Restarting and reimagining the Future of Manufacturing


Reimagining the future of manufacturing

Using Industry 4.0 to build resilience amid disruption

With the ongoing disruption and uncertainty, the need for Industry 4.0 transformation has accelerated amongst manufacturers. The webinars, reports, blogs, and videos below serve as a guide to help companies build resilience amid the current disruption, using advanced technologies to thrive in the new normal.

The conversion of Industrial IoT (IIoT) with e-commerce platforms

Reinventing the shop floor to meet today’s demands

Smart Factory Fabric (SFF)

SFF is a pre-configured suite of cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) applications designed to accelerate smart factory transformations for companies with manufacturing operations. Powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT, Deloitte designed and built a suite of cloud applications and integrated services to deliver smart factory capabilities to industrial enterprises.

Vincent’s video with Industrial Talk

In his interview with The Industrial Talk Podcast , Vincent Rutgers, Global Industrial Products & Constructions Leader 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. Get the answers to your Comprehensive Industry 4.0 questions along with Vincent's unique insight on where it's all headed on this IIC Voice Podcast interview!

How can smart manufacturing navigate uncertainty in today’s shifting landscape? Deloitte and Salesforce can help you put your customers at the heart of your organization by building a connected, innovative ecosystem around themDeloitte and the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation’s (MAPI) latest report surveyed more than 1,000 manufacturing executives and discovered that investing in an ecosystem approach can help you drive results while adapting to the next normal.

Watch this webinar for more insights.

Make the smart connection

Join Deloitte’s digital transformation expert, Nick Davis, at the Smart Factory Expo, part of Digital Manufacturing Week. Together with his Industry 4.0 team, Nick will talk about a brand new solution for tomorrow’s Smart Factories and share his ideas for how to cross the technology bridge.

Hear how Deloitte is partnering with leading manufacturing companies to:

  • Boost performance and quality
  • Cut costs
  • Minimise unplanned downtime  

Implementing the Smart Factory

Ask any executive, and they will tell you that they see smart factories as a competitive advantage that helps to lower costs and drive value. Yet, nearly two out of three manufacturers report no progress on smart factory initiatives that they overwhelmingly point to as their main driver of near-term competitiveness. Join our panel discussion on the benefits of implementing smart factories, the challenges, lessons learned, and how they are leveraging cloud and microservices architectures to accelerate their Smart Factory journey.


  • Douglas Bellin, Business Development Executive, Industry 4.0 and Smart Factory, AWS
  • Helena Lisachuk, Global IoT Leader, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited


  • Dr. Anes Hodzic, VP Digital transformation Leader IoT, Airbus
  • Frank Jelich, Head of IT Strategy Production, Volkswagen
  • Gregg Doppelheuer, LM Fellow – Chief Systems Architect, Lockheed Martin

1) Industry Innovations: AI Powered Robotics

Reinventing the shop floor to meet today’s demands

Advances in technology, including robotics, big data, machine learning, AI, and IoT have substantially improved factory production since then. This session will shed insight on robotics trends that are driving the evolution of manufacturing automation and explore how robots could be used to meet our production needs during the remote-work nature of a pandemic – a capability no longer considered “optional”.


Paul Wellener, Industrial Products & Construction Leader, Deloitte United States


2) The conversion of Industrial IoT (IIoT) with e-commerce platforms

The online world of contactless commerce could be bolstered in ways that reshape consumer behavior forever. One of the key technologies for industries to tackle the global pandemic is the Internet of Things (IoT) and its integration with e-commerce platforms. COVID-19 has caused a drastic shift in customer purchasing behavior; forcing most companies to establish an e-store. It is important for manufacturer’s today to leverage the increasing preference of consumers to purchase online and reflect the purchasing patterns to predict and plan future production requirements in order for the business to thrive.


  • Helena Lisachuk, Global IoT Leader, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
  • Dr. Eric Maiser, Head of Competence Center & Future Business, VDMA

Watch the session recordings:

Industry Innovations: AI Powered Robotics
Reinventing the shop floor to meet today’s demands

Digitizing Production and Digitalizing Delivery
The conversion of Industrial IoT (IIoT) with e-commerce platforms

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Restarting operations after a shutdown

Moderator: Helena Lisachuk, Global IoT Leader, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited


  • Dr. Anes Hodzic, VP Digital Transformation & Head of Internet of Things, Airbus
  • Kaipeng Zhang, Global Supply Chain China Senior Vice President, Schneider Electric
  • Jürgen Sandau, EMEA Leader - Manufacturing Strategy & Operations, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
Restarting Operations after the Shutdown

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