Manufacturing industry podcasts are an emerging educational source for business leaders because they can listen to them while multitasking whether commuting, on a jog, or at work. Podcasts are suited for busy professionals with an on-the-go mindset looking to stay current with industry changes and trends.

While manufacturing faces unprecedented challenges s1uch as supply chain disruptions and labor shortages, now is a more opportune time than ever to explore new strategies. Every business leader should prioritize educating themselves on what's happening in their industry so they can continue to make improvements within their organization. Here are a few great manufacturing podcasts to get you started:

1. Auto Supply Chain ProphetsAuto Supply Chain Prophets podcsat cover art

We really can’t predict the future … because nobody can. What we can do, is help auto manufacturers recognize, prepare for, and profit from whatever comes next. Auto Supply Chain Prophets give you timely and relevant insights and best practices from industry leaders.

Recommended Episodes: Supply Chain Leadership: Risk, Resiliency, and Trust, Can the Prophets Really See the Future?

Insight from Listeners: "I absolutely love this podcast, and I’m excited to hear more! I’m currently studying supply chain management in school, and it’s so exciting to see this field in the spotlight. More people need to learn about it, and this podcast shines that light. The hosts have extensive backgrounds in the industry and provide a unique perspective. Hearing their stories is so refreshing and reinforces my interest in the field. If you want to learn more about the automotive supply chain, THIS is the podcast you should be tuning in for!"

The Manufacturing Executive Podcast Cover Art2. The Manufacturing Executive

The Manufacturing Executive podcast explores strategies and experiences that are driving midsized manufacturers forward. You’ll hear conversations with passionate manufacturing leaders who have compelling stories to share about their successes and struggles. You’ll also hear interviews with B2B Sales and Marketing experts about what’s working on the business development front and how to make these ideas actionable. Episodes will feature topics related to industrial marketing and lead generation, manufacturing sales strategy, technology, and industrial sector innovation.

Recommended Episode: Focusing on the Constraint to Drive Meaningful Results, How to Retain Your Manufacturing Workforce w/ Dan Johnston

Insight from Listeners: "I love hearing Joe’s authentic style on this podcast. He interviews real leaders doing the real work and adds real value for the listeners. In this world cluttered with folks trying to grab your attention just to sell their services rather than providing real value to build real relationships leading to real business-to-business value, Joe and the Gorilla 76 team simply stand out above the rest. The Real Deal!"

 

Industrial Talk Scott MacKenzie Podcast Cover Art3. Industrial Talk w/ Scott MacKenzie

Industrial Talk is about celebrating the women and men of the manufacturing industry. Innovative leaders and companies are celebrated because they make people's lives better and are changing the world for the better! These passionate leaders collaborate, innovate, and educate with speed and purpose to positively impact people and communities around the world. Industrial Talk in collaboration with industry and manufacturing leaders addresses topics that include: digital transformation, big data, Industry 4.0, IoT, IIoT, AI, ML, optimization, edge, cloud, asset reliability, maintenance, 5G, sales, marketing, branding, and strategies for success. This is a podcast that is focused on getting stuff done and learning from individuals and companies that have been there and have a track record of success. We celebrate a bright future of the manufacturing women and men dedicated to making our communities and world a better place.

Recommended Episodes: Lew Weiss with the Manufacturing Talk Radio

Insight from Listeners: "Industrial Talk is a must-listen podcast for anyone in (or looking to be in) the industry and manufacturing. As my fellow reviewers can confirm, Scott’s energy and passion for the industry are absolutely infectious. He sparks incredibly insightful and actionable conversations with his expert guests. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!"

 

Making Chips Podcast Cover Art4. Making Chips Podcast for Manufacturing Leaders

MakingChips is hosted by a set of multi-generational manufacturing leaders who are on the factory floor every day, living their lives in the world of manufacturing—they know firsthand that manufacturing can be challenging. Founders Jim Carr and Jason Zenger released their first podcast in late December 2014—releasing over 300 episodes to date, reaching more than 650,000 downloads—all while striving to deliver on their mission, to “equip and inspire the metalworking nation.” In 2019, Nick Goellner, another multi-generational manufacturing leader, joined the MakingChips hosts, bringing the third generation of manufacturing leaders to the table. Join the hosts as they work through industry challenges with leaders.

Recommended Episodes: Get It Before It’s Gone! How to Extract Wisdom from Your Colleagues Before They Retire, Bonus Incentive Plans to Drive Action

Insight from Listeners: "Jason and Jim always do a tremendous job of keeping the metalworking nation informed of new ideas and innovative technologies. They convey the pulse of the industry through their very informative guests. Thanks guys and keep up the great work!"

 

5. The US Manufacturing WorkforceThe US Manufacturing Workforce Podcast Cover Art The U.S. Manufacturing Workforce Podcast Cover Art

This brand new podcast brought to you by MADICORP features conversations with industry leaders about the top workforce challenges impacting manufacturers today such as labor shortages, the skills gap, supply chain disruptions, hiring, retention, labor disputes, and more. The goal is to bring you topical, informative, and actionable discussions that you can implement throughout your organization.

Recommended Episodes: Strategies for Tackling Labor Market Challenges in Manufacturing, A Guide to Better Recruiting: Total Transparency & Top of Funnel Strategies

 

Advanced Manufacturing Now Podcast Cover Art6. Advanced Manufacturing Now

This is a podcast catered to manufacturing professionals. Hear about the latest technology, equipment, processes, and factors impacting today's industry.

Recommended Episodes: Your Key to Employee Retention

Insight from Listeners: "If you’re looking for insights on the ever-evolving manufacturing landscape or looking for practical tips to improve your processes - subscribe now! This podcast is a valuable resource to add to your arsenal to continue to level up your business and stay up to date on the latest innovation and trends. Keep up the great work, Bruce!"

7. Mavens of ManufacturingMavens of Manufacturing Podcast Cover Art

Mavens of Manufacturing is a series of stories from women who are setting new standards in U.S. manufacturing. Mavens aims to inspire and empower younger generations of women to change the world through manufacturing.

Recommended Episodes: Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification with Julia Boswell, Competitiveness in the Manufacturing Sector with Carrie Zethmayr

Hear Her Story Podcast Cover Art8. Hear Her Story

Produced by the Women in Manufacturing® Association, their goal is to support, promote, and inspire women who have chosen a career in manufacturing. Every woman has a unique story to tell and by sharing their stories, they empower one another across all career levels from production to the C-Suite.

Each episode presents incredible women from different roles and industries within manufacturing. Join to learn from their unique expertise and to hear about the experiences that have shaped their careers. 

Recommended Episodes: Evelyn Parks, Shannon Karels 

9. Manufacturing Happy HourManufacturing Happy Hour Podcast Cover Art

Welcome to Manufacturing Happy Hour, the podcast where it gets real talking about the latest trends and technologies impacting modern manufacturers.

Hosted by industry veteran Chris Luecke, each week, they interview makers, founders, and other manufacturing leaders that are at the top of their game and give you the tools, tactics, and strategies you need to take your career and your business to the next level. They go beyond the buzzwords and dissect real-life applications and success stories so that you can tackle your biggest manufacturing challenges and turn them into profitable opportunities.

Recommended Episodes: Reframing Generational Stereotypes in Manufacturing with Rachele Focardi

Insight from Listeners: "This podcast has great tips and tricks for people looking to create new ideas in manufacturing. Very informative!"

Manufacturing Talk Radio Podcast Cover Art10. Manufacturing Talk Radio

Manufacturing Talk Radio is a weekly Talk Radio Podcast broadcast to manufacturers of all sizes across the globe. Show host, Lew Weiss, and co-host, Tim Grady, present breaking manufacturing news and tackle business trends and economic forecasts in manufacturing for small, medium, and large manufacturers across the globe.

Recommended Episodes: Supply Chain Disruption Underscores The Need To Reshore Now, The Current Economic Conditions in Manufacturing

Insight from Listeners: "Lew and Tim bring the curiosity that is manufacturing to the podcast mainstream. Many shows lose motivation and die but this show led by the men in yellow jackets has the discipline to keep going. I look forward to hearing the 500th episode soon."

11. AugmentedAugmented Podcast Cover Art

Augmented brings industrial conversations that matter, serving up the most relevant conversations on industrial tech. Their vision is a world where technology will restore the agility of frontline workers. The audience consists of executives, industry leaders, investors, founders, educators, technologists, academics, process engineers, and shop floor operators across the emerging field of frontline operations.

Recommended Episodes: From Predictive to Diagnostic Manufacturing Augmentation, Manufacturing X Digital

Insight from Listeners: "What better way to keep up with the latest in the world of manufacturing than to hear directly from leaders and innovators shaping the industry. Love hearing Trond’s perspective on innovations in the space and predictions for where the industry is headed. You’re guaranteed to learn something new every episode - can’t recommend Augmented enough."

Mindfulness Podcast Cover Art12. Mindfulness Manufacturing

This show is about providing listeners with real stories that come from a place of experience, transparency, and authenticity. Most importantly it’s about what we learn from these stories and applying Mindfulness in our everyday work and personal lives.

Their intention is to create an environment where people can learn through open honest discussions on how to apply Mindfulness. Although these experiences and stories come from time in a manufacturing environment hence the title “Mindfulness Manufacturing”, discussions and topics are relatable to any organization or profession.

Recommended Episodes: Embracing Connections, Collaboration, and Even Competition with Thom Singer

Insight from Listeners: "I have had the pleasure of working with all 3 of these gentlemen in some capacity or another in a Manufacturing environment. This podcast hits home on all levels and is as genuine as it gets. Very insightful and to the point."

EHS on TapEHS on Tap podcast cover art

EHS On Tap is an environmental, health, and safety podcast by BLR. On each episode of EHS On Tap, host Jay Kumar will discuss emerging legal, regulatory, and policy issues with industry experts and the impacts on everyday environmental and safety professionals. EHS On Tap runs the gamut of contemporary environmental issues including water, air, and waste as well as covers a wide variety of safety issues.

Recommended Episodes: Dealing with Workplace Violence and the Return to Work

Insight from Listeners: "I do a lot of safety compliance with a mix of environmental. This is a great podcast on relevant and timely issues that matter to me and my company."

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