Parsable Podcast

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.

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Supply Jane & Fifo: Getting Younger Generations Interested in Supply Chain

Data is essential to the supply chain process, but it's not everything. It’s a tool to be leveraged by the people who ultimately make the decisions. After all, data without business context is meaningless, or even worse, misleading. Megan Preston Meyer, writer, and publisher at Preston Meyer Publishing, is an expert in supply chain analytics and a proponent of finding the right balance between data and insight.... Read more

Meet the Next Gen of Manufacturers: Tu Cao

It’s no secret that manufacturing and industrial organizations are struggling to recruit and retain millennials and Gen Z workers. As an aging workforce nears retirement, it has become an urgent issue with companies scrambling to fill these positions. So, the million-dollar question is: How can we attract the next generation to manufacturing?... Read more

Worker Retention – It’s Not Rocket Surgery

Many industries are struggling to recruit and retain frontline workers. Manufacturers are struggling to meet the demands of today with fewer resources than yesterday. The focus of this episode is on what you can do about it.... Read more

People Solve Problems

Have you ever wondered what you need to do to empower your people to use their creativity and unique perspective to tackle issues and implement sustainable solutions? If you have, this is the episode you’ve been waiting for. Jamie Flinchbaugh, Founder of JFlinch and Co-Founder of the Lean Learning Center and author of the book People Solve Problems, joins the show to explain what organizations need to have in place to make that vision a reality.... Read more

The Next Gen of Industrial Leaders w/ WEF & Parsable

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

Why Manufacturing Needs People Analytics

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

Evaluating New Technology for Industry 4.0

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

Women in Manufacturing: Recruitment and Retention

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

You’re Doing Continuous Improvement Wrong

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

Build a Local Talent Supply Chain

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

Operationalize Sustainability

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

Save Time and Make Money with Artificial Intelligence

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

Digital Innovation from Unlikely Sources

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

Millennials on Manufacturing

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

Manufacturing Podcast

Leading to Change

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

Why Sustainability is Your Competitive Edge

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.

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