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July 9th, 2020


1:30pm UK
(6:00pm IST, 8:30am EDT, 2:30 pm SAST)

COVID-19 has forced manufacturers around the world to embrace for a new normal. While factories will redirect all their focus on managing core processes, uncertainties will require them to have a robust strategy and a much higher level of rigor towards cost optimization, productivity and efficiency improvement. Considering the current scenario, there will be significant impact on the future of MES programs in these manufacturing organizations.
This discussion will help provide various options to manufacturers to overcome these challenges.

This chat will provide an insight into new innovative approaches, business models and solutions that can be utilized to successfully manage existing MES landscape and programs. This approach significantly reduces implementation lead time while reducing the overall cost.

This Session

will discuss:

  • Practitioner’s view on MES as the building block of digital transformation and operational and business benefits of MES?
  • Customer viewpoint on how MES is helping them to be more responsive in these uncertain times and how are they able to sustain their MES programs
  • ITC Infotech’s 4D Framework to sustain the on-going MES programs and “Maximize Value and Optimize Cost” for existing MES landscape
  • Industry viewpoint on role and benefit of MES in the current & post COVID scenario and how are organizations managing their ongoing MES journey.


Martin Navratil

Director, Manufacturing Network Development

Martin Navratil is the Director of Manufacturing Network Development at KONE. In the current role he is responsible for development and implementation of the Global Manufacturing Strategy. With two and half decade of industry experience, Martin brings incredible knowledge and experience for driving manufacturing transformation using the classic operational excellence methodologies and the new age Information technology like MES & IoT. Martin plays an instrumental role in the MES implementation at Kone Corporation.

Pareek Jain

Founder Pareekh Consulting

Pareekh has 20+ years of experience and has seen the engineering and manufacturing industry from four perspectives: analyst, buyer, advisor, and service provider. Research is his passion which led him to start Pareekh Consulting and

Pareekh’s expertise is in providing actionable insights (based on his experience of both research and running the business) by analyzing market trends. Pareekh is regularly quoted in media on engineering, IT and manufacturing trends. He received his MBA from IIM Bangalore and B.Tech from IIT Delhi.

Nitin Kalothia

Associate Partner – Business Consulting Group
at ITC Infotech

Nitin Kalothia is an Associate Partner in the Business Consulting Group of ITC Infotech. In his current role, he works closely with Manufacturing Execution System team in bringing a consulting approach to MES solution design and implementation. He has over 18 years of total work experience in operation excellence and technology consulting. Nitin has been instrumental in driving manufacturing transformation through use of Technology and Lean Manufacturing Principles. He has also developed and deployed Smart Factory Framework for manufacturing organizations.