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Making Chips Podcast for Manufacturing Leaders

MakingChips is hosted by a set of multi-generational manufacturing leaders who are on the factory floor everyday, living their lives in the world of manufacturing—they know first hand that manufacturing can be challenging. Founders Jim Carr and Jason Zenger released their first podcast in late December 2014—releasing over 300 episodes to-date, reaching more than 650,000 downloads—all while striving to deliver on their mission, to “equip and inspire the metalworking nation.” In 2019, Nick Goellner, another multi-generational manufacturing leader, joined the MakingChips hosts, bringing a third generation of manufacturing leaders to the table. Join the hosts as they work through industry challenges with leaders such as Titan Gilroy (Titans of CNC), John Saunders (NYC CNC), Mark Terryberry (Haas Automation) and more.
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Sep 27, 2022

What would the shop of the future look like? What’s more exciting—hardware or software? What can manufacturing leaders learn from B2C businesses? In this special LIVE episode at IMTS 2022, we chat with special guests Mike Payne with Hill Manufacturing  and Eike Huebner with Ellison Technologies about what they would do with their shops if they had 10 million dollars to spend. Listen to this episode to find out what the machine shop of the future looks like. You need to use technology to make chips efficiently because if you’re not making chips, you’re not making money!

BAM!

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  • [1:49] The US is on the cutting edge of manufacturing
  • [2:30] Learn more about each of our guests
  • [3:50] What would the shop of the future look like?
  • [6:24] The future is focused on software development
  • [9:12] Mike’s background in software and data collection
  • [11:35] How Mike and Eike would build the shop of the future
  • [15:16] How Mike doubled the size of his machine shop
  • [16:48] What manufacturing leaders can learn from B2C 
  • [19:05] The impact of technology on additive manufacturing 
  • [22:06] Why style of CNC machine tools should you invest in? 
  • [25:40] What is a human-machine interface?
  • [27:30] Mike and Eike’s call to action to the manufacturing nation

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Sep 6, 2022

As a leader looking to grow his business, Tom Schroeder knew it was time to start gathering data to inform the growth process. So Tom began to implement machine monitoring technology in his shop. In this episode of MakingChips, hear how Tom implemented Amper Technology and the impact it has made on his business. 

Because let’s face it, if you’re not monitoring your machines, you don’t know which ones are making enough chips, and if you’re not making enough chips, you’re not making money. BAM!

– Nick

BONUS: Akshat Thirani—the CEO and Co-Founder of Amper—also joins us in this episode to cover machine monitoring from every aspect. 

Segments

  • [3:24] Nick’s upcoming podcast: Light’s Out
  • [5:29] Jim’s upcoming podcast: My True Position
  • [7:16] Manufacturing News: Economy expectations
  • [10:59] Meet the guests on this week’s episode
  • [13:02] Learn more about Tom’s background
  • [15:05] Shifting from product manufacturing to technology OEM
  • [21:45] What inspired Tom to look for machine monitoring solutions
  • [26:46] Why Tom wanted to monitor and measure his machines
  • [32:45] Why is Amper easier to implement than the alternative(s)?
  • [39:22] How Amper is helping PBC Linear improve
  • [41:27] The core strategies moving into the future

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Aug 30, 2022

According to Peter Eelman, if you walk every bit of carpeting at IMTS, you’d walk 69 miles. Those 69 miles cover everything from The Modern Machine Shop’s Top Shops’ Panel to the 3D Printing Workshop for Job Shops, from Women Make Manufacturing Move to The Smartforce Student Summit. In this episode of MakingChips, we go beyond the exhibits to cover what’s happening at IMTS 2022 that you can’t miss! 

– Jason

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  • [2:30] What’s happening in our lives
  • [4:43] Manufacturing News: Food in Chicago
  • [11:30] The Job Shops Specialty Program Day 1
  • [19:38] Modern Machine Shop’s Top Shops
  • [21:17] The Modern Machine Shop’s Top Shops’ Panel
  • [22:58] MakingChips will be on stage at IMTS!
  • [25:45] 3D Printing Workshop for Job Shops
  • [30:53] WMMM: Women Make Manufacturing Move
  • [36:26] AMT Emerging Technology Center
  • [39:46] Flying a 3D Printed jetpack
  • [41:34] The Smartforce Student Summit
  • [45:31] How registering for IMTS works 
  • [46:49] Download the My Show Planner

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Aug 23, 2022

Does your team know what they’re really getting when you offer employee benefits, such as health insurance and a 401k? In this episode of MakingChips, Jason and I dissect the employee benefits we offer at Carr Machine & Tool. When we calculate what we’re investing in our employees, the number is shocking. Learn just how valuable offering employee benefits can be in this episode! After all, you have to incentivize your employees to make chips, so you’re making money! BAM!

– Jim

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  • [1:55] Employee benefits: Are you benefiting? 
  • [3:47] The definition of employee benefits
  • [6:35] Why employee benefits are important
  • [9:21] Manufacturing news: Rivian laying off 6% of workforce
  • [13:38] Breaking down the cost of employee benefits
  • [24:05] Why benefits outweigh a higher hourly wage
  • [29:48] Carr Machine & Tool and ZENGERS are hiring!

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Aug 16, 2022

Scheduling is the art of planning your activities so that you can achieve your goals and priorities in the time that you have available. When it’s done effectively, it helps you understand what you can realistically achieve with your time. Why is it a big deal on the shop floor? As technology and automation are being implemented, it forces you to be faster. So you have to be efficient. Paul Van Metre joins us in this episode of MakingChips to share how ProShop can help your shop become more efficient. Because if you aren’t being efficient, you aren’t making enough chips. BAM!

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  • [2:42] Why scheduling is important on the shop floor
  • [5:39] Make sure you come see MakingChips at IMTS!
  • [6:37] What’s happening in our lives and businesses
  • [8:52] Paul Van Metre is back on the show
  • [13:05] Tips for make your setups better
  • [16:33] The secret to great scheduling is accurate estimations
  • [23:31] How expediting impacts your scheduling in ProShop
  • [25:08] Setup reliability is key to proper scheduling
  • [26:38] Why Paul believes expediters are unnecessary 
  • [28:23] Consistently monitor and update your setup and run times
  • [31:00] ProShop’s pre-processing checklist 
  • [33:42] Why fully automated scheduling isn’t realistic
  • [36:14] How Dave Hannah saw improvements with ProShop scheduling

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Aug 9, 2022

The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) is back! This is the first time that IMTS has been forced to go on hiatus since World War II. It’s taking place September 12–17 at McCormick Place in Chicago and will consist of 1.2 million square feet of exhibition space. 

In this episode of MakingChips, Peter Eelman—the Chief Experience Officer at AMT—joins us to share what’s happening at IMTS, how to book your hotel stay, how Chicago is safer than ever, and even shares what to do to enjoy your stay. Even better, we will be in the Grand Concourse Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Come by and say hi!

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  • [2:50] Why Chicago is a safe and fun city to host IMTS
  • [5:41] Learn about our special guest Peter Eelman
  • [10:39] Book your hotel directly through IMTS
  • [15:31] This years main stage is stellar
  • [16:37] The Emerging Technology Center
  • [20:11] The Additive Manufacturing Pavilion
  • [21:35] Set up a my show planner account
  • [23:48] Sign up for drawings every Thursday!
  • [26:23] Some logistics about navigating Chicago
  • [28:33] Things to enjoy while in Chicago
  • [29:41] Learn about the IMTS Smartsource Student Summit
  • [31:07] Find Me, Find Us, and Find It at IMTS! 

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Aug 2, 2022

We’ve all gone into plants that smell awful because they’re dealing with coolant problems. But that smell is a symptom of other, bigger problems. If you have a smelly shop, foggy and dirty windows, and gunk on your tables, you’ve got a coolant problem that’s creating an unhealthy environment for your team. Learn how to identify coolant problems and how to solve them in this episode of MakingChips! 

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  • [7:45] What’s happening in our lives
  • [9:27] Manufacturing News: Peloton abandons building manufacturing plant
  • [11:09] How coolant problems impact your team
  • [13:35] How coolant problems impact your equipment
  • [16:21] Solution #1: Preventative maintenance
  • [20:54] Solution #2: Wash your hands
  • [22:50] Solution #3: Wear nitrile gloves
  • [23:37] Solution #4: Use mist collectors
  • [24:30] Solution #5: Use high-quality water
  • [24:53] Solution #6: Proper filtration systems
  • [29:19] Solution #7: Choose the right coolant
  • [32:49] Leave us a review on your favorite platform!

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Jul 26, 2022

The key to being a good salesman is to add value wherever you can for your customers. I want to be able to talk with ZENGER’s customers about integrating their tooling management with their ERP system and why it can help them. That’s why, in this episode of MakingChips, Paul Van Metre comes back to share how tooling management works using ProShop ERP. Because if you’re not properly managing your tools, you’re losing money (and definitely not making chips). 

– Jason!

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  • [3:24] What’s happening in our lives
  • [7:14] Manufacturing News: Amogy Powers a Tractor Using Ammonia
  • [10:34] Why is tooling management important? 
  • [15:31] Process stability and setup reduction
  • [20:16] Differences between high-production and project-based shops
  • [22:22] Walking through the tooling management inventory system
  • [26:41] A success story from Faircloth Machine Shop
  • [37:58] Be more scientific with your tooling management system

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Jul 19, 2022

Whether you rely on inbound marketing, outbound marketing, or a combination of both, sourcing new customers can be a hassle. But it’s how you grow your business, so you can’t give up. Thomas™, a Xometry company, is America’s #1 industrial sourcing platform and marketing powerhouse. It could also be your #1 driver of new customers. Thomas™ President Shawn Fitzgerald shares how in this episode of MakingChips. Because if you’re not gaining new customers, you’re not making chips, and if you’re not making chips—you’re not making money! BAM!

– Nick

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  • [2:54] The exciting things happening in ours lives
  • [5:13] Learn all about what’s happening at IMTS
  • [6:27] Manufacturing News: Reverse Logistics Booms
  • [9:25] Shawn Fitzgerald’s origin story
  • [14:53] Learn more about the evolution of Thomas
  • [17:42] How Thomas works for buyers and suppliers
  • [27:50] Inbound, outbound, and account-based marketing
  • [?:??] A discussion about what’s most-sourced
  • [35:09] Thomas is a single-source platform to get everything you need
  • [37:41] How Thomas and Xometry transformed someone’s business
  • [39:10] What’s happening next at Thomas and Xometry?

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Jul 15, 2022

Why is a skills gap analysis helpful? How can it make your company more efficient? What does the process look like? In this episode of MakingChips, we define a seven-step process you can use to help you run a skills gap analysis on your manufacturing business. Special guest Crystal Van Vleet shares how she’s brought the process to life in her role with Advanced Machine & Engineering (and at MakingChips). The bottom line is, if you don’t have skills, you’re not making chips, and if you're not making chips, you’re not making money!

— Nick

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  • [2:06] Why a skills gap analysis can help your business
  • [4:56] Manufacturing News: Skills Gap Analysis for the Future of Work
  • [12:43] Learn all about our guest Crystal Van Vleet
  • [17:59] Step #1: Make a plan for the skills gap analysis
  • [22:09] Step #2: Define your organization's future goals
  • [24:58] Why Crystal got her CMTSE certification
  • [26:47] Step #3: Catch up on the future of work trends 
  • [28:04] Step #4: Determine key skills needed for the future
  • [30:18] Step #5: Measure your current skills
  • [33:16] Crystal’s experience with self-assessment tools
  • [35:03] Step #6: Find out where the gaps are
  • [39:23] Step #7: Put a plan into action

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Jul 5, 2022

What can you do to double the value of your manufacturing company and increase your likelihood of selling it exponentially? In this episode of MakingChips, Michael Watkins and David Capkovitz from EBITDA Growth Systems (EGS) share how they can help you increase your profitability and Paul Van Metre from ProShop ERP shares how he partners with EGS to bring value to his clients. They are all passionate about improving business performance in manufacturing companies and impacting lives. Don’t miss this episode packed with actionable insight.

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  • [4:38] What’s happening in our businesses
  • [6:45] Manufacturing News: Industrial manufacturing deals outlook
  • [9:30] Learn all about EBITDA Growth Systems’ mission
  • [16:02] How Paul is connected to EBITDA Growth Systems (EGS) 
  • [19:17] How EBITDA Growth Systems (EGS) can help your business
  • [27:29] Does EGS focus on internal systems or external marketing?
  • [29:25] How they meet their brand promise with businesses that realize success
  • [34:00] The #1 thing that Michael and David focus on to drive more revenue
  • [35:09] The investment that’s required to drive change in your company
  • [38:04] The synergy between ProShop ERP and EBITDA Growth Systems

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Jun 27, 2022

Many manufacturers are facing a common struggle: Their team members are retiring. Even worse, they’re struggling to replace them. Matt Carr—the President of Storch Products Co—found an ingenious way to solve the skills gap at his company by attracting talent from a local technical college. How? He shares a strategy that any manufacturing leader can adapt in this episode of MakingChips. After all, you need talent on your team to make chips! 

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  • [2:45] The definitions of reshoring and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
  • [5:14] Reshoring Initiative® IH2021 Data Report
  • [8:00] Learn about Matt Carr—the President of Storch Products Co
  • [17:20] The advantages of a magnetic chip conveyor
  • [20:20] How Matt solved the skills gap at his company
  • [26:45] How Matt has attracted talent from a local school
  • [29:45] Matt’s experience implementing EOS at Storch 
  • [35:46] Why scaling back and niching down solves problems
  • [40:40] What the class looks like

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Jun 22, 2022

AS9100 is a standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry. If a manufacturer wants to work in this field, they have to be AS9100 certified. The credentialing process is difficult to achieve quickly. Integrating it into your quality management system (QMS) can be even more time-consuming. In this episode of MakingChips, special guest John Jones shares how he used ProShop to speed up and complete the implementation in just 4 months. Listen to this episode for his strategies!

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  • [2:52] What is the AS9100 credential?
  • [6:29] Manufacturing news: Solar panels
  • [9:41] What’s happening in our lives
  • [11:11] Learn all about John Jones
  • [17:29] Implementing AS9100 into ProShop
  • [25:04] John’s experience being audited
  • [31:44] Learn about ProShop’s Flying Start Package

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Jun 6, 2022

Do you struggle with any pet peeves? We’ve compiled a list of three sales and marketing tactics that people utilize that drive us crazy: misusing lead capture forms, cold calls, and spammy LinkedIn connections. But instead of just complaining about these things, we’re going to share what anyone in sales or marketing should do instead. There’s a right way—and most definitely a wrong way—to do it. Find out which side you’re landing on in this episode of MakingChips!

– Nick

If you enjoyed this episode, share it with someone you know! If you know someone who struggles with spammy sales tactics, it might be a nice way to nudge them in the right direction. 

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  • [3:18] Bring a nanny on your vacation
  • [4:15] The good things happening in our lives
  • [5:57] Manufacturing news: Recession Unlikely in 2022
  • [14:30] Things that drive us crazy (other than Jason)
  • [17:30] Pet Peeve #1: Misusing lead capture forms
  • [21:40] Pet Peeve #2: The dreaded cold call
  • [25:15] Pet Peeve #3: Spammy LinkedIn connections

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May 23, 2022

Gino Wickman and Jim Collins popularized the term, “Right people, right seat” in reference to getting the right employees in leadership positions. But what if we take that terminology and apply it to customers? How do you decide what type of customer is the right fit for your manufacturing business? What type of customer will be the most profitable for your business? Those are the questions that we dissect in this episode of MakingChips. Don’t miss it!

Any great tips I can use to find THE right customers for Carr Machine & Tool? Email me at Jim@MakingChips.com

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  • [6:28] The definition of “right people, right seat”
  • [7:22] What’s happening in our lives right now
  • [10:35] Business News: Dow falls for sixth straight day
  • [15:43] How do you decide who the right customer is? 
  • [16:52] Step #1: Focus on solving problems
  • [20:10] Step #2: Focus on sales not vanity metrics
  • [23:15] Step #3: Get the word out about your business
  • [26:14] Step #4: Improve your customer retention
  • [28:14] Step #5: Track your analytics
  • [32:14] How we filter our customers at Carr
  • [36:07] What work is the most profitable?
  • [39:02] Study your customer’s behaviors

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May 18, 2022

Do you struggle with time management? Do you find yourself overwhelmed and exhausted at the end of the week with an endless backlog of things to do? After a rough week of long workdays and back-to-back dinner meetings, I felt like a zombie. I thought it wise to dive into an episode about time management.

So in this episode of MakingChips, Jason and I tackle mastering time management in three areas: your phone calls, your calendar, and your time off. Because if you’re not managing your time efficiently, you aren’t making chips efficiently, which means you aren't making money, are you?

— Nick

Do you have a great system for time management? Let us know! Email us at info@MakingChips.com

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  • [2:23] What’s happening in our lives
  • [8:57] Manufacturing News: China Opposes Semiconductor Bill
  • [15:15] Tip #1: Schedule phone calls and Zoom meetings
  • [22:17] Tip #2: Share your calendar to avoid availability ping pong
  • [24:33] Tip #3: Time block your calendar to get work done
  • [29:59] Tip #4: What’s required and what’s optional changes
  • [35:36] Tip #5: Manage “out of office” time the right way
  • [43:14] Jason is certified as a “Full Focus” professional

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May 9, 2022

“King Richard” is a movie about Venus and Serena’s dad, Richard Williams. I remember watching their rise in tennis and was fascinated by this movie that followed their path to success. Their father was a large driving force behind their successful careers. So in this unique episode of MakingChips, we talk about 7 takeaways from King Richard and how they can be applied to the manufacturing world. If you want to rise to the top, you have to make chips. Because if you’re not making chips, you’re not making money. BAM!

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  • [3:01] The sacrifice(s) it takes to achieve success
  • [6:25] What’s happening in our lives
  • [9:21] Manufacturing News: Manufacturing Activity Slows
  • [15:08] Takeaway #1: The importance of planning
  • [18:41] Takeaway #2: What are you willing to sacrifice?
  • [21:31] Takeaway #3: Hard work and tenacity can take you places
  • [23:20] Takeaway #4: The more successful you are the more haters you’ll have
  • [24:25] Takeaway #5: Don’t make success about getting in the spotlight
  • [26:23] Takeaway #6: The power of a positive mindset
  • [28:20] Takeaway #7: Make no excuses

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May 2, 2022
5S is a methodology that I decided to implement when Carr Machine & Tool moved to a new location. We were meticulous about each decision we made so that we could create a clean and safe work environment to lead to increased productivity. The 5 S’s consist of sortset in ordershinestandardize, and sustain. In this episode of MakingChips, I share how we implemented 5S in our shop. Our process is something that any shop can learn from and implement. It’s time to get organized and make sustainable changes so you can safely and efficiently make chips. BAM!

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  • [3:13] What is the 5S methodology? 
  • [7:07] What’s happening in our lives
  • [11:18] How we implemented 5S in our inspection department
  • [21:04] How we implemented 5S on our shop floor
  • [23:13] The two hardest S’s: standardize and sustain
  • [30:50] Why we bought a floor scrubber to shine our epoxy floors 
  • [32:45] Don’t forget to register for IMTS 2022! 

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Apr 28, 2022

There’s so much wisdom my generation needs to extract from our older colleagues before they retire. Many young people in this industry are naive because it takes time and experience to master a trade. I don’t want someone to retire and still have lingering questions I wished I would’ve asked. That’s why we NEED to document the wisdom of our elders. So how do I extract wisdom from my colleagues before they retire? In this episode of MakingChips, we talk through a few ideas you can use to learn as much as you can from your expert machinists. 

We’d like to hear from you—How would you extract knowledge from peers? Reach out to info@MakingChips.com 

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  • [3:25] A conversation about retirement
  • [5:34] Why we never learned anything from our dads
  • [7:21] Manufacturing news: Germany is in a recession
  • [12:30] An impromptu ProShop ERP Shoutout
  • [15:55] How to approach a conversation with a veteran machinist
  • [18:52] Four ways to extract knowledge from veteran machinists
  • [25:30] What inspired me to choose this episode’s topic
  • [27:54] Don’t miss IMTS in September 2022!

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Apr 18, 2022

How do gaming, programming, and the world of a machinist look intersect? In this episode of MakingChips, Steve Courchane—the CNC Samurai—shares his “origin story,” talks about how programming and gaming are aligned, and how to apply gamification to machining to motivate employees. Because if your employees aren’t making chips, you aren’t making money! BAM. 

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  • [2:27] What’s going great in our businesses
  • [4:37] Manufacturing news: Shoe manufacturing shifting to the US
  • [8:00] Becoming the CNC Samurai: Steve Courchane’s origin story
  • [15:02] The convergence of programming and gaming
  • [19:37] The interface between Roblox and machining
  • [24:37] Gaming: Attracting the next generation to manufacturing
  • [26:08] How to apply gaming principles to motivate employees

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Apr 11, 2022

If your business has been slow-growing or stagnant, can you ramp up your growth? Matthew Nix would know—he’s grown his family business by a 100x multiple and spent seven straight years on the Inc. 5000 list. But how do you grow from a small mom-and-pop shop to an acquisition and growth machine? In this episode of MakingChips, Matthew shares how they’ve scaled their business with a three-prong strategy and how you can, too.

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  • [3:40] What’s happening in our lives?
  • [6:16] Learn all about Matthew Nix
  • [8:23] What Nix Companies looks like 100 years ago
  • [14:47] How Matthew rapidly grew his business
  • [20:28] The difference between growing and scaling
  • [24:31] Nix Companies’ three-prong approach to growth
  • [26:52] Should you provide your leadership team with equity?
  • [32:22] How to use acquisitions as a growth tactic
  • [35:58] Financial advice for acquiring businesses
  • [40:10] Manufacturing news: lead times & pricing

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Apr 4, 2022

Today’s episode of MakingChips is recorded at a special LIVE Tri-State Manufacturing Alliance (TSMA) event in conjunction with the Evansville Regional Economic Partnership. We are joined by three amazing panelists:

  • Leah Curry: The President at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana
  • David Conner: The CFO at Anchor Industries in Evansville, IN
  • Matthew Nix: President at Nix Companies in Poseyville, IN

Each panelist shares their perspective on the importance of taking care of your people, implementing the right processes, and how to compel and measure performance. We also have the pleasure of announcing this year's Manufacturing Excellence Award. Don’t miss out on a unique perspective from manufacturing leaders in the trenches!

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  • [0:33] Don’t forget to register for IMTS!
  • [1:43] Learn more about each of us!
  • [7:41] Successfully hiring and retaining top talent
  • [25:10] Processes and procedures to meet customer demand
  • [35:55] The PDCA process: Plan, do, check, and act
  • [39:10] The impact of compensation and benefits on performance
  • [44:44] Applying gamification to impact performance
  • [49:01] How to recover culture post-COVID
  • [52:43] Making processes adaptable when hiring and promoting
  • [56:52] Presenting the manufacturing excellence award
  • [1:02:31] Make sure to listen to the MakingChips Podcast!

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Mar 28, 2022
We’re on a five-hour drive to a speaking event for the Tri-State Machining Association (TSMA) so we thought, why not do an episode on the importance of travel for manufacturing leaders? In this special episode of MakingChips, we cover the benefits of travel, the potential downsides, and how to use your time wisely when you’re on the road. Welcome to MakingTrips

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  • [0:35] Don’t forget to book a hotel for IMTS 2022!
  • [2:27] Welcome to our special edition: “MakingTrips”
  • [3:16] Is travel necessary for a manufacturing leader?
  • [7:04] Manufacturing news: The price of gas
  • [11:23] The hidden benefits of travel
  • [16:53] Use your time wisely when traveling
  • [18:49] The dangers of traveling too much
  • [21:14] You have to establish travel guidelines
  • [23:41] Weighing the cost of travel against the ROI
  • [26:07] Get out of your cave—go and see for yourself
  • [28:20] Identify and connect with the decision-makers

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Mar 18, 2022

What do you do when an employee resigns? How do you handle their departure in a dignified way? What do you do when you have to let someone go? You have to handle each scenario differently—and sometimes gingerly. So in this episode of MakingChips, we walk through navigating the exit process. Paul Van Metre joins us to share how ProShop ERP can make the transition easier. 

Segments

  • [0:26] Come see us at IMTS 2022!
  • [3:14] What’s happening in our worlds
  • [5:07] Manufacturing News: What’s happening in Ukraine?
  • [7:28] What do you do when someone resigns?
  • [10:37] The formalities of the exit process
  • [13:38] Paul shares how ProShop ERP can ease the transition
  • [19:50] What happens when you have to let someone go?
  • [22:10] What Jim’s Dad would have done 

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Mar 7, 2022

What do you expect from your employees? Do you expect them to think like an owner? Or just clock in and get their work done? Are they compensated for your expectations? In this episode of MakingChips, we’ll cover the bonus incentive plan I’ve structured for my core team. I’ll share the goals of the program, how to determine what behaviors to incentivize, what the reward(s) will be, and an easy way to manage it. Don’t miss it!

Segments

  • [2:16] ZENGERS new bonus incentive program
  • [2:50] What’s happening in the lives of ZENGERS and Carr
  • [5:59] Illinois and Chicago’s Vaccine and Mask Mandates to End Feb. 28th
  • [9:03] How I structure my bonus incentive program
  • [13:15] The 4 goals of my bonus incentive program
  • [15:39] How to determine what behaviors to incentivize
  • [23:53] The goal of the incentive program is to drive results
  • [26:20] Determine the reward of your incentive program
  • [28:17] How to manage your bonus incentive program
  • [32:33] Are you incentivizing what someone is paid to do?

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