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Manufacturing Talk Radio is a weekly Talk Radio Podcast broadcast to manufacturers of all sizes across the globe. Show host, Lew Weiss, and co-host, Tim Grady, present breaking manufacturing news and tackle business trends and economic forecasts in manufacturing for small, medium and large manufacturers across the globe.


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Episode 280: 100% OEE Can Be Terribly Misleading – Are You Sure You Want It?

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Listen Now – Bryan Sapot, Director of Sales and CEO of SensrTrx discusses some of the nuances of equipment efficiency based on true availability with Manufacturing Talk Radio hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady. After listening to this show, you may discover hidden pockets of equipment availability than can improve you workflow and output, and learn how to schedule downtime so it has the least impact on your production. The implementation cost of sound OEE software is quickly recovered in just a few months. Listen to this show and get the benefit of true OEE.


Lewis Weiss

Mr. Lewis Weiss is Host of Manufacturing Talk Radio and President of All Metals & Forge Group, the principal sponsor of the show. He has 60 years in the metals industry as a manufacturer of open die forgings and seamless rolled rings, running a business that sells forged products globally to OEMs, major manufacturers, mid-size first- and second-tier suppliers, and small metalworking companies. Lewis Weiss puts his experience in manufacturing to good use as an expert consultant on various TV and radio programs nationwide.

Tim Grady

Mr. Tim Grady is an Executive Producer and Co-host of Manufacturing Talk Radio. He brings more than 25 years of knowledge as a senior strategist and business advisor to companies of all sizes in more than thirty industries, advising them on revving up revenues, macro and micro marketing, strategic selling, organization optimization, website ergonomics, data mining, and other external or internal factors that can accelerate or impede business operations and net profit.


Bryan Sapot

Bryan Sapot – Founder & CEO, SensrTrx

Throughout his career, Bryan Sapot has built products and started companies that have leveraged technology to solve problems that make the lives of manufacturers easier. With the evolution and growth of things like cloud technology, big data storage, and lightweight development technologies, Bryan has become a trusted voice in the market with experience on all sides of the equation.

Bryan is the founder and former CEO of Datix, one of North America’s preeminent ERP consultancies. He successfully exited Datix in 2015 and formed SensrTrx, a new breed of manufacturing analytics company that was designed to make analytics meaningful, affordable, and accessible to all manufacturers. In the fall of 2016, under Bryan’s direction, SensrTrx won the prestigious start-up competition, Arch Grants, and was awarded a no-strings-attached cash prize from the state of Missouri.

Since then, Bryan has steered the company towards a growing customer base, acceptance into 2017 Ameren Accelerator program, and attended TechCrunch Disrupt to represent the city of St. Louis on behalf of the city’s chamber of commerce and Southwest Airlines. Due to the success of SensrTrx, Bryan has become a sought after speaker for a diverse set of topics relating to manufacturing technology.

Bryan is a former St. Louis Business Journal 30 under 30 recipient and is the former founder and leader of several large manufacturing technology user groups and manufacturing associations in the Midwest. Bryan is known for his deep industry insights and plain language explanations of complex topics and ideas.

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