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036: Measuring the Benefits of the Digital Twin

Posted By Digital Enterprise Society, 13 hours ago
Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2020

036: Measuring the Benefits of the Digital Twin 


On this episode, Thom Singer and Craig Brown welcome Daniel Campbell, director of business development at Capvidia and a member of the Digital Enterprise Society education sub-committee.  Daniel offers a look at some of the limitations of keeping design and measurement data separate and sheds some light on the numerous benefits of combining the two. He also shares the objectives of the DES education sub-committee, particularly in regards to overcoming fears about adopting new technologies, and recommends an unlikely source for your next career move- vendors.


On today’s podcast, you will learn:


Limitations of separate design and measurement data departments

  • On the design side, software includes PLM and CAD.

  • There is a multitude of software for measuring, assembling and more on the manufacturing side.  

  • Transfer of data between the two is often not handled optimally, especially with part details. 

  • Cost and budgets can be a limiting factor.


Benefits of combining data and increasing automation 

  • Design engineers have access to more information with 3D drawings.

  • Parts could be manufactured and then adjusted effectively and quickly.

  • Numerous software tools can now be pieced together so they can operate together. 

  • Efficiency increases as more software tools are able to sync up. 

  • Eliminating communication barriers increases the usability of raw data.


Objectives of the DES education sub-committee

  • Educating the manufacturing industry about modern technology trends. 

  • Sharing information about model-based definition and QIF standards. 

  • Eliminating the fear factor of learning and adopting new technologies. 

  • Increasing communication between vendors and users. 


Advice for growing your career

  • Connect with vendors for education about your industry- and your competitors.

  • Solicit vendors for information about their core competencies and your needs. 

  • Ask vendors about available employment opportunities in your field. 

 
GUEST BIO:

Daniel Campbell is the Director of Business Development at Capvidia. He has more than 15 years of experience in the field of digital metrology. Before Capvidia, Daniel was a Principal and the Software Director at Metrosage, where he had the primary responsibility for the design and development of the Pundit CMM measurement uncertainty simulation software. Since then, Pundit CMM has become a part of the Capvidia suite of solutions. Daniel has a solid foundation in software design and dimensional metrology. His interests in metrology have led him to lead various working groups on standards in this area for ANSI QIF. Daniel is currently the Chair of the ANSI QIF Working Group, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC). Daniel has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from the University of San Francisco.


Tags:  CAD  Data Management  Digital Twin  Model-Based Enterprise  PLM  QIF Standards 

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035: Deep Dive into the Industrial Internet of Things with Mo Abuali

Posted By Digital Enterprise Society, Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

035: Deep Dive into the Industrial Internet of Things with Mo Abuali

 

On this episode, Thom and Craig dive deep into manufacturing and the internet of things with guest Mo Abuali, managing partner and chief evangelist at IoTCo.  Mo shares the career path that led him to his current position and gives a thorough overview of the internet of things and how it is affecting manufacturing. He also shares questions that companies need to ask when considering a digital transformation and advice for anyone that wants to start their career in manufacturing off right. 

 

On today’s podcast, you will learn:

Defining and utilizing the internet of things

  • Defining the internet of things as it relates to manufacturing 

  • Does the internet of things replace the need for an operator? 

  • The industrial internet of things works to create more significant value for industry, but machine learning does have limits. 

Common practices for maturity models in digital transformation 

  • Reference points must be used to provide standards of quality. 

  • Different approaches to digital maturity models creates various baseline points. 

  • The latest and greatest technology does not always need to be applied in every situation. 

Questions to ask when considering a digital transformation

  • What is the return on investment on this transformation? 

  • Why are you considering a digital transformation- is it a supplier, quality or parts issue? 

  • What is the true hypothesis that you want to solve using digital technology?

  • Are you capturing the data that will allow you to deploy technology to meet the ROI?

  • Where are you on predictive analytics? 

  • What is the selection, scalability, and cost of the new technology?

Advice for a successful start in manufacturing

  • Gain whatever knowledge you can to become an educated industrial scientist.

  • Acquire experience on the workfloor whenever you can. 

  • Foster creativity and seek to understand why things are run the way they are before you try to change them. 

  • Seek out opportunities to gain practical experience in addition to theoretical knowledge.

  • Have a global mindset about how manufacturing works around the world. 

 
GUEST BIO:

Mohamed Abuali brings more than 20 years of transformative technology and business management experience to clients.  He is a recognized international leader in predictive analytics and industrial big data with a focus in the automotive, aerospace, defense, medical device, and oil & gas industries.  His ability to transform discrete manufacturing processes through technology stems from his deep understanding of complex supply chains, manufacturing technology, and lean manufacturing principles.


Tags:  Data Management  Digital Transformation  Internet of Things  IoT  Manufacturing 

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034: Prioritizing Career and Personal Growth with Carrie Sechel

Posted By Digital Enterprise Society, Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Updated: Monday, January 6, 2020

034: Prioritizing Career and Personal Growth with Carrie Sechel

 

On this episode, Thom Singer is joined by Carrie Sechel, a dynamic author and business leader who works to help people find greater focus and meaning in both their careers and personal lives.  This conversation covers everything from the facts for female breadwinners within the tech world to the realities behind the ever-elusive work-life balance.  Carrie outlines the importance of maintaining priorities within families while growing a career and offers simple tips for anyone that is looking for ways to increase both their workplace and home life value. 


On today’s podcast, you will learn:


Dynamics and challenges of being a female breadwinner

  • A comparison of dual-income and female breadwinner families.

  • Overcoming the fulfillment gap that comes with being the stay-at-home parent. 

  • Tell-tale signs that it’s time to make a change in your career path.


Tips for having a fabulous career without destroying your family

  • Clearly and honestly define your priorities. 

  • Don’t try to fit into a mold of someone else's family. 

  • Communicate your commitment to your family every step of the journey.

  • Actively invest your time in your highest home and family priorities. 

  • Don’t make up stories about the expectations that others have of you. 


Maintaining a healthy harmony between home and work

  • Simple techniques for removing yourself from chronic stress, guilt, and resentment. 

  • Don’t be afraid to say ‘no’ to the things that don’t align with priorities.

  • Resist the desire to perfectly balance home and work life at all times. 


Tips for greater success in the workplace

  • Be coachable at work and open to receiving feedback.

  • Receive feedback with a willingness to change. 

  • Identify your biggest stressors and stop worrying about things you cannot control. 

  • Invest your energy in the things that increase your productivity. 

 
 
Guest Bio:

Before creating her business, Carrie Sechel spent the first 18-years of her career in big public accounting firms.  During this time, she mentored and consulted with hundreds of professionals and businesses, and for the last 7 of those 18 years, she was a partner at Deloitte.  She always knew she’d start a business at some point, but her fear of leaving Deloitte was so great that she nearly broke down before finally deciding to move on.  Within two years of leaving Deloitte Carrie built a thriving entrepreneurial consulting business and wrote a bestselling book. She connected her knowledge and experiences to her passions to find her real why, and aligned her business vision with her life vision. Now she is driven to help others do the same.  Through her personal experience and years of coaching/mentoring professionals and consulting with business owners, she developed the Power to Pivot system to take you from stuck and unclear to vision, plan, and action. 


Tags:  Professional Development  Time Management 

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033: The Future of PLM from the Next Generation Perspective

Posted By Digital Enterprise Society, Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Updated: Friday, December 13, 2019

033: The Future of PLM from the Next Generation Perspective

 

On this episode, Thom Singer and Craig Brown interview Eric Kozikowski, Kevin Del Re, and Soho Yun, three Purdue University students and soon to be working professionals in PLM. They each share some of their education and work experiences, questions they have about the industry, and advice to help even younger students successfully enter the world of PLM. The conversation wraps up with exceptional advice about the value of securing and fostering mentor relationships. This panel discussion offers valuable career advice for professionals at every experience level and proves that the future of PLM is in very capable hands. 


On today’s podcast, you will learn:


Opportunities, lessons learned, and surprises from current PLM students 

  • A look at automation in the factory — comparing the work of robots vs. humans. 

  • Virtual product integration challenges require new skill sets and toolsets to complete complex tasks.

  • The expanse of information gathered at every step of processes requires specialized handling and computing skills.

  • There is a wide variety of opportunities available within PLM, and evolution to a PLM career can originate anywhere from pharmacy to engineering. 


PLM Q&A from next-generation professionals

  • What data is essential and what data doesn’t actually need to be tracked?

  • What skill sets will set new professionals apart from their competition?

  • What computing skills are most essential for success in the future of PLM?


Advice from graduate students for high schoolers 

  • Secure internships to increase your knowledge of available opportunities. 

  • Get involved with teams to maximize your exposure to PLM. 

  • Explore and enhance a wide variety of skill sets.

  • Mentor relationships are invaluable and most successful when started early and engaged in often.  

 
GUEST BIOS:

Eric Kozikowski is a Purdue University graduate student studying Product Lifecycle Management. He came to Purdue in 2018 after graduating from Illinois State University with a degree in Engineering Technology focused on Manufacturing Engineering and Automation. He has interned as a design engineer intern at Midland OPW Dover in Skokie, IL as well as an industrial engineering intern at Bridgestone Tires in Normal, IL. 

Kevin Del Re is a second-year master’s student at Purdue University.  His undergraduate focused on different areas in Computer-Aided Design (CAD), he received a certificate in leadership from Purdue University and His master’s studies focus on Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). He has volunteered at Siemens PLM conferences, worked as a production and design associate at S4 Industries, and collaborated with other construction trades, created custom Revit families and modeled electrical plans at Prime Electric. He is currently searching for a position after graduation where he can build upon the skills that he developed during his undergraduate and graduate degrees and be at the forefront of new developments in the CAD-PLM world.

Soho Yun is a Master's student at Purdue University in the Department of Computer Graphics Technology with a focus in Product Lifecycle Management. She works at the Digital Enterprise Center as a research assistant under Dr. Nathan Hartman. During her undergrad years, Soho focused on gaining internship experiences in different fields including CAD modeling and graphic design/marketing. Her plans after graduation include looking for job opportunities in PLM consulting and hopefully spend some time with her family back home in Korea.

Purdue's Digital Enterprise Center (DEC) is an interdisciplinary research center founded in the Department of Computer Graphics Technology in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute. The Center works in conjunction with the Indiana Manufacturing Competitiveness Center to operate a digital manufacturing research testbed. The Center fuses the talents and expertise of university faculty to serve as a resource for the manufacturing industry's transformation to the digital enterprise and Industry 4.0. Through research and practice around the tools, processes, and information models used in digital manufacturing across the lifecycle, the Digital Enterprise Center draws industry and academia together to enhance manufacturing competitiveness.


Tags:  Mentorship  Next Gen Engineer  PLM  Purdue University 

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032: Lasting Partnerships and Best Practices for Career Success

Posted By Digital Enterprise Society, Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Updated: Friday, December 13, 2019

032: Lasting Partnerships and Best Practices for Career Success

 

On this episode, Thom Singer interviews Craig Brown and Don Haupt, two industry veterans that have joined us to share the benefits of fostering lasting partnerships over the course of a career. They each share their journey into PLM, some of the best experiences their partnership provided them, and the key characteristics of highly effective partnerships. With two careers’ worth of experience and knowledge from starting a career outright to how to effectively fail at retirement, Craig and Don have an array of advice and tips that they share for anyone that is looking for the best ways to enhance and grow their career. 


On today’s podcast, you will learn:

How work partnerships create better work products

  • Sharing frustrations over challenges can produce ideas for effective solutions.

  • An expanded breadth of inclusion will also include the breadth of benefits. 

  • Effective partnerships are founded on the basis of common practices and tools. 

  • Lasting partnerships offer mutual benefits for all members. 

  • Partnerships can encourage members to try new technologies. 

Key characteristics of effective partnerships

  • Conversations about shared challenges provide a place to help eliminate stress. 

  • The most productive discussions don’t have to result in consensus.

  • Competitors can create a safe place to share ideas without compromising their competitive advantage. 

  • Partners can coach each other with significant career milestones, including retirement.

PLM career advice for the younger generation

  • Careers are a marathon, not a sprint, and you need to be willing to work toward the finish line. 

  • Take on assignments that expand your expertise, even if it makes you uncomfortable.

  • Reach out to mentors and find ways to courageously seek answers to your curiosities.

  • Drastic changes in computers are going to continually require new skill sets. 

  • Finding different ways to apply skills and knowledge will set you apart from your competitors.

 
Guest Bio
Don Haupt worked with Caterpillar Inc. from 1979-2017 in a variety of roles, including Lead Business Process Strategist and Technical Steward for PLM and engineering systems. Don worked in multiple product development disciplines and product lines. He has significant experience in product design, simulation and validation, engineering processes, and PLM strategy and process, and environment and systems definition. Don’s experience as the strategic technical director for PLM World also contributes to his expertise with PLM. Today, Don is enjoying retirement and serving as a PLM consultant, providing customized technical guidance and counsel for engineering management and engineering design processes. He leverages his deep expertise in Product Lifecycle Management, Model-Based Engineering, Advanced Product Quality Planning, and many other product design and development processes.

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031: Keeping Pace with the Changes in PLM Changes with Oleg Shilovitsky

Posted By Digital Enterprise Society, Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Updated: Monday, December 16, 2019

031: Keeping Pace with the Changes in PLM Changes with Oleg Shilovitsky

On this episode, Thom Singer and Craig Brown welcome Oleg Shilovitsky, CEO of OpenBOM to discuss some of the rapidly changing aspects of PLM in today’s world.  From cloud computing and new technologies to increased consumer power and cost-saving efficiencies, there is not an aspect of PLM that has been left undisturbed with the pace of change.  Oleg shares his predictions of how each of these aspects will come together to create an even more effective future in the manufacturing industry, and what you can do today to be ready for it. 

On today’s podcast, you will learn:

The myth of the single source of PLM truth

  • Why you can’t expect to utilize one single database source to make better decisions.

  • The evolution of technology has expanded the sources of manufacturing truth beyond one single source. 

  • The importance of connecting with people in addition to databases when making informed decisions. 

The benefits of SAAS for PLM 

  • Security remains a top concern for cloud-service provider companies. 

  • Cloud technology is a welcome disruptor in the PLM space when considering cost. 

  • Data sharing and connections are going to require restructuring in order to maximize efficiency. 

Career advise for navigating new technologies and changes in PLM 

  • The past 10 years show that PLM is going to continue changing at a rapid pace.

  • Understanding technical terms like ‘polyglot persistence’ is easily made possible by utilizing your favorite search engine.

  • Ever-increasing consumer knowledge and power impacts supply chain and manufacturing.

  • Two areas of the greatest change are faster processes and how people are trained in their work. 

  • A willingness to change along with technology is more essential than ever. 

 
Guest Bio:

Oleg Shilovitsky is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at OpenBOM. Oleg has been building software products for data management, engineering, and manufacturing for the last 25 years. He has developed PDM and PLM software and worked for companies such as SmarTeam (acquired by Dassault Systemes), Dassault Systemes ENOVIA, Inforbix (acquired by Autodesk) and Autodesk. His passion for the manufacturing industry and new technologies led him to start working on OpenBOM. Oleg is an author of Beyond PLM (http://beyondplm.com), a leading source of information and comments about engineering and manufacturing software for the last 10 years. He is also a consultant and advisor to a number of startups and industrial companies.


 

Tags:  Cloud  Data Management  PLM 

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030: The Future of the Enterprise Ecosystem

Posted By Digital Enterprise Society, Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

030: The Future of the Enterprise Ecosystem

 

This special episode, co-produced with IpX - Institute for Process Excellence, features a panel discussion from ConX19 of eight brilliant female industry leaders from around the world, including leaders from Google, Microsoft, and Facebook.  Their discussion highlights the future of the enterprise ecosystem and focuses on innovation, technology, and solving workforce issues. 


On today’s podcast, you will learn:


Effective strategies for promoting company adaptation and change

  • Assess and understand the processes and workforce development needs for business growth and development.

  • Ideas for developing processes that can keep up with rapid growth rates. 

  • The importance of creating dedicated business improvement resources. 

  • Identify and fulfill workforce needs through university relationships and student internships. 


Methods that companies are utilizing to stay competitive 

  • The value of investing in people through motivation, delegation, education, and empowerment. 

  • Examples of technology-based innovations that keep businesses ahead.

  • The critical need to challenge the thinking behind why companies do things the way they do. 

  • Specific tactics for initiating process changes to employees and management.

  • Identify technologies that will best support your company’s digital transformation.


Ideas for successfully driving sustainable change management initiatives 

  • Define your strategy and track your progress along the way. 

  • Have a vision and guiding principles that your organization can identify with.

  • Face resistance and the emotional challenge of change head-on.

  • Locate influencers within your company that can become champions for change.

 

MODERATOR: 

 Allison Grealis, President/Founder, Women in Manufacturing

 

PANELISTS: 
Semiha Yasar, Founder, SEMPRO Consultancy and Engineering 

Cassandra Worthy, Change Enthusiast™, CassandraWorthy.com 

Susanne Lauda, Director, Global Advanced Manufacturing Technology, AGCO 

Erika Klein, Director HW Engineering, Microsoft 

Leigh Ringgold, Infrastructure Sourcing Operations Engineer, PLM, Facebook 

Jeanne Rues, Managing Director, Engineering Services, Allison Transmission 

Claudia Gonzalez, Product Data Management, Google Cloud, GCD, Google


Tags:  Change Management  Collaboration  Configuration Management  Institute for Process Excellence 

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029: Effective Digital Transformation for Every Industry

Posted By Digital Enterprise Society, Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Updated: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

029: Effective Digital Transformation for Every Industry

 

On this episode, Thom and Craig welcome Laura Hooker, the president and co-founder of J2E Technology, a woman-owned configuration and data management support business that works mainly with the US Navy.  Laura understands the importance of configuration management within every business, and she reveals that the implementation challenges within the Department of Defense are not very different from those on the industry side.  Laura shares best practices for affecting change in any group, the value of the new Digital Enterprise Society, and her advice as a female business owner for young women that want to start their career in the digital world outright.


 On today’s podcast, you will learn:


The importance of CM from a contractors viewpoint

  • CM is the essential process for identifying, managing and documenting hardware and software components. 

  • Simple processes can become unnecessarily time consuming and expensive as a result of poor CM. 

  • Implementing sound CM processes ensures that information will be collected and reported on in real-time. 


Implementing configuration management in every industry

  • Eliminate negative opinions of CM by establishing small teams that include logistics, engineering, security, project management to determine impact.  

  • Avoid large groups that lack perspective on the importance of improving operations and design.

  • Recognize that early adaptation is never easy, but it will always result in a better project and a better product.  

  • Treat CM as a tool to be built into every step of the process


Career advice from a woman-owned business leader

  • Get involved in the Digital Enterprise Society, especially the webinars. 

  • Show that you have a desire to learn, regardless of your prior knowledge. 

  • Take advantage of online courses within your field.

  • Be the first one to reach out to potential mentors and industry experts. 

 

Resources Shared:

Teams of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by General Stanley McChrystal

Configuration Baseline Webinar presented by Lisa July, J2E Technology

 
GUEST BIO: 

Laura Hooker co-founded J2E after spending twenty-one years in the Defense contracting industry. Laura brings extensive expertise in professional services, including program and project management as well as business and technical consulting.  Laura started her career serving in the United States Navy for ten years as a Radioman First Class. After leaving the Navy, Laura received a Bachelor’s in business management and focused on growing and managing small businesses. She has a unique ability to bridge technology and business goals to provide productive solutions for her clients.



Tags:  Configuration Management  Digital Transformation  Podcast 

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028: How to Increase Digitization Adaptation in Companies of All Sizes

Posted By Digital Enterprise Society, Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Updated: Monday, November 25, 2019

028: How to Increase Digitization Adaptation in Companies of All Sizes

 

In this episode, Thom and Craig welcome Rob McAveney, the CTO of Aras.  Rob works to shape and sharpen the industry vision of the future of product and technology, and he shares his experience with digital adaptation across many industries and with companies of all sizes.  He highlights the need for preparing for the future of PLM and shares several effective ideas for getting started with the tools and practices that will help your company embrace the digital enterprise of the future. 


 On today’s podcast, you will learn:


How to Prepare For the Future of PLM 

  • Proper scaling for the rapidly expanding data and processes needs to be a top priority.  

  • Constantly changing business models and the complexity of products is driving the increased pace of change. 

  • Complexities will require increased manpower to handle changes. 


Ideas for Increasing Digitization Adaptation for Companies of All Sizes

  • Companies of all sizes have increased accessibility to PLM software and cloud computing.

  • Open source software business models are available to companies of all sizes, eliminating the need for small businesses to write their own code.  

  • Smaller companies need to adopt digitization at the same pace as larger companies.

  • Get familiar with open source software by downloading and using it either without customer support or by engaging with a provider to learn how to use and adapt PLM. 


Is Standardization Really Necessary? 

  • Standardization is a good industry practice, but it’s often outdated as soon as it’s updated. 

  • The time and effort required to implement standardization may better be spent with innovation. 

  • Industries with fewer competitors may have greater success with standardization. 

  • Flexibility in the future can be just as valuable as standardization. 


A CTO’s Advice for Building a Career in PLM

  • Get as much varied experience as you can, including customer interaction, software architecture, technologies and business practices. 

  • Don’t be afraid to talk to a crowd of people, regardless of your level of expertise. 

  • Take advantage of opportunities to refine your speaking abilities.

 
Guest BIO

Rob McAveney brings a lifelong passion for technology to the CTO role at Aras. For the past 20 years, that passion has been focused on building rich software platforms that solve difficult business problems for major industrial companies. Rob paints the vision of the future of PLM technology, while staying grounded with the realities of configuration management, systems integration and the many other challenges in delivering enterprise software.

Prior to Aras, Rob led technical engagements for Eigner, an early entrant in the PLM market. He began his career at Boeing, where he gained a broad understanding of engineering and manufacturing systems and processes. Rob holds a BSME from Virginia Tech.


Tags:  Digitization  PLM  Standards 

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027: Showcasing Manufacturing Workforce Initiatives For the Next Generation

Posted By Digital Enterprise Society, Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

027: Showcasing Manufacturing Workforce Initiatives For the Next Generation

 

On this episode, Thom and Craig welcome Sascha Harrell, the Director of Education and Workforce Development for IN-MaC at Purdue University.  Sascha has joined the podcast to highlight the midwest workforce initiatives, which is working to create a stronger manufacturing ecosystem for the nation.  She explains why manufacturing careers are so important for the next generation, highlights the initiatives that are helping K-12 students gain exposure to manufacturing careers, and offers several action points for anyone who understands the importance of involving the next generation in Industry 4.0, starting today. 


 On today’s podcast, you will learn:


What Manufacturing Careers Look Like Today

  • The Midwest is experiencing a rebirth in manufacturing careers with an increased need for a wide variety of skills.

  • Manufacturing offers a wide variety of career options — for every one engineering position, there are several positions in payroll, nursing, accounting, safety and more.

  • There are consistently more manufacturing positions available than are being filled.  


How to Highlight the Need for Manufacturing Careers to the Next Generation 

  • Use age-appropriate language that students will understand when explaining the manufacturing processes. 

  • Be an effective influencer by exposing children to the variety of opportunities available for makers of products. 

  • 85% of manufacturing jobs only require a high school diploma, which avoids the debt incurred from the college path, and many positions offer on-the-job training.

  • Automation works as a supplement to manufacturing, but it isn’t going to take manufacturing jobs away from people. 


Companies Initiatives that Involve the Next Generation 

  • Companies currently offer work-based experiential learning opportunities, internships, and apprenticeship programs. 

  • IN-MaC partners with employers and students to pair a variety of studies with the needs within the industry.

  • Early exposure at the elementary school level includes opportunities with access to design innovation studios featuring additive manufacturing via 3D printing, as well as coding, robots and digitalization. 

  • Follow up on every opportunity your company is involved in and benchmark the success stories with facts on ROIs. 

 
GUEST BIO:

Sascha Harrell is the director of education and workforce for Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC), a team that develops and implements programs and services that enhance the talents and capabilities of Indiana’s present and future workforce by facilitating connections between educators and industry to catalyze the formation of near-term and long-term skills in a highly accessible manner.  


Sascha is a current graduate student -PhD at Purdue University in STEM education leadership. She is researching perceptions of manufacturing in K-12 and post-secondary education. She has a Master of Science in Education from Purdue University with an area of focus in workforce development and manufacturing skills in the 21st century and a Bachelor of Arts from Morehead State University. 



Tags:  Manufacturing  Next Gen Engineer  STEAM  STEM  Workforce Development 

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