Deloitte Smart Factories


The Deloitte Smart Factory experience

Accelerate your digital journey

Deloitte’s Smart or Digital Factories are immersive physical spaces throughout the world that help companies imagine and experience the possible when it comes to designing their factory of the future. From additive manufacturing, advanced analytics, augmented and virtual reality, to blockchain, and cybersecurity, each Smart Factory allows us to demonstrate our capabilities with real factory assets and provide businesses with a uniquely tangible and compelling experience. With Smart Factories located throughout the world in Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Japan (coming soon), our factories have hundreds of assets that we can access to tailor unique experiences for our visitors.

Deloitte’s Global Smart Factory network

Deloitte Smart Factory network

Dusseldorf, Germany

The Digital Factory @ Dusseldorf provides a flexible environment for innovative workshops and trainings, combining the old and the new world of supply chain and manufacturing operations. Specific use case examples and the digital solutions space will inspire and activate companies to start their own digital transformation with practical use of the latest technologies.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom

Deloitte is a member of the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). The AMRC is a UK government and member-backed cluster of world-leading research and innovation centres working with a variety of manufacturing companies around the globe. It specialises in bridging the gap between academic research and industrial application. Together, Deloitte and the AMRC are helping manufacturers embrace industry 4.0 to transform how they design, build and operate their physical products, helping clients Imagine, Deliver and Run their futures.

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Wichita, Kansas, United States

Imagine an Industry 4.0 immersive center focused on bringing together advanced manufacturing methods and technologies for organizations to experience first-hand. The Smart Factory @ Wichita offers an experience in which the digital, physical, and experimental come together to speed up smart factory capabilities and drive value.

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The digital journey

Deloitte Smart Factories are the perfect place to accelerate the digital journey…

The Smart Factories address the challenges of today's digital supply chain operations and offer the following benefits:

  • Increased efficiency with faster delivery and time to market
  • Flexible workplace
  • Autonomous decision-making
  • Early detection of risks by effective management of big data

The Smart Factory immersion experiences help:

  • Create a vision and roadmap for the digital journey
  • Evaluate and prioritize opportunities
  • Implement pilots to accelerate value
  • Scale solutions, transform the application landscape, and get results

Latest insights

Cybersecurity for smart factories

Tools for managing cyber threats to manufacturing

As smart factory initiatives continue to proliferate across the global manufacturing landscape, cyber risks are expected to continue to increase and many manufacturers could be underprepared for its potential impact. The 2019 Deloitte and MAPI Smart Factory Study revealed a number of risks relative to smart factory initiatives, spanning enterprise categories from operational to financial and strategic to compliance.

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2019 Deloitte and MAPI Smart Factory Study

Smart factories will be the game changer for the manufacturing industry. Adopting smart factories will likely result in threefold productivity improvements over the next decade. This report provides insights into how manufacturers are pursuing smart factory initiatives to drive business impact.

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Dr. Harald Proff
Partner, Consulting;
Operations & Digital Factory Lead

Britta Mittlefehldt
Senior Manager, Digital Factory team

Yvonne von Ostrowski
Manager, Digital Factory team

United Kingdom

Nick Davis
Leader, UK Industry 4.0

United States

Ben Dollar
Principal, Consulting;
Leader, The Smart Factory @ Wichita

Steven Coen
Senior Consultant;
Scheduling, The Smart Factory @ Wichita

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