Technology Leadership
Digital Transformation

Building a Solid Foundation for Innovation and Sustainability


Embracing Digital Transformation

Since 2012, Wistron has actively implemented its digital transformation, propelling the next wave of growth for the company. For Wistron, the digital transformation is not merely a concept, but the foundation for promoting smart manufacturing and R&D. Currently, Wistron is integrating Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) under Industry 4.0, utilizing technologies such as Digital Twins and AI insights to drive smart manufacturing and R&D, aiming to continuously enhance productivity and sustainable development capabilities.

Establishing Organizational and Strategic Visions

To expedite its digital transformation, Wistron outlined a vision to guide this process, and established a dedicated group to drive and manage performance. Simultaneously, the company has founded a Digital Academy to cultivate diverse digital talents. With specialized development units implementing agile methodologies, Wistron supports various digital empowerment platforms, comprehensively promoting digital transformation on a global scale.

Strategic Deployment of Digital Use Cases to Enhance Competitiveness

Beyond manufacturing, Wistron strategically unfolds various digital transformation use cases in sales, R&D, supply chain, procurement, after-sales services, such as human resources, finance, legal, and administration. These initiatives are systematically planned, and a dedicated Digital Transformation Office (DTO) provides assistance and guidance along with solid and continuously iterative data and system architecture to ensure each digital use case maximizes its benefits. Despite recent challenges in the global market and supply chain, Wistron remains resilient, consolidating a flexible supply chain and market competitiveness.

Continuous Expansion of Digital Transformation Practices

Over the past decade, Wistron's digital transformation efforts have not only nurtured numerous related talents, but also instilled a digital culture within the organization. This culture empowers every team member to fully leverage artificial intelligence and automation technologies, receiving more support services, career development, and professional training. The practical implementation of the digital transformation has propelled Wistron towards continuous sustainable operations.





Joining the Global Lighthouse Network

The Global Lighthouse Network is a World Economic Forum (WEF) initiative co-founded with McKinsey & Company, recognizing advanced factories that utilize the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). These factories leverage technological advancements to enhance production efficiency, operational effectiveness, and, ultimately, achieve increased profitability through smart manufacturing practices.

In 2021, the Wistron Kunshan Plant joined the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse Network. In response to high-mix and low-volume business challenges, Wistron leveraged AI, IoT and flexible automation technologies to improve labor, asset, and energy productivity. In doing so, we were able to not only optimize production and logistics, but also strengthen supplier management, lowering manufacturing costs by 26% while reducing energy consumption by 49%.

The Wistron Zhongshan Plant joined the Global Lighthouse Network in 2023. The plant was under pressure to deliver 60% of orders in less than 72 hours and needed to accelerate end to end processes without compromising quality excellence. In order to do so, Wistron Corporation transformed its entire value chain by adopting 33 in-house-built use cases. Despite supply shortages, UPPH was enhanced by 32%, defect rates were reduced by 55%, and delivery times were shortened to 48 hours, ultimately reducing manufacturing unit costs by 22%.


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