90 manufacturing sites are scaling innovations on learning network of World Economic Forum

90 manufacturing sites are scaling innovations on learning network of World Economic Forum

More than half of all the network’s factories are making an impact on the future of manufacturing and environmental sustainability through technological transformations

21 new manufacturing sites have just joined the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse Network as leaders in applying Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to increase efficiency and productivity, along with environmental stewardship.

Among the Lighthouses, three are also receiving a new designation, Sustainability Lighthouses, which highlight factories and value chains achieving sustainability and productivity breakthroughs.

By deploying advanced technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence, more than half of all the network’s factories are making an impact on the future of manufacturing and environmental sustainability through technology transformations.

A consumer healthcare company, for example, is coupling advanced controls with green technology to deploy a sensor-fed automated system to cut energy consumption, resulting in 25% less energy consumed and an 18% reduction in CO2.

What’s the challenge?

The global production industry has been lagging in its adoption of Fourth Industrial Revolution manufacturing technologies, with more than 70% of companies stuck in pilot phases of development.

Despite recent industry innovations, still only a select group of leading organizations are able to deploy advanced manufacturing at scale, generating new value and customer experiences within the factory or across value chains.

To close this gap and accelerate an inclusive adoption of advanced technologies in manufacturing, the Forum’s Platform for Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Value Chains identified the need for a learning platform to showcase organizational approaches to adopting and scaling technologies from which other companies globally could benefit.

The Global Lighthouse Network was pioneered in 2018. As of today, 90 factories are part of the network, prioritizing workforce and skills development to protect jobs and build resiliency.

Our approach

The Global Lighthouse Network is a platform to develop, replicate and scale innovations, creating opportunities for cross-company learning and collaboration, while setting new benchmarks for the global manufacturing community.

The 90 global manufacturing lighthouses span over 75 regions and a diverse range of industries including healthcare, electronics, pharmaceuticals, automotive, and more. They are leading the way in demonstrating how fourth industrial revolution technologies can increase profit, with a positive impact on the environment.

The locations receiving new designation as Sustainability Lighthouses are:

Ericsson (Lewisville): Ericsson’s greenfield 5G factory is powered 100% by renewable electricity from on-site solar and green-e® certified renewable electricity from the utility grid.

Henkel (Düsseldorf): Henkel deployed utility meters on machines integrated in a digital twin that connects and benchmarks 30 factories and prescribes real-time sustainability actions for each.

Schneider Electric (Lexington): The Lexington smart factory leveraged IoT connectivity with power meters and predictive analytics to optimize energy cost.

The 21 new lighthouses announced are:

Europe

De’ Longhi Group (Treviso); Flex (Althofen); Johnson & Johnson Vision Care (London).

Americas

Henkel (Toluca); DePuy Synthes, the Orthopaedics Company of Johnson & Johnson (Bridgewater); Protolabs (Plymouth).

Asia

AUO (Taichung); CATL (Ningde); CITIC Dicastal (Qinhuangdao); Foxconn (Wuhan); Foxconn (Zhengzhou); Haier (Tianjin); Innolux (Kaohsiung); LS ELECTRIC (Cheongju); SANY (Beijing); Schneider Electric (Wuxi); Unilever (Taicang); Western Digital (Penang); Western Digital (Prachinburi).

Middle East

Arçelik (Eskisehir); Saudi Aramco (Abqaiq).

How can you get involved?

The goal of the Global Lighthouse Network is to share and learn from best practices, support new partnerships and help other manufacturers to deploy technology, adopt sustainable solutions and transform their workforces at pace and scale.

The Global Lighthouse Network, an initiative of the Forum’s Platform for Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Value Chains, is conducted in collaboration with McKinsey & Company. Factories and value chains that join the Network are designated by an independent panel of experts.

 

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More than half of all the network’s factories are making an impact on the future of manufacturing and environmental sustainability through technological transformations

21 new manufacturing sites have just joined the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse Network as leaders in applying Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to increase efficiency and productivity, along with environmental stewardship.

Among the Lighthouses, three are also receiving a new designation, Sustainability Lighthouses, which highlight factories and value chains achieving sustainability and productivity breakthroughs.

By deploying advanced technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence, more than half of all the network’s factories are making an impact on the future of manufacturing and environmental sustainability through technology transformations.

A consumer healthcare company, for example, is coupling advanced controls with green technology to deploy a sensor-fed automated system to cut energy consumption, resulting in 25% less energy consumed and an 18% reduction in CO2.

What’s the challenge?

The global production industry has been lagging in its adoption of Fourth Industrial Revolution manufacturing technologies, with more than 70% of companies stuck in pilot phases of development.

Despite recent industry innovations, still only a select group of leading organizations are able to deploy advanced manufacturing at scale, generating new value and customer experiences within the factory or across value chains.

To close this gap and accelerate an inclusive adoption of advanced technologies in manufacturing, the Forum’s Platform for Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Value Chains identified the need for a learning platform to showcase organizational approaches to adopting and scaling technologies from which other companies globally could benefit.

The Global Lighthouse Network was pioneered in 2018. As of today, 90 factories are part of the network, prioritizing workforce and skills development to protect jobs and build resiliency.

Our approach

The Global Lighthouse Network is a platform to develop, replicate and scale innovations, creating opportunities for cross-company learning and collaboration, while setting new benchmarks for the global manufacturing community.

The 90 global manufacturing lighthouses span over 75 regions and a diverse range of industries including healthcare, electronics, pharmaceuticals, automotive, and more. They are leading the way in demonstrating how fourth industrial revolution technologies can increase profit, with a positive impact on the environment.

The locations receiving new designation as Sustainability Lighthouses are:

Ericsson (Lewisville): Ericsson’s greenfield 5G factory is powered 100% by renewable electricity from on-site solar and green-e® certified renewable electricity from the utility grid.

Henkel (Düsseldorf): Henkel deployed utility meters on machines integrated in a digital twin that connects and benchmarks 30 factories and prescribes real-time sustainability actions for each.

Schneider Electric (Lexington): The Lexington smart factory leveraged IoT connectivity with power meters and predictive analytics to optimize energy cost.

The 21 new lighthouses announced are:

Europe

De’ Longhi Group (Treviso); Flex (Althofen); Johnson & Johnson Vision Care (London).

Americas

Henkel (Toluca); DePuy Synthes, the Orthopaedics Company of Johnson & Johnson (Bridgewater); Protolabs (Plymouth).

Asia

AUO (Taichung); CATL (Ningde); CITIC Dicastal (Qinhuangdao); Foxconn (Wuhan); Foxconn (Zhengzhou); Haier (Tianjin); Innolux (Kaohsiung); LS ELECTRIC (Cheongju); SANY (Beijing); Schneider Electric (Wuxi); Unilever (Taicang); Western Digital (Penang); Western Digital (Prachinburi).

Middle East

Arçelik (Eskisehir); Saudi Aramco (Abqaiq).

How can you get involved?

The goal of the Global Lighthouse Network is to share and learn from best practices, support new partnerships and help other manufacturers to deploy technology, adopt sustainable solutions and transform their workforces at pace and scale.

The Global Lighthouse Network, an initiative of the Forum’s Platform for Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Value Chains, is conducted in collaboration with McKinsey & Company. Factories and value chains that join the Network are designated by an independent panel of experts.

 

90 manufacturing sites are scaling innovations on learning network of World Economic Forum

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