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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: 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.

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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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