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Dec 27, 2017

Hello Metalworking Nation! We are coming to you from our studio at the DMDII in Goose Island, Illinois. On today’s episode, we continue to have a dialogue about what you can do to prepare your manufacturing business for the future. Jim and Jason talk about how future technologies will impact their respective businesses as they build on the framework we discussed on the last episode. In Manufacturing News, we discuss Apple's $1 Billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund and how the awards that Apple is doling out from it are really just prepayments in disguise.

Episode Outline:
[00:01] - IMTS 2018
[03:30] - Manufacturing News
[08:07] - Whats New With Jim Carr?
[09:28] - Whats New With Jason Zenger?
[13:16] - You Can Re-evaluate
[14:00] - Carr Machine’s Future Technology
[17:13] - Tooling Technology
[21:18] - Baby Steps
[23:15] - Technologies Important to ZENGERS
[25:45] - New Website
[26:09] - Industry 4.0
[28:06] - Conclusion

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

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

Dec 19, 2017

Hello Metalworking Nation and Happy Holidays from Jim, Jason and Ryan at MakingChips! We are happy to be back in our DMDII studio where today we will be expanding upon some similar principles from our last episode.

What does your future look like?  Do you have a short, medium, and long-term vision of where you see your company? Jason and Jim lay down the framework for achieving your future desire for your business. In Manufacturing News, we discuss the latest NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey, which reflected unprecedented optimism in the sector.

Episode Outline:
[00:01] - IMTS 2018
[02:40] - Thank You DMDII
[03:54] - The New MakingChips
[04:57] - Manufacturing News
[09:17] - Black Industrial and Safety Supply
[10:57] - Carr Machine and Tool in 2018
[13:42] - What Does Your Future Look Like?
[16:24] - Putting a Date On It
[17:50] - The Rubber Hits The Road
[21:24] - Reviewing the Medium Term Plan
[23:42] - The Short Term Plan
[23:07] - Challenges Across Industries
[28:12] - An Opportunity for Improvement
[32:12] - Quarter By Quarter
[34:36] - Saying “No"
[37:22] - SMARTER Goals

Links Mentioned in this Episode:
Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII)
Manufacturing News
Jim Collins - Good To Great

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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