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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 222: The Credit Manager’s Index, at 54.2, and Purchasing Manager’s Index at 59.7, are Not in Sync

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Dr. Chris Kuehl, author of the National Association of Credit Managers ( CMI report (Credit Manager’s Index report) explains why the CMI is not in sync with the PMI, with the CMI showing areas of concern after the robust new orders and purchasing activity of the past several months. Although the CMI has been in a one-month-up and one-month-down cycle in 2017, there are potential positive winds like lower corporate taxes and more consumer discretionary income that could trigger inflation. Tune in to hear what that might mean for the economy in 2018.

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Lewis Weiss

Mr. Lewis Weiss is Host of Manufacturing Talk Radio and President of All Metals & Forge Group, the principal sponsor of the show. He has 60 years in the metals industry as a manufacturer of open die forgings and seamless rolled rings, running a business that sells forged products globally to OEMs, major manufacturers, mid-size first- and second-tier suppliers, and small metalworking companies. Lewis Weiss puts his experience in manufacturing to good use as an expert consultant on various TV and radio programs nationwide.

Tim Grady

Mr. Tim Grady is an Executive Producer and Co-host of Manufacturing Talk Radio. He brings more than 25 years of knowledge as a senior strategist and business advisor to companies of all sizes in more than thirty industries, advising them on revving up revenues, macro and micro marketing, strategic selling, organization optimization, website ergonomics, data mining, and other external or internal factors that can accelerate or impede business operations and net profit.


Chris Kuehl