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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 675: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture – The U.S. Auto Industry

In this episode, Haig Stoddard, the widely followed auto industry analyst, joins host Cliff Waldman to talk about a range of issues facing the U.S. auto industry. After discussing considerable supply chain problems Haig offers analysis of mounting demand-side pressures including the surge in gas prices and the rapid rise in interest rates.
This is followed by a discussion of the longer-term forces shaping the auto sector including the work-from-home phenomenon, potential migration out of the city centers, and climate change. The episode concludes with analysis of workforce problems in the U.S. auto industry.

Cliff Waldman

Certified Business Economist and member of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE). Go beyond the mainstream media headlines with Cliff Waldman throughout his series on Manufacturing Talk Radio where he focuses on forces that are catalyzing rapid structural changes in the companies and sectors that comprise the dynamic manufacturing industry.


Haig Stoddard

Haig Stoddard has followed the auto industry for over three decades, starting as a reporter, and eventually Managing Editor, for Wards Automotive Reports, then transitioning to automotive market analyst. He has spent most of his career at Wards, with stints along the way at another independent organization forecasting North American vehicle production, and as a vehicle demand analyst at both a major supplier and automaker. Since returning to Wards 10 years ago, he has served as the company’s chief market analyst and forecaster, contributing to several of the information provider’s data products and tools, focusing on market analysis tying together demand, vehicle production and powertrain trends. Currently, he also is spearheading long-term global outlooks for Wards on vehicle connectivity and automated vehicles. He serves on the Federal Reserve Automotive Roundtable and is a member of the Society of Automotive Analysts.

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