MC061: Riches in the Niches

By March 17, 2016 Uncategorized
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We come to you from two separate locations (Dallas & Chicago) on this remote episode of MakingChips. Today we talk about establishing and exploring your manufacturing company’s niche. Jim and Jason share their idea of what niche means to them in their respective companies. In Manufacturing News we discuss Five Vital Steps to Set Up a Successful Manufacturing Business. We also recap the TMA’s 90th annual meeting, and introduce a new MakingChips partnership.

Episode Outline:

  • [00:07] – Episode Preview
  • [01:45] – Dallas Airport
  • [02:40] – Affiliated Distributors
  • [03:40] – Manufacturing News
  • [06:40] – Finding the Right Factory
  • [07:30] – A Great Team
  • [08:55] – Business Model
  • [09:55] – TMA Board
  • [12:20] – Riches in the Niches
  • [14:00] – ZENGERS Industrial Supply’s Niche
  • [16:45] – ZENGERS Original Business Model
  • [18:48] – CARR Machine’s Niche
  • [22:52] – Picking the Right Jobs
  • [25:05] – Evaluate, Experiment, Evolve
  • [26:15] – IMTS Workshop
  • [27:25] – Sandvik Partnership
  • [30:12] – Conclusion of Episode

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