A Practical Podcast

For results-driven manufacturers that want to become even better leaders and problem solvers anytime anywhere. Updated regularly with new episodes and implementation guides.

Implementing 5S

Kirby Sneen
Manufacturers Alliance Podcast Ep. #35

Join Kirby as he talks about 5S – What it addresses, the steps to implement it, the barriers you should expect and how to overcome these barriers.06

Onboarding New Employees

Gayle Noakes
Manufacturers Alliance Podcast Ep. #34

Gayle Noakes joins the latest episode of the podcast to talk about how you can address not having enough time to onboard new employees, lack of resources and not having an onboarding process that makes people feel welcome and want to stay.

Supporting Your Suppliers – Part 2

Ruzana Glaeser
Manufacturers Alliance Podcast Ep. #33

In this episode of the podcast, Ruzana Glaeser joins Kirby to talk about several problems suppliers have faced over the last 12 months and what you can do to overcome them.

Supporting Your Suppliers – Part 1

Ryan Andersen
Manufacturers Alliance Podcast Ep. #32

In this episode of the Podcast, Kirby talks to Ryan Anderson about Supply Chain partnerships and several practical strategies that will help you reduce the risk and increase the reliability that they bring.

Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Melissa Sawin
Manufacturers Alliance Podcast Ep. #31

Melissa Sawin joins this episode of the podcast to talk about creating a culture of continuous improvement: how to overcome a lack of leadership engagement, organizational complacency and management systems

Developing a Safety Culture

Brad Kramer
Manufacturers Alliance Podcast Ep. #30

In Episode 30, Kirby talks to Brad Kramer about the barriers most companies face to creating a safety culture and four practical ways you can overcome them and sustain the results. For documents referenced in Podcast, please email monicas@mfrall.com.

Building a Tech Savvy Team

Tom Goettl
Manufacturers Alliance Podcast Ep. #29

In Episode 29 of the Manufacturers Alliance Podcast, Tom Goettl, Vice President of Konik PrimeStaff talks with Kirby about recruiting and retaining technical talent.

Working with Different Personalities

Jens Hagstrom
Manufacturers Alliance Podcast Ep. #28

Jens Hagstrom from Boston Scientific is on this episode of the podcast, talking about why so many people are interested in personality, and how you can get better results as a team when you leverage the strengths and overcome typical blind spots of different personalities.

Developing Metrics That Matter

Scott Bliss
Manufacturers Alliance Podcast Ep. #27

Metrics help drive us, help motivate us and connect our work to the mission of the company.  Join Scott Bliss and Kirby Sneen as they talk about the value that good metrics bring.

Top Takeaways of 2020

Kirby Sneen
Manufacturers Alliance Podcast Ep. #26

Join Kirby as he reviews the top best practices that he discussed on the Manufacturers Alliance Podcast this year.

Catch the full episodes he features:
Ep. 10 – Capturing Tribal Knowledge
Ep. 14 – Getting to the Root Cause
Ep. 13 – Mistake Proofing
Ep. 4 – Leading Through a Crisis