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BONUS: Exploring the Characteristics of Smart Manufacturing Leaders, Live from the 2023 Smart Manufacturing Experience
Bonus Episode5th December 2023 • Manufacturing Happy Hour • Chris Luecke
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There’s no doubt that Smart Manufacturing has a plethora of benefits for manufacturing organizations. It can help speed up your processes, improve your product quality and reduce your costs.

But effective Smart Manufacturing adoption lies with the leader. That’s why host Chris Luecke asked seven industry leaders for their Smart Manufacturing tips and tricks on our latest bonus episode of Manufacturing Happy Hour, recorded at the Smart Manufacturing Experience at SOUTHTEC.

They discuss how leaders can cultivate a Smart Manufacturing mindset through their organization, why it’s OK to start with small changes and why factory floor teams should be involved in discussions before leaders make Smart Manufacturing decisions.

Plus, discover how you can leverage the benefits of Smart Manufacturing in four actionable steps.

Head to the previous episode for Part 1.

Guests in this episode include:

  • Jeff Winter – Sr. Director of Industry Strategy, Manufacturing, Hitachi Solutions America
  • Habib Quazi – Director of Innovation & Business Transformation, ExxonMobil
  • Rick Van Dyke – Sr. Director of Supply Chain Engineering, PepsiCo
  • Rick Bullotta – Founder of ThingWorx
  • Sanjeev Heda – Principal Industry Consultant, IoT Division, SAS
  • Sudarsan Rachuri – Federal Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Olivia Morales – Solutions Architect, CESMII




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