About the show

Augmented Ops is a podcast for industrial leaders, shop floor operators, citizen developers, and anyone else that cares about what the future of frontline operations will look like across industries. We equip our listeners with the knowledge to understand the latest advancements at the intersection of manufacturing and technology, as well as actionable insights that they can implement in their own operations. This show is presented by Tulip, the Frontline Operations Platform.

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  • Episode 123: Building a Manufacturing Software Marketplace with Diego Tamburini

    October 4th, 2023  |  Season 4  |  22 mins 20 secs
    4ir, digital transformation, industry 4.0, manufacturing, microsoft, software, supply chains, technology, workforce

    Diego Tamburini–Category Manager for Manufacturing at Microsoft Commercial Marketplace–helps us unpack the future trajectory of the industry, and the challenges manufacturers face in building a cohesive tech stack using solutions from different vendors.

  • Episode 122: Fixing the Failures of Industry 4.0 with Antonio Padovano

    September 20th, 2023  |  Season 4  |  22 mins 41 secs
    4ir, industry 4.0, manufacturing, supply chains, technology, workforce

    In episode 122, we speak with Assistant Professor at the University of Calabria Antonio Padovano, discussing the failures of practically implementing Industry 4.0 on the shop floor, and his vision for how we can address them with a new approach.

  • Episode 121: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

    August 23rd, 2023  |  Season 3  |  41 mins 1 sec
    4ir, industry 4.0, management, manufacturing, operations, supply chains, technology, workforce

    In this special episode, Trond introduces Natan Linder, CEO of Tulip and co-author of Augmented Lean, as the new host of Augmented Season 4. Trond and Natan review four great interviews from 2022, and Natan previews what’s to come in 2023–with new episodes that go beyond interviews to include brainstorms, debates, and the occasional stream of consciousness.

  • Episode 120: Digital Manufacturing in Turkey and Beyond with Efe Erdem

    August 9th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  30 mins 23 secs
    digital transformation, manufacturing, mena, technology, turkey, upskilling

    In this conversation with Efe Erdem, Executive Director of Turkey’s MEXT Technology Center, we discuss how manufacturing is transforming across the MENA region. We explore Turkey's position as a key player in this area, the challenges and opportunities they face, and the role of technology and digitalization in achieving sustainable growth.

  • Episode 119: Industrial Design with Kimberly Andersson

    July 26th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  36 mins 42 secs

    The conversation between host Trond Arne Undheim and Kimberly Andersson revolves around the topic of design, particularly in the context of industrial software and digital tools for manufacturing processes. Kimberly shares her insights on the power of design, the tension between user-centric design and industrial constraints, and the importance of understanding user needs to create better solutions.

  • Episode 118: Digital Manufacturing in the Cloud with Jon Hirschtick (Rebroadcast)

    July 12th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 10 mins

    In this conversation, we talk with our guest, Jon Hirschtick, Head of SaaS, Onshape and Atlas Platform, PTC, about the story of SolidWorks, using agile methods, listening to the market, charting the evolution of CAD into SaaS, and its emerging and future iterations in the open source cloud and beyond.

  • Episode 117: Manufacturing with Jessica Yen

    June 28th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  38 mins 39 secs

    In episode 117 of the podcast, the topic is manufacturing. Our guest is Jessica Yen, Head of Customer Success at Tulip. In this conversation, we talk about how it's interesting to see that changes are happening in manufacturing but that these changes aren't fast. It's a moving target, manufacturing, but certainly, complexity is there.

  • Episode 116: The Market of Marketplaces with Jason Ray

    June 14th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  33 mins 22 secs

    In episode 116 of the podcast, the topic is: The Market of Marketplaces. Our guest is Jason Ray, Co-Founder and CEO of Paperless Parts. In this conversation, we talk about the importance of implementing a growth mindset in manufacturing, procurement, and industrial supply chains.

  • Episode 114: The Industry 4.0 Journey with Scott Phillips

    May 17th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  34 mins 46 secs
    augmentation, automation, industry 4.0, manufacturing

    In this episode, Scott Phillips, founder of i4Score, joins us for a deep-dive conversation about the journey towards a data-driven culture. We discuss the three big challenges small- to medium-sized manufacturers face when trying to adopt new technology; the core principles of Industry 4.0; and how to use technology to automate, autonomize, and augment.

  • Episode 113: The Business Model of Lean with Jim Huntzinger

    May 3rd, 2023  |  Season 3  |  34 mins 26 secs
    lean, lean accounting, lean business model, lean coaching, roi, toyota production system, value stream costing

    In this episode of the Augmented podcast, we hear from Jim Huntzinger, President of Lean Frontiers. Our discussion covers the lean business model, value stream costing versus product costing, Toyota Kata, and the impact that these methodologies have on process and product development.

  • Episode 112: Humans, Robots, and the Future of Manufacturing with Anna Waldman-Brown

    April 19th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  40 mins 14 secs
    automation, industry 4.0, manufacturing, robotics, upskilling, welding, workforce

    In this installment of the Augmented podcast, we hear from Anna Waldman-Brown, a PhD candidate in political economy and researcher at MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Our discussion dives deep into automation of welding processes, the role of humans and robots in the future of manufacturing, and what these trends mean in particular for small- and medium-sized enterprises.