Episode 15 | August 24, 2022

Manufacturing Tech that Wins No Matter What

Masatoshi Fukatsu | Senior Cost Engineer, Formerly of Siemens & Nissan

A digital solution won’t be very effective if the ROI it promises occurs only years in the future, and only after your team has given up established processes and technologies they find useful and familiar. This is especially true in Japan, where manufacturers hold on to legacy systems. To win, any new solution must work immediately and seamlessly with current technology.

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Episode 14 | August 17, 2022

Is Additive for Everyone?

Robert Turck | Former Project Engineer, Fast Radius

The promises of additive manufacturing include customization, weight reduction, and the benefit of bringing offshore production back in house. But what about the cost? How can you decide if additive is really for you? Robert Turck explains.

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Episode 14 | August 10, 2022

Smart Products and the Supply Chain of Tomorrow

Rob Lidster | former Chief Procurement Officer, GE Appliances

How can manufactures cope with supply chain shortages and deliver the smart products their consumers are asking for? And what sort of smart consumer appliances will CPOs need to support in the future? Rob Lidster, Chief Procurement Officer of GE Appliances, gives us the answers.

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Episode 13 | August 3, 2022

How to Renegotiate Costs with Suppliers

Daniel Chacon | Cost Engineer, formerly of Solar Turbines

When it comes to costs and your supply chain, why get into difficult conversations with your suppliers when there's no way to win? That sort of mindset is why manufactures leave money on the table. Until now. Cost Engineer Daniel Chacon shares how to always win supplier negotiations by going in with a growth mindset, a well-rounded team, and a list of can’t-argue-with facts.

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