Dbriefs
20 Sep.

Smart Factory: Manufacturing a smarter future

Private Companies

Tuesday, 02:00 p.m.  ET | 1 hr
Credits offered: CPE Event language: English

Participants will explore how to expedite their evolution to smart factory operations to deliver financial return. 

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Key takeaways

Host: Brian Umbenhauer, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Presenters:  Lindsey Berckman Stephen Laaper and Jason Bergstrom

1 Overview CPE credit | Specialized Knowledge 

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 Berckman

Lindsey Berckman

Principal | Smart Factory Leader

Lindsey is a principal at Deloitte Consulting LLP and a Smart Factory 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 of shaping the Smart Factory use cases, key assets, and is highly engaged with each of 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 Bergstrom

Jason Bergstrom

Smart Factory Go-To-Market Leader

Jason, principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, is Deloitte’s Go-To-Market Smart Factory 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 Laaper

Stephen Laaper

Principal | Smart Factory Leader

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 Factory 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 Umbenhauer

Brian Umbenhauer

US Industrial Products & Construction Leader

Brian is the US Deloitte Private Consulting leader and also leads Deloitte’s US Consulting Industrial Products & Construction Sector. In his two decades of experience, Brian has taken a personalized approach to building consulting practices, collaborating with clients, driving engagements and (above all) measuring value. He has a proven track record in global business development, operations/business strategy advisory and non-traditional approaches to creating client value. Brian is particularly experienced in industrial/consumer-related industries but has also worked across industries and sectors. Additionally, he is fascinated by the convergence of expertise, capability and technology in creating a new breed of integrated client solutions.

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