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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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Jun 27, 2022

Many manufacturers are facing a common struggle: Their team members are retiring. Even worse, they’re struggling to replace them. Matt Carr—the President of Storch Products Co—found an ingenious way to solve the skills gap at his company by attracting talent from a local technical college. How? He shares a strategy that any manufacturing leader can adapt in this episode of MakingChips. After all, you need talent on your team to make chips! 

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  • [2:45] The definitions of reshoring and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
  • [5:14] Reshoring Initiative® IH2021 Data Report
  • [8:00] Learn about Matt Carr—the President of Storch Products Co
  • [17:20] The advantages of a magnetic chip conveyor
  • [20:20] How Matt solved the skills gap at his company
  • [26:45] How Matt has attracted talent from a local school
  • [29:45] Matt’s experience implementing EOS at Storch 
  • [35:46] Why scaling back and niching down solves problems
  • [40:40] What the class looks like

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Jun 22, 2022

AS9100 is a standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry. If a manufacturer wants to work in this field, they have to be AS9100 certified. The credentialing process is difficult to achieve quickly. Integrating it into your quality management system (QMS) can be even more time-consuming. In this episode of MakingChips, special guest John Jones shares how he used ProShop to speed up and complete the implementation in just 4 months. Listen to this episode for his strategies!

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  • [2:52] What is the AS9100 credential?
  • [6:29] Manufacturing news: Solar panels
  • [9:41] What’s happening in our lives
  • [11:11] Learn all about John Jones
  • [17:29] Implementing AS9100 into ProShop
  • [25:04] John’s experience being audited
  • [31:44] Learn about ProShop’s Flying Start Package

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Jun 6, 2022

Do you struggle with any pet peeves? We’ve compiled a list of three sales and marketing tactics that people utilize that drive us crazy: misusing lead capture forms, cold calls, and spammy LinkedIn connections. But instead of just complaining about these things, we’re going to share what anyone in sales or marketing should do instead. There’s a right way—and most definitely a wrong way—to do it. Find out which side you’re landing on in this episode of MakingChips!

– Nick

If you enjoyed this episode, share it with someone you know! If you know someone who struggles with spammy sales tactics, it might be a nice way to nudge them in the right direction. 

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  • [3:18] Bring a nanny on your vacation
  • [4:15] The good things happening in our lives
  • [5:57] Manufacturing news: Recession Unlikely in 2022
  • [14:30] Things that drive us crazy (other than Jason)
  • [17:30] Pet Peeve #1: Misusing lead capture forms
  • [21:40] Pet Peeve #2: The dreaded cold call
  • [25:15] Pet Peeve #3: Spammy LinkedIn connections

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