The Southern Automotive Conference (SAC) was hosted by the Mississippi Automotive Manufacturing Association (MAMA) in Biloxi, Mississippi and took place October 5-7, 2016.
As the automotive industry continues to grow in the south, OEMs and Suppliers are seeking innovation, ideas and improvement. The Southern Automotive Conference was a chance for automakers and suppliers to discuss growth, challenges and new opportunities within the global market. Surgere President and CEO, William Wappler co-led a workshop with Kalman Gyimesi, Automotive Marketing Leader for IBM Watson IoT around Industry 4.0 and safeguarding the cyber-physical automotive supply chain. The workshop explored a variety of data acquisition technologies and real-world asset management use cases. With asset movement, location sensors, and tactical data utilization playing a larger role within the digital-physical realm of interconnectivity, Industry 4.0 will bring new opportunities for control, optimization and transformation – Exciting days ahead for automakers.
To learn more about the Southern Automotive Conference and the Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association, click here: http://mamaonline.net – The SAC will be hosted by the Alabama Automotive Manufacturing Association in 2017.
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Surgere serves clients in the automotive, retail, consumer products and general manufacturing industries. Including companies such as Johnson Controls, Yanfeng, Cooper Standard, Grupo Antolin, Dana, Magna, Whirlpool, as well as Alcoa, Best Buy, IB-Tech, Polaris, The Timken Company, Tyco Electronics, and many others.