23 episodes

World events and industry trends have made one thing clear — it’s not whether you can adapt, it’s how quickly you can adapt. The winners will drive change while the losers will be defined by it. Conquering Chaos is the show that connects you to real manufacturing leaders who are defining the future of manufacturing today.
Conquering Chaos is sponsored by Parsable. Parsable is committed to helping manufacturers just like yourself streamline their manufacturing operations by dumping the endless binders of SOPs and go paperless. Interested in learning more about Parsable? Get a quick 15-minute demo or request a free 30 day trial when you mention Parsable30 in the comment section.

Conquering Chaos: A Show for Manufacturing Leaders Parsable

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    • 4.9 • 75 Ratings

World events and industry trends have made one thing clear — it’s not whether you can adapt, it’s how quickly you can adapt. The winners will drive change while the losers will be defined by it. Conquering Chaos is the show that connects you to real manufacturing leaders who are defining the future of manufacturing today.
Conquering Chaos is sponsored by Parsable. Parsable is committed to helping manufacturers just like yourself streamline their manufacturing operations by dumping the endless binders of SOPs and go paperless. Interested in learning more about Parsable? Get a quick 15-minute demo or request a free 30 day trial when you mention Parsable30 in the comment section.

    The Secret Formula for Continuous Improvement w/ Ray Ardahji

    The Secret Formula for Continuous Improvement w/ Ray Ardahji

    Continuous improvement is the backbone of an organization's longevity. 
    Without innovation and an incentive for change, the risk of collapse climbs.
    But it’s not enough to implement a change — you must equip workers at all levels with the knowledge, skills, and expertise required to sustain change.
    Ray Ardahji, Managing Director at MICHIANA LEAN TECH, LLC, knows this better than anyone after over 30 years of helping companies pivot and grow into new systems.
    He is also passionate about employee engagement and has built reliable processes to support the crucial elements of successful transitions.
    How does he do it?
    In this episode, we discuss: 
    What people get wrong about Continuous improvement
    The Formula for Change
    Implementing and sustaining new systems/process


    Learn more about Ray’s mission and services at MICHIANA LEAN TECH, LLC and check out his breakdown of the Eight X Factors Recommended for A Successful Outcome.
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    • 57 min
    Supply Jane & Fifo: Getting Younger Generations Interested in Supply Chain

    Supply Jane & Fifo: Getting Younger Generations Interested in Supply Chain

    Data is essential to the supply chain process, but it's not everything.
    It’s a tool to be leveraged by the people who ultimately make the decisions. After all, data without business context is meaningless, or even worse, misleading.
    Megan Preston Meyer, writer and publisher at Preston Meyer Publishing, is an expert in supply chain analytics and a proponent of finding the right balance between data and insight.
    She’s also a key player in attracting the next generation to manufacturing. 
    How is she doing it? A children’s book series that follows the adventures of Supply Jane and her dog FIFO. 

    In this episode, we discuss:
    The role of analytics in the supply chain
    What many people working in supply chain get wrong
    Best practices for dealing with data
    How story can attract younger generations to supply chain careers


    Learn more about the adventures of Supply Jane and FIFO at https://supply-jane.mailchimpsites.com

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    • 43 min
    The State of the Connected Frontline Manufacturing Worker

    The State of the Connected Frontline Manufacturing Worker

    During this prolonged labor shortage in the manufacturing industry, there’s been a lot of talking ABOUT frontline workers, but not a lot of talking TO frontline workers. 
    Recently, Parsable sought to fix that.
    In this episode (adapted from a previously recorded webinar), Jaime Urquidi, Manufacturing Industry Lead at Parsable, joins host Josh Santo to break down the results from a survey that reached 1,400 self-identified frontline manufacturing workers across five different countries.
    We discuss:
    Why we need to invest in more digital tools for frontline workers
    The consistency of inefficient workflows and communication processes
    How the pandemic has given frontline workers a greater sense of pride about their jobs


    Mentioned during the episode:
    International Frontline Workers Survey Webinar  
    Find out what frontline manufacturing workers want
    Gen Z’s Perception of Manufacturing 


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    • 44 min
    Meet the Next Gen of Manufacturers: Tu Cao

    Meet the Next Gen of Manufacturers: Tu Cao

    It’s no secret that manufacturing and industrial organizations are struggling to recruit and retain millennials and Gen Z workers.
    As an aging workforce nears retirement, it has become an urgent issue with companies scrambling to fill these positions.
    So the million dollar question is: How can we attract the next generation to manufacturing?
    To answer it, we’re talking to Tu Cao, Operational Excellence Deputy Manager at olam food ingredients. She’s a member of this new generation, and in this episode, she shares what piqued her interest in manufacturing and what the industry needs to understand in order to bring in a younger workforce.
    Topics covered:
    How to get more kids interested in becoming builders
    Misperceptions about working in manufacturing
    Advice for anyone interested in pursuing a manufacturing career
    Advice for companies looking to attract young workers  


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    • 33 min
    Worker Retention — It's Not Rocket Surgery w/ Jim Parker

    Worker Retention — It's Not Rocket Surgery w/ Jim Parker

    No matter what buzzword is being used to describe it—from the great resignation to the grey tsunami—the fact of the matter is that many industries are struggling to recruit and retain frontline workers.
    Manufacturers are struggling to meet the demands of today with less resources than yesterday.
    The focus of this episode is on what you can do about it.
    Jim Parker, Corporate Director Quality & Operational Excellence at Inline Plastics, joins the show to talk about the employee engagement initiative he recently led and the employee retention tactics every manufacturer can take back to their factories.
    We discuss:
    Leading an initiative focused on employee engagement
    Uncovering areas to improve in employee data
    4 key areas to focus efforts
    The impact of engagement efforts  


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    Jocko Podcast 
    Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin  


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    People Solve Problems: An Interview w/ Jamie Flinchbaugh

    People Solve Problems: An Interview w/ Jamie Flinchbaugh

    Have you ever wondered what you need to do to empower your people to use their creativity and unique perspective to tackle issues and implement sustainable solutions?

    If you have, this is the episode you’ve been waiting for.

    Jamie Flinchbaugh, Founder of JFlinch and Co-Founder of the Lean Learning Center and author of the book People Solve Problems, joins the show to explain what organizations need to have in place to make that vision a reality.

    We discuss:
    Clearly defining the problem that needs to be solved
    Shaping and measuring a culture of problem-solving
    The value of coaching



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    The World Economic Forum
    People Solve Problems by Jamie Flinchbaugh 


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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

Cinnamon Denise ,

Yes!

Highly recommend this listen.

denlingers ,

Innovative + Transparent

Conquering Chaos is an innovative and enlightening show. Josh asks insightful questions that drive to the heart of an issue and the solutions that will keep us moving forward.

Bill Reed ,

Excellent!

Check this one out. If you are in manufacturing, you should be listening to this podcast!

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