Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast

Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast offers news and information for the people who make, store and move things and those who manage and maintain the facilities where that work gets done. Manufacturers from chemical producers to automakers to machine shops can listen for critical insights into the technologies, economic conditions and best practices that can influence how to best run facilities to reach operational excellence. Contributing to the podcast are 14 seasoned manufacturing journalists from Endeavor Business Media’s Manufacturing Group.

 

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Planned Maintenance

Podcast: How to make time for planned maintenance while keeping production running

March 2, 2024
In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, author and YouTuber Joe Kuhn says don’t wait to start PMs. There is no better time than right now.
Workforce Development

Podcast: Helping veterans transition from the military to manufacturing

Feb. 29, 2024
In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, Bill Leahy and Paul Lavoie discuss Unturning Steel and their efforts to build the skilled labor pipeline.
Industrial Automation

Podcast: Making automation accessible to small- and medium-sized manufacturers

Feb. 27, 2024
In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, Etienne Lacroix from Vention explains DIY automation and how it can benefit smaller manufacturing companies.
Digitalization

Podcast: Manufacturers are abandoning analog and embracing digitalization to stay competitive and secure

Feb. 24, 2024
In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, Christina Hoefer from Forescout explores risk management in an industry of mixed digital and analog environments.
Changing Workforce

Podcast: Why manufacturers should embrace diversity to solve the skilled labor shortage

Feb. 24, 2024
In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, workforce experts share their perspectives on how DEI hiring can improve the manufacturing industry.
Lean Six Sigma

Podcast: 4 ways Six Sigma can improve your supply chain

Feb. 20, 2024
In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, learn how Six Sigma methodology can optimize your logistics operations.
Supply Chain Management

Podcast: How are logistics companies helping plants calculate the carbon cost of their operations?

Feb. 17, 2024
In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, Jason Manganaro from SPARX Logistics, explains how he helps customers comply with ESG regulations.
Supply Chain Management

Podcast: Has the post-COVID global supply chain become more reliable or less?

Feb. 15, 2024
In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, Jason Manganaro from SPARX Logistics, investigates the new normal of industrial supply chains.
Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast

Podcast: Why entering contests is good for plant morale and productivity

Feb. 14, 2024
In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, IndustryWeek Best Plants Award winners and judges share their thoughts on the benefits of entering contests, aside ...
Leadership Skills

Podcast: Social media best practices for manufacturing executives

Feb. 14, 2024
In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, Alexandria Trusov examines the behavior of manufacturing leaders in the age of social media.
Industrial Safety

Podcast: Why ill-fitting PPE is a safety hazard for women in industry

Feb. 8, 2024
In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, Anna Smith explores why the industry is changing from the tradition “shrink it and pink it” concept for safety gear...
Technology

Podcast: Technology trends impacting the manufacturing industry in 2024

Feb. 7, 2024
In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, Laura Davis examines the trends you can expect for the year, what that might look like, and how you can use them.
Workforce Development

Podcast: Who owns reliability at a plant?

Feb. 3, 2024
In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, author and YouTuber Joe Kuhn explores the role advisors and deciders play in reliability ownership.
Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast

Podcast: 4 reasons why you can’t miss the 2024 Leading Reliability Conference

Feb. 1, 2024
In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, experts from the Leading Reliability Conference offer a preview of this year’s event.
Industrial Cybersecurity

Podcast: How manufacturers are preparing for cyber incidents and new SEC rules

Jan. 31, 2024
In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, Dennis Scimeca discusses what manufacturers can do to protect themselves against cyberattacks.
Supply Chain Management

Podcast: The state of supply chains – What to expect in 2024

Jan. 29, 2024
In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, editors from across Endeavor Business Media share their thoughts on the status of global supply chains.
Industrial Safety

Podcast: Keeping your workers safe in 2024

Jan. 25, 2024
In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, the EHS Today editorial team discusses the issues that will be impacting safety professionals in 2024.
Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast

Podcast: Words matter – Understanding the importance of foundries and machine shops

Jan. 23, 2024
In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, Robert Brooks explores how misunderstanding is affecting the foundry and the metal casting industry.
Workforce Development

Podcast: Maintenance and reliability skill sets – What are the table stakes in 2024?

Jan. 18, 2024
In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, Luke Clark from HECO Apollo explores the skills necessary for plant professionals to effectively do their jobs.
Technology

Podcast: The future of electric vehicles – What to expect in 2024

Jan. 16, 2024
In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, Kristin Dziczek and Stephanie Valdez share their insight into the current state of EV manufacturing and where the industry...
Technology

Podcast: Exciting equipment trends you need to know

Jan. 13, 2024
In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, Laura Davis explores resources to help you make the right product decision.
Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast

Podcast: Introducing Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast

Jan. 11, 2024
Editors from Endeavor Business Media’s Manufacturing Group share their expectations for the new podcast series.
Technology

Podcast: How to prevent EV charger infrastructure downtime

Jan. 4, 2024
In this episode of The Tool Belt, Rue Phillips, co-founder and president of SkillFusion, shares his mission of finding skilled workers for the electric vehicle industry.
Compressed Air Systems

Podcast: Don’t let compressed air problems cost your facility energy and productivity

Dec. 20, 2023
In this episode of The Tool Belt, Ron Marshall, founder of Marshall Compressed Air Consulting, offers insight on how to overcome compressed air hurdles.
Artificial Intelligence

Podcast: The key to successful AI application

Dec. 14, 2023
In this episode of The Tool Belt, Michael DeMaria says for asset managers, it is crucial that AI-enabled diagnostic software is pre-trained on machine faults.
Workforce Development

Podcast: Moving beyond wrench time — How to improve productivity with fewer workers

Dec. 7, 2023
In this episode of Ask a Plant Manager, Joe Kuhn says rather than focus on a specific wrench time goal or number, use it to improve your specific plant.
Maintenance

Podcast: The future of SMRP — Upgrading the skill sets of maintenance and reliability professionals

Dec. 4, 2023
In this episode of The Tool Belt, Rick Baldrige, CMRP, CAMA, discusses SMRP’s commitment to education and its comprehensive, integrated approach to training.
Machinery Lubrication

Podcast: Making the most of your oil analysis data

Nov. 16, 2023
In this episode of The Tool Belt, Jim Fitch and Paul Hiller from ICML discuss why machinery lubrication is such an import part of your maintenance and reliability strategy.
Workforce Development

Podcast: How to cut waste from your reliability and maintenance program

Nov. 13, 2023
In this episode of Ask a Plant Manager, Joe Kuhn, author and YouTuber, offers advice on how to cut the budget by 10%.
Industrial Automation

Podcast: Why your plant should partner with a system integrator

Nov. 3, 2023
In this episode of The Tool Belt, Karen Griffin from Hargrove Controls and Automation discusses the importance of system integrators, and how automation technologies are changing...