Retaining talent requires you to invest in reskilling and upskilling with a culture of continuous learning in short and convenient increments, and externally, recruiting new talent requires you to partner with universities to train for the skills we need. In this episode, we have a conversation about building the next generation of industrial leaders. ... Read more
Conquering Chaos: A Show for Manufacturing Leaders
Conquering Chaos is the show that connects you to real manufacturing leaders who are defining the future of manufacturing today. World events and industry trends have made one thing clear — it’s not whether you can adapt, it’s how quickly you can adapt. The winners will drive change while the losers will be defined by it. Listen to learn how you too can overcome the chaos that each day brings while preparing your operations for a future that’s full of unknowns.
In this increasingly connected world, data plays an integral role in understanding and improving businesses. People analytics, in particular, uses data to improve how businesses leverage the creativity and talents of their people.... Read more
Everything in manufacturing is in the process of moving from bits into bytes as part of the digital transformation. Welcome to Industry 4.0 — an era in which operations are getting digitized and net new revenue streams are being generated off of this influx of new data.... Read more
Manufacturing has had a damaging perception—one where the industry is male-dominated and potentially physically dangerous. Despite the modernization of the industry, more attention must be directed to marketing these changes. Only then will the industry see new employee talent, both men and women, enter the field. ... Read more
Making a supply chain 100% traceable is no easy task—requiring multiple standards and certifications within the business in order to prepare for the future.... Read more
When I say full operational, I mean, from the minute you step onto your site, or into your business and out the door. What's that experience? And that's how we have to make continuous improvement part of the complete structure. It sits hand in hand with health and safety... Read more
There's a big concern right now about how do we bring people into manufacturing? New people, particularly people from the younger generation. A significant portion of the workforce, made up of by baby boomers, they're reaching retirement and in some cases, COVID-19 has actually exacerbated that situation.... Read more
There's a plus side to sustainability and ESG. And that's value creation. Large companies now say, ‘If your sustainability program isn't where it needs to be, or you're not mitigating these ESG risks, then you just can't work with us.’ So, it's not an option.... Read more
If you have a faster rate of solving problems than your competitors, you're going to be able to solve more problems, you're going to be more efficient, and you're going to be more differentiated. You don't just want to solve the reactive problems and speed up the firefighting, you want to prevent the firefighting in the first place.... Read more
How do we get the input from all different personas and archetypes that we have in the organization, not just the predominately looking at those who sit in the white collar office space, but everybody?... Read more
People don't care about how much you know until they know how much you care about them. It's important to put people first, not policy, during a merger.... Read more
If you're trying to implement automation for the bottom line, and you're making your workers' tasks more difficult, those workers aren't going to be your workers for long. Companies who are not willing to implement and take new technology and evolve as a process just won't be relevant.... Read more
At a high level, obviously, data is important, but data needs to mean something. You got to have the right data, something that is actionable, something that is meaningful to people in your organization.... Read more
Managing the now, new, and the next in digital transformation is critical for your company's success. In these uncertain times, It's important to understand what did the crisis create and how can we use these new learnings for new use cases.... Read more
Change is inevitable. Investing in change is critical. If you’re just placing safe bets, you’re not going to be moving at the speed of business today. If you don’t pay the cost to fail, you will not be paying the cost to win.... Read more
By 2025, at least 75% of the global workforce will be millennials. To attract and retain a younger workforce, you must empower the workforce through leading the charge on sustainability. Utilizing sustainability as a competitive edge will be the key to longevity within the manufacturing industry. ... Read more
About the Host
Josh Santo is the host for Conquering Chaos. He’s spent the past 4 years listening to and learning from workers on the frontlines of manufacturing.
His passions of solving problems, technology, learning, and people converge in these conversations — giving the broader community a one-stop shop to get connected to the people and innovations defining the future of the manufacturing industry.