How to gear up to Industry 4.0 for a post-Covid world
Welcome to a digital event on 3 Dec where we – together with Scania, Orkla and Chalmers – explore how an Industry 4.0 restart can amplify sustainability and efficiency initiatives within manufacturing. All in the wake of Covid-19.
As Covid-19 inflicted a new, jolting reality on business operations worldwide, it also stress-tested businesses, not the least in the manufacturing sector. However, the urgency to come up with innovative solutions has also shed light on the Industry 4.0 opportunities.
As businesses now need to adjust to the new situation, there is a great opportunity to do things differently: to increase efficiency, flexibility and to advance towards sustainability. What are the biggest challenges for the manufacturing industry when heading for the connected vision of Industry 4.0? What are the strategies and best examples on how to level up; to go from the many proofs of concepts to scaling up broadly?
Factory Insights as a Service
With contributions from our partners, a new SaaS-based digital transformation solution will be introduced during the event: Factory Insights as a Service. Powered by technology from PTC, Microsoft, and Rockwell Automation, the solution enables manufacturers to achieve unprecedented impact, speed, and scale. All thanks to real-time production performance monitoring, asset health monitoring, and augmented assistance to front-line workers. In short, it helps manufacturers evolve to a connected factory that optimizes digital transformation to improve efficiencies and gain competitive advantages.
Industry 4.0? Go for Competence, Collaborations, and User Engagement
Already before the pandemic, Industry 4.0 was gaining momentum. Now, the increased urgency is fast-forwarding digital development. How can companies advance progress with internal initiatives as well as through external partnerships?
Crafting the Modern Manufacturing Enterprise
To get ahead in the industrial space amid the prolonged pandemic, manufacturers must embrace holistic agility and resilience, and democratize access to applications and data. This whitepaper provides a roadmap ahead.
e-Book: Covid-19, a Manufacturing Wakeup Call
Covid-19 served as a wake-up call to manufacturers – one that has accelerated the need for digitalization. To find out what technology investments will propel manufacturers forward, we conducted ESI ThoughtLab. Learn more in our e-Book.
Digital Portfolio Manager for Cutting Inserts Production, Sandvik
Vahid Kalhori is digital transformation and portfolio manager at Sandvik Coromant Inserts production. In his role, Vahid is defining and executing manufacturing digital transformation strategies, product pipeline and business improvements. He has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering with many years of experience in directing product innovation, business development and partner eco-system towards industrial automation at various global organizationsClose
Vahid Kalhori is part of the driving forces within Sandvik, which laid the foundation for the company receiving international attention for its development towards Industry 4.0.
Digitization is a focus area for Sandvik's core business and includes everything from being able to deliver complete, complex solutions including sensors and connected tools to building staff's recognized high competence into digital tools for constant real-time processing and usefulness in improved industrial processes.
Chief Solution Architect, Orkla
With a great passion for digital transformation and new technology, David’s mission is to help manufacturing businesses to achieve their quality, efficiency, and sustainability goals. David holds 18 years of experience from working with industrial IT, OT, and smart factory solutions at Scania and Orkla. His main competence is architecture; from solution architecture focusing on end-to-end solutions to business architecture focusing on business cases and change management.Close
The food industry is changing rapidly under the demands of increased sustainability and lower food waste, but also because of the growing demand for niche flavors and assortments as well as the need for rapid changes in production and distribution.
How do you drive the conversion of 108 factories with a wide range of brands and product types spread across several geographical markets? How do you meet the new demands from an increasingly diversified retail sector with a new type of industrial digitalization?
David Chauca, Chief Solution Architect at Orkla, is responsible for the extensive development work in line with the Orkla Group’s new digitalization strategy. The focus is on adaptability, flexibility, quality assurance, and strengthened sustainability. Listen to David and how Orkla is moving towards a strategic change where Industry 4.0 and digitization in the supply chain are relevant concepts for achieving the goals.
Team Leader Smart Factory Lab, Scania
Professor at The University of Skövde
Lars Hanson is Team Leader at the Traton Smart Factory Lab, which he also initiated and built up. The lab now acts as an innovation arena focusing on adapting, evaluating, demonstrating, and implementing new technologies to improve productivity, quality, and workers’ health within production and logistics. Previously, Hanson had an active role in forming the Digital Factory team at Scania CV. In parallel with the industrial work, Hanson is also a Professor at the University of Skövde where he is researching on methods and tools for planning and assessing ergonomics in products and production systems.Close
The Smart Factory Lab, part of Scania’s Global Industrial Developments department, is an initiative that supports local production units with knowledge and practical examples of digitalization to enable improved productivity, quality, and workers’ health.
• What role does the Smart Factory Lab play in the global organization?
• How do you succeed with coordination, communication, and consensus for the selected development initiatives that are to be implemented?
• What are the biggest challenges in achieving an agile, internal function that continuously must create value in a large, complex organization?
Lars Hanson, Team Leader Smart Factory Lab, gives an inside story from Scania’s ongoing journey of change.
Professor, Chair of Production Systems, Head of Division of Production Systems and Vice Head of Department Utilisation and Innovation at Chalmers University of Technology
Industry 4.0 is a game-changer for the entire manufacturing sector. New, disruptive technology is not enough though; how can you access the competence needed to harvest the benefits of the factories of the future? How can you upgrade and upskill your workforce in a digital landscape? What are the strategies, platforms, and pathways needed for an industry in desperate need of digital skills? Professor Johan Stahre will challenge your beliefs, providing you with insights and trends from international development, unwrapping one of the main obstacles for realizing the 4th industrial revolution – old skills.
Andreas is Principal Consultant for Manufacturing in Cognizant’s Connected Products for the Nordics. He has over 20 years’ experience from discrete manufacturing, and his different positions covers strategy development for automation and control systems, operating and developing LEAN methods for manufacturing, and strategy consultancy. He is also a public speaker on Industrial Digitalization/Industry 4.0.Close
With experience from development projects for international customers, Cognizant has developed a best practice for efficient, industrial transformation towards Industry 4.0 standards. In an agile process, Cognizant enables complete solutions – from needs analysis, strategy, and roadmap to implementation of tools within, for example, MES, product modulation, IoT, and smart robotics.
Andreas Rosengren holds over 20 years of manufacturing experience and will share his insights from Cognizant projects.
Nordic Head of Digital Strategy Consulting, Cognizant