Episode 29 | January 12, 2023

The Biggest Manufacturing Challenges of 2023

Stephanie Feraday | CEO, aPriori

At the start of 2023, what threats are keeping execs up at night? CEO Stephanie Feraday reveals the biggest problems facing manufacturing today, and how aPriori is helping to solve them.

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Episode 28 | January 5, 2023

Sustainable Sourcing

Tonni Rasmussen | Global Manager Cost & Value Engineering, Grundfos

The ability to compute and track the real drivers of carbon emissions is allowing companies to track sustainability all throughout their value chain. An early adopter of sustainability insights describes how this has changed his decision-making around sourcing and procurement.

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Episode 27 | December 14, 2022

Best of Sustainability 2022

Leah Archibald reviews 2022 with Stefan Schmidt, Bob Tanguay, and Gibson Peters | bringing expertise from Dassault Systemes, The Green Business Bureau, and aPriori

2022 saw the first wave of sustainability mandates hit Europe, while US companies scrambled to track and improve their carbon footprint. Will the promises of 2022 transform into results in 2023?

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Episode 24 | November 21, 2022

Tech Solutions for Chief Sustainability Officers

Bob Tanguay | Regional Director Manufacturing & Industrial, aPriori, formerly of Green Business Bureau

Chief Sustainability Officers face a huge task, with limited resources. New tech solutions can help CSOs understand and control the carbon footprint of their products.

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Episode 23 | November 7, 2022

What is Design and Production for Sustainability?

Gibson Peters | Sustainability Product Manager, aPriori

Sustainability can’t be an afterthought in manufacturing – it needs to be prioritized from the very first design meeting. New software tools make it easy for teams to operationalize design and production for sustainability.

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Episode 22 | October 19, 2022

Sustainable Plastic Manufacturing

Bahruz Mammadov | CEO, BERKM

New processes in plastic recycling are making manufacturing with plastic more sustainable. But how much do manufacturers really know about mechanical, chemical, and biorecycling? And how can they start tracking plastic waste now to reach sustainability targets in the future?

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Episode 21 | October 12, 2022

Sustainability Design in Housing

Paolo Tiramani | CEO, Boxabl

Can the housing crisis be solved by sustainability design? When sustainability design is put towards the problem of building construction, the result is modular solutions that ship more cheaply and assemble more quickly.

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Episode 20 | October 4, 2022

Sustainability Reporting: the EU Taxonomy

Stefan Schmid | Former Director of Aerospace & Defense, Senior Cost Engineer, Dassault Systemes

The EU's new rules for sustainability reporting mean that manufacturers must monitor six sustainability objectives. Learn what they are and how to compete under the EU taxonomy for sustainable activities.

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Episode 15 | August 24, 2022

Manufacturing Tech that Wins No Matter What

Masatoshi Fukatsu | Senior Cost Engineer, Formerly of Siemens & Nissan

A digital solution won’t be very effective if the ROI it promises occurs only years in the future, and only after your team has given up established processes and technologies they find useful and familiar. This is especially true in Japan, where manufacturers hold on to legacy systems. To win, any new solution must work immediately and seamlessly with current technology.

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Episode 12 | July 20, 2022

Automotive Insight: EV Supply Chain Sustainability

Craig McLeod | former Director of Advance Planning, GM

High demand for electric vehicles bodes well for EV manufactures, but only if they can deliver their product amidst supply chain shortages and fluctuating materials costs. GM veteran Craig McLeod says the winners of the automotive race will be those who leverage digital models to swap out materials on the fly and build their own moment-by-moment sustainable supply chain.

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Episode 10 | July 6, 2022

Pain Points for Manufacturing, and the Digital Rx

Philippe Adam | CMO, aPriori

Can you name the 3 major disruptions keeping manufacturers up at night? Philippe Adam, CMO of aPriori, has been listening to manufactures' pain points, and he has the definitive diagnosis on what ails them, as well as the prescription for a digital cure.

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Episode 6 | June 9, 2022

Aerospace’s Secret Sustainability Solution

John Pilla | former Chief Technology Officer, Spirit AeroSystems

Next generation Aerospace innovations like SAFs and eVTOLs are too far off to meet the sustainability goals of today’s major airliners, says John Pila, former CTO of Spirit AeroSystems. Instead, airliners must rely on a tried-and-true sustainability method: cutting weight and cost.

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Episode 2 | May 27, 2022

Selling Sustainability in Aerospace

Bernard Hensey | former CEO, Boeing Shanghai

Sustainability is becoming a more and more important factor in the evaluation of large capital investments. From his long career as an airline executive, Bernard Hensey shares what this means for airline pricing.

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