23 episodes

The Manufacturing Stream podcast focuses on manufacturing. With news, stories, and techniques that are affecting processes around the world. Phil and Eric bring their experience, insight, and knowledge to discuss all things manufacturing, manufacturing 4.0, lean, and digital transformation. From their days as hourly employees on the production floor at Autoliv, to their days years later leading and consulting for organizations around the world, they bring an unparalleled amount of knowledge not found on any other manufacturing podcast. "In our podcast, we want to teach manufacturing professionals how to navigate the constant stream of challenges that face transformation of factory processes and technology". 

The Manufacturing Stream Podcast Eric Whitley and Phil Anderson

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    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

The Manufacturing Stream podcast focuses on manufacturing. With news, stories, and techniques that are affecting processes around the world. Phil and Eric bring their experience, insight, and knowledge to discuss all things manufacturing, manufacturing 4.0, lean, and digital transformation. From their days as hourly employees on the production floor at Autoliv, to their days years later leading and consulting for organizations around the world, they bring an unparalleled amount of knowledge not found on any other manufacturing podcast. "In our podcast, we want to teach manufacturing professionals how to navigate the constant stream of challenges that face transformation of factory processes and technology". 

    What Is a Data Sandwich?

    What Is a Data Sandwich?

    In this episode of The Manufacturing Stream, Eric and Phil kick off 2024 with some exciting event announcements from L2L and a topic that’s never been more relevant to manufacturers: Uniting departments around a shared view of factory data. 
    If job-critical information is locked away in systems like ERP, MES, SCADA, and PLC, shop floor employees — and your plant — are operating with a serious (but fixable) handicap. 
    Enter the concept of a “Data Sandwich.” Eric and Phil explain what a Data Sandwich is, why it’s important for today’s shop floor operations, and how connected workforce technology fills the data “gap” that often separates frontline workers from essential information.  

    Listen to the whole episode to learn how connected workforce platforms like L2L unify systems on every level to generate a complete view of plant operations.


    Sign up for the Connected Worker Summit: https://www.l2l.com/cws24
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    l2l.com
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    • 27 min
    The Connected Workforce - Discussing the LNS IX Event With L2L VP of Marketing - Malcolm Faulds

    The Connected Workforce - Discussing the LNS IX Event With L2L VP of Marketing - Malcolm Faulds

    In this week’s episode, Malcolm Faulds, VP of Marketing at L2L (and Eric’s boss), sits down with Eric and Phil to share his learnings from LNS Research’s Industrial Transformation (IX) Event. From the emergence of digital manufacturing teams to navigating the manufacturing labor crisis, Malcolm discusses important highlights from the event as well as practical takeaways all manufacturers can use to help future-proof their plants. 
    Also covered in this episode is the role connected workforce platforms play in enhancing manufacturing worker experiences — and plant productivity overall. To learn more about the impact of connected work and IX, check out LNS’s new report, The Future of Industrial Work.


    l2l.com
    Youtube: @leading2lean





    l2l.com
    Youtube: @leading2lean

    • 34 min
    Bonus Episode: Alaska

    Bonus Episode: Alaska

    In this special bonus episode of The Manufacturing Stream (emphasis on Stream in this episode), Eric, Phil, and a special guest devote an entire episode to their experience fly fishing for Silver Coho salmon in Cordova, Alaska. Enjoy!
    l2l.com
    Youtube: @leading2lean


    l2l.com
    Youtube: @leading2lean

    • 42 min
    L2L's Roots Are In Improvement - Where Connected Workforce Software Began

    L2L's Roots Are In Improvement - Where Connected Workforce Software Began

    When we say “L2L was made for manufacturers, by manufacturers,” we mean it literally.
    L2L was born on the shop floors of our now-customer, Autoliv, where Eric, Phil, and this episode’s special guest Mark Jenkins put their heads together to figure out a better way to track operational availability (OA). That’s right — we’re taking you through a brief L2L history lesson! Learn how the Toyota Production System inspired the creation of Dispatch, L2L’s flagship module, and how the product evolved into today’s leading connected worker platform. 
    Ever since the early 2000s, the goal behind L2L has remained the same: to engage frontline workers in the pursuit of continuous improvement. Today, we’re using AI and machine learning (ML) to drive productivity and efficiency across the end-to-end production process — helping manufacturers get to the root of waste and unplanned downtime.
    See how connected worker solutions help you slash downtime: https://youtu.be/1gzv4Cnwvis


    l2l.com
    Youtube: @leading2lean


    l2l.com
    Youtube: @leading2lean

    • 45 min
    Owens Corning Digital TPM Journey

    Owens Corning Digital TPM Journey

    We’ve discussed the importance of digitizing Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) on this podcast. Now, we’re excited to share a real-world example of this digital TPM in action!
    In this special episode recorded for a Plant Services webcast, Mike Brewster of Owens Corning joins Eric Whitley to talk about Owens Corning’s transformation with L2L’s connected worker platform. Learn how Mike and team tackled their biggest maintenance challenges and built a culture around continuous improvement with L2L’s connected worker platform.
    To learn more about connected worker technology’s role in digital TPM, check out our FREE on-demand webinar: https://www.l2l.com/tpm-video 


    L2L.com
    YouTube: @leading2lean 


    l2l.com
    Youtube: @leading2lean

    • 55 min
    Discussing ERP Integration for the Connected Worker

    Discussing ERP Integration for the Connected Worker

    Software integration is a challenging but critical step in implementing new software. This is especially true when introducing connected worker platforms in your manufacturing facility.


    In this week’s episode, Justin Skaggs from Worthington Industries and L2L’s own Corey Olsen join Eric and Phil to discuss the importance of integrating connected worker platforms like L2L with ERP solutions. Using creativity to solve integration problems, customizing interfaces around the way people work, and the benefits of API-led integration are some of many topics they cover this week. If you’re about to purchase connected worker software, this episode is a must-listen!


    L2L makes integration simple. Here’s how: https://www.l2l.com/integration-erp


    L2L.com
    YouTube: @leading2lean 


    l2l.com
    Youtube: @leading2lean

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Mango $;;$@) Mango ,

Valuable podcast.

I’ve really enjoyed the all the episodes. Great stuff for those interested in the next era of Manufacturing!

Mfaulds ,

Informative and authoritative

These guys really know their stuff when it comes to manufacturing and digital transformation. They also know how to make a fun and addictive podcast!

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