Episode 16 Season 2020
21 July 2020 | 9 minutes
A summary of lessons learned from our expert interviews.
Episode 15 Season 2020
07 July 2020 | 53 minutes
Check-6 Vice President and former fighter pilot, David Hazell (callsign Nutty), encapsulates decades of elite training into the trifecta of change management - how leadership, culture, and process improvement (backed by digital tools) are vital to a successful digital transformation.
Episode 14 Season 2020
23 June 2020 | 68 minutes
Agoria's Innovation Expert, Benjamin Minard, reveals the three pillars of digital maturity - based on practical lessons from a 2019 study conducted with over 400 SME manufacturers representing every point along the digital journey.
Episode 13 Season 2020
09 June 2020 | 41 minutes
Tim Andrews and Magnus McFarlane of UK's MTC take us through the collaborative process they're using to get competitive technologies out of the lab and into the hands of small manufacturers who lean on MTC's resources and network to quickly adopt advanced manufacturing capabilities.
People, History, and Philosophy: Driving the Business Model of the Future with Roy Woodhead (Sheffield Hallam University)
Episode 12 Season 2020
26 May 2020 | 54 minutes
Roy Woodhead, senior lecturer with 30 years in commercial and academic settings, provides a uniquely enlightened perspective on the integration of people and technology to counter natural human barriers that hinder more productive digital workflows.
Episode 11 Season 2020
12 May 2020 | 57 minutes
Low-code software expert, Peter Rifken, and his sidekick Sunniya Saleem, share how SME manufacturers can build custom tools that get them closer to their customers... in a matter of hours, without the typical reliance on I.T. and costly investments.
Leadership, Culture, and Training to Mobilize Your Digital Transformation with Malcolm Jeffers (IAAE)
Episode 10 Season 2020
28 April 2020 | 54 minutes
Transformation strategist, Malcolm Jeffers, explores digital operations leadership, cultural shifts, and training - the foundational elements necessary to remain competitive as a producer and an employer.
The Role of Digital in Scaling from Family Operation to Global Leader with William Butler-Adams (Brompton Bicycle)
Episode 9 Season 2020
14 April 2020 | 63 minutes
Chief Business Guy on a Bike, Will Butler-Adams, shares how he and his unconventional team used digital tools to take Brompton from a solo inventor's passion project to #1 globally beloved folding city bike.
Episode 8 Season 2020
31 March 2020 | 59 minutes
Make UK's policy director, Tim Figures, breaks down the four stages of digital transformation that any SME manufacturer can follow to remain competitive, no matter where they're starting.
Episode 7 Season 2020
17 March 2020 | 50 minutes
From Silicon Valley engineer to manufacturing transformation expert, Marco Del Seta discusses size advantages and how small manufacturers can drive digital transformation organically from within by leveraging existing culture.
Episode 6 Season 2020
03 March 2020 | 50 minutes
Lean manufacturing expert, Calvin Williams, breaks down years of continuous improvement principles from some of the biggest, baddest global manufacturing companies into practical steps and simple tools for small manufacturers.
Episode 5 Season 2020
18 February 2020 | 58 minutes
Surgeon and manufacturing leader, Elliot Street, shares the incredible tale of bootstrapping a disruptive new business model (straight out of medical school) based on 3D printing and staying competitive at 1/10th market pricing... while actively practicing medicine!
Episode 4 Season 2020
04 February 2020 | 57 minutes
From I.T. professional to cutting edge industrial chocolatier with a healthy twist, Mike Jessop recounts the pain and gain of building the equivalent of an ERP from scratch... and when to forego digital tools in favor of old fashioned chocolate-stained paper forms.
Episode 3 Season 2020
28 January 2020 | 53 minutes
Using e-commerce and fully integrated data to enable same-day shipping of print-on-demand custom products. Corporate-turned-entrepreneur Darren Joint shares his story and biggest lesson learned becoming a small but mighty digital manufacturer.
Episode 2 Season 2020
21 January 2020 | 61 minutes
Easy, low-cost steps you can take to digitize without disrupting your operation. UK Top 100 manufacturing veteran William Bridgman shares his story and how to fail fast with small experiments plus leveraging digital skills of young apprentices.
Episode 1 Season 2020
14 January 2020 | 29 minutes
A candid perspective on the emerging reality of competition from two experts at the crossroads of the manufacturing industry. Nick Peters and Henry Anson explain why small manufacturers must embrace digital technology "or die"!