Gary On Manufacturing - Gary Mintchell
Thoughts and interviews on connected technologies in manufacturing and production from Gary Mintchell.

Gary Mintchell discusses the 2016 Ignition Customer Conference from Inductive Automation--and the pseudo competition between OPC UA and MQTT/Sparkplug. Mostly it's all about getting the right information into your Industrial Software (HMI/SCADA) application.

Direct download: Gary_on_Manufacturing_153.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:23pm EDT

152 OPC, REST, Interoperability, and Gotchas to Beware

Following up on his popular podcast on "Why Big Companies Hate OPC UA Embedded", Gary reviews his recent writing on OPC UA, REST, MQTT and Sparkplug relative to needed interoperability. He focuses on watching how companies implement REST and MQTT--whether they are using an open transport to move proprietary data types, or whether they are truly embracing what end users want-true interoperability.

Direct download: GaryOnManufacturing_152.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:58pm EDT

151 Working Deeply

My 151st podcast dives into "Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World" by Cal Newport.

Newport differentiates the work that will lead you to success (deep work--thinking) from that work that just fills time (shallow work--answering email, reading Facebook, etc.).

He provides tips on organizing your day to emphasize setting aside blocks of time for deep work.

Direct download: 151_Working_Deeply.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:36am EDT

150 -  The Power of the Other

Gary reviews Dr. Henry Cloud's new book, "The Power of the Other" how our connections and relationships can hurt or enhance us.

Direct download: 150_The_Power_of_the_Other.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:33pm EDT

149 Why Do Large Companies Dislike Embedded OPC UA?

OK, it's a provocative title, but the recent ODVA announcement at the Hannover Messe of the OPC UA-like CIP for the Cloud triggered some thoughts. Is it the traditional dance of company trying to lock in customers versus customers trying to maintain some flexibility--or--is OPC UA really a threat to CIP? (No one I talked to at Hannover thought the latter was true.)

Direct download: 149_Why_Large_Companies_Dislike_Embedded_OPC_UA.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:13pm EDT

148 - Digital Manufacturing Hannover Preview

Gary introduces Digital Manufacturing, previews the 2016 Hannover Fair, and speculates on Rockwell Automation and Digital Manufacturing.

Direct download: 148_-_Digital_Manufacturing_Hannover_Preview.mp3
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147-Productivity and Health

Gary discusses why people seem to keep dropping the ball along with a solution. He also looks behind the news that few people follow a heart-healthy lifestyle.

Direct download: 147-Productivity_and_Health.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:09pm EDT

146-Strategy of Industrial Internet of Things

Gary looks at the discussions around Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 likening them to strategies.

Direct download: 146-Internet_of_Things_as_Strategy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:07pm EDT

Gary on Manufacturing 145--ARC Forum

Gary reports from Orlando at the ARC Advisory Group 20th Annual Industry Forum. No surprises that Internet of Things and cyber security were headliners. The real surprise was the amount of Keynote space president Andy Chatha gave to an ExxonMobil initiative of engaging Lockheed Martin to essentially drive an open-specification DCS. Reception by technology suppliers was lukewarm at best. Reception by peers was difficult to gauge because so few were in attendance. But the conversations were intense.

Direct download: Gary_on_Manufacturing_145.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:30am EDT

Gary on Manufacturing 144

An overdose of Barclay's English Premier League and the American National Football League has Gary thinking about leadership skills. Podcasts are sponsored by Ignition by Inductive Automation.

Direct download: Gary_on_Manufacturing_144.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:30pm EDT