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Podcast series: Future of Manufacturing

What’s on the horizon for Future of Manufacturing?

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2021 Aerospace and Defense Industry Outlook

Paul Wellener – vice chairman, US Industrial Products & Construction leader, Deloitte LLP
Robin Lineberger
– US & Global Aerospace & Defense leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP

The commercial aerospace industry could remain challenged, while the defense sector is expected to be stable in 2021 after a difficult year in 2020. In this episode, Paul and Robin discuss the six trends that companies in the aerospace and defense industry can expect in the year ahead.

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2021 manufacturing industry outlook

Stanley Porter, vice chairman, US Energy, Resources & Industrials leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP­
Paul Wellener
, vice chairman, US Industrial Products & Construction leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP

2020 has been a year like no other in recent history, and the US manufacturing industry has felt the impact. Along with declines in production, forced shutdowns in the early days of the pandemic caused a significant dip in manufacturing employment levels. In this episode, Stanley and Paul discuss four trends for the year ahead that may impact the industry in the year ahead.

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2021 engineering and construction industry outlook

Paul Wellener, Vice Chairman, US Industrial Products & Construction Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Michelle Meisels
, Principal, US Engineering & Construction Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP

he US engineering and construction industry began 2020 on a bright note—and then COVID-19 hit. Despite the challenges that have resulted, there are reasons to be optimistic. In this episode, Paul and Michelle discuss five engineering and construction industry trends that will impact the coming year, from connected construction to new business models.

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Interview with the authors of "Digital Supply Networks" book

Paul Wellener, vice chairman, US Industrial Products & Construction leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP­
Amit Sinha, specialist leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP­
Dr. Thorsten Wuest, assistant professor, West Virginia University­ ­

Digital technologies are quickly transforming supply chain management processes. In order to remain competitive, manufacturers are shifting their supply-demand systems to digital supply networks. In this episode, two of the authors of the “Digital Supply Networks” book share examples and insight from their experiences on transforming supply chains.­ ­

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Re-thinking strategies to uncover MRO services value

Robin Lineberger: Principal, US and Global Aerospace & Defense Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Kerry Millar: Principal, Strategy & Operations, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Uncover MRO services value – Robin Lineberger and Kerry Millar discuss the possible impact of the pandemic, the shift to performance oriented outcomes, work force implications, and the use of digital, as well as connected technologies in this new podcast that provides insights to A&D businesses as they define and execute their MRO services strategy.

Solving the productivity challenge in UK Manufacturing (UK)

Nick Davis, Industry 4.0 Leader, Deloitte UK
Ian Stewart, Partner and UK Chief Economist, Deloitte UK
Janet Godsell, Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Strategy, WMG University of Warwick
Chris Courtney, Challenge Director, Manufacturing Made Smarter

Nick Davis, UK Industry 4.0 Leader at Deloitte is joined by Janet Godsell, from WMG University of Warwick; Chris Courtney, from Manufacturing Made Smarter and Ian Stewart, Partner and Chief UK Economist at Deloitte, to discuss the economic state of UK manufacturing productivity. This episode provides insight into the challenges and viability of supply chain localisation, and the potential for digital technology to boost productivity and competitiveness through the changing landscape of COVID-19 and Brexit.

Prepare. Protect. Prosper: How digital solutions support the safe return to work and ramp-up production (UK)

Nick Davis, Industry 4.0 Leader, Deloitte UK
Callum Irvine
, UK Environment, Health and Safety Practice Leader at Deloitte
Neeraj Shah
, Group Environment, Health and Safety Director at Johnson Matthey
Graham Cox
, EMEA Digital Transformation Manager at PTC

Nick Davis, UK Industry 4.0 Leader at Deloitte is joined by Neeraj Shah, Group Environment, Health and Safety Director at Johnson Matthey; Graham Cox, EMEA Digital Transformation Manager at PTC and Callum Irvine, UK Environment, Health and Safety Practice Leader at Deloitte to share their personal experiences of how the sector is safely returning to the workplace. This episode provides insight into how manufacturers can leverage digital solutions to support the safe return to work and ramp-up production.

Midyear 2020 Aerospace and Defense Industry Outlook

Paul Wellener, Vice Chairman, US Industrial Products & Construction Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Robin Lineberger, Principal, US and Global Aerospace & Defense Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP

In our original 2020 outlook, we forecasted that long-term demand for commercial aircraft and innovative technologies are likely to help the aerospace and defense industry rebound from the previous year. Since then, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions throughout the industry. In this episode, Paul and Robin discuss the major trends outlined in Deloitte’s midyear 2020 report—providing insights to help leaders navigate increased uncertainty to remain resilient in the wake of COVID-19.

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Midyear 2020 Engineering and Construction Industry Outlook

Paul Wellener, Vice Chairman, US Industrial Products & Construction Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Michelle Meisels, Principal, US Engineering & Construction Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP

In 2019, the engineering and construction industry saw overall market growth despite cost pressures, labor shortages, and trends toward fixed-bid projects. We originally forecasted this trend would persist into 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic caused a shift in project timelines and a drop in the sectors’ labor and employment. In this episode, Paul and Michelle discuss the major trends outlined in Deloitte’s midyear 2020 report—providing actionable insight, as recovery in the aftermath of the crisis begins, about how engineering and construction organizations can prepare for the “next” normal.

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Midyear 2020 Manufacturing Industry Outlook

Stanley Porter, Vice Chairman, US Energy, Resources & Industrials Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Paul Wellener, Vice Chairman, US Industrial Products & Construction Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Manufacturers are at continued risk for disruption. Amid ongoing volatility in costs and policy decisions and major impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, how can the manufacturing industry remain resilient for the second half of the year? In this episode, Stanley and Paul discuss the major trends outlined in Deloitte’s midyear 2020 report—providing insights that can help leaders navigate uncertainty, increase operational flexibility for the future, and respond, recover, and thrive in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing in Italy

Andrea Muggetti, IP&C Leader, Deloitte Italy

Vincent Rutgers interviews Andrea Muggetti, Deloitte Italy Industrial Products and Construction Leader, on the impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing in Italy. As the first European country to be hard hit by COVID-19, Andrea explains his views on what the impact will be on manufacturing in Italy. He also shares that the main action companies are taking to protect employees is to educate them on COVID-19 symptoms and prevention. They are also investing in digital technologies to help with remote working and are using sensors to monitor those that are working in production facilities. Andrea also discusses that lack of communication with the supply network has been the most difficult hurdle. Technologies are critical to enable the digital supply network and companies are looking to these technologies to gain visibility into their supply chains – the impact of COVID-19 has been an accelerator of this need. Andrea explains the need for companies to quickly adjust and recover from supply chain disruption by identifying supplier risk, illuminating the extended supply network, and understanding and activating the source of supply. Andrea explains that digital investments are expected to speed up due to the pandemic and sees this is an opportunity companies should embrace.

Impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing in Finland

Sami Laine, IP&C Leader, Deloitte Finland

Vincent Rutgers interviews Sami Laine, Industrial Products & Construction Leader, Deloitte Finland on the impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing in Finland. Finland’s Industrial Products and Process Industry companies have been heavily impacted by the pandemic. Finnish companies have had to solve supply chain issues due to production shut-downs in China and as a result are considering changes to their supply chains to make them more agile. These companies have also been significantly impacted by a decrease in demand and are making sure they have plans in place to anticipate the impact this will have on their businesses. Companies need strong recovery in the second half of 2020, and if the strict government restrictions are still in effect, this could have an even greater impact. Health and safety has been the priority for manufacturing companies from day one, and continues to be their main focus as they restart production. They are focusing on digital solutions for remote working and are also providing personal protective equipment for workers that have to be onsite. Sami also discusses how this is an opportunity for companies to assess the future of customer value, their business models, and capabilities and assets. He believes companies should scenario plan for COVID-19 and adjust their strategies as the impact of the pandemic unfolds.

Impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing in the United Kingdom

Duncan Johnston, IP&C Leader Deloitte UK
Nick Davis, Industry 4.0 Leader, Deloitte UK

In this episode, Duncan Johnston, Deloitte UK Industrial Products & Construction Leader, and Nick Davis, Deloitte UK Industry 4.0 Leader, share their perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing in the UK. They discuss the manufacturing sectors that are affected by the lockdown and share their thoughts on what the “recover” phase could look like. They also discuss that UK manufacturing, which is currently in hibernation, plans to restart in phases. Companies are looking towards digital technologies to ensure the health and safety of workers. Duncan and Nick discuss the use of phone apps and wearables that send real time alerts and record symptoms and other remote working tools that can help keep businesses alive while maintaining social distancing rules. They also discuss how manufactures are looking to respond to the supply chain challenge by simplifying and reducing the product range and introducing simpler items to cut down the complexity around the production process.

Impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing in Germany

Thomas Doebler, IP&C Leader, Deloitte Germany

Vincent Rutgers interviews Thomas Doebler, Industrial Products & Construction Leader for Deloitte Germany, on the impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing in Germany. Thomas discusses the implications for manufacturing companies and how they are remaining resilient during this unprecedented time. Thomas shares that the impact has been large, with 90 percent of German manufacturing companies reporting disruption in their business, especially in terms of order cuts from clientele in China, the US and Europe. Thomas mentions that when it comes to the critical question of productivity versus health and safety, clearly the later is most important for German manufacturers. He shares that new ways of operating are emerging amidst this uncertainty and companies are learning from each other on a way forward during this time. Thomas highlights another critical issue - visibility and transparency into the extended supply chain network which has been a point of discussion for a while, but now, it is needed more than ever. There is also an urgent need to restructure supply chains operating on legacy models, because there will be a greater impact on those that are not resilient.

Impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing in China

Ricky Tung, IP&C Leader, Deloitte China
Vivian Jiang, AP Clients & Industries Leader

In this episode, Deloitte China’s Vivian Jiang and Ricky Tung give their perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing in China. They expand on the impact on Chinese companies’ supply chains and discuss how they can mitigate risks in their supply network. They also share how Chinese companies are working to ensure the health and safety of their employees, and the innovative ways they are working with the Chinese government.

Impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing in Japan

Koji Miwa, IP&C Leader, Deloitte Japan

Vincent Rutgers interviews Deloitte Japan’s Koji Miwa on the impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing in Japan. Miwa-san discusses how Japanese companies are looking towards digital technologies to protect their workers and move forward. He also shares how manufacturer’s supply chains have been impacted, and what Japanese companies are doing to solve their supply chain issues. Miwa-san emphasizes that strong leadership from top management is critical for Japanese companies to survive after COVID-19.

Impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing in the US

Paul Wellener, IP&C Leader, Deloitte US

Paul Wellener, Deloitte United States, gives his perspective on the impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing in the US. He shares that US manufacturing companies are most focused on the health and safety of their people, and are developing plans for a staggered approach to re-starting operations. He also shares how some US manufacturers have pivoted their production to making things like personal protective equipment and ventilators. Paul discusses how manufacturers are thinking through the structural changes that they may want to make in their global supply chains and their global supply networks.

Smart factories: Trends in adoption, maturity, and value realization

Interview with Paul Wellener and Ben Dollar

Achieving value from smart factory initiatives requires a significant amount of change to how work gets done, how people work, how metrics are calculated to really drive that value and create true capability versus simply installing technologies.

Manufacturers are digitizing and connecting factories to realize the benefits of the fourth industrial revolution. What opportunities and challenges are they encountering as they shift toward smart factories, and how are human and cyber roles changing? We'll discuss:

  • The maturity roadmap for smart factories and where manufacturers are today.
  • Common digital capabilities of smart factories and how manufacturers are measuring their value.
  • How digitization and automation are changing manufacturing jobs and preparations manufacturers can make for future workforce needs.
  • Challenges that could affect stakeholders' success.
  • Participants will learn results of a recent Deloitte and MAPI survey and key decisions manufacturers are making as they build smart factories.

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The positive impact of Industrial Digital Transformation

Interview with Helena Lisachuk

A digital transformation journey starts with understanding your customer...

Here is the beginning of a 3-part series on Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) with Helena Lisachuk, Global IoT Leader, Deloitte Netherlands.

What is Digital Transformation and why is it important for businesses? In this episode, Helena explains Industry 4.0 is a journey and IOT is one of its key pillars. The journey begins with understanding the customer, core processes, priorities, and bottle-necks to resolve.

Read our report: Manufacturing goes digital: Smart factories have the
potential to spark labor productivity

Urban Air Mobility: What remains to be done in the race to autonomy?

Interview with Robin with Robin Lineberger

If you look at what the challenges are at ultimate adoption, you've got the infrastructure, vehicles, and then finally you have, the need to say it tongue in cheek, if we build it, will they come.

Live from CES 2020, Robin Lineberger, US and Global Leader, Aerospace & Defense, elaborated on what remains to be done in the “race to autonomy” for the wide-scale adoption of Urban Air Mobility, or air taxis. He shared highlights from Deloitte’s 2019 global automotive consumer survey about consumer perception towards UAM and the major milestones in order to gain consumer confidence.

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A one-stop Industry 4.0 solution (Global)

Interview with Vincent Rutgers

Companies have now started thinking about implications of the transition to Industry 4.0, what it means for them, and what it brings along.

Live from IoT Solutions World Congress, Vincent Rutgers, Global Leader, Industrial Products & Construction interviewed with Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) Voice Podcast. He talks about the power of a comprehensive solution that understands the impact of Industry 4.0 from the point of the asset to cyber security through international tax treatment for optimal success.

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Emerging Smart Factory Trailblazers: Capturing along the Digital Journey

Interview with Paul Wellener

50 percent of the organizations are investigating or investing in things around smart factories—we call them trailblazers.

Deloitte and MAPI collaborated on a study in which they found that smart factories have the potential to spark labor productivity. We found that there are three distinct cohorts of adopters of smart factory initiatives: Trailblazers, Explorers, and Followers. The Trailblazers are leading the way; in fact, they are seeing twice the level of gains to labor productivity compared with Explorers and Followers combined. In this podcast, Paul Wellener, Vice Chairman, US Industrial Products & Construction at Deloitte Consulting LLP, shares highlights of the study and how all manufacturers can derive business value from smart factory initiatives.

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Embracing Industry 4.0: Technology Adoption in Manufacturing

Interview with Paul Wellener

Technology is changing pretty rapidly, so companies are having to think about changing their factories as well.

Industry 4.0 promises a new digital revolution―one that synthesizes advanced manufacturing technologies to generate connected, intelligent systems that can accelerate business value. Yet manufacturers are struggling to adapt. In this podcast, Paul Wellener, Vice Chairman, US Industrial Products & Construction at Deloitte Consulting LLP, shares insights on how manufacturers can thrive in this new, digital world.

Read the full report: Manufacturing goes digital: Smart factories have the potential to spark labor productivity

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