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Making Chips Podcast for Manufacturing Leaders

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! MakingChips was launched in 2014 to equip and inspire the metalworking nation. Hundreds of episodes and a million downloads later, it’s an industry-leading source of information, inspiration, and entertainment for manufacturing leaders of all types. It’s hosted by Jason Zenger and Nick Goellner, two multi-generational manufacturing leaders, and they’re joined by a rotating panel of expert guests – including Titan Gilroy (TITANS of CNC), John Saunders (NYC CNC), Mark TerryBerry (Haas Automation), and many more. Join us as we tackle the topics that keep you up at night - leadership, operations, technology, growth, workforce development and culture.
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Now displaying: December, 2016
Dec 14, 2016

Hello Metalworking Nation! We welcome you to another episode of MakingChips. On today's episode, we share some tips that will help you stay productive and battle distractions. From resisting the temptation of checking email first thing in the morning to minimizing distractions in the workplace, we'll give you some guidance on ways to avoid being unproductive. In Manufacturing News, we discuss bringing back American manufacturing as well as McDonald’s attempt to combat the fight for $15 minimum wage with automated, self-service kiosks.


Episode Structure:
[01:10] - Alro Steel
[03:30] - Big News at ZENGER’S
[06:10] - Manufacturing News
[12:05] - Getting Focused
[17:14] - Running Into Distractions
[20:15] - Exercising Options
[23:14] - Letting Go of Micromanagement
[27:38] - Scheduling
[30:04] - Three Tips
[33:45] - Looking to 2017
[35:00] - Conclusion of Episode

Mentioned in this Episode:
Alro Steel | American Metal Supplier
Manufacturing News
Manufacturing News | 2
MC071: Analyzing the Performance of the Manufacturing Sector with Senior Economist Bill Strauss (Part 1)
MC072: Analyzing the Performance of the Manufacturing Sector with Senior Economist Bill Strauss (Part 2)

We Want to Hear From You, The Metalworking Nation:
• jim@makingchips.com
• jason@makingchips.com
• ryan@makingchips.com
Telephone: (312) 725-0245

 

Dec 7, 2016

Hello Metalworking Nation, we are excited to be back in our MakingChips Studio! On this episode of MakingChips, we dive into the 5S Methodology and how it’s implementation can help your business improve it’s productivity.

The five key steps, just like its name suggests, all start with letter S.5S is the name of a workplace organization method that uses a list of five Japanese words: seiri, seiton, seiso, seiketsu, and shitsuke. It is a systematic and methodical approach allowing teams to organize their workplace in the safest and most efficient manner.

In Manufacturing News, we discuss President-Elect Trump’s success in saving at least 1,000 manufacturing jobs from moving to Mexico.



Episode Structure:
[05:06] - Manufacturing News
[12:33] - News at CARR Machine
[15:40] - Defining 5S
[19:50] - Sorting
[21:59] - Set in Order
[24:50] - Shine
[26:36] - Standardized
[28:55] - Sustain
[33:22] - Making 5S Your Own
[35:49] - What’s to Come on MakingChips
[38:15] - Conclusion of Episode

Mentioned in this Episode:
Manufacturing News
Wiegel Tools

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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