Siemens sponsors a smart factory

In a recent article, Deloitte announced that Siemens DISW joined as one of the founders at Deloitte’s SmartFactory@Wichita. This 60,000 square foot Industry 4.0 facility at Wichita State University includes a fully functional production line and experimental lab that develops and explores innovative capabilities. 

As the establishments’ sponsor, Siemens has a 3,000 square foot exhibit showcasing their Xcelerator software portfolio technologies working with Deloitte. These software proficiencies help manufacturers adopt modern technologies for new business models to enhance quality, productivity and sustainability. Furthermore, this software provides service to low-code development platforms with automation and industrial hardware to connect the smart factory ecosystem.

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Siemens leverages the smart factory ecosystem to accelerate digital transformation across many industry sectors with complete comprehension of the industry 4.0 value and a clear path to digitalization.

Companies participate in workshops at the smart factory facility to create roadmaps for digital transformation. These workshops provide hands-on support and interactive experiences via Industry 4.0 technologies, following the journey from design to manufacturing and closing the loop with product and production data to optimize the value chain.

Manufacturers understand the need to leverage Industry 4.0 technologies: digital twins, simulation, automation, edge/IIoT, cloud analytics, and manufacturing operations management to connect people and processes with digital threads.

It embodies the culmination of our 10+ years’ close alliance with Deloitte spanning multiple industries and demonstrates how together we can support our mutual customers engaged in Industry 4.0 to harness the complexity of their data to drive a competitive advantage. With our new Xcelerator as a Service offering, collaboration, decision-making and innovation has never been so accessible,” says Del Costy, senior vice president and managing director, Americas at Siemens Digital Industries Software.

This digitized Wichita factory is a connected production facility using artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and robotics, assisting in product manufacturing to create new business value, unlock data-driven insights and automate or eliminate business processes. These innovations provide more productive and efficient job functioning, to improve quality and overall safety. In addition, this smart factory provides digital transformations to life by demonstrating the merging of existing technologies and transformations, creating a dialogue around accelerating a company’s journey towards scalable and sustainable capabilities.

Siemens’ software solutions

Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio helps companies of all sizes create and leverage digital twins that provide organizations with new insights, opportunities, and automation levels to drive innovation.

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