47 episodes

Over the last century, manufacturing has undergone many changes. And, now, the manufacturing industry is experiencing another revolution. Featuring conversations from the field, Shifting Gears highlights manufacturers, consultants, and industry experts from the modern world of manufacturing. Join us each quarter, as we share the latest news, trends, technology, and expert insights to help manufacturers thrive in today’s economy.

Shifting Gears CMTC

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    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Over the last century, manufacturing has undergone many changes. And, now, the manufacturing industry is experiencing another revolution. Featuring conversations from the field, Shifting Gears highlights manufacturers, consultants, and industry experts from the modern world of manufacturing. Join us each quarter, as we share the latest news, trends, technology, and expert insights to help manufacturers thrive in today’s economy.

    What is Zero Clear All About?

    What is Zero Clear All About?

    Episode 3 features Ernie Edmonds, Sr. Managing Consultant of Cyber Physical Security Services at CMTC. Ernie explains what Zero Clear is, where it came from, and how it’s structured. In addition, Ernie debunks the common misconception that data security is a “big company” problem and discusses warning signs that an attacker may have access to a company’s data. Ernie concludes the conversation by offering suggestions for how SMMs can help secure their data as well as how they can better educate their employees to prevent attacks.

    • 55 min
    Managing the Cybersecurity Practices of IT Providers

    Managing the Cybersecurity Practices of IT Providers

    Episode 2 features Dr. Ron McFarland, Sr. Consultant of Cyber Physical Security Services at CMTC. Ron discusses what a third-party IT provider is, the services they typically provide, and why they tend to be prime targets for cyber attacks. Ron goes on to explain the ways SMMs can make sure they’re hiring the right provider, red flags to look out for, and tips to ensure their IT provider is following best practices.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Exploring Ransomware Prevention and Recovery

    Exploring Ransomware Prevention and Recovery

    Episode 1 features Buzz Thomas, Managing Consultant of Cyber Physical Security Services at CMTC. Buzz explains what ransomware is, where it comes from, and who is most at risk of an attack. Buzz also explains the most common ways ransomware hackers gain access to SMMs’ networks as well as tools available to SMMs to help them increase their level of security.

    • 37 min
    Shifting Gears Season Ten Trailer

    Shifting Gears Season Ten Trailer

    Season Ten of Shifting Gears deep-dives into cybersecurity topics: ransomware, third-party IT providers, and Zero Clear. Shifting Gears’ host Gregg Profozich is joined by subject matter experts to explore each of this season’s topics.

    • 2 min
    Providing Higher Quality Jobs to Attract Higher Quality Workers

    Providing Higher Quality Jobs to Attract Higher Quality Workers

    Episode 3 features NIST Baldrige Performance Excellence Program Manager Dr. Kelly Welsh and CMTC Quality Practice Lead Eliot Dratch. Kelly and Eliot explain what the “Job Quality Toolkit” is, its connection to the Baldrige Excellence Framework, and how it can help manufacturers attract and retain high-performing employees. Kelly and Eliot then detail the eight drivers of job quality that turn a routine occupation into a high-quality job where your employees feel respected, valued, and important.

    • 53 min
    Advancing Your Business’s Digital Journey: The Importance of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

    Advancing Your Business’s Digital Journey: The Importance of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

    Episode 2 features Pandora Ovanessian, Senior Technology Consultant at CMTC. Pandora explains what enterprise resource planning (ERP) is, how it works, and its evolution over the years. In addition, Pandora discusses common signs that point to an organization needing technology improvements and explores what a roadmap for digital transformation looks like.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Cheesegromit ,

Reshore America! Great podcast! Do more!!

Learned so much- thank you to the CMTC host Gregg for a super informative interview packed with resources for any small manufacturer. As a California small manufacturer I found this a “must listen” - and am subscribed for more! Jessica

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