Oğuzhan Öztürk graduated from Aeronautical Engineering at Istanbul Technical University, and earned his Master’s degree from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the same university. He began his business career as a Research Assistant at the Material Sciences and Production Technology Application and Research Center at Istanbul Technical University in 1982. Öztürk joined Arçelik as a Quality Control Engineer at the Eskişehir Compressor Plant in 1987. After serving in various managerial positions across quality, manufacturing and product development processes at Arçelik Compressor and Refrigerator Plants, he was appointed as Arçelik Refrigerator Product Director, S.C. Arctic S.A. General Manager, Arçelik Washing Machine Product Director, Grundig Elektronik General Manager and Arçelik Supply Chain Director. Öztürk served as Assistant General Manager responsible for Purchasing and Supply Chain at Arçelik between 2010 and 2015. Oğuzhan Öztürk is the Chief Production and Technology Officer since October 2015. Oğuzhan Öztürk is also the General Manager of WAT Motor, Arçelik’s subsidiary which manufactures industrial and white goods motors. Oğuzhan Öztürk is the board member at The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK). Öztürk is also the head of Industrial Transformation Group at TÜSİAD.
Summary of the Talk
Digital Transformation in Manufacturing
Piloting the digital transformation initiatives is the initial step for digital transformation. The challenge is to roll out successful pilot projects to the entire organization.
“Lighthouse factories” have taken digital technology from pilots to integration at scale, thus escaping the inertia of “pilot purgatory’’.
Arcelik invested in the next generation smart washing machine plant in Romania as a digital factory which uses AI based decision making enabled by real time data of processes, contexts and events.
This plant will be the gate to data driven, fully digital, end to end integrated production system, which will move us beyond digital age.
Our lighthouse; structured by digital manufacturing architecture, smart action ,holistic end to end ecosystem; has value drivers to create global impact; integrating virtual and physical world..
Digital transformation will change not only companies but also the entire society and even humanity. It is critical to map the business model triggered by digital transformation and its impact on governments and societies.