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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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Now displaying: February, 2021
Feb 23, 2021

In this episode of MakingChips the hosts discuss sections to include in their production meetings, and how they can benefit their shop and team's productivity.

Segments:

0:00 Jim shares how he can access real-time data and reports using ProShop ERP.

1:32 The hosts talks about the virtual grand opening of the Boring Bar

5:20 Jim introduces "social intimacy" and how it strengthens relationships

9:40 The hosts discuss what's happening in their businesses

12:30 Jim explains what he uses production meetings for and why they're important

15:49 Jim shares the different sections he includes in his production meetings and the benefits they provide to the team

19:08 Jim discusses how he added weekly COVID-19 updates to his production meetings in response to the pandemic

26:44 Jim creates a "hot list" to update his team on what's going on in the shop

29:50 Jim opens the floor at the end of meetings for Q&A and team discussion

34:18 Jim and Jason talk about the different showcases at IMTS Spark

Feb 17, 2021

In this episode, the MakingChips hosts discuss the career of NFL star Tom Brady, and how his personal keys to success are also applicable to the manufacturing leader.

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0:00 | Jim and Jason talk about the different technologies featured on IMTS Spark

7:24 | Jason reads a press release from DARPA about off-Earth manufacturing of lunar structures

12:45 | Jason shares his points on how manufacturing leaders can take cues from Tom Brady's success 

13:13 | The hosts discuss how manufacturing leaders might be retiring too early

24:49 | Jim and Jason talk about IMTS Spark Demo Days with Stephen LaMarco from AMT

31:53 | Jason explains Tom Brady's daily schedule and how having a routine helps with success

37:10 | Like Tom Brady, having a healthy diet and lifestyle can contribute to the success of a manufacturing leader

39:30 | Having core objectives can get you on the path to succeeding, as opposed to unrelated pursuits

43:40 | The hosts offer final thoughts on how Tom Brady's successes can be contributed to his strict regimen and practices

 

Feb 9, 2021

In this week's MakingChips podcast, Jim and Jason discuss if you can be successful running a small machine shop, with Jim offering tips based on his own experiences.

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0:00 | Jim and Jason talk about the different knowledge centers at IMTS Spark

1:10 | Jim mentions how he used ProShop ERP to extract the necessary data to collect the federal R&D tax credit

5:06 | Jim shares information on the failure rates of new businesses

7:45 | Jason explains why he's planning on taking a sabbatical from work

13:00 | Jim reads a news articles about the manufacturing economy bouncing back in 2021, and the different factors that will affect it

20:08 | Jim and Jason talk with Dan from Xometry and Vinny from PenCo Precision to discuss their experience with Xometry during the 2020 pandemic

26:22 | Jim asks "what is success in business?"

31:27 | Jim shares his tips for running a successful small machine shop

39:30 | Jim and Jason talk about how they analyze risks before they make business decisions

Feb 2, 2021

In the newest MakingChips podcast, the hosts discuss how to use triggers to create new habits and systems for your business and your personal life.

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0:00 | Nick talks about how he sees ProShop ERP on shop floors across the USA.

4:01 | Jason shares an article about a how people purchase books to display and pretend to look intelligent

7:27 | Jim and Nick explain a times they made changes to remain transparent as leaders

9:23 | Jason describes how he attempted to start changing certain habits at his company by creating new triggers

14:19 | Jason talks about the system he adopted to discuss and track the changing triggers and habits with his team

16:43 | The hosts talk to Chuck Matthews at DP Technology Corp. about IMTS Spark.

24:13 | Jim asks Jason and Nick how they store and utilize the information they gather through reading materials

27:53 | Jason explains how he's used triggers to create habits in his personal life

 

 

 

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