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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 count

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This week on Make It Right Janet's guest is John Madsen, Vice President & Manufacturing Practice Leader at Black Line Group. As a tax credit expert with decades of experience in manufacturing he shares how US manufacturers can make the most of R&D tax credits.

Sep 23

31 min

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 […]

Sep 18

25 min

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 products […]

Sep 10

27 min

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 […]

Sep 3

24 min

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 […]

Aug 20

37 min

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 […]

Aug 18

21 min

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 released […]

Aug 12

32 min

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 […]

Aug 6

28 min

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 floor. […]

Jul 31

32 min

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 […]

Jul 23

22 min

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 […]

Jul 16

22 min

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 […]

Jul 9

30 min

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 needed workforce? Just Piferrer is a supply chain expert and a professor at a number of business schools in Barcelona. He joins Janet Eastman to share his ideas and thoughts on how manufacturing can adjust to meet this challenge head on.

Jul 2

29 min

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 […]

Jun 25

17 min

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 impacting developing […]

Jun 18

20 min

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 […]

Jun 12

26 min

Using the science of behavioral change to amplify your sales this week on Make It Right.

Jun 3

36 min

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 how manufacturing leaders […]

May 28

28 min

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 […]

May 21

36 min

“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.

May 15

28 min

Is your website locking out 15% of your potential customers because it isn’t accessible to some users? Website usability expert Jeff White explains how to open it up this week on Make It Right.

May 8

28 min

Is your website locking out 15% of your potential customers because it isn’t accessible to some users? Website usability expert Jeff White explains how to open it up this week on Make It Right. Full show coming Friday May 8.

May 7

2 min

This week on Make It Right James Soto of INDUSTRIAL shares how to find your manufacturing niche and capitalize on it.

May 1

22 min

What is your company best in class at manufacturing? Are you one among many or are you THE One. Coming this week on Make It Right - how to find your manufacturing niche and capitalize on it with James Soto of INDUSTRIAL. Full show coming Friday May 1.

Apr 28

2 min

Guest Carlos Richer draws on his more than 30 years in the diaper manufacturing industry to share his thoughts and expectations on how diaper manufacturers can adjust their businesses to remain viable for the return to production post COVID-19.

Apr 24

25 min

Carlos Richer, the founder of the Disposable Diaper Network shares his expectations for the state of the diaper manufacturing industry post COVID-19 shutdowns this week on Make It Right. Full show coming April 25

Apr 24

2 min

On this episode of the Make It Right podcast leadership advisor and manufacturing consultant Kevin Shook shares how you can engage with and support your clients in this time of need so they are moving forward in a progressive direction.

Apr 16

25 min

How to engage with and support your clients in this time of COVID-19 so they are moving forward in a progressive direction.

Apr 16

2 min

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. […]

Apr 9

24 min

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. He shares ideas on how manufacturers can move from traditional to technology based marketing to get the most out of their business. Full show coming April 10.

Apr 7

2 min

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 difference. This week on Make It Right Dave discusses the path to self-evolved leadership and how to get started.

Apr 2

27 min

Dave McKeown explains the power of, and the path to, Self-Evolved Leadership this week on Make It Right. Full show coming April 3.

Apr 1

2 min

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 […]

Mar 27

25 min

Now is the time to get stronger, wiser, and better at how you engage with and market to your B2B customers. Todd Hockenberry of Top Line Results will share some effective approaches this week on Make It Right. Full show Friday March 27.

Mar 24

1 min

This week on Make It Right Janet Eastman's guest is Carman Pirie, lead marketing and sales counsel at Kula Partners, a company that help manufacturers engage buyers, serve customers, and outpace their competition online.

Mar 19

36 min

This week on Make It Right Carman Pirie of Kula Partners breaks down the B2B marketing challenge that manufacturers face and provides some solutions.

Mar 19

2 min

Angel Sanchez Jr shares Phenix Technology’s truly unique and inspiring people culture and approach to business this week on Make It Right.

Mar 12

31 min

How a family own company completely transformed the business to create an environment of success, engagement, personal growth and job joy in just 6 years. Angel Sanchez Jr shares the story of Phenix Technology's journey to success this week on Make It Right.

Mar 6

3 min

Eventually we are all going to retire. So then what? Do you know what you are going to do 24/7/365? How to set up your “Second Half Game Plan” so you can truly lead a happy, connected, on purpose retirement.

Mar 5

33 min

How to plan for a happy, connected, on purpose retirement this week on Make It Right.

Mar 3

2 min

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 information and catalogue it for future reference. This week on Make It Right Janet Eastman talks with Continuous Improvement expert Sam Yankelevitch about why and how to do Knowledge Management effectively.

Feb 27

29 min

In just 2 years TireHub has build, launched and grown its tire distribution footprint across the US to 71 Tire Logistic Centres. TireHub CEO Peter Gibbons joins Janet Eastman to explain how they did it.

Feb 20

26 min

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 information and catalogue it for future reference. This week on Make It Right Janet Eastman talks with Continuous Improvement expert Sam Yankelevitch about why and how to do Knowledge Management effectively.

Feb 20

2 min

In 2 years TireHub has build, launched and grown its tire distribution footprint across the US. Bringing together the products of Bridgestone and Goodyear the company now has 71 locations. TireHub CEO Peter Gibbons explains how they did it on Episode 92 of Make It Right. Full show coming Friday Feb 21.

Feb 13

2 min

The 4th industrial revolution is transforming the world of manufacturing and the job skills required.  With the rapid pace of change it is hard to know what skills will be necessary in 10 years or even in 2 years.  According to a 2018 skills gap study from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute it isn’t a […]

Feb 13

33 min

A skills gap study from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute indicates that it isn't a lack of jobs that manufacturing is facing but rather a lack of skilled workers to take on new and previously unknown roles. This week on Make It Right Janet looks at how a California training centre is offering a hands on solution to address this problem. Full show coming Friday February 14.

Feb 9

2 min

On this episode of Make It Right author and business owner John Jantsch discusses the hows and whys and benefits of collecting classic literary quotes for his 6th book the Self Reliant Entrepreneur.

Feb 6

23 min

John Jantsch has written 5 books on marketing but his latest book is for the entrepreneur. It’s a collection of literary quotes from authors such as Thoreau, Whitman and Emerson which are designed to kick start the entrepreneur’s day. John Jantsch discusses the hows and whys of curating these classic literary quotes for his 6th […]

Feb 3

1 min

Leadership advisors Dave McKeown and Kevin Snook discuss how their approaches to self-evolved and aligned leadership can help you elevate your focus so you can lead with purpose.

Jan 31

33 min

This week on the Make It Right podcast leadership advisors Dave McKeown and Kevin Snook discuss how to elevate your focus so you can lead with purpose. Full show Friday January 31.

Jan 29

2 min

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