Vishaal Melwani and the Combatant Gentlemen: How vertical manufacturing will disrupt fashion

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Vishaal 2Joined on the show today by Vishaal Melwani, CEO, Creative Director, and Co-Founder of the Combatant Gentlemen.

[from the website:] Combat Gent is your go-to resource to look great, be smart and to get it done. Why spend your whole paycheck or your precious time shopping? We know you have better things to do.

Todd’s notes from today’s discussion:

1. “Ari Gold (of Entourage fame) was your inspiration?”
2. “And he’s now an investor???”
3. [The above was part of the discussion on the history of the brand name...]

Vishaal tie4. How a keen understanding of global sourcing is leading the growth opportunity for the business.

5. The impacts of lean manufacturing and vertical manufacturing make what they do (disrupting the fashion industry) possible?

6. “Are you the Uber of fasion?”
7. Wait until you hear what’s coming next from Vishaal!

8. How technology is making global business possible for small to medium-sized manufacturers, especially how it has impacted the supply chain.

9. Vishaal shares two CRITICAL lessons learned on building a global business.

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Sue Rice LIVE from MODEX!

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Who: Susan Rice
What: Product Manager, Pallet trucks and stackers
Where: Raymond
: Raymond Fork Lifts, Lift Trucks & Material Handling Solutions

Discussion topics:

1. What makes Raymond different? And how do you customize solutions for their customers?

2. And it isn’t just in customizing “solutions.” It is in customizing products!

3. Talk about the people behind the products. “We treat them the Raymond way…”

4. New products is one thing, but there is a big focus on making existing products better. How are they doing that?

5. “Customers want more automation.”

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This was recorded LIVE at MODEX!

Tom Carbott LIVE at MODEX!

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WHO: Tom Carbott
TITLE: Senior Vice President, Exhibitions
ORGANIZATION: MHI

MHI is the nation’s largest material handling, logistics and supply chain association. MHI offers education, networking and solution sourcing for members, their customers and the industry as a whole through programming and events.

Topics of discussion on today’s show:

1. We discuss the member profile and benefits of MHI.

2. Tom was also largely responsible for organizing and running MODEX, and we discuss the logistics of running an event like this.

3. Why would someone want to exhibit at MODEX? Networking, and learning about new solutions, to name just two.

4. How does one get the most out of their trade show spend?

5. “People have a time poverty problem…”

6. How does a member get the most out of its membership in MHI?

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Tom Lee LIVE from MODEX!

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WHO: Tom Lee
TITLE: President
ORGANIZATION: DMLogic

Tom Lee joins us on the show to speak on the trends in the warehousing space. We discuss some of the problems DMLogic helps solves for its customers, and what is really driving innovation in the market, and how do you get your customers to become less risk averse with new technologies. Is everything about making things faster and more efficient? How do you improve partnerships in this particular space?

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Seegrid’s Mitchell Weiss LIVE from MODEX!

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WHO: Mitchell Weiss
TITLE: Chief Operations Officer
ORGANIZATION: SEEGRID

Mitchell shares some of the issues and problems the market is dealing with, and then how Seegrid’s technology can help solve them, such as having an improved ability to forecast, as well as other impacts of providing real flexibility to distribution. Mitchell also dives deep into the applications of 3D technology, and how that impacts things like strategic planning. We also talk about the opportunities with driverless cars.

What makes technology cool, in Mitchell’s opinion, is something that make new things possible. Finally, we talk about mind-blowing goo, and what makes something like goo amazing…

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Randy Blaylock LIVE from MODEX!

WHO: Randy Blaylock
TITLE: National Sales Director and Material Handling Specialist
ORGANIZATION: Trilogiq

Randy gives us a 10,000′ overhead view of Trilogiq, and the types of problems they are solving for their customers, although safety and ergonomics seem to be the more prevalent issues. But we also talk about how they push the throughput! We talk about what is driving innovation in the material handling industry today. How do you get organizations to adopt new innovative technology, especially when something has appeared to work well for 20 years? Finally, Randy shares some insights on what’s coming next!

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Tom Andel LIVE from MODEX!

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WHO: Tom Andel
TITLE: Editor-In-Chief
ORGANIZATION: Material Handling + Logistics

Discussion topics:

1. Tom discusses his audience, which is anyone moving product from one end of the supply chain to the other.

2. We discuss the key innovations seen in the evolution in the industry over the years.

3. Is technology being adopted at a faster pace?

4. What exactly is driving both innovation and the utilization of new technology? Is it because it is end-user driven?

5. Is a career in supply-chain management popular again? Why is there sex appeal in the industry again?

6. How has process actually changed in the supply-chain? It isn’t just moving product, it is also about moving information.

7. What is the role of media in this industry space?

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Bob Trebilcock: LIVE from MODEX

WHO: Bob Trebilcock
TITLE: Executive Editor
ORGANIZATION: Modern Materials Handling

Bob walks us through the state of modern materials handling: what’s happening at MODEX, and critical trends in the supply train. We also discuss what is driving innovation in the market. Finally, we also discuss the role media plays in market education and awareness.

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Pat Lee and Manufacturing Day: Celebrating American Manufacturing

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Join the Manufacturing Revival Radio team along with Pat Lee, Director of Marketing for The Fabricators and Manufacturers Association and the Marketing Lead for Manufacturing Day, as we prepare for Manufacturing Day on October 4th, 2013. Manufacturing Day provides a day for American Manufacturers to celebrate the industry, companies, innovation, and most importantly the people who comprise American Manufacturing. In addition, it allows for Manufacturers to connect with their communities and educate them about how fascinating and critical manufacturing has become in the modern world.

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WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN:

  • Manufacturing Day is October 4 – Get in the game!
  • Why Manufacturing Day is an essential resource for students
  • Why Manufacturing Day is awesome publicity for manufacturers and public officials
  • Learn more about Manufacturing Day!

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Steven Kuehn: A Fresh Look into Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

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Selfportrait0209-1-1On today’s episode we are joined by Steven Kuehn, Editor in Chief of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Magazine, as we look into the fascinating world of pharmaceutical manufacturing. Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Magazine has been in existence for 10 years providing information to the leaders of the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry through both print and online mediums.

WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN:

  • Learn how Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) are changing the landscape of pharmaceutical manufacturing.
  • We discuss the differences from developing drugs and chemicals in a lab environment versus mass production on the plant floor.
  • Hear about the various risks affecting pharmaceutical manufacturers.
  • Learn more about Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Magazine.

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