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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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Jan 24, 2022

Your people are the most important part of your business. If they’re not, they should be. When you hire someone, it’s always with the hope that they’ll become a long-term part of the family, right? So you need to cultivate a workplace culture they want to stay and thrive in. So in this episode of Making Chips, we’ll share nine simple tactics that you can implement immediately to transform your company culture. 

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  • [5:01] Your culture is the muscle below the muscle
  • [7:56] The good things happening in our lives 
  • [13:30] Tactic #1: Fight for individuals that you care about
  • [14:52] Accelerate your digital transformation with Xometry
  • [16:48] Tactic #2: Get to know your employees
  • [21:58] Tactic #3: Cultivate and promote friendships
  • [23:38] Tactic #4: Don’t overly focus on profit and achievement
  • [27:30] Tactic #5: Reward your people for success
  • [29:06] Tactic #6: Believe in your mission and align everyone to that
  • [30:33] Tactic #7: Be humble and treat everyone as equals
  • [32:10] Tactic #8: Inspire your people to be better
  • [33:44] Tactic #9: Be approachable in any circumstance

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Jan 17, 2022

What are the things you HATE about meetings? Moving into 2022, would you like to have better, more productive meetings that don’t waste time and actually get things done? The MakingChips team is discussing the issue on this episode based on a book Nick read recently, called, “Death By Meeting.” Learn 3 steps you can take to make your meetings powerful for 2022.

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  • [0:32] Holiday experiences from the guys (good ones)
  • [7:35] Manufacturing news: supply chain issues: trucking, air, ocean, rail trends
  • [13:30] Nick’s resolution: Lead better meetings in 2022
  • [21:45] How to have better meetings
  • [26:25] Making it safe for participants to share differing opinions
  • [36:19] Asynchronous meetings: what they are, how they work

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Jan 10, 2022

This is NOT another goal-setting podcast episode. You know, the kind that explains how to effectively set goals for the year… this one is about WHY you need to set goals. No tips and tricks. No newest approaches and apps. We’re going to talk about the impact goal-setting can have on your life and business. Jim and Nick come along for the discussion because this is something important to me, personally. We’re going to cover eight reasons annual goals will benefit you, so be sure to listen.

BAM! 

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  • [3:57] This episode’s topic
  • [6:19 ] Manufacturing News: Industry Week Article: Taking action, future flexibility 
  • [11:56] Closure of the preceding year  comes from annual planning
  • [13:15] Goal-setting enables you to Identify opportunities
  • [15:09 ] Prioritization flows from goal setting
  • [15:39] Goal-setting enables you to develop an attitude of gratitude
  • [22:26] You can focus on what is important throughout the year when you set goals
  • [23:04] Goals enable you to say “NO” to things 
  • [23:45] You can tell if you have won at the end of the year if you set goals
  • [27:04] Annual goals set you up for 3 to 5 years

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