Made in America Series

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Tune in as leaders of manufacturing companies share with Ari Santiago how they overcame business challenges and found new ways to excel.

Building relationships: Jacob Litke, Skillcraft Machine Tool Company

Business is all about relationships, even in specialized tool manufacturing!

In this episode, Ari and Jacob Litke talk about the relationships that have grown Skillcraft Machine Tool. Jacob tells Ari about the successful ownership transition from his Father as well as his relationships with employees. He discusses the success of their apprenticeship program as well. 

 

Ari and Jacob also dig into what Lean Manufacturing means in a low-mix, high volume setting - and it's pretty different than what we've heard from a lot of other manufacturers!

We learn something new from every podcast episode!

Jacob's favorite business book:

Traction: Get A Grip On Your Business, Gino Wickman

 

Company Website: https://skillcraftmachine.com/ 

Company LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/skillcraft-machine-tool-company-inc.

Company Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063638154652

Company Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skillcraft_machine_tool/ 

Jacob's LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacob-litke-06151134/

 

Ari Santiago, CEO, CompassMSP

Company Website: https://compassmsp.com/

Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MadeinAmericaPodcast

Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/made-in-america-podcast-with-ari

Company YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/MadeinAmericaPodcastwithAri

Ari's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/asantiago104/

 

Podcast: made in america

produced by Miceli Productions: https://miceliproductions.com/

 

Ari and Jacob discuss:

Family business

Apprenticeships

Toolmakers

High-Mix, Low-Volume manufacturing

Succession planning

Lean manufacturing

 

 

 

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