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Manufacturing Talk Radio is a weekly Talk Radio Podcast broadcast to manufacturers of all sizes across the globe. Show host, Lew Weiss, and co-host, Tim Grady, present breaking manufacturing news and tackle business trends and economic forecasts in manufacturing for small, medium and large manufacturers across the globe.

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Episode 727: The November 2022 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

On this special live episode of Manufacturing Talk Radio hosts, Lew and Tim welcome back Tim Fiore to discuss the latest report. The November Manufacturing PMI® registered 49%. This is 1.2 percentage points lower than the 50.2 % in October. Today’s Manufacturing PMI® figure is the lowest it’s been since May 2020, when it registered 43.5 %. Listen in as …

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Episode 725: Conquering The Crisis In Real Time

Wade Phillips, Managing Director of Seraph, discusses the methods the company uses to stop a crisis from its spiral, stabilizing the situation, establishing sustainability, and then stepping back from what was once the brink.

Episode 724: It’s a Sector-Specific, Country-Centric Recession

Dr. Chris Kuehl, Managing Partner of Armada Corporate Intelligence, discusses the sector-specific, country-centric characteristics as global economies soften and some slip into recession. It won’t be awful for everyone unless another black swan event makes it worse.

Episode 723: Moser On Manufacturing for November 2022

In this episode of Moser On Manufacturing, Harry stresses the importance of consumers communicating to retailers their desire to buy made-in-USA products and that retailers should make it easy to find those products on their shelves. Lew and Harry talk about what defines “made in America” when it comes to the parts used in a …

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Episode 722: Creating Alpha In The Industrial Technology Sector

Nick Santhanam, CEO of the Fernweh Group, an investment company, is adapting an engaged investor and operator model (EIOM) to create alpha in the industrial and industrial technology sector.

Episode 721: Helping Companies Improve Performance Through Technology

Mark Lilly, President and CEO of LillyWorks discusses how to improve manufacturing performance through the application of technology in the world of Industry 4.0, IIoT, Machine Learning, and AI.

Episode 720: The October 2022 Services ISM Report On Business

Anthony Nieves, Committee Chair for the Services ISM Report on Business® discusses the latest report.

Episode 719: The October 2022 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

On this special live episode of Manufacturing Talk Radio hosts Lew and Tim welcome back Tim Fiore to discuss the latest report. The October Manufacturing PMI® registered 50.2%. While this represents a 0.7% dip since September’s PMI of 50.9% we are technically still in expansion territory but inching ever closer to contraction. Listen in as Tim Fiore sheds light …

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Episode 718: Moser On Manufacturing for October 2022

In this episode of Moser On manufacturing, Harry Moser and Lew Weiss discuss a variety of topics as they relate to reshoring including skilled labor and immigration, and how it relates to the challenge of growing the GDP. As Harry explains, in order to grow the GDP, you need to increase the workforce, production, or …

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Episode 717: How Integration Becomes Possible

Frank joins Lew and Tim to discuss machine integrations in manufacturing and why they are possible for small to mid-sized companies.

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 715: The Flagship Reports with Dr. Chris Kuehl

Dr. Chris Kuehl discusses the unusual force driving the U.S. economy that the Fed’s anti-inflation rate increases cannot control.

Episode 714: What Goes Into The Foundation of a Manufacturing Facility?

Precision manufacturing cannot be achieved without a solid foundation. Literally. Principal and Senior Structural Engineer at Larson & Darby Group Bill Waldorf sits down with Lew and Tim to talk about what exactly goes into the structural foundation of a modern manufacturing facility.

Episode 713: The September 2022 Services ISM Report On Business

Anthony Nieves, Committee Chair for the Services ISM Report on Business® discusses the latest report.

Episode 712: The September 2022 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

Tim Fiore, Committee Chair of the ISM’s Manufacturing Report on Business(R) discusses the September 2022 Purchasing Manager’s Index. To read the full report, Click Here

Episode 711: Moser On Manufacturing – IMTS Recap

The International Manufacturing Technology Show, the largest and longest-running industry trade show in the Western Hemisphere. Host Harry Moser was one of the over 86,000 people on hand and gives us his recap of the show.

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 709: Make Your Manufacturing Operations Smarter

Manufacturing Talk Radio welcomes Ara Surenian from Plex, the Smart Manufacturing Platform that connects your people, systems, machines, and supply chains. Lew and Ara discuss Plex’s products which include Enterprise Resource Planning, Manufacturing Execution System, Supply Chain Planning, Production Monitoring and more. Find out how to run your manufacturing operations more efficiently on this episode …

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Episode 708: The Flagship Reports with Dr. Chris Kuehl

Dr. Chris Kuehl talks candidly about world events and their economic impact on business and industry from his perspective at Armada Corporate Intelligence.

Episode 707: ERP Upgrades and Integrations for Manufacturers

Danny White, Lead for ECI’s Manufacturing Product Development Solutions, discusses ERP upgrades and integrations for small and mid-sized manufacturers.

Episode 706: The Latest ISM Hospital Report On Business

Nancy LeMaster, committee chair for the Institute for Supply Management’s Hospital Purchasing Managers Report on Business with the latest report.

Episode 705: The August 2022 Services ISM Report On Business

Anthony Nieves, Committee Chair for the Services ISM Report on Business® discusses the latest report.

Episode 704: The August 2022 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

The August Manufacturing PMI® Tim Fiore, Committee Chair of the ISM’s Manufacturing Report on Business(R) discusses the August 2022 Purchasing Manager’s Index. To read the full report CLICK HERE

Episode 703: Make Your Idea a Real World Product

Jim Orrico, Founder and President of Dream to Product discusses how his company helps move a product concept into the real world through engineering design and manufacturing processes for companies that need to outsource R&D.

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 701: Moser On Manufacturing – Proposing a Goal for U.S. Manufacturing Success

The United States has an approximately $800 billion goods trade deficit. This equals about 40% of actual U.S. manufacturing output. The future state of U.S. manufacturing depends substantially on our success in reducing, rather than further increasing this deficit. Reshoring Initiative Founder Harry Moser and Manufacturing Talk Radio Host Lew Weiss discuss where we should be …

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Episode 700: Conquering Quality

Dereck Williams, founder of DW Consulting, tackles the toughest challenges manufacturing has to offer and applies quality systems to overcome them.

Episode 699: How LeasePlan Makes Leasing Work For Your Company

Ricardo Fonzaghi, Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Director for LeasePlan USA discusses how LeasePlan works with its clients to help them implement fleets or equipment, conserve capital, and ensure that the machinery is installed and works to the best benefit of the client.

Episode 698: The Flagship Reports – The U.S. Economy with Russia in the Mix

Dr. Chris Kuehl, the Managing Partner of The Flagship Reports, discusses the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and how it impacts the U.S. economy.

Episode 697: Amazing Ways Abrasives are Used

Brandon Acker, President of Titan Abrasive Systems, chats about the often overlooked ways abrasives are used in manufacturing, from military vehicles and airplanes to the tips of hypodermic needles, safe uses of abrasives, types of abrasives, and their importance in the adhesion of finishes.

Episode 696: The Latest ISM Hospital Report

Nancy LeMaster, committee chair for the Institute for Supply Management’s Hospital Purchasing Managers Report on Business with the latest report.

Episode 695: The July 2022 Services ISM Report On Business

Anthony Nieves, Committee Chair for the ISM’s Services Report on Business® discusses the latest report.

Episode 694: July 2022 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

The July Manufacturing PMI® at 52.8% Tim Fiore, Committee Chair of the ISM’s Manufacturing Report on Business(R) discusses the July 2022 Purchasing Manager’s Index. Click here to read the full report.

Episode 693: Moser On Manufacturing – Trends In Reshoring

On the latest episode of Moser On Manufacturing, Manufacturing Talk Radio host Lew Weiss and Reshoring Initiative founder Harry Moser discuss the latest trends in reshoring and their impact on the U.S. economy.

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 691: Does Tungsten Touch Your Life?

Lewis Black, CEO of Almonty Industries, discusses the importance of tungsten and the many products that are adversely impacted by the current supply chain disruptions of tungsten sources which are predominantly Russia and China.

Episode 690: The Flagship Reports – Current Economic Currents

Dr. Chris Kuehl, Managing Partner of The Flagship Reports, discusses the current economic currents swirling around in business, industry, and manufacturing, and whether or not there is peril in the waters ahead.

Episode 689: Marketing For Manufacturers

weCreate is a full-service agency that specializes in marketing and website design for manufacturers and B2B companies. Host Lew Weiss sits down with Nate Wheeler to discuss how weCreate uses digital marketing to help manufacturers grow their business in the 21st century. Visit weCreate online: www.wheelerconsultingco.com Contact Nate: nate@wheelerconsultingco.com

Episode 688: Great News for Nurses and Physicians – The ISM Hospital Report

Doctors and nurses could only practice in the state where they were licensed before and throughout Covid.  Now, a new medical compact between states allows doctors to practice in 34 states with a modified licensing process, and nurses can practice in 39 states with a similar licensing process.  These medical compacts between states allow doctors …

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Episode 687: LIVE July 6th at 12 Noon ET – The June 2022 Services ISM Report On Business

LIVE July 6th at 12 Noon ET Anthony Nieves, Committee Chair for the ISM’s Services Report on Business® discusses the latest report.

Episode 686: Tim Fiore says, “Calm down.” – The Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

Tim Fiore says, “Calm down.” Manufacturing Talk Radio reports that the underlying factors of the 53 PMI number are positive when you gain an understanding of the details. To read the full report, CLICK HERE

Episode 685: Moser On Manufacturing – Trends In Reshoring

On the latest episode of Moser On Manufacturing, Manufacturing Talk Radio host Lew Weiss and Reshoring Initiative founder Harry Moser discuss the latest trends in reshoring and their impact on the U.S. economy. Harry discusses some of the surprise effects of reshoring, both environmental and economic, the number of jobs that have been restored, and …

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Episode 684: Unbreakable Glass From Diamonds

Adam Khan, CEO and Founder of AKhan Semiconductor (www.akhansemi.com) discusses growing diamonds for ‘diamond age’ glass applications from unbreakable cell phone glass to thru-the-cockpit canopy sensors.

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.

Episode 682: Is The Air Coming Out Of The Expansion?

Norbert Ore, senior correspondent for Manufacturing Talk Radio discusses the latest Global Survey Insights on the 18 PMI reports from advanced economies around the world. There appears to be a softening in the expansion as if the air is slowly leaking out of the balloon. Listen in to find out why.

Episode 681: The Flagship Reports Launches its Officer of the Watch Podcast

Dr, Chris Kuehl, Managing Partner at Armada Corporate Intelligence, launches The Flagship Reports, an Officer of the Watch briefing on aspects of the general economy, coupled with information from the Armada Strategic Intelligence System (ASIS) for manufacturing. ASIS provides 95% accuracy about conditions in durable goods and where that sector is headed near term. Both …

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Episode 680: Are You Still Creating The Final, Final, Final Version Of Your Product Drawing?

John McEleney is the Co-Founder of Onshape the only Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product development platform that combines CAD, built-in data management, real-time collaboration tools, and business analytics so that individuals can simultaneously work on a drawing together rather than create the Final, Final, Final Revision.

Episode 679: The ISM Hospital Report

Nancy LeMaster, committee chair for the Institute for Supply Management’s Hospital Purchasing Managers Report on Business with the latest report.

Episode 678: The May 2022 Services ISM Report On Business

Anthony Nieves, Committee Chair for the ISM’s Services Report on Business® discusses the latest report.

Episode 677: May 2022 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

Information-packed ISM PMI and Semi-Annual Survey The April Manufacturing PMI® at 56.1% Tim Fiore, Committee Chair of the ISM’s Manufacturing Report on Business(R) discusses both the May 2022 Purchasing Manager’s Index and the ISM’s Semi-Annual Survey in an information-packed presentation of where manufacturing is at and where it appears to be headed. If you need …

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