An in-depth conversation with Michael Muilenburg, Manager of Operational Technology & Strategic Planning at 3M.
A shifting industrial workforce is creating an existential threat for industrial enterprises – the downstream effects of retiring workers and shorter job tenures are highly disruptive. Digital solutions exist to help solve this problem, by plugging gaps and capturing tribal knowledge before it's lost for good, and the skills gap widens even further.
Brian is an expert in the fields of standard work and process improvement software. He has worked with hundreds of companies to help them improve their procedures, train employees to standards, gather and analyze data, and employ continuous improvement principles.
With over 34 years of experience at 3M, Michael manages the high performing Operational Technology (continuous improvement) team supporting $XB in SVOP produced in 13 locations worldwide. His specialty is researching and piloting cutting edge operational technologies to drive improvements in stability, capability, availability, flow, and pull.