Manufacturers are constantly looking for new tools and technologies to help them optimize processes—both on the shop floor and throughout the supply chain as a whole. But soon, thanks to the development of 5G, these manufacturers will hold the key to true optimization. Srinivas Garigipati, Unit CTO, Manufacturing Business Group, Tata Consultancy Services will discuss the many ways that 5G will help manufacturers cut costs and maximize productivity—in previously unimaginable ways. He will discuss the impact 5G connectivity will have on everything from shop-floor predictive maintenance technology and AI & VR integration on the shop floor, to after-market service and inventory management optimization—helping both deliver exceptional end-user customer service and minimize surplus of valuable resources and time. The potential manufacturing applications for 5G are seemingly limitless, and Srinivas will dive deep into the intricacies of each.