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Episode 236: If Manufacturing is at 60.8, listen at 12 EST where Non-Manufacturing is heading

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Manufacturing is at one of the strongest places it has been since 2004. Now hear where non-manufacturing is heading in this live interview with Anthony Nieves, committee chair of the Non-Manufacturing Report on Business(R) issued by the Institute for Supply Management this morning as hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady discuss the key factors that create the index number for this industry segment. Non-manufacturing comprises about 70% of business across America, from mining to retail, and construction to business services. Following these index numbers will clear up the clouds in your crystal ball.  Tune in at Today at 12 EST


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.


Anthony Nieves

Anthony S. Nieves, CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P., CFPM

Chair, ISM® Business Survey Committee
Five Star Home Health, Inc.
Convergence Investments, LLC

8616 La Tijera Blvd., Suite 408
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: 310-642-0026
Fax: 310-642-9202
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Anthony Nieves is the Chief Executive Officer of a Home Health Agency – Five Star Home Health, Inc. As a leading home health care agency in Southern California, Five Star Home Health, Inc., provides comprehensive medical care and support for patients with chronic diseases and post-acute care needs. Additionally, he is the Principal of Convergence Investments, LLC – a diverse investment strategy company with a concentration in the services sector. Included in this are supply management consulting, healthcare and hospitality management.

Nieves is also the former Chief Procurement Officer and Senior Vice President of Supply Management for Hilton Worldwide. Nieves and was responsible for end-to-end supply management services and solutions for all properties within the Hilton portfolio. A purchasing and supply management veteran for 25+ years, Nieves’ past experiences include wholesale distribution and full service restaurant management.

A recognized leader within the supply management and hospitality industries, Nieves is the 2010 recipient of the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award which is presented annually to an individual who has made a major contribution to the profession, to the Institute for Supply Management, and to his or her community. Contributions include leadership, influencing the positive recognition of the profession, publishing and teaching. It is the highest award that can be conferred by Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®).
Nieves serves as the chair for Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee for the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®). In this role he facilitates the analysis for the monthly Non-Manufacturing Report on Business. He is the past chair of the board of directors for ISM and is the Chair Emeritus for the Purchasing Manager’s Executive Study Group of the National Restaurant Association (NRA). Nieves is the past chairperson of The Conference Board’s Purchasing and Supply Leadership Council. The council consists of 35+ chief procurement officers representing various fortune 500 companies. Additionally, he is a past Board Trustee for the Center for Advanced Procurement and Supply Research (CAPS Research), an independent global research organization.

Nieves holds the titles of Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) and Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (A.P.P.) through ISM and Certified Foodservice Purchasing Manager (CFPM) through the National Restaurant Association. Nieves is a frequent speaker to major national and international organizations Nieves earned a Bachelor of Science degree in hospitality, travel and tourism management from Florida International University

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