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Best Manufacturing Industry Podcasts

Best Manufacturing Industry Podcasts

At Umbrex, we help clients maximize value from every aspect of their manufacturing operations. From identifying gaps within the supply chain to implementing Industry 4.0 technologies, our consultants work with organizations to improve their manufacturing technologies, structures, and processes.

Examples of recent projects include:

  • Achieving 7% revenue growth and 32% profit expansion for the fire safety business unit of a manufacturing company through growth strategy
  • Managing the integrations of $3B and $10B acquisitions for a Fortune 100 manufacturer.
  • Capturing $9.5M of operational EBITDA improvement for a plastics manufacturer
  • Consolidating training processes for a $14B global service and clothing uniform provider

To learn more about our work or find a manufacturing consultant, visit our Manufacturing Practice.

Our consultants find that podcasts are an excellent way to remain up to date.

Here are the top podcasts on manufacturing recommended by our members.



Manufacturing Happy Hour by Chris Luecke

Welcome to Manufacturing Happy Hour, the podcast where we get real about the latest trends and technologies impacting modern manufacturers.


Hosted by industry veteran Chris Luecke, each week, we 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. We 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.


Stay Innovative, Stay Thirsty.

The Manufacturing Executive by Gorilla 76

On The Manufacturing Executive podcast, we’ll explore the 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.

Advanced Manufacturing Now by SME Media

SME Media is a leading source for news and in-depth technical information about advanced manufacturing in North America.

The Manufacturing Report by Scott Paul

Manufacturing is having a moment. But what will it actually take to create more blue-collar jobs and strengthen our industrial base? Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul chats with policymakers, manufacturing experts and factory workers to find out.

MAKING CHIPS by Jason Zenger and Jim Car

Welcome to MakingChips –

We believe that manufacturing is challenging, but if you are connected to a community of leaders, you can elevate your skills, solve your problems and grow your business.

Making Chips is a weekly podcast that will EQUIP and INSPIRE MANUFACTURING LEADERS to succeed in the challenging world of manufacturing. Our mission is for the METALWORKING NATION to Think Differently About Manufacturing In Order to Elevate their Game.

Your hosts, Jason Zenger & Jim Carr, own manufacturing businesses and interview other leaders in the metalworking, machining, fabrication, tooling and machine tool industries. We have interviewed successful manufacturing CEOs you may have not heard of and also the biggest names in manufacturing like Titan Gilroy from Titans of CNC, John Saunders from NYC CNC, Mark Terryberry from Haas Automation and others from MakerCast, Sandvik Coromant, Autocrib and more.

Think of us as your virtual community of manufacturing peers to help solve your toughest problems and grow your business.

Manufacturing Tomorrow by The Ohio State University

Manufacturing Tomorrow is a podcast series brought to you by the Ohio Manufacturing Institute at The Ohio State University. Featuring the perspectives of manufacturing leaders, we focus on the advanced manufacturing innovations, solutions and partnerships that exist in our region now and that will propel industry in the future.

Our guests include the unsung heroes of advanced manufacturing, from company C-suite executives and engineers to industry-facing academics, supportive government agencies and regional economic development organizations. Interviews cover the latest topics on products, processes – and groundbreaking relationships –the best manufacturers engage in to infuse entrepreneurialism in their daily operations.

Our mission is simple: to provide a voice to manufacturers to educate the public on the value of manufacturing innovation to the U.S. economy and to showcase how Ohio’s technology resource support providers (e.g., higher education, technical centers, and MEPs) boost advanced manufacturing solutions. We ask guest speakers about catalysts needed to collaborate on manufacturing innovation, how to reduce academic-industry barriers, and technical resources that can truly bolster manufacturing productivity.