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Manufacturing industry experts discuss the advancements, challenges, solutions and opportunities in this highly technical industry. The Make It Right podcast was launched by industry veteran and author Kevin Snook who has 30 years of experience in manufacturing, working with companies in 26 countries. The podcast was launched as a vehicle for industry people to share ideas, solutions, insights and stories to help manufacturing CEOs and their teams make it right and succeed. The podcast is ho ...
 
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When you are in the thick of it, dealing with the daily issues of a manufacturing business, it can be difficult to understand the impact of your leadership. This week on the show our guest is Phil Van Hooser, an Award-winning Keynote Speaker, Leadership Trainer and Author whose focus in on Engaged Leadership & Communication. After watching one of h…
 
“Leadership is to serve and develop people through human interactions and relationships towards the achievement of goals that support purpose.” That is how this week’s guest, Jamie V. Parker, views the role of leadership. A recovering command and control leader Jamie now works with manufacturing leaders helping them find balance between leading and…
 
In business middle managers are sandwiched between the C-suite and the people they are leading. They have to navigate the demands of their bosses while working with, and leading, their own teams. They are trying to hold it all together, keep everyone happy and move the business forward. They are stressed and looking for help. This week on Make It R…
 
Carlos Richer has spent more than 30 years in the disposable diaper industry providing consultation services to factories around the world. He is also the founder of the Disposable Diaper Network LinkedIN group. This week on Make It Right he and manufacturing leadership consultant Kevin Snook look at the challenges of a changing diaper market and t…
 
A chance meeting with Toyota Leader Isao Yoshino has propelled consultant and coach Katie Anderson on a leadership journey most would dream of. Over the last 5 years Mr Yoshino has shared his successes and failures during 40 years at Toyota and together they now share his story at conferences and in a new book Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn: Le…
 
This week on Make It Right Peter Gibbons, CEO of TireHub, and leadership advisor Kevin Snook share their thoughts on what makes a world-class leader. Sharing stories and insights from their careers and personal lives they discuss how they see the role of the leader, how leadership is evolving and why it is a privilege to lead. Transcript Full Show…
 
According to John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre, COVID-19 has reached 34 million cases & 1 million deaths for a death rate of 3% worldwide as of October 1 2020. However, these numbers are all lower than actual because of the inability to test and report in some countries. As countries open up and necessary employees return to work business le…
 
Good results is the goal of any manufacturing leader and even with a wealth of education and knowledge of business, engineering, supply chain management etc. they can still run into challenges that have them beat. Often, on closer inspection those challenges are rooted in people. Why aren’t people performing at their highest level? Why is there apa…
 
American manufacturers can save a significant amount of money by using R&D tax credits. While many think that it is just technology and drug companies that can benefit from the credits, in fact 70% of all tax credits are claimed by manufacturers. There are 9 common activities that manufacturers perform – things like determining requirements and quo…
 
Manufacturers who produce large products – such as those companies in aerospace, construction, milling and mining – often have requirements for large scale, unique products. Sourcing those products or a manufacturer who can create them is a challenge because it takes a unique set of skills and technical understanding to be able produce products to …
 
Willert Home Products is a family owned business that started out in 1946 with a single product…mothballs. It now has 100 products, does business around the world and operates 5 plants, with locations in St Louis and Philadelphia and 3 in Asia, employing approximately 500 people. Willert manufactures everything from flyswatters and pest control pro…
 
Manufacturing a product and Making It Right takes process and people alignment. Selling that product to a customer who needs it also requires alignment. This week on Make It Right Sale Enablement Expert Ryan Bretsch of Spoke Marketing outlines why and how alignment from the management team through to marketing and sales needs to be in place to achi…
 
We are surrounded by technology and it comes to hand in almost everything we do. Using technology right can transform your business, your experience, your customer’s experience and your results. But getting technology right is difficult. This week on Make It Right guest Jonathon Hensley of Emerge Interactive provides insights and tips on how he hel…
 
COVID-19 initially forced Spartech’s Paulding Ohio plant to reduce its workforce by 65%. When a new product was requested this plant got fired up with a plant conversion and a new process. It is now on the path of 40% employment growth and one of their best years ever. This week on Make It Right Gary Buckland, Senior Plant Manager at Spartech in Pa…
 
With more than 30 years of manufacturing and business experience working with companies like Harley Davidson and Chrysler, lean thought leader Jamie Flinchbaugh has learned the power of alignment, engagement and trust on a company’s performance. You may recognize Jamie’s name as he is the co-author of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Lean”, a book releas…
 
Manufacturing is a quarter of the St Louis MO region’s economic activity. With a longstanding heritage in aerospace and defense manufacturing, and a growing role in biomedical, St Louis is also home to companies who manufacture a variety of items including well known household products. This week on Make It Right Janet Eastman talks with Marc Bower…
 
When something is going wrong in your manufacturing process it’s important to be able to quickly and easily identify where things went off course. For many manufacturing companies that job entails the quality control manager on the shop floor with their stopwatch. Enter drishti, a video analytics and video traceability solution for the factory floo…
 
Pete Winiarski is a manufacturing veteran and consultant who has written a book called Virtual Teams That Thrive. It defines a clear path to help leaders and their teams adjust, to successfully work and engage outside of the business location. Working virtually is here indefinitely so early adaptation is key to your company’s success. On last week’…
 
Working virtually is here and may be the way of work indefinitely. Adjusting ourselves and our teams to successfully work and engage outside the standard business environment is key to your company’s success. Pete Winiarski has worked in the manufacturing industry and as a consultant throughout his career. He recently wrote a book called Virtual Te…
 
Manufacturing is about making things and at the core of making things is creativity. This week on Make It Right Janet Eastman’s guest is creativity expert Nir Bashan who believes creativity isn’t just for the “artist”. He believes it is fundamental to success and he teaches business leaders and individuals how to harness the power of creativity to …
 
It’s predicted that by 2030 there will be 10,000 retirements per day in both the US and EU. This will create a huge hole in manufacturing and a massive brain drain. The sector has an image problem as young people don’t see it as a highly technical and skilled industry with significant career opportunity. What needs to change to attract this much ne…
 
Over the last number of weeks Make It Right has featured interviews with leadership and marketing experts who have shared their expertise in an effort to help manufacturing businesses weather the COVID-19 storm. This week on the show we share 3 key tips curated from three guests with the hope that they may trigger some ideas for you and your busine…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a game changer for business. Last week on Make It Right Episode 108 supply chain expert Filippo Mauri discussed its impact on globalization, how it will affect supply chains, manufacturing businesses and company culture. This week Filippo shares his European perspective on how the shifting business landscape is impact…
 
The world of work has gone through a rapid readjustment since the onset of COVID-19. The last number of months have been a shock to the systems – personal, professional and technological – but the world still functions and some of those forced changes have been positive. This week on Make It Right supply chain expert Filippo Mauri of IMUNDO Global …
 
The science of behavioral change can help you amplify your sales. Sean M. Doyle as been working with B2B clients for more than 25 years, focusing on long term value creation though a sales-first, scientific approach to driving revenue. The approach has achieved significant success for his clients. This week on Make It Right Sean shares the science …
 
Scott Aaron is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning online marketer, a best-selling author, top podcaster and speaker and the go-to specialist when it comes to converting traffic and establishing connections using LinkedIn. From experience he as defined the path to building a strong personal brand. On this episode of Make It Right he shares …
 
Free sounds great in theory but enticing prospects and customers with free design samples, analysis or reports may not win you business. In reality people tend not to place value on something that is free and this approach may be negating the value of your time and expertise. This week on Make It Right Janet Eastman’s guest is Joe Sullivan the foun…
 
“Within crisis are the seeds of opportunity.” Are you looking at your manufacturing business with this in mind? Branding expert Jeremy Miller has walked the economic crisis path before and has been able to help his clients’ and his own business thrive. He shares his approach on this episode of Make It Right. Transcript…
 
When was the last time you looked at your B2B website to determine if all of the information is up to date and that the site is functioning properly. If you are like many business leaders it has probably been a while. Now when was the last time you looked at your website from a user accessibility view? Is the information provided accessible to the …
 
Are you willing to audit your manufacturing business to find out where your sweet spot is, that area of expertise that you really stand out in? If you are willing to find out what your manufacturing company is truly world class at you could rise above the many to become THE One. This week on Make It Right James Soto of INDUSTRIAL shares how to find…
 
Carlos Richer, the founder of the Disposable Diaper Network shares his expectations for the state of the diaper manufacturing industry post COVID-19. Following the current shutdowns, and the expected supply shortages once manufacturing ramps up again, the industry is going to need to make adjustments. Carlos draws on his more than 30 years in the d…
 
As COVID-19 makes its tour around the world some countries are slowing getting back to business while some are looking at what business will be like when they can turn the lights back on. The financial impact associated with the business shut down and now the heavy cost of preventing a relapse has given the manufacturing industry a lot to contend w…
 
As COVID-19 makes its tour around the world some countries are slowing getting back to business while some are looking at what business will be like when they can turn the lights back on. The financial impact associated with the business shut down and now the heavy cost of preventing a relapse has given the manufacturing industry a lot to contend w…
 
Are you brave enough to audit your manufacturing business to find where the best work is and to “Go for It” in that market/industry sector? James Soto is the founder of INDUSTRIAL, a B2B marketing company that has nailed its niche by helping manufacturers find their unique offering and market it in the digital age. James says he was born industrial…
 
James Soto says he was born industrial, raised digital and it’s with that informed perspective that he approaches the marketing challenges of today’s manufacturers. James is the founder of INDUSTRIAL and it was he and his company that branded and co-produced Manufacturing Day in the US. On this week’s show he shares ideas on how manufacturers can m…
 
Helping others become the best versions of themselves is one of the key traits of a good leader, what leadership consultant Dave McKeown calls a self-evolved leader. By doing this you can open up your time to proactively plan the future of your business, to make creative and innovative decisions and to mentor and coach your people, to truly make a …
 
What does it take to be an effective leader in 2020? If you believe your role as a leader is to help the members of your team become the best versions of themselves then you may be what leadership consultant Dave McKeown calls a self-evolved leader. Join Dave this week on Make It Right as he explains the power of, and the path to, Self-Evolved Lead…
 
Change. Sometimes we pursue it and sometimes it is forced upon us. Perhaps you are well settled in to your sales and marketing process but what is it doing for you now in this time of social distancing? Are you providing real value to your customers? On this episode of Make It Right Todd Hockenberry of Top Line Results shares effective approaches t…
 
Marketing is ever evolving and now more than ever having effective digital experiences is what will help manufacturers engage buyers, serve customers, and outpace their competition online. So how do you do that? This week on Make It Right Janet Eastman’s guest is Carman Pirie, lead marketing and sales counsel at Kula Partners, a company that works …
 
This week on Make It Right we are break downing the B2B marketing challenge that manufacturers face and sharing some insights to help you evolve and elevate your B2B marketing strategy. Carman Pirie is the co-founder and lead marketing and sales counsel at Kula Partners, a B2B marketing company that works with North American manufacturing clients. …
 
“Respect for people and continuous improvement” is the proven path to success at Phenix Technology, a family own company making helmets for firefighters and first responders. This approach completely transformed their business in just 6 years creating an environment of success, engagement, personal growth and job joy as well as an increase in sales…
 
Workplace happiness and success go hand in hand at Phenix Technology. Coming this week on Make It Right its the story of how a family own company making helmets for firefighters completely transformed their business in just 6 years to create an environment of success, engagement, personal growth and job joy. Angel Sanchez Jr shares the story of Phe…
 
Eventually we are all going to retire. We may want to, or we may be forced to, but either way one day we will stop working. So then what? Do you know what you are going to do 24/7/365? When business leaders and owners transition to retirement they prepare the company for their departure but often times they don’t have a plan for their time in retir…
 
When business leaders and owners transition to retirement they prepare the company for their departure. That process is time consuming and often it leaves the leader without a plan for their own future. Patrick Bradley of Manufactured Financial Solutions LLC has seen that happen and now helps business leaders set up their “Second Half Game Plan” so…
 
There is a wealth of knowledge swirling around in the brains of your employees, acquired through projects and processes they have been involved in. There is gold in this knowledge that can help companies identify issues that are holding them back and opportunities that can propel them forward. Unfortunately many companies neglect to collect this in…
 
This week it is the story of a new start-up with a twist. TireHub is a national tire distributor that provides tire dealers and retailers in the US with a comprehensive range of tires from two of the world’s leading tire companies, Bridgestone and Goodyear. In just 2 years TireHub has build, launched and grown its tire distribution footprint across…
 
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