Enterprise IoT: Integrating people into the IoT

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Integrating people into the IoT: A common sense approach to decision making

Greg Flickinger: VP Manufacturing Operations, HEB: Chairman of OpX Leadership Network

Greg Flickinger attended Ohio University on a football scholarship followed by receiving his Masters and Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois. Greg started his consumer products career at General Mills for 9 years. His initial role was in Strategic Technology Development focusing upon developing and launching proprietary and patentable food processing technology aimed at generating product innovation and competitive advantage. Greg also worked in R&D product development as well as Headquarters Operations. In these roles, Greg had responsibility for the national launch of 11 products from concept to full production. In Greg’s final 3 years with General Mills he served as the Plant Operations Manager at a self-directed work team cereal plant that implemented a number of the technologies that were developed when Greg supported the Strategic Technology Group. During Greg’s time leading the manufacturing plant, the team significantly reduced their delivered cost becoming the lowest cost producer in the Big G Division.

Greg worked for 8 years at Snyder’s-Lance first as a site Director of Manufacturing followed by Vice President of Manufacturing and Corporate Engineering. During his tenure, Greg focused his teams on transitioning the culture from a traditional structure to a high performance structure centered upon TEE (Total Employee Engagement). One of the key vehicles driving the change was the implementation of Continuous Improvement tools and methodologies across both manufacturing and engineering.

 

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