has published more than 100 articles and 15 books.

Tim BainesTim Baines
International expert on servitization, his decade-long work with manufacturing companies has allowed him to develop extensive knowledge of the challenges facing this sector and the need for change. His book Made to Serve:: How Manufacturers Can Compete Through Servitization and Product Service Systems has been called “indispensable reading for those wishing to explore this business option” and, in fact, the book provides a practical guide to servitization, based on in-depth study into major companies worldwide.

Marco TaischMarco Taisch
Professor in the Department of Management Engineering at the Politecnico in Milan where he teaches Advanced and Sustainable Manufacturing Systems and Operations Management, he is Chairman of the Working Group on Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS) of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), member of the International Federation for Automatic Control (IFAC), Senior Member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and of various member societies of the IEEE. He works with the International Journal of Production Planning & Control and with the Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing & Renewable Energy.

Carlo Alberto Carnevale MaffèCarlo Alberto Carnevale Maffè
Professor of Strategy at the School of Business Management of Bocconi University, he is founder and coordinator of the Masters program in Corporate Strategy (MISA) and directs the course in Business Strategy for the Bachelors degree in International Economics and Management. He is a leading expert in servitization and works with a number of Italian and international companies. He has taught at the Media MBA of Steinbeis University in Berlin, the Graduate School of Business of Columbia University, the Stern School of Business of New York University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Flavio Sciuccati

Flavio Sciuccati
Partner of The European House – Ambrosetti and manager of the Industrial Strategy and Policy practice, he leads the Manufacturing and Supply Chain Workshop advisory board. He is also the point-of-reference for the textile, fashion and luxury goods sector through the Global Fashion and Lifestyle Unit. Within the context of management consulting which is aimed primarily at Italian manufacturing, he has consolidated experience in processes related to logistics and production, product development and supply chain. He has created a number of important strategy-related projects (for example, industrial scenarios, competitiveness of Made in Italy supply chains and clusters, and cooperation between industrial players), as well as more operation-oriented initiatives (business portfolio management, redesigning of industrial systems, and improvement of operational performance) for both large-scale companies and SMEs. He is the author of numerous publications on strategic and industrial strategy, including the book, Riprogettare il Sistema di Produzione (Il Sole 24 Ore).

Luca Trovato

Luca Trovato

Tel.  +39 02 46753 366