Over the last century, manufacturing has undergone many changes. And, now, the manufacturing industry is experiencing another revolution. Featuring conversations from the field, Shifting Gears highlights manufacturers, consultants, and industry experts from the modern world of manufacturing. Join us each quarter, as we share the latest news, trends, technology, and expert insights to help manufacturers thrive in today’s economy.
A Closer Look at the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
Episode 3 features FIBR Food Safety Council Lead Trainer Bill Huntley. Bill discusses the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), its impact on small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs), and the steps SMMs can take to ensure their compliance.
The Evolution of Apparel Manufacturing
Episode 2 features California Fashion Association President Ilse Metchek. Ilse discusses the current landscape of the apparel industry in California, the opportunities and challenges apparel manufacturers face, and the role technology has played in the industry. Ilse also covers regulatory and compliance changes, the impact of “fast” and “slow” fashion, and her predictions for the future of apparel in California.
Exploring the Macro and Micro Views on Aerospace & Defense
Episode 1 features Aerospace & Defense Forum Co-Founder & Executive Director Dr. Ivan Rosenberg and Patriot Industrial Partners Managing Director Alex Krutz. Ivan and Alex discuss today’s aerospace and defense ecosystem including current technology, trends, and cybersecurity considerations. Ivan and Alex also offer practical guidance to A&D organizations, covering topics such as strategic planning, company culture, and problem-solving.
Shifting Gears Season Seven Trailer
Season Seven of Shifting Gears deep-dives into a few of California’s biggest manufacturing industries: aerospace & defense, apparel, and food. Shifting Gears’ host Gregg Profozich is joined by subject matter experts to explore each of this season’s topics.
What Is NIST SP 800-171 All About?
Episode 3 features two CMTC Cyber Physical Security Services consultants: Ernie Edmonds and Buzz Thomas. Ernie and Buzz define NIST SP 800-171 and explain what it entails – its requirements, which companies need to follow its guidelines, and how an SMM can implement it.
The Current State of Employment & Competitiveness in California Manufacturing
Episode 2 features Beacon Economics Research Manager Taner Osman. Taner discusses the current state of California manufacturing, particularly in terms of employment and competitiveness. In addition, Taner covers the diversity of California’s various regions and industries, supply chain challenges facing California SMMs, and key elements SMMs should consider including in their manufacturing strategies.
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Learned so much- thank you to the CMTC host Gregg for a super informative interview packed with resources for any small manufacturer. As a California small manufacturer I found this a “must listen” - and am subscribed for more! Jessica