Episode 7: Manufacturing Cloud – Uniting Sales and Production Planning

In 2019, Salesforce unveiled the Manufacturing Cloud: a platform designed to give sales and operations teams common (virtual) ground on which to forecast, strategize, and provide value to customers. MC can provide an incredible competitive boost to those who adopt it. But how can adopters maximize its functionality? 

In the seventh episode of Ahead of the Curve, host Chris Henry connects with two Salesforce executives to take a deep dive into the Manufacturing Cloud. Together, the trio explores what the product is, what it does, and why no manufacturer should ever be without it.

In 2019, Salesforce unveiled the Manufacturing Cloud: a platform designed to give sales and operations teams common (virtual) ground on which to forecast, strategize, and provide value to customers. MC can provide an incredible competitive boost to those who adopt it. But how can adopters maximize its functionality? 

In the seventh episode of Ahead of the Curve, host Chris Henry connects with two Salesforce executives to take a deep dive into the Manufacturing Cloud. Together, the trio explores what the product is, what it does, and why no manufacturer should ever be without it. 


Topics covered during this episode include:


1:30 — What Salesforce’s Manufacturing Cloud is and how it provides value to manufacturers

4:48 — How industry organizations can leverage Manufacturing Cloud to bridge the information silos between their sales and production planning teams

11:35 — How Manufacturing Cloud uses Salesforce’s Einstein Analytics platform to analyze market data in real time and provide actionable insights for manufacturing leaders


Episode Guests:


Andrew Witherspoon

Area Vice President of Manufacturing, Salesforce

Andrew Witherspoon is an Area Vice President of Manufacturing at Salesforce, where he leads Salesforce for Process Manufacturing’s go-to-market strategy, alliances, and initiatives. He is a leading expert in eCommerce and eBusiness, having served in executive roles at Sterling Commerce (IBM), Comergent, DuPont, and co-founded CloudCraze B2B Commerce (acquired by Salesforce in 2018).


Jenny Gai

Global Lead for Manufacturing Operations, Salesforce

Jenny Gai is the Global Lead for Manufacturing Cloud Operations on the Salesforce Industries Team. In her role, she works with internal stakeholders and the Salesforce partner ecosystem to drive customer success at every stage of their transformation journey and to accelerate product growth and innovation.