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Where The Manufacturer gives voice to the inspiring people in the manufacturing sector, in the UK and beyond.

The Manufacturer Podcast The Manufacturer

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Where The Manufacturer gives voice to the inspiring people in the manufacturing sector, in the UK and beyond.

    More Stamps on Her Passport than Michael Palin

    More Stamps on Her Passport than Michael Palin

    Hi listener, 

    This podcast comes a full week after our editorial team's trip back from Liverpool, following an epic Digital Manufacturing Week - they still haven't fully recovered. 

    We have snippets from a wonderful night at The Manufacturer MX Awards, where bottle manufacturers Encirc were crowned the 2022 winners of the Sustainable Manufacturing category. Hear what category judge Alison Beard-Gunter, of Thermo Fisher had to say following the announcement of the winners. 

    And in an interview from The Manufacturer Studio at Smart Factory Expo, Brian Riley, Digital Technical Lead at Ox Delivers, talks about the work his company are doing to develop clean transport eco-systems in developing countries. 

    Listen for all that and more. 

    • 23 min
    Opal Fruits

    Opal Fruits

    Alright listener? In the final episode of our series on Leadership, we hear some of the leaders of industry that will be appearing as keynote speakers at this year's Manufacturing Leaders' Summit and SME Growth Summit at Digital Manufacturing Week in Liverpool.

    Get a sneak preview of the discussion at these events, with insights from MLS speakers Natalie Watson, Group Head of Sustainability at Vita Group, Richard Lloyd, General Manager at Accolade Wines The Park and Professor Rab Scott, Director of Industrial Digitalisation at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)

    Also hear from Katrina Richie at Gripple – Director of People and Culture. She'll be kicking off SME Growth Summit on Wednesday 16th November.

    In addition to this, our editorial team test their memories of this series and our editor Joe pines after a brand of sweets that were phased out in 1998.

    There's all that and more in this episode. 

    • 28 min
    Miami Nice

    Miami Nice

    Hola listener. 

    In this episode of The Manufacturer Podcast, John Mills from the John Mills Institute of Prosperity chats with our editor Joe about last months pound plummet. Find out why a low pound isn't necessarily a bad thing for Britain's manufacturers. 

    And find out how our Multimedia Editor Tom fared as he swapped the pound for the dollar while out in Miami covering IFS Unleashed. He spoke with Christian Pedersen, Chief Product Officer at IFS, about some the trends he's seeing within the sector. 

    There's all that and more in today's episode. 

    • 28 min
    New Bins

    New Bins

    Hello listener - welcome to series 4, episode 4

    In this episode, we welcome our podcast sponsor Accenture. With Neil McTiffin, Industry and Transformation Lead Industry X – Accenture Managing Director, and Sarah Dana, Head of Information Software North Europe and META at Rockwell Automation, discuss what leadership looks like within the context of Industry X. You may remember from our previous series, Industry X is the integrated approach to digital transformation, which uses the combined power of data and digital to reimagine the engineering and manufacturing of products.

    Our editorial team also briefly run through some of the articles in the September edition of The Manufacturer Magazine. 

    There's all this and more in today's episode. 

    • 29 min
    Weeping Tiger Spicy Dragon

    Weeping Tiger Spicy Dragon

    Watcha listener! 

    In episode three of our Leadership Series, we speak to Brompton Bicycle CEO, Will Butler-Adams. He speaks of his time as a leader, the passion that he and the business share for making city living and travel more sustainable and the shake-up needed to promote the "unbelievably cool" careers in manufacturing. Much of this is mentioned in his recent book - The Brompton: Engineering for Change by Will Butler-Adams and Dan Davies (Profile Books)

    On a trip down to Poole, where the editorial team met three manufacturers, we get the thoughts of Jason Muller - Global Manufacturing Director at Lush. Lush has a completely manual manufacturing process to making its various products - Jason explains why in his interview.

    There's all that and more in this episode.

    • 29 min
    The Best Night of the Year by Far

    The Best Night of the Year by Far

    In this episode of The Manufacturer Podcast - A panel discussion of leaders, a European site visit and a new category at our TMMX Awards. 

    The John Mills Institute for Prosperity hosted a panel discussion to propose solutions to some of the issues within UK manufacturing.

    We travelled up to Sewtec Automation, which is a global automation specialist based up in Wakefield as the panel discussed whether now is the most opportune moment for a manufacturing revival in the UK. 

    Hear what the team made of their trip to Leuven, Belgium to see additive manufacturers Materialise and learn more about the wide range of 3D printed end applications. 

    And the TMMX Awards finalists were announced recently. Returning to this year's event is the Manufacturing in Action category which is chosen by the editorial team. Find out which manufacturers have made the cut following various site visits and interviews over the past year. 

    • 31 min

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LisaIsHereForIt ,

Must-listen show on all things manufacturing 🙌🏻

It’s obvious Tom, Lana & Joe put extraordinary effort into every single episode of The Manufacturer Podcast. But what makes this show a true standout is the quality of the guests, stories, and tactics. The team finds speakers that are innovators in manufacturing, and shares amazing insights. Don't miss it!

dmholcomb ,

Highly Recommend

Great show. I listened to the episode on trying to decrease the skills gap. That’s such an important topic. Thank you for covering it so thoroughly.

If you have the time and are interested, check out the CNC machining podcast I host — “The Right Direction Podcast” from Compass Precision.

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