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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 246: Ultra Consultants


Manufacturers trying to throttle up their internal data systems have many software suppliers to vet, and eventually have to settle on one – but how can you be sure it is the right one. Ultra Consultants is an advisory firm to walk manufacturers through the supermarket of software after discussing their manufacturing needs and wants for modern manufacturing software, as well as help during the installation process. While each software provider has their own internal team or outside implementors to modify the software for each manufacturer’s use, they are focused on their solution. Ultra Consultants is focused on YOUR solution – what do you need, what do you want and how you can achieve it.  Big Difference.  Hear hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady interview Jeff Carr, CEO of Ultra Consultants, and get a powerful infographic that lays out your software options.

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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.


Jeff Carr

Jeff Carr is Founder and CEO of Chicago-based Ultra Consultants, Inc., a leading independent research and enterprise solutions consulting firm serving the manufacturing and distribution industries. Jeff Carr is a sought-after expert and independent voice in enterprise system technology and how those systems can drive business process improvements in the manufacturing and distribution sectors. Jeff’s organizations have helped over 1,200 manufacturing companies transform their business operations. Jeff’s results-focused career spans four decades serving manufacturers. He leads Ultra’s high-impact process improvement programs that leverage today’s technology. Jeff is a graduate of University of Illinois.

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