Episode 15

Freedman's Factory: Introduction


May 12th, 2021

33 mins 9 secs

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Augmented reveals the stories behind the new era of industrial operations, where technology will restore the agility of frontline workers. 

In episode 15 of the podcast (@AugmentedPod), the topic is: Freedman's Factory: Introduction. Our guest is Mark Freedman, Lean Practice Leader at Tulip for our new segment, Freedman's Factory, which you will recognize because of our new segment specific music, with a cool, shopfloor vibe.

In this conversation, we talk about Freedman's Factory. What is it? What do we hope to accomplish? We learn that Mark Freedman, whose job title is all about Lean--which has to do with eliminating waste and increasing productivity, is, in fact, all about Kaizen, which is somewhat more ambitiously Japanese and means change for the better, or in better English--continuous improvement, from Kai meaning change and Zen meaning peaceful, relaxed, and aware. We are aiming for all those things. In fact, we hope to probe deep into the manufacturing experience, learning from people who live it and breathe it. We also want to investigate what it means to explore Kaizen and Lean together with digitalization--and with the nocode approach. And, as Freedman says, with all change we have to respect the current state. In other words, before we start to change something, we have to take in what is and recognize why it is that way. If all of these things sound slightly philosophical, it is because they are. This is down-to-earth philosophy with a small p.

After listening to this episode, check out Tulip's and Mark Freedman's profile on social media:

  • Tulip (@tulipinterfaces): https://tulip.co/ 
  • Mark Freedman: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markjfreedman/

Augmented is a podcast for leaders, hosted by futurist Trond Arne Undheim, presented by Tulip.co, the manufacturing app platform, and associated with MFG.works, the manufacturing upskilling community launched at the World Economic Forum. Each episode dives deep into a contemporary topic of concern across the industry and airs at 9 am US Eastern Time every Wednesday. Augmented--the industry 4.0 podcast.

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