AEM Thinking Forward Podcast—Advancing the Equipment Manufacturing Industry
By Association of Equipment Manufacturers
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Make sure your business is prepared to adapt in a changing market. The AEM Thinking Forward Podcast is where leaders in the equipment manufacturing industry hear about the latest developments and disruptions in construction and agriculture. Listen regularly for insightful interviews with technology pioneers, industry heavyweights and established experts. The AEM Thinking Forward Podcast is brought to you by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), which represents more than 1,000 North American heavy equipment manufacturers.
||CleanEp. 12 - The Netflix-ification of Manufacturing Business Models, with Robbie Kellman Baxter||The "Membership Economy" is a hot topic among business leaders, and Robbie Kellman Baxter literally wrote the book on it. In this episode, she explains how heavy equipment manufacturers can use “forever promises” like Netflix does to move from an...||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 11 - The Future of Agriculture: New Technology & Macro Trends, with Doug Griffin, Curt Blades and Dr. Dennis Buckmaster||For the manufacturers who build agriculture equipment, understanding the Internet of Things, digital service business models and consolidating farm ownership is more crucial than ever before. Together with the Context Network, the Association of...||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 10 - How A.I. is Changing the Way Manufacturers Innovate, with Bryce Heventhal||What if, instead of prototyping two or three different design concepts, your engineers could try thousands? By putting artificial intelligence and cloud computing to work for heavy equipment manufacturers, the innovators at Autodesk say their new...||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 09 - Still Standing: Vermeer's Diverse Workforce Culture Weathers the Storm, with Mary Andringa & Nicole Hallada||Renowned for its creative approach to workforce development, Vermeer Corporation was tested like never before when its manufacturing campus in Pella, Iowa was struck by a tornado on July 19. In the weeks since this near-disaster, the employees of this..||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 08 - Lessons from 3M: How Manufacturers Can Encourage Innovation, with Terry Ceulemans, Jason Campagna & Rich Goldsbury||"If you put fences around people, you get sheep." The McKnight Principles, penned by former 3M President William McKnight, define the corporate culture at this $32 billion a year company. But, from its start as a failed mining operation, 3M has...||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 07 - Bringing Silicon Valley to the Equipment Manufacturing Industry, with Dr. Timothy Chou||The digital revolution is opening up new sources of revenue to companies that know how to tap into it. And as the construction and agriculture equipment industry incorporates more software into the products it sells, there are valuable lessons...||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 06 - Makerspaces & Incubators: Plugging Manufacturers Into Tech Talent, with Bill Fienup and Jeff Garascia||Innovative technology talent is tough to come by for manufacturers looking to make their equipment "smarter." But the business incubator and makerspace mHub in Chicago is turning the talent model upside down, enabling companies like the Marmon Group...||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 05 - How Serious Labs and Skyjack Reinvented VR Operator Training, with Jim Colvin and Brad Boehler||When it comes to heavy equipment operator training, we've heard for years that there's no substitute for hands-on learning. But a new virtual reality training platform, developed by Serious Labs with the help of Skyjack, is allowing trainees to get...||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 04 - What Your Customers Expect From New Tech, with Kevin Laczkowski, Asutosh Padhi & Dennis Slater||Whether it’s predictive maintenance, GPS guidance or any other technology that's making heavy equipment smarter, the first step in continuing to meet your customers’ needs and expectations is understanding what those needs and expectations are. So..||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 03 - The Evolution of Precision Agriculture, with Eric Lescourret and Curt Blades||"Every penny has to be maximized, every square inch of the field has to be optimized," in order for American agriculture to remain dominant on the global market, says Eric Lescourret from AGCO Corporation. With the growing suite of precision...||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 02 - Automating Data Collection with Drones and What Manufacturers Should Know, with Danny Ellis||Several potentially disruptive trends are poised to make an impact on the heavy equipment manufacturing industry—drones, automation, predictive maintenance and the service-oriented business model. And where those trends intersect, technology...||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 01 - What’s Next for 3D Printing in the Equipment Manufacturing Sector, with Dr. Lonnie Love||Dr. Lonnie Love was the lynchpin that held together the massive effort to build the world's first additive manufactured excavator, Project AME. In this inaugural edition of the AEM Thinking Forward Podcast, we check in with Lonnie at the Oak Ridge...||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|