In this week’s episode, host Cliff Waldman discusses his thinking and research insights on automation, a phenomenon that is rapidly reshaping manufacturing processes. Cliff offers comments on the incidence of automation investment, the intersection of automation and other types of physical investments and the implications of automation for productivity performance in manufacturing. Cliff lists important unanswered questions and concludes by framing the automation policy debate.
Episode 324: Manufacturing Matters – A Closer Look At Automation
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.
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.