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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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Dec 27, 2017

Hello Metalworking Nation! We are coming to you from our studio at the DMDII in Goose Island, Illinois. On today’s episode, we continue to have a dialogue about what you can do to prepare your manufacturing business for the future. Jim and Jason talk about how future technologies will impact their respective businesses as they build on the framework we discussed on the last episode. In Manufacturing News, we discuss Apple's $1 Billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund and how the awards that Apple is doling out from it are really just prepayments in disguise.

Episode Outline:
[00:01] - IMTS 2018
[03:30] - Manufacturing News
[08:07] - Whats New With Jim Carr?
[09:28] - Whats New With Jason Zenger?
[13:16] - You Can Re-evaluate
[14:00] - Carr Machine’s Future Technology
[17:13] - Tooling Technology
[21:18] - Baby Steps
[23:15] - Technologies Important to ZENGERS
[25:45] - New Website
[26:09] - Industry 4.0
[28:06] - Conclusion

Links Mentioned in this Episode:
Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII)
Manufacturing News

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

Dec 19, 2017

Hello Metalworking Nation and Happy Holidays from Jim, Jason and Ryan at MakingChips! We are happy to be back in our DMDII studio where today we will be expanding upon some similar principles from our last episode.

What does your future look like?  Do you have a short, medium, and long-term vision of where you see your company? Jason and Jim lay down the framework for achieving your future desire for your business. In Manufacturing News, we discuss the latest NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey, which reflected unprecedented optimism in the sector.

Episode Outline:
[00:01] - IMTS 2018
[02:40] - Thank You DMDII
[03:54] - The New MakingChips
[04:57] - Manufacturing News
[09:17] - Black Industrial and Safety Supply
[10:57] - Carr Machine and Tool in 2018
[13:42] - What Does Your Future Look Like?
[16:24] - Putting a Date On It
[17:50] - The Rubber Hits The Road
[21:24] - Reviewing the Medium Term Plan
[23:42] - The Short Term Plan
[23:07] - Challenges Across Industries
[28:12] - An Opportunity for Improvement
[32:12] - Quarter By Quarter
[34:36] - Saying “No"
[37:22] - SMARTER Goals

Links Mentioned in this Episode:
Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII)
Manufacturing News
Jim Collins - Good To Great

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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