Perspectives

Industry 4.0 Ready podcast series

This podcast series explores the importance of digital transformation across the manufacturing sector – and its impact on how businesses design, make and service their products. Each episode offers you easily digestible insights into key themes and lessons being learned in today’s business environment. You’ll hear from opinion leaders, business leaders, academics and researchers on key developments and their experiences across the sector. Nick Davis, UK Industry 4.0 Leader at Deloitte is your series host.

Episode 5: Cyber and Smart Manufacturing
With the rise of digital technologies and global interconnectivity, the manufacturing sector faces a new level of complexity. Nearly half of manufacturers have been the victim of cyber-crime. In this episode, we discuss the risks of cyber security for smart factory adoption and the steps manufacturers can take to protect their business. Your host Nick Davis, Industry 4.0 Leader at Deloitte is joined by Aaron Maran, Policy Manager at Make UK, and Bia Bedri, Industrial Products Cyber Leader at Deloitte UK.

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Episode 4: The Future of Work
In this episode, we explore the future of work and the people dimension of smart manufacturing. As manufacturers return to work in a post-pandemic world, business leaders must consider and respond to new ways of working. We explore some examples of how humans and machines are working effectively together, and what manufacturers need to consider as they plan for the future. Your host Nick Davis, UK Industry 4.0 Leader at Deloitte is joined by returning guest Janet Godsell, Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Strategy, Warwick Manufacturing Group, and Bruce Finch, Industrials Human Capital expert at Deloitte.

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Episode 3: Ecosystems and Innovation
In this episode, we focus on the collaboration between government, industry and academia to drive digital innovation, industry competitiveness and sustainability in manufacturing. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the need for smart manufacturing capabilities. We explore how smart factory ecosystems helped in responding to COVID-19, and the role they could play in supporting the energy transition. Your host Nick Davis, UK Industry 4.0 Leader at Deloitte is joined by Rab Scott, Head of Digital at the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, and Stephen Laaper, Smart Factory Leader at Deloitte US.

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Episode 2: Solving the productivity challenge in UK Manufacturing
Nick Davis, UK Industry 4.0 Leader at Deloitte is joined by Janet Godsell, Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Strategy at WMG University of Warwick; Chris Courtney, Challenge Director at Manufacturing Made Smarter; 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. It covers how industry and government are working together to address barriers to productivity, and industry success stories.

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Episode 1: Prepare. Protect. Prosper: How digital solutions support the safe return to work and ramp-up production
Nick Davis, UK Industry 4.0 Leader at Deloitte is joined by Neeraj Shah, Global EHS at Johnson Matthey; Graham Cox, EMEA Digital Transformation Manager at PTC and Callum Irvine, UK HSE 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. It covers the challenges manufacturers are facing along the road to recovery, and what health and safety principals they must consider to thrive and successfully return to the workplace with confidence.

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