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 41 | April 6, 2023
Design to Value For Product Development
Neel Gupte | VP of Engineering, Dover Food Retail
Software can speed up value creation exponentially when engineers and cross-functional teams take a design to value approach to product development.
Episode 36 | March 3, 2023
Cost Projection as Competitive Advantage
Mike Perrott | Senior Director Commercial Business Systems, Flex
What if your costing solution wasn't adjacent to your business processes, but a core part of what made your company competitive?
Episode 34 | February 16, 2023
Sustainable Production Software
Daniel Patterson | Senior Application Engineer, aPriori
Manufacturers who are serious about sustainable production need a robust solution that reveals sustainability problems before any parts are produced.
Episode 30 | January 19, 2023
Cost, Collaboration, and the Path to Zero RFQ
Jegan Dhanapal | Senior Cost Leader, CNH Industrial
In Zero RFQs, the need to request a quote is completely removed thanks to seamless integration between procurement and suppliers.
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.
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.
Episode 18 | September 21, 2022
The Secret Weapon for Fighting Inflation
Jason Krajcovic | Principal, Aerospace and Defense Practice, Kearney
Inflation poses a particular risk to manufacturers in a climate where rising labor costs and materials cost fluctuations make negotiations unpredictable. Should costing is a secret weapon in supplier negotiations when your price comes from good data models and verifiable intelligence.
Episode 17 | September 13, 2022
What is Cost to Cost?
Dominik Leisinger | Partner and Europe lead PERLab, Kearney
What does it take to get to an accurate should cost? Is that price tag worth the investment? And what’s the cost of not doing so? In this episode of the podcast, Kearney’s Lead Partner for Europe Dominik Leisinger leans on his industry experience to explain Cost to Cost.
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.
Episode 13 | August 3, 2022
How to Renegotiate Costs with Suppliers
Daniel Chacon | Cost Engineer, formerly of Solar Turbines
When it comes to costs and your supply chain, a fixed pie mindset leaves money on the table. Cost Engineer Daniel Chacon shares how to always win supplier negotiations by going in with can’t-argue-with facts.
Episode 7 | June 15, 2022
No-Brainer Tech Investments from a CFO
Peter Riley | former Chief Financial Officer, Global IT, Caterpillar
When you’re the CFO of a global manufacturer, the last thing you want for your predicted ROI is a question mark. Peter Riley, former CFO of Global IT for Caterpillar, says the best tech investments are the ones that take the surprise out of manufacturing. In this podcast, he calls out tech investments that are table stakes for manufacturers today.
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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