Lessons Learned While Running a Manufacturing Company During a Pandemic

Episode 253 | Challenges: Community Growth

As we move forward into 2021, the MakingChips podcast hosts look back at 2020, the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and share more lessons they learned as a result.

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Segments:

  • 0:00 | Nick tells us about Xometry's high-volume quoting.
  • 6:06 | Jim shares information on the characteristics of a visual learner.

  • 9:37 | The hosts discuss the potential usage of wearable technology in machine shops.

  • 13:26 | The hosts emphasize the importance of cybersecurity, and how it will advance in 2021.

  • 15:22 | The hosts discuss integrations of robotics in machine shops, as well as other possible future trends.

  • 21:13 | Jim shares the thoughts and reactions of manufacturing leaders on the pandemic in March of 2020.

  • 23:40 | Jason and Nick explain how they kept their team members informed during the pandemic.

  • 25:00 | The hosts share how they used their organizations and affiliates to gather COVID-19 information for their peers.

  • 29:20 | Jim talks about integrating virtual meetings, how taking risks may lead to new opportunities, and supply and demand issues during the pandemic.

  • 35:10 | Jim and Jason discuss how ProShop ERP allows you to rate your distributors.

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