Duration: 1 hour
According to McKinsey, the business value resulting from manufacturing use cases running on improved connectivity could generate from $400 billion to $650 billion of GDP impact by 2030. That’s because the speed, latency and device density that high-band 5G connectivity and private networks brings can support numerous manufacturing applications.
However, when embracing connectivity-driven smart manufacturing, one of the first questions that comes to mind is, “Which use cases shall we implement first?” At an initial glance, this may seem straightforward, but much consideration needs to be made in selecting the cases that will make the largest impact with the simplest implementation. Also, the systems needed for use case implementations must be considered as well as the use case locations within the factory.
Ericsson underwent this same set of considerations when it decided to build its first fully-automated smart factory in Lewisville, Texas in 2019. For Ericsson, use case implementation planning was front and center. From Ericsson’s planning work, 73 use cases were identified covering areas such as materials management, visitor experience, supply chain, maintenance, production, facilities, and quality. Of these, 34 were put on the roadmap, and eventually 15 were selected for the initial build.
In this webinar, members from Ericsson’s smart factory team will explore the journey Ericsson went through to select, prioritize and deploy impactful use cases in its Lewisville smart factory using a private cellular network. We’ll evaluate the build vs buy decision making process, vendor selection process and the agile work methods that enabled a successful implementation.
- Learn about the evaluation methods and processes Ericsson used to identify its initial list of smart manufacturing use cases.
- Learn how Ericsson refined its initial use case list—focusing on the cases that would deliver the largest impact with the simplest implementation.
- Learn about the approach Ericsson used to successfully implement its factory use cases.
Director Business Development, Manufacturing
Ericsson North America
Paul joined Ericsson in 2010 and previously held many roles, specializing in cellular radio resource management, system architecture, RF Engineering, Product Management, and Sales Support.