Forbes Insights Futures In Focus is about tomorrow’s world and how visionaries and leaders are thinking about it, helping us design for it, and guiding us towards it so that we can thrive. Nothing is certain about the future except the need to design differently for it than the world we live in today. Host is Michael Gale, best-selling author of The Digital Helix.
Manufacturing has historically been a laggard in the adoption of digital technologies and even the idea of digital transformation. In 2018 the percent of manufacturing corporations successfully transforming was less than the 28% average for companies in other industries (15%). Revathi Advaithi is the CEO of Flex was named one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business for two consecutive years (2020, 2019) and one of Business Today’s Most Powerful Women in India (2020).
Revathi’s views on how complete supply chains can go from 90 days to instant moments by 2030 is a whole new perspective on the power of localized manufacturing, robotics, digital feedback loops, and maybe more importantly the fundamental re-skilling of workers inside today's manufacturing and not out of manufacturing.