Manufacturing Innovation Consortium Launched and Honorary Board Member Announced

MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation launches Manufacturing Innovation Consortium

The MIT Forum also announces Ravi Kumar, Executive Vice President of Infosys, as honorary board member of Technology Advisory Board

The MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation has announced that it has launched the Manufacturing Innovation Consortium, which will be directed by the Forum’s Technology Advisory Board. The Consortium will bring together members of the global manufacturing and retail industry to collaborate on industry challenges and share research insights in data science, technology and supply chain optimization research conducted by the Forum’s founder, MIT professor David Simchi-Levi.

As internet of things (IoT), data, and computational power come together, the manufacturing and retail industry have a unique opportunity to innovate and transform operations and marketing channels to reduce costs and gain a competitive advantage by utilizing data to get closer to their customers and make evidence-based decisions.

Ravi Kumar Becomes Honorary Board Member

In 2012, the MIT Forum launched the Technology Advisory Board. The founding company and board member was Ravi Kumar, Executive Vice President at Infosys.

Since the founding of the board, other companies, such as Flextronics, P&G, Sanofi, and Cisco have become board members, providing their insight to help drive positive impact in industry through their thought leadership. It was through Mr. Kumar’s vision and commitment to the Forum that helped build this board and we are very pleased to announce his honorary board membership.

MIT professor David Simchi-Levi says, “Infosys’ consistent support of the Forum has been integral to the success of the board and the Forum is grateful for Ravi’s vision and thought leadership in industry and technology.”

Information on joining the Manufacturing Innovation Consortium

The MIT Forum is pleased to announce the formation of a Manufacturing Innovation Consortium, which will enable manufacturing and retail companies to be part of the MIT Forum community and receive research insights, prior to publication, and thought leadership that can help transform current business models.

Press Release

Companies interested in joining the Consortium are asked to contact Leslie Sheppard by April 30th, 2015.

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