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Stephen Laaper

Principal | Smart Manufacturing Leader

Stephen is a principal at Deloitte Consulting LLP and a manufacturing strategy and smart operations leader in Deloitte’s Supply Chain & Network Operations practice. He helped build Deloitte’s Digital Supply Networks (DSN) methodology that uses existing and “next gen” technologies to drive efficiencies in operations and across the supply chain. Stephen is leading the firm’s Smart Manufacturing services, including the 2021 opening of The Smart Factory @ Wichita, a groundbreaking, immersive learning environment for business leaders to experience smart manufacturing solutions. Stephen brings a unique mix of industry, consulting, and technology experience with a broad range of clients across the industrials, automotive, life sciences, and consumer products sectors. He serves clients in their journey to advance their manufacturing I4.0 evolution through digital technologies, including cognitive tools, advanced manufacturing, ecosystem collaboration, and Industrial applications of the Internet of Things (IIoT).