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Monthly Series: Manufacturing Matters with Cliff Waldman

Go beyond the mainstream media headlines with Cliff Waldman throughout his series on Manufacturing Talk Radio where he focuses on forces that are catalyzing rapid structural changes in the companies and sectors that comprise the dynamic manufacturing industry. Tune in on the last Tuesday of every month to hear the latest episode!

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Episode 716: Cliff Notes On The Global Manufacturing Picture for October 2022

In this episode of “Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture”, host Cliff Waldman offers the high points of a series of talks that he will be giving on the outlook for the increasingly troubled global economy. He begins by identifying the confluence of forces that have created the most difficult global inflation problem in …

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Episode 710: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for September

In this week’s episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’, host Cliff Waldman introduces the new video format for his show. In this first video episode he offers a discussion of the future of U.S. manufacturing at this time of heightened global economic and geopolitical turmoil. He notes that at least in the …

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Episode 702: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for August

An accumulation of economic, political, and geopolitical problems has brought China to a moment of either significant peril or significant change-or both. The implications for U.S. manufacturers are immense given China’s pivotal role in global growth and global supply chains. Host Cliff Waldman will overview the dynamics that have brought China to this pivotal moment. …

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Episode 692: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for July

In this episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’, host Cliff Waldman reviews the latest look at global population trends from the United Nations. The 2022 report of the UN’s World Population Prospects presents population estimates from 1950 to the present for 237 countries, underpinned by analysis of historical demographic data. Cliff explains …

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Episode 683: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for June

U.S. Manufacturing Is Holding Up, But Stormclouds Are Forming The June episode of Cliff Notes On The Global Manufacturing Picture takes a closer look at how the manufacturing industry is responding to rapidly rising interest rates and the looming threat of a global recession. Don’t miss this data-driven look into global manufacturing’s future.

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New Survey Indicated Major Shift for U.S. Manufacturing

The past two years have been a turbulent time for American manufacturing. Now, with concerns over a recession looming, a new survey seems to indicate a major shift could already be taking place. SAP, a …

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EV Charging Firm Wallbox Opens First U.S. Manufacturing Facility

Electric vehicle charging technology company Wallbox has opened the doors to its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Arlington, Texas. Adding to its other manufacturing operations in Europe and China, the Barcelona-based company said the new …

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Enphase Planning up to Six New Factory Lines in the U.S.

US microinverter manufacturer Enphase has plans to establish four to six new manufacturing lines in the US by mid-2023 as it seeks to take advantage of manufacturing production tax credits contained in the Inflation Reduction …

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Episode 603: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture

As the global economy struggles to recover from the damage caused by an historic pandemic, Chad Moutray, Chief Economist of the National Association of Manufacturers, will once again be Cliff Waldman’s guest on ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’. In this live broadcast Dr. Moutray will give his 2022 forecast for US manufacturing performance…

Episode 586: NABE Conference Summary with Cliff Waldman

On This LIVE Episode of Manufacturing Matters, host Cliff Waldman recaps his experience at the NABE conference including outlook discussions by Fed officials as well as sessions on China, supply chain, and labor shortages.

Episode 578: Cliff Notes On The Global Manufacturing Picture with Cliff Waldman

In this episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’ host Cliff Waldman overviews the growing list of crises and disruptions in the global business environment. These include the delta variant, renewed terrorism threats and escalating cyber attacks. Cliff reviews recent economic and manufacturing data and then considers the manufacturing outlook in light of…

Episode 566: Cliff Notes On The Global Manufacturing Picture with Cliff Waldman

Host Cliff Waldman welcomes special guest Eric Chewning, partner at McKinsey & Company and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy to talk about his Pentagon experience as it relates to industrial policy as well as the manufacturing competitiveness writing that he has done at McKinsey & Company.

Episode 559: Manufacturing Matters with Cliff Waldman

Host Cliff Waldman welcomes special guest Stephen Ezell, Vice President, Global Innovation Policy at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a Washington-DC based technology and economic policy think tank.

Episode 540: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for April 2021

In this episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’ host Cliff Waldman addresses two issues of importance to both the US manufacturing outlook and the broad US economic outlook. He first discusses the reasons that manufacturing growth has been slowing even as overall economic growth may be accelerating. Secondly, in light of concerns…

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