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Data Driven Discussions Podcast – Building Better Data (Manufacturing)

In episode 107, Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, the CEO of Instrumental which is bringing data, machine learning, and intelligence to the assembly line is interviewed by Sean Byrnes, co-founder and CEO of Outlier.

Manufacturing is an old industry that has been resistant to change and new technologies, even as the products it builds have gotten more complex. That is changing as factories are considering new technologies a necessity to stay competitive and productive. Data will be the key to this innovation. Products like the Instrumental System will enable factories and the brands that build in them to collect data that was not available before and to use algorithms to find defects the moment they happen on the assembly line.

“In the future, if this goes in the direction it’s been going in for the past ten years, this should result in cheaper products and higher quality products for everyone.” –  Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, CEO, Instrumental

In this discussion we’ll learn a lot about manufacturing and how data is changing how it works including:

  • What is a “bone pile” and why does it hurt manufacturing productivity? (4:23)
  • How does having data change the way factories operate? (9:11)
  • What kind of new opportunities will data unlock for manufacturing? (17:34)

Listen to the episode below:

September 11, 2017 | Host: Sean Byrnes, co-founder and CEO of Outlier

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