In Part 1 of this 2-part series, the MakingChips hosts welcome guest John Miller, founder of Way of the Mill, an education platform for CNC milling. In this episode, John shares his background in the manufacturing industry, including his time at Makino and Apple, and why he chose to start Way of the Mill.
6:09 | Jason shares current news about the near future of the manufacturing industry due to COVID-19
12:10 | Guest John Miller, founder of Way of the Mill, tells his origin story in manufacturing
16:00 | John shares information on his experience working on turnkey projects at Makino
23:20 | John explains why he chose to share his milling advice online, and how good and bad fundamentals affect a company
27:05 | John discusses his time at Apple, and their involvement in the manufacturing industry
31:09 | John explains how he maintains unbiased content and the value it brings
In the 250th episode of MakingChips, the hosts discuss new factors and trends in the estimation process, especially when utilizing an ERP system. Jim Carr also shares his quoting process, and the tips and tricks he has used over the years that other manufacturing leaders should take into account.
3:30 | Nick tells a story about quoting
9:00 | Jim shares manufacturing news about the surge in metal prices
12:50 | Jim breaks down the estimation process into 3 factors: the estimator, the tools, and the tactics
19:30 | Jim explains his quoting process
23:30 | The hosts compare a traditional spreadsheet to an ERP system, and what columns to utilize
30:15 | The hosts discuss veteran quoting processes vs newer quoting tactics
34:50 | Jim lists some "red flags" to look out for during the estimation process
38:00 | Jim summarizes his thoughts on effectively quoting a job
In this week's podcast, hosts Jason Zenger, Jim Carr, and Nick Goellner share the new leadership principles and processes they adopted during 2020 to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and how other manufacturing leaders can benefit by doing similar.
6:20 | The hosts share recent manufacturing news, plus Nick has his own special announcement
13:20 | Jason explains how he focused on growing his company's core values in 2020
16:15 | Jim discusses the new implementations he made at CARR this year
18:30 | Jason recounts how he increased communication between his employees
28:50 | Nick describes how his leadership team implemented new Lean practices and playbooks
33:09 | Jim shares the added business responsibilities he felt due to the COVID-19 pandemic
35:00 | Jason gives details on his experience of testing positive for COVID-19
In this week's episode, we share our experiences with imposter syndrome and discuss what it means. We talk about how it affects different generations and how to rise above the feeling that you aren't qualified or don't know what you're doing.
5:01 | Nick covers general manufacturing news - and improving market trends
8:55 | Nick defines imposter syndrome
10:05 | Jason brings up a bible verse that illustrates that everyone is a little bit of an imposter
13:32 | Jason asks how you'll learn anything if you never ask
22:26 | Jason and Nick discuss what imposter syndrome means for a manufacturing leader
25:42 | Nick shares a story about feeling like you can't ask questions or make mistakes
30:32 | Jason mentions how important it is to get your self-worth from multiple places, and Nick talks about how ego plays into imposter syndrome