Focused on digital transformation and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), this podcast features thought leaders from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa exploring the impact of cutting-edge technologies; workforce and talent issues; and business trends. This show will help you understand what is driving modern manufacturing and processing by discussing the latest innovations.
Episode 14: Demystifying Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
Dave Hughes, Business Development Director at PTC, joins host Mike Loughran to ask what exactly is product lifecycle management (PLM) and what can it do for your business? They discuss the need for a holistic approach to manufacturing that brings together people, processes and technology, and how PLM presents an opportunity to underpin this approach with a unified end-to-end digital thread.
Episode 13: How to Achieve Flexible Manufacturing
Rachel Wilson, Associate Director of Arup, and Matt Graves, Director of Kalypso, join host Mike Loughran to discuss the best route to flexible manufacturing. We all know that flexible manufacturing can help you keep up with changing demands and be ready for whatever tomorrow brings, but to reap the rewards of such change you need to engage your greatest asset – the hearts and minds of your people.
Episode 12: The Future of Supply Chain
Ian Stewart, President of Sonepar UK, the parent company of Routeco, joins Mark Bottomley, Rockwell Automation’s Regional Sales Director for North EMEA, and host Mike Loughran to discuss how recent events are shaping the future of supply chain throughout EMEA. 2020 will likely prove a pivotal year for many parts of manufacturing, but the impact of COVID-19 is but one aspect of broader change in supply chain operations.
Episode 11: Digitalisation in Russia
Dr Daniel Thorniley, President of DT-Global Business Consulting, and Gennady Bylov, General Director of Rockwell Automation Russia & CIS, join host Mike Loughran to discuss the current state of digitalisation in Russia. There is often the perception that Russia is lagging behind in digital transformation, but there’s a lot more to this story than might first appear.
Episode 10: Digital Transformation – Where to Next?
Andrzej Soldaty, President of the Board at the Future Industry Platform Foundation in Poland, asks has the new normal changed the face of digital transformation forever? He and host Mike Loughran look at what manufacturers could and should be doing to continue their journey towards modernisation. This includes data analytics, people power and reducing investment risk.
Episode 9: Digital Twin: Fact vs Fiction
Ian McGregor, Business Development Manager at Emulate3D, explains how digital twin technology has come forwards in leaps and bounds over recent years, and discusses the advantages this powerful approach can bring to your business. From operator training without the risks, through virtual commissioning anywhere in the world, and modelling scenarios without putting actual investments at risk.