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Jul 25, 2017

Hello Metalworking Nation! We are happy to bring you another episode of our #MarketingForMakers Series with Red Caffeine Marketing + Technology. Today we welcome back back Julie Poulos as she introduces Red Caffeine's Founder & CEO -- Kathy Steele.

On this episode of MakingChips, we focus on integrating technology into your business. Kathy and Julie walk us through some starting points that will equip and inspire you to identify gaps in your business technology stack.Today's discussion features an array of topics including: integrating platforms, examining financial insights, systemizing talent management, and getting your operations in order.

Episode Structure:

[04:08] - Record Download Month
[05:05] - Summertime in Chicago
[07:50] - Welcome Julie Poulos and Kathy Steele
[10:46] - Forbes Article by Kathy
[13:55] - ERP, CRM, KPI's and Other Acronyms
[18:36] - Identifying the Gaps
[21:06] - Building Bridges
[22:14] - Systemizing Talent
[25:30] - CRM Integration
[31:00] - Tech Audit and Financial Insights
[34:05] - Get Your Operations in Order
[35:56] - “Love Your Lathe”

Links Mentioned in this Episode:
Red Caffeine Marketing + Technology
Forbes Article by Kathy Steele
Julie Poulos |LinkedIn
Kathy Steele | LinkedIn
Red Caffeine's "Biz" Tech Stack
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We Want to Hear From YOU, The Metalworking Nation:
• Jim@makingchips.com
• Jason@makingchips.com
• Ryan@makingchips.com
Telephone: (312) 725-0245

Jul 19, 2017

Success is one of those concepts that we all understand, and yet, in reality it means something different to each individual. For some, it is financial, for others it is freedom to be able to lead a certain lifestyle.

On this episode of MakingChips, we examine the concept of personal success as Jim and Jason ask: "What does success look like for you, and have you achieved it?”. Jim Carr makes an appearance in this week’s manufacturing news as we discuss Illinois’ personal income growth.

Episode Structure
02:30] - Manufacturing News
[09:00] - The Drought of 1988
[12:00] - What’s New at ZENGERS
[13:00] - What’s New at Carr Machine
[15:30] - Business Has Changed
[23:50] - Bringing in New Technology
[25:00] - Longterm Goals
[29:00] - Outsourcing
[31:20] - What Does Success Look Like For Me?
[35:10] - iTunes Review

Links - Mentioned in this Episode
Manufacturing News
The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII)
iTunes Review | MakingChips

We Want to Hear From YOU, The Metalworking Nation
• Jim@makingchips.com
• Jason@makingchips.com
• Ryan@makingchips.com
Telephone: (312) 725-0245

 

Jul 6, 2017

In business, we all know things don’t always go the way they’re supposed to. Shipments become delayed, orders aren’t finished on time, and plans can change in an instant. Sometimes you can’t keep up with your end of the transaction. So what is the appropriate way to respond to these unfortunate occasions, even if they’re out of your hands? Maybe we can all learn something from the major airlines on how (not) to handle these instances.

On this satirical episode of MakingChips, we list 7 Ways To Lead Like An Airline Executive. Jason highlights his experience dealing with a major airline company after an abrupt cancellation forces him to change his vacation plans. In manufacturing news, we talk about how 'Made in China' could soon be made in the US.

Episode Structure
[02:30] - People Getting The Word Out
[03:15] - Manufacturing News
[07:41] - First Birthday
[10:15] - Completely Disconnect
[13:10] - Do The Right Thing
[16:20] - Less Than Human
[20:13] - 100% Capacity
[24:00] - Process Oriented
[27:30] - Paying For Lost Time

Links - Mentioned in this Episode
Manufacturing News
The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII)

We Want to Hear From YOU, The Metalworking Nation
• Jim@makingchips.com
• Jason@makingchips.com
• Ryan@makingchips.com
Telephone: (312) 725-0245

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