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About The Flagship Reports

The Flagship Reports with Dr. Chris Kuehl is both an “Officer of the Watch” briefing of economic conditions and an Executive Briefing on specific situations impacting those conditions.  Written and presented by the officers of Armada Corporate Intelligence, Dr. Kuehl lightens up the mood of sometimes distressful geoeconomic news and with a bit of humor.  The podcast also includes information from the Armada Strategic Intelligence System (ASIS), a tool for durable goods manufacturers that dives deep into the sector each month to provide more than 95% accurate near-term forecasts.

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Monthly Series: Manufacturing Matters with Cliff Waldman

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. Tune in on the last Tuesday of every month to hear the latest episode!

Monthly Series: Moser on Manufacturing

The U.S. share of global manufacturing has shrunk from about 50% in 1945 to 17% in 2018. We sacrificed our manufacturing economy to help developing countries achieve middle class incomes and democracy. Unlike competitor countries, we failed to establish an industrial policy. Currently, at least half of what we consume in the United States is imported, with major supply chain gaps such as PPE, chips and rare earth minerals. We are severely dependent on other countries, including potential adversaries. How did this trend occur? What success have we had since 2010 in reversing the decline? What needs to be done to restore self-sufficiency, to reestablish U.S. supply chains? How can companies engage and benefit? What does the U.S. government need to do to level the playing field? What tools and resources does the Reshoring Initiative provide. Get answers.

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Episode 657: Save Money. Use A Search Firm.

Join Ben Talbert with Better Than Found (www.btfsearch.com) as he discusses how a search firm works for its clients and candidates to find the most suitable fit at a cost much less than a wrong hire. Hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady ask Mr. Talbert how his firm finds and places the right people in…

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Special Guest: Ben Talbert

Episode 656: The ISM Hospital Report

Pandemic Pockets Exist but New Challenges Plague the Hospital Industry Nancy LeMaster, committee chair for the Institute for Supply Management’s Hospital Purchasing Managers Report on Business(R) updates Manufacturing Talk Radio on aspects of the hospital industry struggling from Covid, the War in Ukraine, labor and supply chain challenges that still exist within the industry and…

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Special Guest: Nancy LeMaster

Episode 655: The April 2022 Services ISM Report On Business

Anthony Nieves, Committee Chair for the ISM’s Services Report on Business® discusses the latest report.

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Special Guest: Anthony Nieves

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March 2022 Manufacturing ISM Report On Business

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Biden Admin Announces Requirements for U.S. Made Steel, Iron for Infrastructure

Last week, the Biden administration took a key step toward ensuring that federal dollars will support U.S. manufacturing with a new set of requirements for how projects funded by the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package…

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Dr. Chris Kuehl

Dr. Christopher Kuehl (Ph.D.) is a Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence and one of the co-founders of the company in 1999. He has been Armada’s economic analyst and has worked with a wide variety of private clients and professional associations in the last ten years. He is the Chief Economist for the National Association for Credit Management and is on the Board of Advisors for their global division – Finance, Credit and International Business. He prepares NACM’s monthly Credit Managers Index. He is the Economic Analyst for the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association and writes their bi-weekly publication, Fabrinomics, which details the impact of economic trends on the manufacturer.

Chris is the chief editor for the Business Intelligence Briefs, distributed all over the world by business organizations and he is one of the primary writers (with Keith Prather) for the Executive Intelligence Briefs. He also makes close to a hundred presentations each year to business and industry associations in the US and overseas. He is on the Board of the Business Information Industry Association in Hong Kong and serves as a resource for the media and for many trade publications.

Chris has a doctorate in Political Economics and advanced degrees in Soviet Studies and Asian Studies and was a professor of international economics and finance for over 15 years prior to starting Armada.

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