Behind the Ops reveals the stories behind the innovators on the frontlines of operations — the determined engineers, managers, and operators who are driving Digital Transformations in production facilities, on the shop floor, and in warehouses. In this podcast series powered by Tulip, hear guests discuss how their journey has led them to a career in operations, the challenges they face, and how they leverage innovative technologies to solve complex problems, optimize production, and scale.
Episode 11: Automation in Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing with JP Moniz from Cameco
In this episode, we’re joined by Jean-Paul Moniz, Technical Services Coordinator at Cameco Fuel Manufacturing. JP talks about his 20+ year career in industrial automation, how nuclear fuel is made, and the rise of open source software and interoperability in manufacturing solutions.
How It’s Made - Uranium Part 1
How It’s Made - Uranium Part 2
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Special Guest: Jean-Paul Moniz.
Episode 10: Pioneering the Digital Mindset with Sofiya Baran from Stanley Black & Decker
In this episode, we’re joined by Continuous Improvement Engineer Sofiya Baran from Stanley Black & Decker. Sofiya talks about how she fell in love with manufacturing despite never learning about it in her mechanical engineering classes, designing transportation carts and tabletops to improve operator safety and efficiency, and the unique challenges of manufacturing custom storage solutions. Now that Sofiya has implemented Tulip apps in the Detail Fabrication department to digitize job scheduling, she plans to expand her digital transformation efforts across all departments and is rethinking her earlier manual process improvement projects. Once you go paperless, you never go back!
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Special Guest: Sofiya Baran.
Episode 9: Meet the Awkward Engineer with Sam Feller from Tulip
In this episode, we’re joined by Sam Feller, Product Manager of the Edge team at Tulip. Sam talks about teaching an engineering course with popsicle sticks, designing the Amazon Dash Cart, and his current book recommendations. He’s an eclectic guy.
"Collegiate Level Popsicle Sticks"
Continuous Discovery Habits - Teresa Torres
Decisive - Chip Heath, Dan Heath
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Episode 8: Digitizing Quality and Compliance with Samir Patel & Justin Cook from Sequence Inc.
In this episode, we’re joined by Samir Patel and Justin Cook from Sequence Inc., a Tulip partner. Samir and Justin talk about how they fell into the Life Sciences manufacturing solutions industry working with some of the top pharmaceutical companies in the world. They discuss the unique challenges that come with quality, compliance, and safety that have held back digital transformation in Life Sciences industries.
Episode 7: Introducing your new host of Season 2: Kyle Oberholtzer
In this episode, Gio introduces Kyle Oberholtzer, the host of the second season of Behind the Ops, premiering March 24, 2022. Kyle joined the hardware team at Tulip 2 years ago and has recently transitioned to managing the Digital Factory, the demonstration shop floor at Tulip’s HQ. From Lincoln Logs to edge devices, Kyle has always been in love with building things and can’t wait to hear about all the cool things you’ve built too.
Episode 5: Extending the digital thread and optimizing last-mile delivery
In this episode, hear from Peter Hartnett, Manufacturing Engineer at Protolabs focusing on injection molding and the last-mile delivery of custom orders. Peter discusses how he extended Protolabs digital thread to the packing and shipping part of the production, the paper-based tracking they replaced, the tools they tried, navigating change, and the effective solutions that stuck.
Peter talks about how Tulip has enabled them to gain real-time visibility, better align with processes, and uncover insights to improve operations and reduce scrap. Gio and Peter discuss problem-solving, limiting the distance between the people experiencing the problem and those solving the problem, and the importance of solutions that enable rapid iterations.
Behind the Ops
Great, insightful interviews!