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Making Chips Podcast for Manufacturing Leaders

MakingChips is hosted by a set of multi-generational manufacturing leaders who are on the factory floor everyday, living their lives in the world of manufacturing—they know first hand that manufacturing can be challenging. Founders Jim Carr and Jason Zenger released their first podcast in late December 2014—releasing over 300 episodes to-date, reaching more than 650,000 downloads—all while striving to deliver on their mission, to “equip and inspire the metalworking nation.” In 2019, Nick Goellner, another multi-generational manufacturing leader, joined the MakingChips hosts, bringing a third generation of manufacturing leaders to the table. Join the hosts as they work through industry challenges with leaders such as Titan Gilroy (Titans of CNC), John Saunders (NYC CNC), Mark Terryberry (Haas Automation) and more.
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Now displaying: August, 2020
Aug 26, 2020

This week's guest, Ted Ladzinski from Motor City Spindle Repair joins co-hosts Jim Carr, Jason Zenger, and Nick Goellner to discuss ways to increase your spindles’ longevity, how to know when to replace your spindle, as well as how to use short- and long-term social media strategies to generate leads.

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Segments:

  • Nick shares this week's manufacturing news. (7:10)
  • Nick introduces this week's guest Ted Ladzinski. (10:00)
  • Ted shares his story on he got started in manufacturing. (12:56)
  • Creating an impactful social media strategy in manufacturing. (14:18)
  • Ted gives insight into creating a short- vs long-term strategy on social media. (21:00)
  • Ted shares how to know when it's time to replace your spindle. (40:20)
  • Tips to increase your spindles’ longevity. (48:15)  
Aug 18, 2020

Co-host Jim Carr, Jason Zenger and Nick Goellner are joined by Andrew Crowe, Ranken Technical College Instructor and Senior Machinist at Seiler to discuss the diversity and skills gap the manufacturing industry is facing today.

Tune in as you learn Andrew's vision to create a more diverse manufacturing community and a ways recruiting, educating, and funding are impacting the skills gap we face today in this episode of MakingChips.

 

Segments:

  • Jason shares positive news about Zenger's Industrial. (3:14) 
  • The guys introduce this week's guest, Andrew Crowe. (8:29)
  • Andrew shares his experience during the 2008 recession. (12:30) 
  • Andrew gives insight on why and how he got involved in the manufacturing industry. (13:09)
  • The guys discuss diversity in manufacturing. (19:40) 
  • Dissecting the skills gap and diversity in manufacturing: Image or awareness? (21:35)
  • Ways to expose manufacturing to different communities and cultures.  (23:02)
  • Andrew shares his vision to create a more diverse manufacturing community. (24:18)
  • Andrew shares his strategies in bringing in more talent into the workforce. (26:25)
  • Awareness, curriculum and funding: How to solve them? (32:00)
Aug 11, 2020

A year without IMTS, FabTech, etc. have you wondering what comes next for industry tradeshows? In this episode, Jim, Jason, and Nick talk all about the year without tradeshows. They cover everything from attendees to exhibitors and ways you can still market yourself without using large tradeshows.

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Segments: 

  • The podcast talks IMTS and trade shows during COVID 1:02
  • Jim shares his good news… a new HAAS on the shop floor 3:18
  • Jim shares manufacturing news… Second-quarter GDP plunges 5:10
  • Jason introduces this week’s topic: Why you go to trade shows 9:20
  • Going to trade shows to see new technology 10:03
  • Nicks talks about translating into the digital market 13:40
  • Jason asks, is losing IMTS a gain or a loss for your business? 14:39
  • Alternatives to trade shows: smaller shows and digital spaces 16:00
  • Finding the missing social connection that shows provide 19:51
  • Going to trade shows to buy and sell 22:43
  • Jason asks, what’s the alternative to selling at a trade show? 23:46
  • Are trade shows here for the long haul? The hosts perspectives 27:38
  • Chiptober Fest! Come join us 30:55
Aug 4, 2020

What exactly is EOS, and what is an L10 meeting? This week on the MakingChips podcast, co-hosts Jim Carr, Jason Zenger, and Nick Goellner share their experiences and discuss how to use the Entrepreneurial Operating System for leadership success. 

 

Segments:

  • Jason and Nick share their thoughts on expansion. (3:33)
  • Jim announces 'Chiptober Fest' for the MakingChips Grand Opening event.  (5:45)
  • Jim shares this week's manufacturing news: Indiana Lost nearly 8,000 Manufacturing Jobs in 2019 (6:50)
  • Jim reads the first paragraph of Letting Go of The Vine, of the book Traction. (11:45)
  • What is EOS? The Definition of the Entrepreneurial Operating System (12:39)
  • Nick defines the process of kicking off your EOS (17:00)
  • What is an L10 meeting and why is it called L10? (21:08)
  • The structure of a Level 10 meeting: (23:46)
  • One of the most important aspects of the L10 meeting- Rocks. (27:23)
  • The 3rd aspect of the L10 Meeting: Client/Employee Headlines ( 30:40)
  • What are To-Do lists? (31:40)
  • Identify, discuss, solve: Issues List  (32:27)
  • Differentiating the types of issues that belong on the issues list. (35:07)
  • L10 Meeting: What is a parking lot? (38:55) 
  • The guys share their success using L10 meetings for their businesses. (40:38)
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