Smart factory


Smart Factory Fabric on AWS

A cloud-enabled smart manufacturing solution

A smart factory can benefit your products, workers, and balance sheet. But the smart transformation of legacy operations can be daunting. Deloitte’s Smart Factory Fabric, a cloud-enabled smart manufacturing solution developed with Amazon Web Services (AWS), simplifies the process of synchronizing your people, assets, and operations to enable a connected platform that can scale and flex with your organization’s needs.

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Smart manufacturing: Potential established, precision required

A machine unexpectedly fails and is off-line waiting for maintenance repair. A factory line continuously reports 10 percent quality rejection over the last week of production. A technician calls in sick, causing a gap on the line for a critical skillset.

These are the kinds of traditional manufacturing challenges that a smart factory can address. By connecting to an organization’s digital supply network and augmenting human intelligence with artificial intelligence, a smart factory can predict machine downtime by analyzing performance trends. It can sense quality degradation and immediately enact correction efforts. And it can actively manage the workforce and track worker safety and performance data.

Transforming the factory requires collaboration between manufacturing, supply chain, and IT, new technologies, and becoming an insight driven organization. Deloitte has an approach to navigate this change and a proven cloud- and IOT-enabled smart manufacturing solution built with AWS that can help you synchronize people, assets, and processes to execute the transformation efficiently.

Smart Factory Fabric on AWS

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A smart factory solution, tailored for you

Smart Factory Fabric is a pre-configured suite of cloud-based smart factory IoT applications hosted on AWS, designed to accelerate smart manufacturing transformations across the enterprise, customizable to meet your unique needs.

The Smart Factory Fabric platform includes:

  • Field-tested technology with a scalable cloud-based and IoT-enabled architecture.
  • Integrated use cases addressing the most common factory challenges.
  • An ROI-driven deployment approach.
  • A focus on user adoption and enterprise transformation.

Smart Factory Fabric is a fully packaged cloud-enabled smart manufacturing solution that enables a scalable proof-of-value for a discrete and process manufacturers in weeks instead of months.

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How Smart Factory Fabric works

The Smart Factory Fabric solution, built on AWS, connects the physical and digital world, leveraging a powerful technology stack:

  • At the plant level, the solution can read and offer two-way communication with a multitude of edge devices, reducing latency and getting information real-time.
  • The pertinent information can be ported to the cloud layer, allowing for rich data analysis, modeling, and cognitive processes to create insights.
  • A set of applications have been designed to proactively interact with the data insights, offering alerts, ability to transact, and most importantly, a rich user experience.

Once integrated with your IT landscape and combined with our implementation methodology, the cloud-enabled smart manufacturing technology can activate and transform the factory to adjust manufacturing behaviors and achieve the anticipated ROI.

Smart Factory Fabric provides a global template, flexible enough to onboard multiple facilities. Once fully scaled, it can provide metrics for multiple facets of the organization and an integrated view of operations needed to uncover opportunities for improvement and make decisions across your enterprise.

How companies can benefit from Smart Factory Fabric

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Make the smart choice

The Smart Factory Fabric on AWS brings together Deloitte’s strategic and deep industrial sector experience and AWS’s tested, flexible platform, each with highly complementary services.

Key differentiators:

  • More than technology: Preconfigured accelerators, leveraging cognitive analytics, are designed to be process change-centric and human-centered.
  • ROI-driven: Issue-driven design, targeting tangible improvement to operational metrics using simple, highly effective user experiences.
  • Native AWS stack: Lower cost, greater scalability and security, and higher availability—at lower risk.
  • Secure by design: Built-in security that is a primary focus from sensor to cloud.
  • It’s flexible and adaptable: Open and extensible platform with the flexibility to use third-party offerings.

Are you ready to start a conversation about what Smart Factory Fabric can do for you?

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Andy Daecher

Andy Daecher

IoT and Advanced Technology Solutions Leader

Andy is a principal in Deloitte Consulting LLP and leads the Internet of Things practice. He has worked in the high-tech industry for 25 years, advising clients on the strategic use of technology to o... More

Subrata Roy

Subrata Roy

AWS IoT Leader | Deloitte Consulting LLP

Subrata is a managing director in Deloitte Consulting's Supply Chain & Network Operations practice focused on AWS technology. He has 25 years of experience leading large global supply chain digital tr... More

Stephen Laaper

Stephen Laaper

Principal | Smart Factory Leader

Stephen is a Digital Supply Networks leader in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Strategy & Operations practice. Stephen brings a unique mix of industry, consulting, and technology experience with a broad ran... More

Lindsey Berckman

Lindsey Berckman

Senior Manager | Smart Factory Leader

Lindsey is a senior manager of Deloitte Consulting LLP and a leader of the firm’s Smart Factory offering in the supply chain and network operations practice. With more than 13 years of experience in c... More

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