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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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Nov 29, 2021

What is an employee stock ownership plan ESOP? How does it work? How can it transform the buy-in of your team and lead to revenue growth? Jeff Taylor—the President and CEO of Crafts Technology—implemented an ESOP. Listen to this episode to hear about the impact it had on his business—and figure out whether or not it’s right for yours. Employee buy-in can lead to profitability which can lead to Making Chips! BAM!

– Jim

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  • [4:49] What’s happening at ZENGERS and Carr Machine & Tool
  • [8:20] Disclaimer about implementing an ESOP
  • [10:54] Welcome Jeff Taylor to Making Chips!
  • [12:13] What is an employee stock ownership plan ESOP?
  • [13:45] How Jeff got into manufacturing
  • [20:15] What is Craft’s technology?
  • [21:49] Choosing to create an ESOP
  • [30:00] Who should consider an ESOP?
  • [35:05] Pensions, profit-sharing, and ESOPs
  • [39:45] What kind of return does an ESOP get?
  • [45:36] Are you handing over control to your team?

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Nov 22, 2021
What does your hiring process look like? Do you even have a hiring process in place? In this episode of Making Chips, we walk through what each of our processes look like and share some useful strategies that anyone can implement. A streamlined process leads to better hires which leads to Making Chips! BAM!

– Jason!

What are your tips and tricks for the hiring process? Let us know! Send an email to info@MakingChips.com

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  • [0:30] Check out ProShop ERP for manufacturing software!
  • [3:35] What’s happening in our lives and businesses
  • [6:54] Manufacturing news: A discussion on composite materials
  • [11:44] Shoutout to listeners who’ve left reviews!
  • [14:26] Step #1: It’s all about the setup 
  • [19:10] Step #2: The careers landing page
  • [22:43] Accelerate your digital transformation with Xometry
  • [24:31] Step #3: Screen your candidates 

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Nov 15, 2021

What factors should you consider when forecasting? What questions do you need to ask to determine your next steps? Who gets to make those decisions? We walk you through some common questions to ask yourself—and your company—about your business. We’ll also cover Miles and Snow's Typology of Defender, Prospector, Analyzer, and Reactor to see how your type impacts your decision-making process. Learn a great process to forecast and set goals in this episode of Making Chips! Now is the time to look ahead! BAM!

– Nick

If you have a great methodology for forecasting, let us know! Shoot us an email at info@MakingChips.com

Segments

  • [0:32] Check out ProShop ERP for manufacturing software!
  • [3:16] How future proof is your business?
  • [5:25] What we’re happy about right now
  • [9:34] Discovering the Keys to U.S. Manufacturing Recovery
  • [14:23] What factors should you consider when forecasting?
  • [17:47] Accelerate your digital transformation with Xometry
  • [21:39] The Miles and Snow's Typology of Defender, Prospector, Analyzer, and Reactor
  • [24:56] Who makes the forecast in your company? 

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Nov 8, 2021

Nick jokes that I have a recession obsession—and it’s true. Recessions are painful. I want to make the experience less painful when a recession comes around again. So in this down-to-earth episode of Making Chips, I’ll share the common causes of most recessions and 8 tips you can use to prepare yourself—and your business—for a recession. Preparedness is key to helping your business survive and thrive. Because after all, if you’re not making chips, you’re not making money. BAM!

– Jim

Segments

  • [0:43] Check out ProShop ERP for manufacturing software!
  • [2:53] Shoutout to everyone involved with the research project with Xometry 
  • [5:11] The reasons why Carr Machine & Tool is thriving
  • [9:38] Manufacturing News: Hertz bought 100,000 Teslas
  • [12:18] What’s new in Jason and Nick’s worlds
  • [14:43] Accelerate your digital transformation with Xometry
  • [15:53] Be smart with the buying decisions that you make
  • [21:55] Learn about the common causes of recessions
  • [24:39] 8 tIps to prepare yourself for a recession
  • [28:28] Learn about Amper Technologies machine monitoring systems

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