Neal Meldrum, Global Business Strategy Manager in the Manufacturing and Resources group at Microsoft, joins Peggy to talk about the need for a strong supply chain for smart manufacturers. They dive into how creating a powerful ecosystem helps manufacturers generate double the revenue growth, digital maturity, and new product and service delivery. Meldrum dives deeper into the risks of the supply chain, including those brought on by the pandemic, and what to think about over the next year. He also highlights strategies to mitigate risks and technology, such as IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) and digital twin. And lastly, he addresses resiliency and sustainability in the company’s initiatives.