Jim Quinn knows a thing or two about successfully scaling companies. Throughout his long career as an operations leader, Jim has optimized supply chains for profitable growth at companies like Apple, FitBit, and Applied Materials, just to name a few.
Jim is now the CEO at Plethora, a company that provides flexible Manufacturing as a Service options for making custom parts in as fast as 3 days. In this episode, we discuss how Plethora’s novel software automates the quoting, DFM, and CAM processes for manufacturers looking to bring their CAD files to life quickly and economically through precision CNC machining. Beyond Plethora, Jim shares some of his best operations & supply chain lessons with stories and strategies from all points of his career. From Buddhism to cucumber-basil gimlets, this episode has it all.
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- Plethora, a custom precision CNC parts manufacturer that utilizes its own novel software to automate the quoting, DFM, and CAM processes to turn CAD files into physical products in as fast as 3 days
- What the Rise of Reshoring Means for Your Bottom Line, an blog post by Jim Quinn written April 2020
- Mauna Loa Club, a no-frills dive bar in San Francisco
- Cucumber & Basil Gimlet, Jim mentioned this go-to cocktail of his at the start of the episode, and this is just one of many recipes available on the internet