President, Leansoft Consulting Inc, and Executive coach, Lean Sensei International

Today, Andrew McFadyen joins us. He’s a lean practitioner with some serious street cred, and what we thought would be a technical conversation with a Lean Sensei when we hooked up with him, was instead a chat with somebody who “wants people down in the Gemba (work team) to have a voice.” He’s a former VP Manufacturing Engineering at Canadian Autoparts Toyota Inc., former President and General Manager at Wexxar Packaging Inc., and now spends his time as an Executive Coach through Lean Sensei International, and as the President of Leansoft Consulting. This podcast covers general continuous improvement themes, leader focused work, downtime context in factory environments, automation myths, and just about everything else you could cover on continuous improvement in 2016.

Barry Meyer, Performance Improvement Specialist, Business Development Lead (US) at SITEFLO

Today, Barry Meyer, a performance specialist in the packaging sector and new business development champion for SITEFLO in US markets, joins us to talk about insight selling and automation in the age of the industrial internet. For 30 years Barry has successfully focused on providing viable automation solutions to Fortune 500 companies like Starbucks, amazon.com, Con Agra and JR Simplot.  In this podcast, you can expect to learn more about the how solution selling for automation suppliers has evolved, insight selling and how it drives new value, tools that enable insight selling, and the influence of generation X and millennials on performance improvement.

 

 Jaime Alboim, President of Blue Water Automation, SITEFLO Automation Supplier Customer

Today, Jaime Alboim, President of Blue Water Automation (BWA) joins us to talk about how they use SITEFLO to monitor automation trials, longer-term equipment installs, and how they’re leveraging the solution to identify performance improvement projects for their customers. Jaime provides a perspective on the value of SITEFLO to Blue Water, and the reaction his customers have when they see the intelligence that Blue Water shares with them.

Roger Price, CEO of Phase 5 Group, Creators of EON, Continuous Improvement Management Platform

Today, Roger Price, CEO of Phase 5 Group joins us to talk about their revolutionary new platform for managing continuous improvement efforts. In this podcast, you can expect to learn more about the productization of continuous improvement, the relationships of these products to popular methodologies and approaches, and how software can be leveraged to support both management and diagnostic efforts.

Live Interview w/ Mike Hahn, President of Tri-Mach Group Inc. (from the BWA Open House)

Check out our interview with Mike Hahn, President of Tri-Mach Group Inc., an Ontario based supplier of equipment and services to organizations like Cargill, Maple Leaf, Nestle, Kraft, Pepsico, Unilever, and a variety of other brands consumers engage with everyday. Mike joins us from BlueWater’s open house, live from Elmira, ON, and gives us an overview of his relationship with BlueWater Automation, and where Tri-Mach Group Inc. is headed in 2015, with their focus on food safety through the provision of sanitary equipment and services in the CPG sector.

Live Interview w/ the President of BlueWater Automation (from the BWA Open House)

Check out our interview with the President of BlueWater Automation, Jaime Alboim. Jaime joins us from BlueWater’s open house, live from Elmira, ON. The event runs from March 3rd through to March 6th, where they’re showing off their F-16 case former, alongside partners like Beckhoff, Shurtape, Festo, SITEFLO, and Tri-Mach. 

Live Interview w/ Mark Ewing, National Accounts Manager, Shurtape Technologies (from the BWA Open House)

Check out our interview with Mark Ewing, National Accounts Manager, Packaging, from ShurTape Technologies. Mark joins us from BlueWater’s open house, live from Elmira, ON, and gives us an overview of what he thinks the partnerships on display at the open house will mean for the packaging industry in 2015. Mark also provides more information about ShurTape’s revolutionary ShurSeal solution, and why it’s generating so much interest in the Consumer Packaged Goods sector.

Live Interview w/ Brett Payne, Director of Business Development with SITEFLO (from the BWA Open House)

Check out our 10 minute interview with Brett Payne, Director of Business Development with SITEFLO. Brett joins us to wrap up the BWA open house, which was attended by some of the most progressive consumer packaged goods organizations in the world. Brett gives us his perspective on why they came to Elmira, ON, how proving rapid time to value has become a rallying cry for the group who exhibited, and what’s next for everybody in 2015.

Generation X, Millennials and Continuous Improvement

In this podcast we explore new ideas and approaches to manufacturing in the digital age and the effect that new generations have on how we’re making goods. Our guest is Tim Brown from Packaging and Technology Integrated Solutions (PTIS). He’s formerly M&M Mars, Starbucks, and Olympic Packaging Solutions.