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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: October, 2020
Oct 27, 2020

In this week's podcast, hosts Jason Zenger and Jim Carr invite guest Jenn Ryan, SVP of Global Network Operations at Xometry to discuss how they pivoted during COVID and how it helped them transform who they are as a business.

Segments:

  • Jim and Jason’s businesses thriving when the industry is down (1:44)

  • Good news at Carr’s: 4th new CNC machine (6:06)

  • Jason Discusses the Manufacturing News: Foxconn fails to meet requirements in Wisconsin (6:47)

  • Introducing our guest: Jenn Ryan, SVP of Global Network Operations at Xometry (11:40)

Check out our previous episodes 122 & 189 with Xometry

  • Jenn: Keeping the doors open during COVID shutdowns (14:10)

  • Jenn: Changing the binary questions “What part of this job can I do?” (17:10)

  • Jason: Why we created the Makingchips podcast (19:20)

  • Jenn: Partner Success stories in 2020 (21:00)

  • Jason: We need more manufacturing in the US (31:05)


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Oct 20, 2020

In this week's podcast, hosts Jim Carr and Jason Zenger invite guests Paul Van Metre, Co-Founder of ProShop ERP, and Matt Gawlik, President of 3D Industries to discuss what it takes to properly implement a new ERP in a machine shop, and how it can change your culture.

Segments:

  • How the ERP revolution shifted our culture (1:47)
  • Teasing our special guests (2:56)
  • Putting on makeup is fun? IMTS interview (3:33)
  • What’s new with Jason: Zengers, Black Industrial (5:00)
  • Discussing this week’s manufacturing news (6:20)
  • Introducing our guest: Paul Van Metre from ProShop (13:13)
  • Introducing our other guest: Matt Gawlik, President of 3D Industries (14:10)
  • The origin story of “3D Industries” (15:20)
  • How Matt found ProShop (16:45)
  • Jim: Using the wrong ERP for 20 years (19:52)
  • Matt: Rehabilitating the company to implement the perfect ERP (20:45)
  • Jason: What is a Pirate ship company? (27:25)
  • Roadblocks when implementing a new ERP (28:00)
  • ProShop features that hit the spot for Machine shops (30:45)
  • What is your estimator doing all day now? (33:55)
  • Matt: Extracting data from the minds of employees is a necessary safeguard (34:45)
  • Culture Shift: Before and After ProShop (38:50)
  • Paul: Implementing ERPs is a team commitment (43:45)


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Oct 8, 2020

In this week's podcast, hosts Jason Zenger and Jim Carr discuss the process of building the right legacy you want to leave behind as a Manufacturing Leader.

Segments:

  • Getting morbid for a minute (0:45)
  • Leaving a legacy after a transition (2:10)
  • Jim compares MakingChips hosts to past music greats (3:30)
  • Another new CNC machine at Carr Machine (5:06)
  • Jason, the business coach? (6:27)
  • Manufacturing News: New manufacturing facility for undersea drones (8:40)
  • Jason: Leaving a positive legacy in the minds of others (11:51)
  • A legacy gone wrong: Statues don’t make chips (16:30)
  • Guiding principles towards a great legacy (19:40)
  • Every manufacturing leader needs to think about their legacy (27:10)

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Oct 2, 2020

In this week's episode, we get a look into Carr Machine's setup process. Hosts Jim Carr and Nick Goellner invite guests Ryan Carr, Operations Manager at CARR Machine and Tool, Inc., and Paul Van Metre, Co-Founder of ProShop ERP on to discuss the challenges they face with long setup times and explore how ProShop has helped them refine the process while providing measurable analytics for future improvement. 

Segments

  • Jim and Nick talk about manufacturing news 4:26
  • Jim Introduces Paul Van Metre and Ryan Carr 8:40
  • Jim introduces the age-old issue of setup times 10:34
  • Ryan talks about today’s setup process on the shop floor at Carr 14:18
  • Jim and Ryan talk about how their team uses ProShop 15:47
  • Paul Van Metre lays out the pre-processing checklist at ProShop 20:42
  • Paul and Ryan cover the impact of implementing ProShop 26:41
  • Jim addresses the transition of accountability 29:54
  • Nick asks about ROI and measurable results for improvement 31:55
  • Success stories with ProShop 36:05
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