Part 3: The growing imperative for practical AI

In the last of my three-part series on looking ahead to 2021 (and leaving 2020 firmly in the rearview mirror), I’ll explore what technological advancements are on the horizon, and how they’ll help fulfill the vision I laid out in earlier posts for both global manufacturing and how the industry will shift in the U.S. […]

Part 2: Changes to manufacturing in the U.S.

I recently reflected on what 2020 meant for Drishti, and subsequently added the first of what will be three inside looks at what I think will happen in the coinciding worlds of manufacturing and technology in 2021. In part one, I took a global, big picture look at how manufacturing will shift to a regionalized, […]

Part 1: Regionalization and manufacturing neighborhoods

I recently reflected on what 2020 meant for Drishti. In this three-part miniseries, I’m examining trends and shifts in manufacturing that will have far-reaching implications throughout the industry at both a global and domestic level, starting at the macro-level. Countries will trend toward regionalizing their supply chains  If 2020 taught us anything, it’s the importance […]

Goodbye, 2020: A series of year-end predictions

One of the most bizarre years of my lifetime is finally coming to a close. At Drishti, we saw some of our highest highs yet: securing our Series B funding round, announcing our first public customers, receiving recognitions from NVIDIA and Forbes and hiring the best and brightest minds are a few of the milestones […]

Advice from ZF: How to teach old manufacturers new tricks

A few weeks ago, the Leuphana Digital Leadership Campus invited Drishti and ZF to co-present a live webinar about how large manufacturers successfully build digital skills and help their workforces adapt to new technology. Joined by ZF’s Scott Cameron, we had a wide ranging discussion that started with Hootie and the Blowfish and, I promise, […]

Process investments: As important as product, but often ignored

In assembly, codifying the process through standardized work is paramount to high quality and throughput. That’s why standardized work is a one of the foundational disciplines of the Toyota Production System. It doesn’t totally connect, then, that spending on process improvements lags far behind spending on product development. In fact, the manufacturing team often has […]

Building a value mentality and the impacts of coronavirus (a Drishti interview)

Drishti’s founder and CEO Prasad Akella recently interviewed Andy Luse, associate partner at McKinsey & Company. The interview included a discussion on  digital transformation, identifying workers who thrive on the factory floor, McKinsey’s digital coaching through its Capabilities Centers network and the impacts of coronavirus. This is the second of three installments; you can listen […]

Digital transformation and experiential learning (a Drishti interview)

Drishti’s founder and CEO Prasad Akella recently interviewed Andy Luse, associate partner at McKinsey & Company. The discussion covered digital transformation, identifying workers who thrive on the factory floor, McKinsey’s digital coaching through its Capabilities Centers network and the impacts of coronavirus. This is the second of three installments; you can listen to the first […]

Digital transformation and empowering workers (a Drishti interview)

Prasad Akella, Drishti’s founder and CEO, recently interviewed Andy Luse, associate partner at McKinsey & Company. The conversation covered digital transformation, identifying workers who thrive on the factory floor, McKinsey’s digital coaching through its Capabilities Centers network and the impacts of coronavirus. This is the first of three installments; we jumped in just as Prasad […]