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Gary On Manufacturing – Gary Mintchell

Writer/analyst Gary Mintchell shares thoughts on manufacturing and production technology, leadership, and marketing.


Last Episode Date: 2 May 2024

Total Episodes: 259

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2 May 2024
Boeing and Good Manufacturing Leadership

Gary offers observations on the continuing saga of former GE executives running Boeing changing the culture from engineering-driven to Wall Street-driven. Also thoughts on good manufacturing leadership.

16 min
4 April 2024
Descent Into Normal--State of Automation Market

Gary discusses the current state of the automation and control market. Why it seems to be a stable market and why the media in the market are shrinking. He riffs from Seth Godin blog  The Drift to Normal. As an organization grows in scale, the idiosyncrasy and distinctivene...

27 min
24 March 2024
Slow Productivity

Gary discusses productivity, slow productivity movement, busyness or pseudo-productivity. Sponsors Inductive Automation and Magic Mind, and use code GARYM20.

15 min
6 March 2024
Standards, Standards Everywhere

I've seen successes of industry standards. I've also seen industrial standards struggle to break through the logjam of large companies drive to lock customers into their ecosystem. What is the latest of OPAF and what is the meaning of Schneider Electric's announcement of a p...

19 min
9 February 2024
Where Do Profits Come From?

Boeing is a company that has lost its way. I have no idea why the board has not sacked the CEO. The 737MAX  program was a fiasco and continues to haunt the company. The 787 program ran way behind schedule costing the company billions. This is what happens when you ignore pr...

14 min
4 December 2023
Leadership: The Art of Listening and Conversing

Gary gives leadership growth tips based on Dan Lyons "The Power of Keeping Your Mouth Shut in an Endlessly Noisy World" and David Brooks "How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen."

12 min
11 October 2023
Why Are Industrial Technology Vendors Moving to Software?

After attending several technology supplier user conferences this summer and fall, a colleague asked why suppliers are emphasizing software. I ponder this question in this podcast essay. And ask what the new breed of engineers will bring with new ideas. Maybe Arduino control...

15 min
28 August 2023
Have Digital Productivity Tools Failed Us?

Do digital tools have the effect of adding more things to our plate rather than helping us get things done? Gary looks at how software helped him get productive and then seemed to bog down and still accomplish a lot, but it seems slower over all. Even more, what is more impo...

15 min
16 August 2023
252 Technology Market Innovation to Maturity Cycles

My career spans the innovation to maturity cycle of three technology markets--PC, IT, Automation. I wonder what's next.

21 min
17 July 2023
251 HUG 2023

I went to this year's Honeywell User Group with many questions. They were all answered as you will hear. There were many questions begging for answers as I traveled to Florida. What was Honeywell HIVE, and how does it relate to the ExxonMobil initiated Open Process Automatio...

24 min
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