Episode 334: Manufacturing Matters – Creating An Effective Business Development Strategy

Today’s Episode In this episode of ‘Manufacturing Matters’, Francois Gau, award-winning executive and consultant, discusses the challenges that manufacturing companies face in creating an effective business development strategy in this era of technological, geopolitical and demographic disruption. Francois paints a compelling picture of present-day manufacturing company management by responding to questions about changes in the …

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Episode 332: Manufacturing Matters – A Look Ahead 20 Years

On this episode of Manufacturing Matters, host Cliff Waldman takes a look 20 years into the future of manufacturing. What will drive manufacturing in the years to come? Here’s a hint: Africa. Listen to this episode for all the details!

Episode 331: Manufacturing Matters – An In-depth Look At The Plastics Industry

In this episode, Perc Pineda, Chief Economist of the Plastics Industry Association, discusses the current issues of manufacturing change and disruption as they apply to plastics manufacturing. Perc responds to questions about the plastics manufacturing growth outlook. The interview then turns to product and process innovation. After a discussion of the human capital picture, the …

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Episode 324: Manufacturing Matters – A Closer Look At Automation

In this week’s episode, host Cliff Waldman discusses his thinking and research insights on automation, a phenomenon that is rapidly reshaping manufacturing processes. Cliff offers comments on the incidence of automation investment, the intersection of automation and other types of physical investments and the implications of automation for productivity performance in manufacturing. Cliff lists important …

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Episode 322: Manufacturing Matters – Challenges In The U.S. Auto Industry

In this episode noted auto industry expert Haig Stoddard talks to host Cliff Waldman about challenges shaping the U.S. motor vehicle subsector. After overviewing industry growth prospects, the interview turns to product innovation, with discussion of electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles. Human capital challenges in the U.S. auto industry are considered, most notably the relative …

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Episode 320: Manufacturing Matters – Oxford Economics Director of Global Industry Services Jeremy Leonard

On this episode of Manufacturing Matters, host Cliff Waldman welcomes Jeremy Leonard, Director of Global Industry Services at Oxford Industries to the show to discuss the relationship between R and D, innovation and productivity, the drivers of business investment spending in manufacturing, complementarity or substitutability of business investment and employment and structural technological shifts affecting …

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Episode 317: Manufacturing Matters: The NABE Policy Conference in Washington, DC

This unique episode of ‘Manufacturing Matters’ was recorded from the NABE Policy Conference in Washington, DC. Host Cliff Waldman moderated a session entitled ‘Innovation and the Future Geography of Global Manufacturing’. On the panel was Susan Lund, Partner at the McKinsey Global Institute, Mark Killion, Director of U.S. Industry at Oxford Economics and Ken Voytek, …

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