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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: April, 2021
Apr 22, 2021

In episode #265 of MakingChips, host Jim Carr, Nick Goellner and Jessica Peterson discuss How to Create a Diverse Community in the Workplace to Solve One of the Biggest Challenges in Manufacturing with Justin Sherman and Andrew Crowe with Equity Machine Works

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  • :02 | Jim promotes Amper, a great company that specializes in machine monitoring systems, easy to Install with minimal on-boarding. Check them out at Amper.xyz and look under products for their pilot program
  • 11:37 | Justin Sherman and Andrew Crowe from Equity Machine Works, explains Diversity of Manufacturing and how it relates to his business model;  ie; Manufacturing, Teaching, Trades Classes, Managing the Pre-Apprenticeship Program, Grant Funding, Educational Programs, Barriers that some grants create on their own
  • 23:32 | Nick speaks to Manufacturing per prior discussion; Manufacturing needs a rebrand, needs to know how to communicate their brand better
  • 24:37 | Jessica discusses to group how important StoryBrand is - Clarifying your message (using straight-forward language) as well how it can create barriers to entry 
  • 30:21 | Nick talks to Equity Machine Works; Are you a machine shop? What's different between your shop and Carr Machine Tool; Justin speaks to how Equity Machine Works benefits and adding value to the Community
  • 46:52 | Jim and Nick offer their final thoughts on the episode
Apr 13, 2021

In this week’s episode of MakingChips, Jason Zenger discusses 4 reasons to say no to an opportunity.  Manufacturing leaders may need to say no more often to opportunities especially as the economy heats back up.

 

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  • :09 | Jim and Jason discuss how ProShop ERP helped with Jim’s AS9100 virtual audit.

  • 3:59 | Jason and Nick discuss two manufacturing news articles: #1 - article by "CNBC " Reddit
    founder Alexis Ohanian on what life Serena Williams taught him about sustained greatness

  • 7:02 | #2 manufacturing news article: by "Wall Street Journal" Turbo charge economy leaves factory struggling to deliver goods that shoppers want.

  • 8:04 | Jason expresses the four opportunity filters to put your decisions through - #1 Does fit your vision for the future, #2 Does it meet your core values, #3 It does have a measurable ROI, #4 Is it the best option for your client?
  • 18:55 | Jason and Nick offer their final thoughts on the episode
Apr 7, 2021

In this week’s episode of MakingChips, hosts Nick Goellner and Jason Zenger discuss 6 Communications Tools for the Manufacturing Leader.

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  • :57 | Nick and Jason discuss how a Manufacturer Leader can learn how to better communicate
  • 4:39 | Nick shares Manufacturing News from an article by Jay Timmons, President and CEO of NAM (National Association for Manufacturers) regarding tax reform and investment incentives for manufacturers
  • 12:25 | Jason recommends the book "Crucial Conversations"
  • 15:43 | Jason talks people, culture, numbers and ProShop ERP - Can get data in real time
  • 16:47 | Nick shares the first tool RACI chart (Responsibility Assignment Matrix)
  • 19:53 | Approval Drawing Review (Approval Review meeting)
  • 23:17 | PCP Program (Premiere Channel Partner Program) 
  • 25:12 | BrandScript (StoryBrand) Help companies tell coherent stories
  • 28:05 | PSM (Process Success Map) - Making your customers successful
  • 30:16 | VOC Program (Voice of the Customer/Client program)
  • 32:83 | Jason offers his final thoughts on the episode

 

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