Exploring Facility Scale, Automation, and Supplier Partnerships with IMI’s Oscar Valdivia, on EMS@C-Level

Prepare to be immersed in an enlightening conversation with our guest, Manager of Engineering at IMI Guadalajara, Oscar Valdivia, as we navigate the world of factory scale and automation. Isn’t it captivating how production facilities adapt to the ever-evolving technology landscape? Together, we shed light on the complexities behind managing a large number of employees, the subsequent repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic on production, and the need for robust supplier partnerships, like the one IMI enjoy with Koh Young.

Oscar provides a unique perspective on the process of re-qualifying suppliers, emphasizing the critical role of continual employee training in a rapidly automating world. We delve deeper into the crux of manufacturing expertise and software development. Oscar illustrates the nuances of the inspection process, the challenges that come with choosing the right communication software, and the often overlooked importance of a global vision in equipment selection decisions. When asked, are we producing enough talent to sustain the growing industry needs? Oscar responds to this pressing question and further highlights the escalating demand for quality in the competitive market, followed by an inspiring emphasis on self-education in the face of industry transformation.

Brace yourself for an episode brimming with insights, challenges, experience, local knowledge and revelations. Like every episode of EMS@C-Level, this one was sponsored by global inspection leader Koh Young (https://www.kohyoung.com) and Adaptable Automation Specialist Launchpad.build (https://launchpad.build).

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