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Making Chips Podcast for Manufacturing Leaders

Manufacturing is challenging, but if you are connected to a community of leaders, you can elevate your skills, solve your problems and grow your business! MakingChips was launched in 2014 to equip and inspire the metalworking nation. Hundreds of episodes and a million downloads later, it’s an industry-leading source of information, inspiration, and entertainment for manufacturing leaders of all types. It’s hosted by Jason Zenger and Nick Goellner, two multi-generational manufacturing leaders, and they’re joined by a rotating panel of expert guests – including Titan Gilroy (TITANS of CNC), John Saunders (NYC CNC), Mark TerryBerry (Haas Automation), and many more. Join us as we tackle the topics that keep you up at night - leadership, operations, technology, growth, workforce development and culture.
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Now displaying: June, 2022
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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