So You Want to Build a Smart Factory. How Will You Identify, Prioritize and Implement the Use Cases That Deliver the Biggest Impact? – An Ericsson Case Study

Overview

Date: Tuesday, August 09, 2022
Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
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.

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Per Treven
Director Business Development, Manufacturing
Ericsson North America

Per Treven brings over 30 years of experience within telecom. Per's domains of expertise are in charging, O&M, managed services, IoT and private networks solutions. For the last couple of years he has worked with business development and sales to enable private wireless solutions for mining companies. Per's current focus is on assisting enterprises on utilizing the capabilities of 5G for manufacturing.

Paul Tse
Solutions Architect
Ericsson

Paul is a 5G Solutions Engineer for Ericsson North America in Plano, TX. He is currently working on the application of 5G to industrial use-cases, Paul is part of the team driving the innovations in the Ericsson USA 5G Smart Factory and Industry 4.0.

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.

Bradley Toppert
Enterprise Architect Industry 4.0
Ericsson

Brad recently joined the Ericsson industry 4.0 team as an Enterprise Architect for the Lewisville factory. Brad joined from John Deere where he spent 22 years focusing on their global manufacturing.
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