Digital transformation in the future of manufacturing

How will smart factory initiatives accelerate the digital journey for manufacturers?

From one to many: Scaling the smart factory to a smart network

With supply chains under unprecedented stress, companies are looking to scale smart manufacturing systems across locations. A network of smart factories can improve efficiencies and toplines—and drive competitiveness. In this report we explore time-tested strategies that companies can consider for their scaling efforts and how to customise based on business needs and organisational and people readiness.


Implementing the Smart Factory: New perspectives for driving value.

Leaders have a broad range of choices and opportunities with respect to smart factory transformations, both in terms of which technologies to use, and how to deploy them. This report, explores successful smart factory transformations offering insights into some of the best practices and common approaches to smart factory adoption to help manufacturers get started, succeed and realise greater value through the deployment of smart factory technologies.


2019 Deloitte and MAPI Smart Factory Study

Manufacturing goes digital: Smart factories have the potential to spark labour productivity

Smart factories will be a game changer for the manufacturing industry. They could potentially ignite stalled labour productivity and unlock the key to productivity. But, how are manufacturers pursuing smart factory initiatives to drive business impact? To understand this in detail, Deloitte and the Manufacturer’s Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) jointly launched a study in April 2019.

This report, developed from the findings of the research, offers a deeper dive into some of the best practices for adopting smart factory initiatives and 10 common approaches to smart factory adoption that can be part of manufacturers’ “playbook” for getting started. It also identifies the top use cases of smart factory technology, common adoption patterns, and how manufacturers measure value from smart factory initiatives―and are already seeing benefits. 


True supply chain optimisation, where planning meets operations, needs advanced modelling and simulation. Listen to Andrew Wright and Duncan Boyd’s views on how to unlock the full potential of your smart operations and think beyond the four walls of the factory.

Lean principles have long been used in manufacturing to drive efficiency and reduce waste, adding digital technologies to lean can take an organisation to a whole new frontier. Join Brenna Sniderman, Center for Integrated Research Leader and Luciano Lo Tito, UK Lean Manufacturing Leader as they share practical steps and insights on how to get started on your digital lean journey.

Helena Lisachuk, Global IoT Leader at Deloitte, Nick Davis, UK Industry 4.0 Leader at Deloitte and Pugal Janakiraman, World Wide Business development, Industrial IoT at AWS discuss what a smart factory is, and the key lessons from those who have implemented a smart factory.

Declan Watson, Human Capital Industrial Products & Construction lead at Deloitte UK and Luke Monck, Future of Work – Smart Factories lead at Deloitte US give their perspectives on the driving forces behind the change in work in manufacturing, and share practical use cases and application of Future of Work on the Smart Factory.

Listen to our webinar on Implementing the Smart Factory: New perspectives for driving value. Our Deloitte UK Industry 4 leaders discuss seven key themes for successfully implementing a smart factory and driving value.

Take a tour around the Deloitte Digital Factory and experience the innovative environment with our interactive 360° tour.

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