Andrew Johnson is a supply chain innovator, speaker, and the CEO of ShelfAware. After being raised in and working for his family’s industrial business O-Ring Sales and Services, ShelfAware developed out of that company and now provides an RFID-powered solution that gives wireless traceability to a manufacturers’ inventory.
In this episode of Manufacturing Happy Hour, Andrew takes us behind the scenes to look at ShelfAware’s origin story. We hear how much he learned growing up in a family business and what led him to start ShelfAware.
Andrew explains how automation has been key to growing his business and why he uses the idea of “incremental innovation” to scale his company sustainably. We also hear the lessons he learned from the movie Moneyball and some top tips he has to share for other manufacturers.
In this episode, find out:
How growing up in a family business introduced Andrew to entrepreneurialism
The origin story of ShelfAware
Why automation can be a great way to boost your competitive advantage
How the movie Moneyball inspired him
What incremental innovation is and why it’s the best way forward
Why manufacturers should focus on developing young talent (even if they lack experience)