UiPath joins Deloitte in Wichita Smart Factory

  • January 26, 2022
  • William Payne

RPA specialist UiPath is collaborating with Deloitte in its flagship Smart Factory site in Wichita, a project to showcase Industry 4.0 and automation capabilities in manufacturing. UiPath plans to display the role of Robotic Process Automation in future smart factories.

The Smart Factory @ Wichita is a 60,000 square feet sustainable space located on Wichita State University’s Innovation Campus. The Smart Factory includes a fully operational production line and experiential labs for developing and exploring smart factory innovative capabilities. As a Builder sponsor, UiPath will work with Deloitte to expedite implementation of smart factories and enable manufacturers to quickly adopt Industry 4.0 technologies.

As part of the sponsorship, UiPath will leverage the ecosystem of The Smart Factory @ Wichita to help customers innovate their supply chain and automate processes like order intake management, ERP alignment, factory asset intelligence and performance management, plant consumption, factory synchronisation and scheduling, and energy management.

“There are endless possibilities to evolve the way in which solutions and products are developed within smart factories to make an impact on the world. When automation, artificial intelligence, and the IoT are seamlessly connected, smart factories can dramatically reduce throughput time and increase factory output, while enabling reduced lot sizes, ensuring sustainable operations, and lower operating costs,” said Sebastian Seutter, Global Manufacturing Lead at UiPath. “UiPath is a partner-first company, and to date we’ve done more than 400 joint engagements with Deloitte with large organisations. We are embarking as a team on this initiative to illustrate to companies around the world how humans working alongside robotic software assistants will rapidly introduce new capacity for value and innovation.”

“Robotic Process Automation is a key component in the new age of manufacturing excellence. It will enable smart factories to scale processes from the factory floor to C-level decision making. RPA removes the burden of mundane, repetitive work from people so that they can focus on dynamic, creative endeavors,” said Stephen Laaper, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP. “As a leader in enterprise RPA, UiPath brings extensive knowledge in automating processes for the greatest impact on business outcomes in their manufacturing operations. We are excited to collaborate with UiPath in the Smart Factory @ Wichita and help companies explore the art of the possible.”