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 40 | March 30, 2023
Technology for Sustainable Agriculture
Sam Freesmeyer | Former VP of Engineering, AGCO
The new technology requirements for sustainable agriculture extend past tractors into digital solutions for tracking carbon and reducing cost.
Episode 38 | March 16, 2023
Neurodivergence in Engineering
Peter Mann | CEO, Oransi
Neurodivergence can help engineering teams perceive new patterns in data. Digital tools can do the same thing. Companies should embrace both.
Episode 35 | February 24, 2023
Hiring Labor for Digital Transformation
Thad Price | CEO, Talroo
Digital technology can help manufacturers right-size the labor force and to deliver manufacturing a workforce that’s ready for digital transformation.
Episode 32 | February 1, 2023
Can Digital Factories Close the Labor Gap?
Chris Platz | Global Commodity Manager, Woodward
Implementing digital factory twins helped this manufacturer reduce costs amidst a labor shortage.
Episode 24 | November 3, 2022
How Will AI and Machine Learning Impact Manufacturing?
Christopher Nguyen | CEO & Co-Founder at Aitomatic, Inc.
Artificial Intelligence and machine learning are transforming manufacturing as we know it. In this podcast, Panasonic’s veteran AI expert shares how companies today can harness the AI capacities of tomorrow.
Episode 23 | October 27, 2022
Offshore, Nearshore, or Reshore: an Architect’s Perspective
Todd Drouillard | Sector Leader, HED
How does architectural sustainability impact your decision to offshore, nearshore, or reshore? According to an architect, if you’re not future-looking when you plan your buildings, you’re not going to build products that meet the future’s needs.
Episode 19 | September 28, 2022
Cash Burn: Managing Cash in a Downturn Economy
Bernard Hensey | former CEO, Boeing Shanghai
In the face of economic headwinds, manufacturers have to maintain their most precious resource: cash. Quick decisions can protect manufacturers from cash burn and turn an economic crisis into a competitive opportunity.
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 14 | August 10, 2022
Smart Products and the Supply Chain of Tomorrow
Rob Lidster | former Chief Procurement Officer, GE Appliances
How can manufactures cope with supply chain shortages and deliver the smart products their consumers are asking for? And what sort of smart consumer appliances will CPOs need to support in the future? Rob Lidster, Chief Procurement Officer of GE Appliances, gives us the answers.
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.
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