Episode 448: Manufacturing Matters – The NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey

On This Episode In this episode, Cliff Waldman, 2020 National Economists Club Board of Governors Chair and CEO of New World Economics, interviews Chad Moutray, the Chief Economist for the National Association for Manufacturers as he presents the results of the latest NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey and places them in the context of his short-term …

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Episode 419: Manufacturing Matters – How The Coronavirus Outbreak Will Effect The Electronics And Semiconductor Industries

On This Episode In this episode, Shawn DuBravac, Chief Economist of IPC, and Falan Yinug, Director of Industry Statistics and Economic Policy at the Semiconductor Industry Association, discuss the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak on the electronics and semiconductor industries. Both guests respond to questions about fundamental price and employment outcomes but also discuss broader …

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Episode 414: Manufacturing Matters: The Lean Manufacturing Paradigm

In This Episode In this episode, Ray Keefe, President of Lean Enterprise Strategies, LLC and former Vice President of Manufacturing for Emerson discusses the Lean manufacturing paradigm. After defining Lean and providing an overview of its progress in US manufacturing, Ray discusses Lean metrics and Lean benefits. He then explains the impact of digitization on …

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Episode 392: Manufacturing Matters: Production Offshoring Is Hurting U.S. Innovation Capacity

Today’s Episode In the show’s 25th episode, Sridhar Kota and Tom Mahoney, both of MForesight: Alliance for Manufacturing Foresight, join host Cliff Waldman to discuss their recent Wall Street Journal Op-ed, in which they argue that production offshoring by US manufacturers is depleting the US of critical innovation capacity. Sridhar and Tom respond to questions …

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Episode 382: Manufacturing Matters – Economic Outlook for Global Growth and Forecast for the US

In this presentation, given at the 2019 ECIA Executive Conference, ‘Manufacturing Matters’ host Cliff Waldman overviews the global economic outlook and its implications for U.S. manufacturing performance. Cliff identifies four concerns for manufacturing-a slowing global economy, the rising risk of recession in the U.S., a chaotic and destabilizing trade battle between the U.S. and China, …

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Episode 379: Manufacturing Matters: An In-depth Look At Enterprise Zones

Today’s Episode In this episode Christopher Hooton, Senior Scholar at the George Washington University Institute of Public Policy and Chief Economist of the Internet Association and Peter Tyler, professor in urban and regional economics in the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge, discuss their newly published paper on the impact of enterprise …

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Episode 375: Manufacturing Matters – The Current Outlook And Evolving Structure of the Indian Economy

Today’s Episode In this episode, Akrur Barua, Economist and Executive Manager with Deloitte, discusses the current outlook as well as the evolving structure of the Indian economy. After commenting on the slowdown in India’s economic growth, Akrur responds to questions about development issues. In doing so, he discusses the role of the manufacturing sector in …

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Episode 373: Manufacturing Matters: Workforce Challenges Faced By Global Manufacturers

Today’s Episode Susan Sweeney, President of GGB, engages in a broad-based discussion of workforce challenges faced by global manufacturers. Dr Sweeney discusses the general U.S. manufacturing human capital problem and then focuses on her specific company issues. She describes a number of the workforce development programs and initiatives at GGB. The final part of the …

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Episode 369: Manufacturing Matters – The Financial Outlook for the U.S. Manufacturing Sector and Much More

Today’s Episode In this episode Michael Ryan, Associate Director at IHS Markit, discusses the current financial picture as well as the financial outlook for the U.S. manufacturing sector. Mike also compares the financial picture in U.S. manufacturing to that of non-manufacturing. Amidst rising fears of a recession, he assesses the preparedness of US corporate balance …

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