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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: May, 2021
May 29, 2021

In this episode of MakingChips, Jim Carr, Jason Zenger and Nick Goellner discuss  Retirement: Yes, No or Never. This could be a step in evaluating your decision whether you are a manufacturing leader at the highlight of your career or at the beginning stages of your career with plans for greatness.

Segments:

  • 0:14 | Jim talks about Amper Technologies, machine monitoring system, easy to install with minimal onboarding
  • 3:08 | Jim, Jason and Nick talk about retirement, how manufacturers are approaching retirement age
  • 7:55 | The hosts  announce great news that is happening on September 23, 2021.  MakingChips is having a Celebration for Manufacturing Leaders.
  • 10:42 | Nick discusses with Jim and Jason, an article from Modern Machine Shop, March machine tool orders have been the biggest growth since 2019, unit orders have also increased
  • 15:35 | Nick, Jason and Jim mention Xometry - custom manufacturing on demand
  • 16:42 | Retirement talk.
  • 17:25 | The hosts discuss how to tell if you are ready for retirement and signs you are NOT read for retirement.
  • 29:55 | What are your takeaways from this episode? 

 

May 21, 2021

In this episode of MakingChips, Jason, Jim and Nick discuss the R&D Tax Credit.  This could be a huge saving for your manufacturing company, but please don’t take this episode as legal, accounting or any similar advice; you should contact a professional after you have listened to this episode.

Segments:

  • 0:40 | Jim points out that he utilizes ProShop ERP tool "Work by Industry Dashboard" to receive real time data
  • 3:12 | Jason asks Nick and Jim "Do you guys like paying taxes?"
  • 3:45 | Jason references Oliver Wendall Holmes, Jr., Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court - quoted "Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society"
  • 4:22 | Jason references Billings Learned Hand, Former American Judge and Judicial Philosopher who served in the U.S. District Court of Appeals quoted "Anyone may arrange his affairs so that his taxes shall be as low as possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which best pays the treasury.  There is not even a patriotic duty to increase one's taxes"
  • 9:43 | Jason shares manufacturing news -  what are legislators trying to accomplish, when they come out with a new tax law?
  • 12:45 | Jim calls Paul Van Metre of ProShop ERP to talk about how a client of his utilized the R&D Tax Credit
  • 19:34 | Jason explains what type of research qualifies for the R&D Tax Credit
  • 28:14 | Jim talks about ProShop ERP, to record Documentation Data Metrics
  • 29:34 | Nick, Jim and Jason discuss what may qualify you for the R&D Tax Credit
  • 32:40 | The hosts offer their final thoughts

 

 

May 11, 2021

In episode of #267 MakingChips, host Jim Carr and Jason Zenger discuss Why You Need to Consider These New and Low-Cost Employee Benefits"

 

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Segments:

  • :02 | Do you love your ERP? ProShop ERP. for additional details please visit: loveyourerp.com

  • 1:30 | Jason and Jim discuss Employee Benefits, the shift in culture, how we pay benefits to our employee

  • 5:21 | “Save the Date" Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 - Celebration of our industry and Manufacturing Leaders - a party that will Equip & Inspire @ MakingChips Headquarters in Rockford, Illinois

  • 7:35 | Jim shares manufacturing news - Smart Manufacturing news i.e., Broad category of manufacturing that employs computer integrated manufacturing,  high levels of adaptability, rapid design changes, digital information technology and more flexible / technical workforce training

  • 10:05 | Jason and Jim talk about Amper, how Jim is utilizing Amper software (30 day trial) and how it has helped him become more efficient

  • 12:34 | Jason and Jim talk about innovative employee benefits and why to offer those benefits.

  • 27:23 | Jim and Jason offer their final thoughts

May 4, 2021

In episode #266 of MakingChips, host Jason Zenger and co-host Jim Carr Discuss 25 Trends Affecting the Future of Manufacturing in 2021 and Beyond.

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Segments:

  • :22| Go to Loveyourerp.com and find out why so many manufacturing leaders love ProShop ERP

  • 6:04 | Business Models, People, The World and Tools
  • 6:25 | Business Models

  • 13:56 | People

  • 27:50 | The World

  • 35:52 | Tools

  • 36:32 | Check out Amper.xyz, a company that specializes in easy to install machine monitoring systems

  • 41:50 | Final thoughts
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