Host: Brian Umbenhauer, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Economic headwinds signal increased challenges for manufacturers in every industry. To alleviate increased risk to productivity, quality, and competitiveness, organizations are increasing their smart factory investments to accelerate growth. But technology and process solutions can be complicated and take significant time, investment, and training to deliver value. How can private companies drive continuous improvement at every stage of the manufacturing process and scale these solutions faster and across the enterprise? We’ll discuss:
- Key characteristics and outcomes of smart factory capabilities
- The power of the manufacturing ecosystem
- Solving human capital obstacles and accelerating speed to value
Meet the speakers
Lindsey is a principal at Deloitte Consulting LLP and a Smart Manufacturing leader in Deloitte’s industrial manufacturing sector, with more than 14 years of experience serving at the intersection of production, operations, and technology. With a broad range of experience in our aerospace & defense, industrials, and automotive sectors, she helps our clients shape their Industry 4.0 transformation roadmap, investing in solutions built for scale, focused on delivering value, and designed to transform legacy manufacturing processes through digital technologies and AI/cognitive insights. Lindsey has been a key driver helping to shape Deloitte’s Smart Manufacturing use cases and key assets, and is highly engaged with our ecosystem partners. Through leveraging digital technologies and engaging multifaceted teams, she drives transformational change that cuts across all realms of the digital enterprise.
Jason, principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, is Deloitte’s Go-To-Market Smart Manufacturing leader responsible for sales, marketing and ecosystem activation. Mr. Bergstrom has helped numerous organizations deliver complex, global supply chain transformations with a focus in the oil, gas, and chemical industry. As a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Jason specializes in delivering process and operations excellence projects and leading efforts to develop internal continuous improvement capabilities for clients. He holds undergraduate degrees in chemical and material science engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Stephen is a principal at Deloitte Consulting LLP and a manufacturing strategy and smart operations leader in Deloitte’s Supply Chain & Network Operations practice. He helped build Deloitte’s Digital Supply Networks (DSN) methodology that uses existing and “next gen” technologies to drive efficiencies in operations and across the supply chain. Stephen is leading the firm’s Smart Manufacturing services, including the 2021 opening of The Smart Factory @ Wichita, a groundbreaking, immersive learning environment for business leaders to experience smart manufacturing solutions. Stephen brings a unique mix of industry, consulting, and technology experience with a broad range of clients across the industrials, automotive, life sciences, and consumer products sectors. He serves clients in their journey to advance their manufacturing I4.0 evolution through digital technologies, including cognitive tools, advanced manufacturing, ecosystem collaboration, and Industrial applications of the Internet of Things (IIoT).
Brian is the US National managing principal for the Consumer Industry and Private businesses at Deloitte Consulting LLP. Brian’s passion is leveraging the diversity of his team to creatively solve complex business issues and deliver purpose-driven, sustainable value for clients. With 27 years of industry and management consulting experience in Consumer and Industrial Products and Retail, Brian is known for creating a high-performance, inclusive culture that enables his team to grow and thrive as leaders of tomorrow. He founded Deloitte’s The Smart Factory @ Wichita – a net-zero, immersive environment that enables clients to prototype how technology will impact the ‘future of’ their business. This innovation also created Smart Factory Believers, a global program powered by a Deloitte-led ecosystem, designed to foster STEM education in underserved areas and inspire the workforce of the future. Brian lives in Chicago with his family and enjoys traveling, sports, and music.