Today we are talking to Erwin Paes, the CTO at Optessa. And we discuss the intricacies of planning and scheduling in manufacturing, how Optessa’s greatest strength is their people, and the near future of automated car manufacturing facilities.

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About Erwin:

Erwin has over 20 years of experience in designing, developing and implementing resource allocation, planning and scheduling solutions for the manufacturing industry. He has carried out significant research and development in the fields of Operations Research and Artificial Intelligence particularly in the use of Linear Programming, Constraint Programming and Search Heuristics for real world problems. Erwin holds an M.Tech. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay), Mumbai, India.

About Optessa:

Optessa Inc. is a leader in intelligent planning, sequencing and scheduling optimization software with successful implementations among top tier global manufacturers. Companies using Optessa products have made significant reductions in manufacturing costs by enabling lean and flexible operations without adding resources.

Optessa products have wide applicability in industries as diverse as auto OEMs, suppliers, power equipment, electronics, semiconductor, mills, batch process industries such as food and beverage and paints and in the shipping and logistics area. Optessa offers deployment flexibility and can be installed at a single line / plant area / entire plant / multiple plants. Optessa’s solutions include:

• Planning
• Scheduling
• Sequencing
• Real-Time Optimization for Rapid Response

Optessa’s solutions are designed to meet key business objectives of customers. Optessa’s configuration capability enables the modelling of most real-world problems out of the box to provide optimal, complete solutions. We are unique in our ability to define a wide range of problems across industries without the need for custom code and in our ability to solve problems rapidly considering the entire solution space. The resulting high-quality solutions form the foundation for reliable supply chain management.

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Joel Beasley founded the Modern CTO Podcast in 2017 while writing his book, the Modern CTO book, with the goal of interviewing CTOs and sharing their experiences with others in the tech community.

Joel’s conversational style and insightful questions quickly gained traction, attracting high-profile guests such as Microsoft’s CTO, Kevin Scott, and T-Mobile’s CIO, Cody Stanford. With each episode, the podcast’s popularity continued to grow, and soon, Joel found himself with a waiting list of future guests.

Today, the Modern CTO Podcast has become the number one leadership and tech podcast in the world, with over 150k active listeners, including CTOs, lead developers, and rising tech leaders. Joel’s commitment to creating a conversational atmosphere for his guests to share their experiences has inspired a new generation of leaders and innovators.

As the success of the podcast grew, Joel founded ProSeries Media, a podcast production company that helps companies worldwide create their own podcasts. With a team of producers, content creators, and podcast bookers, ProSeries Media produces over ten shows, providing a platform for companies to connect with their audience and share their expertise.

Through his work on the Modern CTO Podcast and ProSeries Media, Joel Beasley has become a respected voice in the tech industry, inspiring others to share their knowledge and insights with the wider community. His passion for creating engaging content that informs, inspires, and entertains has made him a sought-after speaker and advisor on all things tech.

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