What Is A Manufacturing Leader?

Challenges: Leadership, Watch

Here at MakingChips, we talk a lot about the manufacturing leader and how we are working to equip and inspire them. But, what is a "manufacturing leader?" Is it a business owner? Somebody who works in the C-suite of a manufacturing company? Or maybe

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The Entrepreneurial World of the Metalworking Nation

Challenges: Leadership, Watch

Being a manufacturing leader is difficult, especially if you are a manufacturing entrepreneur! With so many possible opportunities and pitfalls, it can be hard to know how to navigate the small-business world of an entrepreneur. John Saunders joins

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What Is the Best Way to Fix the Skills Gap?

Challenges: Leadership, Workforce, Watch

We all know about the skills gap in manufacturing! In fact, it's almost become an overused buzzword... but that doesn't mean it has gone away. In fact, the skills gap is more prevalent now than ever! So, how do we fix it? There are a lot of ideas

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The Power of Associations - What Do They Do?

Challenges: Leadership, Community, Watch

While we were out in California, we visited the LA National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA). But associations are an old model... what is the power of associations in the future?

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MakingChips Live at the Okuma THINC Developers Group

Challenges: Leadership, Technology, Watch

We visited Okuma in Charlotte, North Carolina for an event for their THINC Developers Group. This podcast was recorded live onstage during the event! With so many automation systems available, it can be hard to know which to use to meet your

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Interviewing Tips for a Manufacturing Job

Challenges: Leadership, Workforce

Interviewing can be a bit nerve-wrecking, but being prepared beforehand can help ease the anxiety. On this episode of MakingChips TV, Jim Carr lists his 5 interviewing tips that will help you land that dream job.

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Collection Tips For Getting Paid Faster By Customers

Challenges: Leadership, Process

Having problems collecting from your customers? When a customer doesn't pay, the financial loss can play havoc with your ability to pay your business and personal bills. Jim Carr explains a number of things you can do to increase your chances of

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Swearing in the Workplace

Challenges: Leadership, Workforce

A study released by CareerBuilder.com reveals that 81% of employers surveyed believe swearing at work “brings an employee's professionalism into question.”

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6 Tips For Writing Corporate Emails

Challenges: Leadership

Jim Carr shares 6 Tips to help you write better corporate emails.

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Business Succession Plan

Challenges: Leadership, Workforce

One sensitive issue for midsize companies, particularly family-owned businesses, is succession. How does one generation pass on control to the next? Business succession planning is difficult to begin with, which is why so many people avoid doing it

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