Modern Machine Shop Podcast Features Janus Motorcycles Hyper-local Supply Chain
March 29, 2023
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We are pleased to announce the release of a new episode of Modern Machine Shop Magazine’s “Made In America Podcast” featuring Janus Motorcycles and our network of hyper-local suppliers. Brent Donaldson, Editor-in-Chief at Modern Machine Shop Magazine, spent the morning with Janus founder, Richard Worsham, on the daily “Milk Run”, dropping off and picking up parts around Janus’ home county of Elkhart, Indiana.
Modern Machine Shop magazine is based in Cincinnati, Ohio and was founded in 1928. It is the leading publication and media brand in North America devoted to CNC machining. To report on the ways CNC machining technology is advancing and succeeding, their staff travels the world exploring the ways job shops, contract shops and captive operations use machining equipment, processes and strategies to become more effective and efficient. MMS combines unprecedented editorial access to manufacturing facilities with decades of experience to provide long-form content that is both insightful and impactful.
“Most of the parts that go into Janus motorcycle come from supplies located within just a few miles of Janus headquarters in Goshen, Indiana. Several of these suppliers are Amish, and several others have ties to the RV industry that dominates employment throughout the region. One critical component of Janus motorcycles, however — the engine — is sourced from China. This is the story of how a hyper-local supply chain lives alongside an outsourcing strategy at a distinctly American manufacturer.”
Listen to the episode below or wherever you find your podcasts!