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Smart factories: Using AI to build a better future

Part of the On Cloud Podcast series

The future of manufacturing is here. A growing number of companies are leveraging AI and other cognitive tools to build smart factories that harness the power of data to automate and improve safety, productivity, and quality.

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Harnessing AI and data to build the smart factory of the future

Manufacturers continue to respond to an increasing demand for products amid a volatile supply chain, labor shortages, and a fluctuating global economy. Improving production processes in the factory can help, but it’s not the only answer. In this podcast, David Linthicum and Deloitte’s Stephen Laaper talk about how companies can use AI and other cognitive tools to harness the vast streams of data collected from manufacturing operations to automate and increase safety, productivity, and quality and build the smart factory of the future.


We're able to apply artificial intelligence, cognitive tools, and others in new ways that are allowing us...to harness the power of all that data and information that many manufacturing operations spin off.

Stephen Laaper is a principal at Deloitte Consulting LLP and a manufacturing strategy and smart operations leader in Deloitte’s Supply Chain and Network Operations practice. Stephen also leads the firm's Smart Factory, and he helped build Deloitte’s Digital Supply Networks (DSN) methodology.




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