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The MAKING CHIPS Podcast for Manufacturing Leaders with Jason Zenger & Jim Carr

Welcome to MakingChips - We believe that manufacturing is challenging, but if you are connected to a community of leaders, you can elevate your skills, solve your problems and grow your business. Making Chips is a weekly podcast that will EQUIP and INSPIRE MANUFACTURING LEADERS to succeed in the challenging world of manufacturing. Our mission is for the METALWORKING NATION to Think Differently About Manufacturing In Order to Elevate their Game. Your hosts, Jason Zenger & Jim Carr, own manufacturing businesses and interview other leaders in the metalworking, machining, fabrication, tooling and machine tool industries. We have interviewed successful manufacturing CEOs you may have not heard of and also the biggest names in manufacturing like Titan Gilroy from Titans of CNC, John Saunders from NYC CNC, Mark Terryberry from Haas Automation and others from MakerCast, Sandvik Coromant, Autocrib and more. Think of us as your virtual community of manufacturing peers to help solve your toughest problems and grow your business. "Making Chips has provided a transparent approach to sharing within the manufacturing community and a modern platform to do so. Thank you both for taking the lead on moving our industry segment forward!" Patricia Miller - CEO & Visionary (Matrix IV) I really think what you guys are doing is a great, great thing for manufacturing. I have learned so much already from many of your episodes, and am so thrilled to have met people that get as revved up about manufacturing as I do! Cassandra Haupers – Vice President of Operations (Swiss Precision Machining) I love being able to experience what manufacturers are doing to promote culture and engage their team members and community. All of us are smarter than one of us. That is why I am part of the Making Chips tribe. Barry E. Walter, Jr. – Chief Operating Officer (Barry E. Walter, Sr. Co.) Finally, relevant manufacturing media that is actually entertaining! Dietmar Goellner – Chief Executive Officer (Advanced Machine & Engineering / Hennig) The more manufacturing companies we can get to think this way, the stronger our industry will be. Thank you for sharing! Jess Giudici – Manager, Talent and Culture I’m thankful to you for creating MakingChips for the Metalworking Nation so that Owners / Employees can strengthen their companies. Phil Sponsler – President (ORBITFORM) I love the podcast! It really serves to fill a void in the manufacturing world. I will admit I always feel a little more inspired. Jason Falk – Senior Application Engineer, CMTSE (HURCO) Thanks to all the great info on your podcasts and the website. Dave Lechleitner – Director of Solutions and Product Marketing (KEYEDIN) I really love what you guys are doing to advance the mfg industry in a way that really reaches the right audiences. Jeff Rizzie – Senior Manager-Business Development (Sandvik Coromant)
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Aug 28, 2016

Today on MakingChips we give you an inside look at what you can expect to see at IMTS 2016. We tell you what you need to be prepared, where you can find us at the event, a brief rundown on what's happening in the four different buildings, as well as information to help you find where you're going. In Manufacturing News, we talk about the history of IMTS, and later on we reveal some exciting new details about our highly anticipated Make & Elevate Series.

Episode Structure:

  • [02:30] - Manufacturing News
  • [04:40] - Being Prepared for IMTS
  • [07:20] - Find MakingChips at IMTS
  • [11:05] - Find Where You're Going
  • [14:30] - Machine Utilization
  • [17:40] - Student Summit
  • [18:35] - Make & Elevate Series
  • [23:45] - Corporate Snapshot
  • [25:00] - Conclusion of Episode

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Aug 17, 2016
On this episode of MakingChips, we welcome back Karla Dobbeck to the show. Karla is a certified professional in Human Resource Management with over 20 years experience in many aspects of human resource management and employment law compliance issues. Karla shares some tips and tricks to help machinists elevate their resume to the next level. In manufacturing news, we talk about Tesla Motor's decision to manufacture in the United States. We speak to Brian Papke of Mazak about their booth at the upcoming IMTS 2016, and Jason lists 6 reasons why you should sign up now for our highly anticipated Make and Elevate event.
 
 
Episode Structure:
  • [01:45] - Manufacturing News
  • [05:08] - Electric Cars
  • [05:56] - American Made Cars
  • [07:34] - Make and Elevate
  • [10:50] - Mazak at IMTS 2016
  • [15:36] - News at CARR Machine
  • [17:26] - Welcome Back Karla Dobbeck
  • [21:03] - Machinists and Resumes
  • [23:01] - Customizing for the Job
  • [26:20] - Cover Letter
  • [28:55] - Application vs Resume
  • [33:09] - Conclusion of Episode
Mentioned in this Episode:
 We Want to Hear From You, The Metalworking Nation:
  • jim@makingchips.com
  • jason@makingchips.com
  • ryan@makingchips.com
  • Telephone: (312) 725-0245
Aug 11, 2016
Where are you going?
 
Knowing why you’re doing what you’re doing (your mission), where you’re trying to go (your vision), and how you’re going to go about it (your values) are the glue that holds an organization together.
 
On this episode of MakingChips, Jim and Jason dive into the subject of corporate vision. Notably, the questions you should be asking yourself when developing your companies vision. In manufacturing news, we discuss signs of a slowdown in auto sales. We also highlight some of the exciting things we will be doing during our highly anticipated Leadership Series.
 
Episode Structure:
  • [02:11] - Manufacturing News
  • [04:00] - Getaround
  • [05:56] - IMTS 2016
  • [07:54] - Make & Elevate
  • [13:58] - Vision
  • [16:00] - Question 1
  • [19:26] - Question 2
  • [20:43] - Question 3
  • [23:40] - Diversifying
  • [27:20] - Conclusion of Episode
Mentioned in this Episode:
 We Want to Hear From You, The Metalworking Nation:
  • jim@makingchips.com
  • jason@makingchips.com
  • ryan@makingchips.com
  • Telephone: (312) 725-0245
Aug 9, 2016
On this episode of MakingChips, we welcome to the show Bill Angsten, co-founder of Compass Automation. Compass Automation designs and builds custom equipment to automate manufacturing processes. Bill talks with us about how he started the company, what Compass Automation does differently, maintaining a strong company culture, and marketing yourself differently. In manufacturing news, we talk about Facebook's recent venture into hardware research and we share more information about our highly anticipated Leadership Series.
 
Episode Structure:
  • [01:50] - What's New?
  • [02:35] - Manufacturing News
  • [05:40] - Leadership Series
  • [09:15] - IMTS 2016 / Sandvik Coromant
  • [11:15] - Welcome Bill Angsten
  • [12:16] - Compass Automation's Background
  • [14:30] - What Does Compass Automation Do Differently?
  • [20:04] - Hiring & Marketing
  • [24:21] - Corporate Culture
  • [26:45] - Marketing Differently
  • [28:40] - Episode Conclusion
Mentioned in this Episode:
 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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