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Welcome to the podcast for manufacturing professionals, powered by SME. Featuring a variety of guests from leading manufacturing companies, AMN drives the conversation about making manufacturing smarter. SME Media is a leading source for news and in-depth technical information about advanced manufacturing in North America.

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Welcome to the podcast for manufacturing professionals, powered by SME. Featuring a variety of guests from leading manufacturing companies, AMN drives the conversation about making manufacturing smarter. SME Media is a leading source for news and in-depth technical information about advanced manufacturing in North America.

    All Ashore!

    All Ashore!

    The pandemic and other recent global political events and natural disasters laid bare the vulnerabilities of widespread supply chains. But relocating factories takes time and money, and in some cases simply isn’t possible. In this podcast, Rosemary Coates, executive director of the Reshoring Institute and SME Media Editor-in-Chief Steve Plumb discuss the challenges and opportunities of moving offshore manufacturing back to the U.S.

    • 29 min
    Exploring AI's Impact on Smart and Advanced Manufacturing

    Exploring AI's Impact on Smart and Advanced Manufacturing

    In this episode, Amy Bryson, contributing lead editor of Smart Manufacturing, talks with Dr. Nikunj Mehta, founder and CEO of Falkonry, about the impact of AI on advanced and smart manufacturing. They discuss the challenges and opportunities of AI in the manufacturing industry, including time series data and the need for automation and explainability. Dr. Mehta also shares how Falkonry is simplifying AI adoption for manufacturers, as well as contributing to their sustainability efforts.

    • 32 min
    Steps to Overcome Manufacturing Blind Spots

    Steps to Overcome Manufacturing Blind Spots

    In this episode, Rob Schoenthaler, Chief Revenue Officer at ThinkIQ, and Amy Bryson, Contributing Lead Editor of Smart Manufacturing, discuss the importance of leveraging a smart manufacturing architecture to identify and overcome manufacturing blind spots. They also explore benefits of an incremental approach to digital transformation, as well as smart manufacturing's potential impact on sustainability goals.

    • 28 min
    Transformational Leadership in Manufacturing: Insights with Laurie Harbour

    Transformational Leadership in Manufacturing: Insights with Laurie Harbour

    In this episode, Steve Plumb and Laurie Harbour, President and CEO of Harbour Results Inc., discuss the importance of manufacturing and the need to revitalize the industry. They emphasize the role of strong leadership in driving transformation and collaboration between generations. Laurie also highlights her new book, "Tradition Meets Transformation: Leadership Strategies to Revitalize Manufacturing", co-authored by Scott Walton. 

    • 42 min
    Tackling the Challenges of Manufacturing for Harsh Environments

    Tackling the Challenges of Manufacturing for Harsh Environments

    In this episode, Chris Mahar interviews Robert McKeirnan, VP of Strategic Sourcing and Advanced Manufacturing at Upwing Energy, about the use of additive manufacturing in designing and manufacturing equipment for harsh environments, specifically in the natural gas industry. They discuss the challenges of working in corrosive environments and the need for materials that are resistant to corrosion. Robert explains how Upwing Energy utilized additive manufacturing for the core compressor component of their Subsurface Compressor System (SCS), and the decision-making process behind choosing additive technology.

    • 21 min
    3 Ways to Improve Operational Efficiency and Save Costs

    3 Ways to Improve Operational Efficiency and Save Costs

    Michael Pace, VP of sales for SmartSights, joins Smart Manufacturing magazine contributing lead editor Amy Bryson for a discussion about how to use data-driven analytics, reports and notifications to empower industrial operations with clear insights for more effective decision-making. Michael shares the top three things companies should do today to leverage advanced technology to achieve smart manufacturing success.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

ManufacturingMike ,

Great Source

Good selection of guests with different manufacturing perspectives.

oliviabaker13 ,

A valuable resource!

If you’re looking for insights on ever-evolving manufacturing landscape or looking for practical tips to improve your processes - subscribe now! This podcast is a valuable resource to add to your arsenal to continue to level up your business and stay up to date on the latest innovation and trends. Keep up the great work, Bruce! 🙌

dmholcomb ,

Great Show

I enjoyed the discussion you had about the transformation of the auto industry to electric vehicles. It’s such an important topic for our planet. Looking forward to listening to you more.

The company I work for recently got into the podcast space. If you have the time, check out “The Right Direction Podcast” from Compass Precision!

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