March 10, 2011
I am very pleased to announce The Office of Strategic Innovation Roundtable (OSI/Roundtable). The OSI/Roundtable is a half-hour webcast that I will host on a bi-weekly basis. Guests will share their business and technical knowledge that focuses on manufacturing innovation. Topics and speaker suggestions are encouraged! Please drop me a note on any suggestions that you have. Ideally, I would love to have AMT members and/or IMTS exhibitors as well as manufacturing and computer industry thought leaders on the OSI/Roundtable. Typical episodes will run 20 to 30 minutes.
The goal of the OSI/Roundtable is to provide thought-provoking discussions that can be listened to and watched anywhere, at any time, on the most popular devices, as well as to make it as easy as possible for guests by simply capturing our conversation with Skype. I will take care of all the production aspects of inserting graphics, information, editing and post production. All the speakers need to do is to get on Skype with me to have a brief discussion with questions I will send ahead of time. A video camera is not required since we are capturing voice and inserting graphics and text after the interview. I want to make it as easy as possible on speakers.
The first guest on the OSI/Roundtable was John Turner, Director of Technology for FA Consulting and Technology. John has more than 30 years of experience in the manufacturing industry with a large chunk of that being at GE Fanuc. John was the first person to create an MTConnect appliance, which he unveiled at IMTS 2008. In this 30-minute OSI/Roundtable, John discusses:
- The many lessons learned in machine assessment over three decades.
- Taking full advantage of the features and functions of machine controllers.
- Improving part quality and part yield.
- Identifying and addressing process errors.
- Data collection requirements and opportunities.
- Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE).