Sanmina Corporation 
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Value Stream 3 Innovation

Manufacturing execution in the cloud

Delivering operational excellence and business value through a cloud-based MES
Thursday, Oct. 27 Location Code
1:30pm-2:30pm Houston Ballroom B/C, 3rd floor ThP51

Understand how connected data is central to Industry 4.0 and how a cloud-based model provides greater speed and agility. Learn how to deliver business value through a common platform and data model and how to implement a future ready operations management foundation.


There are key elements required today to establish a strong foundation for Industry 4.0. Hear how Sanmina has implemented this foundation to meet the competing demands of operations excellence and deep functionality while maintaining a high level of agility and cost efficiency. It has done this with a common cloud-based platform used to produce a broad range of products across its global manufacturing plants. Working with its partner, Sanmina has deployed this cloud-based platform to quickly enable process controls while providing data collection and visibility at specific work centers or across a plant. Just as the development of ERP systems over 20 years ago recognized the need for a common data model across diverse business functions, Sanmina determined that a comparable model was essential for the success of its manufacturing operations. Discover how the increasing digitization of manufacturing leads naturally to the growth of data volumes and types including unstructured data.


Sanmina Corporation is a leading integrated manufacturing solutions provider serving the fastest-growing segments of the global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) market. Recognized as a technology leader, Sanmina provides engineering and end-to-end manufacturing solutions to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) primarily in the communications networks, defense and aerospace, industrial and semiconductor systems, medical, multimedia, computing and storage, automotive and clean technology sectors.

Presenters: Manesh Patel / Carl Duckett

Manesh Patel is Sanmina’s senior vice president and chief information officer, responsible for the global IT team that supports all aspects of Sanmina’s operations. He joined Sanmina in 1997 and was instrumental in providing leadership in the development and implementation of the IT strategy that enabled international expansion, customer-focused services, and the successful integration of more than 60 mergers and acquisitions. In 2010, Patel was named to the 100 Most Influential People on the Internet by Internet Evolution for his leadership in cloud adoption. Prior to Sanmina, he was with the European operations of Ford Motor Company moving to Silicon Valley in 1989.

Carl Duckett is the vice president and plant manager for Sanmina’s Huntsville manufacturing operation. The operation includes both high-volume low-mix as well as low-volume high-mix manufacturing serving a number of end markets including medical, automotive and communications. Carl has been with Sanmina for over 18 years where he has held positions of increasing responsibility. Carl graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.