The Smart Factory @ Wichita

Experience the factory of the future

Imagine an Industry 4.0 immersive center—one focused on bringing together advanced manufacturing methods and technologies. The Smart Factory @ Wichita offers an experience in which the digital, physical, and experimental come together to speed up smart factory capabilities.


The Smart Factory @ Wichita

Driving the evolution of smart

For manufacturers still relying on legacy systems and operations, merging existing technologies with new innovations can be challenging. Together, Deloitte and Wichita State University (WSU) are helping companies accelerate their digital transformations. Our immersive smart factory experiences demonstrate how manufacturers can embrace the next level of technological innovation.

Making the smart factory even smarter

Top manufacturers recognize smart factory technology is a leading driver of competitiveness and efficiency. But realizing the full value of smart factory investments requires a culture of continuous learning, collaboration, and evolution. To stay smart, smart factories have to keep evolving along with new technology advances and other changes.

To help organizations envision—and continually reimagine—the future of manufacturing, we’re teaming up with key industry players to enhance the Smart Factory @ Wichita experience. Our new, 60,000-square-foot space will feature an end-to-end smart production line, space for smart ecosystem sponsors, and experiential labs. Slated to open this year, the facility will help companies explore what’s possible with smart factory applications and help them move closer to creating sustainable smart manufacturing investments.

Watch the (silent) video below for a glimpse of our new smart factory.

The Smart Factory @ Wichita

Not your average factory

The Smart Factory @ Wichita offers an opportunity in which the digital, physical, and experimental come together so you can experience the advanced manufacturing methods and technologies at the heart of digital transformation. The new, cutting-edge facility will help companies better understand how to merge existing technologies with new innovations and create dialogue about how companies can take their first steps to create sustainable investments.

We help pinpoint your company’s opportunity areas and create a customized experience tailored to your digital transformation goals. The result is an immersive Industry 4.0 experience that allows your organization to spur innovation and growth. With additive manufacturing, collaborative robotics, advanced materials and composites, automation, reverse engineering, and augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) prototyping simulators, we can help build a personalized road map for your future smart factory. Coupled with workshops that help demonstrate the art of the possible, you’ll depart with a new vision for smart factory success.

A global network of innovation and collaboration: the value of an ecosystem approach

The Smart Factory @ Wichita is part of the Deloitte Catalyst network, which helps enterprises, governments, and startups—from early-stage to high-growth—innovate, scale, and deliver transformative value faster. Deloitte Catalyst leverages a learning network, relationships, and capabilities in major hubs around the world, making a global ecosystem of technologies and innovators locally accessible—all of which help companies rapidly inform, inspire, and incubate their innovation ambitions.

The notion of enabling an ecosystem for entities to deliberately come together in ways to solve shared challenges is a necessity in smart manufacturing as Industry 4.0 and the evolution of advanced technologies continue to propagate. To truly offer turnkey solutions to organizations and accelerate their digital transformations, The Smart Factory @ Wichita will bring together a smart ecosystem of select collaborators to help demonstrate end-to-end capabilities. 

The Smart Factory @ Wichita is also one of several of Deloitte’s global immersive experiences designed to accelerate digital transformation—a network that includes the Digital Factory @ Dusseldorf and the Digital Factory @ Sheffield, established in collaboration with the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.

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Join us at The Smart Factory @ Wichita

We’ll create a customized visit based on your organization’s areas of interest, helping you visualize new possibilities along your digital journey. The experience will feature lab-based demonstrations, use cases brought to life, and a hands-on workshop designed to help your organization build a road map to accelerate growth.

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Jason Bergstrom

Jason Bergstrom

Smart Factory GTM Leader

Jason, principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, is a certified Master Black Belt for Six Sigma who specializes in delivering process and operations excellence projects and leading efforts to develop in... More

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 ... More

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Adam Mussomeli

Adam Mussomeli

Principal, Supply Chain & Network Operations Lead

Adam is a principal at Deloitte Consulting LLP and has more than 25 years of experience delivering global, highly complex supply chain transformations across industries, both in a consulting environme... More

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 a... More

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