34 episodes

Augmented reveals the stories behind the new era of industrial operations, where technology will restore the agility of frontline workers. Technology is changing rapidly. What’s next in the digital factory? Who is leading the change? What are the key skills to learn? How to stay up to date on manufacturing and industry 4.0? Augmented is a top 2% podcast for industry leaders hosted by futurist Trond Arne Undheim, presented by Tulip.co, the frontline operations platform, and associated with MFG.works, the open learning community launched at the World Economic Forum. Each episode dives deep into a contemporary topic of concern across the industry and airs at 9 am US Eastern Time every Wednesday.

Augmented podcast - upskilling the workforce for industry 4.0 frontline operations Trond Arne Undheim, Tulip.co & MFG.works

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Augmented reveals the stories behind the new era of industrial operations, where technology will restore the agility of frontline workers. Technology is changing rapidly. What’s next in the digital factory? Who is leading the change? What are the key skills to learn? How to stay up to date on manufacturing and industry 4.0? Augmented is a top 2% podcast for industry leaders hosted by futurist Trond Arne Undheim, presented by Tulip.co, the frontline operations platform, and associated with MFG.works, the open learning community launched at the World Economic Forum. Each episode dives deep into a contemporary topic of concern across the industry and airs at 9 am US Eastern Time every Wednesday.

    Sustainable Manufacturing at Scale

    Sustainable Manufacturing at Scale

    Augmented reveals the stories behind the new era of industrial operations, where technology will restore the agility of frontline workers. 
    In episode 33 of the podcast, the topic is: Sustainable Manufacturing at Scale. Our guest is Scott N. Miller, Managing Director, Dragon Ventures.
    In this conversation, we talk about his early experience building Roomba robot vacuum cleaner at iRobot, contract manufacturing challenges for startups, global hardware ecosystems, investing in hardware and industrial innovation, manufacturing strategy, the New Product Introduction (NPI) process, how to navigate the journey from prototype through high volume manufacturing including Shenzhen business models for 10K units factory first runs.
    Augmented is a podcast for leaders, hosted by futurist Trond Arne Undheim (@trondau), presented by Tulip.co, the frontline operations platform, and associated with MFG.works, the manufacturing upskilling community launched at the World Economic Forum. Each episode dives deep into a contemporary topic of concern across the industry and airs at 9 am US Eastern Time every Wednesday. Augmented--the industry 4.0 podcast.

    After listening to this episode, check out Dragon Ventures as well as Scott N. Miller's social media profile: 
    Dragon Ventures: https://www.dragonventures.org/Scott N. Miller: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottnmiller/My takeaway is that startups are ill equipped to handle global contract manufacturing challenges. They are essentially being asked to take on complex supply chain and product development procedures that even large companies themselves struggle with. Yes, there is a way to navigate this terrain, and those who do, can pick up tremendous bounties and might just change the world.
    Thanks for listening. If you liked the show, subscribe at Augmentedpodcast.co or in your preferred podcast player, and rate us with five stars. If you liked this episode, you might also like episode 18, Transforming Foundational Industries, episode 23, Digital Manufacturing in the Cloud or episode 9, The Fourth Industrial Revolution post-COVID-19. 
    Augmented--industrial conversations that matter.

    • 40 min
    Productizing Quality

    Productizing Quality

    Augmented reveals the stories behind the new era of industrial operations, where technology will restore the agility of frontline workers. 
    In episode 8 of the podcast, the topic is: Productizing Quality. Our guest is Surbhi Krishna Singh, CEO & co-founder, Firevisor.
    In this conversation, we talk about How she once jumped over the boundary wall and escaped school, her engineering degree, working for Seagate and Micron and being an outlier-- a woman in engineering and manufacturing. We discuss productizing quality improvements in manufacturing and her startup, Firevisor.
    Augmented is a podcast for industry leaders and operators, hosted by futurist Trond Arne Undheim, presented by Tulip.co, the frontline operations platform, and associated with MFG.works, the industrial upskilling community launched at the World Economic Forum. Each episode dives deep into a contemporary topic of concern across the industry and airs at 9 am US Eastern Time every Wednesday. Augmented--the industry 4.0 podcast--industrial conversations that matter.

    After listening to this episode, check out Firevisor as well as Surbhi Krishna Singh's social media profiles:
    Firevisor: https://firevisor.com/Surbhi Krishna Singh (@SurbhiKrishna): https://www.linkedin.com/in/surbhi-krishna-singh-a7502718/Trond's takeaway (@trondau): "At the Augmented podcast, in tracing and anticipating the contours of the emerging future of industry 4.0, we try to have a special focus on diversity, for example on women in manufacturing, or on young trailblazers, or individuals that represent both, as in this case. We need all perspectives onboard if industry is going to transform in a positive way. Industry is, in many ways, the last bastion of resistance against several areas of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). I truly hope this is the last decade we need to describe industry this way. An issue so core to humankind such as manufacturing should be co-developed by all."
    Thanks for listening. If you liked the show, subscribe at Augmentedpodcast.co or in your preferred podcast player, and rate us with five stars. If you liked this episode, you might also other episodes featuring female trailblazers, and it's quite a list, such as episode **24, Emerging Interfaces for Human Augmentation, episode 32, Covering Industrial Innovation, episode 18, Transforming Foundational Industries, episode 16, A female fighter in a manufacturing SME, episode 7, Work of the Future, episode 3, Reimagine Training, or episode 2, How to Train Augmented Workers**. 
    Augmented--industrial conversations that matter.

    • 39 min
    Business Beyond Buzzwords

    Business Beyond Buzzwords

    Augmented reveals the stories behind the new era of industrial operations, where technology will restore the agility of frontline workers. 
    In episode 42 of the podcast, the topic is: Business Beyond Buzzwords. Our guest is Jeff Immelt, Venture Partner, NEA, former CEO of General Electric.
    In this conversation, we talk about Jeff Immelt's new book Hot Seat, running a top tier manufacturing business, industrial tech, the impact of globalization, plant innovation, workforce training, global supply chain, virtual cloud connected value streams and what it is possible to do today and what was very difficult even a few years ago with the myriad of non-integrated enterprise IT and ERP systems and other challenges. Lastly, we discuss how industry will evolve in this decade.

    After listening to this episode, check out NEA, GE, Jeff's book Hot Seat as well as Jeff Immelt's social media profile: 
    NEA (@nea): https://www.nea.com/GE (@generalelectric): https://www.ge.com/Hot Seat (book): https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Hot-Seat/Jeff-Immelt/9781982114718Jeff Immelt (@JeffImmelt): https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffimmelt/Trond's takeaway: Jeff Immelt's brave, honest, and wise book is unusually revealing and instructive. Jeff has shared not only how lonely it is at the top, but seemingly how few big choices and at times how many smaller choices you have at any given time. His struggles with industrial tech are near timeless. Nobody has all the answers in terms of getting organizational implementation of exponential tech right. Especially not if your organization is the size of GE. I was struck by the implication for leaders--be vulnerable or risk not only your own happiness but those of all your co-workers. Immelt's struggle was to digitize GE, a behemoth in transition. He chose to build an in-house capacity, at great cost, and with mixed results, but how many other options were there on the table? Hindsight is 2020. As Immelt points out, nowadays, low-code and no-code systems, such as Tulip, are about to transform frontline operations in ways we can only start to imagine. The promise is empowerment of workers and immense productivity gains from freeing up the human mind. Our challenges might, at times, seem or indeed be smaller in scale, but might feel equally overwhelming. Good to know then, that the folks at the top struggle as well. 
    Thanks for listening. If you liked the show, subscribe at Augmentedpodcast.co or in your preferred podcast player, and rate us with five stars. If you liked this episode, you might also like episode 21, The Future of Digital in Manufacturing with Çağlayan Arkan, VP of Manufacturing Industry at Microsoft, episode 32, Covering Industrial Innovation with Amy Feldman, Senior Editor, Forbes, or episode 27, Industry 4.0 Tools with Carl B. March, Director, Industry 4.0 at Stanley Black & Decker.
    Augmented--industrial conversations that matter.

    • 49 min
    Freedman's Factory: What is nocode?

    Freedman's Factory: What is nocode?

    In episode 22 of the podcast, the topic is: Freedman's Factory: What is nocode?. Our guest is Mark Freedman, Lean Practice Leader at Tulip for our new segment, Freedman's Factory, which you will always recognize within other Augmented episode because of especially groovy music. Freedman's Factory will take us deep into the shop floor philosophy of Kaizen, and with that, into the heart of manufacturing excellence
    In this conversation, which is the first episode of the new segment we have called Freedman's factory, which takes us deep into the shop floor philosophy of Kaizen. We introduced this new segment a month ago. In this episode of Freedman's Factory, we talked about Nocode in manufacturing. What is it? What existed before? What’s the difference it makes?

    After listening to this episode, check out Tulip's and Mark Freedman's profile on social media:
    Tulip (@tulipinterfaces): https://tulip.co/ Mark Freedman: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markjfreedman/My takeaway is that Nocode for industrial applications is something truly special. Building on what we have come to know from contemporary software applications that don't have a learning curve, industrial nocode attempts the same thing, but with software written for the physical world, which is immeasurably harder to do because production cannot go down and you don't get second chances. I learned from Mark Freedman, that Tulip's deeply humanistic approach to nocode is rooted in the shopfloor experience, in trying to reflect, but also question factory floor behavior. I am on a learning journey. I still want to understand more the discrete tasks and functions that digital nocode apps make flow so naturally--work instructions, machine monitoring and other things. As always, the depth in Freedman's message lies, it seems to me, in his insistence on experience before tools, understanding before action, and understanding people, and the reasons behind their current process, way before introducing any kind of technology as a tool to simplify their life.

    Thanks for listening. If you liked the show, subscribe at Augmentedpodcast.co or in your preferred podcast player, and rate us with five stars. If you liked this episode, you might also like episode 10, A Brief History of Manufacturing Software, episode 6, Human-Robot Interaction challenges, or episode 1, Automation to Augmentation - the podcast's vision to build a movement. Also, if you missed the introduction to Freedman's Factory, listen to episode 15: Freedman's Factory: Introduction. Augmented-upskilling the workforce for industry 4.0 frontline operations.

    • 43 min
    Digital Manufacturing in the Cloud

    Digital Manufacturing in the Cloud

    Augmented reveals the stories behind the new era of industrial operations, where technology will restore the agility of frontline workers. 
    In episode 23 of the podcast, the topic is: Digital Manufacturing in the Cloud. Our guest is Jon Hirschtick, Head of SaaS, Onshape and Atlas Platform, PTC.
    In this conversation, we talk about the story of SolidWorks, using agile methods, listening to the market, charting the evolution of CAD into SaaS, and its emerging and future iterations in the open source cloud and beyond.

    Augmented is a podcast for industry leaders and operators, hosted by futurist Trond Arne Undheim, presented by Tulip.co, the frontline operations platform, and associated with MFG.works, the industrial upskilling community launched at the World Economic Forum. Each episode dives deep into a contemporary topic of concern across the industry and airs at 9 am US Eastern Time every Wednesday. Augmented--the industry 4.0 podcast--industrial conversations that matter.
    After listening to this episode, check out PTC, Solidworks, as well as Jon Hirschtick's social media profiles:
    PTC (@ptc): https://www.ptc.com/enSolidworks (@solidworks): https://www.solidworks.com/ Jon Hirschtick (@jhirschtick): https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonhirschtick/Trond's takeaway (@trondau): "Digital manufacturing is moving to the cloud and that means a whole lot more than office software moving to the cloud. In fact, establishing a real-time digital thread, through next generation low-code and no-code systems, will reshape industry. The notion of factory production, distributed teams, product development, will all evolve significantly, and will enable personalization across industry and across any and eventually all of manufactured goods. The ramifications will be huge, but they won't automatically happen tomorrow, and the benefits will spread unevenly depending on who--be it corporations, nations, startups, or small- and medium enterprises--grabs the gauntlet first."
    Thanks for listening. If you liked the show, subscribe at Augmentedpodcast.co or in your preferred podcast player, and rate us with five stars. If you liked this episode, you might also like episode 43, Digitized Supply Chain, episode 24, Emerging Interfaces for Human Augmentation, or episode 21, The Future of Digital in Manufacturing.
    Augmented--industrial conversations that matter to everyone.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Digitized Supply Chain

    Digitized Supply Chain

    Augmented reveals the stories behind the new era of industrial operations, where technology will restore the agility of frontline workers. 
    In episode 43 of the podcast, the topic is: Digitized Supply Chain. Our guest is Arun Kumar Bhaskara-Baba, Head of Global Manufacturing IT, Johnson & Johnson.
    In this conversation, we talk about why J&J puts operators at the center of its strategy, the empowerment effect of frontline operations apps, the evolution of personalized production, and how supply chain becomes an integral part of product development.

    After listening to this episode, check out J&J as well as Arun Kumar Bhaskara-Baba's social medial profile:
     J&J (@JNJNews): https://www.jnj.com/ Arun Kumar Bhaskara-Baba: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bhaskarababa/Trond's takeaway: "Operators are the key to the next phase of industrial evolution, that which involves the deep digitalization of manufacturing, its supply chain, production capacity, personalization, and with that the reinvention of factory production itself."
    Thanks for listening. If you liked the show, subscribe at Augmentedpodcast.co or in your preferred podcast player, and rate us with five stars. If you liked this episode, you might also like episode 21, The Future of Digital in Manufacturing, episode 27, Industry 4.0 Tools or episode 10, A Brief History of Manufacturing Software
    Augmented--conversations on industrial tech.

    • 45 min

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