Digitization Mavericks Podcast

The Digitization Mavericks Podcast takes a closer look at digital transformation and automation in manufacturing, construction and other industries with the stakeholders who are working hard to make it happen.

Our host, Chris Krnezich, interviews industry leaders to discuss the challenges that persist across the front line and how organizations are using new technologies to improve efficiency for operational workflows, like Abnormality Reporting, Behavior-Based Safety, 5S Audits, Autonomous Maintenance Inspections, and more.

This is a Podcast for the Digitization Mavericks, managers who care deeply about their company and want to elevate the quality of their work environment and get recognized for their impact.

The status quo is no longer acceptable in manufacturing.

Episode 5: Eliminate Admin Time and Automate Tracking With Digital BBSOs with Steve McBride, CEO & Founder of Weever

In this episode of Digitization Mavericks, we are joined by Steve McBride, Weever’s very own CEO and Founder. Steve is a manufacturing veteran with more than 30 years of industry experience and has worked with manufacturers across every industry. Some of the topics Chris and Steve talk about are how to effectively organize and Behaviour Based Saftey Observation (BBSO) program, how automating tracking can make lives easier, and some of the best practices for BBSOs, regardless of technology integration.

Why is this important? Because over 90% of workplace incidents come from unsafe behavior. Behavior and practices on the shop floor are EVERYTHING and less time spent worrying about behavior means more time creating output for the company through continuous improvement.

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Episode 4: Maintenance Challenges Manufacturers Face Before Digitization with Chris Luecke, Regional SaaS Sales & Marketing Leader at Fiix Software

In this episode, we are joined by Chris Luecke, Host of the Manufacturing Happy Hour Podcast and a manufacturing veteran with more than 15 years of experience with companies like Anheuser-Busch, Rockwell Automation, and Fixx Software.


Episode 3: Using Technology To Engage Employees in Manufacturing and Overcome Industry Staff Shortage with Jake Hall, The Manufacturing Millennial

In this episode, we are once again joined by Jake Hall for a second episode. We take a closer look at the industry laborforce issue, why more automation is leading to the digitization of manual frontline SOPs, the growth of AI in manufacturing, how companies can attract and engage a tech-enabled workforce, and how technology can be used to get more from your existing resources. This episode is the perfect listen for managers and senior leaders in manufacturing who are battling to retain staff, and seeking to invest in solutions that empower workers.


Episode 2: Successful Digital Adoption Requires Patience and Purpose with Paul Nadolski, Continuous Improvement Manager at Kerry

In this episode, we are joined by Paul Nadolski, Continuous Improvement Manager at Kerry. Paul talks about why it’s important to build good habits before implementing technology, why defining the problem is the first piece to coming up with great solutions, and the importance of empathy and soft skills in manufacturing.


Episode 1: Industry 4.0: Going Paperless In Order To Increase Connectivity and Automation with Jake Hall, The Manufacturing Millennial

In this episode, we are joined by Jake Hall, an influencer who’s making waves about Industry 4.0 on social media as The Manufacturing Millenial. Jake explains how technology is the only way to solve a huge problem the industry is facing.


Episode 0: Effective Digital Workflows and Automation Don’t Exist Without People

In this episode, we feature a special interview between one of our podcast producers and the host of the Digitization Mavericks podcast. Now the current Sales Director at Weever, Chris shares details about his roots in manufacturing and his interests in technology beginning at a young age.