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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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