Lean Digital Factory – A Blueprint

CHAPTER 1: The Setup Abstract Guided by factory needs, the LDF network provides direction & solutions for the digitalization journey of DI plants since 2016. By using own HW/SW products & solutions LDF has so far increased their productivity by low three digit MEUR and as recently shown even their resilience in times of a…

NetZero Acceleration, re-thinking Grid Management

Whether in public discourse or in private conversations, a pervasive sense of urgency is reinforcing awareness that the transition to a 100 percent renewable energy system is not only inevitable – it must also be achieved very soon. An incident I witnessed not long ago while sitting in a café really brought the challenge home…

Mapping the Seafloor, Lets move fast!

The race is on to map the seafloor. Much of the urgency to create a high-resolution map of the world’s ocean floor is based on the potential benefits: helping to manage fishing resources, improving marine navigation and guiding infrastructure construction, as well as better defining the impacts of the impending seabed mining boom. This pressing need to…

Rethinking Automation for Gen Z

With more Gen Zers joining the manufacturing workforce, there are significant culture shifts needed to accommodate how these new workers (born from 1996 – 2010) view automation. As the first Gen Zer member of the Manufacturing Media Consortium (founded by Thomas R. Cutler, 23 years ago, before I was born) I can vouch for this…

This Is Industrial Talk

Many have asked me “What is Industrial Talk”?  In short, it is the one and only location designed to bring industrial learning and education to everyone around the world.  It features industrial leaders who shape our futures and make our lives better. At Industrial Talk, we view these individuals and companies as elite industrial athletes…