Siemens Launches “Manufacturing in America: Making Things Right” Thought
*Manufacturing survey results to be presented via live webcast
*Washington Post Live forum reaches thousands
*Siemens announces upcoming thought leadership events
ATLANTA -- April 29, 2013
Siemens Industry Sector has launched its “Manufacturing in America: Making
Things Right” tour, a series of thought leadership events designed to explore
the trends shaping America’s next industrial evolution, and the challenges
that still exist.
More than 2,000 online users joined last week’s Siemens-sponsored “America’s
New Manufacturing” forum, presented by Washington Post Live. The forum brought
together government officials and leading industry experts to discuss topics
such as the new era in manufacturing, expanding manufacturing hubs, trends in
manufacturing, workforce training, and innovations and advanced technology.
“Across the globe, and particularly in the U.S., the manufacturing sector is
undergoing an evolution where innovation and manufacturing are merging,
driving both product and process innovation. This is making industry more
competitive and taking productivity and efficiency to levels never experienced
before,” says Helmuth Ludwig, CEO of Siemens Industry Sector, North America.
“This industrial evolution is highly based on software and companies that have
embraced this concept are experiencing a shorter time-to-market through
efficient innovation cycles and enhanced flexibility using more data to
individualize mass production. Advanced manufacturing is an important part of
Siemens growth, and will provide the U.S. an edge in the future of our
On April 30, at 2:00 p.m. (EDT), IndustryWeek, in collaboration with Siemens,
will present the results of a manufacturing leadership survey that examines
both tactical (i.e., hiring, improvement programs, and technology) and
strategic (i.e., capital investments, supplier re-alignment, new product
development) trends related to the manufacturing renaissance.
According to the study, more than 70 percent of manufacturing leaders are
optimistic about their own company’s future. Results of the “Smart
Manufacturing and Competitiveness” report will be presented during a live
webcast, available at
On May 17, Siemens will participate in the MAPI (Manufacturers Alliance for
Productivity and Innovation), Executive Summit, featuring panel discussions on
“The Future of Manufacturing Innovation” and “The Future of U.S.
Manufacturing: A New Executive Perspective,” in Chicago. Other Siemens thought
leadership events will be held in Los Angeles, June 11, New Orleans, June
24-27 and New York, July 16.
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Siemens Industry Sector is the world’s leading supplier of innovative and
environmentally friendly products, solutions and services for industrial
customers. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software,
solid vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the sector
enhances its customers’ productivity, efficiency and flexibility. With a
global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises
the Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services Divisions as
well as the Metals Technologies Business Unit. For more information, visit
Siemens, Industry Sector, Media Relations
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