Radwell's Automation Nation

Radwell's Automation Nation

Welcome to Radwell's Automation Nation. Adjust the volume or put your favorite earbuds in and let's explore the manufacturing and automation industry together. To get in touch with us, email automationnation@radwell.com

Episodes

June 24, 2021 34 min

After graduation from high school, It’s time for real life decisions to be made. Many think that college is the inevitable path but trade school also offers career options. Though both college and trade school have their merits and their drawbacks, the real food for thought is whether a career in manufacturing might be the right move. 

The goal of both college and trade school is the same: to receive an education that leads to a car...

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In this episode co-hosts Rob and Julie discuss what you need to know about Vendor Managed Inventory or VMI for short. 

What Is Vendor Managed Inventory?

Vendor Managed Inventory is a supply chain agreement where vendors or suppliers manage, maintain, and optimize their inventory while it’s in the possession of a buyer.

In other words, it’s an inventory management system where inventory is replaced for the buyer or retailer without the...

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Are you just starting out with welding? Would you benefit from a few welding tips for beginners? If you answered yes to these questions, this episode is for you. Our guest is Jason Larsen. Jason is Director of Technical Business Development at Radwell International and works at our global headquarters in Willingboro, NJ. He is also a skilled technician and knows plenty. In this episode he walks us through tips for beginner welders....

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We’ve all been there. You like your job and you work hard every day. But there are just some things that are so frustrating and you don’t quite know how to make them better. Maybe you speak to your manager or maybe you keep your mouth shut but either way, if the frustrations don’t get fixed, they will eventually take over. Instead of focusing on the good parts of your job, you end up fixating on the frustrating parts until it reall...

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March 8, 2021 17 min

In this episode Julie and Rob discuss different leadership styles and how they can impact people in the work place. Whether you are a plant manager or an office manager, understanding different leadership styles and how they affect other people is an important part of supervising. Let us help you navigate the world of leadership styles. 

Leadership styles discussed in this episode: 

Transformational Leadership

Participatory Leadership

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Radwell International is an industrial automation company servicing manufacturing operations globally. The company stocks and sells new and surplus industrial automation, MRO, pneumatic, motion, electronic, hydraulic, HVAC and electrical control equipment for plant floor and facilities maintenance machinery. Radwell also has full component level repair capabilities for all industrial electronic and electrical equipment, with over 2...

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Radwell International offers onsite field engineering services as part of our extensive list of service offerings. During some of our onsite visits to manufacturing facilities, we are able to accomplish some big wins for our customers. In this episode, take a behind the scenes look at two field engineering service situations and how Radwell technicians were able to create wins for our customers. Expertise is important and being abl...

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Have you ever wondered why some businesses are so visible in the community? There are many ways for businesses to increase their visibility but one of the best ways is by contributing to the community. This can be done with a good community relations plan for your business. 

In this episode Julie and Rob discuss how a community relations plan can help your business. 


 Email for Podcast Questions or Feedback: automationn...

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You wouldn’t think there would be much of a connection between Radwell and the music industry would you? Believe it or not, Radwell supports manufacturing in just about any industry you can think of, including the music industry. We have surplus stock for brands such as Sennheiser, Shure Brothers, Beringer, Harmon International and many more. Because of this connection, we thought it would be fun to supplement Radwell...

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In this episode, Howard Coleman of MCA Associates discusses the value of a Distribution Facility Operations Assessment.  Included are the main objectives of an assessment, what an assessment IS and what it ISN’T and more practical and useful tips to review before taking action on an assessment. There is even a helpful offer to optimize your take-aways at the end of the podcast. 


 Email for Podcast Questions or Feedback: automationna...

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It is said that the average adult spends 35% of their waking hours at work. This adds up to approximately 13 entire years of life working. That is a significant chunk of time. Since we spend so much time at work, it’s important to feel like we're valued.

It seems like a simple topic and yet, so many workplaces fall short of creating an environment of inclusion and value for employees. In this episode, hosts Julie and Rob discuss...

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Is an automated inventory management system right for your operation? In this episode, learn about automated material handling and if it’s a good fit for your inventory management. 


Our guest is Brian Janusz, who is Global Procurement Director at Radwell International. Brian graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 2014. He has since been involved in various automation, construction and optimization projec...

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August 17, 2020 13 min

Did you know that manufacturing is the 2nd most targeted industry by hackers? These days, addressing cybersecurity is more important than ever in any industry but especially in the manufacturing industry. Although IIoT and Industry 4.0 in manufacturing create many positive benefits for operations, they also create vulnerabilities within systems. These vulnerabilities make it possible for hackers to gain access to an organization’s ...

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What makes a good leader? 
In this podcast we are touching on a topic that transcends the manufacturing industry and applies to so many aspects of business and life. We thought it would be an interesting topic to discuss because on some level it probably touches every human in some way. The topic is: what makes a good leader.

According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, a leader is defined as a person who leads. But what does it mean...

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June 16, 2020 15 min

Is 3D Printing Right For Your Operation?
In Radwell's Automation Nation podcast, Episode 2 , we discuss 3D printing and some tips to add 3D printing to an operation. 3D printing and additive manufacturing are interesting topics for a lot of people and not just in the industrial or manufacturing world. 
There are many operations that have probably wanted to implement 3D printing but haven’t added it because maybe they weren’t sure...

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April 3, 2020 10 min

We're starting off our podcast journey giving our listeners some insight into Radwell International and the backstory of the company.
Radwell as a company has had humble beginnings which have led to successes. It's an interesting story primarily centered around two key players:Jerry Radwell, the founder of the company and his son, Brian Radwell, the current President and CEO of Radwell.
This podcast is a true behind the sce...

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