17 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 5% 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 5% 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.

    Freedman's Factory: Introduction

    Freedman's Factory: Introduction

    Augmented reveals the stories behind the new era of industrial operations, where technology will restore the agility of frontline workers. 
    In episode 15 of the podcast, the topic is: Freedman's Factory: Introduction. Our guest is Mark Freedman, Lean Practice Leader at Tulip for our new segment, Freedman's Factory, which you will recognize because of our new segment specific music, with a cool, shopfloor vibe.
    In this conversation, we talk about Freedman's Factory. What is it? What do we hope to accomplish? We learn that Mark Freedman, whose job title is all about Lean--which has to do with eliminating waste and increasing productivity, is, in fact, all about Kaizen, which is somewhat more ambitiously Japanese and means change for the better, or in better English--continuous improvement, from Kai meaning change and Zen meaning peaceful, relaxed, and aware. We are aiming for all those things. In fact, we hope to probe deep into the manufacturing experience, learning from people who live it and breathe it. We also want to investigate what it means to explore Kaizen and Lean together with digitalization--and with the nocode approach. And, as Freedman says, with all change we have to respect the current state. In other words, before we start to change something, we have to take in what is and recognize why it is that way. If all of these things sound slightly philosophical, it is because they are. This is down-to-earth philosophy with a small p.

    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/Augmented is a podcast for leaders, hosted by futurist Trond Arne Undheim, presented by Tulip.co, the manufacturing app 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.
    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. Augmented--the industry 4.0 podcast.

    • 33 min
    Smart Manufacturing for All

    Smart Manufacturing for All

    Augmented reveals the stories behind the new era of industrial operations, where technology will restore the agility of frontline workers. 
    In episode 17 of the podcast, the topic is: Smart Manufacturing for All. Our guest is John Dyck, CEO at CESMII, the Smart Manufacturing Institute.

    After listening to this episode, check out CESMII as well as John Dyck's social profile:


    CESMII: (@CESMII_SM) https://www.cesmii.org/ John Dyck: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnsdyck/ In this conversation, we talked about  democratizing smart manufacturing, the history and ambition of CESMII (2016-), bridging the skills gap in small and medium enterprises which constitute 98% of manufacturing. We discuss how the integration of advanced sensors, data, platforms and controls to radically impact manufacturing performance. We then have the hard discussion of why the US is (arguably) a laggard? John shares the 7 characteristics of future-proofing (interoperability, openness, sustainability, security, etc.). We hear about two coming initiatives: Smart Manufacturing Executive Council & Smart Manufacturing Innovation Platform. We then turn to the future outlook over the next decade.
    My takeaway is that US manufacturing is a bit of a conundrum. How can it both be the driver of the international economy and a laggard in terms of productivity and innovation, all at the same time? Can it all be explained by scale--both scale in multinationals and scale in SMEs? Whatever the case may be, future proofing manufacturing, which CESMII is up to, seems like a great idea. The influx of smart manufacturing technologies will, over time, transform industry as a whole, but it will not happen automatically. 
    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 8 on Work of the Future, episode 5 on Plug-and-play Industrial Tech, or episode 9 on The Fourth Industrial Revolution post-COVID-19.  Augmented--the industry 4.0 podcast.

    • 46 min
    A female fighter in a manufacturing SME

    A female fighter in a manufacturing SME

    Augmented reveals the stories behind the new era of industrial operations, where technology will restore the agility of frontline workers. In episode 16, the topic is A female fighter in a manufacturing SME. Our guest is Lena Jaentsch, Business Development Specialist at HERMA Group, a German manufacture, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

    In this conversation, we talk about being a champion for new, efficient modes of production, bringing customers value, and also being a young woman in manufacturing. We discuss the challenges in today's manufacturing companies to explore new business models and stay on top of digitalization, yet keep a holistic view. Lena is an innovation manager, and calls herself "a strong but mostly single fighter in the SME space". We discuss the war for talent and why young people don't choose manufacturing. We also discuss the need for a global manufacturing community to exchange information, tools, solutions, and experiences--especially for women.

    After listening to this episode, check out Herma as well as Lena Jaentsch's social profile.
    Herma: https://www.herma.com/Lena Jaentsch: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lena-jaentsch-8b0278191/Trond's takeaway: "With people like Lena on board, the future of any business would seem bright. She has the kind of limitless energy that characterizes what everyone should aspire to in the workforce. Moreover, she has the guts to go explore new things, learn, adapt, and implement. I predict Lena will move fast up the ladder. In small companies, you don't need many shopfloor managers like that, but you do need some, otherwise you will be left behind."
    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 11 Empowering Workers to Innovate, episode 3 Reimagine Training, and episode 2, How to Train Augmented Workers.  

    Augmented--the industry 4.0 podcast.

    • 29 min
    Bottom up and Deep Digitization of Operations

    Bottom up and Deep Digitization of Operations

    Augmented reveals the stories behind the new era of industrial operations, where technology will restore the agility of frontline workers. 
    In episode 15 of the podcast, the topic is: Bottom up and Deep Digitization of Operations. Our guest is Dr. Damir Hrnjadovic, Managing Director, DMG MORI Digital GmbH
    In this conversation, we talk about How DMG MORI was able to digitize their operations in a matter of weeks, using Tulip software. Lean, nocode startups are transforming experiences for factory owners because its shopfloor solutions are so easy to implement. We discuss whether nocode actually means process engineers can become independent from the IT department. Damir confirms that DMG MORI power users are able to do that even though not every shopfloor operator will create a Tulip application. We discuss upskilling in the German Mittelstand of small-and medium size businesses and how Damir feels like a time traveler when he encounters paper based processes on the shop floor.
    After listening to this episode, check out DMG MORI as well as Dr. Damir Hrnjadovic's social profile.
    DMG MORI (@dmgmorieu): https://us.dmgmori.com/Dr. Damir Hrnjadovic (@DamirHrnjadovic): https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-damir-hrnjadovic-3ba0485b/My takeaway is that it's striking to hear about how Damir at times feels like a time traveler when encountering paper based operations at the shop floor, at other times, he can experience bottom up, deep digitalization in a matter of weeks. How can those to co-exist? Clearly shopfloor change is uneven at the moment, depending on whether you heard the right digital gospel and what the attitude of the IT department is to introducing changes that democratize IT.
    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 3 How to Train Augmented workers or episode 10 A Brief History of Manufacturing Software. Augmented--the industry 4.0 podcast.

    • 32 min
    Get Manufacturing Superpowers

    Get Manufacturing Superpowers

    Augmented reveals the stories behind the new era of industrial operations, where technology will restore the agility of frontline workers. 
    In episode 13 of the podcast, the topic is: Get Manufacturing Superpowers. Our guest is Dave Evans, CEO & co-founder, Fictiv.
    In this conversation, we talk about Building hardware, at the speed of software. How do you define manufacturing superpowers? Why are such superpowers possible and relevant now? We discuss specific industry 4.0 technologies, the emerging ecosystem of players in digital manufacturing, from e-Machine shop and 3D print platforms to manufacturing apps and manufacturing as a service. We discuss government engagement,? Buy America, trade wars, and where US positioning falls short, and we discuss the next decade.

    After listening to this episode, check out Fictiv as well as Dave Evans's social profile.
    Fictiv: https://www.fictiv.com/Dave Evans (@makrdave): https://www.linkedin.com/in/evansda11/My takeaway is that as exciting as the ecosystem of players in digital manufacturing is, we do need strong public sector policy to drive regulation which drives change so the superpowers Dave Evans talks about, including supply chain predictability, can get evenly distributed.
    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 5 on a Renaissance of Manufacturing or episode 7 on the Work of the Future. Augmented--the industry 4.0 podcast.

    • 34 min
    Enterprise Wide Quality of Manufacturing

    Enterprise Wide Quality of Manufacturing

    Augmented reveals the stories behind the new era of industrial operations, where technology will restore the agility of frontline workers. 
    In episode 12 of the podcast, the topic is: Enterprise Wide Quality of Manufacturing. Our guest is Joseph DeFeo, CEO, Juran.
    In this conversation, we talk about The history of Quality, its origins, the terms involved and the evolution of the field into Lean and Agile. We discuss persisting workforce challenges, emerging trends and best practices. We cover the Future outlook: What’s next? How to stay up to date?

    After listening to this episode, check out Juran as well as Guest's social profile.
    Juran (@Juran_Institute): https://www.juran.com/Joseph DeFeo: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joseph-defeo-76869ba/My takeaway is that Quality is a concept many instinctively would say they have a great handle on, but time and again, manufacturing consultants have uncovered through factory visits that they do not, whether they call it Quality, Agile or Lean. The processes that work are near timeless, but implementing them is unfortunately also a timeless task. Arguably, the productization of quality is coming and it will, like so many other things, also be tech enabled. 
    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 2, How to Train Augmented Workers or episode 9, The Fourth Industrial Revolution Post-COVID-19. 

    Augmented--the industry 4.0 podcast.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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52 Ratings

saver04 ,

Super Insightful

A great listen for anyone wants to catch up on all things Industry 4.0 , digital transformation and empowering the front line workers by building robust augmented tools.

wigglytuff123 ,

Insightful, a great listen

Been awaiting the launch of this podcast - it does not disappoint. Eager to hear the next episodes!

dave_farber_82 ,

Real perspectives on manufacturing and innovation

So much of the content out there on Industry 4.0 is corporate drivel. This podcast is not part of that mess.

The host does a great job finding guests who are doing super interesting stuff in manufacturing and operations, and is one of the rare interviewers these days who can actually, you know, let their guest talk.

I came for the episode on training, stayed for everything else. Great listen, subscribed.

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