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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: September, 2020
Sep 28, 2020

In this week's podcast, hosts Jim Carr and Jason Zenger discuss old school manufacturing tips that still equip & inspire their team on the shop floor.

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  • The guys discuss this week's manufacturing news. (8:41)
  • Solving today's shop problems with "old school" techniques: Tapping (18:10)
  • Flatness on prints/Material Science (23:38)
  • Using oversized materials for better accuracy (26:12)
  • Bringing back old school collaboration (28:36)
  • Machine tool distributors selling tooling (31:50)
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Sep 15, 2020

This week on the MakingChips podcast, Host Nick Goellner, Jim Carr, and Jason Zenger discuss the Agile Marketing Process and how to have a marketing program in place that allows you to pivot when the time comes!

 

Segments:

  • The guys discuss this week's manufacturing news. (6:12)
  • What is ProShop: (10:40)
  • What great marketing is and what great marketing isn't. (16:05)
  • GPCT Workshop: Goals.Plans.Challenges.Timelines.(19:10)
  • Begin with the end in mind—start creating vision backlogs. (20:55)
  • Keys to success: Prioritize, Protect your sprints, Pull don't push, Park. (29:45)
  • 4 keywords for meetings: Daily stand up, Plan, Review, Reflect. (35:15)
  • How does a marketing program work for a small job shop? (37:42) 
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Sep 9, 2020

This week on the MakingChips Podcast, Jim Carr shares 6 tips on what CARR Machine & Tool has done to pivot from prototypes to becoming a full production machine shop.

 

  • Jim shares this week's manufacturing news - "Making Robots Smarter & Safer."  (7:05)
  • Tip #1: How do you quote a production job? (17:44)
  • Tip #2: The importance of manufacturing planning. (21:25) 
  • Tip #3: Determining the correct amount of pieces in your active setup. (24:10)
  • Tip #4: Know your tools. (28:00)
  • Tip #5: Understanding your Customer Demands (36:38)
  • Tip #6: Look into automation, robots, and cobots. (38:10)
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