The ASSEMBLY Audible podcast explores the people, processes, and technologies for assembling parts into finished products. In this podcast, our multimedia editor shares insights from top engineers, plant managers, CEOs, software providers, content creators, and many more unique professionals. Whether you make large products in small volumes or small products in large volumes, our goal is to provide insights, ideas, and inspiration you can put to work. Following are some highlights we'd like to share with you this month:


Tony Topencik

Assembly Plant Celebrates 100,000 Kaizens Submitted 

Earlier this year, The Raymond Corp. facility in Greene, NY, celebrated an impressive milestone. The facility received its 100,000 employee-submitted kaizen in operations since introducing the program in 2006. Raymond encourages its employees at all levels and tenure to submit kaizens they believe will help improve their departmental processes. Tony Topencik, Vice President of Operations, Quality, and EHS at Raymond, tells us about the New York operation, the kaizen program, and the significance of the recent milestone.



Pete Bremer

Automating the Process of Repairing and Refurbishing Smartphones and Other Tech

Pete Bremer, Vice President of Global Automation Engineering with Assurant, joins ASSEMBLY Audible to discuss his role in guiding the strategy, development, build, and implementation of emerging and proven automation technologies at Assurant's Device Care Centers, which repair and refurbish a range of connected devices. From upskilling, data security, better customer experience, trade-in value retention, and the device processing cycle, learn how modular automation is used in multiple processes at the Device Care Centers.



Peter Maithel

A Leading Automotive Strategist's Predictions for the Auto Industry in 2024

What's happening in the automotive industry in 2024? We asked Peter Maithel, a long-time subject matter expert and Global Automotive Strategy Lead with Infor for his take on the key automotive industry trends in 2024. Listen to his expert take on OEM and Tier 1 manufacturing, including connected vehicles and the future of mobility.



Nikki Gonzales and Alicia Gilpin

Automation Ladies Join The ASSEMBLY Show South in Nashville

The Automation Ladies, a dynamic podcast duo comprised of Nikki Gonzales and Alicia Gilpin, join us on ASSEMBLY Audible to discuss their plans for 2024. Part of their plan for the year includes hosting an Automation Ladies Lounge at The ASSEMBLY Show South. There they'll be hosting LinkedIn lives on-site each day and networking. Support this new partnership by using the CODE, AUTOLADIES, when you register for the show. We'll see you in Nashville!


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