Featured Product
This Week in Quality Digest Live
Innovation Features
Melissa Burant
A way to visualize and help prioritize risks, actions
Jennifer Chu
High-speed experiments help identify lightweight, protective ‘metamaterials’
Michael King
Augmenting and empowering life-science professionals
Rich Nobliski
Helping narrow the manufacturing skills gap with 3D tech
NIST
NIST scientists perfect miniaturized technique

More Features

Innovation News
Fluid Board, a compact and modular color dosing and changing system
It’s the backbone of precision measurement. What’s best for you?
Low voltage useful to petrochemical processing, pharmaceutical manufacture, and other processes
Latest in video probe product line features upgraded CPU
New tool presents precise, holistic picture of devices, materials
Enables better imaging in small spaces
Helping mines transform measurement of blast movement
Handles materials as thick as 0.5 in., including steel
For companies using TLS 1.3 while performing required audits on incoming internet traffic

More News

Quality Digest

Innovation

Siemens and Deloitte Demonstrate Industry 4.0 Innovation

Suppliers and customers pursue excellence at The Smart Factory@Wichita

Published: Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 12:01

(Siemens: Plano, TX) -- Digital Industries Software announced the opening of eXplore Live at The Smart Factory@Wichita, an experience center convened by Deloitte that marries an ecosystem of world-leading organizations with business strategy and cutting-edge technology to demonstrate Industry 4.0. Located on Wichita State University’s Innovation Campus, The Smart Factory includes a fully operational production line and experiential labs for developing and exploring innovative capabilities of smart manufacturing.

A founding member of The Smart Factory@Wichita along with Deloitte and other ecosystem members, Siemens developed the eXplore Live space as a 3,000 sq ft area dedicated to hands-on learning opportunities for companies looking to modernize, reshore, localize, or regionalize their operations in North America. The eXplore Live space will enable Siemens to expand customer engagements at The Smart Factory@Wichita with a showcase focused on design and optimization using a closed loop digital twin. It will also enable exploration of industry digital threads and provide space for innovation workshops and co-creation, and help empower the next generation of engineers.

Siemens’ eXplore Live space is a 3,000 sq ft area dedicated to hands-on learning opportunities for companies looking to modernize, reshore, localize, or regionalize their operations in North America.

The Smart Factory@Wichita’s Siemens eXplore Live space joins Siemens’ global eXplore Center network, best-in-class customer experience centers that, combined with a proven innovation methodology, help companies discover what’s possible for a digital tomorrow, define a vision for their organization, and design a road map for making it real.

“Our alliance with Deloitte has been bringing together mutual customers to explore the future of manufacturing and industry 4.0 for over a decade,” says Bob Jones, EVP, Global Sales & Customer Success, Siemens Digital Industries Software. “The opening of Siemens eXplore Live space at The Smart Factory@Wichita is the next progression of this relationship; bringing to life the concepts, ideas and practicalities of The Smart Factory, and enabling customers in multiple industries to accelerate digital transformation and solve complex manufacturing challenges.”

“As an industry leader in digitalization and advanced simulation, Siemens is helping manufacturers quickly adopt state-of-the-art Industry 4.0 technologies through its end-to-end suite of solutions,” says Stephen Laaper, principal and Smart Manufacturing leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP. “At the new Siemens eXplore Live space at The Smart Factory@Wichita, visitors can easily experience the power of Deloitte’s and Siemens’ combined industry and digital transformation expertise to help accelerate the implementation of smart manufacturing solutions, solve complex challenges, and engineer advantage.”

To learn more about the center and how it is bringing the power of digital transformation through the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio to companies of all sizes at The Smart Factory@Wichita, visit The future of smart manufacturing with Siemens and Deloitte.

The Smart Factory@Wichita is an experience center convened by Deloitte that marries an ecosystem of world-leading organizations with business strategy and cutting-edge technology to demonstrate Industry 4.0

Discuss

About The Author

Quality Digest’s picture

Quality Digest

For 40 years Quality Digest has been the go-to source for all things quality. Our newsletter, Quality Digest, shares expert commentary and relevant industry resources to assist our readers in their quest for continuous improvement. Our website includes every column and article from the newsletter since May 2009 as well as back issues of Quality Digest magazine to August 1995. We are committed to promoting a view wherein quality is not a niche, but an integral part of every phase of manufacturing and services.