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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This broadcast was recorded LIVE from MODEX.

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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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This broadcast was recorded LIVE from MODEX.

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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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This broadcast was recorded LIVE from MODEX.

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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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This broadcast was recorded LIVE from MODEX.

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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.

SeegridThis broadcast was made possible by SEEGRID, the global leader in Vision-Guided Flexible AGVS and Robotic Industrial Trucks.

This broadcast was recorded LIVE from MODEX.

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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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Jason Moss: You Have the Power to Support Local Manufacturing

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Today we had a great conversation with an individual who has a unique perspective on the ability of consumers to influence their local manufacturers. Joining photo-17-1us in the Dreamland Studio was Jason Moss, Founder of NetworkingMFG.com. NetworkingMFG.com is a networking group for manufacturers located in the North Georgia area. Through their membership, manufacturers are able to leverage opportunities to meet and make strategic contacts that assist them in growing their businesses.

Today we focused on the brand new Georgia Manufacturing Expo taking place June 8th, 2013 in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Open to the public, this two day expo will highlight consumer goods produced in Georgia. With a variety of public speakers, free giveaways, and highlighting hundreds of great products made in Georgia this is sure to be a fun and educational event.

SHOW NOTES AND HIGHLIGHTS:

  1. We learn about Jason and why he started NetworkingMFG.com.
  2. Why the Georgia Manufacturing Expo?
  3. How come manufacturing doesn’t have more networking?
  4. We learn about some interesting products made right here in Georgia.
  5. How can networking help manufacturers?
  6. Why should consumers care about buying local?
  7. Learn the where, why and when of the upcoming Georgia Manufacturing Expo.
  8. Find out how you can learn more about products made in Georgia.
  9. Click to learn more about NetworkingMFG.com.

We really had a great time getting to know Jason and learn all about how he is helping Georgia Manufacturing. Listening to him talk really puts your consumer habits into a new perspective. We look forward to the launch of Jason’s new website BuyfromGeorgia.com which will launch along side the Georgia Manufacturing Expo on June 8th, 2013.

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Werner Bieri of Buhler Yarns: Innovation where you least expect it

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Werner BieriA pleasure to welcome Werner Bieri to the show! Mr. Bieri is the president and CEO of Buhler Quality Yarns.

Today’s show brought to you by the Georgia Association of Manufacturers!

Discussion topics for the show:

1. Buhler’s market has included weaving industry in home furnishing such as sheeting and towels, to the fashion industry.

2. Buhler is half export and half domestic in terms of the markets it serves.

3. Werner talks about the manufacturing shift from home furnishings to high fashion, and how their organization had to shift process and culture to adopt to new markets.

4. We also discussed how that transition impacted the sales and marketing process.

Buhler Quality Yarns5. In the production of yarn, you wouldn’t think you could be innovative. And you would be wrong.

6. Buhler has one supplier, and we discuss how to mitigate the risk from having just one source of critical raw material.

7. Finally, we discuss why an organization like Buhler belongs to an association like the Georgia Association of Manufacturers.

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James DeSmet and Christian Taber of Big Ass Fans: Keeping it Cool While Saving Energy

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Today we had the pleasure of speaking with two individuals that are helping keep America’s work force taborcomfortable. We welcomed to the show James DeSmet and Christian Taber, Director of Engineering and Operations Senior Applications Engineer (respectively) of Big Ass Fans. Big Ass Fans manufactures large fans for both commercial and residential situations providing the latest offerings in thermal comfort. As we learned during today’s conversation, these are not your standard fans and the technology and research that goes into developing these products is simply fascinating.

SHOW NOTES AND HIGHLIGHTS:

  1. We learn about both James and Christian’s backgrounds and what led them to Big Ass Fans.
  2. The ideal commercial applications of using Fans versus Air Conditioning.
  3. Can fans help with heating also?
  4. How can fans be used in conjunction with a forced air system to provide cost savings?
  5. We dig into the research and technology that goes into designing these fans.
  6. Can a fan be both highly efficient and aesthetically pleasing?
  7. We dicuss lighting and additional fan options.
  8. Big Ass Fans is about to hit a major organizational milestone. Listen to find out about it!
  9. Fans with Misting Systems, when and why these are useful.
  10. Company culture and why Big Ass Fans has got it figured out.

This was a fun and informative interview with a unique manufacturer. Listen to hear about their reusable pallets and the fun story about how they are being used. This is a great company that shared some really interesting knowledge with us.

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