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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 30, 2017

Hello Metalworking Nation! Two weeks ago we were joined by Patricia Miller and Will Scott of Matrix 4 as they introduced us to the roles of Visionary and Integrator. Today, we take a deeper dive into those roles as we learn how they have been implemented at Matrix 4. Patricia and Will share the impact that these vital roles have had on their company, as they equip and inspire you to effectively implement theses processes into your own business. We'll share with you the tools that helped Matrix 4, ZENGERS Industrial, and countless other businesses work to create freedom in their respective roles, while seeing their ultimate vision become a reality.

Episode Outline:
[00:01] - GFMC 2017 - Register Now!
[03:37] - MakingChips Live - Valley Industrial
[06:30] - Patricia’s Role as the Visionary
[07:30] - Will’s Role as the Integrator
[11:05] - Bringing on the Role
[13:30] - Creating a Road Map
[18:00] - What Kind of Leader Am I?
[21:05] - Keep Achieving Goals
[25:55] - Xometry
[27:05] - The Effectiveness of the Integrator
[30:30] - We Want To Hear From You

Links Mentioned in this Episode:
GFMC 2017 - Register today!
VIA Collaborative Conference 2017
"Traction" - Get a Grip On Your Business
EOS Worldwide
Rocket Fuel for Your Business | Integrators & Visionaries
Xometry: CNC Machining Services & 3D Printing Services
Patricia Miller | LinkedIn
Will Scott | LinkedIn
Matrix 4
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We Want to Hear From YOU, The Metalworking Nation:
• Jim@makingchips.com
• Jason@makingchips.com
• Ryan@makingchips.com
Telephone: (312) 725-0245

Aug 22, 2017

Hello Metalworking Nation! We are excited to bring you another episode in our #MarketingForMakers series with Red Caffeine Marketing + Technology.  Today we welcome back Julie Poulos (Vice President) and Kacey Keegan (Content Writer & Strategist) as they equip you with the key elements to consider when planning your marketing strategy. Topics on today's episode include: creating a campaign theme, developing and distributing content, showcasing your company culture, and determining a marketing budget.

Episode Outline:
[00:00] - GFMC 2017 Conference
[03:40] - Welcome Back Julie & Kacey
[04:50] - Campaign Concept
[09:00] - Branding and Strategy Phase
[10:30] - Frequently Asked Questions
[11:50] - Case Study
[15:40] - Showcasing Culture
[20:30] - Providing Solutions
[24:15] - P.R. Opportunities
[26:43] - Tracking Leads and Budgeting
[29:35] - Shifting Our Philosophy

Links Mentioned in this Episode:
GFMC 2017 - Register today!
Red Caffeine Marketing + Technology
Red Caffeine | Blog: Key Considerations in Marketing Planning
Red Caffeine | Content Marketing Planning Calendar
Julie Poulos | LinkedIn
Kacey Keegan | LinkedIn
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We Want to Hear From YOU, The Metalworking Nation:
• Jim@makingchips.com
• Jason@makingchips.com
• Ryan@makingchips.com
Telephone: (312) 725-0245

Aug 15, 2017

Hello Metalworking Nation! We are excited to bring back a former guest who’s incredible journey over the last few years has seen her go from an industry “newbie” to a manufacturing “rockstar". Two years ago we introduced you to Patricia Miller of Matrix 4, who had recently left her career in marketing to take over her grandfather’s failing manufacturing business. With a complete overhaul of the business, and the help of her partner Will Scott, Matrix 4 solidified a strong company culture that has turned a once dying company into a thriving success.

Episode Outline:
[02:50] - Manufacturing News
[07:35] - News at Carr Machine
[10:15] - News at ZENGERS
[12:30] - Welcome Back Patricia Miller
[19:54] - Competitive Edge
[22:20] - Putting a Team in Place
[24:38] - Welcome Will Scott
[28:26] - L10 Meeting and the Daily Huddle
[34:41] - OTOQET
[38:30] - Family and Business
[43:11] - Personal Relationships and Business
[47:00] - MakingChips | iTunes Review

Links Mentioned in this Episode:
GFMC 2017 - Register today!
EntreLeadership
MissionU
Manufacturing "News"
MC026: 40 Year Old Manufacturing Startup with Patricia Miller of Matrix IV
MC028: Advice through the eyes of a manufacturing newbie, with Patricia Miller
Patricia Miller | LinkedIn
Will Scott | LinkedIn
Matrix 4
Leave Us A Review on iTunes

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

Aug 7, 2017

Hello Metalworking Nation! On today’s episode, we bring you part two of our interview with Nicole Wolter, President of HM Manufacturing. Last week we heard about a dire situation within HM Manufacturing that rocked the family business to it's core. On this episode, Nicole shares how the company recovered, implementing new procedures and processes to help lift HM to where they are today. 

Episode Structure:
[02:00] - e-Commerce
[06:03] - Social Media
[06:40] - Customer Terms in 2017
[10:49] - TMA Education Foundation
[16:00] - Dig A Little Deeper

Links Mentioned in this Episode:
HM Manufacturing
Nicole Wolter | LinkedIn
TMA Education Foundation
Marketing For Makers
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We Want to Hear From YOU, The Metalworking Nation:
• Jim@makingchips.com
• Jason@makingchips.com
• Ryan@makingchips.com
Telephone: (312) 725-0245

Aug 2, 2017

Hello Metalworking Nation and greetings from our studio at the DMDII in Goose Island, Chicago.  On this two part episode of MakingChips, we welcome back Nicole Wolter, President of HM Manufacturing Company. Nicole shares the captivating story of HM Manufacturing, a company that began with her father's passion for F1 racing. The downturn of the economy in 2008 proved to be the perfect time for Nicole to enter the family business, but as she would come to find out, things weren't quite what they seemed. Nicole's questioning of all aspects of the family business led her to a startling discovery that would turn an already dire situation into a full blown crisis.

In manufacturing news, we talk about how Summer camps could be the start for the next generation's interest in the manufacturing industry.

Episode Structure:
[03:10] - 22,000 Downloads!
[03:35] - Manufacturing News
[08:30] - Half Fridays
[09:45] - Process Driven Sales
[13:20] - Welcome Nicole Wolter
[14:40] - “Home Made”
[18:05] - A Family Business
[22:03] - Getting Fired
[27:07] - Dire Situations with HM
[29:30] - “Something is Happening"
[35:01] - New Policies and Procedures

Links Mentioned in this Episode:
DMDII
Manufacturing News
HM Manufacturing Company
Nicole Wolter | LinkedIn
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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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