Learn from today’s leading experts in design, sourcing, cost engineering, and executive management how they get the insights they need to decide how to make it and where to make it.
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.
Episode 5 | June 6, 2022
What is DFM?
Mark Rushton | former Design Engineer, SOLIDWORKS
A designer’s initial concept rarely matches up with what is efficient for manufacturing. To reduce time to market and maximize the value of labor, organizations need to help engineers test the feasibility of their designs before sending them to manufacture. Mark Rushton explains DFM, digital twins, and the power of the digital factory.
Episode 4 | June 3, 2022
Empower Your Global Design Team
Hank Marcy | VP Global Product Development, Hitachi
A strategy of outsourcing the easiest jobs to the cheapest labor environment may seem like a win, but it misses out on the full potential of innovations emerging from APAC and benefiting the global enterprise. Hank Marcy, Senior Global VP at Hitachi, Bissel, and Whirlpool, shares how modularizing your product line can reap untold benefits for a global manufacturer.
Episode 3 | May 31, 2022
What is DTC?
Patrick O'Brien | former Quality Engineer, Grizzly Industrial
Design engineers can be the first line of defense against rising product costs, but only if they’re empowered by real-time data-driven models. Patrick O’Brien talks about the tools he wishes every designer had to save their companies cost overruns, engineering change orders, and unnecessary headaches.
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.
Episode 1 | May 25, 2022
Risk-Proof Your Supply Chain
Lily Thomas | former Sourcing Systems Leader, Baker Hughes
Supply chain disruptions can come from components shortages, political unrest, or even just the weather. Sourcing expert Lily Thomas shares how to use data to mitigate the cost of disruptions and turn supply chain resiliency into a competitive advantage.
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