Covid-19 has renewed interest in evaluating the present manufacturing landscape and the value of smart manufacturing takes on an added dimension. Though a significant number of manufacturers are re-strategizing the roadmap to build around capabilities a robust approach should be a blend of a continuity plan, diversification in supplier base, manufacturing process and logistics. This should address the persistent problems of supply chain resiliency, lack of digital skills, handling the data deluge through technology innovation and enabling value creation. Nevertheless, understanding the implications of smart manufacturing and where to implement the right technology in your manufacturing environment can be strenuous. Discover the benefits through this event by re-thinking on the ideation, address existing challenges, planning, value realization and paving the way in building a smart manufacturing ecosystem.