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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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Jan 25, 2017

Hello Metalworking Nation! On today's episode of MakingChips, we reunite with two time guest and longtime fan of the show, Julie Poulos, Vice President of Red Caffeine Marketing. Julie, better known as Vice Princess, Mistress of Marketing and/or Social Butterfly, loves sharing her passion for marketing + technology with anyone who is looking to move the needle in their business. Today she'll be sharing some of her marketing knowledge about developing a strategic plan for your company, starting with establishing a client profile.

Topics on today's episode include evaluating your strengths and weaknesses, analyzing new opportunities, understanding pain points, setting realistic goals, and telling your company story. In manufacturing news we'll talk about the jump in manufacturing and how it compares to the heath of the economy. New Year, New Goals ... It all starts here.

Episode Structure:
[04:00] - Manufacturing News
[05:20] - Business at ZENGER’S
[06:45] - Exciting News at MakingChips
[09:30] - Welcome Julie Poulos
[15:50] - Take a Step Back
[18:20] - New Year New Goals
[21:55] - Self Examination
[24:30] - Realistic Opportunity
[27:17] - Business Strategic Goals
[29:00] - Pain Points
[32:45] - Big Fish, Mid-sized, and Guppies
[35:15] - Exporting Data
[38:12] - How Are You Telling Your Story?

Mentioned in this Episode:
Manufacturing News
Julie Poulos | LinkedIn
Red Caffeine Marketing + Technology
Client Profile Template

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

Jan 18, 2017

Hello Metalworking Nation! We are thrilled and excited to be back on this brand new year as we get back into the swing of it. On this episode of MakingChips, we’ll equip and inspire you with the skills to bring your partnerships closer together when dealing with OEM’s.

Jim shares some takeaways from the DMDII’s “Smart Manufacturing” round table discussion. We’ll be talking about what steps you can take to help your business thrive; including integrating your supply chain, networking, and collaborating with clients. In manufacturing news, we’ll discuss Stanley Black & Decker’s decision to move manufacturing back to the U.S. after Trump's 'border tax’ threat.


Episode Structure:
[01:15] - Alro Steel
[03:20] - Manufacturing News
[07:18] - "Thrive or Die"
[09:35] - Panel Discussion
[11:00] - Client Collaboration and Cost Cutting
[14:46] - Innovative Process Development
[17:12] - Navigate Market Fluctuation
[19:10] - Networking
[21:00] - Business Succession
[24:43] - Working Smart & Hard
[26:35] - Establishing Core Values
[29:00] - We Want To Hear From You

Mentioned in this Episode:
Alro Steel | American Metal Supplier
Manufacturing News
DMDII: Digital Manufacturing And Design Innovation Institute
MC008: Grow or Die

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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