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Top 10 interviews & podcasts of 2019

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The Manufacturer incessantly sits down with commercial trade homeowners, decision-makers, commentators and sector professionals to talk about the place they see long run alternatives and unpick what helps to keep them up at evening.

Here, The Manufacturer counts down our maximum learn, listened to, shared and referenced conversations of the previous twelve months.


“Manufacturing is the commercial spine for each and every complicated financial system,” says Henrik von Scheel.

1. Henrik von Scheel: In dialog with the ‘Father of Industry 4.0’

Success can have many oldsters, however Industry 4.0 has just one: Henrik von Scheel.

The originator of the time period ‘Industry 4.0’ talks to The Manufacturer about the place manufacturing is heading – and why UK {industry} has a long-term aggressive merit.

2. Why commercial technique will have to no longer develop into the sufferer of politics

Confidence in elected politicians is at an rock bottom, surely inside of residing reminiscence.

In this version of The Manufacturer podcast, Nick Peters and his visitor Chris White – who is aware of a factor or two about how merciless politics will also be – speak about why producers will have to press politicians of all stripes to not let a favorable commercial technique for the United Kingdom fall foul of petty tribalism.

3. In dialog with Mike Hawes, leader government of the SMMT

In the previous couple of days of September, simply as the United Kingdom changed into embroiled in a constitutional disaster over Brexit, {industry} our bodies representing nationwide automobile industries in every single place the EU issued a commentary that insisted the protection of their {industry} rests on the United Kingdom attaining a Brexit care for the EU.

Alarmingly, the govt. maintains that within the match of a ‘No Deal’, despite the fact that there’s not up to 100% unfastened glide of items on the border, the automobile {industry} would no longer be too badly affected.

Mike Hawes sits down with Nick Peters to stipulate the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ deep considerations that the United Kingdom automobile sector’s conceivable destiny, and the myriad of different demanding situations it faces.

4. ‘Schools are superb on the S&M section of STEM… it’s T&E the place there’s an actual downside’

The want for a gradual movement of contemporary younger skill into production hasn’t ever been extra acute, so National Apprenticeship Week 2019 was once marked with some sense of function.

Yet producers stay crucial of the prevailing machine and bitch of colleges being tough to have interaction with and schools doing a deficient activity of educating apprenticeships. Some producers merely make their very own laws.

Nick Peters sits down with Ian Green, senior controller of the Nissan Skills Foundation, to discuss his personal apprenticeship, his transfer into coaching and his engagement with tens of 1000’s of schoolchildren ever since.

Ian Green celebrating National Apprenticeship Day at the House of Lords with (L-R) Eden McGlen from Unipres, and Rachel Whitworth, Charlotte Parks and Emma Coulson from Nissan.

Ian Green celebrating National Apprenticeship Day on the House of Lords with (L-R) Eden McGlen from Unipres, and Rachel Whitworth, Charlotte Parks and Emma Coulson from Nissan.

5. Juergen Maier on retirement and unfinished trade

Juergen Maier might have retired as CEO of Siemens UK on the finish of 2019, however he says this merely marks a metamorphosis in profession, no longer an finish.

For this instalment of The Manufacturer podcast, Nick Peters, spoke to Juergen about what the long run holds for him, the field and the government-backed, industry-led Made Smarter initiative he was once so instrumental in riding.

6. Can Make UK make UK production nice once more?

During the route of the National Manufacturing Conference in February, the organisers EEF introduced a metamorphosis of identify, a metamorphosis of emblem and a extra sharply outlined project that can lead them to extra attuned to the desires of the trendy age of virtual production. And thus, the venerable 100-year-old organisation changed into Make UK.

It wasn’t the one merchandise at the time table on the packed convention. Brexit hung like a gloomy cloud over court cases, as did perennial demanding situations equivalent to productiveness, talents and finance.

Nick Peters sat down with leader government Stephen Phipson to talk about the problems.

7. Ian Callum: In dialog with an automobile design legend

From humble Scottish roots, Ian Callum has impacted a world {industry}, re-imagined the Jaguar emblem and alongside the way in which created icons many of us lust to possess or force.

Paul Stead was once privileged to spend 90 mins with the – till very just lately – director of design at Jaguar’s HQ in Coventry.

8. The feminine engineer busting production myths

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Katy just lately led a mission to construct a STEM school room at a college in Malawi, Southeast Africa – symbol courtesy of Katy Toms.

Making STEM careers obtainable for everybody and busting the myths surrounding engineering and production jobs are long-standing problems for {industry}.

Maddy White spoke to 1 feminine engineer tackling those demanding situations head on – Katy Toms, a senior engineer for international engineering company WSP.

Katy was once named as one of WES’ Top 50 Women in Engineering in 2017, is an energetic STEM ambassador and works intently with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) – in particular with reference to supporting different engineers’ building to turning into chartered engineers with the ICE.

9. How Domino Printing is pushing the bounds of Operational Excellence?

Domino Printing helps to keep profitable! Adding The Manufacturer MX Award 2018 for Operational Excellence to its plaudits, Domino was once recognised for one of the principles of its robust enlargement in the United Kingdom and international markets.

Steven Barr talked with operations director Carl Haycock and co-workers to be informed what it takes to stick at the vanguard of production operational excellence.

[Domino went on to win two awards at The Manufacturer MX Awards 2019 – for People & Skills and Supply Chain Excellence – and was runner-up for The Manufacturer of the Year 2019 – click here to view all the winners]

10. How Design Thinking helped create one of Europe’s quickest rising tech companies

Tharsus is an innovation powerhouse, a brand new breed of corporate based totally within the North East that mixes consulting, engineering and production to create complicated machines and robots.

Since 2009, the trade has grown 10-fold in body of workers numbers, and because 2015 it’s observed turnover treble to £50m.

Tharsus has surely come a great distance from the metal-bashing trade that Brian Palmer bought in 2004, fabricating out of doors promoting panels and merchandise for the Ministry of Defence.

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