Join hosts Dave Evans, CEO of Fictiv, and journalist and writer, Philip Stoten in The Supply Chain Bunker as they discuss partnerships between man and machine and what roles robotics and automation are playing during the current crisis.

This week our guest was Marco Micheletti, Fresh Consulting’s Director of Automation. Marco has more than twenty years managing engineering teams and driving automation, product development, supply chain and manufacturing for products including the Xbox 360, Nike+ SportWatch GPS, Nike+ Fuelband, Steam Controller, and Steam Valve Index VR Kit.

Key takeaways:

  • Humans are awesome; it’s the role of robotics and automation to augment, not replace.
  • It’s essential to consider TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).
  • Supply chains are strategic resources.
  • Always ask why before how.
  • Use existing building blocks to shorten development cycles.
  • Practice social distancing, but develop closer collaborations.

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See you next week, in the bunker!