Continuous Improvement in the New Reality of Industry 4.0

Thursday, December 12, 2019 @ 10:00 AM Eastern (Part 2)

Alexander Silantyev, Master Black Belt - PwC Advisory Belgium

In our age of digital technologies, new buzzwords such as "Industry 4.0", "Artificial Intelligence", "Machine Learning", "3D printing" sound louder each day, and you might be thinking that the "old" concepts of "Lean" and "Six Sigma" are not relevant anymore. In this two-part program, we will discuss how the old and the new concepts complement each other and play hand-in-hand.

In our first session, we will introduce the different technologies that are collectively called Industry 4.0, focusing on the problem solving methodology and its interface with technology.

In this session, the following key points will be covered:

In the second session, we will review a few case studies of successful companies that have integrated a Continuous Improvement philosophy with digital transformation. While there is no universal recipe of becoming digital - we will discuss a few simple steps that any company can follow to start implementation of Industry 4.0 and the consideration that should be given to the organization's level of CI maturity.

In this session, the following key points will be covered:

Alexander Silantyev, Master Black Belt - PwC Advisory Belgium

Alexander Silantyev currently leads the Continuous Improvement practice at PwC Belgium, offering not only Lean Six Sigma but also agile methods, such as Design Thinking, to the market. Before joining PwC, Alexander worked as a Continuous Improvement Leader for AB InBev. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA degree from Vlerick Business School. Alexander is passionate about teaching and coaching and is eager to apply new concepts and technologies into his work.