Winner of the 2022 & 2023 Apex Awards of Excellence for Best Podcast. Join me, Theresa Houck, for Automation Chat, where I talk with industrial automation leaders, executives. practitioners and other subject matter experts to get their insights about technologies and trends affecting manufacturing and industrial automation professionals. I’m Executive Editor of The Journal From Rockwell Automation and Our PartnerNetwork magazine (http://rok.auto/thejournal). We chat about digital transformation, analytics and information management, networks & security, motion control, motors & electrical systems, workforce challenges, business challenges and opportunities, and more. And get your family-friendly, silly Joke of the Day.
Tuesday Jan 10, 2023
Tuesday Jan 10, 2023
Back by popular demand! We’re republishing our #1 most popular episode from 2022. It continues to get the most downloads every month. We hope you enjoy it and find it useful.
** Winner of the Award of Excellence for Best Podcast from the 2022 APEX Awards of Publication Excellence in Corporate Communications. Learn more.
In this episode from The Journal From Rockwell Automation and Our PartnerNetwork magazine, Executive Editor Theresa Houck details the steps some manufacturers are taking to successfully build resilience and agility into their supply chain so they can recover from a shortage of people, products or capacity. You’ll learn the common thread in all of them is the use of digital solutions, data analytics and IT/OT convergence.
It’s useful to understand how and why the supply chain disruptions happen so you can evaluate your processes and technologies to minimize the impact. Theresa reviews the domino effect that started when COVID-19 hit in 2020, then examines ongoing factors that continue to resonate.
She examines catastrophic effects on the food and beverage industry, including the price and availability of bread, meat and eggs, and how food security is threatened in many parts of the world. Also learn about the semiconductor chip & other electronics and automobile industries.
Learn the real reasons behind The Great Resignation cited by MIT data and other research, and the strategies some manufacturers are using to streamline work and improve productivity and worker satisfaction.
And of course, get your family-friendly, silly Joke of the Day.
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