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Since 2008, veteran reporter Michelle Segrest has been touring manufacturing facilities worldwide and reporting about them for major industry trade publications. As she continues to experience the most remarkable innovations and highly sophisticated robotics and automation in action, she discusses the evolution of modern manufacturing with industry champions and manufacturing giants.

Whether it’s top-brand, big-budget manufacturing with complex machines communicating with other machines, or simple tried-and-true, old-school, low-budget manufacturing, there is always something to be learned Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michelle-segrest/support

Factory of the Future - Evolution of Modern Manufacturing Michelle Segrest

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Since 2008, veteran reporter Michelle Segrest has been touring manufacturing facilities worldwide and reporting about them for major industry trade publications. As she continues to experience the most remarkable innovations and highly sophisticated robotics and automation in action, she discusses the evolution of modern manufacturing with industry champions and manufacturing giants.

Whether it’s top-brand, big-budget manufacturing with complex machines communicating with other machines, or simple tried-and-true, old-school, low-budget manufacturing, there is always something to be learned Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michelle-segrest/support

    21. Next Generation of Manufacturing Software (Sunny Han, Fulcrum)

    21. Next Generation of Manufacturing Software (Sunny Han, Fulcrum)

    In 1989, 34% of all software was manufacturing operating systems (ERPs). Large, clunky systems were cobbled together for giant vertically integrated manufacturers. Since then, technology has advanced, a global supply chain has emerged, production has gotten faster, more products, more personalization, and faster innovation,have all been made possible by big brands focusing on design, allowing a nimble network of skilled shops to do the heavy lifting. The only thing that hasn't changed is the software they operate on.

    Sunny Han estimates that as many as 12 million American manufacturers use outdated software.

    Fulcrum Website: https://fulcrumpro.com/
    Twitter: sunnythehan 
    Business Social Media Handles: https://fulcrumpro.com/manufacturing-news

    Michelle Segrest has created and branded editorial content for the processing industries since 2008. No other reporter in the processing industries has seen manufacturing as up-close-and-personal as Michelle Segrest. She has toured manufacturing facilities in more than 75 cities, in 12 countries, and on three continents. She has covered more than 150 industry events worldwide and has been the keynote speaker at three national conferences. Contact her at michelle@navigatecontent.com

    She is the author of the 3-volume book series “Modern Manufacturing” which features more than 30 real-world stories of industry champions and how they are using big data and innovative processes to build the factory of the future.

    Resources and Links:

    Factory of the Future Podcast

    Manufacturing Trends

    Build the Factory of the Future

    Bionics Drive Factory Automation

    The Future of IIoT

    Augmented Reality

    Robotics

    Modern Manufacturing Book Series

    If you have interesting information to share and want to contact Michelle about being a guest on a future episode of this Podcast, send her an email at michelle@navigatecontent.com.

    Music: Powerwalkin’ by Future Joust www.epidemicsound.com

    Some of these links may be affiliate links. This means that if you click a link and place an order, I may make a small commission at absolutely no extra cost to you! I appreciate your support and hope you find value in this content.


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    • 43 min
    20. Innovative & Sustainable Manufacturing (Frantisek Riha-Scott, Confitex)

    20. Innovative & Sustainable Manufacturing (Frantisek Riha-Scott, Confitex)

    In this episode, Frantisek Riha-Scott dispels some of the myths about manufacturing in China and explains how he blends innovation, sustainability, and creativity with meticulous construction techniques to exact quality control at Confitex's state-of-the-art factory.

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    LinkedIn Business

    Michelle Segrest has created and branded editorial content for the processing industries since 2008. No other reporter in the processing industries has seen manufacturing as up-close-and-personal as Michelle Segrest. She has toured manufacturing facilities in more than 75 cities, in 12 countries, and on three continents. She has covered more than 150 industry events worldwide and has been the keynote speaker at three national conferences. Contact her at michelle@navigatecontent.com

    She is the author of the 3-volume book series “Modern Manufacturing” which features more than 30 real-world stories of industry champions and how they are using big data and innovative processes to build the factory of the future.

    Resources and Links:

    Factory of the Future Podcast

    Manufacturing Trends

    Build the Factory of the Future

    Bionics Drive Factory Automation

    The Future of IIoT

    Augmented Reality

    Robotics

    Modern Manufacturing Book Series

    If you have interesting information to share and want to contact Michelle about being a guest on a future episode of this Podcast, send her an email at michelle@navigatecontent.com.

    Music: Powerwalkin’ by Future Joust www.epidemicsound.com

    Some of these links may be affiliate links. This means that if you click a link and place an order, I may make a small commission at absolutely no extra cost to you! I appreciate your support and hope you find value in this content.


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    • 26 min
    19. Crisis Management for Manufacturers (Jesse Kauffman)

    19. Crisis Management for Manufacturers (Jesse Kauffman)

    With the challenges we've all faced in 2020 and beyond, it's clear that ALL businesses need the same capabilities and preparedness that Global Corporations have been utilizing for years. Risk management and crisis management are already on the minds of large companies, but small companies need to be prepared as well. They need to be self-sufficient so they, too can thrive in the face of the unexpected.

    Everyday Business Resilience

    Jess Kauffman Linkedin

    Facebook

    Twitter - @jesse_kauffman

    LinkedIn Business

    Facebook - @EveryDayBusinessResilience

    Twitter - @EBRG_Evansville

    Michelle Segrest has created and branded editorial content for the processing industries since 2008. No other reporter in the processing industries has seen manufacturing as up-close-and-personal as Michelle Segrest. She has toured manufacturing facilities in more than 75 cities, in 12 countries, and on three continents. She has covered more than 150 industry events worldwide and has been the keynote speaker at three national conferences. Contact her at michelle@navigatecontent.com

    She is the author of the 3-volume book series “Modern Manufacturing” which features more than 30 real-world stories of industry champions and how they are using big data and innovative processes to build the factory of the future.

    Resources and Links:

    Factory of the Future Podcast

    Manufacturing Trends

    Build the Factory of the Future

    Bionics Drive Factory Automation

    The Future of IIoT

    Augmented Reality

    Robotics

    Modern Manufacturing Book Series

    If you have interesting information to share and want to contact Michelle about being a guest on a future episode of this Podcast, send her an email at michelle@navigatecontent.com.

    Music: Powerwalkin’ by Future Joust www.epidemicsound.com

    Some of these links may be affiliate links. This means that if you click a link and place an order, I may make a small commission at absolutely no extra cost to you! I appreciate your support and hope you find value in this content.


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    • 42 min
    18. Moneyball Approach to Manufacturing (Andrew Johnson, ShelfAware)

    18. Moneyball Approach to Manufacturing (Andrew Johnson, ShelfAware)

    Andrew Johnson is founder and CEO of ShelfAware. Many of you may be familiar with the best selling book by Michael Lewis called “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game.” It was also made into an Oscar-nominated movie starring Brad Pitt.  It’s the story of how a major league baseball team found a way to win with the smallest budget in the major leagues. Oakland A’s General Manager Billy Beane puts together a baseball team on a budget by employing computer-generated analytics and analysis to draft his players. In this episode, we discuss how this Moneyball approach can be applied to the future of manufacturing

    ShelfAware LLC 

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    Andrew Johnson LinkedIn

    ShelfAware LinkedIn

    Michelle Segrest has created and branded editorial content for the processing industries since 2008. No other reporter in the processing industries has seen manufacturing as up-close-and-personal as Michelle Segrest. She has toured manufacturing facilities in more than 75 cities, in 12 countries, and on three continents. She has covered more than 150 industry events worldwide and has been the keynote speaker at three national conferences. Contact her at michelle@navigatecontent.com

    She is the author of the 3-volume book series “Modern Manufacturing” which features more than 30 real-world stories of industry champions and how they are using big data and innovative processes to build the factory of the future.

    Resources and Links:

    Factory of the Future Podcast

    Manufacturing Trends

    Build the Factory of the Future

    Bionics Drive Factory Automation

    The Future of IIoT

    Augmented Reality

    Robotics

    Modern Manufacturing Book Series

    If you have interesting information to share and want to contact Michelle about being a guest on a future episode of this Podcast, send her an email at michelle@navigatecontent.com.

    Music: Powerwalkin’ by Future Joust www.epidemicsound.com

    Some of these links may be affiliate links. This means that if you click a link and place an order, I may make a small commission at absolutely no extra cost to you! I appreciate your support and hope you find value in this content.


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    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michelle-segrest/support

    • 48 min
    17. Training for the Future of Manufacturing (Bob Jennings and Mike Mancini, Hydro University)

    17. Training for the Future of Manufacturing (Bob Jennings and Mike Mancini, Hydro University)

    Welcome to the Factory of the Future podcast, hosted by Michelle Segrest!

    Industry experts Bob Jennings and Mike Mancini are here to tell us about Hydro University and the role training plays in building the factory of the future!

    Hydro University

    Pump Fundamentals

    Wednesday Webinar launching in September

    ·  25% off Pump Fundamentals (link above) Promo Code: FACTORYFUTURE

    ·  Bob’s Upcoming Webinar: Inspection Guidelines, August 4 & 5

    ·  Mike’s Upcoming Webinar: Pump Fundamentals, September 15 & 16

    ·  Immediate upcoming webinar: Shaft Alignment, July 28 & 29

    Michelle Segrest has created and branded editorial content for the processing industries since 2008. No other reporter in the processing industries has seen manufacturing as up-close-and-personal as Michelle Segrest. She has toured manufacturing facilities in more than 75 cities, in 12 countries, and on three continents. She has covered more than 150 industry events worldwide and has been the keynote speaker at three national conferences. Contact her at michelle@navigatecontent.com

    She is the author of the 3-volume book series “Modern Manufacturing” which features more than 30 real-world stories of industry champions and how they are using big data and innovative processes to build the factory of the future.

    Resources and Links:

    Factory of the Future Podcast

    Manufacturing Trends

    How Hydro Set the New Pump Testing Standard

    Pump Aftermarket – Equipment Repair & Refurbishment

    Build the Factory of the Future

    Bionics Drive Factory Automation

    The Future of IIoT

    Augmented Reality

    Robotics

    Modern Manufacturing Book Series

    If you have interesting information to share and want to contact Michelle about being a guest on a future episode of this Podcast, send her an email at michelle@navigatecontent.com.

    Music: Powerwalkin’ by Future Joust www.epidemicsound.com


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    • 48 min
    16. Revolution of Manufacturing Efficiency (Andrea Dallan)

    16. Revolution of Manufacturing Efficiency (Andrea Dallan)

    Andrea Dallan is an engineer, an entrepreneur and CEO of Dallan Spa, an Italian family business that has been producing systems for the processing of thin sheet metal since 1978, with 160 employees that include engineers, technicians and operations. He is the author of two books “The Revolution of Efficiency” (2020) and “Think Thin” (coming summer 2021). Andrea’s book analyzes the efficiency of processes with four distinct ingredients: Automation, Productivity, Flexibility and Sustainability.

    Michelle Segrest has created and branded editorial content for the processing industries since 2008. No other reporter in the processing industries has seen manufacturing as up-close-and-personal as Michelle Segrest. She has toured manufacturing facilities in more than 75 cities, in 12 countries, and on three continents. She has covered more than 150 industry events worldwide and has been the keynote speaker at three national conferences.

    Michelle Segrest has created and branded editorial content for the processing industries since 2008. No other reporter in the processing industries has seen manufacturing as up-close-and-personal as Michelle Segrest. She has toured manufacturing facilities in more than 75 cities, in 12 countries, and on three continents. She has covered more than 150 industry events worldwide and has been the keynote speaker at three national conferences. Contact her at michelle@navigatecontent.com

    She is the author of the 3-volume book series “Modern Manufacturing” which features more than 30 real-world stories of industry champions and how they are using big data and innovative processes to build the factory of the future.

    Resources and Links:

    Factory of the Future Podcast

    Manufacturing Trends

    Build the Factory of the Future

    Bionics Drive Factory Automation

    The Future of IIoT

    Augmented Reality

    Modern Manufacturing Book Series

    If you have interesting information to share and want to contact Michelle about being a guest on a future episode of this Podcast, send her an email at michelle@navigatecontent.com.

    Music: Powerwalkin’ by Future Joust www.epidemicsound.com


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    • 39 min

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