Episode 7 – Exploring the Intersection of Manufacturing and Sustainability w/ Guidewheel

July 19, 2024

Episode Summary

Welcome to the latest episode of our podcast, where we explore the cutting-edge world of sustainable manufacturing with Laura Dunford, CEO, and Rachel Green, Head of Customer Experience at Guidewheel. These industry experts will explain how their company uses cloud-powered FactoryOps technology to revolutionize how small and medium-sized manufacturers approach sustainable manufacturing. From the challenges faced by manufacturers today to the innovative solutions that Guidewheel is implementing, this episode is packed with valuable insights for anyone interested in the future of sustainable manufacturing.

This episode covers the following:

1.33 – Introduction to Guidewheel and what it means to be a Public-Benefit Corporation

10:12 – What skills are most helpful to join this industry and advice

13:45 – Breaking down the idea of “downtime” and the connection with energy efficiency

26:50 – What is the World Economic Forum, and how does one get involved?

29:20 – Reading recommendations

Recommended Readings:

McKinsey: Lean for Green Manufacturing

The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough | Goodreads