A Practical Podcast

For results-driven manufacturers that want to become even better leaders and problem solvers anytime anywhere.

Creating a Kaizen Culture

Mario Calvo
Manufacturers Alliance Podcast Ep. #86

Getting people to want to change can feel impossible at times, but with a few practical tools you can be on your way to developing a Kaizen (change for the better) culture!

Reducing Rejects and Rework

Chad Moertl
Manufacturers Alliance Podcast Ep. #85

On this week’s episode Chad Moertl shares how you can build quality at the source and give the customer exactly what they want!

Coachability: The Leadership Superpower

Kevin Wilde
Manufacturers Alliance Podcast Ep. #84

In this special bonus episode, Kevin Wilde discusses his new book Coachability and how it will help you minimize your blind spots and maximize the positive impact you can have on others.


How to Decrease New Hire Turnover Rates

Dan West
Manufacturers Alliance Podcast Ep. #83

In this week’s Podcast episode, Dan West with Blue Key Media discusses how having a realistic job preview video can help you attract the right people for the right role, and decrease turnover.


Optimizing Resources & Eliminating Waste

Kara Slocum
Manufacturers Alliance Podcast Ep. #82

Kara Slocum, head Of Operations for Artistic Finishes discusses her high mix low volume operation, the types of waste they are up against, what causing it, what they’ve done to remove it as well as lessons learned along the way.

Driving Quality and Quantity of Improvements

Thanh Osmancevic
Manufacturers Alliance Podcast Ep. #81

It can be hard to get the best of both worlds, where you’ve got a team of people working on daily improvements as well as taking steps towards big improvements. But with the right mindset, motivation, and vision, you will have the same success as our guest Thanh Osmancevic, from GN ReSound!

Leading Leaders & Upcoming Trends in Continuous Improvement

Nate Aguilar, Matt Colby, Greg Flint, and Kirby Sneen
Manufacturers Alliance Podcast Ep. #80

This episode was recorded LIVE at our Peer Group Mega Meeting and includes executive perspectives from Nate Aguilar, Matt Colby Greg Flint, and Kirby Sneen.

2022 Top Takeaways

Kirby Sneen
Manufacturers Alliance Podcast Ep. #79

We take a look back at this year’s explosive growth, and remember some of our best guests as they help everyone in the community overcome some of the biggest problems they face.

5 Why: The Ultimate Tool to Get to the Root Cause

Peter Fritsche
Manufacturers Alliance Podcast Ep. #78

A problem well defined is a problem half solved. Enjoy this week’s episode featuring Peter Fritsche, as he shares how The 5 why method can help you get to the root cause without jumping to conclusions.

Overcoming Material Delivery Delays

Kat Perron
Manufacturers Alliance Podcast Ep. #77

From supply lines down, to high demand and competition, if you’ve experienced material delivery delays you won’t want to miss Kirby’s conversation with Supply Chain leader Kat Perron!