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Deloitte Teams Up With AWS, HighByte and Element to Help Manufacturers Connect, Structure and Manage Industrial Data at Scale

Multi-party engagement helps manufacturers harness previously untapped industrial data, enables strategic decision-making.

Key takeaways

  • Leading technology providers help solve for the industry pain point of data collection and analysis.
  • Coupled with Deloitte’s smart manufacturing services and platform, the solution frees previously trapped data to enable true digital transformation.
  • Provides a holistic organizational view of information and systems to help business leaders rapidly scale smart manufacturing assets.

NEW YORK, April 17, 2023 — Deloitte today announced a multi-party engagement with Amazon Web Services (AWS), HighByte and Element Analytics, Inc. to innovate a new data management offering based on AWS’s Industrial Data Fabric offerings. This combines Partner Solutions with prescriptive guidance to use AWS services to enable digital transformation with an open industrial data framework. The offering will serve as a key enabler of Deloitte’s smart manufacturing platform and services. Deloitte’s smart manufacturing platform provides manufacturers with a core data analytics foundation enabling data visualizations, predictive analytics and more, and Deloitte’s services help organizations accelerate time to value.

This engagement brings together leading technology providers to create an integrated mechanism for manufacturers to utilize data as an asset, at scale. With the power of Deloitte’s smart manufacturing platform that embeds Partner Solutions as well as AWS IoT and AI/ML services, business leaders can gain economical, easy and secure access to previously untapped datasets and new visibility into operations, monitor asset performance, drive continuous improvement, and capture and connect information from all areas of the enterprise to make more informed business decisions.

Why this matters
Today’s manufacturers are operating in an era shaped by a combination of rapid advances in technology and global events that have led to unprecedented levels of supply chain and workforce disruption and economic instability. While many organizations have increased digital investments and accelerated the adoption of emerging technologies in response, the complexity and accessibility of industrial data continue to be one of the biggest challenges to innovation as it is often siloed across production sites and IT and OT systems, making it difficult to not only manage but also to model and govern. According to 2022 Deloitte research, the current state of manufacturer data serves as a primary barrier to enabling quicker digital transformation, with poor integrations (60%) being ranked as the top pain point, followed by disjointed data systems (46%), and unstandardized data collection (46%).

Key quotes
Despite the rapid digital transformation industrial organizations are undertaking in response to shifting consumer and market demands, the numerous sources of data spread across the manufacturing enterprise continues to pose a complex challenge when trying to make more informed business decisions. Bringing together Deloitte’s market-leading Smart Manufacturing solutions with AWS’s Industrial Data Fabric helps manufacturers harness new data, engineer business advantage and become the world’s smartest organizations.

— Tim Gaus, Deloitte Smart Manufacturing leader and principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Providing simplified access to data across an organization is paramount in order to transform business operations. This collective offering powered by AWS helps ensure industrial customers will be able to have greater visibility across various sectors of their businesses like equipment performance and predictive maintenance, output performance and more while leveraging the benefits of the cloud for simulation and real-time analytics at scale. We’re enthusiastic to continue our engagement with Deloitte and bring the power of the cloud to manufacturing customers around the world.

— Wendy Bauer, general manager, Automotive and Manufacturing, AWS

Deloitte, AWS, HighByte and Element: Unleashing the power of data
AWS’s industrial reference architecture helps users in any manufacturing environment quickly gain access to advanced techniques and modeling, own and manage data access, accelerate analytics and rapidly scale smart manufacturing solutions. This new collaborative solution combines Deloitte’s smart manufacturing platform and services with AWS’s Well-Architected best practices. This creates the backbone for an advanced data strategy with pre-configured, cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) applications designed to accelerate smart manufacturing initiatives. By integrating Element’s automated data contextualization and governance with HighByte Intelligence Hub’s data modeling and integration transformation with AWS’s and Deloitte’s solutions, users can extract meaningful, asset-level data from their operations to the cloud in a seamless, unified manner for a broad view of their manufacturing operations.

Deloitte will deploy the new offering with Deloitte’s smart manufacturing platform in its own experience center, The Smart Factory @ Wichita, to harmonize data from its ecosystem of technology assets. The Smart Factory, where AWS is a founding sponsor and plays an integral role in providing the architecture and infrastructure necessary to achieve the promise of Industry 4.0 operations, will use the solution for remote monitoring of mobile assets, cross-enterprise benchmarking and optimization, enhanced real-time quality analysis and creation of digital twins for product, plant and process. These real-time insights will provide The Smart Factory’s operations team with improved production control, faster response times, higher reliability and better utilization of data.

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