Straight from Rockwell Automation’s comprehensive "2023 State of Smart Manufacturing Report," this PLMA Lunch and Learn session on June 8th, starting at 12:30pm ET, will provide an overview of its key findings expressly for food and beverage manufacturers. Based on a survey of more than 1,000 companies across 13 top manufacturing countries, the report uncovers the challenges and opportunities of new technology for manufacturers. Topics to be discussed include workforce attraction and retention; digital technology adoption; supply chain disruptions; risk mitigation and regulatory demand.

Gerry AbbeyGerry Abbey
Market Research and Competitive Intelligence Manager
Rockwell Automation

Presenting will be Gerry Abbey, analyst relations manager at Rockwell Automation. With 14 years in software marketing, he brings thought leadership and deep content experience, as well as leading market and competitive intelligence. In his role with Rockwell Automation’s 8th annual State of Smart Manufacturing Report, Gerry connects research to industry leaders and tests findings with analysts while looking for ways to improve products and messaging. He has a wealth of content experience, having written thousands of blog posts, white papers, various reports and two books.