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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 499: How to Plan For the Totally Unexpected

On This Episode

Jonathan Karelse, CEO and Co-Founding Partner of NorthFind Management discusses ways to prepare for the unexpected that is almost sure to happen, whether it is a pandemic, a weather system, a strike, or other threats to your business.


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.


Jonathon Karelse

NorthFind Management is a global consultancy of management practitioners with a passion for turning insights into action. We focus on data-led and actionable analysis; in developing clear and scalable processes, proprietary to our client environments; and specialize in forecasting and demand planning; Supply Chain Management including production planning and inventory management; pricing and segmentation analysis; and sales and marketing strategy and analytics.

We are currently engaged in S&OP and Demand Planning analyses, training and implementation for clients with globally-extended supply chains in multiple verticals. Our work in progress spans aerospace, health products, CPG (FMCG), cosmetics, electronics, transportation products, chemical, and heavy equipment. We have worked with such world-class clients as CAT/Finning, HID Global, Molex, Meggitt, Carlisle Group, Coty Cosmetics and Gulfstream Aerospace.

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