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Manufacturing Automation: The move to ethical manufacturing: Q&A with Dan Lionello, CEO of Omnae

Dan Lionello discusses how automated supply chain management can lead to more ethical manufacturing,

February 24, 2021  Alanna Fairey

Dan Lionello, CEO of Omnae, envisions a more ethical supply chain in manufacturing. Photo: Omnae

Dan Lionello, CEO of Vancouver-based Omnae, recently sat down with Manufacturing AUTOMATION to discuss how automated supply chain management can lead to more ethical manufacturing, and how to shift out of the Industry 3.0 mindset.

Manufacturing AUTOMATION: You were running your own manufacturing company when you started thinking about a cloud-based platform for global supply chain networking. What was your challenge?

Dan Lionello: The recognition of the problem really became obvious about 13 years ago. We had pivoted to move all of our manufacturing offshore. We had to develop systems that would be very clear about information transfer and timeliness. And then, secondly, focus on those vendors that had the capabilities – to not just purportedly to make the product, but to also have the integrity and the quality systems that we could have faith [in] without us having to see it all day, every day.

To read the full Q&A check out Manufacturing Automation, one of Canadian Manufacturing‘s sister publications.

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