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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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Mar 28, 2022
We’re on a five-hour drive to a speaking event for the Tri-State Machining Association (TSMA) so we thought, why not do an episode on the importance of travel for manufacturing leaders? In this special episode of MakingChips, we cover the benefits of travel, the potential downsides, and how to use your time wisely when you’re on the road. Welcome to MakingTrips

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  • [0:35] Don’t forget to book a hotel for IMTS 2022!
  • [2:27] Welcome to our special edition: “MakingTrips”
  • [3:16] Is travel necessary for a manufacturing leader?
  • [7:04] Manufacturing news: The price of gas
  • [11:23] The hidden benefits of travel
  • [16:53] Use your time wisely when traveling
  • [18:49] The dangers of traveling too much
  • [21:14] You have to establish travel guidelines
  • [23:41] Weighing the cost of travel against the ROI
  • [26:07] Get out of your cave—go and see for yourself
  • [28:20] Identify and connect with the decision-makers

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Mar 18, 2022

What do you do when an employee resigns? How do you handle their departure in a dignified way? What do you do when you have to let someone go? You have to handle each scenario differently—and sometimes gingerly. So in this episode of MakingChips, we walk through navigating the exit process. Paul Van Metre joins us to share how ProShop ERP can make the transition easier. 

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  • [0:26] Come see us at IMTS 2022!
  • [3:14] What’s happening in our worlds
  • [5:07] Manufacturing News: What’s happening in Ukraine?
  • [7:28] What do you do when someone resigns?
  • [10:37] The formalities of the exit process
  • [13:38] Paul shares how ProShop ERP can ease the transition
  • [19:50] What happens when you have to let someone go?
  • [22:10] What Jim’s Dad would have done 

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Mar 7, 2022

What do you expect from your employees? Do you expect them to think like an owner? Or just clock in and get their work done? Are they compensated for your expectations? In this episode of MakingChips, we’ll cover the bonus incentive plan I’ve structured for my core team. I’ll share the goals of the program, how to determine what behaviors to incentivize, what the reward(s) will be, and an easy way to manage it. Don’t miss it!

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  • [2:16] ZENGERS new bonus incentive program
  • [2:50] What’s happening in the lives of ZENGERS and Carr
  • [5:59] Illinois and Chicago’s Vaccine and Mask Mandates to End Feb. 28th
  • [9:03] How I structure my bonus incentive program
  • [13:15] The 4 goals of my bonus incentive program
  • [15:39] How to determine what behaviors to incentivize
  • [23:53] The goal of the incentive program is to drive results
  • [26:20] Determine the reward of your incentive program
  • [28:17] How to manage your bonus incentive program
  • [32:33] Are you incentivizing what someone is paid to do?

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