The Manufacture Houston Podcast
24. Manufacturing Labor – A Generational Challenge for US Manufacturers

24. Manufacturing Labor – A Generational Challenge for US Manufacturers

May 24, 2022

The re-shoring wave is beginning to lap US shores and most likely will build as more manufacturers de-globalize and bring manufacturing back home. Consider identifying pools of talent, a culture and environment, and a continuously evolving talent strategy.  

23. Reduce Friction in Three Areas for Your Manufacturing Customers

23. Reduce Friction in Three Areas for Your Manufacturing Customers

May 4, 2022

Summary: In this episode of The Manufacture Houston Podcast, Mush talks about the three areas that drive friction for your customers and for your business. Making improvements in any (or all) of these areas can improve the customer experience, reduce costs, and increase speed to delivery.

22. Creation and Meaningful Work

22. Creation and Meaningful Work

April 27, 2022

In this episode, Mush talks about how the world is continuing to evolve in a way that is valuing creators. He also talks about what that means for companies. 

21. Create Value for Manufacturing Customers by Reducing Friction

21. Create Value for Manufacturing Customers by Reducing Friction

April 12, 2022

In this episode, Mush talks about how every business has an opportunity to create real value for its customers by reducing friction. Friction includes all the things that make it harder, slower, or messier for customers to do business with us. 

20. The importance of doing the right Discovery

20. The importance of doing the right Discovery

April 4, 2022

We follow a simple three-step process when we begin to develop a manufacturing strategy for a new customer. Start by assessing the market positioning for the client’s product, then identify the winning attributes of the product, and finally, give a high-level consideration to engineering and manufacturing.  

19. Building the First $1M in Revenue

19. Building the First $1M in Revenue

March 29, 2022

Your goal is not to compete. Ever. Your goal is to create a company with zero competitors in a market worth growing in. 

  • This is hand-to-hand combat. 
  • If you can’t get to $ 1 million in 18-24 months, the risk of failure goes up.  
  • It is hard to build a company with revenue sustainably below $ 1 million. 

 

18. Mush Khan on Re-shoring

18. Mush Khan on Re-shoring

March 22, 2022

In this episode of the Manufacture Houston Podcast, Mush Khan talks about the overall concept of reshoring, considerations, decisions, and steps to make re-shoring a reality. 

17. Brian Laney VP Sales at Alert Tech SMT

17. Brian Laney VP Sales at Alert Tech SMT

March 8, 2022

In today’s episode of The Manufacture Houston Podcast, we talk to Brian Laney who is the VP of Sales and Product at Alert Tech SMT a family-owned and run business based in the Houston area. Brian is the son of founder Marge Laney.  

   

Brian takes us through the journey the family took to transform Alert Tech as it navigated the impact of the global pandemic.  

16. Dan Allford of Arc Specialties

16. Dan Allford of Arc Specialties

March 1, 2022

In today’s episode of The Manufacture Houston Podcast, we talk to Dan Allford President of Arc Specialties. Dan takes us through a four decades-long journey from his first robotic project to now leading one of the leading robotic companies in the world.  

15. Mark Gittleman President & CEO at Aegis Aerospace Inc.

15. Mark Gittleman President & CEO at Aegis Aerospace Inc.

February 15, 2022

In today’s episode of The Manufacture Houston Podcast, we talk to Mark Gittleman President & CEO at Aegis Aerospace Inc. Mark describes his journey from being a deep sea diver and oil & gas leader to the CEO of an aerospace company. We also talk about the state of aerospace manufacturing in the Houston area and what the future holds.

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