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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 567: Finding the Hidden Carriers in a Tight Transportation Market

Michael Nervick, Founder and CEO of Sleek Technologies ( discusses how companies can reduce their transportation costs with software the reveals the small or independent carriers behind the scenes that the big lines use, and ways to book transit while saving 18-20%.
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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.


Michael Nervick

Michael Nervick is the CEO and founder of Sleek Technologies which is impacting the transportation industry by providing smart solutions that simplify logistics. He learned the business as a successful carrier sales rep at American Backhaulers (ABH), later acquired by C.H. Robinson. In 2003, Mike founded his own successful freight brokerage, Advantage Freight Network (AFN), growing it to over $170M. Mike then founded Sleek Fleet in 2017, which is now Sleek Technologies. As a broker insider, Mike saw first-hand how antiquated the freight procurement process was for manufacturers, retailers and distributors. Therefore, Sleek Technologies developed technology, powered by AI, to optimize the freight procurement process resulting in truckload savings, industry-best OTD, and actionable rate data for large shippers. Mike graduated from University of Wisconsin with a degree in Political Science and has a master’s degree in Business from University of Chicago.

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